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Rustique Bistro

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216 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611-1944
970-925-2555
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
always a good time at Rustique

From the friendly staff, to the great bar menu and atmosphere, this place is always a worthwhile alternative to the sometimes trendy Aspen dining scene. Skip the overcrowded and overpriced options just a few doors down on 'restaurant row' and slip into a true locals establishment with great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Katie H
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Aspen, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Aspen, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

From the friendly staff, to the great bar menu and atmosphere, this place is always a worthwhile alternative to the sometimes trendy Aspen dining scene. Skip the overcrowded and overpriced options just a few doors down on 'restaurant row' and slip into a true locals establishment with great plates, homemade 'cello' drinks and a good time for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was great staff wonderful. We had a wonderful time. My husband an I have decided this will be one of our favorite places to eat when we visit Aspen. The price is right an you have many choices to select from.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I cannot complain about the food. Everything was delicious, fresh and well prepared. The service on the other hand was not so good. We waited over 15 minutes for someone to come to our table and ask us for our drink order. I wanted to discuss my wine choice with the sommelier so we waited another 10 to 15 minutes... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a special night in Aspen thanks to the wonderful staff at Rustique bistro. We were warmly welcomed at the door by a friendly hostess. All the staff seemed to be wearing smiles, and buzzed about the busy restaurant assisting one another like a well oiled machine. Our wine needs were met by Steve the somolier who without pretense, and... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had a truly wonderful meal here at a great price. The staff was warm and wonderful. We were seated next to a particularily difficult table of patrons. The server amazed us with the grace with which he handled them. We left happy and full.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Recently visited Rustique with friends from out of town. Did not have reservations but was helped at door by a lovely hostess who said it would only be a few minutes for a table. We had seats at the bar and were served by a friendly bartender named Steve. Steve obviously has a following and for good reason. He was... More 

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Raleigh
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40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Because of an emailing to old customers, six of us decided to cancel our reservations at one restaurant and opt for a 50 percent discount for an 8:30 pm start. The promo must have worked well, the restaurant was hopping. This was a return visit for most of us, so no surprises. Solid value (even moreso at a 50 percent... More 

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Carbondale, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Simply wonderful, easy to find and park, simple reservations and nice atmosphere, both the bar and dining area are worth a visit.

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Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Unpretentious, delicious French bistro food in a warm and welcoming environment. The wine list is thoughtful and includes a terrific selection of wines by the glass, half bottles and full bottles at all price points. Similarly, if you're not up for a full meal, there is a great bar menu. An old favorite which features on EVERY trip to Aspen.... More 

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We go back here every year when we come to ski. Lovely mediterranean decor. Very calm atmosphere. Great wine selection. Will be back again next year.

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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: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?