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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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Hours:
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 55
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Views are Amazing

Service was excellent, food was healthy and delicious. Was here for a private event and every dish we had was very good. Will go back again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Nsoda
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St. Petersburg, FL
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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St. Petersburg, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Service was excellent, food was healthy and delicious. Was here for a private event and every dish we had was very good. Will go back again!

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit us, while you were staying at the Meadows. The views are spectacular, and we are pleased you enjoyed our cuisine. Our Chef's strive to provide the freshest items possible. We hope, when your next in Aspen, you will come see us again. More 

Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We chose Platos based on excellent Trip Advisor reviews. Unfortunately, despite the views, we weren't overly impressed. The food was average - French onion soup too salty, sea bass a little dry, and my husband didn't care for his veal. The chocolate dessert was good. Service was friendly but somewhat lacking . . . our plates sat empty for awhile,... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We thought it was just ok as far as the overall experience. The service was very good. We were there after dark so did not get to see the great views. The decor is nice. I ordered the day boat scallops which were really very good. Also I had the Branzino. The fish was cooked to perfection and I really... More 

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

Thank you for coming in to Plato's. I hope next time you might come before the sun sets to truly enjoy our magnificent views. Our Culinary Team strive to the utmost to provide cuisine that one is expecting. Perhaps, when next time you are in Aspen, you will give us another opportunity to display our excellent food. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was my first time back at Plato's in some time and the food, while great before, is somehow even better. While in Aspen for the week my family dined all over Aspen and nothing compared to Plato's. The service is impeccable and the food is amazing.

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

It was awesome to see you again and a pleasure meeting your family. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. It is always a joy to have folks come by and have a great time, feasting on Aaron's cuisine and looking out at our spectacular views. We thank you for your visit and acknowledging us on Trip Advisor. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The family and I had a wonderful dinner at Plato's during our yearly ski trip. The food and service were phenomal. Also to pair it's tasty food, Plato's has a wide variety of great wines! The chef Aaron Schmude came out introduced himself and made sure the food we just right. The manager Bonnie Calderon was TOP notch! I must... More 

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

Zak, Thank you for letting us know, how we did. Yes, we do have amazing views, and I'm glad you were able to enjoy them with your family. It is always a pleasure to take care of people who truly enjoy themselves at Plato's and we hope to see you next season. More 

Carbondale, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a great eating experience. I tried several things I don't usually order because they sounded so unique. It was all fantastic!

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

It was a pleasure to see you all in for dinner. We appreciate when our local family come to visit. Aaron's cuisine is unique and as you discovered, very tasty. It's always nice to try new and different things and we thank you for expressing your experience. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Plato's is truly an exceptional dining experience. The service was attentive and went above and beyond. And the food spoke for itself--amazing! The Kalbi style shortrib and onion soubise were unbelievable. We will absolutely be back to check out the inventive and delicious menu and to enjoy the wonderful service. Finally found a place in Aspen worth every penny!

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

Thank you Mollie for your wonderful words. We loved having you and your companion in for dinner, and thoroughly enjoy, when people marvel at Aaron's cuisine. We, at Plato's look forward to having you dine with us in the future. More 

PHILADELPHIA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Staff was super. Food was appropriately overpriced for Aspen . Our food was good but not spectacular . Our scallop starter was excellent but my duck was a little rubbery. My friend said his food was "ok" generally . Staff was fun, friendly and very attentive. Not a bad choice at all, but I won't rush back .

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

Thank your for visiting Plato's. We are always striving to improve upon our service, ambience and last but not lest, our food. Aaron is always welcome to feedback and I do hope you had let your server know of your dissatisfaction with your meal. One of several ways for us to improve is communication. If, you should find yourself in... More 

Washington DC area
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Everyone had fish dishes and they were all fantastic. The branzino was among the best I have eaten anywhere. The beet carpaccio was also excellent and beautifully presented. The wine list was small but had excellent choices, both by the glass and the bottle. Another plus was that the restaurant was quiet and made conversation easy. If you want to... More 

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

It was with delight, we were able to meet your expectations. Aaron, our chef has amazing ways to present his ideas to a plate, thus making the Beet Carpaccio not only taste good, but most pleasing to the eye. Thank you for joining us and visit next time you in Aspen. More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

First of all, the Aspen Meadows resort is and will always be a classic.. The restaurant, Plato's never disappoints and I've been coming for years. Cozy in the winter and an unbeatable outdoor dining venue in the summer! Tonight, Gem lettuce Caesar with anchovy paste crustini, Korean 7 d marinated short rib with fried rice balls and kimchee slaw, gelato... More 

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

It was a pleasure, Mark, to have you dine with us while you were here in Aspen. Please, next time your in town bring the family in, Thomas and I would love to meet them. Thank you for your graciousness and it was fun sharing the ski video. 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 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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