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Justice Snow's
Justice Snow's

Justice Snow's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.justicesnows.com
  • Phone: (970) 429-8192
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Owner Jonathan Liechliter
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Private parties in the Parlor.
  • Entertainment: Wednesday nights often feature live music by Jackson Emmer--singer, songwriter, and string aficionado. The Parlor is a community gathering place for literary and artisan activities.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Street
  • Public Transit: Roaring Fork Transportation Authority provides public bus transportation to and from Aspen.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking.
A word from Justice Snow's
Justice Snow’s is Aspen’s favorite restaurant and bar with a landmark location next to the historic Wheeler Opera House in the heart of downtown Aspen. We serve fresh, creative food, handcrafted cocktails, and incredible, affordable wines in an imitable atmosphere. Lunch, and dinner menus at Justice Snow’s are developed seasonally by Executive Chef Jonathan Leichliter. The menus feature inventive dishes that focus on locally sourced ingredients. Weekend brunch offers sweet and savory dishes with unexpected twists. The bar at Justice Snow’s serves up hand-crafted cocktails made with rare spirits, fresh components, and limitless creativity under the direction of renowned ‘cocktail mechanic’ Joshua-Peter Smith. While we have the most extensive cocktail program west of the Mississippi, our incredible bar staff welcomes the opportunity to custom-craft drinks to suit our guests’ personal tastes. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated in the area downstairs past the bar so it wasn't nearly as loud/active as the main seating area. If you want relative quite, sit there. If you want activity and excitement (and a view down the Hyman mall) sit in the main dining area by the bar. The cocktails were perfect (although slow in coming). The deviled egg and fried green tomato appetizers were delicious. The beet, kale and blue salad was one of the best I'd ever had. And all entrees (pork chop, striped bass, and jumbo prawn) were extremely well prepared and presented."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The appetizers were good but everything , including the service, was downhill from there. At least they deducted some of the cost. Therest of the food was mediocre. The waitress forgot what we had ordered--twice--and then brought a wine we didn't order. At first she insisted we had ordered it, but then said they were out of what we had ordered."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had an early dinner at Justice Snow's, so there were not many other diners when we arrived. Three of our party ordered beer & mixed drinks, and one gentlemen asked if they had lemonade. He was assured that they did, then was served water with lemon juice in it. Many of us like to drink water with lemon juice, but we do NOT call it "lemonade." (The gentleman in question, unfortunately, did not speak up at the time - I learned about this later.) I ordered a salad, with grilled chicken added, and the waitress repeated the order back to me. When that was served, without chicken, the waitress said, "I didn't hear that part." I also had to remind her about a side dish I had ordered. But the food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were in Aspen for three nights and the best dinner that we had was at Justice Snow's. The service, the wild salmon, salad, and desert were excellent. They have an enormous cocktail list and offered to create a special martini not on the menu."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a 6:45 reservation. We were promptly seated outside. The restaurant was not busy. The hostess told is she would fix our wobbly table on the sidewalk. She forgot and never did return. The waiter came and took an order for a draft beer and a cosmo. 20 min and nothing. We got up and left. Again the restaurant and bar were not busy. We were not impressed."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Love the bar and bar area dining - the back room has less character - but the service is pretty solid throughout. The food is some of the best in Aspen. One of us wanted to make some major substitutions and the waiter informed him that they did absolutely none (though I think we had done so in the past) - but they worked it out and everyone had a great meal. There is live music at times - I'm ambivalent about that but the music is good if a bit loud for dining."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Highly recommend the grilled bass and shrimp with grits. Both excellent. Also we enjoyed our waitperson Jim."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "For the past three years, my husband and I have gone to Justice Snow's while we're in Aspen for the F&W Classic. JP has created such a great drink list, anything you want it will be made and made well. Highlights this time were the Reverend on tap and the mussels. Good lord we could not get enough of that broth. Service was a bit slow, not sure if that was the waiter's fault or if they were spread a bit thin. Not a deal breaker."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Only thing I didn't like is the 2 topper right next to another 2 topper deal. I hate listening to someone else's conversation. Couples dining alone are penalized by restaurant configurations it seems."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Good food, great drink menu, always lively. We recommend for anyone wanting a casual bite at a good price. Thanks for being consistently good. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I really like Justice Snows and this was the first time I dined there in almost a year. I was disappointed that my favorite entree (that I always ordered previously) is no longer on the new menu. The service was great. The addition of another row of tables along the top floor (between window wall and bar) made it feel more crowded and noisy than when I frequented the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We cannot recommend Justice Snow's highly enough! Everyone raves about the drinks -- and with good reason. The mixologists are masters, and we enjoyed both traditional and nouveau cocktails that were beautifully presented and perfectly balanced. The food was similarly outstanding. From the fried pickles to the apple tartlette, our meal was downright stupendous. I don't have a critical comment (which is more than I can say for some other, purportedly fabulous Aspen dining establishments)."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great new place in the heart of the action. Food and service were great. What a cocktail menu!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Awesome food and service. This place is a must while in Aspen!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Good food, although very limited menu. Quinua was excellent. Too too loud"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Really good meal. We are going back on our last night. Top choice"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "...and watch your bill...they add not just 20% ( wow) automatically but also give you the 'opportunity' to jump to 22 %.. The food is fine, the ambiance in the resto portion, non existant. When in Aspen, not your best option."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Whether for a cocktail or dinner the service team and food are excellent. Plus the late night music had the whole place rocking."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We booked Justice Snow's on the strength of Open Table reviews and it was spot on. The atmosphere was lively with a few groups of six making for some raucous fun. We could hear each other though! The view out on to the streets of Aspen is lovely. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We are going back for the burger. It seemed like everyone in the know we're ordering it!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Very tasty and well prepared. I believe they were shorthanded the day we were there. Service was a bit slow, but we would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Turned out to be a great dinner once we changed tables from a corner table that was missing a fourth leg and had to lean against the wall to stay steady to one in the bar area. The table should get fixed asap."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Benjamin was an outstanding waiter, gave great recommendations about the menu and about the town. Food was delicious and drinks were great!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Perhaps we ordered the wrong thing,but the steak special was very smal and not tender at all. We got the polenta with elk,and it was so fatty we couldn't eat it. We left very unsatisfied. I have to say I haven't had such an unsatisfactory dining experience in this price range in a long time"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great food and a drink menu that will blow your mind! It's overwhelming so feel free to ask for recommendations based on what you like! Very reasonable prices for the location."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place has a classic Aspen location in the Opera house. Very energetic and has a mixologist vibe to it. We ate at the bar and watched the Olympics. The drinks were extraordinary and the food menu was very good as well. It may not be a "classic" sit down dinner, but I would definitely check this place out on your next trip to Aspen. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The cocktail service was extremely slow, and they brought the wrong drink on several occasions. Our waiter was polite and apologetic. The "mixologist" seemed to be off his game... they could have used a bartender that night."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Appetizers and entrées arrived at same time. Food was cold. Took 30 minutes for bottle of wine to arrive. Table next to us ordered after us and their food arrived before us."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was traveling in Aspen with friends and we had a great time at Justice Snow's. The space is charming; the waiters are knowledgeable and kind; the food is fun. (Hello, sweet potato waffle fries!) The drink menu is expansive -- if you want to order off the menu at all. For cocktails, our waitress just said, "What do you like? Alcohol type? Sweet? Tart? Floral? Savory?" and some really delicious drinks landed on our table. We actually went back to JS's a few days later to catch the SuperBowl when all the sports bars were full and had a great repeat performance. I'd highly recommend JS's."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We were very impressed with the waitstaff. Very helpful, attentive and accommodating. We decided to share meals, and the waitstaff coursed it out for us."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I tend to travel alone, so at some restaurants the attentiveness is pretty mediocre because the tip will only be from one person. However, the waitress here was helpful suggesting a main dish and attentive throughout the course of my meal. Along with my main dish, I ordered the mac and cheese side. It came with bacon, and I explained that I'm vegetarian, so she me me a new one and was very kind about it. Also, their drink menu is superb."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Fantástic restaurant with superb food. Impressive cocktail menu.I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Justice Snow's could be such a cool meal spot in Aspen - if not for high-end foodie pricing for "just good" food and service. The pricing is way off from the experience - either go higher or go lower (except for a drink and appetizers at the bar). Justice Snow's is, I guess, an adequate back-up choice when other restaurants are booked but not a first-choice at these prices."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The ambiance is incredible and the service is great. The manager takes the time to make sure each customer is having a great experience. While the food is good, the drinks are incredible. The bar staff have a long list of delicious cocktails and are happy to whip up anything you could think. Great for lunch, dinner or a later night drink!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Service was ok, but not what I expect at these prices. $9 pickles... Never again. I guess those are Valley prices, but I wasn't all that impressed with the food either. The salmon was good and the portions were plenty."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "El lugar esta bien, el servicio excelente…. pero la comida no estuvo NADA buena de 5 personas a solouna persona le gusto su platillo. Yo no recomendaria este lugar. Sorry"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We arrived at 5.30pm for our booking the restaurant was not busy but we were shown to the worse table which felt like it was in a corridor at the top of the stairs. We asked for another and were offered the one next to it which was hardly any better. There were other tables available but we were told they had reservations and we pointed out that we had also reserved. Eventually we got them to move us to an acceptable table but it had spoilt the evening. The waiter service was very good but i had the Flat Iron Steak which was disappointing. My hsband had lamb shank whilst very tasty it didnt fall off the bone like it should."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "First time ever eating at Justice Snow - I was truly surprised at how good the food was. There were four of us, each ordering a different entree and each dish creatively and deliciously prepared. I LOVED the food! Service was excellent as well."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Definitely worth a visit. TONS of beers and a decent wine list. What makes this place great are the appetizers/small plates. Its not a "eat a big meal" place, but a place to try different things. Between us, we had about 8 different items and I liked them all. Dates stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in bacon was very good. Ambiance is cool too. Its small, so don't bring a BIG group, but they've got a great staff, so you'll be accommodated."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We were happy to find that Justice Snow's had just reopened for the season during our recent visit to Aspen. The tomato soup and crusted trout were delicious. Very friendly staff and quaint setting. Clever drink menu. Enjoyable meal all the way around."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I've used opentable for 7+ years and never left a written review until now. My wife and I loved this place. It hit the mark on every course. Amazing appetizer, excellent entrees, great desserts, awesome drinks. And you get all of that at very reasonable prices, especially for Aspen. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013