This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
The wagyu steak, ahi tuna tower, Teeter Totter cab and amazing carrot cake made for one of the best outings this summer!
Our Sunday evening dinner here was fantastic.... Service with Makenzie couldn't have been better,, , ordered the Elk and Ribeye, cooked perfectly and so delicious, can't wait
to come back and experience more... Great wine list also.
The top restaurant in CB. Service is outstanding and did not miss a thing. Wine list was extensive and matched the quality of the food. Will be back soon for sure.
Elk Prime was the perfect place for us to celebrate our last night in Crested Butte. The staff was attentive and friendly. My steak was top notch and the service was excellent. The server didn’t make us feel guilty for sharing a meal and checked in with us the right amount of times.
This is one of our very favorite places to eat in Crested Butte. We are second home owners and eat there every visit! Even during a pandemic they did their best to social distance everyone with seating inside and outside. Masks were required until seating and servers wore masks the whole time (and wore them properly). Guests were expected to don their masks if they moved around, as in to the bathroom, and were prompted to do so. The food is always delicious and consistent in quality and preparation. The brussel sprouts appetizer is my favorite. I hope they never take it off the menu! And the desserts! Dessert in high altitude settings are tough to do but they nail it every time. The chocolate cake is large but I either share it or take half home to enjoy later. It's always yummy and never dry! Every person we come in contact with is always pleasant and eager to serve. We will continue to visit Elk Avenue Prime and sing it's praises to all of our friends to come to visit!
Absolutely delicious dinner. Pricey but worth it. The food was high quality and perfectly prepared. Will definitely return.
The filet mignons we had were top notch beef and perfectly prepared, It was a delightful, memorable evening.
Wonderful dining experience. Can’t wait to go back!
The food was AMAZING!! So good - my wife and I celebrated our Anniversary here, and couldn’t have been happier with food and service I highly recommend!
Really a fantastic evening all in all, particularly given the pandemic and all the confusion. We ate at an outside table and although it was a lovely evening, the table was right next to the main road in town. Hence, a little noise and some fumes, but livable. The food and drinks were excellent, including an outstanding wine list, but the service was truly spectacular - Mckensie was an absolute pleasure and really knew what she was doing. Would definitely return and can't wait to do so!
Amazing food, great service fun atmosphere! Will go back again!
Wonderful meal - - Mackenzie (sp) best server we've had in years.
Great food and great service. Wine selection was perfect!
We recently went here while visiting Crested Butte. The food was delicious and service exceptional. The owner came out to personally ask how our meal was and if we needed anything. We had a lovely evening and will definitely be back the next time we’re in town!
Food was fantastic! In spite of COVID, ambience was ok. When in CB, a must!
A terrific meal. Fantastic service. Shocking for CB. Expensive, but extremely nice.
Great service and excellent food!
Lovely steakhouse with amazing food! Steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was impeccable. We were suggested a bottle of wine based on our selection/notes from a year ago! I was impressed and the wine was perfect. We were warmly greeted by the owner and chef. One of our favorite spots to eat in CB! Highly recommend:)
The staff was wonderful. Amy greeted us with champagne for our anniversary and was great helping find options for our kids. A few options were not our favorite but we had a wonderful time.
Great food in the heart of the historical downtown. The drinks and meals were all fantastic
Awesome food and exceptional wine list; Curtis has a great concept!
We had a wonderful experience. We tried a New York strip cooked sous vide and then grilled. Parker provided great service.
Hands-down the best steak I’ve ever had in my life. Perfect for a milestone birthday. Amazing time and amazing food. Our reservation was 8:15 PM and by the time we were done eating all of our courses I believe the restaurant was closing. Although the servers tried to be nice and say take your time, but I felt kind of rushed out the door. My only suggestion to others is to make a reservation earlier so you can actually spend time and enjoy your meal.
This was the best meal and eating experience in Crested Butte. The Caesar salad was absolutely delicious and the steak was perfectly cooked. Our server Mackenzie was an absolute gem. Would highly recommend!
This restaurant is amazing.Been twice. Outstanding food & Service. It's quite expensive but worth every penny.
Always our favorite!
Service and food is wonderful.
I ALWAYS have a great meal at Elk Prime! The Buffalo Tenderloin is my favorite steak on the menu.
We loved sitting outside on the street. The food was exceptional! Our server, Amy, was delightful and very attentive.
Elk Ave is a pricey restaurant, so it’s usually reserved for those splurge dinners. The steaks were delicious and perfectly prepared. The side of scallops was perfection. Our server did a fantastic job too!
Food and service is always great in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Great food. Loved the fried Brussels and wedge salad.
This was a birthday dinner, and part of an out-of-town trip. The food and service couldn't have been better. Sidewalk seating for such a restaurant was a little odd, but necessary given the situation with COVID-19. The menu standout for me was the foie gras, something I rarely see on menus outside France.
Another wonderful meal on patio. Can’t wait to come back!
The food at Elk Avenue Prime was well presented, cooked to perfection, the wait staff was attentive and professional and the atmosphere was relaxing. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner there and look forward to our next visit.
Overall experience at Prime was excellent. Given the current circumstance of COVID, they made it easy to dine in!
Over the top as always! Thanks for the outstanding evening, service and food!
We enjoyed the food and ambience, appetizers and steak were really good! Would definitely recommend.
Exceptional meal! Service was great. Thank you, Mackenzie! Elk Avenue Prime is our favorite splurge in Crested Butte! Fully appreciate all efforts to make outdoor dining safe and pleasant.
Your menu items are overpriced and not well prepared. The steak itself was very good but other menu items were not of sufficient sophistication and quality to justify the price. Wines are also greatly overpriced. All in all your product is more expensive and not nearly as good as the Wooden Nickel next door. A The only bright spot was your wait staff that was attentive and accommodating.
Elk Ave Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 349-1221.
Elk Ave Prime is rated 4.8 stars by 698 OpenTable diners.
Elk Ave Prime does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://elkaveprime.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.