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  • First Review
    February 15, 2015
  • Last Review
    February 15, 2015
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Delicious fare lures locals and visitors up the stairs to this lively, sophisticated-but-casual restaurant and lounge. Chef Matt Zubrod is back in Aspen and heading the kitchen at bb’s, where he creates his signature classic cuisine with a twist for lunch and dinner.<br />Popular lunch items include the DLT Sandwich (duck bacon, duck confit, lettuce & tomato), Chef’s Daily Inspiration Chili, MZ Burger with Onion Jam, Bacon & Gruyère, Pulled Chicken-Cherry Salad, and Kale & Quinoa Caesar.<br />Dinner guests enjoy favorites like Lobster Chowder, Tuna Tacos, Kale & Brussels Salad, Ahi Carpaccio, Broken Arrow Ranch Antelope, Brandt Beef Ribeye and Dover Sole Meunière. Top it off with mouthwatering S'mores or the Colorado Artisan Cheese Plate for dessert.<br /><br />bb’s... The place to “b” day and night!<br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Menu item not available
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We chose bb's specifically because there was antelope on the menu. Otherwise, the menu is pretty standard stuff and not unlike a lot of other restaurants in Aspen. Unfortunately, there was no antelope available the night we dined. The food we did order was decent but not particularly special.
As with a lot of restaurants in Aspen, the price was much higher than it needed to be but seemed overall in line with other restaurants in the area."
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2006
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The Little Nell's latest restaurant revives soulful American cuisine with a distinctive, artistic flair. Savor contemporary cooking infused with seasonal ingredients; Toast a mining town’s heritage with a glass of Colorado beer or spirits, or select from a Burgundy-rich wine list with assistance from an expert Sommelier. Element 47's sleek design creates a memorable dining ambience, highlighted by a large-scale art installation and glass wine wall -- a subtle nod to a prestigious and award-winning wine list. Indulge in breakfast, lunch or dinner at Element 47, and experience world-class, personal service in an approachable and timeless alpine environment. The talents of Executive Chef Robert McCormick and Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis, who oversees a 15,000 bottle private wine cellar, combine to create a very special meal. Element 47, formerly Montagna, is the recipient of Wine Spectator's Grand Award and is available for private events.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very nice venison
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"In Aspen, we were looking for a place with game options on the menu. We very much enjoyed the deliciously prepared saddle of venison. The appetizers were also quite good. The dessert was middling.
As with just about everything in Aspen, the price is higher than it needs to be but not particularly moreso than other restaurants in the area."
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2006
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Fork in the Road is a farm to table eatery that creates globally inspired cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. We harvest seasonal produce from our farm in Ojai as well as supporting local farmer's markets. Our meats, poultry and seafoods are hand selected and chosen based on their sustainability.<br /><br />Each dish at Fork is artfully plated by Executive Chef, Drew Adams. The menu is constantly evolving to include chef’s latest inspirations. His innovative flavor profiles have been known to pack a punch. <br /><br />Fork's intimate yet friendly atmosphere is great for dates, small groups or for just going solo at the bar. We have a remarkable wine list and an outstanding cocktail menu, thanks to our resident mixologist, Becky Newman.<br /><br />We’re open early for “Flower Hour” — food and drink specials from 5 to 7pm, and we stay open late for “Hippie Hour” — more specials from 10pm till 2am. House music is curated by the chef himself, creating a lively and fun atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good charcuterie and cheese
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We very much enjoyed the charcuterie and cheeses we ordered although the number of meats and cheeses ordered has to be a certain number rather than just what you want which was a bit off-putting. Also, despite ordering according to the menu's regimen, we did not receive one of our cheeses. Regardless, the food was quite good.
The service was not great but not terrible. The space is somewhat small and feels cramped but is decently appointed."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2006
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