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Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte

4.8
837 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 also have a great kids menu.

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.

Support Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 837 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Elk I’ve ever had. Cocktails bottoms up!

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vipNick
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse around!

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Perhaps the best steak I have ever had. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was a fabulous server!

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vipZgirl
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was cooked perfectly and portions were just right. We will be back.

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SharonF
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special dinner with my son and husband while on a long weekend ski trip. Superb wine list but by the glass charge started at $18 - I paid $25. Highly recommend the Caesar salad and onion soup au gratin. Elk and filet was excellent But unfortunately the medium rare was very, very rare and I had to send mine back. Then it was cooked medium well! Do not recommend the cheesy mash potatoes - were they were glutinous snd sticky.

Excellent service and ambiance.

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vipShannonM
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate there for my mom’s 75th. It was lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in town.

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AllenP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Service even better. Thanks Amy for taking care of us.

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, okay service. The management made up for the less than perfect service. Also, the kids' meals are a bit steep at $25 each. Other than that, it was perfect!

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Broschinsky
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great drink options, amazing service. Made our anniversary very special! We will return!

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vipKelly
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Elk Prime since this past summer. It was really good. Service atmosphere always great. Felt like tables were spread out and social distancing was followed.

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the staff! My wife and I sat at the bar and had an amazing time. The bourbon selection is awesome. Weller special reserve is their well bourbon if that tells you anything.

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AlyssaD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu ribeye, Buffalo raviolis, drinks, and the service were all amazing!

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trevorK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome
Steak house. Some interesting dishes and Gr8 food and drinks

TJ
TJJL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from arrival to service to food. It was a memorable night for a dinner in CB.

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JenniferR
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge fan of Prime and a regular patron. Fantastic steaks, great wine list, great atmosphere. Prime is awesome for a special occasion, or reserve a seat at the bar for a casual week-night steak and glass of wine.

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TheresaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had an excellent meal of the lamb chop (highly recommend!) and buffalo steak with salads and potatoes au gratin shared between two people. Food was outstanding, and the restaurant is doing an excellent job in distancing and maintaining level of service despite the pandemic. If you want to treat yourself to some excellent steak and/or local meats, this is a must while in Crested Butte.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Curtis and his team for their knowledge and a great experience.

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vipBandD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Elk Prime holds its own against any steakhouse anywhere in the US.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service even during COVID. Food was awesome. Bar was a bit understaffed and could only make drinks on the menu. I would have liked a traditional Whiskey Sour, but they couldn't accommodate me which was a bit frustrating on a $600 meal. However, other than that one issue everything was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Traveled from Dallas, TX for a ski trip.

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AndrewL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was even better. We always go there when in cb.

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Upscale
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

This is definitely the most expensive restaurant in Crested Butte, but it does have a very nice atmosphere, and the service is good. I would prefer to see more options for seafood and healthy vegetables (not laden with calories). No good cocktails to choose from. Usually a restaurant like this also has a better wine selection. Definitely don't like that New Years Eve dinner is fixed and is $200 per person. Not worth it. The good thing is you can make reservations, which you cannot do at a lot of restaurants in Crested Butte. So if you want a sure time for dinner and don't mind the expense, try it out.

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TimL
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner overall. Staff was good and friendly but got quite busy during service. Steak slightly overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had zero complaints: the food exceptional, the ambiance perfect-nice steak dinner in a small town of Colorado and service was outstanding! Will always recommend!!

JB
JackB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Crested Butte. The food was a 10. The owners and staff are fantastic and the wine list rivals any big city steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special treat to go to Prime!
The atmosphere is great and so is the cuisine.
The hostesses can be a bit unfriendly, but the rest of the staff is fantastic!

JB
JBrooks
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy did a great job taking care of us for our Engagement Party of eight. Steaks were amazing.

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KM22
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food was outstanding. Highly recommend

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vipReynoldK
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food

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JessieB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Great atmosphere! We go there every year for my husbands birthday!

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vipFrancesB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t usually get excited about steak houses. But Prime was excellent! Worth the expense- delicious meal, terrific service and friendly owner/staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So glad we picked Elk Ave on our trip! The service / our server Katie was fantastic and the ambiance is warm and relaxing. LOVED the foie gras, so delicious. Steaks were top notch. Recommend for a nice night out in Crested Butte.

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vipCarrie
Oklahoma City
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable meal! The best steaks I have ever had and a fabulous staff who make the dinning experience exceptional!

JB
JulieB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit this restaurant each time we are in town. It is excellent. Food is great, drinks are amazing and service is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed in the quality of the courses and amount spent for NYE reservation. Regret spending our last meal and night here. The service was good.

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RfromTexas
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

We made reservations for New Years Eve. $400 per couple not including drinks! We expected a great dinner but instead each person was given one bite or taste of each course. So if you like one bite of caviar and goose liver or pâté you were happy but if you expected steak at a steak restaurant you were disappointed like I was. By the time we left our bill for 4 was over $1100! No New Years decorations; just very expensive and we all left hungry!

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vipDerek
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and amazing service. First class all the way!

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vipLizaL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

FAQs

Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte is rated 4.8 stars by 837 OpenTable diners.

Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://elkaveprime.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.