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Velvet Buck

4.0
21 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Velvet Buck refers to the fuzzy material that covers a bucks antlers while they are still growing.

Each spring/summer season, the buck's velvet supplies developing antlers with vital nutrients and oxygen required for a rapid regeneration and growth before the antlers are shed in the winter.

The elegantly raw evolution of the Buck metaphorically translates into the story of the rustically refined men that developed the Mountains and Aspen in the early 1800's/
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:45am;
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30am - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(970) 429-9644
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Cousin
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mill Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is complimentary when dining at Velvet Buck.
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Public transit
The Roaring Fork Transit Association (RFTA) bus stop is only 2 minutes walk from our door.
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Entertainment
Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge after your meal at The Portal @ TQD.

In The Shadow Mountain Lounge: music will be playing at nights (please get in contact with us for more detailed information)

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Special events & promotions
Please call for all inquiries about our upcoming special events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 21 People Are Saying
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4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.5
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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was great and server was lovely and could not have been more accommodating however other than steak and fries, all other dishes for lunch were mediocre at best, in particular lobster mac & cheese. Fish tacos were overstuffed and bland. Kale salad dressing also bland.

We skipped dessert but that menu looked fantastic, and the gluten free corn muffins to start were excellent.

Though prices are steep, portions are huge.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Awesome service nice wine list
Amazing food

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We’ve eaten everywhere in Aspen and in my opinion this is one of the best restaurants in the city. We received excellent service from the entire staff, and especially from our server John. The kitchen was very accommodating of food sensitivities. The food was delicious (highly recommend the bison steak) & the menu is appropriate regional fare - the kind of food I want to eat when I’m in the mountains. Great drink program with some very rare spirits, unique cocktail list, and large wine selection. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Converted old ballroom in the st Regis. You can even still see the buffet bar. Service was mediocre. Food was subpar. Overall - not worth the price.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The service was so bad !!! One person in our group never even got their meal. So many huge missteps from the staff. Would not return!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Horrible service. We didn’t have a server the entire meal. Breakfast buffet was good but had to keep putting our empty plates on the table next to us because service was so poor.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This sadly felt every bit like a hotel restaurant. Food was good but the overall experience doesn't hold a candle to other Aspen hot spots.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Would not recommend. The service is the slowest I’ve ever experienced in my life. Our group of 10 sat down at 7 and our food didn’t come until 8:30. Absolutely unacceptable. Way overpriced for the lack of attention to customers.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Boring...boring...boring...boring...boring...boring

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great, attentive service from our barman as we ate and drank at the bar
Just a pity our request for a couple of veg dishes turned into an order for six veg dishes, four untouched....

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was excellent. The bone in ribeye for two fed four easily. The pumpkin entree was delicious. We also really enjoyed the red velvet and s’mores desserts.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was very, very good — the meat (Bison & NY Strip) was prepared to perfection. And, the side of Mac & Cheese exceeded expectations.
The space is lovely — high-end casual elegance. And, the service was prompt and attentive.
The wine list features a good selection — from “reasonably priced” bottles to more select labels.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The ambience is nice and chic. The menu is varied and the food is really good. The service was extraordinary and if I'm in Aspen again I would definitely pay another visit!

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Menu selection small with very common items. Nothing interesting and it gets old fast if staying at hotel for a few days. Decor is supposedly new but totally unimpressive. Service was excellent. Go to Poppycocks in town for breakfast! Skip the $38 buffet that barely had any pastries and the toaster needed 3 tries to get a decent toast.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

had a great evening with their Social menu - great for a group of foodies

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Very large room with no ambiance and basic decor feels like a ballroom turned into a restaurant.

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The head waitress was very polite but not very adept. She did not have very much interest in our table. We asked the bartender to help us and he did. He helped expedite our simple order that took very long to arrive to our table. We had a time constraint and he helped us finished the meal.
The location is very pretty and we like the convenience of valet parking but the service needs serious attention.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Great culinary experience as a steak house, unique meat, great service.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful service and beautiful food.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Great experience, had the Christmas buffet and everything was great. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving buffet was delicious. The crab claws and shrimp were a nice addition to the usual.

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