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Aspen Restaurants: Fine Dining in Aspen

A Guide to the best fine dining in Aspen

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1. Brexi Brasserie
2. Cache Cache
3. Cloud Nine
4. Elevation
5. Ellina
6. Gisella
7. L'Hostaria Ristorante
8. Lulu Wilson
9. Matsuhisa
10. Montagna
11. Pacifica Seafood & Raw Bar
12. Pinons
13. Rustique Bistro
14. SOCIAL
15. Syzygy Restaurant
 

1. Brexi Brasserie
(970) 925 - 2838
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Brexi Brasserie is a French Brasserie in Aspen.
Brexie Brasserie is a traditional French Brasserie that serves simple, hearty French food. Brexi is owned and operated by Craig and Samantha Cordts-Pearch, the owners of LuLu Wilson and The Wild Fig. Brexi has a great selection of rare beers, a lively atmosphere with an active bar scene, and a great view. Recommended dishes are the steak au poivre and boeuf bourgignon. 

2. Cache Cache
(970) 925-3835
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Cache Cache is a restaurant in Aspen that serves French American cuisine.
Cache Cache serves French American cuisine in a lively, trendy atmosphere. They have an extensive wine list, great bar menu, and prix fixe menu deal for $40. Cache Cache is one of the few restaurants in Aspen to serve dinner after 10pm. The recommended dish at Cache Cache is the osso buco!

3. Cloud Nine
(970) 544 - 3063


Cloud Nine is a restaurant at the top of Aspen Highlands Mountain.
Cloud Nine is at the top of Aspen Highlands Mountain - the perfect spot for guests of the Ritz Carlton Club Aspen Highlands to enjoy a meal after skiing. This alpine hut, located 10,740 feet above sea level, gives patrons amazing views of the Maroon Bells. Try dishes like osso buco, raclette, venison ragout, pheasant breast, and fine wines and champagnes.

4. Elevation
(970) 544-9723
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Elevation is a bistro style restaurant in Aspen.
Elevation is a bistro style restuarant whose menu has been inspired by cuisine from the American south, California, South America, and Asia, and integrated with classical French technique. The live piano music adds another element to the trendy, sophisticated atmosphere of Elevation. There is an patio available for outdoor dining in the spring and summer, as well as a discounted spring menu. Elevation is the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and team Tommy Tollesson (owner), Chef Drew Scott, and sommelier John Borie ensure that each meal is quality and served with excellent presentation. Try their late night menu, served from 10pm to 11:30pm.

Check out this video of Tommy Tollesson as he takes Plum TV through a tour of Elevation and Social:


 

5. Ellina
(970) 925-2976
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Ellina is an Aspen restaurant serving modern Italian cuisine.
Ellina is a new Aspen restaurant that serves modern Italian cuisine. Ellina focuses on local ingredients and slow cooked food. The name 'Ellina' is taken from the word 'Valtellina', a valley in northern Italy known for its cheeses, sausages and wines. The elegant, laid back atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy the simple, yet creative, food. Each dish is well prepared and presented. Ellina's service is excellent - professional and friendly, but not overbearing. The generous portions leave patrons feeling that they got a good value for what they paid for.
 

6. Gisella
(970) 925-8222
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Gisella is a new Italian restaurant in Aspen.
Gisella is a new Italian restaurant whose cuisine focuses on the Liguria region of northwest Italy and the Campagnia regions in southwest Italy. Liguria is known for its pesto, olive oil, and Cinque Terre Vino. Gisella has a 20 page wine list with wines from all over the world. The modern decor and atmosphere is upcale and sleek, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Gisella's outstanding service, fresh ingredients and amazing quality will ensure a perfect evening.

7. L'Hostaria Ristorante
(970) 925-9022
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L'Hostaria Ristorante is an Italian restaurant in Aspen.
L'Hostaria is an Italian restaurant that focuses on old fashioned cooking techniques. Try dishes like primi of ravioli di zucca, pumkin ravioli, black truffle flavored boneless quail, veal Milanese, osso buco,Tiramisu and panna cotta.

8. LuLu Wilson
(970) 920-1893
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LuLu Wilson serves American cuisine in Aspen.
LuLu Wilson serves modern American cuisine in a restored Victorian-era mining cabin. Owners Samantha and Craig Cordts-Pearce have created a hip, urban-style dining experience remeniscient of a trendy Manhattan restaurant. The luxurious feel of the different chandeliers and mirrors juxtaposed against the exposed brick wall and rustic wood floors creates a shabby-chic environment. LuLu Wilson has a perfect noise level - a feat hard to achieve - and the food is presented beautifully. Dishes to try are the Rib Eye, strawberry and mizuna salad with goat cheese, and burrata mozzarella with local peaches.
 

9. Matsuhisa
(970) 544-6628
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Matsuhisa is a gourmet Japanese seafood and sushi restaurant by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa in Aspen.
Matsuhisa is a gourmet Japanese seafood and sushi restaurant by acclaimed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa in collaboration with Nobuku Kang. As in all of Chef Nobu's restaurants, service is like a symphony of waiters that make sure each patron has everything they need at all times. Try dishes like white bass with truffle Kobe steak, yellowtail jalapeno sashimi, broiled black cod with miso, new style sashimi, lobster ceviche on limestone lettuce, and Chilean bass with black bean sauce.

Check out this video of Chef Nobu on Martha Stuart:

10. Montagna
(970) 920-6313
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Montagna is an Aspen restaurant inside The Little Nell.
Montagna serves Rocky Mountain Artisan cuisine, which can be thought of as gourmet original farm house cooking, prepared by Chef Ryan Hardy. Montanga places an emphasis on locally grown and harvested ingredients, and has a 20,000 bottle wine cellar that won the restaurant the Wine Spectator Grand Award. There is complimentary valet parking at The Little Nell.

11. Pacifica Seafood & Raw Bar
(970) 920-9775
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Pacifica Seafood & Raw Bar is a seafood restaurant in Aspen.
Pacifica features high quality, seasonal seafood combined with locally grown, organic ingredients to create simple, yet refined, dishes. Pacifica does have a raw bar, as well as adjacent outdoor seating, where you can find a delightful happy hour during the summer. A prix fixe menu is available at $39. The recommended dish is the Hamachi Sashimi topped with blood oranges, pears, and avocado. Pacifica is the perfect place to have a healthy, satisfying meal after a long day of skiing.

12. Pinons
(970) 920-2010
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Pinons is a Colorado-Western themed restaurant in Aspen.
Pinons is a reliable Aspen institution that serves traditional American cuisine influenced by local ingredients. This casually sophisticated restaurant specializes in game and fish dishes, such as pheasant quesadilla with herbed goat cheese and peperonata, Prince Edward Island mussels in puff pastry, Angus beef fillet topped with foie gras, lobster strudel, Colorado rack of lamb, ruby red trout, and cut of elk. Try their bar menu for great deals and their prix fixe menu for $38.

13. Rustique Bistro
(970) 920-2555
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Rustique Bistro is a French restaurant in Aspen.
Rustique Bistro serves French cuisine inspired by Provence. If you come before 6pm, a two-course meal is available for $32 (or at the bar all evening). Recommended dishes include Onion Soup Gratinee, Escargots, Roasted Chicken, Seabass, Braised Short Ribs, and hot bread, fresh out of the oven.

14. SOCIAL
(970) 925-9700
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Social is a restaurant in Aspen that serves global tapas.
SOCIAL, by Elevation's Tommy Tollesson, is a global tapas restaurant that serves cuisine inspired Asia, Europe and the Americas. SOCIAL's modern decor and music gives the restaurant a loungey atmosphere that is unique to Aspen. Dishes are made to share, served in small, medium and large plates, with dishes like ahi pizza, cheese fondue, Kobe beef sampler, steamed black mussels and smoked duck quesadilla. For dessert try the chocolate fondue! 

15. Syzygy Restaurant
(970) 925-3700
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Syzygy Restaurant in Aspen serves local game dishes.
Syzygy Restaurant serves game dishes in a soothing and intriguing atmosphere. There is live jazz music from early evening to late at night, and the interior has walls of tile and velvet. Syzygy just opened at its new location on Hopkins Ave. Executive Chef Martin Oswald will prepare delicious dishes like Elk Tenderloins, Vintage Beef, wild salmon, yellow-fin tuna, and Foie Gras. Service is professional, friendly, and competant.

 


 

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