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“Just Perfect”
Review of Plato's Restaurant

Plato's Restaurant
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Ranked #19 of 161 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: We offer a shuttle service every half hour (full and half hour) to town and back, stopping at Ruby Park and the Hotel Jerome.
Description: Plato's Restaurant "The first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence." - Plato's Republic, Book 2 Bask in the golden sunset as you dine on the finest and most inspiring cuisine in the city at Plato's Restaurant, featuring local and regional fair as flavorful as the surroundings. Our exceptional Culinary Team selects the perfect seasonal ingredients to make your meal a truly memorable one. Come early and unwind with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail by the fire in the Hefner lounge. The magnificent view becomes as much a part of the experience as the delicious meal. Thank you for a wonderful winter season. We look forward to seeing you in June!
Mexico
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“Just Perfect”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We travel every year to Aspen in the summer and this is definitely one of the best restaurants we have eaten in many years , the food was delicious, service incredible.
Our waitress (Hanna) was friendly and helpful with us. The view from the restaurant is great. We love the chicken with corn pure, the scallops were perfectly cooked, the beer tartar was a delicacy, chef Aron is extremely talented and he knows how to blend the flavor a , colors and textures to create truly sublime dishes.

The deserve its like the icing on the cake, it was also a great surprise how huge and imaginative the cocktails offer was.
Definitely we will be back!!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Brazos Bottom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Out of the park”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in the country. Every dish over several courses for our party of 6 was stellar. The originality of the menu, the precision of the preparation and the artful presentation tell you this is rarefied country. Service, ambiance, and heavenly view made for a night to remember. The Avalanche bloomer stole the first course show and pork chop with peach chutney and farro the next.

Visited July 2014
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Waco, Texas
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“New leader in Aspen dining”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Truly a place that you could recommend to anyone who loves food and wine. Literally everything ordered by those in our party of six was a home run. Best view in Aspen. Best service. In my opinion, AaronSchmude is a new super-star among chefs. He has put together a talented team. Although some at our table expressed concern that too strong a review would make reservations at Plato's a challenge, we decided that any accolades were well deserved.

  • Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Glorious Food, Glorious Service, Glorious Setting”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you're looking for a superior dining experience in Aspen, look no further than Plato's at the Aspen Meadows Resort.

Not only is the setting unforgettable, but Chef Schmude and his staff have crafted a delectable menu that includes, among other wonderful creations an Onion Soubise with Pedro Ximenez that takes rich and delicious to new heights.

My husband had the chicken, despite my offering that it's rarely a treat to order chicken at a restaurant. Guess what? Order the chicken!

We were also delighted by our server, Thomas, who offered not one, but 3 wine recommendations to complement our meal. To his credit, Thomas dissuaded us from our first wine choice, even though it was the most expensive one.

If you're looking for haute cuisine without hautiness in a glorious setting, make a reservation at Plato's. Plato himself might come back and pen the sequel to The Republic on the patio.

  • Visited July 2014
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aspenme, Manager at Plato's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear Rob-Marisol,

It was with much pleasure, that we “Surprised’ you both. Everyone here at Plato’s takes pride in providing excellent service to go along with Aaron’s cuisine. We look forward to your return visit.
Thank you

Bonnie Calderon, Plato’s Manager
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“Good food; excellent service”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We had excellent service on a recent trip to Plato's and the place is beautiful, but the food was good, not great. The pork and bass dishes were fabulous; the chicken, salmon and burger; however, were only good. We had had better similar dishes elsewhere. Our waiter Tom took very good care of us and we had a lovely evening at Aspen Meadows Resort.

Visited July 2014
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aspenme, Manager at Plato's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear Clif S,

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. Please come back again soon.

Ashley Lynch, Director of Food and Beverage
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