Sophisticated steak house with the air of a London Gentleman's Club. Whether you are searching for a romantic dinner, a new experience, or simply looking for the finer things in life, you'll find it at The Monarch. World-class cocktails, classic aperitifs, exquisite prime steaks, table side caesar salad, caviar service and an extensive wine selection.
Aspen, CO 81611
Hours of Operation:
7 days a week: 5:30pm - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Wine Cave and Roof Top Terrace available for private events.
Private Party Contact:
Samantha: (970) 925-5160
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Monarch Ratings and Reviews
Highly recommend! Not only our best meal in Aspen but one of the best meals I’ve ever had. We got the scallops to start, then I got the ahi tuna and my husband got the porterhouse. Normally I am not a fan of the non-filet side of the porterhouse but this one was very, very good. The chocolate truffle cake for dessert was AMAZING!
We had an amazing dinner here Saturday Jan. 6. We were traveling from Napa, California and the food here was spectacular. When we walked in, we had an earlier reservation at 6pm and there were few people in the restaurant and the music wasn’t on. I felt as if anyone could hear our conversation. It set an odd atmosphere in the beginning but then as more people came in, the music came on and we felt more relaxed.
We ordered the foie gras torchon and prawns to begin. The foie was delicious and generously portioned but the brioche was oddly cut and there were only 4 small pieces. I was expecting more mini slices instead of clumps? The prawns were fresh and amazing.
For our main, we shared a cowboy beef chop, creamed spinach and the mushroom gnocchi. All were spectacular. The steak was perfectly prepared and the sides were delicious as well. The gnocchi was a bit tough but flavor was there.
Overall, we had a wonderful dinner and the food and wine list was awesome.
The French onion soup was one of the best I've had; right on the mark. The bread as excellent as well. The 8 oz Prime filet however wasn't medium rare (red warm) -- it was a bit over cooked (brownish red warm) and the blue cheese 'crown' inundated the steak in flavor (more than a dollop which is what I usually see when ordered at other places). My wife's Bison was cooked perfectly (medium rare - red / warm), but it was far too peppery. The sautéed spinach had too much garlic; the garlic was a too bitter (over sautéed) and it permeated the dish. The wine was excellent -- however at $25 for a glass and since it was a recommendation the waiter should have stated the price.
This was our first trip to Aspen and we dined at Monarch because it was was so highly recommended by our friend. We were not disappointed. In fact, our dinner at Monarch was one of the highlights of our 5 day visit. On a Sunday night, after the weekend crowd had disappeared, the beautiful and classic dining room felt quiet and cozy (after we asked the wait staff to turn down the loud music). My bison filet was the best I've ever tasted, and my husband and friend raved about their beef filets. From the appetizers to desserts and Cappuccino, we were all completely satisfied. The wine list is superb, as well as the service. When in Aspen again, our first choice for dinner will be Monarch.
The food and wine were excellent. Overall, the restaurants were expensive in aspen but we really enjoyed the food here. The Sommelier was very good and never pushy on any certain brands. He listened to our favorites and we came up with a great wine for our dinner. My wife was exceptionally happy with the pavlova. It was a perfect dessert after a heavy meal. Would go back.
Sadly this is my 2nd unfavorable review for them. When it was Brexi we would eat there weekly. The food was amazing! ! Then they changed to a steak house where everything is alacarte. We rarely eat red meat but Decided to give it another try, to see if the food was any better a year later. It was just awful! Caesar salad had so much vinegar in the dressing we couldn't really eat it. The dressing was actually brown. They used to have an amazing Caesar. The Dover sole was bland, tasteless and just not good!! Sorry but it was a waste of time and money. Too many great restaurants in Aspen to go back.
And I did try their steak since that is their specialty but it was just mediocre . Waste of time. Get a new chef
The evening started with a wonderful bowl of carrot, coconut, ginger soup that was fantastic. This was only surpassed by one of the best steaks we have ever been served. My wife had a bone in filet and I had the bone in strip. This is one restaurant we will come back to and won't forget.
We had high hopes. It's a cozy room. Our table-side prepared Caesar salad was over-dressed, my sister's bison filet was luke-warm, and she never received the drink she ordered at the end of the night. Service was friendly and good, but the food did not live up to the price.
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