Mr. Grey Aspen

3.9
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189 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Mr. Grey is an addictive marriage between a classic seafood shack and hip full service dining experience, making for one of the most uniquely relaxing and unbuttoned ways to sip summery cocktails and chow down on reinvented coastal classics.

Chef Jonathan Bignelli from NYC will be at the helm in the kitchen - Bignelli spent 6 years at wd-50 as Chef de Cuisine. While he was working at the restaurant, wd-50 was awarded their third star in the New York Times, retained their Michelin Star, and was ranked 45th on the San Pelligrino list of best restaurants in the world.

Chef Bignelli had the rare opportunity to open another restaurant with the acclaimed Dufresne, and, in 2013, Bignelli took the reins as Executive Chef at Alder. While at Adler, he received 2 stars from the New York Times and 3 stars from New York Magazine.

Chef Bignelli was also a winner on the Food Network’s “Chopped”
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
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4.1
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4.0
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3.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
87 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

DJ our server was very attentive and we appreciate that. The salads were both excellent (caesar kale and quinoa) and large portions. Mussel appetizer was also excellent and lots of mussels and the short rib entree was great. We were the only patrons dining at the time we were there so obviously very quiet. We chose to sit by the window facing Mill Street. Minor issue but the view of the patio area was basically stacked tables, chairs and miscellaneous. Pretty tacky. We were there on a Wednesday and were pleasantly surprised to learn that all wine by the bottle were half price. We definitely will come back next year when we're in town. Especially on a Wednesday!

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Datenite67
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails served in comfortable, quiet spot with trendy decor. Attentive friendly wait staff. Competitive price for the area

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MeganW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Last minute reservation. Not super crowded but great drinks and meal and service. Great value

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vipMichaelM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t believe the negative reviews, the service was personal and the food was great! Great place to grab a quick and quality meal before hitting the town.

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vipEnriqueL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very bad attitude from everyone because it was nye no one was paying attention to dinner customers. We used to go every year but surely this was our last.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was awffffffullllll! For a seafood restaurant they were out of a ton of things with an already tiny menu! Save your money and def skip this place - they’ll never be open for another season.

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vipMarty
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All of the food we had was tasty, but still a limited menu like its predecessor Grey Lady. 5 entrees and they were out of 1 of them. Wine by the glass is just 1 per type, and just listed by type ( ie Chardonnay).

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Mr. Grey is lovely inside and our service was very good (friendly, attentive). However, the food was a real disappointment. The calamari appetizer was tasty but neither my husband nor I cared for the dipping sauces it came with. Short ribs were over-salted and the cheese grits were undercooked. Mr. Grey has some real work to do to be on par with other Aspen restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We miss you Grey Lady. We miss you so much. The menu is small. The food is ok. So sad. Grey Lady was one of our favorites. Please please please bring back the clam chowder. That was the best.

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Jonathan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed by Mr Grey. Great service, nice menu. One of the best meals of the week in Aspen.

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shelleys
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was good not great but the service and staff were excellent.
Close to the skating rink and a great place to stop with my 2 kids!

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EatOutOften
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu, but what they do offer, they do it very well.

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vipJfab
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it! Food and drinks excellent especially calimari, trout paté and cauliflower app and salads. Only so so was fish tacos and seafood linguini. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Peruvian chicken is life changing. Great vibe, great weather. Would recommend

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vipJudiR
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very disappointing. I should have read the other reviews. Limited and pricy menu. Service was terrible. Manager was rude. We had moved our table slightly to get out of the sun. The 2 tables next to us were empty. The manager and worker approached us— manager was red-faced and flustered— acting like our table move was the end of the world. Even said we were blocking the area and creating a hazard in case of fire. Mind you, this is an open air patio with complete ease of entry and exit. Next, the manager said they needed to move some boxes. We moved over. The box was a single box of 6 sparkling waters. Our check was $150+ for 4 people. We had 2 average tasting chicken sandwiches, the trout Pate, fried calamari and 3 glasses of wine. For the price— it was average at best. And the experience lousy. We’ll never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waitress was terrible. Someone in our party ordered shrimp cocktail, salad and a main course. Everything came out at the same time. He had three plates in a row and it was ridiculous!! They were clueless. The place was empty and we wouldn’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were really disappointed in the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The menu posted on open table was NOT the available menu, and the waiter had no knowledge of it. Small limited menu, and the food was mediocre. Will not return for the price. Too many good options in Aspen to choose from.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Too noisy and DJ unnecessary at lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great ambiance, exceptional staff, so-so food.

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Boulderdiner
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The crab cakes were ok, mussels were good, simpleton salad was very mediocre, steak frites were good. We had noted that we were celebrating my birthday when we made the reservation, but no one mentioned anything about it. When we requested a dessert menu, we were told the pastry chef was out sick, so no desserts were available. That's fine. We were offered an after dinner coffee drink or something similar after my husband mentioned that we were celebrating my birthday. We ordered Bailey's. When the check came, we were charged $14 each for them. We had assumed (shame on us) that the drinks were offered in place of a complimentary birthday dessert. The place was very empty as well.

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ChaseR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grey Lady is a fantastic spot to grab a drink and a quick bite. They have a great selection of food. The lobster mac n' cheese is a must!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food wasn’t really up to the standards of many of the other aspen restaurants we have been to. They were out of iced tea, their keg was broken and only had one beer on tap, the soup and bread was piping hot (resembled being zapped in the microwave), shrimp tasted like they were just frozen shrimp, steak was just ok (the grill taste was so overpowering it was almost too bitter to enjoy). The Mac and cheese was amazing!!! Overall, disappointed that we wasted a night at this restaurant instead of one of the many other amazing restaurants in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good food and service however was seated next to a table of 8 with little wiggle room and they were very loud making difficult to talk with my wife

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening , great food

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bulgarian waiter was great! Food too.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great mussels. So so crabcakes. Friendly service. Relaxed atmosphere.

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vipnamrataa
London
32 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

unfortunately the food was mediocre and the service even worse. we were given our food but no cutlery or napkins. The cocktail was good.

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vipDinner
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was very average or below average. Not worth the cost.

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Jordan
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Had a reservation for 6:30pm. Showed up at 6:20 and was seated promptly. Waiter never came to get drink orders. Another party showed up 5 minutes after us and the waiter took their drink order immediately. We waited another 15 minutes, still no waiter. Decided to leave so can't comment on the food. Service is terrible and well below par considering the area. The restaurant was also not busy, which I now understand why, so there was no excuse for their subpar/non-existent service.

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DiscriminatingDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Such a disappointment. They had a large private party going so perhaps that’s why our experience was so terrible. Service went from rushed to too slow. The crab cakes were pure batter and tasteless. We had an 8:30 reservation and shortly before 10:00 while we were still working on our last course, the waitress told us that the kitchen was closing. The lobster roll that Grey Lady is known for was miniscule. The oysters were tiny but tasty. I always try to give Aspen restaurants some slack but, sadly, we won’t be back.

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vipSusan
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was so-so, wine list was poor, lamb chops were fatty, server was pleasant. Not extremely GF friendly.

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NPAspen
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting outside, quiet enough to have a conversation and the people watching is great
The food is really good

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nona
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The bottle of white wine was brought to our table warm...then the waiter took it back to chill and we had to wait quite awhile.the waiter offered a different Riesling and said it was another ‘sweet’ Riesling ——however the Riesling we ordered was not sweet,
The lamb chops were awful. They were very tough and not eye appealing!
We were disappointed and embarrassed as we had houseguests from Finland who are here for their first time.
It will be a long time before we come back...if ever!

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vipMaryanneS
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening and very accommodating!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice ambiance, service was quite slow. Menu options limited but food was very good. Although most restaurants in Aspen are relatively expensive, this was a particularly low value. Example, $9 for an order of fries that at first looked like a good portion was actually very small. Owner was really nice.

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vipDeborah
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bartender was fabulous, all else forgettable. The menu was so limited it almost felt like a bar menu.

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Airbag06
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Had lunch there two years ago and the food very good so we decided on dinner this visit. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as memorable. Only one entree out of four got good marks...chicken on a brick. The lobster in the pasta dish was hard to find. The lamb and steak entrees were just okay. Beware! They charge for ice. At the end of the day, we thought what we paid for our dining experience was not worth what we received.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience.

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vipCourtneyH
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Always like this place. This time our server dropped our main course along side one of our 2 appetizers even before our drinks arrived. Poor execution but good food and atmosphere.

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Mr. Grey Aspen is rated 3.9 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

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