Element 47

4.4
472 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
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About

It’s been called Aspen’s “finest spot to wine, dine and unwind.” The name element 47 pays tribute to silver, the precious metal that first put Aspen on the map, and to the finest silver service cuisine —for breakfast, lunch, après and dinner, 7 days a week. Our team of culinary and wine professionals is one very good reason our hotel has enjoyed the rare 5-Star, 5-Diamond ranking for so long. In 2015, element 47 received its first 5-Star Restaurant Award. Whether you ski in for lunch, drop in at the bar for a more casual rendezvous, or join us for the most special of occasions, you’ll be greeted with warmth, not formality. There is no dress code -- "Aspen casual" is ideal attire. We are pleased to accommodate diners with any food allergies, intolerances and dietary restrictions. You’ll find the ambience – ceiling-height glass cases with some of our rarest wines, art by Michelle Grabner, Cameron Martin, Angel Otero, Scott Reeder, Philip Vanderhyden, José Lerma – as fine as the dining.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am daily

Lunch & Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm daily

Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:00pm daily
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Phone number
(970) 920-6330
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Zubrod
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Catering
The Little Nell offers catering for parties for 10 - 200 and can handle all off-site needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring St.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is available.
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Special events & promotions
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Jeff Moses - General Manager

970-920-6317
jmoses@thelittlenell.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4
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Denver
5.0
Dined on April 15, 2017

Phenomenal experience as always! Extraordinary food, Exceptional wine list, Memorable service. Thank you!

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Vancouver
3.0
Dined on April 15, 2017

Salmon was not cooked through. Fries were frozen in middle. Steak was under cooked. Service was good but food didn't even come close to the atmosphere. Wonder if the fact it was closing up for the season the next day influenced the quality. Either way, will not return.

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Denver
5.0
Dined on April 8, 2017

Glad we were able to find a last minute reservation. Don't count on it happening again, but it's spring. Everything was really great. The wine list is pretty steep. Service and food were top notch.

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Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on March 31, 2017

Formal dining, extensive wine list, Somm helped pick a magnum of Burgundy (which the Burgundy wines were on 25% discount) and the back room for a party of 8 was perfect! Not cheap, but not outrageously expensive. A special occasion for sure. Pasta w sweetbreads was great, hanger steak was even better

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Washington DC
2.0
Dined on March 21, 2017

We were so disappointed. We have eaten here many times and so this was an exception. The service was fabulous as always, but we ordered the special five course tasting menu and two of the five courses were totally inedible because they were so salty -- and we usually love salt. Something must have gone terribly wrong in the kitchen. It was an expensive mistake too at $95 per person. The first two courses - spring salad and the "razor clams" were very good (although the clam dish was really a pasta dish with chopped clams on the top). Dessert very disappointing with some sort of raspberry gelatin ribbons and tasteless supposedly chocolate logs that looked like vienna sausages, but the main problem was the way too salty sweetbreads and tenderloin beef (they ran out of the pork that was supposed to be the fourth course). I hope this was just a one time problem on March 21st. We will go back and order off the menu next time!

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Dallas
5.0
Dined on March 17, 2017

Good Vegetarian Tasting Menu.

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on March 16, 2017

Was very unimpressed with this signature restaurant at Little Nell in Aspen.
More casual than I would have expected for Aspen casual; VERY Overpriced wines: French Bordeaux 25% off and still over 250/bottle ! Poor US Napa selections . Food unimpressive : they need a new chef; obviously a tourist trap

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Central Coast
5.0
Dined on March 15, 2017

Awesome evening - great food - attentive service - exceptionally deep wine list and excellent sommelier - thanks

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San Antonio
5.0
Dined on March 13, 2017

Everything is always amazing, but the pasta on the Indulgence Menu might be the best pasta dish I've ever had.

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Miami
5.0
Dined on March 11, 2017

Best restaurant in Aspen. Get the Tasting Menu. You will not be disappointed. But please be aware: A glass of wine averages $30!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on March 11, 2017

Wine list is awesome! Staff is very professional and attentive to your needs. Excellent mountain quisine. Somelliers are very knowledgeable. Very romantic with low lighting. Very good chef.

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New England
5.0
Dined on March 6, 2017

Excellent service! Food amazing!

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Denver
4.0
Dined on February 28, 2017

Very good meal although entree menu quite limited. Pricey. A bit stuffy. Not an Aspen authentic experience. Very modern contemporary decor. Incredible wine list.

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on February 27, 2017

Food was good, service was even better. 4 stars because food came out warm instead of hot. Would go back

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 25, 2017

Wonderful evening at Element 47, with the chef's indulgence menu. My wife and I both thought the food was just outstanding as well as the service of our hosts.

We will be back!

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Denver
5.0
Dined on February 25, 2017

Our wait staff was knowledgeable, professional and fun. A hand written b-day card was left on the table for my husbands birthday which was awesome. Elegant with an edgy feel.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a wonderful valentines dinner here. Delicious venison and lamb!! Knowledgeable and attentive staff!!

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New England
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

Enjoyed the tasting menu at Element 47 for Valentine's Day with a friend. Had great wine and just truly enjoyed the whole atmosphere of the restaurant. Jesse was a fantastic guide through the entire dining experience and Andrew was a treat. Thank you for a flawless evening.

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Houston
5.0
Dined on February 12, 2017

Excellent restaurant, with impeccable service. We went with friends and celebrated two birthdays, mine and one of the friends. Element 47 was a perfect place to celebrate and put candles on our dessert. The evening was memorably enjoyable.

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on February 8, 2017

Fabulous waitress and sommelier ... and addicting hot fresh bread !!

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Denver
5.0
Dined on January 22, 2017

For our very first night in Aspen, we decided to take advantage of Element 47's proximity of our stay at The Little Nell. It did not disappoint! Every course was beautifully presented and delicious. The service is discreet and yet attentive. Thank you Element 47 for a beautiful start of our first trip to Aspen!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on January 18, 2017

Food was incredible

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on January 17, 2017

Enjoyed tasting menu with wine pairings...fabulous food & service!

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Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on January 17, 2017

This was the first visit to this restaurant for my wife and I, in Aspen to snow ski at Snowmass. It was easy to get here using the free shuttle bus service from Snowmass Village to the Ruby Park Transit Center in downtown Aspen. It is just a short walk from there to Element 47 inside the Little Nell Hotel. The food was excellent. Everything was good, from appetizers through dessert. The wine selection is really extensive and the sommolier was very knowledgeable and helpful. You expect to pay up in Aspen for everything, but actually, relatively speaking, this was a reasonably good value for a truly high-end restaurant in Aspen. Definitely worth a visit for a high-end dinner or special occasion if in Aspen.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2017

Winter Skoll

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Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2017

Our server, Joe, was on point with his recommendations; however, Carlton McCoy, the somm, made our evening.

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Orlando
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2017

The service is unsurpassed. Food is creative and delicious. Wine list is one of the best in the country. This is the best spot in Aspen, one of the top restaurants in the country.

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Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2017

The food was excellent. We were expecting a wonderful Hot chocolate experience as we have had in the past but unfortunately ours came cold because their "machine was not working". They were able to reheat using a steamer. Also, we were not happy when they threw away our left overs despite our request to have them boxed to take with us. We were told that there was a "miscommunication".

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Orlando
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2017

Best in town.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2017

element 47 is a fine example of Aspen fine dining. Other that here, that is Zomato, the restaurant gets glowing reviews and I can understand why.

element 47 serves "aspen casual" finer than anywhere else on the mountain. The setting, service and presentation of meals were all faultless. The only criticism regarding the place settings is the overlapping place mats. A simple white tablecloth would no doubt prove to be easier and more efficient to service and add a touch of class, which I would argue is justified.

e47 also manage food allergies flawlessly, without loosing any element of the dishes prepared.

The sommelier was on point in suggesting a perfect accompaniment to our meals.

A suggestion to the kitchen, however, is to be more confident in recommending how a meal should be experienced. I fully understand that Americans love to "over cook" flavor, needlessly, but take for example the oysters that are flown in fresh from Massachusetts. They were magnificent and best enjoyed straight up, without adding anything. There just wasn't the need to add a squeeze of lemon, horseradish, vinaigrette or Tabasco, all which were provided, "just in case".

e47 is justified to stand tall and be proud of how and why they receive glowing reviews, which after all they fully deserve!

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Miami
3.0
Dined on January 2, 2017

Food below average for a "best of Aspen" pretension

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San Francisco
3.0
Dined on January 2, 2017

Good is way too pedantic so no value for money. Service fine with a touch of arrogance about it. Atmosphere nice. We will not be going back.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2017

We had a group of 9 for my Mother's Birthday and the entire Element Team went out of their way to make it even more special. Element's champagne is fantastic, the wine list is superb, menu very creative and the service was spot on !!

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Miami
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2017

Pretty much ate here everyday while on ski trip to Aspen, best brunch in Aspen

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Anchorage
1.0
Dined on December 30, 2016

This was our second time dining here. We had a great experience the first time, so decided to revisit.
Let's start with service, it was EXCELLENT! The wait staff was super friendly and very attentive.

Our first course, Venison tartare was FANTASTIC. For entree, my husband and I got the Wagyu steak (cooked: medium). This was TERRIBLE. Two out of the four steak slices were extremely well done. Other two cuts were cooked to medium. This was the WORST Wagyu, we've ever had. We had Wagyu at Canlis in Seattle (cooked: medium) and that was outstanding. I'm only comparing these two restaurants preparation since the prices are comparable. A $95 steak was cooked worse than what I would get at food-chains such as Outback.

We were very disappointed and decided to skip on dessert.

Mulled wine and the Cabernet on the wine by glass list was excellent.

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Miami
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2016

A little slow on service, the food was amazing though

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Denver
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2016

Amazing service amazing everything. We travel the world and this is one of the over 5 star restaurants we have been to! First time there for some reason as skeptical of hotel restaurants... this one over performed.

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New England
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2016

With the Little Nell being a centerpiece for Aspen Mountain, we had high expectations for our visit to Element 47. We made reservations for an 11:30 lunch. Upon arriving at the hostess stand, we indicated that we had a party of 5. We also indicated that we had reservations and she said "oh good" and rolled her eyes as if to comment that every other peasant in line without a reservation was not going to be served.

Once seated, a nice lady came over and brought us water. That was the last person that spoke to us for 15 minutes. Mind you, we were early for lunch and the restaurant wasn't half full at this point.

We saw that other tables were being served bread. I finally flagged down a waitress and asked if we could get some. At this point I think they realized that we had been forgotten and things started popping. We got bread, drink orders were taken and we were off to the races.

The waitress was very nice once she knew we were her clients and did an excellent job. I was still put off by the snottty hostess, but was ready to move on.

Our group ordered 2 cheeseburgers, fish n chips, a falafel burger, and the roasted chicken breast with risotto.

The food was ho-hum. The burgers were good, but not very large. They did not bring the fries out until the meal was halfway over and even then, they were cold. The batter on the fish was good, but overwhelming... heavy on batter and light on fish. Flavor was ok. The chicken was good and the risotto was good, but a bit over-starched. The falafel burger was cold and disgusting. I told my wife to send it back, but by this point, we were good and ready to be done with element 47.

The final insult was that the above meal with no alcoholic beverages was $148. Save your money and go to any number of establishments in Aspen with better service, better food, and better pricing. This was a huge let down for us.

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San Francisco
3.0
Dined on December 28, 2016

Service was adequate but poorly timed because the appetizers were brought while my husband was in the restroom and the entree was later brought while I was in the restroom. Food was fine but would expect it to be better for the price.

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London
2.0
Dined on December 28, 2016

This place - like most of the Little Nell is very dated. The breakfast buffet had a tiny and very basic selection. The St Regis buffet has three times the variety, a much nicer space, and great service. Yeah it's more but worth it. I'd never ever recommend Element for their breakfast buffet. If you don't a buffet, then go to Aspen Over Easy which is excellent. And even Poppycock's across from the Nell is much better.

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