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Element 47

675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #21 of 146 restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
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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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78 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Ok, pretty close to a 5 star experience---but just not quite. This is a great spot with a wonderful setting...if the weather is right, sit on the patio. It is beautiful and the food is very good. Creative and fresh, you probably cannot miss with anything...Colorado Lamb with chickpea fritters were very good. The cheeses were excellent as well. I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We ate out on the patio on a very busy night but our table was ready on time and service was very attentive. We all had the gnocchi and loved it. It was perfect for a light summer meal and we had room for the delicious limoncello dessert. Bliss.

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Boulder, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Starting with the basics...the food was excellent. The portions might be considered small by some, but we thought it was just right so you could enjoy multiple courses without being overly full. My husband thought his steak was one of the best he's had and I thoroughly enjoyed my fish. Everything was cooked perfectly. The wait staff was very personable... More

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Carbondale, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A couple of friends of mine came up to Aspen for a girls' trip (I live nearby) and we ate here based on its high approval rating on Urbanspoon. The food was good and the prices were as high as you'd expect for Aspen. We sat at a great table facing the entire restaurant and really got a kick out... More

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boca raton, florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Overall very nice...Located in the Little Nell Hotel...very beautiful. The restaurant was very quiet and very empty...So when I tried to change the time of my reservation..they could not seem to accomodate me..The appetizers were good,,I had poached Lobster, my husband had the Foie Gras ..My main course was extremely bland..fettuccini in a lemon sauce...They were very kind to switch... More

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Breckenridge CO
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I can think of only two reasons to eat at Element 47: (1) if you are a food professional and thus have a business reason to check them out or (2) if you have a great deal more money than brains. The food was very good but at these prices it really needs to be spectacular, which it wasn't. The... More

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Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had only a few options for Sunday brunch in Aspen in May. Element 47 accommodated our party of seven on short notice. We were seated on a lovely poolside patio with plenty of heaters to take the chill off the breeze. The menu is interesting and varied. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The servers were very accommodating to the requests... More

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Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I took my family to Element 47 for Easter Brunch. We were all disappointed in almost every way. The choices were limited and the food quality ranged from poor to average. The pineapple slices were rotting. After waiting in line for many minutes to order an omelette, a lady who could barely communicate in English wrote our orders on a... More

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

Dear Hungry Aviator, I am sorry to hear our Easter brunch did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on providing a high quality guest experience, regardless of the guest or event, and it is disappointing to me when we do not hit that mark. As this level of service is unacceptable, I have passed on this information to our... More

Rancho Santa Fe, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Aspen. Great food, great service and great people watching from the exclusive Little Nell Hotel.

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Los Angeles, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been to Aspen & stayed at The Little Nell in July 2013, November 2013, January 2014 & April 2014. Since Element 47 is the premier (& only) restaurant at the Nell, we ate here regularly each trip. That included many breakfasts & dinners each trip. I've finally given up! The chef makes everything so salty that it's usually been... More

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

Dear Tkinc2win, I would first like to thank you for continuing to return to The Little Nell, you patronage is very much appreciated. I am disappointed you have had many negative experiences at our restaurant, element 47. We aim to provide a dining experience which is equivalent to the level of service we are known for at The Little Nell,... More

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