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Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows

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Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows
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845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO 81611
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845 Meadows Road, 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.
+1 970-925-4240
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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 We are currently closed for the off-season. We look forward to serving you again in mid-December. 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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  • 40
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful food

We actually ate at Hefner lounge as plates was closed,due to the off season, but the Chef we were told was the head chef for plates and the food was absolutely wonderful, everything was cooked to perfection! Great place !

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
David M
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We actually ate at Hefner lounge as plates was closed,due to the off season, but the Chef we were told was the head chef for plates and the food was absolutely wonderful, everything was cooked to perfection! Great place !

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

Thank you for joining us during the shoulder season. We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us and hope to welcome you back to Plato’s again soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch on the patio. The view was breathtaking, among the best from any restaurant in Aspen. My wife had the club sandwich and I had gazpacho and a hamburger. Everything was very tasty and we had a good time.

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! I’m delighted you enjoyed your experience with us from the views to your meal. Come back soon! More 

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

I'd made a reservation for the main room. When I arrived, the haughty hostess declared it was inconvenient to seat me in the main room so she wanted to shuttle me off to the bar, where I could still order from the main, pricey menu. I objected, and she reluctantly seated me in the main room, which has a spectacular... More 

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

I am so sorry that we failed to deliver the excellent dining experience that we strive to. Please be assured that we take your comments very seriously and your feedback is much appreciated as we will continue to learn and better ourselves. I sincerely hope to welcome you back to the Aspen Meadows and Plato’s Restaurant so that we may... More 

Clear Lake, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant served my favorite meal during my time in Aspen. The atmosphere is intimate, yet social. I was pleased by the service as well as the food. Our waitress gave great suggestions for what we were looking for in our meal and knew how to explain the flavors perfectly. We ordered a couple appetizers including the pork belly, melon... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Our chefs take great pride in preparing and presenting all dishes. Please join us again the next time you are visiting Aspen. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend Plato's for a smooth fine dining experience that will leave you satisfied after every course. The service was perfect and was never left unattended to. The use of seasonality and fresh ingredients was apparent. Overall. I would absolutely return to Plato's next time I come to Aspen.

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

Thanks for the excellent review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had dinner at Plato's last night and it was a celebration of sorts for a college freshman heading off to school this week. The menu choices were outstanding and the food was professionally prepared and appealing to the eye. Everything tasted amazing from the wine through the appetizers, entrees and desserts. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone... More 

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

It’s always great to hear from our guests, especially our local peers! Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The only thing this place has going is the setting -- if you don't mind the location outside of town. The views are absolutely stunning although the building is a little sterile and stark. The food is very disappointing and expensive. The service was frankly downright unprofessional. Our waitress didn't know what she was doing. What a disappointment as this... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that we fell short of your expectations and appreciate the candid feedback. Our menu changes seasonally as we incorporate products and ingredients sourced from local and regional farmers. I hope that the next time you are in Aspen you will grant us another chance to impress. More 

2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

not a good value (expensive) and food was very average. So many good restaurants in Aspen - so this was a bust

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Ashley L, General Manager at Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows, responded to this review

Hello Robin, I'm sorry to read that your experience at Plato's was not up to your expectations. We are always striving to improve ourselves in any way we can. Perhaps you will give us another opportunity to show you how amazing Plato's truly is. If, you choose to see us again, please let me know you're with us and we... More 

Sioux City, Iowa, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food,service, and hospitality at Plato's restaurant is #1. I've been in the restaurant business for over 30 years and can say i would be proud to be a part of Plato's team. The best food I think I have ever had. The staff was friendly and provided exceptional service.

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Ashley L, Food and Beverage Director at Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows, responded to this review

Dear Colleen S, Thank you very much for your visit and kind words. We have a great team in Plato's as well as our entire resort. We hope you come and visit us soon, as the pleasure is all ours. More 

Omaha
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This restaurant is part of the Aspen Meadows complex where a lot of "think tank" type events are held; it is close by the Aspen Music Festival Grounds. This restaurant is open to the public and is worth going a tiny bit away from the main part of Aspen to visit. The setting is great, the food is wonderful (the... More 

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Ashley L, General Manager at Plato's Restaurant at Aspen Meadows, responded to this review

John, I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Aaron's food is wonderful and Aleece, our Pastry Chef, will be thrilled with your description of her creations as "over-the -top." With your reference of Plato's as " Not on Main Street" let me take this time to inform you and others that we offer half hour shuttles into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 845 Meadows Road, 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: +1 970-925-4240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • 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 We are currently closed for the off-season. We look forward to serving you again in mid-December. 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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