DiningWell
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    January 28, 2015
  • Last Review
    March 12, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
DiningWell's Reviews
 
The St. Regis Aspen Resort has partnered with FOOD & WINE Magazine to debut Chefs Club, an innovative new restaurant concept that will bring the FOOD & WINE pages to life through their signature Best New Chefs Awards, which honors the country’s most promising up-and-coming chefs. Chefs Club will select a group of FOOD & WINE's Best New Chefs to curate a unique menu of seasonally-inspired, American Regional cuisine for The St. Regis Aspen Resort. George Mendes (2011) of Aldea, New York, NY, James Lewis (2011) of Bettola, Birmingham, Alabama, Alex Seidel (2010) of Fruition, Denver, Colorado and Sue Zemanick (2008) of Gautreau's, New Orleans, Louisiana, were chosen to inaugurate the menu for the summer of 2012. Our current lineup consists of Bryant Ng from the Spice Table in Los Angeles, Viet Pham from Forage in Salt Lake City, Missy Robbins from New York City, and Jason Franey from Canlis in Seattle.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Long on pretension, short on dining experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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"Although the dining room is lovely, the dining experience was totally disappointing. As our party of five entered the empty dining room it offered a hint of shortcomings to come. With expectations of a creative culinary experience based on the adaptation of Food and Wine winning dishes prepared by leading chefs around the country as pretentiously outlined by the wait staff our dinner fell well short.
The bar produced well prepared drinks with a flair, the oysters were outstanding and the flash fried branzino with Asian touches was indeed creative, but this was balanced out by a hamachi crudo drenched in a heavy, over seasoned sauce, and mountain trout that was tasteless, over cooked and lukewarm. The bread was mediocre and the mango dessert insipid. Clumsy service and indifference by the waitstaff to our dismay at the food rounded out our disastrous dinner.
The decor and a few islands of acceptable food offers little to those seeking a satisfying dining experience in Aspen and its environs. Luckily there are fabulous alternatives in the area. Diners should avail themselves of those options and skip Chefs Club. It isn't worth the time, money or calories."
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
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What is Town?<br /><br />By day...bakery, coffee shop, lunch room, & gathering spot...<br /><br />By night...something a little more ambitious, yet accessible still...a restaurant & bar that connects a community through eating...with tasty, locally sourced, creative food; handcrafted cocktails: craft beers & approachable wines...<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Gem of a restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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"Town is a small, excellent restaurant. Outstanding service, well priced, concerned staff combined with wonderful food makes this friendly and unpretentious place a dining . The breads were amazing -- fresh, lots of variety and all first rate. . Only in France might it be beat. Appetizers including soups, oysters and fish tacos and main courses of steak , pasta and chicken were perfectly prepared, tasty and inspired. This is a gem of a restaurant."
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2006
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The Wild Fig is Aspens only Brasserie, bringing the coast line of France, Italy, Spain and Greece to your fork. With it's white French subway tiled walls and warm burgundy red banquets and marble top bar, this is One of Aspens hot spots.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Dined on 3/08/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Willow Restaurant & Nosh is a chef driven restaurant serving 'Modern European Continental' cuisine. Chef/owners Tracy O'Grady and Kate Jansen prepare classically based food, sourced locally, with up-to-date refinements in an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.<br /><br />The Nosh Bistro is available Monday - Friday at 4pm and Saturday's at 5:30pm. The menu features small plates with prices ranging from $5-$14. The menu is available in the bistro, at the bar and on the patio. Nosh is perfect for a casual night out or a lighter meal.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Comfort food and ambiance.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
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"Comfortable, good food, solid drinks and pleasant all around."
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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The lifestyle and food culture celebrated on an estancia, a large South American vineyard estate, is the inspiration for Victor Albisu’s flagship restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu that is a product of Albisu’s Latin American roots and travels throughout Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Uneven but good and worth the visit
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
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"The ambiance and service were just fine, the drinks memorable, the Waygu steak spectacular, swordfish fine, side dishes average, but the chicken was dry and tasteless, a big disappointment (it made passable chicken salad). So just pick your food carefully and it will be a satisfying meal."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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