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Aspen Restaurants. What's your favorite

post #1 of 14
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Going to Aspen at the end of March and looking for some advice on nice restaurants.  

post #2 of 14

I would avoid Aspen Kitchen. $9 to bring bread to your table...have to admit it was really good bread

 

I liked Bangkok Happy bowl for a cheap and good meal.  Also liked PK Burgers.  

 

Red Onion was decent.

 

Everything else we tried was really expensive and just OK.  

post #3 of 14
I wasn't able to try it during the gathering, but the pricing of apres/happy hour at the limelight hotel was very appealing.
post #4 of 14

Zocalito has good S. American food, good price, casual.

post #5 of 14

What exactly are you looking for in nice?

 

I dine out a lot.  I really like the bar menus and rarely eat in the dining rooms, unless we have a big group.

Most of the bar menu's are about half price. Some have four tops, some you really eat at the bar.

 

La Hostaria - really popular right now, get there early or wait.

Pinions - $35 price fix two course.

Elinna- Braised Short Ribs.

Jimmy's- Hopping bar

Campo - $10 pasta's

Rustique - Fried Chicken

Cashe Cashe - Couq au Vin

Mezzaluna - Bar Pizza and Apres ski.

 

Moderately priced places, without bar menus.

 

White House Tavern

Meat & Cheese

Hickory House

Little Anne's

Big Wrap

Justice Snow

post #6 of 14

We had a really nice time hanging out drinking and eating in the bar/lounge at Hotel Jerome one evening.


Edited by crank - 3/8/16 at 5:02pm
post #7 of 14
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Nice, that would be good quality food and a decent wine list.

post #8 of 14
You won't have any problem finding nice. Just walk into town and check out the menus posted by the door.
There really are no bad places in town, it's so competitive.
post #9 of 14
I've been disappointed in La Hostaria the last two times I've been there. Pretty pricey for mediocre food in my opinion. Platos is a new restaurant for me and I was pretty ssatisfied.

Mike
post #10 of 14
We've had good meals @ Acquolina and Ellina. Ate at bar in Acquolina and was fine. Ellina was kind of dead in the dinning room for some reason, but great food and terrific wine list.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

I've been disappointed in La Hostaria the last two times I've been there. Pretty pricey for mediocre food in my opinion. Platos is a new restaurant for me and I was pretty ssatisfied.

Mike

 

 

I've heard that from others too.   Our HOA had the owners dinner,  in the dinning room 2/3.  It was a set menu and I thought it was pretty good.  But I also didn't pay the bill.

I usually eat in the bar and I like the bartender.  You can't hardly ever get in the bar without a wait, so they must be doing something right.

 

I like Acquolina too.   But it's a small bar and Johnny's not tending there anymore, so it's been a while.

 

My wife always jokes that I know every bar tender in town and It's not because I drink a lot.

post #12 of 14

We are at La Hostaria back in Feb.  I thought it was fine, if pricey, but then just about everything in Aspen is pricey.  I never go to expensive Italian restaurants in ski country because there are litreally thousands of great Italian restaurants in the greater NY area where I live.  I much prefer a place with local flavor...steaks, freshwater fish, game...  

post #13 of 14
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I hear that Kabloonak  (spelling probably not correct) is rather good and you have to reserve far in advance.

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I hear that Kabloonak  (spelling probably not correct) is rather good and you have to reserve far in advance.

 

 

I haven't been in quite a few years. It used to be really good and has many of the same crew working there, which is always a good sign. 

If you are staying in Aspen without a car, getting there could be problematic, ie. an expensive taxi ride.

If you do go, make sure to go early enough for the kennel tour and then post a review.

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