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
24 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.4
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (6)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Nice spot if you are looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Nice spot if you are looking for a bite to eat before a Broadway Show. Prices were very reasonable and food was average. Drinks were very good. The cocktail menu has some very unique drinks listed and the ones we tried were very very good. I would go back, but only for appetizers and drinks. Atmosphere is really interesting and clubby.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took my employees out for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    I took my employees out for a post-holiday dinner. We all loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. The only thing I did not like was that we had no idea it was going to turn into a club. After we ordered dessert, we were rushed to get up from our table. That was a bit disappointing after we had been there for some time relaxing. I wish our waitress has informed me of that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm not sure who would like
    Roni
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    I'm not sure who would like this restaurant since the food is secondary to the beautiful decor. I assume folks staying in the hotel would be the most likely to frequent it. At best mediocre food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, OK service
    MomusingVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Service isn't great but the food and atmosphere is good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for a Sunday brunch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    We went for a Sunday brunch, and were very pleased to find this little spot. The staff was very kind, the music excellent, and the food was just fine. The atmosphere is very unique and cool, and I can imagine this being a great drinks/bar scene in the evening. As it was, I was grateful to find this among all the touristy stuff in midtown and would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a different kind of meal in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    There were very few customers there, yet our service was extremely slow. Two of us ordered a Cobb salad that was supposed to come with chorizo. It tasted like cut up breakfast sausage--not at all chorizo. The salads came dressed and the dressing made the salad taste stale--it tasted like a salad you would purchase at a salad bar. The evening started poorly when we entered a mostly empty restaurant and the hostess sat us on the same banquette as another couple. When my husband pointed to another empty table across the room he was informed that table was reserved. Why did we make a reservation through you, then? Since my daughter and I could not finish the salad we asked for a side of French fries which were delicious. Unfortunately $8!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a nice little oasis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    It was a nice little oasis away from Rockefeller Center, yet close enough to get in a quick visit to see the tree. The place was quiet, the servers were friendly and the food was tasty. They prices were also very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice escape from the hustle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Time Square, gr8 ambiance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    My new favorite, especially for the winter! There was a good amount of noise & energy but it was definitely toned down compared to the lounge portion so it was just right. We had the mac & cheese, hanger steak and short ribs ... yum! The meat was SO tender and so tasty. The decor is a very cool, modern twist on a cabin. Very winter-y and different. The hostess was very nice. My only complaint is that there seemed to only be one waiter and he took up a good portion of our time waiting for him to take our order. We got our water and then that's it ... he disappeared. Wouldn't have been so upsetting if we didn't have a show to go to. We had to ate our meal in 10 minutes and ended up being a few minutes late to the show.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quirky atmosphere, appealing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Quirky atmosphere, appealing menu, great for pre-theater dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • some changes since profile written…
    Andy
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Aspen Social Club has changed some things recently. Its menu previously featured mostly tapas options that were good for sharing, and its profile here still suggests that this is the case. However, they’ve moved toward a more traditional menu, with regular entrees and even prix fixe options. The food is still quite good, and the atmosphere is fun, unusual, and homey. Nonetheless, it’s a bit different than it used to be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there for brunch - drinks
    kb620
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Went there for brunch - drinks were good, but menu was limited.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was terrible. I would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Food was terrible. I would maybe go for a drink with some people, but that is about it.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    Very disappointing experience. The ambience was seedy and the service was awful. Would never recommend this place for any occasion nor would I go back....skip it totally.
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  • Awful service, mediocre food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Awful service, mediocre food. Do not recommend at all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solo holiday traveler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    No one was in the place but it was thanksgiving day. Had a fixed price menu that was probably fairly priced given the city and holiday but food was just ok. Service and ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    When the reservation was requested, they should have just said the restaurant was closed for a private party. Instead, they hastily improvised a couple of tables, benches and chairs in the drafty lobby area. The serving staff was uninterested and did not fulfill simple requests like a knife as part of the set up. The hamburger (there are not a lot of options on the lunch menu) while served rare as requested & was sort of thrown together with onions and lettuce and some soggy (though herb infused) french fries were provided as a side. The only upside to the meal (we should have simply left when we learned of the situation) was that another party of three were the only other customers so it was possible to actually have a conversation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What seemed to be a hot night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    What seemed to be a hot night spot, we found perfect for pre-theater dinner. Seating is in the back of the restaurant and very cozy. All ordered from the pre-fix menu and were very satisfied. Service was great and the food was fresh and full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much better than the typical
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Much better than the typical Times Square restaurant, great ambiance and food. Not a quiet restaurant, but a great vibe. Food was not the pinnacle of NYC cuisine, but very good--and I thought it was a good value as well. We will be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place
    Chris
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    We were there early, so not many people there. However, it was a fun place, with great food, fun drinks and a cool decorative theme.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Weird and empty hotel restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Weird and empty hotel restaurant that was out of a third of the things on the menu. Poor choice. AVOID.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Totally empty. Food ok. DJ
    VisitingFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Totally empty. Food ok. DJ playing loud, heavy bass music that just doesn't fit an Aspen lodge decor. Very strange combo..
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch spot if you're
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Great brunch spot if you're looking for an unlimited drink option. Our server was really great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were unexpectedly delighted
    2intrepiddinersVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    We were unexpectedly delighted with Aspen Social Club. It was a great low-key, inviting dining experience. We only had burgers, so we cannot really comment on the food, except to say that they were delicious. I have highlighted Aspen in my list of restaurants in the theater district because I think it would be great for a family group with children. All in all it was a satisfying dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Very ordinary menu - could
    judaline
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    Very ordinary menu - could have been a highway rest stop - but the quality of what was offered was good. At Wednesday lunch time, in the middle of the theater district, the place was deserted.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I needed a new lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    I needed a new lunch spot for a meeting as I work in the neighborhood. Aspen Social Club proved to be a little gem with great food, wonderful service and best of all - it was quiet enough that we were able to have a meeting without screaming over loud music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Service was fantastic and
    Irish26
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    Service was fantastic and so was the food. Would definitely go back again and would recommend it to friends. The only thing I would change is the music I think it was a little loud for conversation but overall it was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was totally not what
    lunchproVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    This was totally not what I expected. I was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance of the place. Loved the music and surfing video. Also, the ceviche was awesome and I had the best burger I've ever had in NYC. YUM!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AN ATTRACTIVE RESTAURANT,
    LWLLWLVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    AN ATTRACTIVE RESTAURANT, VERY CONVENIENT TO TIMES SQUARE, WITH GOOD SERVICE AND GOOD FOOD BUT THE PIPED IN MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD AND MONOTONOUS FOR ME.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service, mediocre food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Bad service, mediocre food. A tourist rip-off place. Had 5pm res on a saturday eve, were only ppl in the place. Hostess didnt even give us a good table, I asked to be moved to a banquet, hostess went on about how those tables will all be full at 6pm (they were'nt). Ordered 4 apps for two ppl, 1 app followed by the other 3. They brought out 2 and then the other 2,not how we ordered them. Also they brought out second 2 apps when we were still eating first 2 apps. Finished my drink and wanted to get another drink, no one came and offered me one. So I never got a second drink. My server finally came over and offered me a 2nd drink 15 minutes after I finished my first drink, and after I was done with my food, I said no thanks. Dont bother.
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  • Being new to the city, I asked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Being new to the city, I asked a colleague for a recommendation in the Times Square area and I was thrilled with the result. I hosted a client and they also thought it was very cool. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good, service a bit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    Food was good, service a bit variable. For a pre-theater meal it's best to know it's primarily a bar scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Should not be advertised as
    DB03VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Should not be advertised as a restaurant. It is a very loud bar. Poor choice for a pre-theatre dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's really a club
    Sully38VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    The food is great but this really is a club for drinking and hanging out
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a picnic in the woods
    ttttVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    the decor is great - well done - bright without being blinding - spacious - the tables aren't on top of each other - the staff helpful and attentive without being intrusive - and the food - scrumptious
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was actually quite tasty,
    Casey1255VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Food was actually quite tasty, but the servers were not at all engaged. We'd given ourselves 2 hours for pre-theater and it's a good thing, because it took forever. It often felt as if we'd been forgotten about. Also, it seemed as if everything we wanted to order was unavailable that evening. To top it off, there was an extremely noisy table of tourists right next to us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went, honestly, because
    Nycjbd
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    We went, honestly, because it's a block away from the Times Square TKTS booth, and we were very pleasantly surprised. It was very quiet, though, so I hope it's around the next time!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • The food is excellent. Good
    kss0202VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    The food is excellent. Good ambiance, good service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the area the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/29/2012
    For the area the food was very reasonably priced. It was pretty and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The ambiance is funky with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/7/2012
    The ambiance is funky with a chandelier of antlers hanging above the dining area. The wait staff was pleasant and helpful. The food was flavorful and cooked to perfection. The wasabi mashed potatoes were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate