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Ajax Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner
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Food
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact

Menu

FOR THE TABLE
13
Cauliflower Gratin
cashew cream, crispy cauliflower
17
Ajax Truffle Fries
grana padano, parsley
19
Charcuterie
country pâté, speck, duck ham, house pickles
18
Burrata
local eggplant, pine nuts, endive, filoni
16
Emma Farms Beef Carpaccio*
blue cheese, capers, crispy onions, crudité
SOUP & SALAD
add to any salad: organic chicken +$9, salmon +$15, shrimp +$18, steak +$16
13
Onion Soup Gratinée
crostini, provolone, gruyère
14
Ajax Tavern Salad
artisanal mixed lettuce, crudités, dijon vinaigrette
15
Farro and Winter Vegetable Salad
pomegranates, brown butter
13
Full Grilled Cheese 4
Tomato Soup
basil, grilled cheese
15
Kale & Quinoa Caesar
manchego crisp, anchovy
16
Beets & Goat Cheese
pecans, celery
MAINS
22
Truffle Fries 8
Ajax Wagyu Double Cheeseburger*
american cheese, onion aioli, frites
26
Salmon Niçoise
fingerling potatoes, anchovy, tomato confit
18
Truffle Fries 8
Porchetta Sandwich
crispy mountain primal pork belly, gruyère, mustard, frites
25
Emma Farms Bolognese*
cavatelli, parmesan
26
Poulet Rôti
half roasted chicken, bacon crumbles, winter succotash
27
Moules Marinière
prince edward island mussels, white wine, garlic, saffron, tomato
35
Truffle Fries 8
Steak Frites*
au poivre
24
Beet Loaf
trumpets, kale
SEAFOOD BAR
served with traditional accompaniments
28
Half Dozen Oysters
east or west
28
Half Dozen Shrimp
SIDES
$9
Frites
Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
Haricot Verts
Potato Purée
About
Say "apres ski" and most people picture something strikingly similar to Ajax Tavern - glamorous yet easy. Its sun-drenched, mountainside patio can be seen from halfway up the mountain - a simple target for lunch or cocktails. Arrive, and let the people-watching begin, there's no better seat in town. Located right next to the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Tavern is the hub for casual fine dining in an unbeatable atmosphere. The Tavern comes to life at lunch, and the party rolls on well into the night. If you go no further on the menu, try the truffle fries and Ajax double cheeseburger - they earned their reputation.
PRICE RANGE
$55 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attached to the Nell hotel and at the base of Aspen Gondola. Cool rustic interior with exterior patio that provides epic view of the mountain. A limited menu, but very well prepared and tasty. $$$$ as one would expect in Aspen. Staff very friendly and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the base of Aspen Mountain, this is the perfect stop for lunch or cocktails. The food is excellent and the drinks are really just perfectly made. My theme always seems to mention cocktails- but they are great! A perfect French 75 and truffle fries...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CMBHAS
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear CMBHAS, We're honored that you consider us the perfect stop for lunch or cocktails in town. Our wagyu double cheeseburger and truffle fries are our signature items, and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed both. We also take great pride in our cocktail...More

Reviewed March 20, 2019

Ajax menu has something for everyone. The food is good and the setting is very laid back for an after ski dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kinouche2013
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear kinouche2013, Thank you for dining with us. I'm happy to hear that you loved our menu offerings and casual atmosphere. I hope to welcome you back again soon! Warmest Regards, Sarah Longbottom General Manager

Reviewed March 15, 2019

Slopeside sundeck at base of Aspen gondola, always packed so get in around 2.45-3pm to sit on deck or roll in later for inside bar and table experience. Red hot charged atmosphere amongst the fur coats and Bogner ski and be seen set. Expensive, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Walacia205
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Dear Walacia205, Thank you for joining us for apres-ski on the patio. We're honored to hear you consider Ajax the best place in Aspen for apres-ski cocktails. We can't wait to welcome you back! Warmest Regards, Sarah Longbottom General Manager

Reviewed March 8, 2019

We had the perfect day outside in the sun having lunch in Aspen. The food was delicious, I had French Onion Soup and my son had chips and a sandwich and husband had a hamburger. The location near the Gondola was very special. This was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MissDetox
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MissDetox, I'm thrilled to hear you had the perfect lunch with us to close out your trip to Aspen. We're lucky to have a sunny, slopeside patio at the base of the mountain. I hope to welcome you back next time you're in town!...More

Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Food and environment are ver high quality, it’s not inexpensive. You got a seat in one of America’s premier people watching spots, naturally that brings cost. But the crab and soup was great. The wife had bolognese which was very good as well.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JVRyan
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JVRyan, Thank you for joining us on the patio for people watching! I'm so glad to hear you loved your food and enjoyed watching skiers descend the mountain. I hope to welcome you and your wife back again soon! Warmest Regards, Sarah Longbottom General...More

Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Ate here with a friend ordered the Onion Soup. Plenty of bread in the soup low on flavor. Big mistake ordered Porchetta sandwich, supposed to contain crispy belly pork. Greasy piece arrived with thin sliced ham all bonded together with insipid cheese. Frankly one of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank O3867LLdavidl
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear O3867LLdavidl, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your feedback. We take great pride in serving quality food with fresh, local ingredients and I'm surprised to hear of your comments. We always want our guests to leave feeling satisfied, and would be happy...More

Reviewed February 27, 2019

Just fabulous! Quick, easy relaxed eats at the bottom of Aspen Mountain. Ski in, refuel and the head back up the mountain for more skiing!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank juliamaguire
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Dear juliamaguire, I'm so glad to hear you had a fabulous lunch with us! We're lucky to be located right at the base of Aspen Mountain with easy access to the slopes. I hope to welcome you back again soon! Warmest Regards, Sarah Longbottom General...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019

It’s about the location and people viewing. When in Aspen, do lunch here at least once. Food good, location great, people viewing awesome !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Grant P
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2019

Dear Grant P, Thank you for dining with us! I'm so glad to hear you loved our slopeside location and quality of food. I hope you'll join us again soon! Warmest Regards, Sarah Longbottom General Manager

Reviewed February 21, 2019

My wife and I were staying in Aspen for a few days and thought we would try the Ajax Tavern. Like most ski bars we have been to it was busy and very loud which you would expect given the location. We managed to get...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Thehazyman
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2019

Dear Thehazyman, Thank you for joining us for apres-ski. I'm surprised to hear of your comments regarding our wagyu double cheeseburger, as we typically receive rave reviews about it. I hope you'll give us another chance to show you a true Ajax Tavern dining experience....More

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Response from Grant B | Property representative |
Unfortunately, Ajax Tavern will be closing April 16th, and will re-open June 3rd!
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