Where to eat Contemporary food in Aspen: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 4, 2019 Florencio Paulino

Reviews on Contemporary food in Aspen, Colorado, United States. Everyone knows Aspen as a top-notch winter resort town. But outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy it in the summer, too, when the mountains become a perfect setting for hiking, biking and horseback tours. Some may be surprised to find it’s a top romance destination—but after all that outdoor exercise, who wouldn’t want to repair to a luxurious hotel room or a cozy, firelit bar?
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6. Kenichi

533 E Hopkins Ave Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191 Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout [email protected] +1 970-920-2212 http://www.kenichirestaurants.com
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4 based on 245 reviews

Kenichi

Kenichi serves contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi in a vibrant atmosphere. In 1991, Bil Rieger and Kenichi Kanada founded Kenichi Aspen, which has since become renowned for its outstanding food and hip scene. With an exceptional reputation e

Reviewed By 682jitkas

We went to Kenichi ro have a special dinner with food that is different. We are so happy we chose Kenichi! The food is amazing (especially the Dynamite Shrimp) but the service is even better. Our server Zack was the best. He was friendly, attentive and actually listened to us and made great recommendations. Thank you for an amazing dinner!

5. Pine Creek Cookhouse

11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611 American, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 970-925-1044 http://pinecreekcookhouse.com/
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4 based on 346 reviews

Pine Creek Cookhouse

Aspen’s legendary restaurant, the Pine Creek Cookhouse, is nestled at the base of the Elk Mountains. Alpine gourmet food featuring wild game and fresh fish is brought to life with organic, locally-sourced ingredients. From field to stream our chefs prepar

Reviewed By davidhV8108PG

Wife and I rode from Aspen up to the Pine Creek Cook House. It's a large restaurant with expansive views of the valley and the Rockies. We shared a club sandwich that was made with a fresh roasted chicken breast. It was fresh and hard to get your mouth around. Worth the ride up the valley. They refilled our lemonade and water bottles. The Cookhouse is set up for large groups and we had many that day. Hikers, cyclists and Bentley Car Club to name a few.

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4. Prospect

330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1930 American, Contemporary Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Table Service, Playgrounds [email protected] +1 970-429-7610 http://aubergeresorts.com/hoteljerome/dine/prospect/
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4 based on 127 reviews

Prospect

The hotel’s fine-dining restaurant will be reintroduced with a rich new look featuring multiple zones of interest, from intimate banquettes to high-visibility tables and window-side seating offering mountain views. Contemporary interpretations of traditio

Reviewed By DownhillSkier67

This hotel restaurant is on par with any high end restaurant. It has lovely table clothes, complete place settings, ample space between the tables, and a quiet, romantic/celebratory atmosphere. We were not that hungry so had only a delicious, and unusual, main course of scallops, lobster, and fois gras with a nice bottle of white wine. This, plus the freshly baked bread and the complementary dark chocolate truffles rounded out the meal. The service was excellent.

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3. Pine Creek Cookhouse

11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611 American, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 970-925-1044 http://pinecreekcookhouse.com/
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4 based on 346 reviews

Pine Creek Cookhouse

Aspen’s legendary restaurant, the Pine Creek Cookhouse, is nestled at the base of the Elk Mountains. Alpine gourmet food featuring wild game and fresh fish is brought to life with organic, locally-sourced ingredients. From field to stream our chefs prepar

Reviewed By davidhV8108PG

Wife and I rode from Aspen up to the Pine Creek Cook House. It's a large restaurant with expansive views of the valley and the Rockies. We shared a club sandwich that was made with a fresh roasted chicken breast. It was fresh and hard to get your mouth around. Worth the ride up the valley. They refilled our lemonade and water bottles. The Cookhouse is set up for large groups and we had many that day. Hikers, cyclists and Bentley Car Club to name a few.

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2. Matsuhisa-Aspen

303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-2292 Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 970-544-6628 http://www.matsuhisaaspen.com
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4 based on 528 reviews

Matsuhisa-Aspen

Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain town of Aspen Colorado and features the cuisine of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Japanese-inspired seafood and sushi, as well as an ultra-hip scene and lively bar crowd can

Reviewed By FlorenceLomprez

The restaurant is downstairs it’d a bit weird because the patio seems much nicerThe food is just wonderful The tasted fish and meat and both were awesomeBut the best part is the cocktail the gardener

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1. Meat & Cheese

319 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1905 Bar, Contemporary, American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 970-710-7120 http://meatandcheeseaspen.com/
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4 based on 446 reviews

Meat & Cheese

Aspen Restaurant and Farm Shop featuring world farm house cuisine, craft beers, eclectic wine list, local spirits, fresh juices, coffee, meats, cheeses, cured meats, artisan bread, unique pantry staples and precious housewares. Dine with us or purchase th

Reviewed By WTN_wheretonext

A very popular restaurant - each time we walked passed this last week it was always busy. We walked in for Sunday brunch and managed to get a table straight away. Known for their meat and cheese and charcuterie platters but offering other menu options. We started off with the Kale Citrus Lifter “green juice” and the Aspen Mountain Red juice, followed by the delicious home made soups - the Thai Coconut Chicken soup (full of flavour) and the special Chicken with Black Rice - thankfully we opted for the cups vs bowls - the cups were huge! Delicious healthy salads and the special tacos were also a hearty portion. They have a retail section with delicious goodies. We shall visit again on our return in November.

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