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Element 47

675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
9709206330
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Ranked #28 of 149 restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
Hours:
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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Miami Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Aspen
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yes, the food was very good, but not excellent and portions quite small. It appears the experience is more about unnecessarily wasting money vs a quality dining experience. I've had far better meals for much less.

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The worst dining experience I have had in 20 years of visiting aspen From the start the staff were rude beginning with the hostess who act like she was doing us a favor to get us a table. The outside patio had almost half the tables empty. We waited 10 minutes to be seated Then the waiting really began. 15... More

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

Dear Notula, I am sincerely disappointed to hear of your unfortunate experience in our restaurant. We strive to deliver five-star, anticipatory service to all of our guests and clearly missed the mark with your visit. I sympathize with your having to wait so long for a table, as well as for soft drinks and bread – your time is valuable... More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was really impressed by the overall service and friendly waitrons. The setting was really beautiful with extremely well maintained gardens. The Jazz on Sunday was also a nice touch. Never had to wait for service. Good cocktail menu as well.

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Midland, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

To start our bill was $666 for four of us that included a $250 bottle of wine. The evening began ok with the wine and ordering and then a wedding party with a dj kicked off in a room that was only feet from the dining area. We were outside and could barely hear our conversation and at times could... More

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

Dear JM, I am so sorry to hear of your unpleasant dinner at element 47. Garden dining at The Little Nell is meant to be a peaceful and rejuvenating experience – clearly it was not for you and I apologize. We are looking into your noise complaint to ensure that future wedding parties do not disrupt our garden diners. Additionally,... More

Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The restaurant has a lovely outdoor deck in the summer facing the pool, but separated by flowers from it. Very attractive. The food is very good, although the portions to price ratio is not great. Wine list is really large, and there are interesting bottles in every price range.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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

Dear Eric M, Thank you for your candid review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, both the food and the ambiance of the element 47 garden. We would love to hear your thoughts additional items for our selection as guest feedback is essential to our success. We do rotate menus seasonally, so I invite you... More

Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
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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GM_Simon_Chen, General Manager at Element 47, responded to this review

Dear AdventurousFamily6, I am happy to hear you had a wonderful experience with us. We pride ourselves on delivering five-star service to all of our guests, humans and canines alike! Hope you will visit us again soon from Boulder so you and your family (dogs included) can try some of our other offerings! Be sure to look for our Colorado... More

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