Aspen Social
Aspen Social

Aspen Social

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aspensocialnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122217200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 10:45am, Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm, Dinner: Daily: 4:30-11pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Santiago Carranza
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th and 7th Avenues
  • Public Transit: B, D, F, & M trains to 48th Street/Rockefeller Center, and N, R, & Q trains to 49th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot two doors east of Aspen Social on 47th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues.
A word from Aspen Social
Aspen Social features an extensive list of premium tequilas complemented by artisanal cocktails and comfort food with a Colorado flair, all served as small plates perfect for sharing with friends.
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Aspen Social reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.3
    Service3.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)great for brunch (5)romantic (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)special occasion (3)scenic view (2)fit for foodies (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Perfect
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went to Aspen Social on a Thursday night at 6pm. We were celebrating a birthday and in a hurry because we were going to a 7:30 show 6 blocks away and needed to be on time. The bar had a few patrons but the restaurant was empty except for us. The staff was great! We told them that we were in a hurry and asked them to bring out the food as it was ready and they did. The drinks were $5.oo because of happy hour and the pricing was awesome for Times Square. The food was good, the drinks were good, the staff was friendly if not slightly absent and the atmosphere was great! Not sure what it is like when it's busy, but I totally recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A party in my belly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had tickets to a show and I wanted to find something close to the theater. We enjoyed the small plate dishes. The lobster sliders was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't measure up.
    Zzmo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Read an article that recommended this restaurant. They were out of some things on the menu because they were changing over to a summer menu (in mid-July?). Our waiter tried to be as helpful as possible but the order brought to the table was wrong. The sliders were dry as well. We were the only two people in the restaurant which has an eclectic decor. I'm am sorry to have wasted a dinner opportunity here.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch!
    misskhaase
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    what a perfectly lovely brunch spot in the middle of time square!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so sure.
    BloodyMaryBrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was tiny and the dish did not have in it what the menu said.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What's Left To Eat?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Upon arrival to A.S. the ambience was fantastic! It is a chic and beautifully appointed place. However when it comes to the food, that is another story. Not to say that the food isn't tasty but at 6:30 on a Thursday evening no restaurant should have only half of its menu available, and this is the problem! When trying to order my meal the waiter felt it convenient to tell me what was available, since practically every item I requested was "out." Eventually I was able to place an order for an appetizer and entre, with the chef providing a small bite as an "olive branch" for the limited choices. What I did have was good but none of it was what I originally wanted. And since service was also slow, I didn't have time to go elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Odd Choice
    BethzVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    So I picked this for breakfast, because I was looking for a breakfast place to meet a colleague and wanted to use OpenTable. For breakfast, it was the buffet breakfast of the hotel next door. Oops!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I had been to ASC for dinner and after-work outings, finding the ambiance nice and food interesting. I had a midtown breakfast meeting and decided to have it at ASC - big mistake. Despite OpenTable allowing me to make a reservation, the restaurant was not operational when we arrived, and they did not know about OpenTable's existence. Breakfast amounted to a standard hotel buffet of slightly warmed-over pancakes, scrambled eggs, and stale pastries. I should have been more thorough in checking the menu listing considering the restaurant is connected to a hotel. The last insult was that the crew was vacuuming and washing down the floors with bleach during our entire one-hour stay - noisy and smelly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spartan with decent food
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I was surprised when we arrived at the minimalist but pleasant decor with an Aspen theme (antlers on the ceiling, bleached white trees behind glass for walls, a video fireplace, plain wood tables, and a wood floor). But, the service was professional, and the food was very nice. The menu is limited so we had the Sirloin steak which is frequently very tough. Here, the sirloin dish we ordered was presented with the steak SLICED. it was seasoned and tasty. and it wasn't a challenge to eat. Unfortunately, the fries that came with it were soggy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Met up with four friends for a quick bite to eat. I recommended this place because I often go for lunch and the location is great. Although the lunch service may be a little slow, the food is delish, the ambiance unique, and usually worth it. However, I think they had one waitress for the entire room and she struggled to provide adequate service. It was a Friday night- they should have had another wait staff person working! Although the food was delish- the steak taco's are divine!- the service was not. We were there for over two and a half hours- definitely not the quick bite we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to par
    BirdManVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I was expecting something much different than what I received. The food was average at best and they did not know the first thing about cocktails. How do you butcher an Old Fashioned???!!! I will not return. It was not a bad dining experience it just was not up to par. This is NYC, you have to be A+ all the time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Texas girl in NYC
    Stephkelley
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I found Aspen to be endearing due to decor and food choices. Very chic!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adorable
    Jeage13
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Aspen social has great food in a unique atmosphere. Stand out dishes are the macaroni and cheese, steak tacos, and the lasagna is to die for. We were there with a party of four and everyone enjoyed it. Waitress was lovely. My only small negative remark is the dessert menu was quite limited. Only three items and no chocolate. We took a 15 minute walk to Serendipity III because for my party skipping dessert just will not suffice. Overall gorgeous décor, service, ambience, classic food prepared right, we will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for Pre-Theater
    ktwolf
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had dinner here, prior to an evening performance on Broadway. The service was friendly and good, albeit a bit slow at times... especially considering there weren't many guests at the time, as we dined at 5:30 PM. The decor was intriguing, made to suggest a hunting lodge out west. The specialty cocktails were delicious, and the food was great. We were out in plenty of time for our show. We'd go back again, and recommend it to other theater-goers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good. Service was poor.
    F00DDR1NK
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were going to see a show so I thought this would be a cool place to stop in for dinner. For being 1 of 5 tables in the restaurant on a Friday evening I expected more of an "experience". We ordered two cocktails and the pork tostados to start. We finished the tostados (they were tasty, but very, very tough) several minutes before we received our cocktails. Our entrees arrived- good, but not great. My trout had some bones left in it...eek! Of course, our server wouldn't know because he never asked us how our food was, nor if we would care for another cocktail... and dessert, that wasn't even a thought either. The only question we were asked, "Are you finished, sir?".
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pre theatre dinner
    MarcieVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We arrived for dinner at 5:30 for a 7pm curtain and had a nice simpler all. Terrific service. Bar was very loud and everyone looked to be having fun when we left. Guacamole was very good and burgers were also prepared correctly and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The restaurant was mostly empty yet the food took a very long time. Our service was way below par, although the food was good it took about 40 minutes just to get tortilla chips, which was our appetizer.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boozy Brunch in Fab Interior!
    DesignerDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were there for sunday brunch before a theatre matinee and the place was pretty empty-- but all there were taking advantage of the $25 brunch including all you can drink mimosa or bloody marys-- all very tasty! My burger was too well done but accompanied by a lovely salad and my husband's BLT and fries were fine. It's a handy place to know about if you're in the area and like interesting interiors!.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 456 reviews are from the Aspen Social reviews archive.
  • What a Find!
    08204girl
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Our group had theatre tickets and we looked for a place nearby for lunch. The staff was very accommodating with our changing needs (more people added to the reservation, time change). The menu had something for everyone in our group. Our server was attentive, but not overbearing. We would definitely return and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud to dine
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Overall the food was just okay. The hamburgers are notable; they are thick and juicy… But, the bar scene is loud. I thought we could have an early dinner and then go off to see a play, but the bar was just too noisy for us to talk. Not memorable for food--just okay.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    WhatADud
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Disappointing. Slow and inattentive service. Extremely loud music.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jwc17
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this place. I'm not sure how it is on weekends or evenings, but for lunch on a Wednesday, it was great! Our waiter was outstanding. The ambiance really takes you out of the city and makes you feel like you're in a ski lodge. A very snazzy ski lodge that is. All the seating areas are really cozy and have a fun vibe. There was three of us and we started off with a drink (drinks were good, but a tad pricey) and the guac which was really tasty. We all had lunch and enjoyed it, we will be back again!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique place
    Tasty
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Although lunch meanu is very limited, my salmon/barley/asparagus dish was yummy - no complaints. Portion sizes are on a small side (healthy side) - you will not br bringing leftovers home as there will be none left. The bread pudding was quite good -but very small (3 bites max) - and I like my desert bigger (since I consider them once in a blue moon treats). Cool, unique decor. Bathrooms are located in the hotel lobby - that's a minus.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Very average restaurant, nothing special in food, drink or decor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great deal! Only $25 for a
    Anonymous
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great deal! Only $25 for a decent entree and unlimited mimosas or bloody mary's for two hours. Lively, but not rowdy. Very cool interior. Also a lounge at night. Make reservations ahead of time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, slow service
    BostonDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We were staying at the hotel and gave this a try for dinner. Bartenders are cheery and helpful. We were one of the few there for dinner on a weeknight, and though the server was friendly enough our meals took forever to arrive (we waited over 45 minutes for the entrees, and the place was practically empty!) Went back the next night only for drinks - a nice atmosphere, and our drinks came readily (a bit pricey, but it's NYC). Not sure I'd go for dinner again, particularly with that kind of wait...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm from upstate New York,
    Stephanie
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I'm from upstate New York, and we don't have restaurants like this anywhere near me. I thought everything about the aspen social club was a very unique and interesting location. I really enjoyed dining here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Brunch!
    Blueeyezz286
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We went to aspen social club for brunch on Sunday 3/2 for my mothers birthday. We were a group of 4. They give you a 2 hour limit but the mimosas kept coming during that 2 hr time frame. The food was very good. Service was excellent very nice and attentive. We were also given birthday shots on the house :) I would definitely recommend ASC for brunch to Friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was cold and pretty bland.
    AnaL
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Food was cold and pretty bland. Nothing special. The only thing that kept us from leaving was the unlimited mimosas. They were always on top of refilling our table carafe. You can find a better deal -- with better quality food -- elswhere.
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  • Boozy Brunch
    HT1986
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    For $25 you can pick an entree and get unlimited mimosas or bloody Mary's at brunch (2 hour limit). We whiled away a good 2 hours with good food and jugs of mimosas which were very forthcoming. Food is good, not out of this world but very tasty. Wait staff polite and attentive. Would def return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    DapperDude
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Steak was amazing, cocktails were delicious and service was awesome. Plus the space is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should've gone to the Irish Pub
    suec
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I do not recommend this restaurant. My pomegranate cosmopolitan tasted like Robitussin. The salmon tartare clearly was not fresh--- so there was the compensation of tons of guacamole and seasoning on the fish. Then, a just Ok, completely ordinary Caesar salad, like what I can get at the grocery salad bar. I took a friend out to dinner, and I was disappointed. Even the ambience was hokey. The idea of "Aspen" does not mesh with my experience at this place. The rainbow lights and mirrored night club feel just made dinner feel hectic and weird. Plan ahead and make a reservation at a better restaurant nearby!!
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  • Great Ambience, food ok
    bambam
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We went V-day weekend. the lighing wis beautiful. Reviews raved about the fondu and it was great!. My fiance ordered a burger medium rare. It was well done and very dry. I ordered the skirt stake and same think. The places was dead and our waiter was never to be found.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ate early in the evening,
    Mervyn
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Ate early in the evening, place not crowded yet still took over 30 minutes for food to be served.
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  • Great Fondue!
    Heidi
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    A friend and I ordered the fondue as an appetizer, it was more than enough food to fill us up, and oh so yummy!! We also got the tuna tartar which was incredible. The prices are great for the quality of food. I will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bother
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    5+ years ago this restaurant was in a different location and the quality was much better. Now? Don't bother. My guess is that they'll close within a year.
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  • Awesome theme/atmosphere!
    AdSmithVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The decor is the best - great design, no kitch. We went on a Sunday and they ONLY had brunch, which was good. I wanted a regular menu but it was the $25 Prix Fixe or nothing, which was a disappointment. The food was quite good (I got an omelette, hard to mess that up...), however, everything else was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentiveness
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We came early and restaurant was pretty quiet. Server was not very attentive. Took 5 minutes just to come by and ask for drink order. We ordered only soft drinks and it took another 5 minutes. Food came out pretty fast as was good. Took some time to get server's attention to ask for check. There were only 2 other tables in entire area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After theater spot
    James
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Great to grab a quick bite and/or cocktail after the theater. Great decor, drinks were good, food was good. Not a life changing dining experience but the location and moderate pricing in midtown/ time square cannot be beat. You won't be disappointed. If going out as a couple, you might want to leave before they turn into a nightclub at 11pm, as it becomes extremely loud and nearly impossible to carry a conversation over the PA system and wave of 20-something's. I would come back, but I'd also leave at 10:45 = )
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable birthday dinner
    BabyJo
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Booked dinner here on a friends recommendation. The food was delicious and the service was stellar. They sat us even though the group was incomplete, which I really appreciated since it was snowing and cold outside. I will return another night for dinner because if did see something's on the menu that I would like to try.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.