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Where To Eat in the Hills: 10 Best Restaurants in Hotels

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Spring break may come and spring break may go, but the snow is still amazing in Colorado's mountains. If you plan to head to the hills, anywhere from Vail to Aspen, Telluride and Steamboat Springs, you should be able to find some amazing meals along the way. The guide to mountain restaurants in hotels provides some options for a late winter getaway. If you have a spot you love that didn't make the list, drop a note in the comments below.



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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Spago @ The Ritz Carlton

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130 Daybreak Ridge Rd
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 343-1555
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In a modern mountain chic setting, chef Jared Montarbo creates dishes inspired by California cuisine with regional, European and Asian influences. The Veal "Wiener Schnitzel" is a highlight.

2. 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill @ The Park Hyatt

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136 East Thomas Place, White River National Forest
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 827-6600
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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.

3. Maya Restaurant @ The Westin

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126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 790-5500
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In its first full ski season in service, this Richard Sandoval restaurant offers bold flavored modern Mexican food in a comfortable setting. There's a great patio and an attractive bar menu.

4. Splendido @ the Chateau

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17 Chateau Court
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 845-8808
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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.

5. element 47 @ The Little Nell

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675 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-4600
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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. Chef Bryan Moscatello now leads this kitchen.

6. Chefs Club @ St. Regis

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315 East Dean Street, White River National Forest
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-3300
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Curated by FOOD & WINE, with a rotating line-up of top chefs, Chefs Club serves dinner only Thursday through Saturday.

7. Prospect @ Hotel Jerome

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330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-1000
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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.

8. The Cabin @ Steamboat Grand

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2300 Mount Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Local and sustainable ingredients served with a hearty helping of Steamboat's warm hospitality is what this restaurant is about. Highlights on the dinner-only menu include the blackened cast iron trout.

9. Siam's Talay Grille @ Inn at the Lost Creek

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19 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest
Mountain Village, CO 81435
Located inside the Inn at the Lost Creek in Telluride, this restaurant is an Asian seafood eatery that focuses on Thai specialties made with the freshest ingredients.

10. Cosmopolitan @Hotel Columbia

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300 West San Juan Avenue, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81320
Chef and owner Chad Scothorn offers a diverse and seasonal menu that blends elements from diverse cuisines, including French, American and Thai. The cocktail list is great and the wine selection rich.

1. Spago @ The Ritz Carlton

130 Daybreak Ridge Rd, Avon, CO 81620
In a modern mountain chic setting, chef Jared Montarbo creates dishes inspired by California cuisine with regional, European and Asian influences. The Veal "Wiener Schnitzel" is a highlight.
130 Daybreak Ridge Rd
Avon, CO 81620

2. 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill @ The Park Hyatt

136 East Thomas Place, White River National Forest, Avon, CO 81620
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.
136 East Thomas Place, White River National Forest
Avon, CO 81620

3. Maya Restaurant @ The Westin

126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, CO 81620
In its first full ski season in service, this Richard Sandoval restaurant offers bold flavored modern Mexican food in a comfortable setting. There's a great patio and an attractive bar menu.
126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, CO 81620

4. Splendido @ the Chateau

17 Chateau Court, Avon, CO 81620
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.
17 Chateau Court
Avon, CO 81620

5. element 47 @ The Little Nell

675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
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. Chef Bryan Moscatello now leads this kitchen.
675 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

6. Chefs Club @ St. Regis

315 East Dean Street, White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81611
Curated by FOOD & WINE, with a rotating line-up of top chefs, Chefs Club serves dinner only Thursday through Saturday.
315 East Dean Street, White River National Forest
Aspen, CO 81611

7. Prospect @ Hotel Jerome

330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
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.
330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611

8. The Cabin @ Steamboat Grand

2300 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Local and sustainable ingredients served with a hearty helping of Steamboat's warm hospitality is what this restaurant is about. Highlights on the dinner-only menu include the blackened cast iron trout.
2300 Mount Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

9. Siam's Talay Grille @ Inn at the Lost Creek

19 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest, Mountain Village, CO 81435
Located inside the Inn at the Lost Creek in Telluride, this restaurant is an Asian seafood eatery that focuses on Thai specialties made with the freshest ingredients.
19 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest
Mountain Village, CO 81435

10. Cosmopolitan @Hotel Columbia

300 West San Juan Avenue, Uncompahgre National Forest, Telluride, CO 81320
Chef and owner Chad Scothorn offers a diverse and seasonal menu that blends elements from diverse cuisines, including French, American and Thai. The cocktail list is great and the wine selection rich.
300 West San Juan Avenue, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81320

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