Restaurants

Top Choice Deli in Aspen

Meat & Cheese

By all means stop by to browse the artisan offerings in the gourmet deli, but don't leave without nibbling on a plate of cheese and charcuterie, beet-and-chèvre salad or a Vietnamese chicken noodle bowl. This true f…
Top Choice Cafe in Aspen

Pyramid Bistro

Set on the top floor of Explore Booksellers, this gourmet veggie cafe serves up some delightful creations, including sweet-potato gnocchi with goat's cheese, red-lentil sliders and quinoa salad with avocado, goji be…
Top Choice Pub Food in Aspen

Ranger Station

This place is much more a bar than a restaurant, but given the dearth of dining choices in Snowmass, you may as well eat here too. The stars of the show are the 10 New Belgium beers on tap, but where else can you ge…
Top Choice Japanese in Aspen

Matsuhisa

The original Colorado link in Matsuhisa Nobu’s iconic global chain that now wraps around the world, this converted house is more intimate than its Vail sibling and still turns out spectacular dishes such as miso bla…
Sandwiches in Aspen

520 Grill

A (mostly) healthy (kinda) fast-food grill, if there is such a thing. Sandwiches are creative, spicy concoctions. The achiote chicken is grilled and piled on the pita with roasted red peppers, avocado and cheese. Th…
American in Aspen

Pine Creek Cookhouse

This log-cabin restaurant, located 1.5 miles past Ashcroft ghost town at the end of Castle Creek Rd (about 30 minutes from Aspen), boasts the best setting around. In summer you can hike here; in winter it's cross-co…
Cafe in Aspen

Fuel

This hard-rocking Snowmass cafe does two things exceptionally well: jet-fueled espresso and world-class breakfast burritos. It also has protein bars and energy food to keep you going on the slopes and ridgelines no …
American in Aspen

Justice Snow's

Located in the historic Wheeler Opera House, Justice Snow's is a retro-fitted old saloon that marries antique wooden furnishings with a deft modern touch. Although nominally a bar – the speakeasy cocktails are the s…
Sandwiches in Aspen

Big Wrap

One of Aspen's most beloved spots for a quick, cheap meal, the Big Wrap's creative and vaguely healthy concoctions have won over legions of fans. In addition to Thai-, Mexican- and Greek-inspired wraps, there are al…
American in Aspen

BB's Kitchen

A long-standing local darling, this 2nd-floor patio is the best spot for a leisurely gourmet brunch (think lobster Benedict or wild-morel omelet). This isn't show food – the chef-owners are committed to quality, dow…