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Velvet Buck, Aspen, CO

Velvet Buck

4.1
4.1
109 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
Come enjoy our delicious new menu for our European Wine Bistro! Our restaurant, located inside the St. Regis Hotel, offers a variety of items that can be shared or enjoyed as a coursed meal. For breakfast, we have an elaborate buffet including both healthy and hearty items. Please join us in our dining room and on our gorgeous patio.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Contemporary European, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 429-9644

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Sierra

  • Catering

    For distinctive outdoor affairs, the elegant mountain plaza is enveloped by Aspen trees and colorful flowers in the spring. The Fountain courtyard boasts incredible mountain views.

  • Private party contact

    Tanya Bishop: (970) 429-9644

  • Neighborhood

    Aspen

  • Cross street

    Mill Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is complimentary when dining at Velvet Buck.

  • Public transit

    The Roaring Fork Transit Association (RFTA) bus stop is only 2 minutes walk from our door.

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge after your meal at The Mountain Social. In The Mountain Social Lounge: music will be playing at nights (please get in contact with us for more detailed information)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. S

    Suzbk61

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable meal here. The wait staff and sommelier were very helpful and attentive. Portions are human sized.
  2. MT

    MarilynT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Simply of the worst meals I’ve ever experienced.
  3. S

    Sofla

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The menu needs a lot of help!!!! WE were the only ones in the restaurant that night. Felt bad for the servers. Ridiculous for a 5 star resort. You should do alot better. So many restaurant choices with great food in Aspen. VELvet Buck dinner menu is awful.
  4. m

    mbnadoc

    Cleveland

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service!!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! The food was amazing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Had high expectations for this due to setting in the St. Regis but the room was nothing special it’s used as a breakfast buffet in the mornings, the service was extremely delayed our drinks took a long time to get and our food order took an hour. The food was ok small portions of trout, bland vegetarian dish, good steak but by the time it arrived we just wanted to get out of there. There were only a couple of tables busy so it wasn’t an issue of being overwhelmed. They did comp our meal which was nice but still posting to be fair to others who may be consider Velvet Buck for dinner.
  7. FF

    FinickyFoodie

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    While the whole experience was quite enjoyable, their sommelier, Matthew, is a treasure. He exudes joy for his craft and is very approachable. He made the evening even better than it already was.
  8. b

    bzadams

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is only for breakfast. Nice buffet. Great huevos rancheros. Expensive.
  9. KG

    KimG

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked and when showed the place was closed. They only serve breakfast
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Had Thanksgiving Dinner the quality of food was disappointing.
  11. JM

    JaredM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The place isn’t even open for dinner and we had a 6 PM dinner reservation.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Hostess was Amazing and made our experience so great!
  13. NM

    NikosM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for some apres Ski food in the St Regis
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation show up to St Regis and told velvet buck wasn’t even open and they only had breakfast offered in the morning. Horrible Sunday “brunch” reservation for my boyfriend’s birthday
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Even though we booked at velvet buck, the restaurant was closed and they just directed us to the hotel Lounge which had an entirely different menu and different ambiance. They didn’t even explain until we asked if the limited menu was for velvet buck. Pretty disappointing when paying St Regis pricing
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    No one let us know that the velvet buck is only open for breakfast despite them taking reservations for dinner. Instead they just seat you in the bar in the St. Regis. Give you a very limited menu. The food was fine but not what I was expecting and wasn’t worth the price.
  17. ME

    MELANIE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio, and the ambiance was so nice. The braised beef short rib with gnocchi was absolutely to die for. Maybe one of the best meals I've ever had. Can't wait to go back next time we are in Aspen.
  18. DB

    DonB

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    overall1food4service5ambience4
    They took reservations for the Velvet Buck but then told us it was closed and moved us to the other restaurant. By the it was too late to make other reservations in other really nice Aspen restaurants. The other restaurant was nice but NOTwhat we signed up for
  19. CH

    CarlyH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I assume there was an issue with service on the night we attended Velvut Buck (new staff?). It took 10 min for a waiter to come see us, he did not introduce himself nor offer specials, it was a quick "what can I get you to drink?" I had questions about the wine list that did not sound like I was going to get an answer. Another 10 min goes by, we flag the hostess and she says she will get a waiter to us soon, five minutes later nothing/no one in sight... we left. Unfortunate and I assume they were having a bad night.
  20. SA

    SethA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I am so outraged. Opentable let’s you make a reservation for “The Velvet Buck St Regis Aspen” WARNING: The Velvet Buck is not a restaurant. It is ONLY a breakfast buffet that closes at 11 AM. We showed up for our dinner reservation at 730 PM. Dressed up and ready. We were then showed two seats at the lobby bar. I turned to the lady and said we had dinner reservations, and that we did not want to eat in the front lobby bar. She then informs us that the Velvet Buck is only breakfast and that the only restaurant in the hotel is the “social mountain lounge” which is in the lobby of the entrance. Outrageous. We will NEVER EVER stay at the St Regis again. The restaurant is a lobby bar?! I can get that at a courtyard Marriott. Absurd. This whole establishment is a SKIP. We got up immediately and left and went to Bosq.
  21. J

    Josh

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely atmosphere with good food and great drinks!
  22. HT

    HowardT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, atmosphere and service.
  23. SP

    SugarPlum

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Just a bit rough around the edges for the St Regis restaurant
  24. c

    cbcd

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ambience is unbeatable but the food is entirely forgettable
  25. N

    Nikki

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Absolute nightmare of an experience. Outside seating, no lights. Needed 4 candles and still couldn’t see my food. Server used phone lighting to serve dinner. No space heaters, so it was cold. Waited an hour for the food and they brought all the courses at the same time. Food is expensive like everything else in Aspen, but the difference is it isn’t great. Most places here are awesome so now I know why I keeping seeing this restaurant available for last-minute reservations. Definitely pass.
  26. s

    sarahg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere and the environment!
  27. F

    Familyfoodlovers

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday breakfast could not have been more perfect!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    No manager ever in sight and obviously didn’t care. Had dinner in July during Covid but kitchen and server not coordinated at all. Nice table well apart from other guests on patio on a beautiful summer night. Ordered a $90 bottle of wine and after 15 minutes server came back to say they were out of that one so brought something she said was comparable. Things went down hill from there. We ordered a Caesar salad to split and a filet and two sides to also split since we had a late lunch that day. During the 40 minute wait for food to come we asked for bread and got cold toast like you get for breakfast in England. Food finally came all together, we thought it was obvious we wanted salad first. Steak and sides were warm not hot. Steak was excellent quality, sides were burnt and had no taste. Very disappointed and will never go back to dine although did enjoy the hotel and will come back and stay but will eat in the many nearby restaurants that have great food and service and have managers on duty.
  29. MK

    MelissaK1

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, super attentive waiter. Anticipated all of our condiment needs and our coffee was never empty! A perfect experience.
  30. AG

    AmyG

    Houston

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful room and excellent service. We shared the escargot with a garlic butter candle which is unique.The pastrami spiced short rib and Korean spiced Brussels sprouts were both outstanding.
  31. GC

    GiselleC

    Savannah

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Very large portions, delicious food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    While the ambiance was nice, we were the only table for most of the dinner. We were treated well but the staff was very curious to know about our lives as we were not staying at the hotel. The food was good; however, it is worth noting we were not asked the temperature of the wagyu and had to have it recooked. Overall enjoyed but these were our notes
  33. SR

    ScottR

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service are outstanding!! The ambience is a bit meeting room or ballroom like. It’s not what you would imagine based on the name of the restaurant. It could use a more cozy western atmosphere IMO.
  34. RH

    RichardH

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly what you would expect from a restaurant in the St. Regis! Perfect service and perfectly prepared food. A surprisingly good value as well! Will definitely return!
  35. S

    Sarmand

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food with great service!
  36. IR

    IsabelR

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We came in with a hockey team and the staff was great in accommodating us. The buffet selection was very nice just was not prepared the $42 per person buffet price.
  37. m

    michelel

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Good food, no atmosphere and the server did not know the menu. Wine sommelier disappeared so we could not discuss and second bottle of wine.
  38. W

    Wacotxmomma

    Dallas

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was fine, not anything exciting or notable. Decent enough. Service was fine.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was more than terrible!!! I do not know how you can let them stay on your list!!! I made the opentable again in my phone because we came visit USA!! That’s the resume!! We asked for the food ! After 40 minutes ,a waiter that supposed to be a kind of maître said he could not say anything for us... But we were with a child,and most of the restaurants we went ,the food came always quickly for them. And 55 minutes after our order they came to tell that the filet I have asked had finished!!! 55 minutes and they did not started my food and realized there were no filet???? I asked for my granddaughter meal and they told they would asked to be made!!! Crazy !!! How can a child of 6 years old could wait for another hour to eat!!! I went to the kitchen to see if they were with the child food ready,but they did not started yet!! The people around happened the same and they left!!! We made the same... leaving without food,because there is a limit for everything!!! How I hotel like St Regis have a kind of restaurant like this for serving the guests??? Probably you have to send someone there to check but not informing you are for opentable!!! The other reservations we made with you were perfect.. But Velvet Buck ,never more!!!!! Thanks
  40. M

    Madeline

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor service, waitress forgot half of our food and drinks. Started taking orders at one end of the table and then moved to the opposite end for no reason. Food came out cold and took too long.

FAQs

Velvet Buck is rated 4.1 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Velvet Buck

315 East Dean Street, Aspen, CO 81611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mill Street

  • Neighborhood

    Aspen

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Contemporary European, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is complimentary when dining at Velvet Buck.

  • Public transit

    The Roaring Fork Transit Association (RFTA) bus stop is only 2 minutes walk from our door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Sierra

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge after your meal at The Mountain Social. In The Mountain Social Lounge: music will be playing at nights (please get in contact with us for more detailed information)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (970) 429-9644

  • Catering

    For distinctive outdoor affairs, the elegant mountain plaza is enveloped by Aspen trees and colorful flowers in the spring. The Fountain courtyard boasts incredible mountain views.

  • Private party contact

    Tanya Bishop: (970) 429-9644

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