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Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows

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845 Meadows Road, Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, CO 81611
We offer a shuttle service every half hour (full and half hour) to town and back, stopping at Ruby Park and the Hotel Jerome.
+1 970-544-7814
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Plato's Restaurant "The first and greatest of necessities is food, which...
Plato's Restaurant "The first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence." - Plato's Republic, Book 2 Bask in the golden sunset as you dine on the finest and most inspiring cuisine in the city at Plato's Restaurant, featuring local and regional fair as flavorful as the surroundings. Our exceptional Culinary Team selects the perfect seasonal ingredients to make your meal a truly memorable one. Come early and unwind with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail by the fire in the Hefner lounge. The magnificent view becomes as much a part of the experience as the delicious meal.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Memorable dining experience!!!

I had the pleasure of dining at Plato's restaurant on August 15. The wait staff were very knowledgeable of the menu. They took their time to explain the menu which helped us to make our choices of appetizers for the evening. The Bison Carpaccio was wonderful. I would have to say that my favorite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
RhondaWalz
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Gurnee, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Better-than-average hotel fare but nothing outstanding or memorable...the vegetarian dishes were creative though.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at Plato's restaurant on August 15. The wait staff were very knowledgeable of the menu. They took their time to explain the menu which helped us to make our choices of appetizers for the evening. The Bison Carpaccio was wonderful. I would have to say that my favorite was the octopus and guanciale tagliatelle.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were lucky enough to sample several appetizers including the grilled octopus, scallops with corn three ways and salmon tartare among others. The food was innovative and the presentation was beautiful. Of the three entrees at our table the hallibut over clams and the venison with huckleberry gastrique are definite repeats. If you are looking for a special occasion dinner,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The place and food are very good, beautiful views, but there is no ambiance, elder people, not a great place for a party or for kids. Though the food and service are worth of the visit

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We (3) dinned at Plato's last Sunday evening and the one word OUTSTANDING!!! Chef Aaron and his staff know what they are doing, from appetizers, salad, entrees, and even dessert, DELICIOUS!!! Only one complaint, it was rainy and foggy so we couldn't enjoy the view!!!!! THANKS Chef Arron

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Waco, Texas
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I doubt if there is a better view in Aspen, which is saying something. Have a drink on the patio before dinner. I was relieve to discover that Aaron Schmude was still Chef de Cuisine, creating some of the most innovative and diverse selections. Our party had almost nothing but accolades except one person was not crazy about the artichoke... More 

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Bonnie C, Manager at Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you back with us again. Yes, we do have amazing views of the west side of town. Aaron is always creating new and different items for Plato's. Some items , are not always to everyone's taste and we appreciate the comments so that we may provide the best we can create. Hope to see... More 

Kansas City, MO
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370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Came here with a friend and expected something remarkable. It was not. The view and the ambiance are nice, but the food and the service betrayed the pretentious menu. The best things we ate all evening were the cheese rolls that were served at the top of the meal. We wanted to try the blackened cabbage dish and it seemed... More 

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Bonnie C, Manager at Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows, responded to this review

We are truly saddened that your experience was not up to your expectations. The menu we offer is unique and educational. Our Chef is always striving for new and completely different items to present with his cuisine. Please feel free to contact us the next time your in town and we will do our utmost to sway your opinion of... More 

Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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228 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I am normally not inclined to eat at a resort restaurant, but Plato's takes "hotel food" to an extraordinary level. Great food - breakfast, lunch and dinner with wonderful hospitality. Steaks, seafood, and "game" selections were all wonderful. The only negative - inside ambiance, and this place has very little. In fact, it's borderline sterile and without the beautiful outside... More 

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Bonnie C, Manager at Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating our efforts to provide exceptional food in a hotel setting. Our Bauhaus décor is very clean and simple in its design, and not necessarily to everyone's taste. Yet, for those who appreciate the architecture it is a beautiful space. Please, let us know when you return and we will try our best to exceed your expectations. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stayed at the Aspen Medows and had lunch and dinner here and was very impressed! This is worth the trip if you are staying anywhere near by! The scallops, crispy egg salad, and salmon were all perfection, and finished with the chocolate dessert,,,,delicious! Our lunch of salmon Caesar salad was also outstanding!

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Bonnie C, Manager at Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed what the Aspen Meadows has to offer. Our team takes great pride in what they do and I'm pleased you got to experience our beautiful views. Hope to see you another time. Have a great summer wherever your travels take you. More 

Greenwich, CT
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have been wanting to try Platos for a long time. Just never worked out. Finally made it there and we were so happy to have ventured out of town. The experience was amazing!! Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. We found the wine list very limited did find a bottle we liked but.......it needs help. As does the beer... More 

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Bonnie C, Manager at Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows, responded to this review

We loved having you with us and are so glad you made it out our way. Regarding our wine list, next time you consider coming out to see us, please give me a call with any request you would like to have and I can order it up for you. Give us 4 days lead time and we take care... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 845 Meadows Road, Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, CO 81611
  • Public Transportation: We offer a shuttle service every half hour (full and half hour) to town and back, stopping at Ruby Park and the Hotel Jerome.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-544-7814

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 44
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

Plato's Restaurant "The first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence." - Plato's Republic, Book 2 Bask in the golden sunset as you dine on the finest and most inspiring cuisine in the city at Plato's Restaurant, featuring local and regional fair as flavorful as the surroundings. Our exceptional Culinary Team selects the perfect seasonal ingredients to make your meal a truly memorable one. Come early and unwind with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail by the fire in the Hefner lounge. The magnificent view becomes as much a part of the experience as the delicious meal.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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