Dining in Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass offers guests a huge variety of dining options to please everyone’s palate and purse. As a hugely popular destination, booking ahead is strongly suggested, particularly between 7pm and 9pm. During busy periods such as Christmas/New Year and Easter, and for larger groups, this is particularly pertinent advice. Aspen enjoys a relaxed dress code. You may well come across those who are more formally attired but this is certainly not the expectation.
Here are a few of our recommended Aspen restaurants:
Located within the Hotel Jerome, Prospect serves elevated yet approachable American bistro cuisine that showcases the very best local produce from the Roaring Fork Valley.
Clark’s Oyster Bar
Located within the Little Annie building, this is a bustling little venue serving the very best oysters, fresh seafood and burgers. If you like seafood then this is the place to visit in Aspen. Outstanding.
The best homemade pizzas and pastas in Snowmass, Il Poggio has been serving fine Italian cuisine for over 30 years. Try the Dustina – a sausage pie spiced with Calabrian chillies.
This is a casual and fun Mexican restaurant right on the slopes in Snowmass, featuring the very best street tacos, sizzling fajitas and hand-crafted margaritas.
Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro (on mountain)
This is an old ski patrol shack which is the après epicentre on Aspen Highlands. Cloud Nine is perfect for a party. Champagne is sprayed. Raclette is shared. Fondue is consumed. With an atmosphere and a view like no other, this should be on your list!
The Lounge (Aspen & Snowmass locations)
Gourmet comfort food served community-style in the Limelight Aspen’s large open-plan restaurant & bar. Serves great pizzas and a range of sharing plates, as well as the usual steak and seafood options. Expect a huge drinks menu and live music in the background. Expect pretty much the same set-up in the Limelight Snowmass too!
Serving modern Asian fusion cuisine in a chic setting and at reasonable rates. Open for both lunch and dinner.
We recommend you make a reservation to sample the superior flavours of French cuisine in an upscale environment. Cache Cache’s menu includes many meat and fish choices, including rotisserie chicken, veal and rack of lamb accompanied by an extensive wine list.
Campo de Fiori
For genuine Northern Italian cuisine embodying the finest ingredients, head over to Campo di Fiori. Enjoy a glass of Italian wine to accompany your meal, and admire the spectacular mountain views as you relax in Campo di Fiori’s friendly European environs.
A popular venue for locals and guests alike, Kenichi serves innovative contemporary Pan-Asian cuisine, including sushi and salmon. In an elegant atmosphere, Master Chef Kiyomi Sano and executive chef Peter Coyne work hard to ensure their clients enjoy a fabulous culinary experience. Their success is apparent in this classy and lively establishment.
Reservations are strongly suggested to secure a table at this delightful restaurant, particularly during high season. Renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, along with Nobuko Kang, has raised the art of sushi preparation to its highest level, creating masterpieces daily from the freshest and finest ingredients. Matsuhisa exudes urban chic and is deservedly a favourite Aspen destination.
Serving lunch, après-ski and dinner daily, Mezzaluna has been an Aspen favourite since 1987. It’s guests are served their choice of delicious Italian food in a lively setting with a contemporary feel. The dining room features over 100 pieces of Italian art to add a delightfully different ambiance to your dining experience.
A popular, award-winning local venue in the fabulous Little Nell Hotel, Element 47 enjoys spectacular views of Aspen Mountain in a hip, relaxed atmosphere. Element 47 serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and features Rocky Mountain cuisine with a spectacular private wine cellar to enhance your dining pleasure.
Centrally located in the heart of Aspen, Wild Fig has the intimate feel of a European brasserie. It’s menu features creative selections from France, Spain, Italy and Greece.