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675 E. Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #23 of 151 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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Federal Way, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

What I thought was a perfectly good restaurant (Montagna) located in the Little Nell hotel in Aspen is now called Element 47. After a $2.5 million dollar upgrade, I don't see much of a difference except that cozy wood paneled interiors have been replaced by contemporary greyish sleek styling, almost like that of an Ikea kitchen showroom. I visited twice... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We stayed at The Little Nell and just wanted an easy Friday night dinner so we walked downstairs to Element 47 and grabbed a table. We knew the service would be excellent, and it was. The menu is excellent and the wine list is outstanding. We started off with the oysters - which were very good, but for $36 per... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Was there jan 9 with my wife for an anniversary dinner. Went often a few years ago when it was Montagna when my daughter worked as an events manager for the Nell and always loved it. Service was nice. We ordered a simple fare of Colorado lamb chops rare. They came rather raw but like a dummy i did not... More 

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Montagna was a superb dining experience in every way. The food, service, decor, etc. set it far apart from every other restaurant in Aspen, and compared with some of the top restaurants in NY, San Fran, and Chicago while still being intimate and unpretentious. Its successor, Element 47, is a good restaurant that falls in the same category as other... More 

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

Dear SunandskiLA, Thank you for joining us over the holidays, and for your continued patronage! At The Little Nell we strive to provide a great all-around experience, and I apologize you feel our establishment no longer hits that mark. We’ve made changes to the décor of the restaurant to better reflect our natural environment and Aspen’s rich history. This is... More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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

Dear Patricia B, Thank you for joining us! Aspen certainly has an elevated food scene and we’re honored to contribute to that on a daily basis through our elegant yet approachable alpine cuisine. I’m happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. I hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, Jeff Moses General Manager More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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178 reviews 178 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Element 47, responded to this review

Dear Jscottjoplin, Thank you for your wonderful review! I’m happy that our personalized service, new food offerings and modern décor all contributed to a great experience at element 47. I will pass your praise on to Lauren. I hope you will visit us the next time you’re in Aspen! Best, Jeff Moses General Manager More 

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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