Aspen is home to great dining. With everything from fine dining to casual fare, there is something for everyone in Aspen. There are plenty of wonderful patios to enjoy a summer lunch or a apres ski cocktail, and with dinner brings a variety of options from the gourmet to the hole-in-the-wall. Here are a few of our favorite Aspen restaurants, all within walking distance from most locations in Aspen. Snowmass, Basalt, and Carbondale also offer great dining options, from breakfast, to lunch and dinner. Be sure to check out some of those down-valley hot spots as well.
Located at the Little Nell at the base of Aspen Mountain, this is a well known Aspen hot spot. Excellent wine selections offered year round in this casual yet elegant atmosphere. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Phone: (970) 920-4670 www.thelittlenell.com
This historic spot offers a variety of dining options, from the popular J-Bar, to the sunny Garden Terrace, to the casual atmosphere of Jacobs. The Garden Terrace is a great spot in the summer, offering an excellent wine list and great views. Or stop by Jacobs for a refreshing meal prepared with only the finest organic ingredients. (970) 920-1000 www.hoteljerome.com
If you are in the mood for steaks, this is the place to go. Serving only certified Angus beef, this is a steak connoisseurs dream come true. They’re also famous for their tasty crab cakes, as well as other seafood dishes and delicious desserts. (970) 925-6020 www.jimmysaspen.com
High quality food comes together with excellent service to make this an excellent dining experience. The wine selection is second to none, with over 5000 bottles in inventory and a wine list 100 pages long. (970) 925-3835 www.cachecache.com
Great Italian food in a hip setting, this is one of the best après ski spots in town. Be sure to check out all the Italian art which lines the walls. (970) 925-5882 www.mezzalunaaspen.com
Only the finest sushi and most creative dishes. (970) 544-6628 www.nobumatsuhisa.com
The freshest ingriedients come together for an exquisite Italian dining experience. (970) 920-7717 www.campodefiori.net
Excellent sushi dishes, fun patio seating in the summer. (970) 925-8588 www.takahsushi.com
One of the best see-and-be-seen spots located at the base of Aspen Mountain. Open for lunch, après, and dinner. French bistro menu.
Phone: (970) 920-6334 www.thelittlenell.com
Located 11 miles outside Aspen at the base of the Elk Mountain range Pine Creek Cookhouse is the premier Aspen dining experience for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, nature lovers and gourmands. Reservations required: (970) 925-1044 http://www.pinecreekcookhouse.com
Modern American bistro, patio dining, late night menu. Phone: (970) 544-5166 www.elevationaspen.com
Aspen local’s favorite, home-cooked meals and bar-b-q. Lunch and dinner specials. Voted best burger by locals. Phone: (970) 925-1098 www.littleannies.com
Contemporary café, serving breakfast and lunch. Internationally known for their famous Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes. Phone:
(970) 925-1245 www.poppycockscafe.com
Aspen’s oldest historic restaurant and bar established in 1892. 2 daily happy hours; 3pm-6pm & 10pm-12am. Phone: (970) 925-9955 www.redonionaspen.com
Aspen rib house with a national reputation. Voted ‘Best in Colorado’. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Delivery and catering available. Phone: (970) 925-2313 www.hickoryhouseribs.com
Aged beef, fresh fish, deli items and sandwiches to go. Gourmet. Phone:(970) 925-7554
French-American Bistro with casual yet elegant dining room, stunning wine list and charming patio.
Phone: (970) 925-3835 www.cashecache.com
Gourmet pizza, pasta and salads. Lunch and dinner. Full wine lists. Perfect for all types of parties. Phone: (970) 544-4644 www.zqpizza.com
More than just a restaurant or a private club, Casa Tua is a total experience - of unparalleled cuisine, fine art, impeccable service, and of course, amazing company.
Phone: (970) 920-7277 www.casatualifestyle.com
Contemporary Asian Cuisine & World Class Sushi. Fun sushi bar, bustling dining room, hip bar scene. Private Tatami rooms. Extensive wine and sake list. In-home catering, private parties & To-Go's. Phone: (970) 920-2212 www.kenichiaspen.com
Hot food. Cool drinks. Cantina, a great Mexican place. Phone: (970) 925-3663 www.cantina-aspen.com
Authentic Mexican food in a fun, lively atmosphere. Phone: (970) 920-1488 www.sucasaaspen.com
Natural meats and sustainable seafood dishes featuring locally-grown, organic ingredients. Warm, relaxed, informal and delicious.
Phone: (970) 920-9775 www.pacificaaspen.com