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“Excellent”
Review of Plato's Restaurant

Plato's Restaurant
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Ranked #17 of 160 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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!
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

I highly recommend Plato's for a smooth fine dining experience that will leave you satisfied after every course. The service was perfect and was never left unattended to. The use of seasonality and fresh ingredients was apparent. Overall. I would absolutely return to Plato's next time I come to Aspen.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Beccaturin
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Bonnie C, Manager at Plato's Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2014
Thanks for the excellent review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had dinner at Plato's last night and it was a celebration of sorts for a college freshman heading off to school this week. The menu choices were outstanding and the food was professionally prepared and appealing to the eye. Everything tasted amazing from the wine through the appetizers, entrees and desserts. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who lives in Aspen or is visiting from out-of-town. Plato's is a gem in the west end of town. All three of us are in the restaurant business and this was one of the most memorable dining experiences of our summer.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Stephen B
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Bonnie C, Manager at Plato's Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2014
It’s always great to hear from our guests, especially our local peers! Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Sorry, but an emphatic a "NO"”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

The only thing this place has going is the setting -- if you don't mind the location outside of town. The views are absolutely stunning although the building is a little sterile and stark. The food is very disappointing and expensive. The service was frankly downright unprofessional. Our waitress didn't know what she was doing. What a disappointment as this place has potential. It's been trying to get off the ground for years but just can't seem to figure out the right formula. Try serving simpler, higher quality food at more realistic prices if you want to be in the game. More of an emphasis on Farm to Table could be your niche. But same old, same old that's pricey and not well executed doesn't cut it.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank PaulineKael
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Bonnie C, Manager at Plato's Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2014
Thank you for your review. I am sorry that we fell short of your expectations and appreciate the candid feedback. Our menu changes seasonally as we incorporate products and ingredients sourced from local and regional farmers. I hope that the next time you are in Aspen you will grant us another chance to impress.
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“Not worth money”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

not a good value (expensive) and food was very average. So many good restaurants in Aspen - so this was a bust

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Rob-Boulder5
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Ashley L, General Manager at Plato's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Hello Robin,
I'm sorry to read that your experience at Plato's was not up to your expectations. We are always striving to improve ourselves in any way we can. Perhaps you will give us another
opportunity to show you how amazing Plato's truly is. If, you choose to see us again, please let me know you're with us and we may have the conversation to better take care of your needs.

Bonnie Calderon
Manager
Plato's Restaurant
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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
1 review
“First Plato's experience”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food,service, and hospitality at Plato's restaurant is #1. I've been in the restaurant business for over 30 years and can say i would be proud to be a part of Plato's team. The best food I think I have ever had. The staff was friendly and provided exceptional service.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Colleen S
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Ashley L, Food and Beverage Director at Plato's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Dear Colleen S,

Thank you very much for your visit and kind words. We have a great team in Plato's as well as our entire resort. We hope you come and visit us soon, as the pleasure is all ours.
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