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Element 47

4.4
4.4
449 Reviews
$31 to $50
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Element 47 is a Michelin Guide-recommended fine dining restaurant in Aspen, Colorado. Tucked inside The Little Nell, Element 47 serves Colorado Contemporary cuisine emphasizing local wagyu beef, house-made pasta, and seasonal produce. The dining experience is complemented by the hotel's award-winning wine program and genuine hospitality.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 920-6330
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Zubrod
  • Catering
    The Little Nell offers catering for parties for 10 - 200 and can handle all off-site needs.
  • Private party facilities
    When we designed element 47 we wanted our private dining areas to be secluded without feeling isolated. To that end, we put in full-height wood stave screens, along with low frosted grey glass railings to create veil-like enclosures that separate but do not sever the visual connection between spaces or guests. But if you prefer, the screen walls pivot so they enclose your space. For private dining parties, we offer a variety of menu options, including a three-course menu and our chef’s signature tasting menu.
  • Private party contact
    Jeff Moses: (970) 920-6317
  • Neighbourhood
    Aspen
  • Cross Street
    Spring St.
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking is available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 449 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 0.8Value

NoiseModerate

449 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience as always! Extraordinary food, Exceptional wine list, Memorable service. Thank you!

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  2. Jason

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon was not cooked through. Fries were frozen in middle. Steak was under cooked. Service was good but food didn't even come close to the atmosphere. Wonder if the fact it was closing up for the season the next day influenced the quality. Either way, will not return.

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  3. Worldtraveler

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad we were able to find a last minute reservation. Don't count on it happening again, but it's spring. Everything was really great. The wine list is pretty steep. Service and food were top notch.

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  4. Greg

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Formal dining, extensive wine list, Somm helped pick a magnum of Burgundy (which the Burgundy wines were on 25% discount) and the back room for a party of 8 was perfect! Not cheap, but not outrageously expensive. A special occasion for sure. Pasta w sweetbreads was great, hanger steak was even better

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  5. CatherineP

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were so disappointed. We have eaten here many times and so this was an exception. The service was fabulous as always, but we ordered the special five course tasting menu and two of the five courses were totally inedible because they were so salty -- and we usually love salt. Something must have gone terribly wrong in the kitchen. It was an expensive mistake too at $95 per person. The first two courses - spring salad and the "razor clams" were very good (although the clam dish was really a pasta dish with chopped clams on the top). Dessert very disappointing with some sort of raspberry gelatin ribbons and tasteless supposedly chocolate logs that looked like vienna sausages, but the main problem was the way too salty sweetbreads and tenderloin beef (they ran out of the pork that was supposed to be the fourth course). I hope this was just a one time problem on March 21st. We will go back and order off the menu next time!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Vegetarian Tasting Menu.

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  7. Tarheelfoodie

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was very unimpressed with this signature restaurant at Little Nell in Aspen. More casual than I would have expected for Aspen casual; VERY Overpriced wines: French Bordeaux 25% off and still over 250/bottle ! Poor US Napa selections . Food unimpressive : they need a new chef; obviously a tourist trap

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  8. CharlesH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome evening - great food - attentive service - exceptionally deep wine list and excellent sommelier - thanks

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is always amazing, but the pasta on the Indulgence Menu might be the best pasta dish I've ever had.

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  10. Gourmet2020

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Aspen. Get the Tasting Menu. You will not be disappointed. But please be aware: A glass of wine averages $30!

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  11. JohnH

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine list is awesome! Staff is very professional and attentive to your needs. Excellent mountain quisine. Somelliers are very knowledgeable. Very romantic with low lighting. Very good chef.

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  12. KARENC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Food amazing!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good meal although entree menu quite limited. Pricey. A bit stuffy. Not an Aspen authentic experience. Very modern contemporary decor. Incredible wine list.

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  14. Shannon

    New York City

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, service was even better. 4 stars because food came out warm instead of hot. Would go back

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  15. Sunny

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening at Element 47, with the chef's indulgence menu. My wife and I both thought the food was just outstanding as well as the service of our hosts. We will be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait staff was knowledgeable, professional and fun. A hand written b-day card was left on the table for my husbands birthday which was awesome. Elegant with an edgy feel.

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  17. Louie

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful valentines dinner here. Delicious venison and lamb!! Knowledgeable and attentive staff!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the tasting menu at Element 47 for Valentine's Day with a friend. Had great wine and just truly enjoyed the whole atmosphere of the restaurant. Jesse was a fantastic guide through the entire dining experience and Andrew was a treat. Thank you for a flawless evening.

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  19. Discoverer

    Houston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, with impeccable service. We went with friends and celebrated two birthdays, mine and one of the friends. Element 47 was a perfect place to celebrate and put candles on our dessert. The evening was memorably enjoyable.

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  20. Travelbugge

    Coastal Georgia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous waitress and sommelier ... and addicting hot fresh bread !!

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  21. MandM

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For our very first night in Aspen, we decided to take advantage of Element 47's proximity of our stay at The Little Nell. It did not disappoint! Every course was beautifully presented and delicious. The service is discreet and yet attentive. Thank you Element 47 for a beautiful start of our first trip to Aspen!

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  22. DwayneJ

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible

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  23. PeterL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed tasting menu with wine pairings...fabulous food & service!

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  24. KingStreetStar

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first visit to this restaurant for my wife and I, in Aspen to snow ski at Snowmass. It was easy to get here using the free shuttle bus service from Snowmass Village to the Ruby Park Transit Center in downtown Aspen. It is just a short walk from there to Element 47 inside the Little Nell Hotel. The food was excellent. Everything was good, from appetizers through dessert. The wine selection is really extensive and the sommolier was very knowledgeable and helpful. You expect to pay up in Aspen for everything, but actually, relatively speaking, this was a reasonably good value for a truly high-end restaurant in Aspen. Definitely worth a visit for a high-end dinner or special occasion if in Aspen.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Winter Skoll

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  26. Coolio

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Joe, was on point with his recommendations; however, Carlton McCoy, the somm, made our evening.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is unsurpassed. Food is creative and delicious. Wine list is one of the best in the country. This is the best spot in Aspen, one of the top restaurants in the country.

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  28. Hope2eat

    Cincinnati

    48 reviews

    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. We were expecting a wonderful Hot chocolate experience as we have had in the past but unfortunately ours came cold because their "machine was not working". They were able to reheat using a steamer. Also, we were not happy when they threw away our left overs despite our request to have them boxed to take with us. We were told that there was a "miscommunication".

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best in town.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    element 47 is a fine example of Aspen fine dining. Other that here, that is Zomato, the restaurant gets glowing reviews and I can understand why. element 47 serves "aspen casual" finer than anywhere else on the mountain. The setting, service and presentation of meals were all faultless. The only criticism regarding the place settings is the overlapping place mats. A simple white tablecloth would no doubt prove to be easier and more efficient to service and add a touch of class, which I would argue is justified. e47 also manage food allergies flawlessly, without loosing any element of the dishes prepared. The sommelier was on point in suggesting a perfect accompaniment to our meals. A suggestion to the kitchen, however, is to be more confident in recommending how a meal should be experienced. I fully understand that Americans love to "over cook" flavor, needlessly, but take for example the oysters that are flown in fresh from Massachusetts. They were magnificent and best enjoyed straight up, without adding anything. There just wasn't the need to add a squeeze of lemon, horseradish, vinaigrette or Tabasco, all which were provided, "just in case". e47 is justified to stand tall and be proud of how and why they receive glowing reviews, which after all they fully deserve!

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  31. RogerH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food below average for a "best of Aspen" pretension

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good is way too pedantic so no value for money. Service fine with a touch of arrogance about it. Atmosphere nice. We will not be going back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 9 for my Mother's Birthday and the entire Element Team went out of their way to make it even more special. Element's champagne is fantastic, the wine list is superb, menu very creative and the service was spot on !!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty much ate here everyday while on ski trip to Aspen, best brunch in Aspen

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  35. Wanderer

    Anchorage

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time dining here. We had a great experience the first time, so decided to revisit. Let's start with service, it was EXCELLENT! The wait staff was super friendly and very attentive. Our first course, Venison tartare was FANTASTIC. For entree, my husband and I got the Wagyu steak (cooked: medium). This was TERRIBLE. Two out of the four steak slices were extremely well done. Other two cuts were cooked to medium. This was the WORST Wagyu, we've ever had. We had Wagyu at Canlis in Seattle (cooked: medium) and that was outstanding. I'm only comparing these two restaurants preparation since the prices are comparable. A $95 steak was cooked worse than what I would get at food-chains such as Outback. We were very disappointed and decided to skip on dessert. Mulled wine and the Cabernet on the wine by glass list was excellent.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A little slow on service, the food was amazing though

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  37. ToyW

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service amazing everything. We travel the world and this is one of the over 5 star restaurants we have been to! First time there for some reason as skeptical of hotel restaurants... this one over performed.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    With the Little Nell being a centerpiece for Aspen Mountain, we had high expectations for our visit to Element 47. We made reservations for an 11:30 lunch. Upon arriving at the hostess stand, we indicated that we had a party of 5. We also indicated that we had reservations and she said "oh good" and rolled her eyes as if to comment that every other peasant in line without a reservation was not going to be served. Once seated, a nice lady came over and brought us water. That was the last person that spoke to us for 15 minutes. Mind you, we were early for lunch and the restaurant wasn't half full at this point. We saw that other tables were being served bread. I finally flagged down a waitress and asked if we could get some. At this point I think they realized that we had been forgotten and things started popping. We got bread, drink orders were taken and we were off to the races. The waitress was very nice once she knew we were her clients and did an excellent job. I was still put off by the snottty hostess, but was ready to move on. Our group ordered 2 cheeseburgers, fish n chips, a falafel burger, and the roasted chicken breast with risotto. The food was ho-hum. The burgers were good, but not very large. They did not bring the fries out until the meal was halfway over and even then, they were cold. The batter on the fish was good, but overwhelming... heavy on batter and light on fish. Flavor was ok. The chicken was good and the risotto was good, but a bit over-starched. The falafel burger was cold and disgusting. I told my wife to send it back, but by this point, we were good and ready to be done with element 47. The final insult was that the above meal with no alcoholic beverages was $148. Save your money and go to any number of establishments in Aspen with better service, better food, and better pricing. This was a huge let down for us.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was adequate but poorly timed because the appetizers were brought while my husband was in the restroom and the entree was later brought while I was in the restroom. Food was fine but would expect it to be better for the price.

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  40. FLLReviewer

    Fort Lauderdale

    168 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This place - like most of the Little Nell is very dated. The breakfast buffet had a tiny and very basic selection. The St Regis buffet has three times the variety, a much nicer space, and great service. Yeah it's more but worth it. I'd never ever recommend Element for their breakfast buffet. If you don't a buffet, then go to Aspen Over Easy which is excellent. And even Poppycock's across from the Nell is much better.

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Element 47 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 920-6330.

Element 47 is rated 4.4 stars by 449 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Element 47

675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Spring St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Aspen
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking is available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Zubrod
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 920-6330
  • Catering
    The Little Nell offers catering for parties for 10 - 200 and can handle all off-site needs.
  • Private party facilities
    When we designed element 47 we wanted our private dining areas to be secluded without feeling isolated. To that end, we put in full-height wood stave screens, along with low frosted grey glass railings to create veil-like enclosures that separate but do not sever the visual connection between spaces or guests. But if you prefer, the screen walls pivot so they enclose your space. For private dining parties, we offer a variety of menu options, including a three-course menu and our chef’s signature tasting menu.
  • Private party contact
    Jeff Moses: (970) 920-6317
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