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Your 2019 Aspen/Snowmass Fall Off-Season Dining Guide

What’s open, what’s closed, and where the discounts are—in one handy spot.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff October 16, 2019

Find this spiced Texas quail with bacon jalapeño honey at Tatanka Western Bistro.

Ah, Aspen's quiet season, when it's easy to find a parking spot, you recognize more people than not on your hikes, and pretty much everyone takes a collective recovery breath. The one zen interrupter is that many restaurants close their doors for a much-needed break before the winter season begins, meaning deciding where to eat out can feel like a game of chance. 

Thankfully, though, a surprising number of good options exist; plus, this can be a great excuse to try somewhere new. Many places also offer tempting discounts and special menus. 

Here, we compiled the full Aspen and Snowmass rundown of what’s open, what’s closed, and where to find discounts—all in one place. Did we miss one? Let us know!

*Please note this list is not ranked, but in alphabetical order, and all specials are subject to change. Always ask your server to confirm offers.


Ajax Tavern 

A three-course $37 special includes appetizer, entrée, and dessert; offered daily, from 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., through October 28.


A three-course prix fixe dinner runs $59; add special wine pairings for $29. Through October 27.


Certain specialty pizzas are $5 off.


All bottles of wine are 25 percent off. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Element 47 (in The Little Nell)

A three-course $47 special includes appetizer, entrée, and dessert; offered Wednesday through Sunday, from 6–9 p.m., through October 27.

Hickory House

Monday Night Football features food and drink specials ($30 platters of wings, brats, and pork sliders; various beer markdowns), plus a DJ, trivia contests, and bingo.   


Everything will be 25 percent off on Saturday, October 26, before the restaurant closes for a couple of weeks.


Entrees and signature rolls are 30 percent off through December 8. For Monday Night Football, the bar menu is available throughout the restaurant, and $.06 sake shots are on offer every time a touchdown is scored. On "Wino Wednesdays," get half off bottles of wine and sake.


From 5–6:30 p.m. in the bar and lounge, sushi rolls are 50 percent off, and drink specials are available there, too. Closed October 27–November 7.

Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop

Locals get 15 percent off everything on the menu, at the bar, and in the farm shop, through November 25. Closed November 11–15.


Daily lunch special: $12 pastas and pizzas. Also, daily dinner specials and 20 percent off bottles of wine. Closed Sunday.

Snowmass Kitchen (in the Westin Snowmass)

Two diners can eat dinner for $49 total, which includes a shared app, two entrees, and a shared dessert. The restaurant also offers 30 percent off all wines and free valet parking.

Tatanka Western Bistro

From Monday through Thursday, this new addition to Aspen's dining scene offers a $33 two-course prix fixe dinner that includes a glass of house red or white wine, as well as half-price off of all bottles of wine that are regularly more than $100.

Toro (in the Viceroy Snowmass)

On Tuesdays, partake of the $39 prix fixe dinner, accompanied by wine pairings for $20 additional. Through October 26.

Velvet Buck (in the St. Regis Aspen)

Roaring Fork Valley residents get 20 percent off food and drinks, plus complimentary valet parking. Through October 20.


39 Degrees (in the W Hotel; Fridays & Saturdays only)
520 Grill
Aspen Public House (closed Tuesdays; brunch on weekends only)
Bangkok Happy Bowl
Big Wrap (closed Saturdays and Sundays)
Black Saddle Bar & Grille (in the Snowmass Club; all day Mondays & Tuesdays, 4–9 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday)
Bosq (closed Sundays & Mondays; may close in November)
Brunelleschi's (lunch on Thursday through Sunday only; dinner daily)
Butcher’s Block
Clark's Aspen (closed Oct 28–Nov 1)
CP Burger
Franck Thirion Café
Gorsuch Café
Grateful Deli (closed Sundays)
Hickory House
Home Team BBQ
HOPS Culture (closed Monday–Wednesday)
Ink! Coffee
Jour de Fete
Kenichi (closed Oct 27–Nov 7)
L’Hostaria (closed Sundays & Mondays)
Limelight Lounge
Little Ollie's
The Living Room (in the W Hotel)
Local Coffee House
Louis Swiss Pastry
Matsuhisa (upstairs nightly; downstairs closed Sunday–Tuesday through Nov 18)
Mawa’s Kitchen
Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop (closed Nov 11–15)
Mezzaluna (closed Sundays)
Mi Chola
New York Pizza
Paradise Bakery
Poppycock’s Café
Red Mountain Grill
Red Onion
Ryno’s Pub & Pizzeria
Snowmass Kitchen (in the Westin Snowmass)
Steakhouse No. 316
Taster's (Snowmass)
Tiki Mana Island Grill
Village Tavern (Snowmass)
White House Tavern (closed Thanksgiving Day)
Woody Creek Tavern
Zane’s Tavern (Aspen & Snowmass; opens at 4 p.m.)


7908 (Oct 27–Dec 19)
Ajax Tavern (Oct 29–Nov 18)
Bamboo Bear (Oct 21–Nov 11; closed Wednesdays after that)
Betula (Oct 28–Nov 11)
Element 47 (in The Little Nell; Oct 29, with bar reopening Nov 18, breakfast as of Nov 19, lunch as of Nov 25, and full service as of Nov 27)
J-Bar (Oct 31–Nov 19)
Jimmy’s (Oct 27–Nov 14; closed Mondays before then)
Limelight Lounge Snowmass (Nov 4–25)
The Living Room (in the Hotel Jerome; Oct 31–Nov 19)
Maru (Oct 27–Thanksgiving weekend)
Mountain Social (in the St. Regis; Oct 21–Nov 14)
Plato’s (Oct 31–Nov 11; closed Sundays–Tuesdays before then)
Prospect (in the Hotel Jerome: Oct 31–Nov 19; breakfast and lunch only until then)
So Café (closed Mondays, pastries and coffee only on Sundays; Nov 3–18)
Spring Café (Nov 4–18)
Su Casa (Nov 2–20; closed Sundays–Mondays before then)
Toro (in the Viceroy Snowmass; Oct 27–Nov 27)
Wild Fig (Oct 26–Nov 29)


The Artisan (in the Stonebridge Inn, Snowmass; until Thanksgiving weekend)
Aspen Tap (until Nov 25)
Bar at the Wildwood (Snowmass; until Dec 6)
Basecamp Bar & Grill (Snowmass; until Nov 28)
Big Hoss Grill (Snowmass; until Nov 27)
Cache Cache (until Dec 1)
Campo de Fiori (until Nov 29)
Casa Tua (until Thanksgiving)
Chair 9 (until Dec 14)
The Crepe Shack (Snowmass; until Nov 21)
The Edge (Snowmass; until Dec 7)
Ellina (Dec 7)
French Alpine Bistro Creperie du Village (until Nov 15)
Highlands Ale House (Aspen Highlands; until Dec 1)
Highlands Taqueria (Aspen Highlands; until Dec 1)
Il Poggio (until Nov 29)
Krabloonik (until early Dec)
Mr. Grey (until Dec 13)
The Monarch (until Nov 29)
New Belgium Ranger Station (until Nov 28)
Pinecreek Cookhouse (until Dec 4)
Piñons (until Dec 11)
Pyramid Bistro (until early December)
Sake (Snowmass; until Nov 28)
Slice Italian Bistro (Snowmass; until Nov 28)
Slow Groovin' (Snowmass; until Dec 1)
Snowmass Lanes & Lounge (until Dec 1)
State 38 (Snowmass: until Nov 28)
Venga Venga (Snowmass; until Nov 29)
Velvet Buck (in the St. Regis; until Nov 14)
Willow Creek Bistro (until Thanksgiving)

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