Restaurants Nearby

Aspen is known for its variety of dining options, almost as much as it’s known for its outdoor adventuring! There’s a reason why Food & Wine magazine holds its signature Classic event in town. Our chefs are known around the world and regularly courted for such foodie fare as Top Chef. Check out all the options at the Aspen Chamber’s website. Restaurant reviews and menus are also available at EatAspen.com.

Dining Close to the Wheeler

Here are just a few that our friends often recommend:

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Justice Snow’s

320 East Hyman Avenue
(970) 429-8192

Named after Snow, a Justice of the Peace in Aspen during the 1800’s when the Wheeler Opera House was built. Justice Snow’s restaurant and bar is a conveniently located within the Wheeler Opera House. Where historic meets hip, with refined American pub fare and artisanal libations.Chef Jonathan Leichliter and Lead Libation Liasion Joshua-Peter Smith are known for their brilliant combinations and dedication to locally-available ingredients.

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Jimmy’s

205 South Mill Street
(970) 925-6020

Located in the downtown core of Aspen with panoramic mountain views, Jimmy’s is a blend of Rocky Mountain comfort and city sophistication. Serving “Fierce American Food,” Jimmy’s offers the finest-quality steaks, chops, fresh fish, rotisserie, ribs and much more, and the desserts are down-home and delicious. Jimmy also has a hand-selected collection of the best spirits, including an award-winning selection of top-shelf tequilas and Mescals. Serving dinner from 5:30 pm nightly. Late-night menu until midnight. Bar hours until 2:00 am. 1/2 block from the Wheeler.

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Brunelleschi’s

205 South Mill Street
(970) 544-4644

Brunelleschi’s [ broon’ a-let’s ski] offers classic Italian, a full bar, and more gourmet pizza than you can ask for. Brunelleschi’s is Aspen’s hidden piece of Italy. Known for its affordable contemporary cuisine, great family atmosphere, and amazing selection of gormet pasta and pizza options, this restaurant is worth looking for. Great for date nights or a family get together!

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Takah Sushi

420 East Hyman Avenue
(970) 925-8588

The restaurant that made Japanese food famous in Aspen. “Best between Malibu and Manhattan” – NY Times. Takah Sushi brings creativity and fun to Japanese dining with an eclectic Asian menu and a relaxed old time Aspen welcome. Choose between their lively sushi bar or cozy dining room where reservations are recommended. One block from the Wheeler.

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205 South Mill Street
(970) 925-3835

The flavors of Provence in a warm and elegant room. Readers of Gourmet Magazine named this bistro one of Aspen’s top three restaurants. The happening bar is a locals’ favorite. Open nightly, 5:30 – 10:30 pm. Garden level, Mill Street Plaza. Only one half block from the Wheeler.

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Pyramid Bistro

221 East Main Street
(970) 925-5338

Transforming once again the old Explore Bistro becomes the Pyramid Bistro. This veggie-centric Aspen restaurant open December 2010. Menu by former Syzygy Chef Martin Oswald. A complete renovation of the old Explore Bistro above Explore Booksellers transforms the space into a modern dining room. A large expansion of the kitchen and a new Chef allows the culinary of this Aspen vegetarian resturant to head in a new direction.

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L’Hostaria

620 East Hyman Avenue
(970) 925-9022

What’s new in Italy – you’ll find it here, in this elegant, comfortable and very Italian restaurant. Only the freshest ingredients are used – all pasta made fresh daily. Experience the “carpaccio bar,” where you can enjoy a variety of meat and seafood carpaccio. Extensive bar menu. Open nightly from 5:30 to 10:30 pm. Three blocks from the Wheeler.