Looking For Something Incredible to Eat In Aspen, Colorado? We’ve Got the Top 6 Best Restaurants For Ya

October 28, 2022
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
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So you are looking for restaurants in Aspen huh? Probably searched something like “restaurants in Aspen Colorado”  right? What’s that? How did I know that? Well I mean this is on your phone or computer so this article will only show up for so many restaurants that you searched in Google so I know it had to be something like that. Either that, or you got here from another GiftYa post or article in which case thank you for reading two today! Well today, just like everyday we have exactly what you are looking for. This is a list of the best restaurants in Aspen and where you can find them. We also include links anytime one of these restaurants accept our super convenient virtual gift cards!

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1 - Pyramid Bistro

A Great Restaurant In Aspen for Any Time of Day!

221 E Main St | Aspen | pyramidbistro.com

I put Pyramid Bistro at the top of the list for a couple of reasons. FIrst of all is their outstanding rating with their customers and patrons. But the second reason, and really more important, that I put that at the top of the list is because I rethink they make a great restaurant for lunch or dinner. And when I am recommending places that are the “best restaurant in Aspen” I honestly don’t know if you are looking for a fancy dinner restaurant or somewhere to get a nice lunch, but Pyramid Bistro fills both of those roles nicely.

And they do by providing a menu that is composed of seafood, salads, and a juice/smoothie bar. So I think no matter how conscious of an eater you have in your dining party, they are going to be able to find something both healthy, and nutritious, when they order at Pyramid Bistro.

“A nice healthy alternative to the usual downtown restaurants!  And a good beer selection as well!!  Entryway around back is a little quirky, but well worth the stop.  My waiter Laura was awesome!!” - Yelp Review 

2 - White House Tavern

Best Place to Grab A Burger and A Beer In Aspen!

302 E Hopkins Ave | Aspen | aspenwhitehouse.com

The House House Tavern might not immediately fit the idea of “best restaurant in Aspen'' to some people, but I know there are plenty of people out there who are looking for a great place to grab an American cheeseburger and wash it down with a nice cold draft beer and that is exactly what the White House Tavern has to offer. On top of all the great burgers and beer that they have on hand, they also offer plenty of great appetizers and a wide variety of great sandwiches. What the House Tavern essentially does is take your classic bar or tavern experience and bring it up to the drive star level. And they must be doing something right because they have nearly 1000 positive reviews!

“Amazing! It was so good we didn't even give a sec to take pics! We had the burger, chicken sandwich, jalapeño queso dip and deviled eggs. Chris was our server/bartender and we was beyond expectations and knee needs before we even asked. This will be our spot!” - Yelp Review

3 - Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop

A Great Place to Shop or Dine in!

319 E Hopkins Ave | Aspen | meatcheese.avalancheaspen.com

Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop rounds out the top three of my best restaurants around Aspen for a couple of reasons. The great thing is that you get incredibly well curated and crafted meals served up right to your table made from all the finest meats and cheeses in all of Aspen. You can order a wide variety of amazing dishes here.

But the reason I brought it so high up the list is because it also features a fantastic farm shop where you can stock up on ingredients to make amazing meals yourself. So if you order something and you really love it, you can go to the farm shop and get all the ingredients to make it yourself. So not only can you have an amazing meal once, there’s the potential to have an amazing meal over and over again after you visit the Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop in Aspen!

“Wonderful meal... the best we had in Aspen. The half chicken with potatoes was fantastic as was everything else we ordered. Our server was excellent and gave us very good attention, checking in with us frequently. A+!” - Yelp Review 

4 - French Alpine Bistro

Best French Food You Can Find In All of Aspen

400 E Hopkins Ave | Aspen | frenchalpinebistro.com

The great thing for me about the French Alpine Bistro is that it lets me get a little bit of variety into the menu options on this best list of restaurants in Aspen. And that is because they serve French cuisine just as you might expect. So you can expect to have all the finest offerings of French cuisine served up and brought to your table. Or you can go for something a little more laid back and casual and try their out of this world fondue offerings. 

And if you are looking for a great restaurant in Aspen to have breakfast, can you really go wrong with crepes? I mean no. No you can’t, so be sure to stop by the French Alpine Bistro anytime of day when you are looking for something amazing to eat in Aspen!

“We had the cheese fondue (Melted Gruyère, Vacherin, Beaufort & Comté, white wine, touch of Kirschwasser, served w/ warm crispy bread and apples), which was very good. Our waiter, Benjamin, was excellent. We've already made a dinner reservation for early next week.” - Yelp Review 

5 - Steakhouse No. 316

The Best Steakhouse In All of Aspen

316 E Hopkins Ave | Aspen | steakhouse316.com

If you are looking for an incredible steak restaurant while you ar 3ein Aspen then look no further! Steakhouse No. 316 is far and away the best place to grab a steak when you are in Aspen. Not only do you have the option of sitting at the bar and being served, or enjoying a table in their immaculate dining room. So you can eat your steak wherever you are most comfortable. But if you are the kind of person who loves a good drink with a good steak, then you really can’t go wrong no matter where you sit here, because Steakhouse No. 316 has a wide variety of liquors and cocktails to choose from that will pair perfectly with your meal no matter what you decide to go with. 

“top notch as good as it can get service excellent food wonderful.” - Yelp Review 

6 - The Wild Fig

Amazing Mediterranean Food

315 E Hyman Ave | Aspen | thewildfig.com

The Wild Fig rounds out my list of best restaurants in Aspen, Colorado for a few reasons. First of all is their outstanding rating with their customers and consumers. Second of all though is that the Wild Fig serves a totally different type of menu than anywhere else on the list today. And I like to try to get as much menu variety as possible into these lists when I write them.

The Wild Fig serves incredibly healthy and tasty Mediterranean style cuisine. Which you means you can expect plenty of fresh citrus and seafood options. They say the Mediterranean diet is one of the most healthy on earth, so you really have nothing to lose by giving the Wild Fig a try. Afterall, what's a better way to spend your money than on a meal that is both delicious and healthy for you?

“Amazing food and even better staff. Definitely recommend. Also, make a reservation - we were barely able to sneak a seat at the bar on a Tuesday in mud season” - Yelp Review 

There you have it dear internet reader! That is a list of all the amazing restaurants you can find around Aspen, Colorado. I tried to get a variety of dinner options on the list, as well as some breakfast and lunch options as well. So I hope I helped you narrow down where you are going to eat next time you are in Aspen looking for an amazing meal. And if you are looking for great places to stay in Aspen be sure to check out one of our great articles on hotels, cabins, and Airbnbs that are up for grabs in Aspen!

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