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“wonderful Christmas dinner with family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alpenglow Stube

Alpenglow Stube
Hwy 6, Keystone, CO 80435
(970) 468-4386
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Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Keystone
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
San Antonio, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“wonderful Christmas dinner with family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We ate Christmas dinner 2013 at Alpenglow Stube with our daughter and her husband and his family. To get to the restaurant we took 2 gondolas. They gave us blankets to stay warm for the 30-40 minute ride. It is so beautiful and quiet while in the gondola. Upon arrival at the top of the mountain, we walked a short distance to the Alpenglow. It is cozy in the restaurant. They have a beautiful stone fireplace where the manager took a photo of our family. The service is excellent. We were so thrilled to see that the menu had a page inserted in it welcoming our party by name. We were told that page would be given to us at the door when we departed. That was awesome. Some of us had the 7 course chef's dinner, while others had 4 or 6 courses. It was a lot of food, but you pay a lot for it. The food was very well presented and was cooked perfectly. Among our party of 8, we had venison, fish, steak, scallops, lamb and other delectable items. Sometimes multi-course meals I've eaten at other restaurants have very small portions. This restaurant had portions that would have filled up the hungriest person I know. Some of our group even took some food home.
This made for a wonderful, memorable experience. When we left, they gave me an etched wooden ornament to commemorate our dinner there. Overall, it was an excellent experience.
Do note however that if you have a party of 8 (or larger), they will automatically add in a 20% tip. So, if in doubt about whether the tip is already included, be sure to ask.
Check out the menu online before you go so you are prepared for each person's meal (with tax and tip and drinks) to be well over $100 for the 7 course meal. We all thought it was worth it.

  • 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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Aisleseatguy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Solid food. Great people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Just had 3 hr lunch. Food was solid, particularly for on mountain restaurant. Pluses, seafood chowder, onion dinner roll, pan seared scallops, and apple cobbler. We had slow service at outset but manager michael made it right with complementary desserts. Server Andi was personable, pleasant, and professional. She's a keeper.

If u have the time, don't sleep on this one. A great lunch experience


We'll be back.

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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Our family's favorite in the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We went to Alpenglow Stube for lunch on a Thursday. The gondola trip up and back made the adventure a favorite of our trip to Colorado. The meal serving sizes were adequate but not overly large. Our party of five enjoyed each appetizer and entree. I am sure this would be a lovely trip at night, but we are glad we went during the day so that we could see the spectacular view.

Visited December 2013
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dinner at the Top of the Mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My family are all foodies. We collect fine restaurant like some people collect dolls. This is one of our top 5 in the world. If you are in Colorado, not just Keystone, this is a must. Ask if they have the Pheasant consume available, you will fall in love with it.If you come here for Dinner in the winter dress warmly. The two gondola rides to get there will be a bit chilling especially on the trip back, they will give you blankets but it is cold none the less.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Awesome Mountain Location and Views; Food Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I recently went to the Alpenglow Stube with his parents for his 30th birthday. We had been told the Alpenglow could give many of NY's finest restaurants a run for their money but I can say from our experience this is the case only as relates to the location and the fantastic mountain views. Certainly you cannot beat the experience of taking the gondola up to the top of Keystone and enjoying the breathtaking Rocky Mountains but once inside, things were a mixed bag. The good: the ambiance and service were excellent - very friendly and attentive waitstaff without being "stuffy" and delicious bread basket. The bad: food, generally -- we found most of what we ordered (two of us did the tasting menu and two ordered ala carte) to be just OK. Highlights were the cherry elk consomme and blue crab ragout (both appetizers). The lamb chops were prefectly cooked but could have been trimmed a bit better and the polenta served with the lamb was overwhelmingly salty. Overall, excellent service and location but there are numerous spots for better food around the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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