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“Something Special” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ajax Tavern

Ajax Tavern
685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-6334
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Ranked #29 of 148 Restaurants in Aspen
Price range: $55 - $65
Cuisines: American, Bistro, Grill, Fondue
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spring St
Transit: The bus stop is located one block from the restaurant
Description: Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, Ajax Tavern's sundrenched, mountainside patio is an idyllic hotspot for casual fine dining in an unbeatable atmosphere. The Tavern comes to life at lunch and sizzles into the night year-round. Inspired by Colorado's sustainably raised meats and seasonal produce, signature dishes include crusted tuna bay salmon, an Ajax cuban sandwich and the beloved Ajax Double Cheeseburger with Truffle Fries. Apres ski features Pristine Raw Bar selections, including fresh oysters, shrimp and crab, as well as an abundance of fine wines, signature martinis and microbrews.
Denver, Colorado
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135 reviews 135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Something Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I really like Ajax Tavern in Aspen , especially when the holiday crowds have left town. This was the case a few nights ago when we decided to dine at Ajax tavern. The restaurant was not crowded so the service was great. I like their menu and wine list and that night they were preparing "fried quail" ... Never had it . Wow, it was wonderful . I was too late to talk to the chef , because I want the recipe. Ajax is very casual yet upscale. It is on the top of my Aspen list.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Barbara, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous truffle Fries !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Oh, my gosh ! We went for a casual late dinner here following Jazz Cafe at the Little Nell ( which was truly wonderful, by the way ). Once at the Ajax Tavern with a crowd of 6, we immediately ordered some appetizers - do NOT miss the truffle oil french fries ! They are worth every calorie. And, the rest of the food was also delicious....some of which included the pate, beet salad, salmon, and filet mignon. Service was fine, despite the fact that it can get a bit loud when the restaurant is full. A good , reliable place in town.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, VA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Put at top of your list in Aspen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

When we arrive in town the first full day we always have lunch at Ajax Tavern. Best way to sink into town. If it's sunny sit outside. In the spring patio stays light till late afternoon. In the winter patio gets shaded early. Burger, truffle fries, tomato soup, salmon, all a hit. No better place to meet a local or someone from across the world. Relax if line worth the wait.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ajax_Tavern, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Arlington30,

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences at Ajax Tavern. We agree – there is no better place to mix and mingle with every aspect of Aspen’s society! Hope you can join us again soon – we’ll have a burger and truffle fries waiting.

Grant Barrette, general manager
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Naples, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great View and Food Too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ambiance is classic Aspen with a unmatched view of the Ajax slopes and Gondola. Attentive service , good selection of drafts , and fabulous quinoa salad. A must lunch stop for out of town vistors.

Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Bottom of Aspen mountain hot spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Loved Ajax tavern for lunch. Great service. Best hamburger and fries. Try the truffle fries! Next time, I am aiming for the fondue. Plus nice patrons too.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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