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

Dining Close to the Wheeler

Here are just a few that our friends often recommend:


Element 47

675 East Durant Avenue
(970) 920-6330

Element 47 has been called Aspen’s “finest spot to wine, dine and unwind” with its New American cuisine and 20,000-bottle wine cellar, and has been honored by Forbes as a Five-Star restaurant since 2015. The name element 47 pays tribute to silver, the precious metal that first put Aspen on the map, and to the finest silver service cuisine —for breakfast, lunch, après and dinner, seven days a week.


AJAX Tavern

685 East Durant Avenue
(970) 920-6334

Ajax Tavern at The Little Nell comes to life at lunch, and the energy rolls on well into the evening. If you go no further on the menu, try the truffle fries and Ajax double cheeseburger. Both have earned their reputation. The sun-drenched mountainside patio is Aspen’s premier spot to see and be seen.


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.



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.



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!


Maru Aspen Sushi

320 South Mill Street
(970) 429-8640

Maru specializes in both traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine. Maru has quickly become an Aspen favorite for locals and visitors, providing a unique experience for the novice to the well-seasoned guest alike.  A unique taste that must be experienced, you’ll return again and again and find something new with every visit.


Cache Cache Bistro

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.


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.


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.