Chefs Club Aspen - St. Regis Aspen
Chefs Club Aspen - St. Regis Aspen

Chefs Club Aspen - St. Regis Aspen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chefsclubaspen.com/
  • Phone: 9704299581x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday through Thursday: 5:30pm- 10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5:30- 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Didier Elena
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Chefs Club Aspen - St. Regis Aspen
The St. Regis Aspen Resort has partnered with FOOD & WINE Magazine to debut Chefs Club, an innovative new restaurant concept that will bring the FOOD & WINE pages to life through their signature Best New Chefs Awards, which honors the country’s most promising up-and-coming chefs. Chefs Club will select a group of FOOD & WINE's Best New Chefs to curate a unique menu of seasonally-inspired, American Regional cuisine for The St. Regis Aspen Resort. George Mendes (2011) of Aldea, New York, NY, James Lewis (2011) of Bettola, Birmingham, Alabama, Alex Seidel (2010) of Fruition, Denver, Colorado and Sue Zemanick (2008) of Gautreau's, New Orleans, Louisiana, were chosen to inaugurate the menu for the summer of 2012. Our current lineup consists of Bryant Ng from the Spice Table in Los Angeles, Viet Pham from Forage in Salt Lake City, Missy Robbins from New York City, and Jason Franey from Canlis in Seattle.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Chefs Club Aspen - St. Regis Aspen reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)special occasion (17)romantic (15)notable wine list (13)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (4)neighborhood gem (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Amazing Branzino!
    foodlover40
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary dinner here and had a marvelous time at the chef's table. The king crab wrapped in phyllo was light and flaky and the pickled veggies gave it a nice fresh touch. The octopus was huge not only in size but in flavor. The shrimp were huge-grilled and seasoned perfectly on our kale salad. The hamachi melted in your mouth but since eaten with these other dishes, the flavor was muted. The rib cap was delicious as well but the star was the branzino in the curry sauce. OMG. The fish was meaty and soaked up the delicious, slightly spicy sauce. There was just enough basil, eggplant, and tomatoes there to balance the whole dish. The presentation was over the top. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ASPEN GEM
    Judyneve
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food and service at Chef's Club are impeccable. The waiters never "hover" yet are always there for your needs. The atmosphere is elegant but comfortable at the same time. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SkierchicVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wine sommelier needs to stand in front of table when he pours , NOT Behind chair, as he did with us ... Very bad ! Never had that happen before . Otherwise waiter was outstanding .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 12 year anniversary dinner
    cmoney
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very cool place and view of the kitchen but overall the service was not very good. We were staying at the St. Regis where everyone was so friendly and our waiter barely spoke to us. Don't order a martini there...it came in kid size. Overall food was good but unfriendly place which was disappointing on our anniversary. Kind of a buzz kill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!
    AnnSBVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    As a frequent visitor to Aspen, we've seen many restaurants come and go. Chef's Club is a wonderful addition to the Aspen dining scene. I look forward to dining there for years to come. The food is delicious, varied, and innovative. The service was terrific. We sat at the "chef's table" overlooking the action in the kitchen. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best dinner in Aspen
    Tracys
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I highly recommend enjoying dinner here & sitting at the Chef's table. The presentation of the food is perfect. Highly recommend the pork chop & the King crab appetizer. Everything was delicious, except I would not recommend the Fish. The fish was OK, but the other dishes were more flavorful & interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative dishes
    lovemaui14VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Delicious menu. Choices are creative and tasty. The halibut with summer veggies is delicious. My husband said the filet minon was amazing. Service was slow. Could have been more knowledgeable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Found our dishes very bland and boring. I guess we are among the last to figure this out because while the St. Regis was sold out, this dining room was practically empty. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    LuvfreshandlightVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Wonderful food, creative, unusual while still offering a number of dishes that deliver tasty surprises.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Dine9VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Perhaps our expectations were set too high but other than excellent service there was little else than a wonderful parfait dessert that remains in our memory. Disappointing
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodeaters
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We very much enjoyed the Chef's Table dining. Every dish was beautifully presented and it was great to be able to see it adorned in front of our eyes. The chefs were interactive with the guests and the wait staff delivered educated descriptions of each available item. Selections varied from simple to out of the ordinary and we had no complaints. The root beer enhanced braised short ribs and the cavatelli filled with roasted corn and cheese were among our most outstanding components. The vacherin was delicious and had an unexpected presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shame on the waiter
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It seemed as if the waiter decided from the get go that we-3 women-we're not worth bothering with. He was impatient when explaining the menu, he let us sit too long-place was half empty-after we had cocktails he didn't even bother to ask about wine...he just did not have the attitude and personality you would expect at this caliber of a restaurant. Food was very good, although it was early and they were out of one of the signature chef's dishes. Trout was a beautiful presentation and delicious(we later found out they ran out of trout, too). Hamachi was yum, kale with shrimp was good, octopus was good(a tad fishy in some bites), and not a single interesting gluten free dessert! Probably better than most restaurants in Aspen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best food I've had
    Mary
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaurant was excellent and probably served the best food I've ever had. Love the concept. Will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As advertised
    renick01
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a party of six and found the otherwise somewhat limited menu satisfied everyone. The food quality was superb - as we would expect at such a venue. I've seen negative comments about the service, but our experience was excellent, with service both prompt and courteous despite a few dumb questions on our part. Servings were surprisingly generous for a "foodie" type of place. Yes, it is pricey, but not out of line for Aspen at all, especially considering the quality and location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    KlopezVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    It was so good we went twice during our week long stay in Aspen. This is a can't miss meal for foodies in Aspen as the menu was very interesting and the food was executed perfectly. Highlights include the crude, lamb agnolotti, Halibut, and spring vegetable salad with an amazing egg that can only be described as a work of art. Service was fabulous and the somm was very knowledgeable - great wine list. A must when you are in the area if you appreciate good food and wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience Overall
    DallasfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The empty room should have been our first clue. The concept of featuring dishes from chefs around the country is an interesting one, but the chefs at the restaurant must be able to re-create those items. The food was uninspired. My lamb loin was a rectangular slab, devoid of flavor. The herbed pancake thin and greasy, with a sliver of radish other unidentifiable vegetables. Our first choice of side dish was unavailable at an early seating and our selection of fresh peas with morels did not contain any morels. Skilled Aspen servers must have abandoned the restaurant as the waitstaff was young and not attentive. The manager, who roamed the room, did not visit the the few tables with customers. He just observed his kingdom.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem. A must in Aspen!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Amazing food. Exceptional wine list. The service and presentation were wonderful. We dined with a group of four and tried a good portion of the menu items. Every single dish was excellent. We also found some very small production wines that are often not available in restaurant. Great all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best restauarant we found in Aspen
    BusybackVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    From the drinks to the food, service and ambience this is the place to dine. Sit indoors or out, your preference, the experience is 5 star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodies come and enjoy!
    BusybackVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We were expecting an overpriced hotel dining experience. We were wrong. The food was outstanding, the service excellent, the ambience casual but perfect. We like it so much we cancelled another reservation to return. Eat outside if weather permits. Noise level depends on whether you are inside or out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 82 reviews are from the Chefs Club Aspen - St. Regis Aspen reviews archive.
  • Better than expected...
    ram3057
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We visited the Chef's Club for dinner during our weekend at the Food & Wine Classic. After reading so many varied reviews about this restaurant, we really didn't know what to expect. The menu was new and was just introduced that day. Although this can usually be a challenge for the waitstaff, they seemed to be able to handle the task well. We ordered the whole fried Branzini with shrimp, Spring peas with morrells and a 'fruit sundae' dessert that was very good. Re: the waitstaff. Of the two women whom we came into contact with, the one from Thailand connected with us immediately. The other took some time to engage us. But, once she started to open up, she was very friendly. Overall, a positive experience for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!!!
    Dnr4two
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food and service were very good at chefs club. The food was the highlight of the evening. Would like to see more price friendly wine selection or more flexible wine pairing. The service was good as well. Would recommend this place to fellow foodies, certainly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Moflt
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Waiter and chef seemed more interested in the two blondes sitting near us to pay much attention to our needs and requests. Service was inordinately slow with not a word said by staff as the chef came out to visit the blondes 2 or 3 times and the waiter was all over them. I think one of them was the artist whose work was hanging in the restaurant. Sadly, a disappointing experience for us and our guests.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • an aspen gem
    chinacatVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    although fairly empty as it was end of the ski season, this permitted us to enjoy the utmost attention from the wait staff, chef, and sommelier. the food was delicious and prepared perfectly. the venison was a winner! the side dishes, wine selections, and ambience were outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Great restaurant, wonderful service. Our servers were very pleasant and each course was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You don't need to be a Chef...
    KCMcSheaVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    You don't need to be a Chef to enjoy Chef's club. After dining here several times now, I am left with an extremely positive impression of Chef's Club. The service has always been impeccable, the food never ceases to amaze me, and the cocktail choices make me giddy. The wine list is also quite extensive. I love that Chefs Club features dishes from Food and Wine's best chefs, and I am also impressed with the open view to the kitchen. The atmosphere reminds me of a contemporary version of a French bistro - warm, intimate, yet playful. Congratulations to Food and Wine for the superb execution of this delightful concept. This will be my first stop every time I return to Aspen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Lovely open layout, very good food, nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great looking place, very
    proxy84
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    great looking place, very nice service, however dissapponted with the food
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Meal and Service
    Xlii
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I brought my parents and a picky NY couple here and all were very impressed. Highlights included the Tempura cauliflower, Octopus, & the Beet Salad. For dinner Dad & I shared a perfectly cooked rack of Lamb. Everyone loved their entrees, Scallops, NY Steak, & Striped Bass. Be sure to save room for the Warm Valhrona Chocolate Mollieux.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True Five Star
    HauteCuisineVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The Chef's Club in Aspen provides a true 5 Star dining experience for the guest. The food, ambiance and service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be a lot better
    BennettVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I DON'T LIKE ANY OF YOUR CATEGORIES; THEY'RE CHILDISH. Chef's Club started out as a venue for visiting chefs made famous in their own restaurants. It was sensational then. Now it's a combination of dishes devised by visiting chefs, who then leave, and dishes created by the in-house chef. It is mostly only okay. Nothing outstanding. The room is lovely, the service excellent, the food only in the middle when it should be the top.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great concept for a restaurant
    SkiersfromDelaware
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This restaurant was a great find! Parking can be a problem sometimes in Aspen, so the free valet parking was great. Once we entered the restaurant, we forgot we were in a hotel. The service and food were excellent. The wine selection was great. Our waitress answered numerous questions and was very friendly. There was not a pretentious attitude by anyone even though the restaurant was located in a luxury resort hotel.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal we had in Aspen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    John our server made the meal fun and was very engaging while navigating us through the menu. The feel was very warm and luxurious without being pretentious, which is hard in Aspen. The drinks were fantastic- I think that their mixologist is a huge secret to the restaurant and Aspen in general but some of the best craft cocktails I have had. I would say better than most of Ginza's best in Tokyo. The wine list was the right mix of small producers and big name varieties and the food was simply awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guest Chef in the kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Tasting menu with very affordable wine pairing was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    washdcerVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    This place is a true experience. We both took our waiter's recommendations and we were not disappointed. The vibe is cool, the decor is nice, and the wait staff waits on you hand and foot. The manager came by several times with complimentary wine. I just can't imagine a better evening and I was so glad we tried this place out. It's located in the St. Regis--all the more reason to check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best in Aspen.
    gkarcherVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Fantastic food in a fun, contemporary setting. Menu changes often, but we loved the lamb porterhouse and the venison "saddle",(loin)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Delight
    lolo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We loved every thing about our experience here - from food to wine to staff. The champagne pairing with Bryant Ng's delightful and unusual menu was absolutely delicious. We can't wait to go back and experience another chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem!
    nsbluv2ski
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I recently went to the Chef's Club for my birthday while in Aspen. I'm a bit of a foodie, and have dined all over the country, but this little gem may have been my finest dining experience ever! It did not hurt that guest chef Jason Franey was in the house and we had his special tasting menu with the wine pairing. Everything about our experience was perfect, the cocktails, the food, the wine, and the service. It was outstanding! I felt compelled to get up and hug Chef Franey when he stopped by our table. They are supposed to open another Chef's Club in NY this Spring and I look forward to going there as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu was very heavy on
    SfpdoddVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    The menu was very heavy on seafood items and food was over-salted. The wine list was very limited and pretentiously overpriced for the scope of the restaurant. I have always liked Todd Schlosssberg's food, but maybe they were having an"off" night?? Compared to other Aspen meals, we found this evening to be a disappointment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The bartender was amazing
    Foodiesa
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    The bartender was amazing and our server Callie was the best! We didn't absolutely love two things ,but over all it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just alright
    Constanthouseguests
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    We saved this restaurant for our last night in Aspen since we had heard/read such great things. I would say it was at best ok. We spent the same amount of money and had a MUCH higher quality meal/ service at Element 47 at the Little Nell. The food was just ok, nothing fabulous or unique. The service was not good. 5 entrees were served at once ( the sixth came later). Ladies drink orders were overlooked as the server went into a presentation of the food. When the food was delivered it was all misplaced ; we had to tell the servers what we had ordered. Most of the entrees were ok, the pork chop was dry and mediocre. All in all it was fine, just didn't live up to the hype at all- not what we expected in a St. Regis.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic