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Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in Aspen

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A photo of Clark's Oyster Bar - Aspen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Oyster Bar • Aspen
Booked 28 times today
Clark's Oyster Bar - Aspen is a neighborhood gem. Known for its amazing food and excellent service, it's a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The seafood options are consistently delicious and the atmosphere lively and welcoming. One reviewer even mentioned that it's 'one of the best restaurants in Aspen.' Another highlighted the 'consistently fresh and delicious' food and 'friendly and efficient service.'
A photo of French Alpine Bistro - Crêperie du Village restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• French • Aspen
Booked 20 times today
Aspen Restaurant Recipient of Multiple Accolades French Alpine Bistro- Crêperie du Village Recognized Nationally Cosmopolitan culinary connoisseurs searching for the elusive triad of a successful dining experience: excellent food and romantic atmosphere and personable service! The Austrian owner has poured her heart and soul into creating an atmosphere that is best described in one German word: gemütlich. The carefully chosen artifacts & candlelight combine to make this the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous, intimate rehearsal dinner or wedding party. According to owner Karin Derly, "We envisioned this as a place for people to create happy, lasting memories." Many many satisfied customers from around the world agree that French Alpine Bistro is a charming hideaway, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains.Come and join us for our popular Happy Hour Specials from 3:00pm - 6:00pm all summer long!
A photo of Duemani restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mediterranean • Aspen
Booked 15 times today
We are an approachable and refined restaurant, situated in the heart of Aspen. We are driven by the desire to create great tasting, uncomplicated food of exceptional quality. Where the ebb and flow of new flavors and traditional foundations come together! We highlight contemporary Mediterranean flavors, composed of seafood such as Lobster, Oysters, Crudo, and grilled meats. Let us fill your table, providing exceptional service, memorable moments, and unique culinary experiences.Our dining room is inviting, with candles glowing, incorporating elegant design and craftsmanship. The intimate private dining area surrounds groups with wine filled walls and custom walnut furniture, accommodating up to 24 people. A sure favorite for locals and tourists alike!
A photo of Kenichi Aspen restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Aspen
Booked 18 times today
There is another Kenichi nearby in Snowmass, so ensure you are booking at the correct restaurant! Kenichi is Aspen's premier contemporary Asian restaurant that features world-class sushi. We are known for our delightful sushi bar, bustling dining room, and hip bar scene. If no reservations are available this evening, there is plenty of space for walk-in dining at our bar, sushi bar, and lounge area. Enjoy dinner with us at our fun and lively locally-owned restaurant. Experience Kenichi’s Private Dining! Join us with your friends and family in the Tatami Room. Reservations last for 2 hours and can accommodate up to 12 people. Please note that a $250 deposit is required for Tatami Room bookings. (48-hour cancelation policy)
A photo of Acquolina-Aspen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Aspen
Booked 58 times today
Acquolina-Aspen is a neighborhood gem, known for its authentic Italian experience. Reviews rave about the 'fun atmosphere', 'excellent service' and 'delicious food'. The expansive menu and extensive wine list are frequently praised, with one reviewer calling it 'the best restaurant in Aspen hands down'. The restaurant's warm and welcoming team, combined with the 'fun vibes' and 'great ambiance' make it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Sway Thai - Aspen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Thai • Aspen
Booked 17 times today
Located in the heart of Aspen, sway’s first location outside of Texas features warm wood interiors, heated open-air patio, and full bar. The menu includes sway’s signature modern Thai dishes with a few location-exclusive offerings that tie Aspen’s mountain culture to Northern Thailand’s through cuisine, as well as a full bar program with specialty Thai cocktails and an extensive wine list.
A photo of Ellina restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Aspen
Booked 24 times today
Ellina is a cozy, intimate restaurant located in the heart of Aspen. Nestled in a stone walled dining room for the perfect, cozy Alpine dining experience. In the summer, the large outdoor patio offers al fresco dining in the shadow of Aspen Mountain.We are known for our homemade pastas and modern Italian cuisine - Chef Diaz' roots in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico often bring a Latin spark to classic Italian dishes. Our signature Artichoke Heart Bruschetta has been on the menu 15 years and still has a passionate following - a must try on the menu!Wine is our passion, and Ellina's worldly wine lists offers over 2500 choices, with a particular love and focus on the wines of Italy and France.
A photo of Matsuhisa Aspen restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Aspen
If your desired reservation time is not available online, please call the restaurant at 970-544-6628. Featuring Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature new-style Japanese cuisine, Matsuhisa Aspen is located within a historic Victorian house in downtown Aspen, CO. Indoor dining in Aspen will be temporarily closed per Pitkin County Board of Health starting on 1/17. Takeout is available nightly from 5:30 pm-9pm. To ensure we are adhering to the health and safety guidelines, and to reopen as safely and responsibly as possible, we are requiring guests entering our premises to wear protective face masks. -----------------Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s fusion cuisine draws influence from his classical training in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world, showcasing signature dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Black Cod Miso and White fish Tiradito.
A photo of West End Social restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Farm-to-table • Aspen
Booked 11 times today
Our beautiful new restaurant, West End Social, opens and offers an approachable style of cuisine. Chef Rachel Saxton lets local Colorado products shine in every dish, highlighting better ingredients from local farmers, foragers, and business owners, focusing on the Rocky Mountains and westward sources. Whether you're dining over shareable plates that spark conversation or indulging in a multi-course meal, our menu adapts to your mood and occasion. With beautiful mountain views, unmatched in Aspen, journey through flavors and connection in a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel at home.Here, the art of conversation meets the art of cuisine — come for the food or the company at your table.For Reservations Please Call: 970.544.7824
A photo of Willow Creek Bistro - Ritz Carlton Club Aspen Highlands restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Aspen
Booked 1 time today
Willow Creek Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands is a casual restaurant with a menu that crosses many cultures. The restaurants interior is designed to provide a modern take on the classic ski lodge, complete with plush comfortable seating, stone walls and amber colored accents. The outdoor patio is at the base of Highlands Ski Resort complete with fireplaces and shading umbrellas to make any evening comfortable. Willow Creek Bistro also features a full-service bar.Begin the meal with an order of tuna crudo, pretzel and bratwurst or homemade hummus and naan. Willow Creek Bistro offers creative entree options like Butter Chicken and Colorado lamb chops and classic 8 oz massive cheeseburgers or Coconut Curry ramen.Home of The Iconic Maroon Bells Colorado Landmark Base of Aspen Highlands Ski Area

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Discover best neighborhood gem restaurants in Aspen

Discover the hidden culinary treasures nestled in the picturesque settings of Mountains, Denver / Colorado, Aspen with our curated list of neighborhood gems. These establishments are celebrated for their exceptional dining experiences that perfectly blend breathtaking natural surroundings with exquisite cuisine. From the base of the Elk Mountains to the heart of Aspen, each restaurant offers a unique atmosphere that is both inviting and vibrant, making them local favorites and must-visit spots for any food enthusiast. The dining scene in this region is characterized by its diversity and quality, ranging from sophisticated seafood bars to authentic Italian eateries, all committed to providing top-notch service and deliciously fresh fare. Patrons consistently praise the stunning views, the fresh, seasonally-inspired menus, and the warm, attentive staff that make each dining experience truly memorable. Whether you're seeking a lively atmosphere or a quiet, scenic setting to enjoy a meal, these neighborhood gems in the Mountains, Denver / Colorado, Aspen area promise an unforgettable culinary journey. Discover why these restaurants are not just dining options but destinations in their own right, offering a perfect blend of ambiance, service, and gastronomy.

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