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Restaurants in Aspen



Aspen in Color

Aspen in Color presents a view of Aspen and the surrounding Rocky Mountains through a collection of color photographs by local photographers, depicting one of America's most popular resorts and its setting in a dramatic natural landscape. This coffeetable book combines the images of nature from the Aspen area with photographs of the town of Aspen, characterizing nature in its many moods, and chronicling the activities of the city's residents and visitors. The photographs are arranged by the four seasons of the year. Accompanying text is by Aspen Times writer Paul Andersen.

Butch's Lobster Bar

Butch's Lobster Bar has been a Snowmass Favorite since it started in 1992. It is truly an authentic East Coast Seafood Restaurant, with over fifty items on the menu. Butch Darden, the owner, is a former lobsterman from Cape Cod.

Cache Cache

Chef Christopher Lanter presents true flavors of the French countryside. Guest favorites include Ossobucco in Marsala Sauce, Grilled Tenderloin of Pork, Colorado Rack of Lamb and Vegetarian entrees such as Couscous with Harissa Sauce. Lanter's non-piercing rotisserie is gaining raves for offerings of Crispy Duck and Volaille du jour. An extensive wine list complements Lanter's creations. With soft lighting, gentle hues of cream and ochre, leather banquettes, and beveled mirrors, Owners Rick Hession and Jodi Larner have recreated the feel of a truly French bistro.

Campo de Fiori

At Campo de Fiori, you will encounter some of the most authentic Italian cuisine in the country, using only the freshest ingredients. Serving the finest Italian dishes and wines in a warm, lively, and festive setting.

Century Room at The Hotel Jerome

Three on-site restaurants and two bars provide a full complement of dining choices within the Hotel Jerome. You need not leave the hotel for all your dining preferences. The distinctive menu selections at the Hotel Jerome are created by Executive Chef, Todd Slossberg, recently nominated by the James Beard Foundation for the second consecutive year as "Best Chef in the Southwest." The Century Room features masterful creations nightly amidst a comfortable, elegant setting. Signature items include Lobster and Crab Cakes with Spicy Fried Angel Hair Pasta, Native Rack of Lamb with toasted Barley Cassoulet and Lamb jus.

Gusto Restaurante

Enjoy excellent, award winning Contemporary Italian Cuisine and wine with your family and friends in a modern, lively setting. Our spacious and comfortable dining room and our independent bar area, with its own high tables, offer a warm and energetic atmosphere throughout Gusto Ristorante's business hours which span the entire day, from 11:30 a.m. until closing, seven days a week.


Located just minutes from Aspen on the slopes of the Snowmass Ski Area, Krabloonik offers worldclass food and wine in a rustic setting. Over 200 sled dogs live in the kennel adjacent to the restaurant and provide the pulling power for dog sled rides through the wilderness area. The restaurant is open most of the year for dinner and serves lunch in the winter. The dog sled rides begin in late November and run through April. Reservations are recommended for the restaurant and required for the dog sled rides.

The Mother Lode

The Mother Lode building was built during Aspen's 1880's silver mining boom times. The restaurant celebrates 40 years in this historically designated location.  The walls of the Mother Lode display the Victorian belles who may have graced Aspen more than 100 years ago.  In 1959, Mother Lode opened its doors with their first lasagna dinner.


Enjoy fine dining at Renaissance Restaurant in Aspen, Colorado. For twelve years Renaissance has garnered numerous awards for its innovative cuisine, casually elegant service, and extensive wine program set in a cozy, relaxed setting. Chef-Owner Charles Dale, named one of America’s Best Chefs by Food and Wine Magazine and the James Beard Foundation, delights diners with a nightly changing menu inspired by his travels and the freshest ingredients of the season.

Restaurant Conundrum

Since its opening in June 1999, Restaurant Conundrum, Aspen's newest culinary star, has been warmly received by locals, visitors, and media. In fact, Restaurant Conundrum, already acclaimed as one of Aspen's top dining spots, has just been named as one of the "Best New Restaurants" in the country by respected restaurant critic, John Mariani in the December 1999 issue of Esquire Magazine. Located on Aspen's Main Street directly across the street from the Hotel Jerome, Restaurant Conundrum is taking Aspen diners to a whole new level of culinary excellence.

Takah Sushi

For more than 20 years Takah Sushi has been Aspen's favorite Japanese restaurant. The fun and lively sushi bar seats customers on a first come first served basis. Reservations are highly recommended for the intimate dining room.

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