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Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO

Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte

4.7
4.7
1443 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Elk Ave Prime is located in the heart of downtown Crested Butte on Elk Avenue. We feature hand carved Prime and Wagyu steaks, Colorado lamb, Elk, Buffalo, fresh Seafood, farm to restaurant garden salads and more.

We feature many 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 349-1221
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Crested Butte
  • Cross street
    Elk Avenue and 3rd Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    The CB mountain shuttle drops off a half a block from our front door, so come on down.Please note that we are over 4 hours drive from Aspen and at times show up on Aspen Open Table
  • Entertainment
    From time to time Elk Ave Prime invites local performers to play and entertain our guests.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,443 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Steakhouse

  • Mountains

    Steakhouse

1,443 Reviews
  1. Larry

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dinner. The food was great and the service was excellent. We will return.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as a first time visitor. Rachel was our server for a group of 9 and handled it like a pro. Food and drinks came out at perfect times and were all wonderful. Got one of every steak and they were all equally delicious. Great salad and apps. Kitchen splitting salad is a nice touch. Highly recommend!

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  3. luv2dine

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a nice place but a bit pricey. Our steak was very good. My wedge salad was big enough for 2 people. Sides were good and definitely large enough for 3-4 people. We did get a surprise when the check arrived and had a 6% affordable housing fee. Overall; everyone was happy with their food and we will return.

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  4. howardf

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Love the filet mignon and brussel sprouts appetizer.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wanted to love our experience, but we struggled to. The raviolis and Brussels sprouts were amazing, but the rest was just ok. Our server was lukewarm at best until it was time to pay. For the price, I expect more.

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  6. DonnieV

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really good but not worth the price. Also noted 6% charge added to bill for kitchen staff. Just not worth it with other options in town.

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  7. ChristopherD

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, if somewhat pricey chop house. I got the Elk steak over bison sausage ravioli (delicious!) and my son chose the filet. Both were slightly undercooked but not significant enough to send back. Food came out very fast. We ordered 3 courses, one at a time, and were still out in under an hour. Server was prompt and courteous but not overly friendly. I suppose it’s a matter of preference but for the investment I expect a more relaxed, elevated experience that allows for good conversation and enjoying the meal. On a positive note, we really enjoyed the actual food and the venue is incredibly well done.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, customer service and ambiance!! Look forward to our next visit!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! My husband and I both got a filet and both were delicious. Mushrooms and potatoes were so good too! The only thing we didn’t care for was the creamed spinach because it was way too cheesy. If you want a nice dinner while in Crested Butte go here!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was absolutely wonderful! The sausage ravioli with the cheese sauce was amazing!

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  11. CathyM

    New York City

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak was delicious, especially when combined with the mushrooms and corn. Service was exceptional. Especially meaningful when waiters remember names of returning customers

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  12. CarolP

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As delicious as usual!

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  13. jeriD

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is excellent at Elk Ave Prime. I really love their selection of wines and knowledgeable staff! Excellent!

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  14. MichelleN

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The smoky cheddar mashed potatoes can’t be missed!!!

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  15. DanB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had received multiple referrals from friends to try this place out. The restaurant was very accommodating in squeezing me and my son in (sat at the bar) after a scheduling snafu online. The food and service were both superb. Nice place with a nice high end atmosphere. Would both recommend, and return.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal! The elk tenderloin, buffalo ravioli, asparagus and sourdough bread with whipped butter was absolutely amazing! Favorite meal in Crested Butte

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Elk Tenderloin. Attentive, but not too attentive servers. Great drinks and food. Friendly staff and welcoming environment.

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  18. ChetB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thoroughly disappointed. Bought the tomahawk for my son and it was near medium rare, as requested, but somehow the outside of the steak was charcoal - like burned to the point of making it inedible. They did comp 50% off when we complained but it was still a $75 inedible steak. Service was very good though.

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  19. NoneYa

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We had waited all year to come back for the wedge salad and steak, but were sadly disappointed. The salad was not the same and now is nothing special. The steak looked great but had zero taste. As if this was not bad enough, there is now a 6% tax for the “cost of living wage.” Are you kidding me? The manager was kind and apologized. She seemed embarrassed to be having this conversation and we felt bad for her. How ridiculous! The owners should be ashamed! Pay your staff more or raise your prices instead of penalizing your patrons. We will no longer eat here or Wooden Nickel where the same foolishness is happening.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We had the stuffed pork chop and 10oz Filet miñon with the smoked cheddar mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts appetizer.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Culinary Gem with Exceptional Service The food is consistently outstanding, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Matt is a master of hospitality. He's attentive and knowledgeable, always making sure that your dining experience is impeccable. Tina, the mixologist, creates inspired cocktails that perfectly complement the food. And Cathy, the manager, has a knack for making everyone feel welcome and at home.

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  22. KaitlynE

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was incredible! The honey pepper bacon is my most memorable food item, it will ruin all other bacon for you! It’s that delicious! We were blessed to have Tina as our server who did a wonderful job and put a big smile on our faces. We will definitely be back!

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  23. Havartee

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our dinner. Everything was incredible - perfectly cooked steaks, amazing sides… the cheesy mashed potatoes are not to be missed!

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  24. Codyhilary2

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin, our server was great! Good place for a family dinner, we really enjoyed ourselves!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner! Elk/ceasar salad with homemade dressing/onion soup/scalllops/candy bacon/sticky pudding dessert....all yummy Brittany was our server and she was very attentive and helpful!

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  26. Sara

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed scallops, steak, lobster and dessert as well as wine and an after dinner drink. The quality of everything was exceptional. We were seated at the bar, which was a nice experience as bar staff were informative about available wines and offered suggestions for a digestif after dinner. Worth the money for a special night out.

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  27. StephanieChrisHoneymoon

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fave! Manhattan, Wedge Salad, and get the Filet - never disappoints.

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  28. trup

    Nashville

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service, the food and drinks were absolutely wonderful. It was nice that we were even able to sit at a standard table instead of the high top that open table had told me we’d have. Great night out.

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  29. jayfoodie

    Austin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing better than a prime steak in the evening after the slopes. What a great treat!

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  30. Neko

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the best steak I have had in a long time.

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  31. MarkW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great spot at the Bar which was very nice to be able to interact with the Bartenders and Servers. Our meal was one of the best I've ever had.

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  32. BruceB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit pricey but food was very good. Service was good as well .

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  33. Wildwind

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey, but delicious! We split the tomahawk ribeye, it was tender and perfectly cooked. The kitchen cut the meat off the bone and sliced it for serving. We also had the blue cheese garlic butter accompaniment. Brittany, our server, was gracious and attentive.

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  34. ElizabethS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was friendly and food was absolutely delicious!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best 3 steaks we’ve ever had. Our server was the best!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food & great service! Celebrated a birthday and new baby announcement, wonderful evening.

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  37. JonathanW

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend elk tenderloin and wagyu strip. They were both fantastic. Service was a bit subpar for the price. Cool place though, would definitely go back.

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  38. Willybobtexas

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brittany was exceptional and the food is incredible as always.

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  39. JasonN

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a birthday trip to Crested Butte and my wife visited Elk Prime last year. She told me I would like it. It was probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Fantastic food.

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  40. CathyM

    New York City

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious steak. Great wine. Best restaurant in town.

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FAQs

Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 349-1221.

Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte is rated 4.7 stars by 1443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte

226 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Elk Avenue and 3rd Street
  • Neighborhood
    Crested Butte
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    The CB mountain shuttle drops off a half a block from our front door, so come on down.Please note that we are over 4 hours drive from Aspen and at times show up on Aspen Open Table
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    From time to time Elk Ave Prime invites local performers to play and entertain our guests.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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