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Explore Bistro

221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1996
(970) 925-5338
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Ranked #100 of 148 Restaurants in Aspen
Price range: $12 - $12
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Asian, Mexican, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Buffalo, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

FYI, They are one and the same... A definitive hidden GEM...in a few words, complete passion, a true healthy feast for ALL senses from the food, attentive service and the best and sweetest Chef de Cuisine in Aspen. Please confidently ignore any negative comments here...!

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Aspen, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Pretty sure I got some sort of food posioning from the Garden burger. Tasted kinda weird going down, I was only able to eat half. Later, I found out why. How does one get sick from a veggie burger? Makes me shutter. I live here full time. Never again, will NEVER reccomend

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Cranbury, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The food was excellent, setting serene yet stimulating, service good. We had quinoa salad and a slightly spicy carrot soup. The quinoa salad was light and delicate yet extremely subtly flavorful composed with avocado, corn kernels, black beans, red onoin, jicama, and who knows what other herbs. The soup similar. A great lunch while visiting Aspen. And price was reasonable... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

I love it here. Whenever I want a healthy meal that I feel good about eating, I come here. It never disappoints. Great little atmosphere.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012 via mobile

Horrible atmosphere and horrible food. The food is terribly overpriced and not worth the money! Worst restaurant ever!!!!!

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Austin, TX
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Took a break from roughing it in the nearby Maroon Bells campground (hiking and mountain biking) to enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Pyramid Bistro upstairs in the Explore Bookstore. They serve delicious creative food crafted from excellent ingredients. My friend and I had a tough time deciding on our selections because EVERYTHING sounded great, and we both loved our... More 

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Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Now called Pyramid Bistro, chef/owner Martin brings his serious credentials to what formerly was known as the Explore Bistro-which he purchased from the Wileys. Don't expect a thick steak and fries here, this is primarily an organic, vegetarian restaurant with infrequently encountered ingredients artfully combined. We started with Truffle Ravioli for an appetizer-beautful presentation and loaded with wholesome ingredients. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

We went twice. The first time we were impressed, especially given the comparatively low prices for Aspen. The second visit was disappointing, They were a bit crowded and it seemed more than they could handle. The food on the second occasion was disappointing.

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Fairfax, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

The food is impeccably presented in generous portions. As a vegan (mostly) it can be tough to find great food when travelling. All the dishes are tasty and there are a couple of options for the non-vegetarian that my spouse enjoyed as well. You can't go wrong here and it's as good as any non-vegetarian restaurant in Aspen. Go and... More 

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Mill Valley, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

One of my top recommendations for lunch and dinner. All the soups are great! The butternut squash soup actually had a great texture to it, most are just a runny mess. We had lunch here once and dinner here once in a five day visit and wish we had found time to go here more. The portions were HUGE for... More 

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Additional Information about Explore Bistro

Address: 221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1996
Phone Number: (970) 925-5338
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
Cuisine: American, Asian, Mexican, Vegetarian

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