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What Are the Best Restaurants in Aspen?

| May 22, 2015 | Food & Drink

From bistros and brasseries to hotels and shacks: Aspen’s finest eateries this summer.

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Whether there’s snow or sun, Ajax Tavern, at the base of Aspen Mountain, is among the most classic joints in town.


If nothing on the expansive, and delicious, morning menu catches your eye, then try the best breakfast buffet in town. 675 E. Durant Ave. 970-920-6330

JusTicE sNow’s
Offers an excellent and diverse breakfast and brunch menu, with Aspen’s best Bloody Mary bar. 328 E. Hyman Ave., 970-429-8192

VicToria’s EsprEsso wiNE Bar & GourMET GraziNG
A local’s favorite coffee shop that offers Australian specialities—plus all things eggs—during “brekkie.” 510 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-3001


The perfect place to relax in the sun—or the pool—with a cocktail after a day of adventuring. 709 E. Durant Ave., 970-429-7839

aJax TaVErN
Après-hike dining and top-notch cuisine on a sun-drenched patio. 685 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-6334

BaNgkok happy BowL
A taste of Thai in the mountains. 300 Puppy Smith St., Ste. 202, 970-925-2527

A lively bar scene, with an Italian kitchen specializing in thin-crust pizzas. 624 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-5882

so café
Dine atop the Art Museum and drink in the breathtaking views. 637 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-8050

whiTE housE TaVErN
Premium sandwiches and salads paired with a fun atmosphere for beers and cocktails. 302 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-925-1007

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At their new Bodega, the Jimmy’s crew complements fresh, incredible seafood with their other obsession: Mexican mezcal.


BB’s kiTchEN
Sophisticated international offerings on an enormous secondstory patio with arm’s-reach mountain views. 525 E. Cooper Ave., 970-429-8284

Bia Hoi
Asian-inspired cuisine with an upbeat atmosphere. 110 Carriage Way, Ste. 3101, 970-429-8796

Aspen’s own French brasserie, complete with checkered tile floors and all. 411 S. Monarch St., 970-925-2838

Crêperie du Village
Aspen’s comfy and approachable crêperie and fondue spot. 400 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-925-1566

All upscale American, and all really good. 205 S. Mill St., Ste. 2, 970-925-6020

pyramid Bistro
A nutritarian restaurant that will make you forget about meat. 221 E. Main St., 970-925-5338

A relaxed, Provencal-style bistro with a warm ambience and long wine list. 216 S. Monarch St., 970-920-2555

steak house No. 316
A fine dining steakhouse with options of poultry and seafood. 316 E Hopkins Ave., 970-920-1893

treCeNto quiNdiCi deCaNo
Travel no farther than the St. Regis Aspen to lose yourself in Italian cuisine. 315 E. Dean St., 970-920-3300

Wild Fig
A cozy dining room in the center of town serving dishes from all over Western Europe. 315 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-5160

Channel the famed champion ski racer Zeno Colò with Italian fare at the base of Aspen Mountain. 501 E. Dean St., 970-429-8588

Night Cap

aspeN BreWiNg CompaNy
This local’s hangout is the only brewery in town, with a mountainview taproom and live music. 304 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-920-2739

Hops Culture
Happy hour specials, a diverse food menu, and an incredible selection of beer, new to the Hyman Mall. 414 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-4677

An Aspen standby with upscale American fare and a huge tequila and mezcal bar, with varieties for every palate. 205 S. Mill St., Ste. 2, 970-925-6020

Find one of Aspen’s favorite, and most classic, bar scenes at the Hotel Jerome. 330 E. Main St., 970-429-7674

Jimmy’s Bodega
Same Jimmy, new location and concept: seafood, raw bar, wine. 307 S. Mill St., 970-710- 2182

NeW Belgium raNger statioN
A local’s go-to for beers, snacks, and fun at the base of Snowmass ski area. 100 Elbert Lane, Ste. 115, 970-236-6277

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