Restaurants in Colorado

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

Along the Old West-inspired Main Street in downtown Durango, Ken and Sue Fusco fused two menus from previously owned locations to form this larger version of their eponymous restaurant.

For an intimate dinner, reserve a table at La Marmotte, a 125-year-old former icehouse.

The ski-in availability of the Beaver Creek Resort leads to a winter wonderland of shops, accommodations, and restaurants. Installed in the heart of the resort village, with great views of the public ice skating rink below, sits Toscanini.

Committed to cooking in season with locally available produce, executive chef Mitch Mayers, educated at the Culinary Institute of America in New York City, changes his contemporary American menu regularly.

Drink an açai martini that’s so delicious the bartender has to hide the Brazilian nectar because the staff keeps sneaking off with it.

Located in the mountainous resort area of Keystone, this restaurant services the Ski Tip Lodge with a four-course tasting menu of Colorado-inspired American cuisine. Low ceilings and exposed-wood beams are reminiscent of the building’s era as a stagecoach stop in the 1800’s.

The canine theme of this pub extends from the wall of dog photos to the names of dishes, such as the "Labrador" hamburger. Sandwiches, salads, and pub familiars like hot wings dominate the menu, though there are also dressed-up entrées like the meatloaf with Irish whiskey sauce.

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 tourist trap.

Martini and comfort food hangout.

Set in an old mining cabin, Soupçon covers French cuisine and American comfort foods on its regularly changing menu. Each evening, there are just two seating times in the tiny dining room.

Famous in Aspen for what owner Jimmy Yeager calls “fierce American food,” Jimmy’s is an unpretentious restaurant serving a menu of comfort fare, seafood, and steaks. The dining room has tables with white linens, golden walls, and dark-wood wingback chairs.