The Edge Restaurant and Bar - Snowmass

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The Edge Restaurant and Bar at the Timberline Condominiums is open for apres daily 4pm-5:30pm featuring 1/2 off wines by the glass, draft beers and craft cocktails. Dinner service is available 5p-9p. Chef Jason DeBacker's German background influences an alpine menu with flavors from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France that will delight your taste buds. We invite you to savor our fondue accompanied with cuts of baked bread, fresh green apples, vegetables and sausage. Other signature items include our homemade German wurst and schnitzel. The Edge's menu has gluten free and vegetarian options. Reservations available on Opentable.com.
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SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Northern European fare. Excellent family recipes from European chefs. Loved the fondue, schnitzel, red cabbage kraut, spatzle, and mussels.

Perfect complement to snow draped ski slopes!

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Fondue was incredibly bland and way overpriced. Service was SO bad. 2 hours from sitting down to finish entrees. And, it wasn’t even that crowded plus there were lots of staff running around. “Thai” “wurst” was so spicy hot it was inedible. None of the wursts was really German food.

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BB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venison dishes with a German flavor. Fondue for 2 can easliy serves six people as an appetizer, but it had salami instead of the described sausage. They recently changed the menus to all English. Previously the dishes were described in German.

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YP
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my birthday.
The potato pancakes were humongous but delicious. The birthday smorgasbord was over the top . My favorite was the apple schnitzel. My husband enjoyed the Wiener schnitzel. We chose to sit in the private dining room with a beautiful view of the tree with lights

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GC
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, super attentive staff. The food seemed to be authentic German food.

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MD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Was great food when I went last year. Went this year and they said they were totally full when I arrived. But then I looked at open table and there were 3 openings. Went back after booking online and got table and literally sat there for 25 minutes without anyone even acknowledging my presence. I asked the hostess just to make sure there wasn't confusion over who had my table (has happened to me before). Still no one. The people next to me made some comments about how they were the ignored stepchild and the other people at table near me had been waiting for food since before I got there so I decided to leave and go elsewhere. Was looking forward to another great meal there but never had opportunity this time around. I hope this was just a glitch that evening. Will try next year

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JK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They were near full and the wait for orders taken was a bit long. The arrival of the food was way too long, 45 minutes from order for two entrees. Her trout was so so. A lot of food but none of it exciting. I had the weiner schnitzel which again was a lot of food but none of it very memorable. Not a place we’d go again.

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HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

A Disgrace to German Food! The Edge is one of the restaurants to avoid in Snowmass Village. Overpriced for what you get, and a far cry from real German food. While the meat (or fish) is usually acceptable, the sides are the main problem. Lukewarm at best, and obviously prepared in the morning and kept on warming plates for many hours. The “Spätzle” are the worst we ever had (and we grew up in Southern Germany, so we know a thing or two about Spätzle). Almost cold, stale, crunchy and greasy - basically disgusting. They don’t even look or taste like real Spätzle, not sure what they are. This happened on four different occasions over two seasons (yes, we gave this place quite a few “2nd Chances”, mainly because of the lack of good alternatives in Snowmass), so it was not an exception. On our final evening there, the Spätzle were so bad that we asked for fresh ones. When we finally got them about 25 minutes later, we had already finished our dinner (we couldn’t wait, otherwise everything would have been cold). To our surprise, the Spätzle we got were the same old, stale, crunchy ones, just heated up in a lot of butter - again disgusting. Our recommendation: Go to the only really good restaurant in Snowmass Village, which is Il Poggio!

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l
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service. Been coming here over 3 years, food is always consistent and wonderful. Well priced for quality and service.

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D
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant and the service was good but the food was mediocre. The Wiener schnitzel was bland and the pork jock was dry.

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ML
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The only German restaurant on Snowmass. The food is consistent and good with menu items found nowhere else on Snowmass. I highly recommend the Rothirsch (red deer). The pumpernickel bread is quite good. The service is pleasant but unpolished. The interior still reminds me of Butch's Lobster Bar (2 restaurants ago). That being said, it is overall a great place to dine for a relaxed meal with good food.

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MF
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is a real hidden gem in the Snowmass dining scene. We went here early for Apres Ski and enjoyed 2 for 1 German beer as a prelude for two veal dinners. We ordered an incredible potato pancake, lingonberry, sour cream as a starter. My wife ordered the Kalbfleisch (Veal) Wienerschnitzel Vienna Style. I was also planning the Kalbfleisch (Veal) Wienerschnitzel not did not see the Jager style on the menu. I asked the server if she would check with the chef to see if he would make it Jager style. Much to my delight he agreed and it was without a doubt the best Jager Schnitzel I have ever had, including my favorite Koln Germany restaurant, Paeffgen. Edge even has a Kolsch draft beer on the menu. This was truly and exceptional evening and we had the opportunity to thank the chef personally for making it so!

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We ordered a drink off the menu which was to include Rosemary and basil, we got vodka with lemonade. If you didn’t have the appropriate ingredients we would have preferred to change our order. The fondue was awful and way too expensive for what we received. The waiter was rude when I showed him an error on the bill. There is reason this restaurant was empty it sucked

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. Food and service were both good.

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FF
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Incredibly slow. The server did his best but the restaurant didn’t even seem half full and we were there for over 2 hours for just one course. They offered us a free dessert but by then we just needed to get our kid home.

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TH
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

This is a very casual restaurant. It's a basic menu and located inside a very shabby hotel/motel. Don't expect quality food or service here.

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DK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, nice to have an option with limited Snowmass restaurants.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was terrific!

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CK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 2nd trip to the Edge and once again, loved it! The staff was very nice, food simply delicious!! We had the fondue to start. Our kids love the fondue experience! Then went with some of the starter dishes as entrees as we like to sample different items and share them. We will be back!

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JA
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The servers abandoned us at the table. Very nice but absent.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of a kind menu. Nowhere else like it in Aspen/Snowmass. Great staff.

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C
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! On vacation with the family and we were looking for great atmosphere and better food. Found it at the Edge. Great German food. We all had the schnitzel and it was killer. Fondue was a great experience also. Cozy little German restaurant in Snowmass. Can’t miss.

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Edge is a MUST visit when in Snowmass! We had such a wonderful evening celebrating here. The staff was absolutely amazing and welcoming; from the host to the bartender to our server. We started with the fondue which was hands down the best we have ever had. It was served with apples which is my favorite to pair with cheese. Then we moved on the wurst platter. We chose Hungarian and Thai and they were both incredible. The amount of spice and flavor were perfect. Dessert is definitely not to be missed. We had the sampler because we just couldn't decide and all of them were fantastic. Great wine and cocktail list.
The atmosphere is super cozy and quite inviting on a chilly evening. I absolutely can't wait to come back and try more items on the menu. Thank you to the Edge for making our night out so special!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst waiter we hav ever had.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Don’t eat here unless it’s your only option. Overpriced food for less than mediocre food. The fondue was horrible.
We had a reservation and they stuck us in the back even after I asked if we could have a table closer to the main area. The host said the closer tables were reserved but the tables sat empty the entire time we dined.

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JW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Definitely German food with some other options. Great vienerschnitzel and brats. Good service.

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D
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The people were very friendly, but the food was just okay. The service was quite slow. It is conveniently located at the condo we were staying, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend going there if not staying there. Could not make a reservation at the time I wanted, so accepted an earlier time. Tried to call, but had to leave a message which was not returned. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty and could easily have had a table at my originally desired time.

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AG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was just okay at best. For spending $120 for two people including tip, I would have thought the food would be better. Had the Ribeye, with little to no seasoning the flavor was a pretty bland beef taste. My GF had the chicken and she had a hard time cutting it up to eat, seemed a bit undercooked. Their draft beer was out of service, mind blowing when you want a German Beer at a German restaurant on a Friday night. I get Aspen is inherently expensive, but I wouldn’t go back because the price didn’t meet the quality.

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Phoenix
233 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While staying at the Westin Snowmass my wife and I had dinner at the Edge twice. We liked their beers and the German inspired cuisine. Portions are generous and very tasteful. Service was very attentive and friendly.

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CY
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The weinerschnitzel with the Gypsy sauce was superb, and the service was outstanding! Take it from an authentic German, this is almost as good as home.

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. I've been many times and it's always great. It's nostalgic for me as it reminds me of the many similar restaurants that used to exist when I would go skiing as a kid in the 1980s. As far as I know it's the only one left serving German alpine cuisine in an updated but still vintage ski movie environment. Also, they are very accommodating and knowledgeable with respect to food allergies, which I always appreciate. Service is friendly, attentive and professional and the environment is a throwback to everything I loved about ski trips growing up. It's a hidden gem well worth the trip to Snowmass Village (if you're not already there).

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AE
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Based on the five star reviews I was excited to visit this restaurant but was severely disappointed in the food quality. August 2018

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KH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was just okay. Wait staff was very friendly, but I had expected a very nice restaurant for our evening out. It was just okay with pricey food.

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TS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb, service exceptional. Great European food that is actually authentic.

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B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You're missing out if you don't eat here! Both the food and the waiters were excellent. I would recommend the duck and veal schnitzel with caper sauce---both were amazing!

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is primarily German food. Absolutely delicious and great atmosphere.

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ES
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JD was a great host and made sure we were treated well. It was a slow night due to a concert and the team treated us well

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t
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was below par ... slow, the waitress was not engaging or encouraging, I felt we were a nuisance to her, she also had no idea about portion sizes or could not answer questions about the menu.
The pretzels for appetizer bread looked like what my dog leaves behind and had nothing to do with a fresh German Brezn.
Not sure if "Alpine Inspired Menu" means that a German dish is Americanized (in addition to the menu having spelling errors all over). Spätzle are never ever served with cream making them more a mac-n cheese - my trout was overloaded with a buttery paste of almonds.
We order the chocolate fondue - supposedly served with fruit and pound cake .. it came with 2 varieties of fruit ... the remainder was marshmallows, pretzels and pound cake. Nice shortcut for the kitchen.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kids loved the fondue. Waiter was very kind and helped with special requests. The bead pudding was AMAZING!!

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