Elk Ave Prime
We feature 16 beers on tap, most of which are Colorado born, as well as the largest wine selection in the valley. You can enjoy any of our drinks from our outdoor patio or cozy up next to our fireplace, great after a long day of skiing.
Elk Ave Prime is one of the largest venues in Crested Butte, ideal for large parties or wedding receptions.
I moved to Boulder CO in 2015 from the DC area. This meal was the best meal that I have had in Colorado. The wine that I ordered was rated 93 by Wine Advocate. Retail price for the wine was $65.00 from the winery. Elk Ave Prime sold it for $77.00. Clearly, Elk Ave Prime is trying to offer their clientele a good value. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Crested Butte.
Elk Ave Prime exceeded all our expectations! We strongly suggest trying the deviled egg appetizer, best eggs ever! We had Buffalo, Wagyu Beef, and seafood - all we excellent. We'll be back!
Dinner was terrific! Great to have a fine dining option in CB.
Best food in Crested Butte. 5 star service and food.
Everyone was doing their best. The effort and desire to excel was apparent. However, it was clear the cook and wait staff were not familiar with the concept of fine dining. The wine selection was very good. I hope this helps.
Amazing food. Had the elk, Lamb, Buffalo trio and it was spectacular. Curtis, the owner, stopped by to check on us. Great experience!
Everything about our experience was great.
We had an amazing dinner with wonderful service! The perfect dinner spot in Crested Butte!
Service was excellent, steak was over seared and fatty, bar like atmosphere unexpected for high end restaurant.
Wonderful service, food and atmosphere!
Our server Brian was very knowledgeable about the specials and wines. Offered oysters which we had and were amazing. The food is the best I’ve ever had. Elk Tenderloin and Buffalo Sausage ravioli were the two of my favorites.
Our waitress was fantastic! It was our first time in town and every time she came by the table she answered our questions and shared stories and experiences with us! It was a birthday dinner and they treated us extra special and the owner came and chatted. Everything was excellent from the recommendations for food and wine pairings as well as the service and ambiance!
Stopping at Elk Ave. Prime is a must every time I visit Crested Butte. The food is fantastic and the service excellent. I will come again soon!
We had the lamb chops that were prepared perfectly and mac n cheese as a side (deliriously yummy). Love the ambiance, food and service.
I absolutely love this restaurant. It was our second time here and both experiences were perfect. Food is outstanding and service is very good.
It is pricey but it makes a great special occasion spot. It reminds me of a local version of the Capital Grille chain.
Can’t wait to come back!
Excellent food, service & ambiance. Recommend unconditionally
Service was amazing actually off the top and steak was the best!
Stellar experience. Not to be missed if in town.
We felt the service and food were fantastic. We would suggest that you de-ice or you get the city to de-ice the sidewalk right in front of your restaurant as many people were slipping and numerous people fell while we were eating.
The food was delicious and I loved the iPad instead of a drink menu. We were rushed through all of the courses, I had to keep fighting away the staff for the last 20% of the food on my plate. Overall, it was lovely, but when it is an expensive resort town it would be nice to have a few minutes to enjoy my dinner.
Had our anniversary dinner at Elk Prime. We both agree that the service, atmosphere, food, and wine were all excellent. We definitely look forward to coming back to Crested Butte and dining again at Elk Prime.
The best dinner and ambience! We ordered the waygu steak and it was the best steak we've ever eaten, hands down with the money! Or waitress was also very informative about the food/menu and was very pleasant!
Our service was amazing and same with the food. The elk was to die for.
Consistently a delicious meal for all 5 of us. Steaks cooked perfect, never over salted, trout delicious and fresh and all the sides were excellent. Wine selections are good and our service was again excellent. Best restaurant in CB!
We have dined here many times and every experience is excellent! This time we had our family, which included two pre-teens. They were treated with respect and had an excellent time. I had the Ahi Tuna and it was perfect. The rest of our party had different steaks and every one of them was cooked perfectly. We also ordered a side of mac and cheese and it's was delicious. Green fried tomatoes and brussel sprouts were ordered for appetizers and as usual were very good. Service is always way beyond expections. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, so do not be surprised by your bill.
Very nice dinner at Elk Ave Prime. Steaks were cooked to perfection and of good quality. Sides were done well. This place tries hard and it shows. Very good service and even the food for the kids was incredible. The kids' steak was one of the best at the table, which shows the pride they take in serving every diner. The chocolate cake in particular deserves a mention. Multiple layers of different chocolate...it's not the taste or mushy texture you would expect and that's what makes it excellent.
It was great!!!! We loved the food and ambience especially and the great service!
This is our second New Years Eve five corse dinner with Elk Prime. This is such a great experience. Living in the mountains a lot of the restaurants can start tasting the same. It is so nice to get a regional and seasonal themed meal. The plates are beautiful and the food is incredible. Thank you Elk Prime for two years of great food and we look forward to more in the future.
Excellent dining experience and the staff were so attentive and prompt! 5 stars don’t do them justice!
Incredible crab cakes.
One of best steaks ever!!! 18 oz bone-in filet.
Only complaint was baked potatoe was not done.
Service was A++
We will be back
Great meal and service! It was a bit pricey but the steaks and the Elk tenderloins were amazing.
The atmosphere, service and food was exceptional. I highly recommend Elk Prime for a special occasion.
Excellent food and very good service. Waiter was knowledgeable and was very informative.
Probably the most outstanding steak ever eaten. The food was beyond incredible. The service was extremely friendly and impeccable.
Christmas Family Meal!
Arie did a fabulous job from start to finish! Professional all the way around w great recommendations
Ed our bartender was also solid
Thanks for making Christmas Eve memories
Had a fantastic experience at Elk Ave Prime on Christmas Eve. Our server was phenomenal which made the experience that much better! Hats off to Shandi (think that was her name as I no longer have the receipt) as she was fabulous!! My husband had the Wagyu ribeye and I had the bone-in ribeye. Both were declicious but could tell the difference in the quality of the Wagyu - worth the extra $10!! They were both cooked to a perfect medium-rare and the chef even made the rounds to make sure everything was prepared to our liking. We also shared a loaded baked potato which was large enough for 4 people! We asked for all of the fixings on the side and it came with slices of cooked bacon - not just small pieces which added a nice touch. Highly recommend this place if you're visiting Crested Butte. Can't wait to go back!
Thank you Elk Ave Prime for making our 18th Anniversary so special! The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. We felt as though we were being taken care of by good friends. Thank you again!
One of the best Restaraunts in Crested Butte. Curtis ans Julie are great host and the staff is fantastic.