Great atmosphere and food - the tomahawk ribeye was fantastic. The server and sommelier were really nice but need to up their game given the prices that are charged. Would definitely go again.
Great food, ambiance, service. Everything was great. Will repeat.
We ordered the Caesar for two (made tableside) which was fabulous and both of us had steaks, a bison steak and an eye of the ribeye. Totally delicious and perfectly cooked. The food is wonderful (and expensive). The Monarch offers a limited bar menu that is far less expensive but sitting at the bar for a leisurely evening with an old friend was not a practical option that night. I definitely recommend The Monarch and will return.
Good steak place
Amazing meal! The table side Caesar salad is an absolute must. Filet was perfectly prepared and deliciously seasoned. My husband ordered the burger and swears it was the best he’s ever had. So good he didn’t even touch the fries which were also crispy and delicious. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and perfect for a date night or special dinner. Service was excellent and attentive. The som helped us pick a Chateau Duluc Bordeaux that paired perfectly with our meal. Overall a fantastic dining experience and we will be sure to come back on our next visit to Aspen.
Excellent, recommend the sides
Excellent steaks , cooked to perfection! The fois gras too, was excellent! Very fine service, made for a memorable evening!
One of the best steak houses I've ever eaten at, including the great ones in NYC. The food was amazing and perfectly prepared. The service was excellent. As with all steak houses, I think they're all a bit expensive, but the quality of the food was so excellent here that I have to say it was worth every penny!
One of the best meals I have had. It was everything I expected and then some. I like the black and white movies playing above the bar. I like sports, but I don't want to watch them during a nice dinner.
The beef for 2 was incredible, really good! I am Brazilian , therefore, I am supposed to know what good beef is!!The wine was really nice, as well. The banoffi pie was ordered and left because if you do like the real Banoffi Pie, do not order it in Monarch - it is a made up recipe. It resembles a pumpkin pie with caramelized bananas on top. Service was great!
It was the best dinner experience!!
This is one of the very best resteraunts in Aspen. A really nice ambience, excellent service, great food. Even though this is a steakhouse- we really enjoyed the lobster and fish meals. The wine list is also good. All told- we will be back!
Delicious steak house without the stuffy environment, love the setting!
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.
Best steak in Aspen. Get the bone marrow. You will not regret
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.
The steak was truly outstanding, delicious flavour, perfect cooking. The macaroni and cheese was a wonderful surprise. Side dishes are expensive, but enough for two people.
Excellent restaurant, great experience