One of the best parts about vacationing in Aspen is exploring all the fantastic dining options. Our area has so many fabulous restaurants to choose from, and many of them offer opportunities for al fresco dining. Read below to discover the top spots for outdoor dining in Aspen.
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The Top Spots for Outdoor Dining in Aspen
Unforgettable dining experiences await around every corner in Aspen! Here is a list of some of our favorite locations for outdoor dining in Aspen.
Visit Hotel Jerome and enjoy a delicious meal on their stunning new outdoor patio. Take in the beautiful views of Aspen Mountain while soaking in the sun or relaxing in the shade, and try one of their famous cocktails and mouthwatering appetizers! During the winter, fire pits and heaters are provided so you can always comfortably enjoy your time here.
Ellina Restaurant and Bar
Since its opening in 1009, Ellina has quickly gained accolades from locals and visitors alike as one of downtown Aspen’s best restaurants. Choose to dine in the cozy and intimate dining room or bar area or sit outside in the fresh air next to a roaring fire.
Note: Bosq is closed for their off-season from April 3rd to May 26th, 2022.
Known as a ‘New World Cuisine’ restaurant, Executive Chef/Owner Barclay Dodge is originally from Aspen and has traveled around the globe studying different cuisines for the last 30 years. Bosq is a Tasting Menu-only restaurant offering four, five, and seven-course menus, so you can always count on getting a unique meal experience unlike anything else. Make a reservation and request to be seated on their patio on Mill Street to breathe in the fresh Aspen air.
Campo De Fiori
This high-energy trattoria serves high-end Italian eats in a chic yet relaxed environment with outdoor dining. If you’re craving a delectable dessert cocktail, you must visit Campo De Fiori and try their Espresso Martini.
If you’re craving Mexican cuisine, stop by Mi Chola, located right off Main Street. Order some tacos and margaritas and unwind on the patio for lunch or dinner. Plus, the bar is open late for fun-filled nightcaps.
This fabulous restaurant is owned by famed Chef Nobu and offers outstanding Japanese cuisine. Set in a historic 120-year-old Victorian House, you can treat yourself to their fan-favorite yellowtail sashimi while dining out on their Main Street patio, no matter what season it is.
White House Tavern
White House Tavern is the local favorite lunch spot year-round! White House is known for the best Crispy Chicken Sandwich, and trust us; you will want to go back for lunch the following day. They also have an unbeatable cocktail list, so you can enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up while dining outside and gazing at breathtaking mountain views.
Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop
Note: Meet & Cheese is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Located right under our office on restaurant row, Meat and Cheese offers a seasonal farm-to-table menu. They have the finest selection of cheeses from America and the best-butchered meats from Western Colorado! Whether you opt to enjoy your selections inside this charming shop or outside on the quaint patio, you will have a wonderful experience.
Open nightly for dinner, this French cuisine restaurant is one of the hot spots to go to year-round. Their wine list consists of over 5000 bottles–that’s right, five THOUSAND! During the summertime, we highly recommend sitting in the relaxing patio area.
Element 47 is known for serving refined American fare paired with Colorado flair served in warm, elegant quarters in The Little Nell Hotel (they also have an adorable outdoor dining section). This Aspen restaurant has received a five-star restaurant award and offers an amazing bar menu if you’re in the mood for a quick bite!
These restaurants and fantastic businesses are the heart of Aspen. There are many more outdoor dining spots in Aspen, but those are just a few of our favorites!
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