When you visit Snowmass, chances are you will be getting out in the snow, mud, dirt, and muck to enjoy the natural beauty that this amazing vacation destination has to offer. At the end of the day, you will want to shower up and maybe get a little fancy after spending the day in the rough and tumble nature of Snowmass. To help you plan an elegant meal, here are our picks for the top 5 Colorado fine dining establishments in Snowmass.
The Artisan at Stonebridge Inn
The Artisan Restaurant, on the lobby level of the Stonebridge Inn, is beloved by the local community for its seasonal cuisine and comfortable atmosphere. In winter, cozy up by the fireplace in the lounge, relax at the bar, or sit down to a casual gourmet dining experience in Snowmass. In summer, enjoy the Colorado sunshine and dine al fresco on the secluded outdoor patio. With an extensive wine list, innovative cocktails, and a selection of Colorado’s finest craft brews on tap, they have options that perfectly complement your food and allow you to relax after a long day. The chefs go to great lengths to provide a delicious meal and source local ingredients to provide you with an amazing and distinctly Snowmass meal. Their decor exudes elegance, and you will not want to leave this cozy piece of Snowmass history.
Il Poggio offers handmade traditional and innovative foods from Italy and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a quick pasta or pizza or the full dining experience with your fancy restaurants in Colorado, walk into the cafe with full bar, marble tables and stone pizza oven or make a reservation for the dining room. Favorites like sweet potato ravioli, veal/truffle gnocchi, and the pizzetta are complemented by an interesting selection of wines from Italy and California served by a friendly staff. This amazing Italian eatery will offer you traditional Italian classics, but they also go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need. This includes their options gluten free penne pasta and pizza crusts to ensure you can have the favorites and still dine comfortably. We highly suggest taking a look at their amazing wine menu as well to get the full Italian experience. Il Poggio also employs a wonderful sommelier who hand selects interesting wine pairings from Italy and California that will perfectly complement their Italian favorites.
Colorado Fine Dining at the The Edge
Our onsite restaurant, The Edge, features a variety of delicious options and a welcoming atmosphere you are sure to love during your stay. The Edge focuses on alpine cuisine, featuring entrees such as Idaho trout, red deer, the Edge Burger, and the Swiss Plate—which offers bacon, pork chop, steak, sausage, potatoes, sauerkraut, green beans, and mustard together, yum! Happy Hour specials include a burger, schnitzel sandwich, or Alpine Sandwich (assorted meats, cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, balsamic, and olive oil on country bread) paired with a draft beer & Bulleit bourbon.
TORO Kitchen and Lounge
TORO Kitchen and Lounge is a relatively new restaurant in Snowmass. This amazing restaurant is a sleek concept that features contemporary Latin American cuisine and replaced the Eight K restaurant. Chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval created this amazing Pan-Latin inspired dish that is a must try. The menu draws inspiration from the flavors of various Latin American regions. Their menu features selections like grilled steaks and fish that are made from the finest and freshest ingredients available. Chef Sandoval also tries to obtain all ingredients from organic, sustainable, and grass-fed products that are locally sourced from Colorado producers. To cap off this amazing meal, make sure that you grab a hand-crafted cocktail or barrel aged spirit at the bar to end the day in a perfect way.
Krabloonik has been a staple of the Snowmass area for over 40 years and is loved by both visitors and locals alike. The restaurant looks like a cozy log cabin and features amazing options for both lunch and dinner that other fancy restaurants in Colorado can’t match. Krabloonik is a very unique dining experience as the restaurant also has a dog sledding service in which you can group dining and tour packages together. They offer amazing dog sledding tours in which they provide you with an amazing meal on your tour or you can choose to dine in their restaurant after your tour is completed. If a whole tour is not in your wheelhouse, you can always visit the dogs pre- or post-meal just to get your daily allotment of cute animals. Krabloonik recently came under new ownership and features a new chef who has created a whole new game-centric menu that displays the flavors around Snowmass. Some of these options include wild mushroom soup, elk tenderloin, pan roasted rabbit loin, smoked rainbow trout filet and the popular cedar plan roasted salmon.