Element 47
Element 47

Element 47

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelittlenell.com/en/Eat-and-Drink/Element-47.aspx
  • Phone: 9709206313
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30am

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Robert McCormick
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Little Nell offers catering for parties for 10 - 200 and can handle all off-site needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: When you select Element 47 for your private party, you have the peace of mind of knowing that The Little Nell’s Five Star/Five Diamond Events Team will bring an unparalleled level of expertise, imagination, and can-do spirit only found at Aspen's most legendary luxury hotel.

    This seamless combination of ultra-attentive personalized, detailed services and Aspen’s incredibly rich array of recreational and cultural activities makes The Little Nell an ideal destination for, among other things:

    Spectacular Colorado weddings
    Desirable incentive trips
    Joyous family reunions
    Effective corporate functions
    Productive Board of Director retreats.
  • Private Party Contact: Melina Glavas 9709206322
  • Special Events: FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Melina Glavas - Director of Events

    970-920-6322
    970-920-6328-fax
    email: mglavas@thelittlenell.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available.
A word from Element 47
The Little Nell's latest restaurant revives soulful American cuisine with a distinctive, artistic flair. Savor contemporary cooking infused with seasonal ingredients; Toast a mining town’s heritage with a glass of Colorado beer or spirits, or select from a Burgundy-rich wine list with assistance from an expert Sommelier. Element 47's sleek design creates a memorable dining ambience, highlighted by a large-scale art installation and glass wine wall -- a subtle nod to a prestigious and award-winning wine list. Indulge in breakfast, lunch or dinner at Element 47, and experience world-class, personal service in an approachable and timeless alpine environment. The talents of Executive Chef Robert McCormick and Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis, who oversees a 15,000 bottle private wine cellar, combine to create a very special meal. Element 47, formerly Montagna, is the recipient of Wine Spectator's Grand Award and is available for private events.
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Element 47 reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (20)special occasion (20)great for outdoor dining (20)notable wine list (16)romantic (15)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)hot spot (6)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (2)late-night find (2)neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A Blown Sunday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Bringing friends who had never been to Aspen to Little Nell and Element 47 I thought would be a treat. Whereas the food was excellent, my wife lingered with her salad and literally had a fork in her mouth when staff arrived with the main courses. My fault, I should have refused the food at that point and taken my chances that when it came back, it would be the same. She was not ready to be done with the salad. No one had checked to see if we were ready. We were out of wine (and considering they are charging at least triple for retail for the wine served there one would think they would be anxious to sell more). By the time the manager arrived, my friend was half done. By the time the wine came, he was done. This was a horrible evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    Sally
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Special meal with super attentive service. Local tomato basil and watermelon salad, local cheeses, Colorado lamb, all delicious. Fun game with Somilier for him to choose our wine - a wonderful French Bordeaux we wouldn't have ordered on our own. Lovely finish with coconut ice cream and chocolate mousse. The Little Nell"s signature restaurant is sleek, uber modern and fabulous service to match the food. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very expensive, portions very small, and taste good but not great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the same
    EatoutoftenVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We used to love to come here in the restaurant's previous incarnation, Montagne. While visually the facelift is more appealing now, the food is not nearly the same as beforehand.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    RealtalkVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was excellent, and you will pay for it. As long as you know that going in, it is definitely worth it! The freshly baked rolls that are complimentary are absolutely incredible!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    MidlandVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ambience of a McDonald's Play Area with food not as good. 4 of us were seated outdoors. A wedding reception kicked off with a DJ within feet of us making any conversation impossible. Meanwhile, wedding guests kept pouring in and out the door having to shout themselves to be heard. As for food, 3 of us had the wagyu beef which was so tough it was all but inedible. For the pros--- good pea soup and desserts( drunken donuts) and extensive wine list. For over $600 for 4 this evening was disappointing at best. In fairness to Element 47, I rated these guys 5 stars last year for a wonderful evening. What a difference a year makes.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • zachattach
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Both Breakfast and Brunch food was good. Atmosphere was not scene-y at all. Pleasant outdoor seating on a perfect summer day. Missing a mountain view, though. If you are looking for an upscale brunch this an BB's Kitchen would be your only options I believe. Never been to the later, so I can't compare.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exceptional
    InDaBizPlus
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Superb food, service and wine selection. This restaurant is consistently great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great dinner--especially the vegetable salad and nettle pasta. Service excellent at dinner, quite poor at post dinner outdoor bar. Many servers so not sure what went awry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service questionable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service is terrible at this resturant because no one is teaching the new staff how to serve.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • limited menu
    minnesotaVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Lovely setting but the menu was limited. Mu husband and I thought the food was very very good BUT the price of the food was very high. We prefer restaurants with a greater choice of food and found the prices at this restaurant to be excessively high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very confused service staff
    Live4foodVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The chef is great, but the way in which they organize their service staff is very confusing. None of them knew what was going on. We were asked if we wanted initial drinks 3x even though we ordered them the first time. The same thing happened with our desserts. The first time we were offered dessert we were still waiting for entrees. It took forever to order our wine for the main course and we had to stop eating so we could enjoy it together. Etc, etc... Many other annoyances. When we asked for the bill it literally took 10 minutes while we stood at the entrance. The funny thing is we watched the staff and managers just messing around in confusion at the service station. It was rediculous. Get your FOH together. Never again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Jeff
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Took 9 clients to Element 47 during Food and Wine, the staff was amazing, the food was perfect, and they handled our party of 10 with no issues, big smiles, professionalism, and also made our night one to remember. The food was delicious, easily ranking up there with the best of Aspen, and the wine selection is everything you could desire. Compliments from me and all of my clients!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Aspen Dining
    Tony
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Wonderful experience! The best restraurant in Aspen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Silver = Gold
    Savitar
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Superb wine list supports a well constructed menu which is prepared with careful attention to each order. Service is professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Nell never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is a newer restaurant at the Little Nell but is just as wonderful as its predecessor. By the way, as a hotel, the Little Nell is a class act. Element 47 has a quiet ambiance, romantic booths, an outdoor patio (that allows dogs), fabulous and attentive servers, great wine and not-to-be-missed food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top wine and food
    onthemesa
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This restaurant has the top wine list in the state, with a strong emphasis on Burgundy not available elsewhere within 1000 miles of Aspen. The food is very creative, up to date, and so this is a destination. The Spring Vegetables salad was very complex--each morsel of perfectly cooked vegetable surprised with a new flavor. A very stylish and fine restaurant that at the same time is relaxed and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 281 reviews are from the Element 47 reviews archive.
  • foodie mom
    FoodiemomVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Element 47 redefines what is possible in your mountain food experience. Every morsel, from the amusé bouche to the chocolate passion fruit lollipops, we were blown away. The service was exceptional from the very moment we stepped in the door. Our server was a delight. The entire staff was attentive at a level typically experienced at michelin star restaurants. If you only have one fine meal in Aspen, this is the ONE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch in Aspen
    kjgom1020
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Enjoyed a great lunch with my husband after a hike up Smuggler Mountain. Loved the bottomless Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, of Course!
    designer6905
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I normally would have given my usual 5 stars, but our friend who accompanied us order Foie Gras and sent it back twice. He explained that Foie Gras should be warm throughout and it was cold in the center each time it arrived. The rest of us had a fabulous experience. I ordered the oysters to start (YUM), had a kale salad and scallops as my main course. All was delicious. Others at the table ordered the winter salad and quail. All seemed exceedingly pleased. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Fine" isn't good enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Element 47 is the new hot spot, and the Little Nell dynasty is working hard to live up to the hype. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed. The mis-en-bouche -- a lentil-mint soup -- was delightful and the onion soup quite good. But our other starter and our main courses were just fine. Which was our response when the manager came around to our table to ask about our meal: "Fine." Now, here was an opportunity for him to ask, "Just fine? We're aiming for outstanding. What is not to your satisfaction?" But, no, the manager replied with a lackluster "Great," then moved on to the next table, who must have been more pleased than we were because he stayed talking with them for over twenty minutes. Our advice: skip it!
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  • Ridiculous wine list (far
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Ridiculous wine list (far too extensive than necessary) and even more inflated prices. For show offs. Unpleasant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wines
    Joey
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    A great place to be scene, very fashionable, one of the best wine lists I've ever seen. Service was very good. We had to send one plate back because it was under cooked
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
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  • Not the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    There are too many better restaurants in Aspen to waste time at this overrated one. We were seated in a smaller room that was too enclosed, our waiter was not personable or particularly welcoming, his attitude felt a touch snide. Upon learning that my champagne was flat, he had to be asked again before he replaced the other 2 diners who had pours from the same bottle (the pours were slightly ungenerous, the prices were not). While the food was good, the service put a damper on the evening. At these prices, I would recommend Prospect, Pinon, Chef's Table, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aspen Showy
    Kathryn
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The service was excellent although I was unimpressed that I paid a hefty bill to share the restaurant with a bulldog and I love dogs. The winter salad was disappointing although the steak was superb!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Delay
    Alex
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It does not make sense a bottle of wine be on the table after the starter served. It really happened and after my complaints, two bottle from different waiters were showed. A kind of a leak of synchronism. To make matters worse, my spouse ordered a trout which has a sauce added extremely salty. The trout was great, but the lentils covered by the salty sauce was a complete disaster.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a fun dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    A completely exquisite experience. The portions were perfect, each dish was delectible. Everyone in our party remarked about how excellent the food is. The attention to detail is high, the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced over hyped
    SLdinersVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    it was okay but nothing special. Food tried to be creative, for example, their version of de constructed french onion soup was interesting but not unique. The portions were tiny. Ridiculously expensive, even for Aspen. There are alot better options.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extraordinarly
    Sandro
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Really special restaurant! The food, service are more then great and delicous! The wine list includes some special european wines. I would nearly recommend this restaurant for a romantic date in Aspen!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great b-day
    jdcad
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    wife's birthday dinner was fantastic. the choice of small and large plates was perfect to try several. wine list was extensive good thing we decided on varietal prior or it would have taken hours to review whole list. sommeliers were knowledgable and personal. whole experience an A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and food as well
    BrittettesVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had an amazing time . Friendly staff, great design and te food was great ! Small servings but worth every bite .
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  • Food was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food was just ok we were on a party of twelve so we got to taste all the deserts as sugested by our server. They were below average. The service was great and the little nell stands to justifie a visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Menu changes often as chef
    AspenhuskeretteVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Menu changes often as chef procures product locally, but everything we had was exceptional -- onion soup and foie gras as appetizers were not the standard you find elsewhere. Truly creative and extraordinarily tasteful. Same with our entrees -- duck and Waygu beef filet. Carrot cake was small but delicious. Our waiter, Dalton, was exceptional, giving great recommendations for food and wine by glass, and attentive but not intrusive service. Newly renovated to be less stuffy, Element 47 has upgraded itself in all areas to be the most exceptional restaurant in Aspen's fine dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food environment and
    Luke
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great food environment and service. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Small Plates
    MichiganJim
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Menu had great small plate options, fantastic wine list, and personable and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My son and I went for a light dinner. The wait staff was absolutely wonderful, providing thoughtful suggestions and friendly but over intrusive service. Very accommodating on a special to-go order. Everything was very, very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • One of the best in Aspen
    washdcerVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We had a great dining experience here. We were staying at the Little Nell over President's Day and of course couldn't pass up the opportunity to dine here. We thought it was one of the best restaurants in Aspen. We shared a small plate, large plate, and dessert and thought that was plenty of food for the two of us. The venison and scallops were outstanding. The bread they bring out for free is really really good. The apple cider doughnut dessert is my favorite. The living room is a good place for a drink and is Chair 9.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic
    DiningMDVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We eat here when we are skiing Aspen/Snowmass. It's always a fantastic meal with exceptional service. There isn't a bad thing to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    carsNfoodVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Aspen is a tourist city. The food probably could be above average and still be in business... But Element 47 adds a dining experience that will rival your home town bestest restaurant --- this place cares and what is evident, they excel to be one of the finest restaurants, in the country, Ask for a booth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    aspen
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    we had one of the best meals we've had at the Nell in the past eight years. every course was perfectly prepared and presented. wine selections (assisted by the sommelier) were excellent, service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.