Plato's Restaurant

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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.
Plato's will be closed on Sunday and Monday through the winter season, except certain holidays. 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

PLATO'S WILL BE CLOSED FROM APRIL 6TH THROUGH JUNE 6TH.
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Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

RO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

CW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lights were too bright, beautiful view!

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

KP
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

SW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Escape weekend to aspen with gourmet dinner and amazing views.

CI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

It was a wonderful experience and highly recommend for everyone!

s
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

BS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

K
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CG
Charlotte
101 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

MJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

MM
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible service

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RV
Richmond
81 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

MG
London
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CG
Charlotte
102 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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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l
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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AF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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m
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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PB
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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a
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LP
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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s
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice dinner but service was very slow.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

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.

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great plate, amazing food!

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

RY
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Incredible service and knockout views!

AR
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

D
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The menu was limited. The lamb and steak were both very average cuts of meat. The sides weren’t appetizing. The mushroom grits appetizers were overly rich.

L
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location view and service. New menu was a struggle. Salmon was pretty but bland. Chicken disappointed as well.

A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Two of The food starters were overdone and tough.

The main courses varied: the salmon was not fresh; the lamb was good.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While that have an alarm carte menu, we just love the three course fixed price menu.

The food is superb.

ES
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, caring staff, very good cuisine. Disappointed only that they forgot about the special request for birthday dessert. Otherwise, really relaxing truly lovely dining experience!

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