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Top Choice American in Basalt

Free Range Kitchen & Wine Bar

Working uniquely with local farmers and ranchers, the recently opened Free Range Kitchen merits a trip down from Aspen. Pair a glass of peppery Gigondas with small-plate favorites like beef empanadas, blackened hari…
Bistro in Basalt

Cafe Bernard

Owned by a French chef, this is one of the town’s cutest, most beloved restaurants. Set on the main drag, it's a good spot to indulge in Gallic fare without breaking the bank: look for escargots, trout almandine and…
Pub Food in Basalt

Riverside Grill

The most atmospheric place to eat and grab a beer in Basalt is this old timber warehouse that opens directly onto the Fryingpan River. Flat-screens strobe sports on both sides of the double-sided bar, and the menu h…
Mediterranean in Basalt

Tempranillo

If you’re into tapas and wine, you’ll enjoy this Spanish-flavored joint set in a renovated old Victorian. It offers a range of tapas, including Manipla clams in white-wine sauce, piquillo peppers stuffed with crab a…