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Element 47

675 E. Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #18 of 148 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $100
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spring St.
Description: 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. The talents of Executive Chef Robert McCormick and Wine Director/Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy, who oversees a 15,000 bottle private wine cellar, combine to create a very special meal. Element 47 is the recipient of Wine Spectator's Grand Award. Indulge in breakfast, lunch or dinner or private event at element 47, and experience world-class, personal service in an approachable and timeless alpine environment.
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Aspen is known for exquisite food by creative chefs and element 47 did not let me down....this stellar restaurant at the Little Nell has incredible ambience, multiple wait staff at your every beck and call and just excellent food...on the pricey side and the plates are small....but definitely worth it for a special night out at this toney resort town...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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177 reviews 177 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on Saturday night and would highly recommend it. Everything about this restaurant was top notch. The hostess was friendly, addressing us by name. The restaurant has a beautiful modern decor. Elegant but relaxed. We were seated near a table for 8 people, but the acoustics are so good that we never even heard... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Fabulous service. Had the eggs Benedict, lemon pancakes and the Little Nell omelet at our table. Everything was amazing!! Must try!

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Although we only ate here at breakfast as guests of Little Nell, we found the food perfectly made, the service attentive without being intrusive and great atmosphere. One might be put off by the automatic 20% tip but it certainly is worth it.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a dinner in the private dining room....no-one was disappointed. Great Service and Great food. We were there on a Thursday night (they have a 3 course Test Kitchen Menu.....which was awesome). Great Service, food and wine. I will be back next time that I am in Aspen.

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Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Element 47, responded to this review

Dear Osweg0, Thank you for your positive review! I will pass on your praise to our culinary team. I am happy to hear you liked our Test Kitchen Menu – I hope you voted for your favorite! I look forward to welcoming you back next time you’re in Aspen. Best, Simon Chen General Manager More 

San Diego, California, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The restaurant in The Little Nell has always had great food and excellent service. Sitting outside on the patio is also really nice during the summer. The lounge area (before you reach the restaurant) offers delicious bites and the best hot chocolate in all of Aspen!

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Over the years, the various incarnations of the restaurant at Little Nell have always been superb for me. This latest version continues the tradition. The meal was first-rate from start to finish, and my waiter was perfect throughout. My one criticism is that the room is rather dimly lit and somewhat gloomy. Even though I don't stay at Little Nell,... More 

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Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Element 47, responded to this review

Dear MisterStark, Thank you for your continued patronage! It is rewarding when our return guests dine with us throughout our restaurant evolutions, and I am happy you like the latest. I invite you to join us again this fall as we test our winter menu each Thursday, and don’t forget we have Colorado Local specials for hotel rooms. Hope to... More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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182 reviews 182 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The restaurant remains classy as always. The setting in the Little Nell is beautiful. The service is spot on. Unfortunately, although the menu is more affordable than when the restaurant was Montagne, it is not as creative. The choices are not as broad and are more generic. There is no tasting menu. You certainly won't be disappointed in your meal,... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

25 years of going to this restaurant. Well the last 8, not so much. And the last 4, hardly at all. They used to have an amazing crew. A really good chef, who didn't try to be the next coming, great front people who new their clientele, and an excellent wait staff. And then it slowly slid down the tubes....... More 

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Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Element 47, responded to this review

Dear CrissCross, I appreciate your honest feedback, and am happy to hear you believe we are improving. Our Executive Chef Bryan Moscatello is working toward a more traditional alpine menu with heartier meal options to refuel and replenish after an active day in the mountains. I will pass along your areas of improvement to our Director of F&B so we... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I'm not sure why I see recent negative reviews...perhaps my taste buds are missing something. I was totally impressed with the food and service. I had the Wagyu steak, which melted in my mouth and was cooked perfectly. The mashed potatoes that accompanied my steak were out of this world amazing! The salad was delicious, as were the desserts. I... More 

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Additional Information about Element 47

Address: 675 E. Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970.920.6330
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 50 - 100

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