Plato's Restaurant
Plato's Restaurant

Plato's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.platosaspen.com/
  • Phone: 9709254240x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Global, International, International
  • Executive Chef: Jason Thompson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jason MacEachen 9705447849x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We offer a shuttle service every half hour (full and half hour) to town and back, stopping at Ruby Park, Gondola Plaza and the Hotel Jerome.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: no cost for parking
A word from Plato's Restaurant
Plato's Restaurant

“The first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence.” – Plato’s Republic, Book 2


Bask in the golden sunset as you dine on the finest and most inspiring cuisine in the city at Plato's Restaurant, featuring local and regional fair as flavorful as the surroundings. Our exceptional Culinary Team selects the perfect seasonal ingredients to make your meal a truly memorable one. Come early and unwind with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail by the fire in the Hefner lounge. The magnificent view becomes as much a part of the experience as the delicious meal.
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Plato's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (16)fit for foodies (10)great for outdoor dining (9)romantic (8)special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • fantastic food
    Wendy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The new chef (this season), Aaron, has done a fantastic job sourcing local seasonal food and making it delicious. It's one of those menus where you can't decide what to get because everything sounds so good. Go with a group so you can trade bites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful surroundings and delicious food in a fresh contemporary setting
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    Baspen
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Out of the downtown scene with beautiful views. The service was great and we really enjoyed the appetizers, salads, and main courses.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view
    SWFLDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Amazing view, but there are only 2 tables that could be at the window since the restaurant is so small. There was a happy hour going on on the outside terrace, so I'm not sure if that's typically a dining option also. Apparently they have a new chef, he introduced himself, has been there only 2 months. Very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Plato's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    From the moment we walked in, we had a great feeling about Plato's and it did not disappoint. From the hostess, to our knowledgeable and fun server to the wonderful preparations...it was wonderful. Not an Aspen "scene" restaurant because it is out of the mainstream of the downtown area, but we loved everything about it. Only complaint....could have a stronger wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in a busy town.
    BillVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great place in a busy town. Easy parking. Quiet. Pleasant. But food was average at best.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small portions, expensive prices
    Linda
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The ingredients for my dish were white beans, lobster sausage, and fish. They could have put more beans and the lobster sausage was mixed with a cheap ingredient so they could have included more. The fish was one inch wide and three inches long. Too small for $23. Also, the $$ as listed on open table in not accurate. It should be $$$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch
    SJKRVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    The food was impeccable, the service was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. We had such a lovely time and we're happily surprised with each course! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gorgeous view, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Gorgeous view, good service and tasty food. Portions quite small but otherwise no complaints. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand natural ambience
    GuidoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Extraordinarily pleasant dining room with floor to ceiling nature views. Fine selection of wines by the glass. Knowledgeable and attentive servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plato's Magic in the room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    The setting of Plato's with the beautiful scenery and the intimate space is wonderful. For a romantic evening, this will work. The food however, on this visit, was boring and not the edgy offerings we had experienced in the past. We noticed that the other guests in the room were mainly seniors and maybe that is why the "safe" menu items are offered, but it is not a foodie experience. The Citrus Marinade Salmon was ok but the risotto was salty and the citrus taste was lost if there was one. The prime rib was dry and pretty standard. The scallop shrimp appetizer was nice but again, not really that unique. I would probably go again because the room is romantic but I would check the menu. At Aspen prices, that menu was not worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plato's: For Classic Aspen
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Plato's upholds the traditional values of Aspen of invigorating the mind, body and spirit, with stunning views of the surrounding mountain landscape, excellent food, and soothing ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well prepared, fresh and light
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Incredible views, especially around sunset. For Aspen, the prices are reasonable, and everything was beautifully presented and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big positive surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Prior to an event in the music tent, we chose Platos for the location. We were tremendously impressed - surprised actually - by the service, the wonderful food and of course the terrific view. Would dine there again quickly, with or without an event at the institute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    While the view is spectacular, the poor service and mediocre food is not enough to convince me to come back. The restaurant was not crowded, yet our server appeared to be in way over his head the entire night. We went for great lengths of time without any sign of him, until finally the hostess had to step in and help out. The food was average, at best, but I hardly remember it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plato's After the AMFS
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Following a 6PM concert by the AMFS in the Tent we enjoyed a superb dinner as light waned in the west over Aspen Highlands. The food was excellent, the ambience very nice and quiet relative to the often hectic restaurant scene downtown. Plato's is predictably good every time and off the track of the crowds found at "the" places in Aspen. Recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Pleasantly quiet, beautiful views & vistas, perfect for after concerts. My halibut was very good. Kale caesar salad was tasty and generous portion but way too much dressing. Others also liked the halibut & sea bass with crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    HungrytravelersVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    Food was tasty. A great place for a quiet dinner and conversation!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plato deck - superb
    Paul
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    We had dinner on the deck earlier this week -- delicious beet soup in particular, very good food overall, really nice hostess and servers... and looking out at the forest and river and sunset. And reasonably priced for Aspen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    Very small dining area, wonderful service and the food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They don't really care.
    RealtalkVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    After waiting for over 45 minutes and asking where our salads were, we were told it would be awhile. When the salads finally showed up, we mentioned that we had a concert to go to and asked when our mains would be out. The waiter said he didn't know, and would we like them to go. Obviously not the reason we went there, so we cancelled them, and asked for the check. The waiter came back, and told us that he comped the meals, which we never even got. How about a drink or salad comp or a sincere apology, never received any of those. On the way out, when the situation was explained to management, they just said, sorry. I understand having a bad night, as it happens, but at least make an effort to make up for it. Not at Platos.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the intimate feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    I love the intimate feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Everything we ordered was delicious! Service was well-timed and friendly. The waiter's wine recommendation was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, a perfect meal.
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    As always, a perfect meal. Food, service, ambiance were perfect. As importantly, it is a quiet restaurant. A place where you can hear your table mates. We go back several times a ski season and also in the summer. It is never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Evening with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    the food was awesome. the only reason I gave it a four instead of a five is I have been slightly more wowed at times. But I will say the crusted lamp was wonderful. Service was great and friendly. Rosemary in bar nuts was too good. My wife had to take them away from me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was my 1st time in aspen and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Was my 1st time in aspen and i picked all nice resturants to try. Plato's was excellent and when i come back i will eat there again. staff was helpful, experienced, and not smothering. food was done perfect. Making me hungry lol
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plato's has excellent food
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Plato's has excellent food in an atmosphere of warm, friendly ambiance. This quiet restaurant has fantastic mountain views and in warmer times wonderful outside dunung. Our favorite place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had the place almost all
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    We had the place almost all to ourselves despite been premium dinner time, however it started to filled out as we left. All the staff was very corteours and the architecture and decor are very nice, mid-late 70's architecture in prestine condition
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very limited menue, both pasta
    SamtIsfied
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    very limited menue, both pasta dishes were very dissapointing, when told the waiter, there was no response. the soup was average, the bread was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It does not have a large menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    It does not have a large menu. Everything we had was good The quaintness is great. Great location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go for the burger!
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    We had heard about the view and Aspen Meadows was very pretty but the what came out of the kitchen was one simple outstanding hamburger. Sourced from a local farm, ground on site, cooked to perfection it was one of the best burgers my dining partner and I have ever had. The salad was also very good with the pine nuts adding a nice crunch to the greens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice after a concert!
    mbnadocVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Very nice restaurant, especially to go to after a performance at the Benedict tent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was not as special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    The food was not as special as the view - absolutely one of the most beautiful views in Aspen. The restaurant is a breath of fresh air from all of the crowded, noisy, hot and most of all, pretentious, restaurants in Aspen. I just wish the food was up to par with the gorgeous views.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food disappointing and menu
    Fussbudget
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    Food disappointing and menu is limited. Prices are high for the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely, small restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    Lovely, small restaurant. Easy parking. Not noisy, a great place if you want to hear what your dinner companions have to say. Beautiful views.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    I appreciate the attentive service and t fact that duffy(?) was very courteouse to us, when our selected wine (cline) was 86 he recommended a second wine deliciouse. The staff was very patient while our group took pictures.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We live in the area but never
    Wineluv3VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    We live in the area but never hear anything about Plato's. We thought we would give it a try. We found the service to be very good and the staff both friendly and accomodating. The food was relatively pricey, good, but not great for the expense. By no means were our dinners bad; just not great. I found the wine list disappointing; a lot of lower end wines. We dined during the day and the view was nice, but would have been more cozy had it been dark. A lot of windows and great views of Aspen Highlands and Buttermilt. We liked the fact Plato's was out of the way from downtown Aspen. The service was definitely the high point of our dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Make your own s'mores either
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Make your own s'mores either in lobby fireplace or outdoor firepit? Yes please! Entrees were a bit pricey so we opted to share a bunch of appetizers and glad we did. Gnocchi with rib was precious and filling. Soup special a delight. Charcuterie plate a generous portion. Salad was so-so but with delicious marinated artichoke hearts. Valet parking would've been appreciated in the winter. Better lighting indoors and out would set a better mood. Otherwise, a very pleasant evening. And did I mention the free s'mores?!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal we had in Aspen,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    Best meal we had in Aspen, hands down. We stayed at the St. Regis and the car service took us, only a 5-10 min drive. The food was also a great value. The service was also outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A quiet oasis with spectacular
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2012
    A quiet oasis with spectacular food in Aspen. Friendly and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service and food are impecible.
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2012
    Service and food are impecible. Great place to have a quiet meal. We've eaten at Platos many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet