bb's
bb's

bb's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bbskitchen.com/
  • Phone: 9704298284
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30-3
    Happy Hour: 3:30-5
    Dinner: 5:30-10
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Zubrod
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Adjacent to bb's, is bb's Lounge. With a complete bar, fire place, and a capacity of 40 people, hosting any type of private dining event is available.
  • Private Party Contact: Christina Garrigues 9704298284x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Galena
  • Public Transit: The main Aspen bus stop is only 1 block away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking in Aspen is never difficult to find. Walkable from all Aspen locations.
A word from bb's
bb’s has a lot to talk about this season! Beloved Chef Matt Zubrod now heads the kitchen, bringing fresh, classic cuisine with a twist to lunch and dinner. Lunch service returns for the summer, allowing diners to enjoy the gorgeous patio all day. At bb’s, Zubrod will serve up dinner dishes such as Hamachi Sashimi on Salt Brick, Kale and Brussels Salad, Colorado Striped Bass and Flat Iron Steak with Watercress, Artichoke, Tomato & Fingerling Potato Salad. The lunch menu includes Pulled Chicken-Cherry Salad, Kale & Quinoa Caesar and Farm Fresh Egg Omelets.The focus at bb’s is on interesting, fun, sophisticated dining. Come taste the passion!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
bb's reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (30)fit for foodies (20)scenic view (10)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)special occasion (6)notable wine list (6)romantic (4)hot spot (4)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Birthday in Aspen for Al & Shirlene
    wirebender100
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We loved bb's and highly recommend it if you are in Aspen.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Food out-shown service
    discerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dining in the shelf season can be misrepresentative of the true nature of a restaurant -- or uncover the flaws present, which just get overlooked during peak season. First, let me say, the food was excellent. The tuna tartare tacos, were not your typical mushy, flavorless mound of flesh. The flavors were actually very subtle, yet complex. I think this characterizes all of the dishes we had (butternut risotto -- deliciously savory, satisfying, yet light. Shrimp paperdelle with peas and pancetta -- big succulent shrimp in a nice delicate broth) I guess my only culinary complaint is that I felt both seafood dishes could benefit from some acid. The service -- well thats another story -- only 5 other tables, yet waited plenty! No excuse, really.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Expensive
    Juanguruiz
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The restaurant has a very elegant decor. The servers were nice, but I dont undersatand why, when you walk in, and you see the restaurant empty, the first thing it come to their mouth is: do you have a reservarion? Yes I do in this case, but i find this annoying. The place is dead, they should just give us a table regardless. The food was ok. The presentation was exccellent, but wasnt big on flavor. We had the Antelope, since we never ate that before, and it was very good, except the spinach they put on the plate, it was little bit bitter. The wine selection was big, the starting price was in the $40. Deserts were good. If you want to try new things I do recommend it, but they can improve in the flavors.
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  • Excellent Dining
    TomSVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We visited BB's for a romantic dinner on an off-season evening. The corn chowder with lobster meat appetizer was especially memorable. The entire meal for both of us was well prepared and beautifully presented. The service was excellent as well. We had a very enjoyable evening here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small plates
    MlsfVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I ate at bb's twice while in Aspen. Food was consistently great - interesting selection and well prepared. Service was friendly if a bit confused. Happy hour the next day was a great deal- $5 glasses of wine and snacks. Lots of outdoor seating with good views of the mountain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful chef who has transformed the menu. Great variety of selections, excellent food taste and presentation. Waitress/bartender cocktails superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Challenged
    LuvfreshandlightVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    While the food was very good, the service was lacking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Decent dinner, however our waitress/bartender was not very good. She was slow with some of the drink orders and generally unfriendly. She did never smiled or attempted to be polite. Possibly she was having a bad day. At the end of dinner the server added $15.00 extra to the credit card charges that was not on our final bill. She did not mention the changes even though she increased the amount on the credit card bill. When I inquired about this she stated she forgot to add our coffee to the bill. I did not appreciate that she failed to mention the change in the bill. We are locals and have been to BB's many times. Hopefully our next experience will be better.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner and service!
    jenlovesfood
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    To celebrate my fiance's birthday, we dined outdoors at bb's, which has a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. The server, Chris, was exceptional; he was able to make recommentations, all with the right touch of humor and class. The menu was unique and the food had perfect layers of flavors that added to the overall experience. I highly recommend bb's for foodies and people who are looking for something different - you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Always delicious season to season
    WorldtravellerVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food at bb's is always delicious, and I have sampled many entrees over the years. The staff is friendly and efficient whether you're eating inside or out on the spacious deck. It's fun and intimate, and a great place to have a party. They often change the menu items depending on the season, and always have fresh fish choices with inventive preparations. This is a local favorite that visitors would be lucky to find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Interesting food.
    CGM14
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great service, but not sure the menu does the entres justice. Lobster pasta was fantastic. Roasted chicken was outstanding. The salmon on the pureed peas was good, but would have been better with a more substantial side. Great service.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Disappointed
    rrmangiaVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We wanted to have a nice dinner before a drive back to Denver after a great July 4th weekend. Unfortunately the food really came up short. Two of us got the special clam/lobster bake and it was a border line disaster. The lobster bisque soup was completely flavorless. The main course of lobster and clams was ok but nothing special. The dessert was terrible. It was billed as a blueberry cobbler and tasted more like a dry blueberry muffin. I saw other diners sending it back. We also ordered creme brûlée and sent that back because it was awful. Our waitress said she would take it off the bill and didn't.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • okay, very nice staff
    alexVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I went there because it had been well-reviewed and was surprised that the food was not better. The staff were very nice and it was gret to eat outdoors. They also didn't have the things they listed as having on the menu-twice that happened. It was fine.
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  • Aspen charm
    carmelrez
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is one of those terrific Aspen restaurants that serves excellent food in a relaxed and attractive environment. We had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful meal.
    Smitty
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Had a wonderful time. Food was very good and somewhat unusual and inventive. Server was terrific. Had a nice outdoor table with great views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 151 reviews are from the bb's reviews archive.
  • tapas gem
    chinacatVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Having changed their menu from a traditional appetizer Soup or Salad and entree to a set of tapas dishes while preserving some of the best dishes from the original menu makes BB'S a place to go for sharing a nice evening with a group of people or just a pleasant evening with your spouse or significant other.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best for Sharing
    bobbit
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    b.b.'s menu is primarily small plates and samplings. It's best for sharing dishes with friends. There's a good variety. We shared the roasted sardines, pierogies 3 ways, kale and sprouts salad (delicious), and shrimp toast. A great way to get a number of different tastes and cuisines at one time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Mtbiker
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My wife and I were attending a late night jazz concert so we were looking for a place to have a light meal and a glass of wine. We had never eaten at BB's even though we are long time Aspen locals. What a find! The tapas were outstanding and the wine list extensive. It was one of the best meals we have enjoyed in a long time. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastes as good as it looks
    WorldtravellerVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The new tasting menu is refreshingly tasty, some new additions that really fill the bill. The staff is spot on wine selecting, and the waiter was helpful with how much to order. Everything was fresh and flavorful, and we did linger as long as we wanted at the table. Good place to have conversation and enjoy your food at reasonable pace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Everything is excellent from
    sgartVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Everything is excellent from the many appetizers to desserts. This is one of the best restaurants I. Aspen. The atmosphere is cozy and very chic.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We liked the change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We had heard that the menu had changed to tapas at BBs. We had been in the past yrs with old menu and liked it and not being a big fan of tappas we weren't sure. We had a large group of people who like to try new new food but also have favorites. Ordering was abit of a circus but our waitstaff was patient ,easy going and attentive. The food was great as usual.Nice size portions although some dishes were such favorites of the whole table we had to order seconds.When we did they came out very quickly. I'm not sure we would have enjoyed this as much if we were just a couple.Half the fun was ordering so many dishes. We will be back next year on our annual trek to Aspen
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The restaurant has a unique menu with a lot of small plates. Everything we ordered was great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!
    SmaxVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Everything is small plates and the 6 of us shared about 15 wonderful dishes. All excellent and a great variety. We especially loved the lamb meatballs, the roasted oysters, the flatbread with chorizo , the salmon cones, and the boudin. Oh and desserts were fabulous. Service was excellent. You can't go wrong. It can get pricey, like many fine Aspen restaurants, but bb's belongs with the top restaurants on town.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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  • HORRIBLE MENU but great food
    GKap
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Went 3x last year and LOVED it. Menu changed this season and it's horrible! 7 adults and we all ordered the same thing because it was only decent item on menu. Food was still excellent but menu needs to go back to previous. Service very nice and accommodating. Did I mention how bad the new menu is!!!
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  • Where are all the people?
    SporaskyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Creative tapas menu. Decent wine list. Prices high by Aspen standards--not a hot spot for dinner. Almost empty on Friday night is never a good sign. But the food was fun, well prepared, creative although portions were small even by the "small plate" standards. Why the techno music was blaring was somewhat disconcerting but the service was great. We had a bottle of wine on special three plates and a desert and somehow bill was $200. We have been there for lunch in the summer and sat outside and it was great. Hope they make some price and portions adjustments and build a clientele.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Chef Surprises
    Aspenvisitor2
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Attentive service with a unique menu. We met Executive Chef Katie (who was on Food Network's Iron Chef) and she sent out surprises between courses. We tried the perogies 3 ways, roasted oysters and the lamb meatballs - all were amazing! The spare ribs were too spicy for my taste, but my husband loved them. Wait staff was very good. Nice experience. We have been at Jose Andres tapas restaurant in Las Vegas a few times - and this place has better service and food!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different Menu
    bobbit
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The menu was a bit difficult to figure out. Most of the dishes are small plates meant for sharing. There is a limited amount of entrees. Entrees consist of just one item (e.g. salmon). No sides come with the entree so all sides are an extra cost. Unless you order a number of dishes, you'll probably leave a bit hungry.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative menu, great presentatio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Imaginative menu, great presentation and everything was delicious-highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Great and interesting food
    PopsVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Well worth a visit to sample creative and innovative cuisine with a small, but very interesting wine list.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised.
    Allen
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Enjoyed ourselves very much. Love the small plates concept. Excellent wine list. Want to come back and try the outside seating.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • Unique in Aspen
    BBTravelerVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    This is a great spot in Aspen that I recently discovered. It has more of a tapas style menu sampling several different cuisines across the country and world. Try the lamb meatballs!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change in menu
    LVMummyVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Was always my favorite on Aspen. Looking forward to scallops, risotto etc. they have changed the menu. Only 5 normal entrees & lots of small plates trying to be too exotic
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The new small plate menu is great for sharing and generating more conversation at the dinner table!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Great Food!
    JDinDCVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We loved the food here. Every dish was fresh, creative and delicious. The service was good - and our server used to be a chef, so he was great about describing he dishes and their preparation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve Experience
    PMFC
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Sat through an 8 course meal that was delicious with every plate. Staff was extremely attentive and offered to hold our food so we could watch the fireworks from their back deck. The restaurant was on the smaller side, but accommodated at least one large group, a smaller group or two, and multiple couples that night.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    CarloVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The quality of the good is not great considering the price ... Don't take the flatbread: it's terrible!
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  • Recommended
    Jules
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Attractive stylish restaurant. Fun to share creative and tasty food and small plates. Nice and accommodating service.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poorly Conceived and Executed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I think I understand what the owners/chef are trying to achieve. Problem is that the dishes are, in our opinion, poorly conceived and poorly executed. For example, they managed to ruin what might have been perfectly reasonable beef tartar with an entirely inappropriate honey mustard sauce. Huh? Another example: They managed to smoother braised short rib meat with some kind of heavy cream sauce which swamped the flavor of the beef, and then to make matters worse, overcooked the whole affair and wound up with the first dried out short ribs I've ever had.
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  • Portions were small...
    Showers0416
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    and the food was hit and miss. The green Papaya salad had no green Papaya that we could detect. The staff suggested that it was green Papaya "inspired". The beet salad and kale salad were nice, but the Calamari was soggy. The service was just friendly but not overly efficient.
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    kid-friendly
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  • 6-course Christmas Dinner
    markey
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    6-course Christmas Dinner was outstanding! Deconstructed beef wellington the BEST I have ever had! Creative Executive Chef is clearly a rising star!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.