Contemporary American in Telluride

Midway up the gondola, Allreds stuns with San Juan mountain panoramas – though the bar boasts the best views. Upscale and very exclusive, it emphasizes Coloradan and organic ingredients, and has five-course dinners with wine pairings. Those with smaller budgets can still indulge: hit the bar for sunset drinks with glorious handcut truffle fries and burgers. Summer alpenglow peaks just before 8pm.