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“Excellent Lunch Spot”
Review of Element 47

Element 47
Ranked #20 of 160 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband and I just had lunch today. We have heard very mixed and not so positive reviews, and we decided to give it a try. I thought it was superb. From the hostess to the busboy, everyone was friendly and responsive. Lovely warm bread in a six part muffin tin to begin with. We shared a beef tartar appetizer which was a very creative and delicious preparation. I followed it with the Kale salad which was unbelievable. I never take leftovers home. I took this salad home. My husband had the Cobb Salad which was also delicious. We could have shared a salad after the bread and Beef Tartar. We each had a glass of wine by the glass from a menu with plenty of choices and price points. We sat on the patio, which was lovely. The inside is very attractive, as well. We looked at the dinner menu, and I would definitely come back for dinner sometime.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We dined outside at E47 on a beautiful July evening and despite our own high expectations, the experience went above and beyond. For starters, we had the leek gnocchi and wagyu tartare, both were uniquely delicious. All the flavors in the two dishes worked wonderfully together yet were presented in their own decisive style and composition. For entrées, we enjoyed the Halibut and Colorado Lamb. The halibut was perfectly cooked, with rich, buttery white flakes melting in your mouth. In addition to the menu items the small "compliments of the Chef" plate makes everyone feel like the honored guests at Element 47. The exquisite food at E47 may only be surpassed by its unparalleled level of service. All our servers, Ashley, David and Ridvan were true professionals. Its obvious the front of house team is held to a higher standard by their budding passion and knowledge of fine food and wine, coupled with a flawless attention to detail. For a true fine dining experience Element 47 is a must try in Aspen.

3  Thank SenorHiggins
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We ate breakfast here twice. The patio area is very nice for enjoying a breakfast. The first morning we arrived at 7:40 and requested outside seating. We were told that it was still being set up, as she led us out. We asked what time they opened and she told us 7:00, but said that's when they start setting up the patio tables. As she led us outside she asked the outside server whether she was still setting up. The server was extremely unpleasant and told the hostess it would be a few more minutes. We were surprised by this since there were in fact tables already set up where we would have happily been seated, and simply waited for her to finish setting the tables. The hostess obviously figured that it was better to just seat us, since tables were ready. It was somewhat disconcerting that we even had to wait at all to be seated outside, since they had been open 40 minutes already. If you open at 7:00 then tables should be available at 7:00, both inside and out. After being seated, it continued to go downhill. The waitress continued to be rude and was very elusive. We had the buffet, which included cooked to order eggs, lemon pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns, fruit, muffins, pastries, and an assortment of bread offerings. The buffet was average, nothing extraordinary. I'm not sure if it was worth the $25 cost, but if you want juice and coffee it will set you back $8.00, so $25 is probably a better deal. We had to ask for coffee refills, and the waitress never checked on us. In fact, the buffet plates simply stacked up on the table and were never removed by the waitress during our entire breakfast! This was extremely poor service and unacceptable for the cost of this breakfast. We returned again for breakfast another day, and the service was again poor. It was a different waitress, and she too basically ignored us. We had the breakfast buffet, but our coffee was not refilled, the waitress never checked on us, and the plates were never removed from the table. Poor, poor service! We also noticed that there was one two-slice toaster for this restaurant. With the cost of the buffet, it would seem the hotel can spring for at least another toaster, and even a 4-slice toaster. Waiting for someone else's toast to finish is unnecessary. While the patio is nice, the terrible service makes this restaurant a place to avoid for breakfast.

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2  Thank flalove2travel
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

It was early June in Aspen. Glorious green, rushing rivers, fantastic wildflowers. A moon lit night. We chose Element 47 from the gorgeous photos in local magazines. We had a reservation. It was a slow night with a couple at the bar and a few tables occupied. We were met with utter confusion. Quite a few different staff tried to help us, but nobody wanted to seat us, and seats there were--it was lightly attended that night. We were moved around, asked to wait (for what?) and finally seated. More very attentive people showed up but none of them could do anything. Not bring water. Not bring bread and butter. Not take drink orders. Finally a rude, self-involved young man showed up and claimed to be a waiter. Well not really, more like an order-giver than order-taker. We made it through. More very well-mannered serving people continued to show up and after a while we settled in with drinks, wine, beer--all very good. And its a fantastic location in the courtyard of the Little Nell hotel, with vast gardens, nice lighting and a view above of stars and moon. Food arrived. The evening was saved. The food is exquisite. The chef sent amuse bouche for us to munch on along with appetizers. The salmon, lamb and steaks were fabulous. Dessert was entertaining and very, very flavorful. We were given more free sweets. Too bad the place was so disorganized to start. The chef is brilliant and once in a groove, the servers were efficient.

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2  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was my favorite restaurant during my family's visit to Aspen. The restaurant is located in The Little Nell hotel in downtown Aspen. We dined outside. A highlight was seeing the sommelier Carlton show off all the different kinds of wine decanters (lots of different shapes)!

I love red meat, but I decided to try the halibut. It was cooked perfectly, and didn't taste fishy. The sauces were a perfect complement to the wine (Livio Felluga, Terre Alte--Pino Bianco, Fruiuano, and Sauvignon). My wife loved the crab appetizer followed by the halibut. My daughter enjoyed the veal. We lingered after the meal, and had after dinner drinks by the outdoor (gas) firepit.

1  Thank jandc8491
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