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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Mountains

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Mountains? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.7
4.7 (645)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Vail
About the restaurant
Nestled in the Vail Village, this sophisticated sushi and Japanese restaurant offers an intimate and fun dining experience. This upbeat, chic restaurant focuses on fresh fish and a variety of specialty cocktails.
Top review
Twine
Dined 2 days ago
My daughter and I had a great experience! Food was awesome as was the service. Thanks so much!!
A photo of Windy City Pizza and Pub restaurant
4.7
4.7 (290)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Breckenridge
About the restaurant
We're a favorite in Breckenridge for pizza, beer, and all the good times that come along with them.
Reservations for parties 6 guests are less are 70 minutes, 7 - 12 guests are 85 minutes. Please, call if your group requires a longer visit.

Top review
LR2015
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
The food was wonderful and quick! Great pizza and Italian food. Go between 4-6pm to get discounted drinks for happy hour. Kids meals were perfect for our 9 and 6-year olds, portions were good. This was one of the most reasonably priced meals we had in Breck! It is a small place, so recommend getting reservations.
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4.6
4.6 (1067)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Vail
About the restaurant
Set in the heart of Vail Village, just off the pedestrian corridor, Leonora offers an inviting dining experience inspired by the French Alps, Spanish Pyrenees and our own Colorado Rockies. Using only the finest fresh, local and organic ingredients, the menu is designed as a coursed experience, one where diners embark with shareable small plates, progressing to larger plates which revere alpine flavors including Colorado lamb pops, local steaks and more. Flavorful dishes are simply prepared and thoughtfully paired with wines from around the world. Our sommelier's handpicked selections are sourced from traditional and unexpected places, each selected to complement Executive Chef Kevin Erving’s playful yet sophisticated menu. Reservations highly recommended.
Top review
Twine
Dined 3 days ago
My daughter, Kayla, and I had a fabulous dinner last night at Leonora! Lance, our server, was fantastic along with the other staff who were supporting him. The food was so outstanding as well. We were so impressed and both agreed that this was one of the best meals we have had in a long time (and we LOVE dining out). Thanks again for a fabulous evening! We cannot wait to return to Leonora in the near future!
A photo of Apres Burger Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (243)
$30 and under
American
Steamboat Springs
About the restaurant
Après Burger Bistro is a trendy full-service restaurant steps from the ski slopes in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on the corner of Après Ski Way and Village Drive.

Belly up to the historic bar, created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, or dine in the greenhouse or outside on the deck and enjoy tasty food and drinks made with fresh ingredients, many of which come from right here in the Yampa Valley.

Après, as in après ski, is a popular time to relax, enjoy cocktails and appetizers with friends and family while celebrating after a fun day on the slopes.

There's so much to do while you're in Steamboat Springs, like world class skiing, of course. On any given day you could also be biking, hiking, kayaking, tubing, horseback riding, dog sledding, hot air ballooning, fly fishing, shopping, visiting art galleries, attending a concert or watching the rodeo.

Whatever you're doing today, come see us après and tell us all about it.

Top review
BrianT
Dined 6 days ago
Simply awesome, great burgers, fries & Brussel sprouts outstanding!
A photo of Floradora Saloon restaurant
4.6
4.6 (276)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Telluride
About the restaurant
Whether you’re craving a juicy burger or fresh salad, we’ve got it all here at Floradora Saloon. Our restaurant’s unique menu features mouthwatering options for appetizers, like the honey-baked Brie or the locals favorite jalapenos poppers. We also offer and array delicious soups and salads, the Diablo bowl is a must after a long day in mountains. Our platters include salmon fish tacos, blackened tofu or the popular fish and chips. We also offer a large selection of delicious whiskey, locals beers, distinct wines and cocktail.
Top review
BrooksyS
Dined 1 day ago
Owner is a great guy. The entire staff is fantastic
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4.6
4.6 (106)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Basalt
About the restaurant
Free Range Kitchen is the creation of owners Steve & Robin Humble who have been immersed in the Roaring Fork Valley's restaurant scene for 30 years.

We strive to create a menu that offers seasonal, innovative comfort food. We use responsibly farmed, freshly harvested ingredients without hormones or antibiotics, supporting the local Colorado farming and ranching communities. We use local ingredients, whenever possible.

Our goal is to create a BEAUTIFUL, FUN, WELCOMING restaurant & bar with WARM, FRIENDLY service, & a GREAT VIBE alongside the river, in Historic Downtown Basalt. With boutique global wine offerings, hand selected by Steve and a wide selection of regional craft beers and specialty cocktails using artisanal spirits and house-made infusions.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had the best time !! Some friends getting together for dinner and the service was ok the server did not even told us the specials he was so young they have young people working. But the live music was fantastic the restaurant has best views ever the service has to be better in my opinion.
A photo of The Boat Tow restaurant
4.6
4.6 (53)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Aspen
About the restaurant
Nestled between Wagner Park and the Wheeler Opera House, The Boat Tow introduces a new culinary experience & atmosphere to Aspen’s vibrant dining scene.

Our menu is paired with a mix of elevated cocktails, specialty wines, and non-alcoholic beverages designed to enhance the dining experience.

Our cozy and intimate dining room space is rivaled by our exceptional sun-soaked patio, best in summer and/or winter!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Great food and great service. Our server was incredible. The whole staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great dining experience.
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4.5
4.5 (109)
$31 to $50
Mexican / Southwestern
Minturn
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of the old railroad and mining town of Minturn, the Saloon’s building dates back to 1901. During the last one hundred years it has been, at one time or another, home to various taverns, restaurants and even back room gambling for railroaders. While the last five decades have seen the development of Vail and Beaver Creek resorts just seven miles on either side of Minturn, the town’s appearance and feel retains its historic Colorado roots. Recently under new ownership, The Saloon has undergone a complete renovation and reopened in November of '23 with a fresh new menu and updated space. Chef Anthony Mazza's menu features slow-cooked short rib and pork cheek and Colorado River Ranch wagyu steak. The nostalgia and historical memorabilia and photos remain. The space still feels like The Saloon, but carried into the present day. Enjoy a resurrected Colorado Saloon and feel the history all around you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Love this iconic restaurant! Food always delicious. A must stop in Minturn or the Vail Valley.
A photo of Timber Room restaurant
4.4
4.4 (230)
$31 to $50
American
Telluride
About the restaurant
Cap a thrilling day on the mountain with an intimate ending at Timber Room with a loved one or small group of friends. Toast to the moment in Telluride’s most beautiful living room with Timber Room’s expertly crafted cocktail program that showcases beloved signature cocktails and one-of-a-kind seasonal libations. The warming fireplace and commanding bar have become the heart and soul of the aprés scene in Telluride.

With over 20 years of professional experience, Executive Chef Zachary Ladwig's career has spanned from 5-star luxury hotels and resorts to 2-star Michelin-rated restaurants. Known for his commitment to using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to craft dishes that both satisfy the palate and narrate a story, Chef Ladwig brings his culinary artistry and passion for delivering unforgettable dining experiences to the heart of Telluride.

Top review
LL123
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
Nice outdoor setting. Tasty share-able offerings and attentive service.
A photo of Aurum Food & Wine - Snowmass restaurant
4.4
4.4 (142)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Snowmass
About the restaurant
Welcome to Aurum Food & Wine Aspen Snowmass! We're honored to be a part of the Aspen and Snowmass Base Village communities. We're excited to share our brand of enlightened hospitality, offering a classic take on Seasonal New American Cuisine. Located slope-side on Carriage Way, this elegantly casual space features a luxurious lounge, intimate indoor dining, an outdoor patio with two large fire pits, and a private dining room for parties of up to 16 guests.

Please visit aurumaspensnowmass.com to book reservations and view our menus. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Top review
AmandaB
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
We went back to Aurum to give them another try and are so happy we did! The service was great and our drinks were so good! My husband said it was the best Old Fashioned he has had. Great cozy atmosphere and beautiful decor.
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