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Soupçon, Crested butte, CO

Soupçon

4.7
4.7
179 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
-American cuisine steeped in classic French technique accompanied by an award winning wine program.
Located in a historic mining cabin off of Elk Avenue, Soupcon offers a formal dining experience in a cozy atmosphere.

Open for Dinner Monday through Sunday
6:30 pm (reservations required)

*-PRIX FIXE 7 COURSE TASTING MENU ONLY-*
$200 per person

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 349-5448

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Leonardi

What 179 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Romantic

  • Mountains

    Best Service

  • Mountains

    Romantic

  • Mountains

    Good for special occasions

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  1. christinak

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The time between courses was waaaay too long. Typically I assume 5-7 minutes between courses. It took forever to get the food. I was so done with dinner by the 2nd course - it took 2 hours to get there! First had a salmon petit four, then a soup then first and second course. I was done by then. I’ve had several fine dining meals and most of them Michelin-rated, so I fine that my feel for the meal is on par. The food was delicious, beautiful and interesting, but because It took too long, I feel like I didn’t enjoy it and was being held captive to finish the meal. I wanted to leave! Overall it was a regular meal that I wanted to end. I will not be going back.
  2. rr13

    Cincinnati

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit and it remains as great as before. This is a pricey and lengthy but worthy experience presented by chefs and staff who truly love and appreciate what they do. Highly recommended if it's in your budget. If you can find the tiny, hidden location, you'll not at all immediately expect what your about to experience. Soupcon ("soop-sahn") roughly translates in French to "savor", and you will.
  3. MTAndrea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was overpriced for what it was. We've dined at Michelin Star restaurants with 12 course menus + wine paring, which were far superior in presentation, taste, and wow factor at the same price point as this restaurant serving 4 courses and good, not amazing, food.
  4. Italiophile

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soupçon is the most expensive restaurant in Crested Butte. It is also, far and away, the best dining experience. The wine pairings are inspired and the food and service would be top notch in a big city!
  5. swisskim

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing 5 course meal!!
  6. Mwhitwise

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Moderately pricey even for a prix fixe menu. But - would go again. Don’t find that level of joy UA Lott and service in many mountain towns.
  7. LisaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing experience. We have wanted to go for years, and glad we finally did.
  8. GCGJR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jol and the service team assigned to our table were impeccable. Well timed and perfectly executed courses with exceptional detail and history of the wine pairings created an enchanting experience in the cozy 32 seat restaurant just 20 steps off Elk Street. Our party of 4 split the menu to maximize tasting opportunities and mixing extraordinary proteins from the ground and sea. An intimate and respectful service whilst engaging with tremendous know-how and comfortable interaction. Not to be missed in CB!
  9. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Having dined here a few years ago with a menu choice option, I found that experience significantly better. This latest visit is per a set menu - tasting course. For me the quality and taste of the dishes was disappointing to say the least. The seafood dishes tended to be the better of the options. The osso bucco was somehow dry and not the typical ‘fall off the bone’ tender. The duck also underwhelming. My assumption is that a small kitchen is not conducive to making each course to be served at relatively same time to all 25-40 patrons (per 2 nightly seatings). This is just too much like “assembly line” or wedding reception vs each dish getting some finesse and TLC from the chef. IMO guests making different choices at different times allows for better timing and quality in the kitchen, instead of pumping out 30 dishes at the same time. The prices have also significantly increased. So the value just is no longer there. Paying much more for lesser quality. Overall just a very disappointing experience, 3-4 years after such an enjoyable experience. Perhaps they will revert back to choice menu offering instead of a set menu.
  10. MatthewG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    At over $650 a couple I expected superb pairings of flavor and varied fare. It was just the opposite. We had a nice dinner, but with a rather simple menu.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I save up every year. It's great motivation. We do the full menu: food and paired wines. The staff is incredible. Never had better service. They authentically want you to have a great experience. So professional. They knew my name by memory, though it is my fifth year back. That's just the touch. Good is incredible. Even better now that they have just the one seating. GET YOUR RESERVATION EARLY. Don't wait. The day you book your stay, book this. That said, I was fortunate one to be on the waiting list...they called me when they had an opening.
  12. Shell

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our dining experience at Soupçon! We dine here whenever we travel to Crested Butte on vacation. The courses and wine pairings are exceptional!
  13. Carrie

    Oklahoma City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soupçon never disappoints! We had an amazing dinner! The experience alone is outstanding, the presentation from the staff and beautifully plated Entrée’s are sensational! Soupçon perfects every detail! We are always looking forward to our next visit!
  14. NancyO

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent but it took entirely way too long. It was a 3 1/2 hour dinner. Wouldn’t go back because of that
  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Very special. The wine pairing with the tasting menu was excellent.
  16. SpotC

    Austin

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine French food served professionally in the sweetest little chalet.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was delightful. Each course was presented beautifully and was delicious. The whole meal is a true dining experience. I must say that my chocolate crème brûlée was one of the best desserts I have ever eaten, and I have eaten lots of desserts.
  18. joec

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We dined there on a Sunday, the meat portion of the fixed menu was very good, however, the seafood fixed menu not so much. The chilliean sea bass tasted “fishey”, as did the Alaskin King Crab. I should have known better to order sea food on a Sunday in the middle of the country, and for the price of this dinner, the chef should not have served these. The portions were appropriately sized, the service was spot on and the desserts were excellent.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soupcon was splendid. The environment, service, food, and chef were great. Its a small restaurant, old cow barn, so the noise level can grow as liquids flow through the evening. Easy to make friends with other diners which adds to the glare. Chef John is extremely approachable and loves to visit with the guest. You will pay for this experience and yet it truly is an experience that’s worth it.
  20. KeithinHouston

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding experience!
  21. MountainTraveler

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    After years of coming to CB and hearing great things about Soupcon, we were very disappointed to say the least. Overall, the front of the house service and wine pairings were spectacular. Joel took fantastic care of us. We were highly disappointed in the quality of the food. Really nothing special at all. Not much for flavor or presentation. If you’re spending over $300 a head, everything should be absolutely spectacular. The chef/owner should really step up his culinary game in order to command the prices that they do. If you’re looking for true fine dining, save yourself some money, and drive to Telluride.
  22. ElinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! The food, the staff the personal visits from the amazing chef. The magical ambiance. This place is a must. It doesn’t matter if you’ve lived here for 25 years like me or if your just visiting. Add Soupçon to you “must do” list. You will not be disappointed. In fact you’ll feel like you just met a new part of your family. My mothers last birthday dinner there was fantastic. We got the entire restaurant to sing her happy birthday. It’s truly a magically, delicious experience. You can feel the love in the quality and flavors of the food. Your mouth will thank you. Top notch 10 stars ⭐️!! Thank you soupçon!
  23. SamL

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We attempted to eat at this establishment and add my mother in law who was able to attend last minute and when we asked were very rude and said it was not possible even though there was seating for 7 and would not even allow her to sit at the table. We were not happy but came up with a solution for her so she could to dinner and not be alone. Then the chef came out and asked how we were doing and I said not very good and then he proceeded to tell us we had ruined their night as well and then told us to get out.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was great food and service but it was little longer than we like . 6:30 seating and we didn’t get out until close to 11
  25. DianeD

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five stars doesn't begin to give credit to the chef and incredibly talented staff. We'd give this 10 stars. We were celebrating our anniversary, and Joel (our server and master of ceremonies for this gourmet experience) started us off with a complementary glass of champagne. Seating is cozy, acoustics mute everyone's conversations so you can really enjoy your company without hearing more then a happy buzz in the room. and there are only 5-6 tables per room. This restaurant is performance art executed to perfection. Joel explained each of our courses (in the 5-course meal) and wine pairing (we were very glad we did that), and we felt like we had paid for a wonderful tutorial. The wines complimented each course really well. Takes things to a new level. Each course exceeded our expectations. We started with a bite-sized amuse bouche of caviar. The potage was a sweet corn bisque that was smooth and just the right consistency, with a smoky lardon and creme fraiche. We ordered the Duet of Duck for our "1st Course" (confit and fois gras with wonderful accents). We ordered Colorado Lamb for our 2nd Course (perfectly cooked medium rare, so tender, with Chanterelle, Prosciutto, and sauces). The Intermezzo Seasonal Sorbet was Granny Smith apple -- perfect to cleanse our palettes. For our 3rd Course, we both ordered the Elk Tenderloin, and it was also cooked medium rare, just perfect, juicy, and with wonderful vegetables and potatoes. (We ended up taking some home, as we didn't want to waste it.) The finale was a choice of Apple Tarte Tatine or Chocolate Mouse Cake -- how can you miss with either. Again, we can't recommend this establishment enough. Bring a good appetite. Allow 3 - 31/2 hours, you will want to linger. They change the menu monthly, which is hard to believe. Kudos to the entire crew, and especially to our server who led us through a truly memorable evening.
  26. Carrie

    Oklahoma City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING!!!! Soupçon never disappoints! Exceptional service, amazing food and presentation with the BEST wine pairing!!! Cannot express enough how fabulous this experience is and always looking forward to our next dinning experience here!!!
  27. AileenH

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and stellar service!
  28. CCBang

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed each course, impeccably paired with wine, and anxiously waited for the next plate. My wife is celiac and they handle
  29. KellyO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and ambience. Highly recommend the wine pairing. Will be back again!
  30. Howie

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent culinary experience. Joel our waiter was awesome. He’s been there for 11 years. The presentation and quality is on par with the best anywhere.
  31. SusanR

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way. Food, service,comfort and ambiance were incredible. The wine parings are top quality well chosen wines. The resturant is pricy but totally worth it. The freshness of ingredients are all top quality and complex. We drive from Aspen yearly to eat here for the last 40 years. I give Soupcon a 5 star
  32. CCBang

    Houston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to dine at Soupçon and we cannot wait to go back; Joel was our server extraordinaire. Everything was over the top! Each course was paired beautifully with wine. Such a wonderful experience!
  33. Leiner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    Waited one hour and 45 minutes for the first course. Was told that "everyone in the restaurant had to finish before they would serve the next one". Rude and told us not to come back when we complained.
  34. U4mism

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soupçon is one of the best restaurants we have enjoyed this year, including some who have Michelin stars. The doors open at 6:20 for the single 6:30pm seating daily. Our dinner lasted until 10pm. If you are looking to rush in for dinner, Soupçon isn’t for you. This is an experience and IMHO, well worth it! The technique and care for the ingredients was obvious from the first bite (a butter basted king crab bite on a homemade chip - topped with caviar!) to the final deconstructed local peach “cheesecake”. This was also one of the most expensive dinners we’ve had this year. I opted for the wine pairing (note: the dessert wine was one I am already looking to find locally). While “expensive” we would absolutely return (if we were lucky enough to get a reservation) if ever in Crested Butte again. Soupçon is a special treat and I am so glad we got to experience their talents and passion!
  35. kevina

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visit for us, and the tasting menu was the only option for this late summer window. However the food quality and service were both exceptional. Chef John and his team crafted a very memorable dining experience. The price is very steep, but the food was wonderful, and was comparable or better than any meal I've had the pleasure of eating in NYC, Tokyo, or LA.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    Warning to all who would like a nice dining experience after a day of hiking in Crested Butte. Our Dinner was $600 and on top of that they wanted a extra $5 for bread. The portions were small and we were there for 3 Hours. Insanity on our part for not reading the reviews on this restaurant…
  37. Buechler

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drove 2.5 hours one way to have our anniversary dinner at Soupcon because we've been there once before and never forgot how amazing it was. Soupcon is worth every. single. penny. They have taken the time to ensure their dining guest are treated like royalty. They remembered our names, they were attentive throughout the evening but not overbearing. The owner even took the time to come out and say hello! Oh...did I mention the food??? THE FOOD!!! I can't even begin to describe how friggen good the food was. All of the flavors simply danced around in your mouth. Each plate that came out looked like a Picasso painting...a work of art indeed. And the amount of food was perfect. We left without feeling that dreaded overstuffed feeling. We left feeling good and well fed! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a cozy and relaxed place to visit on special occasions.
  38. JeffR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soupcon is always a treat. Top notch food and experience. It's expensive, but totally worth it from time to time.
  39. WilliamH

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef John continues to impress! New end of the summer menu was fantastic. We opted to not do the wine pairing this time; instead, creating our own pairing as we ordered 2 of our own bottles of wine. Service was spot on. Food was delicious. Ambience was cozy and romantic. Highly recommend as always!
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Soupçon has fantastic food and a great prix fixe experience that you’ll pay a bit extra for. It’s worth it for a special occasion or a new experience. They change the menu seasonally and the chef is creative and committed to the community. I enjoyed it. Will eat here again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Soupçon is rated 4.7 stars by 179 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 1 time today
Google Map for Soupçon

127 Elk Ave #A, Crested butte, CO 81224

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Crested Butte

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Leonardi

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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