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“Small Plates, Big Taste, Good Value”

Django's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #17 of 67 Restaurants in Crested Butte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $45
Cuisines: American, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Emmons Rd
Transit: Public Transit Stops A free shuttle bus from the Town of Crested Butte runs every 20 minutes (every 15 min during winter), and the bus stops right next to the restaurant.
Description: django's is a locally owned restaurant in Crested Butte, with a seasonal menu of globally inspired small plates. This culinary adventure offers a fun dining experience best shared with friends: the plates are brought one at a time, for everyone to taste more than 20 different selections on the weekly menu. The wines are served by quartino (250ml) carafe, to allow for pairing and sampling across an extensive list focused on European and South American wines. The interior is elegant yet casual, offering seating in low banquettes, high tables, or on the balcony overlooking the bar. If you prefer dining outdoors, grab a table on the front patio, where you can see and be seen on Elk Avenue.
Boulder, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small Plates, Big Taste, Good Value”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate at Django's after a 40 mile mountain bike race. It was very convenient for us as we were staying in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square only a few steps away, which my tired legs appreciated. It is highly recommended by CB locals even though it is up the hill at MCBR.

Reservations were easy and we were shown to our table immediately upon arrival. We ate rather early (6:30) so the room was not full when we arrived. It did get lively and was full by the time we left at 8:30 The indoor space is not large but is laid out well and we did not feel crowded. The noise level was good and we never had a problem hearing each other.

The menu is a series of small plates. The staff recommends 5-7 plates as a dinner and the worked well for us. The staff also recommends that you order all of your plates at once so the that the chef can order and pace them correctly. It also probably helps the kitchen workflow.

Each dish is attractively presented and they were very well paced so that we never felt as though we were waiting for the next one.

All that being said, it boils down to how good the food is. It was excellent! We enjoyed every plate from the nibbles to the roasted brussels sprouts (their most popular dish) to the slow roasted duck leg.

It is not a budget dinner, but we had planned for one 'big night out' during our stay and were happy that we chose Django's for it.

Visited June 2014
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Houston
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Best meal on our trip!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went on a quiet Sunday evening and sat outside in the perfect weather. Service was great with them being very helpful in suggesting wines and dinner options (not sure if normal but it seemed a communal affair with a number of folks serving our table). We love places that have small plates where we can try a number of different things to share. This place is great for that. Food was fantastic. Choices were unique and interesting. The Boca Negro was so good that I went back the next night to get one only to find they were closed on Tuesday’s!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Crested Butte, Colorado
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“Awesome flavors with every dish”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

if you are a foodie then you will love this place. I was solo tonight so i sat at the bar and Tony was there for all my needs, including a couple of excellent glasses of wine from their extensive menu. The brussel sprouts, sauteed mushrooms and steak frites were all excellent.. I highly recommend for all.

  • Visited July 2014
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Convivial Atmosphere With Wonderful Food”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was the highlight of our last trip through Colorado before moving to Florida. The evening was absolutely charming as we had fabulous food with choices that fit any diet or taste with small sharing plates that were all beautifully presented and extremely tasty.

The fellow diners were delightful and willing to make recommendations and the conversations were very welcome and interesting. We would highly recommend this independent restaurant in a wonderful setting in the heart of scenic Colorado.

  • Visited July 2014
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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Each of the small plates was excellent. Our selection included duck breast (done perfectly), ravioli (chick peas and cheese) and some accompanying dishes. The wine list is modest but well matched for the cuisine. We tried a Douro (Portugal) that was very nice and a good value to boot. Service was pleasant although informal (which was OK considering the mountain setting). When we return to Crested Butte, we will definitely go back to Django's.

  • Visited June 2014
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