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Aspen Restaurants

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I still think that its one of my two favorite places in town.  The new expansion makes the place georgous and in the summer the outdoor patio is a fabulous place to eat. Eating at the bar might be as good as it gets anyplace.  The bartenders are supurb, know their business and can make you just about any drink and…they will serve you dinner.  The menu is almost perfect, fantastic salads, try the beet salad, a menu that appeals to almost every taste, fishes, meats and the single best rotisserie chicken and fries in the USA!  This is a don’t miss staple of the restaurant scene in Aspen.

Matsuhisa

My other favorite in town, this is the sister of the Nobu chain but owned by Nobu and Michael Goldberg vs Drew Neirporent and company. They do it great, yellowtail jalapeno, new style sushimi, rock shrimp tempura, roasted eggplant and the list goes on and on.  For strait sushi, there may be cheaper and other places just as good, but for the more extensive items, there is no place better.

Pinyons

I have never been a great fan, but we ate their this trip and decided to try their $35 prix fix bar menu.  In short, it was great, the breads were outstanding, the salads huge and delicious and our main courses, of which there were seven options, were also delicious.  I had the roasted pork and Holly had the salmon and we would go back for both again. Can’t tell you too much about the regular menu, but many consider this the best restaurant in Aspen.

Casa Tua

The sister of the South Beach original, its only been open for about a year and we gave it a try this trip.  To answer the question, we are going back again, it was that good.  The place is beautiful, they have a great outdoor seating area for the summer, but indoors is really cool.  The staff our so nice you cannot believe this is Aspen, go see Molly, the best hostess in town.  We had a simply wonderful meal. The chef is from Italy, just south of Tuscany were his family owns a restaurant.  We had soups and salads and each of us had something different and all raved.  My fettuccine bolognese was cooked perfectly and the sauce great.  This is now on the regular rotation for our family.

Wild Fig

A touch of Provence comes to Aspen, we always have a very good meal here. Soups and salads are wonderful and the main courses are all very good.  This is just a solid place to go for a change of pace and a supurb dining experience.

Campo di Fiore

One of the most energetic scenes in town, this Italian staple has figured out how to always deliver a terrific meal with lots of energy from a tiny kitchen. Salads, soups and anti pasti’s are all good and everything on the menu is generally excellent, fresh and well prepared.  So, if your looking for the New York type of italian, this is the best place in town.

Jimmy’s

This is one of the staples of the Aspen food and bar scene.  Maybe the busiest bar in town for the adult crowd, this place humms at night.  Jimmy is a transplanted New Yorker who has built a very solid following of regulars who like good steaks, chops, fish and killer sides.  If you want just good old American food, this will not disappoint. And one night a week they have salsa dancing.

 

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