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The 18 Hot Spots for Eating & Drinking in Aspen, Jan. '15

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Welcome to Curbed Ski's list of the 18 Best Ski Town Hot Spots, our answer to any question that begins with, "Can you recommend a restaurant in...?" This highly elite group will cover 18 restaurants and bars in ski towns across North America, spanning myriad cuisines and collectively satisfying all of your dining and drinking needs. Every couple months we'll be adding places that were omitted or have stepped up there game. Have a tip? Let us know here.

Aspen has long had a reputation amongst the planet's ski resorts as having a dining and drinking scene that far surpasses that of other North American mountain towns. It's location in the fertile Roaring Fork Valley and proximity to the Western Slope- Colorado's agricultural epicenter- are responsible for incredible raw ingredients and craft foods. Aspen's well-heeled visitors created a need for top-notch food and beverage programs at hotels and restaurants, but in the last six months, a new Aspen food scene is afoot, and it's out with the old (read stuffy, overpriced, overdesigned, and predictable) and in with the new. You can expect innovative cocktail and cheese programs, restaurants that cater to locals with reasonable price points, honkin' portions, and funky spaces dominated by reclaimed materials and simple interiors. Welcome to Aspen Dining 2.0, where it's all about what's going into your meal or in your glass, rather than who's who or who's wearing what. We've updated our dining and drinking map to with 18 of Aspen's best eats and drink.

Please note that establishments aren't listed in any particular order. PO'ed we forgot your favorite place? Instead of throwing a hissy fit, why not email us your suggestion?

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1. Grey Lady

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305 South Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
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2. Meat & Cheese Restaurant & Farm Shop

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319 East Hopkins Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 710-7120
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3. Ricard Brasserie

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Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
(970) 429-4163
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4. Annette's Bake Shop

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420 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 544-1806
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5. Takah Sushi

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320 S Mill St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-8588
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6. Cache Cache Restaurant

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205 S Mill St, #106
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3835
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7. So at the Aspen Art Museum

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637 East Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-8050
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8. Jimmy's An American Restaurant

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205 S Mill St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-6020
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9. Elk Camp Gondola

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Snowmass Mountain
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
(970) 923-0450
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10. J-Bar at Hotel Jerome

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330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3721
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11. HOPS Culture

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414 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-4677
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12. Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE

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315 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-3300
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13. La Creperie Du Village

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400 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-1566
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14. White House Tavern

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302 Hopkins
Aspen, CO
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15. Zocalito Latin Bistro

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420 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO
(970) 920-1991
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16. New York Pizza

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409 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-3088
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17. Ajax Tavern

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685 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-6334
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18. Matsuhisa

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303 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
(303) 362-4678
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1. Grey Lady

305 South Mill Street, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo, Nicole Barker
305 South Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611

2. Meat & Cheese Restaurant & Farm Shop

319 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo Meat & Cheese
319 East Hopkins Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

3. Ricard Brasserie

Carriage Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Photo Go Snowmass
Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

4. Annette's Bake Shop

420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo Aspen Times
420 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

5. Takah Sushi

320 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo Animal Pics
320 S Mill St
Aspen, CO 81611

6. Cache Cache Restaurant

205 S Mill St, #106, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo Cuvee
205 S Mill St, #106
Aspen, CO 81611

7. So at the Aspen Art Museum

637 East Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo CPR
637 East Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

8. Jimmy's An American Restaurant

205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo Roadtrippers
205 S Mill St
Aspen, CO 81611

9. Elk Camp Gondola

Snowmass Mountain, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Photo Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass Mountain
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

10. J-Bar at Hotel Jerome

330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo Hotel Jerome
330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611

11. HOPS Culture

414 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo HOPS Culture
414 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

12. Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE

315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo St. Regis Aspen
315 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 81611

13. La Creperie Du Village

400 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo Tripadvisor
400 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Aspen, CO 81611

14. White House Tavern

302 Hopkins, Aspen, CO
Photo rowland & broughton
302 Hopkins
Aspen, CO

15. Zocalito Latin Bistro

420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO
Photo Travel en Vogue
420 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO

16. New York Pizza

409 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo A Slice on the Way
409 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

17. Ajax Tavern

685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Photo Aspen Snowmass
685 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

18. Matsuhisa

303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
Matsuhisa
303 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611