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Here Are the Best Hotel Restaurants in the Mountains

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Hotel restaurants often get a bad rap. That's understandable -- for many hotels, the need to pump food into tourists and business travelers and get them out the door far outweighs the need to actually feed them a good meal in the process. In concurrence with Curbed's Hotels Week 2013, Eater has assembled this list of mountain hotel restaurants that not only would be a decent find for a visitor to stumble upon, but are worth visits from locals as well.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

element 47

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Located in the Little Nell hotel, Element 47 is the reincarnation of the former Montagna restaurant. The interior was transformed, the menu tweaked, but the food and service remain as impressive as ever. Don't miss the pheasant terrine, the anjou pear tortellini, and the roasted wild mushrooms.

The Chef's Club @ St. Regis

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This restaurant, helmed by chef Didier Elena, welcomes a rotating crew of chefs selected through FOOD & WINE's Best New Chefs. Each contributes signature dishes to a menu that changes with the seasons.

Prospect at Hotel Jerome

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Aspen’s newest introduction to the culinary scene is Prospect, an upscale American bistro at the Hotel Jerome. Highlights on the menu include the kale salad, the garganelli pasta, and the coconut cream pie.

The Pullman

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This casual restaurant owned by chef Mark Fischer brings an extensive and varied American menu to the Glenwood Springs dining scene. Don't miss the bacon beignets with a maple crema, the pan-roasted Rocky Mountain trout, and the whoopie pie with cola ice cream.

8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill

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The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa seems to do everything right. Guests are taken care of with great attention to detail from the moment they arrive. The restaurant follows suit and offers an experience that satisfies every taste and preference. Highlights on the menu include the North American elk loin, the grilled domestic swordfish, and the Colorado lamb osso bucco.

Splendido At the Chateau

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Open seven nights a week from 5:30 to 10 p.m. during the ski season, Splendido at the Chateau offers guests a rustic American approach to cooking. Highlights on the menu include the Angus beef tartare, the steak frites, and the crisp pork belly.

Beano's Cabin

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At Beano's Cabin, a restaurant that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, guests come for the modern fine dining with a twist. Chef Bill Greenwood crafts creative dishes rooted in the food of Colorado like the spruce crusted elk chop.

Maya Beaver Creek @ the Westin

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Chef Richard Sandoval, known for his modern interpretations of Mexican food, opened Maya last month in Beaver Creek. Aside from an approachable menu, the restaurant features a handmade Tortilla Station and a bar with more than 100 agave-based spirits and house-infused tequilas.

Elway's

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Elway's, the upscale steakhouse and American restaurant made a splash in its Denver locations. Now mountain-goers can enjoy the same attractive and familiar offerings in Vail. Don't skip the beer-battered onion rings and the Colorado rack of lamb.

Flame at Four Seasons Resort Vail

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Chef Jason Harrison, who won the Cochon 555 Colorado edition this year, offers a mountain version of an upscale yet fun steakhouse. A highlight of the menu: the 32 ounce dry-aged Wagyu ribeye.

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element 47

Located in the Little Nell hotel, Element 47 is the reincarnation of the former Montagna restaurant. The interior was transformed, the menu tweaked, but the food and service remain as impressive as ever. Don't miss the pheasant terrine, the anjou pear tortellini, and the roasted wild mushrooms.

The Chef's Club @ St. Regis

This restaurant, helmed by chef Didier Elena, welcomes a rotating crew of chefs selected through FOOD & WINE's Best New Chefs. Each contributes signature dishes to a menu that changes with the seasons.

Prospect at Hotel Jerome

Aspen’s newest introduction to the culinary scene is Prospect, an upscale American bistro at the Hotel Jerome. Highlights on the menu include the kale salad, the garganelli pasta, and the coconut cream pie.

The Pullman

This casual restaurant owned by chef Mark Fischer brings an extensive and varied American menu to the Glenwood Springs dining scene. Don't miss the bacon beignets with a maple crema, the pan-roasted Rocky Mountain trout, and the whoopie pie with cola ice cream.

8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill

The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa seems to do everything right. Guests are taken care of with great attention to detail from the moment they arrive. The restaurant follows suit and offers an experience that satisfies every taste and preference. Highlights on the menu include the North American elk loin, the grilled domestic swordfish, and the Colorado lamb osso bucco.

Splendido At the Chateau

Open seven nights a week from 5:30 to 10 p.m. during the ski season, Splendido at the Chateau offers guests a rustic American approach to cooking. Highlights on the menu include the Angus beef tartare, the steak frites, and the crisp pork belly.

Beano's Cabin

At Beano's Cabin, a restaurant that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, guests come for the modern fine dining with a twist. Chef Bill Greenwood crafts creative dishes rooted in the food of Colorado like the spruce crusted elk chop.

Maya Beaver Creek @ the Westin

Chef Richard Sandoval, known for his modern interpretations of Mexican food, opened Maya last month in Beaver Creek. Aside from an approachable menu, the restaurant features a handmade Tortilla Station and a bar with more than 100 agave-based spirits and house-infused tequilas.

Elway's

Elway's, the upscale steakhouse and American restaurant made a splash in its Denver locations. Now mountain-goers can enjoy the same attractive and familiar offerings in Vail. Don't skip the beer-battered onion rings and the Colorado rack of lamb.

Flame at Four Seasons Resort Vail

Chef Jason Harrison, who won the Cochon 555 Colorado edition this year, offers a mountain version of an upscale yet fun steakhouse. A highlight of the menu: the 32 ounce dry-aged Wagyu ribeye.

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