With more than 80 eateries in downtown Aspen alone, every block brings old favorites together with fresh menus and new talent to provide enough culinary options to please any palate. Aspen boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine annually, and luckily, most restaurants in downtown offer al fresco seating to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Below are our top picks for outdoor dining this season in Aspen:
Bosq: Located in the Mill Street Mall, Bosq Aspen offers indoor and al fresco dining serving up lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy new world cuisine with strong Asian influences and a wine list with accessible options from local chef Barclay Dodge.
Escobar: Just a couple of steps from HOPS beer garden sits Escobar’s outdoor patio, set up exclusively during the summer. The bar area is well equipped with some of the best outdoor lounge chairs in town. And don’t forget about the food- lobster rolls, hot dogs and more!
Betula: Right in the heart of Aspen, Betula offers delicious French Pan-American cuisine served on their rooftop patio. Betula promises an exciting gastronomical experience while preserving Aspen's charm.
Matsuhisa: This fabulous new-style Japanese restaurant is not only owned by famed Chef Nobu, but also is set in a historic 120 year-old main street Victorian House. You can enjoy their fan-favorite yellowtail sashimi while dining out on their main street patio- a must for summer outdoor dining.
Casa Tua: situated in the center of it all, their outdoor patio is nestled right in the middle of downtown Aspen with views of the pedestrian mall and Aspen Mountain. Featuring sophisticated Northern Italian fare, this spot is perfect for rustic and elegant patio dining.
Hotel Jerome Courtyard: A perfect spot to enjoy a breezy summer day, head over to the Hotel Jerome outdoor patio for some delicious afternoon cocktails and great people watching located right on Main Street.
Las Montanas: Dine on their upstairs outdoor patio and be prepared to enjoy some of the best Mexican delights that Aspen has to offer. Delicious margaritas, tabletop sizzling fajitas and house made tortillas as well as ceviches and grilled steaks and seafood are just a few examples of what you can enjoy with views of the surrounding mountains.
Ellina Aspen: offers up modern Italian-American dining in their lovely patio outdoors in the Hyman Mall. Don't miss their famous tacos paired with a delicious selection of their wine for the perfect outdoor dining experience.
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