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Rustique Bistro

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216 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611-1944
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Inviting French Bistro

Salads were so so but entrees were great. Service was efficient although not too friendly. Good wine list and active bar area. A good solid choice in a town filled with restaurants and cafes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Lewis S
Superior, Colorado
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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great spot for French comfort food. Service is buttoned down and knowledgable; food is by the book Provencal. Try the French Onion Soup and the Coq Au Vin

Thank Todd M
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cannot believe I haven’t been here before on past trips to Aspen. A must go to. The staff creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We had the French onion soup, mac n’ cheese with truffles – would love the recipe; it was delicious, not too heavy or cheesy, trout and duck. Came in the night before for dessert and a... More 

Thank LL070
Aspen, Colorado
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basic foods served well with some extras like sweet breads, frogs legs, escargot, fried chicken, beef in a pot, and much more...good bar to people watch from....fun place with good food

1 Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Superior, Colorado
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Salads were so so but entrees were great. Service was efficient although not too friendly. Good wine list and active bar area. A good solid choice in a town filled with restaurants and cafes.

Thank Lewis S
Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Outstanding fare in a quaint, dim-lit, French-inspired ambiance. Off-season specials include various pre-fix options (from $34/pp) that include a hearty first and second course serving with perfect rustic french bread. We enjoyed escargot, french onion soup, steak and frites, and short-rib risotto. All were fantastic, but the risotto was particularly spectacular. Highly recommend Rustique for an upscale fine dining experience... More 

Thank caitlin108
Aspen, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Four of us visited Rustique for their much-publicized happy hour. Reduced cost appetizers and meals, half price martinis plus savings on beer and wine as well. Over the course of a few hours, we consumed 6 martinis and 3 beers between us. Along with a few appetizers. First, the quality of the food and drink were very good. No complaints... More 

Thank Mike W
Plano, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was recently in Aspen and on the advice of a nice lady at the tourist information booth I went to Rustique for Happy Hour. I received friendly quality service at very reasonable prices making this a go to spot. Thanks for making my visit special Stephan and Kate.

Thank Glenn A
New York
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We are really fond of Rustique. We come for a ski week every year and always dine here at least once. The service and staff are very attentive and the food is always good. They don't change up the menu much but offer interesting daily specials.

Thank Carla G
Aspen, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

What a great meal with my staff for two of their birthdays! The food was just incredible (highly recommend the salmon, but always love the pot au feu, truffle fries, and spinach salad with lardons), the service impeccable (Lucius is exceptional) and the prices, for Aspen, were more than reasonable.

Thank Robin S
Laguna Beach, California
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Really good food, but small portions, so you have to order an appetizer or dessert. Beautiful dining, but you don't feel out of place in a t-shirt. They advertise a whole lot and give discounts, so watch the newspaper! Great staff!

Thank Travelinggirly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611-1944
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: 970-925-2555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?