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“Service and food was terrible”
Review of Element 47

Element 47
Ranked #21 of 160 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spring St.
Description: It's been called Aspen's "finest spot to wine, dine and unwind." The name element 47 pays tribute to silver, the precious metal that first put Aspen on the map, and to the finest silver service cuisine -for breakfast, lunch, apres and dinner, 7 days a week. Our team of culinary and wine professionals is one very good reason we have enjoyed the rare 5-Star, 5-Diamond ranking for so long. Whether you ski in for lunch, drop in at the bar for a more casual rendezvous, or join us for the most special of occasions, you'll be greeted with warmth, not formality. You'll find the ambience - ceiling-height glass cases with some of our rarest wines, art by Michelle Grabner, Cameron Martin, Angel Otero, Scott Reeder, Philip Vanderhyden, Jose Lerma - as fine as the dining.
USA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Service and food was terrible”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

While the food was good at this restaurant, the service was so terrible that I could not rate it above average. And like I mentioned, the food was good but not great. The most upsetting thing was that the sommelier did not open the wine at the table! I haven't seen that before and I don't like it. When you spend a couple hundred on a bottle of wine, you want the whole experience, which includes the opening of the wine. Moving on to the amuse bouche. It was a mini goat cheese profiterole type thing that didn't taste fresh (like it was frozen and then reheated or something). The scallop ceviche appetizer was alright but unfortunately, the main ingredient didn't sing. The presentation also didn't make sense since the scallops were overwhelmed by some crispy thing on top (why hide such a beautiful ingredient?). I tried the truffle pasta course which was actually just a deconstructed carbonara - doesn't make sense - that lacked truffle flavor and was just not good. The venison, while I must admit was cooked well, lacked flavor. It needed some sauce and the dollops of whatever it was that were hidden under the brussels sprouts were useless (no flavor and I didn't even know they were there until I was almost done). Furthermore, in my opinion, there was just a little too much empty space on that plate. On the bright side, the dessert was heavenly. Presentation was great and the flavors all worked (not surprising though since beets and chocolate are a pretty trendy combo nowadays).

  • Visited March 2013
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Sunshine Coast
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“A celebration venue”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Although a little expensive, it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the newly renovated decor stylish. the hostess seating us on the night a lovely Aussie girl and the waiter serving us was a treasure in local knowledge. For our wedding celebration they offered a dessert plate, a nice touch!

Visited February 2013
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Aspen, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I just went here for our anniversary dinner. We had an extremely nice evening in this newly redecorated contemporary restaurant. The food was outstanding and the presentations beautiful. Portions aren't large so you can enjoy several dishes and experience mouth watering flavor and the chef's inventiveness. We enjoyed the informative staff and excellent service as well as the beautiful and calm ambiance. The restaurant is expensive and would be reserved for a special occasion for us, but we'd be there more often if we had a fatter wallet!

  • Visited March 2013
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palmdale, ca
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Excellent food, but terrible sommeliers!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

All appetizers were outstanding as well as the main course Sea Bass and Vennison dishes. We were charged for 5 bottles of wine when we only ordered and received 4 and we were charged incorrectedly for 3 of the bottles at higher prices.

Visited February 2013
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Vail,CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“YUM!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great coffee and I'm a real snob about that...The buffet was very fresh, the service was perfect. Delish!!

Visited February 2013
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