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Restaurants in Colorado

Colorado is better known for its freshly powdered slopes and rustic ski resorts than for its cuisine, but Colorado restaurants cater to the state’s diverse tourist crowd with an eclectic mix of dining experiences. These range from haute cuisine served in elegant settings to simple American comfort food served in low-key, laid-back environments. Restaurants in Colorado serve up everything from fine dining to trendy fusion experiences – so after a long day on the slopes, grab a bite at one of these fantastic Colorado restaurants:

At Root Down in Denver, chef Justin Cucci serves up sustainable “field-to-fork” fare with a seasonal menu including fusion delicacies like sweet-potato falafel and hoisin-duck confit sliders – all served in the eccentric atmosphere of a converted gas station. For environmentally conscious travelers, this restaurant is a must; in addition to serving up world-class dishes, Cucci takes the sustainable ethos very seriously. Everything in the restaurant is made with reclaimed materials, and the restaurant operates largely on wind energy.

In Vail, The Tenth does away with traditional ski lodge fare (think bland burgers and soggy nachos), replacing it with delicious, elegant meals like elk Bolognese ziti, pheasant pot pie, or pan-seared halibut with lobster risotto, all served in a casual ski lodge environment. Customers on the go can even order gourmet snacks from a special express menu.

  • 9545 Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Set on Telluride Mountain at the exact elevation for which it’s named, the restaurant turns out rarefied Rocky Mountain dishes, from elk carpaccio ... More
  • Ajax Tavern

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Popular with skiers because of its location at the base of Aspen Mountain, Ajax Tavern is known for its mountain views and bistro fare cooked with ... More
  • Alley House Grille

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At the cozy refurbished 1912 bungalow, you can dine on sesame-crusted ahi or rosemary-lemon-chicken pizzas. More
  • Allred's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Telluride valley and surrounding peaks, Allred's is a 12,000-foot fine dining resturant at the Tellur... More
  • Alpenglow Stube

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Accessed by two gondola rides through the mountains, this German-American restaurant sits at the top of the North Peak, at a height of 11,444 feet.... More
  • Artisan Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located at the Stonebridge Inn, this small restaurant serves globally inspired American cuisine amid panoramic views of the surrounding alpine slop... More
  • Beano's Cabin

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Taking a sleigh ride to a log cabin may feel touristy, but when that cabin features the contemporary culinary creations of Beano's, it's hardly a t... More
  • Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Featured on the Travel Channel’s No Reservations and Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Biker Jims Dogs’s fame reaches far beyond its Five P... More
  • Bistro Vendôme

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Named after an 18th-century Parisian square, Bistro Vendôme is designed to resemble an authentic French restaurant. Housed inside the red-brick Sus... More
  • Black Pearl

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Committed to cooking in season with locally available produce, executive chef Mitch Mayers, educated at the Culinary Institute of America in New Yo... More
  • Blue Moose

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Serving an American-style breakfast and brunch, the Blue Moose has a carved moose at the entrance and a chandelier of multicolored cups and saucers... More
  • Breckenridge Brewery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Richard Squire opened this original location of the Breckenridge Brewery in 1990, and now has five brewpubs throughout Colorado. Beer selections ch... More
  • Café Alpine

    Don't confuse this longtime Breck standby for a been-there, done-that experience; chef Keith Mahoney's ever-changing tapas menu continually reinven... More
  • Café Diva

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } Situated at the base of the S... More
  • Camp 4 Coffee

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The beloved roaster pours scruffy mountaineers their morning cup in a former coal shed plastered with vintage license plates. More

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