Restaurants

Top Choice Modern 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…
Top Choice American in Aspen

Pine Creek Cookhouse

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

Ranger Station

OK, so 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 are…
Cafe in Aspen

WC3

Next door to the famous tavern in ramshackle Woody Creek, this community center cum cafe is just as groovy but in a different way. Instead of drunken antics and mishmash wallpaper there's local art, a sweet front ga…
Italian in Aspen

Meatball Shack

Helmed by Florentine chef Eddie Baida and NYC transplant Michael Gurtman, the shack specializes in – you guessed it – fettuccine and meatballs (nonna's, chicken or veal). It's quite the happening place come evening,…
Seafood in Aspen

Pacifica Seafood & Raw Bar

The newish fish house in town is right on Wagner Park. It has a raw bar and serves creative tapas, such as steamed mussels and elk sausage for light snacks, and eight seafood mains for dinner. The main dishes includ…
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…
Bistro in Aspen

Cache Cache

One of two chic eateries cum hot spots on the ground floor of a brick mini-mall set just off Aspen's restaurant row. The stylish modern dining room opens up completely to the colorful courtyard, which features dangl…
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…
Modern American in Aspen

BB's Kitchen

A local darling and winner of several awards, 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 …