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About Plato's Restaurant

Plato's Restaurant

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


Bask in the golden sunset as you dine on the finest and most inspiring cuisine in the city at Plato's Restaurant, featuring 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.

845 Meadows Road
Aspen, CO 81611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International, European, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Thank you for a wonderful summer! Plato's is currently closed until June 2018 as we go through our renovation.



Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 544-7814

Website:
http://www.platosaspen.com/

Parking Details:
no cost for parking

Public Transit:
We offer a shuttle service every half hour (full and half hour) to town and back, stopping at Ruby Park, Gondola Plaza and the Hotel Jerome.

Executive Chef:
Jason Thompson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Plato's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (172)
Fit for Foodies (137)
Special Occasion (110)
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Romantic (93)
Great for Outdoor Dining (79)
Neighborhood Gem (72)
Good for Groups (51)
Notable Wine List (30)
Great for Lunch (17)
Kid-friendly (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Brunch (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Organic (3)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Waterfront (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food and prompt, courteous service. Beautiful dining area with mountain views, including a gorgeous sunset. We will definitely return and recommend the experience to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Gone downhill from a couple of years ago when it was great. Food mediocre, not creative, over-sauced, often over-salted.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 21, 2017

All 4 entrees were under cooked and tough.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Excellent food, very nice waiter, fair prices for such a very nice restaurant. Beautiful view. Not noisy at all. Would definitely be excited to go there again!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 6, 2017

One of the only quiet rooms left in Aspen plus great outdoor dining on the terrace. Started with a tasty duck prosciutto salad and had scallops for the main course. Both attractive and tasty. The chocolate cake for dessert a a bit disappointing but overall we were pleased with the meal and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Excellent service. Very personal but still discrete. Cocktails and wine were fabulous. Dinner was delicious, topped all the restaurants we went to that week. Appreciated the complimentary shuttle back to downtown.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

excellent in every way.highly recommended for everyone

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Plato's is in our view one of the very best restaurants in Aspen. Located in the Aspen Meadows Resort adjacent to the Aspen Institute, about 10 minutes from the Gondola (and I think that you can pick up their shuttle at Belly Up and the Jerome Hotel and one more location in town), everyone there is incredibly friendly, with none of the stuffiness that you get at the "hot" "high end" eateries in town. We usually eat there a few times while we're in Aspen, and we have never had a bad meal, or a bad experience. Last night, after attending a violin concert by Simone Porter at the Aspen Institute's beautiful Harris Concert Hall, the hotel picked us up at the front door for the short drive to the resort, where our table had been held waiting even though we were a little late (due to well-deserved encores). We shared a raviolo appetizer from their winter menu - fantastic; and Cindy had the venison [perfect] and I had the sea trout [excellent].

Very quiet with an excellent view of the stars and crescent moon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food was delicious but two of us who had the short rib were surprised that it was not served hot enough.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Platos is usually a very good restaurant... but on this occasion the food presentation and quality was below par

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We drove thru a snowstorm, it was well worth it. The food was creative, beautifully displayed and delicious. We would do it again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Food is very good, although the portion size does not give much value for the price. Service is good, though not "fine dining" quality. Overall a good place to go for good food, it's nice to break away from the downtown and enjoy the view this restaurant has.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Simply, the best restaurant in Aspen. The quality and inventiveness of the dishes on the menu is astonishing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 9, 2016

A little bummer that we we're not able to try their dessert but overall it was really delicious. They have great customer service as well. Definitely will come back in the future if ever we're in town. We loved the experience going to Plato's.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Open Table's categories do not include "great food" as a reason for recommending. But it is in fact great food, beautiful view, and friendly ambience.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2016

We love to go to Plato's because of the quiet ambiance. It is one of the few restaurants in town where you can actually hear all the people at the table speak. And the food is imaginative and very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Plato's is truly a gem. Quiet, good food, excellent service, outstanding views of the mountains and ski area and, best of all, away from the hubbub of the down town.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Outside the hustle bustle of downtown aspen where restaurants are often overrated and noisy.
It has a very lovely view and the food is delicious

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2016

We were quite disappointed with our Plato's experience. The service was horrible from the moment we ordered at the bar all the way through our meal. It took at least three people to get us a drink that we originally ordered at the bar. I ordered the yellowtail tuna appetizer and it came as regular tuna with no mention of the swap when I ordered. My husband was offered more bread and then it never came. The service was definitely off.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 27, 2016

Fine quality dining but insufficient vegetarian choices. A restaurant of this caliber needs more than one vegetarian entree on the menu - or be willing to create another dish.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Plato's is a wonderful place, quiet, excellent views, out of the hubbub of central Aspen (they do have a shuttle to pick up and deliver folks), excellent wait staff, good wines and terrific food. This time of year the outdoor dining is great with unending views up into Aspen Highlands ski area. It can be crowded during Aspen Institute activities like the Ideas Festival. Make reservations in advance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 13, 2016

First night back open after snow season. Big event downstairs, but the dining room was lovely. Food was very good, and the chef came out to check on our level of satisfaction - we had requested GF and Dairy free - easily accomodated at dinner, but alas, no dessert. The rose by the glass was bland, but the sauvignon blanc that was suggested was lovely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Ideal, quiet, excellent food and service. Perfect spot to share an evening with the long light and wonderful views up to Highlands ski area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Excellent food in a superb (and very chill) setting. Perfect spot for a romantic dinner while watching the sun set. We shared the elk tartare, scallops, gem wedge, and duck breast. All were excellent, but the tartare and duck breast were the stars of our meal. We weren't starving, which was good because the portions are on the small side. But the quality is excellent! This place is a keeper. Also, free shuttle back and forth to downtown Aspen makes it completely stress free, even without a car.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Great place! Amazing foid ambiance and atmosphere. And what a view!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2016

We loved our dining experience at Plato's! The staff were extremely courteous and knowledgeable. The food was exquisite - the head chef personally checked in on us to make sure that our experience was satisfying. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 24, 2016

The ideal dinner spot in Aspen for a quiet time with quests and for outstanding food. The service is always excellent. The dining room is well appointed with Herbert Bayer art and the tables are not jammed together. Dinner for two or for many - it is ideal especially if you want to have a quiet conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Absolutely charming - the best dining experience we have had in years in Aspen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2016

This restaurant stands out above any other in Aspen, from the experience we had. This chef is on top of his game, everything was exceptional. There is nothing I wouldn't have ordered on the menu and we look forward to coming back soon. The waitress was so helpful and enthusiastic about her place of employment, one of the best servers we have encountered in Aspen. Don't miss this hidden gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2016

Exquisite in every area ~ Food, Atmosphere, Service, View. High End in Every Way.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Staff friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Lovely view and nice outdoor seating. Food is very good and attractively presented with reasonable portion sizes. If you want to be able to have a quiet conversation with your dinner companion, this is the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2015

We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner. The wait staff were excellent - providing guidance on the menu and served everything perfectly to order.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2015

One of the most beautiful views we've seen at an Aspen restaurant. The food was incredible, better than we expected. Venison was the best I've ever had, by far. Highly recommend it. Great wine list- they chose quality wines at good prices rather than loading the wine list with lots of unimpressive expensive ones. They have four unusual wines that we love and rarely find in a restaurant. Very nice outdoor patio for drinks before dinner when the weather is nice, but I really wish they would put comfy high top tables and chairs on the patio, rather than uncomfortable metal chairs that leave a mark on your leg. Overall, I highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2015

The view here over the Aspen Meadows is lovely and if you go at sunset you are in for a real treat. Otherwise, our dinner was below the level of many Aspen restaurants. To start, our drinks (gimlet, old fashioned) were just... blah. It seemed like the bartender was new to the job. For dinner, it took a while for the staff to figure out who was going to serve us. We started with the recommended egg/brioche salad, and it was honestly a little underwhelming. Not bad, but could have used more seasoning. The tuna tartare appetizer was pretty good, though my preference would be for a different toast than the crispy soy crackers with which it was served. But, no matter, still enjoyable. For our entrees we had the halibut (good) and the short-rib. The latter was like the salad... okay, but nothing that would make me want to return to the restaurant. So, our overall feel was that for the same prices, we can find many better meals in town... but go to the restaurant for a glass of wine, at least, and the view.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We loved it, we will be back often. The food is Great! Service is Great! Awesome night out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2015

We had one of the best experiences at Plato's. The food was fabulous. The service impeccable. The scenery was stunning. This is a real gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2015

Really tasty and thoughtfully prepared and presented dishes! And lunch on the large open air porch overlooking Castle Creek far below..is awesome!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 27, 2015

Amazing!! Platos is a hidden Gem. GREAT VEGETARIAN/ Healthy options. Chefs club and Platos are top.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 11, 2015

The view alone makes it worth going, so it's good to be there before the sun goes down, which gives a good window in the summer. the menu, however, is limited to choices of complicated dishes, with not one choice of something simply prepared or grilled. There is not one simple salad. Because of this, probably not a place to take the family. Portions are quite small, which is ok, as most restaurants serve too much food on each plate. Service was good and servers were pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 26, 2015

The chef has produced a varied and very delicious menu. Clearly one of the best delivered meals in Aspen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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