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Ajax Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
+1 970-920-6334
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“truffle fries” (91 reviews)
“burger” (57 reviews)
“lamb bolognese” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

This was our favourite lunch restaurant in Aspen. Perfect menu, beautifully executed. Great wines by the glass. Service is excellent. Views amazing. We did try other lunch restaurants but kept coming back to Ajax. Great food, wine and serviceMore

Thank Denise2300
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2016

Dear Denise2300, Thank you for joining us! It’s an honor to hear Ajax is your favorite lunch spot in Aspen! We strive to ensure each guest has an enjoyable experience by providing anticipatory service and using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and I’m pleased to hear we...More

Reviewed May 17, 2016

We visited the Ajax tavern for a late lunch recently, and had a great lunch. It was their first day open for the summer, and the service and food was very good. The french onion soup was wonderful, and we ate the mussels, which were...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Ski the AM, stop and have lunch here, watch the crowd. Try to figure out where The Donald was standing on the deck when Ivana caught him with Marla and slapped him (accounts vary). Great people watching. Warm winter sun, have sunblock. All the food...More

Thank RLH1955
Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is a hot spot for apres ski, and once the crowds leave, it turns into a cosy, friendly dinner spot. Ok value for money, and tasty food. I had the duck confit for $ 28, which was great.

Thank chris_tsg
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Ajax Tavern is a great spot for a delicious lunch, whether you are skiing or not. Order the Double Double (cheese burger) with truffle fries - exceptional. And if you are eating to provide energy for navigating Aspen mountain's steep runs then enjoy the fondue...More

Thank robbgb1
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The menu has everything you need for a satisfying apres. I had the baked brie and pear and it was delectable. The drinks were creative and all in all a spot to go to while in Aspen.

Thank Shanna S
Reviewed March 30, 2016

This place is great for lunch and diner inside upscale and good booths if with kids. Great mac n cheese and french onion soup topped with gruyere. Outside sit and watch the skiiers come down and load onto the gondola or watch the hikers going...More

Thank 11greeneyes
Reviewed March 25, 2016

The wine list is fabulous (considering you are actually in a pub!) with bar snacks of Baked Brie and Truffle Fries making sure you know you are in Aspen!

Thank Jacinta B
Reviewed March 24, 2016

I thought Ajax Tavern lived up to its reputation. This is so often not the case -- when we expect a lot it seems that more often than not the restaurant disappoints. In this case I thought everything was quite perfect. The atmosphere gives a...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Now you have great atmosphere at bottom of mountain ,service can be good Food is just no where near as good anymore Come on make the food you have on the menu better Make the hamburger melt in your mouth Make the tomatoe soup and...More

Thank orange5255
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Jane H
March 30, 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$55 - $65
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
    (Spring St)
  • Public Transportation: The bus stop is located one block from the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-920-6334
  • E-mail
Description
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.
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