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West End Social, Aspen, CO
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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West End Social

4.2
4.2
389 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Our beautiful new restaurant, West End Social, opens and offers an approachable style of cuisine. Chef Rachel Saxton lets local Colorado products shine in every dish, highlighting better ingredients from local farmers, foragers, and business owners, focusing on the Rocky Mountains and westward sources. Whether you're dining over shareable plates that spark conversation or indulging in a multi-course meal, our menu adapts to your mood and occasion. With beautiful mountain views, unmatched in Aspen, journey through flavors and connection in a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel at home.

Here, the art of conversation meets the art of cuisine — come for the food or the company at your table.

For Reservations Please Call: 970.544.7824

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, European, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Tue–Sat 7:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 544-7824
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rachel Saxton
  • Catering
    Contact our Catering and Sales Department, 970.544.7849
  • Private party facilities
    Contact our General Manager, jc.santana@aspenmeadows.com
  • Private party contact
    Jason MacEachen: (970) 544-7849
  • Neighborhood
    Aspen
  • Cross street
    8th street and Meadows Road
  • Parking details
    We have a conveniently located covered parking garage, under our tennis courts as you drive up to the hotel lobby. There is no cost for parking
  • Public transit
    We offer a shuttle service every half hour (full and half hour) to town and back, stopping at Ruby Park, Gondola Plaza and the Hotel Jerome.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Farm-to-table

  • Mountains

    Innovative

  • Mountains

    Great for scenic views

389 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at this restaurant and wow, all five of us loved it!!! We had the sourdough bread, fries, burger, scallops and the celery root salad. Everything was delicious and the service was spot on! Can’t wait to visit again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, especially the pumpkin tortellini. Our server Amber was super attentive and made us feel super welcomed.

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  3. Bobo

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails were great! The main courses were delicious. Our group had the octopus, short ribs, duck. All were great! The olive bread was average as was the baby gems salad. Service needs work. Our first server spilled a drink, no big deal just get a replacement, which he did. He had another waiter step in for him so he could clean up. I am not sure if there was miscommunication, but we did not see our original server the rest of the meal. We had to hunt down the replacement server to get our bill. Also the busing and water service left much to be desired. I hope they can get their service up to par as in general the food and drinks were excellent.

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  4. Paige

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Best new restaurant in Aspen in years!!

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  5. ClaireM

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant used to be Plato’s, but has been completely revamped, inside and out. New chef, new menu. The entrees were outstanding; the dessert (pavlova) looked good with its gold leaf varnish, but was of a lesser quality than the entrees. My only reservation is that we were the second party in that evening, a party of two, and though the restaurant was empty (it was early), we were given a table right by the door in the thoroughfare. We asked to be moved, since clearly there were other tables (one right in a picturesque window.) So, we were moved over to the next table which was still right at the back of the restaurant and right up against a heating/ air conditioning vent that felt very cold on our legs. We looked longingly at the table in the window, but, even as the restaurant filled to capacity in the next two hours, that table was never occupied. I suspect it was being held for some celebrity or some such, but it’s a bad look and made us feel somehow less valued (even though, of course, we paid the same price for all the menu items.) But I would go back (perhaps request a better table ahead of time) because the food is excellent. Kudos to the new chef.

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  6. ChloeC

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with this wonderful new chef. I loved the gnocchi the best, but everything was good especially the caviar poppers and brussels sprouts and bison burger Excellent chocolate cake for dessert, excellent cocktails and the best view and ambience around. Great service. Plus you can actually hear each other!

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  7. Tara

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked this for Vday while on vacation here in aspen. We were sat right next to the lobby front door, every time the door opened, got a major cold draft. Took a hour for us to get drinks. Got the complementary oysters before our drinks and mine was just the champagne offered. We were told by the manager that the first drink would get comped, it didn’t. Food was fantastic, loved our entrées but the service was scattered and poor. I was also the only woman to not receive a rose for Vday while I saw everyone else get one. Crappy way to end the evening considering how the whole night went.

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  8. Matt

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant was surprisingly good and the food was excellent I don’t write reviews but felt that this restaurant deserves to be recognized We have been in Aspen and we dinned at 4 other restaurants that had much hire rating which do not deserve Not sure how they get these ratings But this place was good

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  9. BrentwoodFoodie

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each dish we tried from the wonderfully curated menu was delicious and beautifully presented. The restaurant itself is an architectural delight and provides a quietly elegant setting. The service was outstanding.

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  10. DonaldA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. Especially the fried octopus. Very cool and zen interior design.

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  11. AlexanderY

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at West was excellent. We were big fans of Plato's and excited to try the new concept. Chef Saxton's food shines, with a well thought out and balanced menu. The duck was exceptional, and we think this may have been our favorite tartare they have offered. The value for money is strong. The new space feels more comfortable, bigger and inviting, yet familiar. We look forward to coming again soon. Thank you.

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  12. CatherineP

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely refurbished interior spaces. Food is fine, but wish they had not changed the name. Plato’s was much better name.

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  13. melr

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a memorable meal Hamburger was so overcooked that it tasted like cardboard

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  14. Fedora

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been to Plato’s probably fifteen times with friends and family. West End Social is so much warmer and… we lived Plato’s!

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  15. Phil

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wow. Perfection and a hidden gem! Staff went out of their way to make sure it was a perfect evening.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation for NYE which is also my birthday. I looked at their website and There was no mention of a prixe fix menu. My husband & I don’t eat a lot due to medical reasons, and he also doesn’t drink champagne or any other alcoholic beverage. We were told on arrival that the menu was limited to the prixe fix - we asked to share one and were denied. This was so disappointing and we went home to a grilled cheese & tomato soup. Such lack of hospitality & flexibility is appalling, especially given the two special reasons for night out.
    West End SocialResponded on January 18, 2024
    Good afternoon, I am very sincerely grateful that you shared your experience with us, as we are only ever able to make improvements if we are made aware – this holds especially true when opening a brand new restaurant. We have been actively working with our team to refine our service and guest experience, and your feedback is valuable in that process. Please accept my apologies for a poor first experience and if I may, I would love to welcome you back to West End Social to show you the hospitable experience you rightfully deserve. Warmly, Rachel Butler Director of Food & Beverage Operations

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was under renovation and we were not told. So restaurant was set up in a meeting area. Ambiance was not good. Menu was limited as well. We would not have come if we.knew this. We had limited evenings to eat out so wasted one here. We’ve been here many times over the years and liked the spot. Now it’s under new management that is going to ‘elevate’ the entire resort. So far, no good. Waiter recommended the sourdough for a starter. Said it was one the favorite dishes and it came with three slices. Yes, this would be what is known as bread service and it was $11 for three slices (and they were technically three half slices). So $22 to get bread for the fam. I’m not cheap and expect to drop a few hundred dollars on dinner here but I was sure we were being set up on a reality show with this completely serious presentation of bread service being a dish and a favorite one at that. sorry, bread service is not a dish and it should be free when you’re going to drop $100 a head. The rest of the meal was very mediocre. Not what we’ve been used to. Overall, I wish the new management success. There are plenty of suckers out there so I’m sure they will do fine, but we will not be back to Plato’s again. I recommend you look elsewhere.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. PatG

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    food was outstanding, ambiance very nice, service is lacking

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  19. MariaS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely carefully planned menu !! Perfect attention to detail and service!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was bad, the waiter messed up the order apparently due to a new system in place and it affected our schedule, we ordered veggie options and not extra ordinary about the food to rave abt

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  21. AlexanderY

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. We love the atmosphere and the views can't be beat. Great food and service as usual. We look forward to dining here throughout the holidays. Thank you, Anna and Carly, for a great meal.

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  22. laurent

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Was not aware of construction or limited menu while making my reservation do we were very disappointed

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  23. MarthaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place to eat, and our waiter couldn’t have been nicer or more attentive. Obviously the views will be better once renovation is finished, but the food was delicious as always. It’s a gem of a restaurant.

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  24. SherbanD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible inattentive mediocre service. Overpriced underwhelming food

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  25. Local

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hannah did a nice job. Cannot find a better setting in Aspen.

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  26. JoanH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view, the thoughtful service and the great food all come together here. Thank you.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I didn’t realize restaurant was under construction. So we were in a makeshift place next door. I wish I knew. I would have picked another venue. Please inform other visitors about the construction.

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  28. PamU

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food portions are every small and taste was okay. Server seemed to be rushed the whole time. Very overpriced for what they offer. Not coming back.

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  29. WhitneyK

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love our food here! Had a not so great service experience this time but enjoyed our food and the views.

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  30. truffle

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The charcuterie plate was not as varied as the last time we had it. Diasappoining.

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  31. RebD

    Tampa

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite place for a burger and moderately priced priced meal in "pricey" Aspen. Beautiful view from the terrace. Can always get a table even in "high season". Always run into locals there. An insider's place to eat in Aspen.

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  32. SusanR

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Main reason to go is location, especially on a warm summer's evening. Casual menu good enough, and good value. Service friendly, but a bit "skatty".

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  33. Globalphile

    Chicago

    207 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    207 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places in Aspen with the best views in town!

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  34. paminacat

    Denver

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch on the terrace enjoying the gorgeous view. Excellent service and tasty shishito peppers, bean burgers, heirloom tomato omelet, and house made sorbet.

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  35. Beachlovers

    Denver

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary . We dined inside where large windows enabled us to experience the beauty of the splendid mountain bowl that enveloped the restaurant. Food was excellent. Lexi our server was professional and friendly and provided dessert for our anniversary. We totally enjoyed the evening!

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  36. paminacat

    Denver

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the black bean burger and kale Caesar, gorgeous view, and great service. Reasonable prices on 2-6pm menu.

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  37. ZoeM

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The view was beautiful but I would say that was about it. Compared to other places to eat in the area, the food was just okay and the drinks were just drinks. The service was less than that making the experience just neutral for us. It wasn't a bad experience but wasn't worth the money you pay either.

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  38. ProfessionalDiner

    Dallas

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked outside on patio, told 'not serving outside'.... (Which I understand: chance of rain... but outside is WHY we booked Plato's.) Others were then seated outside. As others have noted, the service was spotty AT BEST, and I assume this was the case because they appear to be understaffed. Basic service issues required multiple asks, and long periods of time between. LOTS of screaming kids, probably staying at Aspen Meadows, with parents who couldn't be bothered to address it, nor did the restaurant staff. Food: 2 of our party (of four) enjoyed our salads and entrees, 2 did not. One hot entree was served cold. Serving sizes are small. Plato's has been one of our go to's to avoid the madness of the Core, but it's now off my list: a restaurant may survive with marginal food and great service, or great food and marginal service, but not poor service AND average food, particularly at the Aspen price point. SO many other options are a better bang for the proverbial buck. Sad to see one of our favorites decline so................

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  39. none

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff is very nice and food is good. Views are wonderful but room is noisy.

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  40. joyofdining

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous mountain views, delightful restaurant! Tho' I'd asked for a table on the open deck, rain pushed me inside to a still-magnificent view through a window wall.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

West End Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 544-7824.

West End Social is rated 4.2 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for West End Social

845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO 81611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    8th street and Meadows Road
  • Neighborhood
    Aspen
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Tue–Sat 7:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, European, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We have a conveniently located covered parking garage, under our tennis courts as you drive up to the hotel lobby. There is no cost for parking
  • Public transit
    We offer a shuttle service every half hour (full and half hour) to town and back, stopping at Ruby Park, Gondola Plaza and the Hotel Jerome.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rachel Saxton
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 544-7824
  • Catering
    Contact our Catering and Sales Department, 970.544.7849
  • Private party facilities
    Contact our General Manager, jc.santana@aspenmeadows.com
  • Private party contact
    Jason MacEachen: (970) 544-7849
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