Plato's Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Bask in the golden sunset as you dine on the finest and most inspiring prix-fixe menu in the city at Plato's Restaurant. You'll discover local and regional fair as flavorful as the surroundings. Our exceptional Culinary Team selects the perfect seasonal ingredients to make your meal a truly memorable one. Come early and unwind with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail by the fire in the Hefner Lounge. The magnificent view becomes as much a part of the experience as the delicious meal. *PLEASE NOTE that we offer a prix-fixe menu at Plato's, where guests will have diverse options for starters, entrees and desserts to fit all dining needs.
If you have any questions, please call.

"The first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence.” – Plato’s Republic, Book 2

AS OF SUNDAY MARCH 15TH, PLATO'S WILL NO LONGER OFFER THE PRF-FIXE SUPPLEMENTAL MENU. WE WILL, HOWEVER, OFFER NIGHTLY SPECIALS INSTEAD.
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was amazing besides the salty oysters. We went on a Saturday night and were very unimpressed by the ambiance. Would be good for lunch or if you want a brightly lit small place to eat that’s family friendly.

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vipKris
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views; Great staff; Delicious food! We had a great visit! Highly recommend!!

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melindag
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant was strange about the reservation time and when I arrived there was absolutely nobody there beyond that it was a very pleasant experience food was great service was great and I love the location as a change from downtown Aspen

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of our best experience ever in a restaurant (we had been in many). The food was spectacular, not only yummy the set up was so nice, and the ambience very pleasant.
The host (maybe Dave) was supper sweet and friendly, very professional. The waitress was the sweetest.
We got to say thank you to the chef.

Amazing amazing. Was a great choice for our anniversary. Thank you so much foks. We will for sure come back !

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vipJobema
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We visited in October. During off-season the menu shrinks to an informal hotel bar menu - very limited choices, not notably farm-fresh, creative or memorable. We ordered a very basic (and very small) flank steak and crostini that was light on topping. An iceberg lettuce salad had very stale lardons, and the bread seemed days old. We didn't risk dessert. That said, the scenery is fantastic and the pricing (at least in October) isn't Aspen exorbitant (steak entrees under $30, sandwiches under $20, salads under $15). It's a hotel restaurant that needs to stay open year-round, but clearly they're only a destination food spot when they expect crowds.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 22, 2019

Dear Jobema, We sincerely apologize that you did not enjoy your dining experience at Plato’s. We strive to deliver an exceptional experience for all of our guests year round. The “All-Day Menu” is available to all guests year round from 11:00AM to 11:00PM in our Bar, Lounge and Dining Room. I’d like to invite you back for dinner to experience our Chef’s Harvest menu this winter. I sincerely apologize it was unavailable at the time of your visit. Regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipfloridadiamondgirl
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice glassed in dining room to view fall aspens and mountain, although blinding prior to sunset. Unable to dine on terrace due to private function. Service was excellent but the kitchen was out of some menu items- even before 6:00! Salad was huge and very good but entree mediocre.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 22, 2019

Dear floridadiamondgirl, Thank you very much for the opportunity to serve you at Plato’s! I am very happy you were able to enjoy the spectacular views and am thrilled to hear you experienced excellent service! I do apologize that your entree was not to your liking, and certainly appreciate the feedback. We strive to source local, seasonal ingredients and hope your next meal with us exceeds expectations. Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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CeliaW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lights were too bright, beautiful view!

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 22, 2019

Dear CeliaW, Thank you for the opportunity to serve you at Plato’s! I do apologize for the lights being too bright. We have noted this feedback and adjust the lights and blinds nightly to best highlight the view and create ambience within the dining room. We truly value your business and appreciate the feedback! We hope to see you again! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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ROPT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was sadly disappointed with dinner here. In fairness they were Transitioning between menus of which most of their menu was not available. In addition the tight seating in such a small Space led to a loud environment. Add to that The value of what you pay for the food you get is not great. On top of everything else it took over an hour for us to get our meal we ended up getting it to go because we Ran out oftime.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear ROPT, I sincerely apologize that your experience with us did not match your expectations. We strive to utilize fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients when crafting our menu. This does, however, create limited quantities of certain items, which we believe deliver exceptional value. I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to come and dine with us again. Please feel free to contact me directly. We hope to see you again! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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Blondy1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was really good. We had the 3 course meal. Our waitress was good but it took time for our food to come out. It was a beautiful evening and the scenery was beautiful as well. Worth the time.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear Blondy1, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the service, scenery and your meal! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipKimP
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet but an AMAZING view & food & service were great!

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear KimP, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience at Plato’s! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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John
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The restaurant is small. A party of 14 came in after us and after a wine were irritably noisy. There was no “atmosphere” ....lights were bright. Food was good but, overall, not worth it.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear John, I sincerely apologize that your experience with us was unsatisfactory. We aim to create an environment where everyone can enjoy the scenery, in addition to the fantastic food and wine offerings. Every guest and table are important to us. If noise is an issue, please notify your server and we will be happy to address it. I’d like to extend an invitation to you to dine with us again, as we would love to exceed your expectations. Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipSerenaW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escape weekend to aspen with gourmet dinner and amazing views.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear SerenaW, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and the incredible scenery! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Aspen! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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CINDYM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food. Great ambience. Great scenery. Great service. Great wine.

It was a wonderful experience and highly recommend for everyone!

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear CINDYM, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us at Plato’s! We truly value and appreciate your business, and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipsharonq
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Aspen for 38 years and were not aware of this restaurant. Very pleasantly surprised with the entire experience. View is beautiful, service outstanding (pleasant, not rushed). dinner delicious (both my duck and husband’s lamb). Mussels appetizer was abundant and delicious. Loved the different flavors in the sauces that accompanied the duck (a red cabbage purée, and cherry sauce). We had the Bayer chocolate mouse which was truly a work of art and delicious. Will definitely return.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear sharonq, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We are so happy you discovered Plato’s and were able to enjoy your dining experience with us! We truly value your business and would be delighted to serve you again on your next trip to Aspen! Our Chef’s Harvest Menu changes seasonally to highlight local, sustainable ingredients. Our current menu is available on our website. Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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BillS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The view was amazing. We had an early dinner, so most of our time was very quiet. More people came in later and it was more energetic - but the quiet was perfect as we were catching up with friends and it was easy to hear each other. Can't wait to go back and try breakfast and lunch!

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear BillS, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a positive review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Plato’s! Our Chef’s Harvest Menu is updated seasonally to reflect local, seasonal ingredients. We hope to exceed your expectations on your next visit! We truly value your business, and look forward to serving you again! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipKathy
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and a nice change as it is quiet and no music competing with conversation.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear Kathy, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a positive review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us at Plato’s! We truly value your business and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipChefGeorge
Charlotte
104 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I returned solely for my wife to try their beautiful geometric dessert of mousses in modernistic style, not expecting anything else to be great on their short menu. We were pleasantly surprised by several appealing choices. The mussels app was a full meal - very generous and delicious. My lamb sirloin was great, and the fried fava and garbanzo beans a delightful addition. Her flatiron steak was more tender than expected, and the dessert - as it's both delicious and befits the Bauhaus architecture of the entire complex, they should make it a permanent menu item. Service is great, very friendly in an otherwise kinda stuffy resort environment. Sitting outside at 6 pm was perfect, other than having to overhear the next table's extended discussion of the ear surgery one of them recently endured. TMI!

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 26, 2019

Dear ChefGeorge, Thank you for visiting us again and for taking the time to leave such a positive review! We are thrilled you and your wife enjoyed your evening at Plato’s! The Herbert Bayer Inspired Chocolate Mousse has become a permanent menu item featured on our seasonally inspired Chef’s Harvest Menu. We are so happy you were able to enjoy this truly unique and delicious dessert. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Aspen! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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MJM01
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Plato’s Restaurant is worth visiting for the lovely location on the campus of the Aspen Institute, particularly in the summer at sunset. The Bauhaus-inspired design of the building would appeal to visitors interested in architectural history, and the views of the mountains and surrounding area are beautiful. The food is healthy but needs work both on preparation and presentation. And the menu is very limited and, this being Aspen, expensive. You might consider going there for wine and appetizers and sit on the deck.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 27, 2019

Dear MJM01, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with this review. I am thrilled you were able to enjoy our beautiful campus and sunsets. Thank you for the feedback regarding preparation and presentation, we take all guest feedback very seriously. We do work to create a rotating, seasonal Harvest menu highlighting what is fresh and locally sourced in our area. We truly appreciate your business and hope to serve you again! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipMountainMermaid
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Terrible service

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 27, 2019

Dear MountainMermaid, I am deeply disappointed and sincerely apologize that you experienced poor service when you visited Plato’s. I am glad you enjoyed your food and the ambience at our restaurant. If you could provide me with details of your service experience, I’d love the opportunity to correct them. Please reach out to me at anytime, as we would love the opportunity to provide you with a stellar meal and impeccable service. Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipRVAFineFoods
Richmond
83 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated a birthday at Plato's! Enjoyed the food! Avocado appetizer was fabulous, even amazing and creative as was special duck ! The Noodle bowl was ok! Service was good overall with peaks and valleys! The location and view for sunsets is spectacular!

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on October 27, 2019

Dear RVAFineFoods, Thank you so much for sharing a birthday celebration with us at Plato’s! We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and the spectacular sunset! Our menu is updated seasonally to reflect the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. We truly appreciate your feedback and your business, and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again! Best regards, Zander Yeiser Plato’s Supervisor

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vipMaxG
London
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening at Plato’s. The service, food and ambiance were amazing! We sat outside and had the most incredible views. Mya, our server, Zach, the bartender, and several others made the evening extra special. We will definitely be back!

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear MaxG, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. It means so much when people take the time to compliment what we do, especially our team specifically. We are so thrilled we created some lifelong memories for you and your guests. We certainly hope to see you again soon. Thank you again. All the best, Danielle Becker

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vipChefGeorge
Charlotte
104 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nearly empty at lunch, but everything was great. Very generous and tasty club sandwich with excellent bun. Smoked trout crostini beautiful and said to be excellent by companion. I went specifically for the Herbert Mayer-Bauhaus inspired dessert of flavored mousses enveloped in some magical coatings. Better than expected, and I'll return for it. Everyone should.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best dinner we had all week!

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Thank you so much! So glad we created such positive memories for you and your guests! All the best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was poor. As far as the ambience, we had to ask 4 times to have the electric shades pulled down (we were the only ones in the dining room at the time) and then three times to have it pulled up so we wouldn’t miss the sunset. Annoying. The food was amazing, but unfortunately the service was so slow that we wouldn’t highly recommend. The atmosphere is stunning, but it gets very bright -and HOT when the sun is shining into the dining room! Shades need to be better timed.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear "Anonymous", I am terribly to sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Plato's for dinner. I hate hearing that the service didn't live up to your expectations. Unfortunately, those blinds are still a work in progress and I am sorry that the timing may have inhibited your enjoyment. I do believe next time you join us, we will have that issue resolved. However, I am glad that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. All the best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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viplocalh
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful view, good food. Would return

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear localh, Thank you so much! We are all very grateful for the spectacular space here at Plato's. So happy you enjoyed your visit and would return. We look forward to seeing you again here at Plato's at the Aspen Meadows. All the Best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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AzizF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in a gorgeous location. Service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing. The smoked trout was executed perfectly. Salmon entree was tasty, with grilled vegetables that warranted eating the full portion. Will be back frequently..

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear AzizF, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are always thrilled to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves, especially enough to want to come back frequently. We strive to ensure that our guests feel welcome, but not bothered. So thank you so much for your praise. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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mlsinco
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall it was good --- menu needs more varied appetizers; white gazpacho was excellent. Crostini were good, but bread was 'way too thickly sliced and toasted so hard that ir was almost impossible to bite into.

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear mlsinco, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I have made sure to share your concerns with our culinary team and we are moving forward to ensure the crostini is more manageable for the guest enjoyment. We hope you let us know how we have improved on your next visit. Thanks again. All the Best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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vipPeteB
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear PeteB, Thanks so much! We all really like it here, too. Thank you for putting it down in a review. All the best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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andrewc
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic views, great service, delicious tasty food and just an overall GEM in the Aspen dining scene. worth the drive, just 5 minutes from downtown core

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear AndrewC, Thank you so much. We are all so thrilled that you enjoyed your time here at Plato's. We all strive to create wonderful lifelong memories, we are so happy to know we succeeded with your dinner. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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RobertaM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and a beautiful view of Aspen Meadows

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear RobertaM, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We like to think our service and cuisine are well matched to the stellar views, so thank you for noticing. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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LisaP
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room of Plato’s at Aspen Meadows Resort certainly has one of the finest mountain views in town. The food was fresh, inspired, and delectable. Most
ingredients are sourced from local and regional farmers, as well as their own backyard garden. We arrived very early, so we had the whole place to ourselves. We both had the chef’s summer 3-course meal with the wine pairing. 🥗🍷🐠🍫🥖

Plato's Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear LisaP, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. Our view here certainly is spectacular and we are so happy we were able to create such a lasting memory. I am so glad you enjoyed the meal, and had an opportunity to try our wine pairings. Creating those pairings has been a lot of fun for us. Hope to say hello on your next visit. All the Best, Danielle Becker Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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sandys
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice dinner but service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quite, great food and great service. Interesting wine selection that surprised us in a great way and paired wonderfully with the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Restaurant should have offered some assistance in taming a wild table with loud children coming in and out of the restaurant. You pay more than $400 for a meal and you Gould be given same rights to enjoy as others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great plate, amazing food!

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AbigailC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated yet warm, wonderfully attentive and sweet service (thanks Sidney!), coupled with a delicious and beautifully prepared meal that was just adventurous enough to give us a bit of a culinary thrill, while also satisfying after a day of outdoor adventures. All in a gorgeous setting - what more could you ask for? Go - and don’t skip the dessert!

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vipRobertY
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plato's is special. Great room and great food. We loved our recent dinner there including the S'mores dessert which we would have again. Super

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JulianneS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is a little hard to find if you're not familiar with the resort property that it sits on. However, it is well worth the inconvenience of finding it. As opposed to the bustle of downtown Aspen, this restaurant is quiet and elegant with a million dollar view of the surrounding mountains. The sunset was spectacular out of the full height windows and from the outdoor patio area. And for anyone who loves interior design, it's Bauhaus theme is sure to delight you. The food is amazing and artistically presented. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Incredible service and knockout views!

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vipAlexR
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude waiter. Didn't stay or eat. Skip this & go for excellent meal at BOSQ instead!

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