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“Best on Mountain fine dining”

Gwyn's High Alpine Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: An on-mountain family tradition for 34 yearsGwyn's High Alpine has consistently been voted North America's best on-mountain restaurant by Ski, Skiing, and Powder Magazine. Vanity Fair writes that Gwyn's is not to be missed when you visit Aspen and Snowmass. For the past 34 years, visitors and locals alike have returned to experience the creative cuisine, with menu items from the Alps to the Pacific Rim. Kick back on the deck with an Angus burger, enjoy a steaming bowl of Brunswick chicken stew in our cafe, or welcome the opportunity to take off your boots, slip on some slippers, and tempt your palate with a three-course meal at Gwyn's. No meal is complete without a bottle of wine from Gwyn and George's wine cellar, which boasts an impressive collection accumulated over the past three decades. No matter which of our many options you choose, we promise exceptional food and service at our family restaurant.The dining room opens at 9 a.m. for breakfast. Lunch seating begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Get George's "No Bull" Snow Report and daily specials every morning at 7:30 a.m. on Facebook.
Reviewed February 22, 2012

Great food and service.

As for the prices, that's Aspen. The prices are the same as every other restaurant of this quality in Aspen and Snowmass. You have to get over it or go to one of the other Colorado hills that offer more value for money such as Steamboat.

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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Owners are meticlous in over seeing this beautiful building decorated with adult adventure sports equipment. Simply the nicest hardest working owner you'll find in any mountain restaurant. "Best burgers and buns" sign hangs in the restaurant. I'll go along with that although I haven't tried the burgers recently. Staff is well chosen and they all seem to enjoy working there. Gwyn's three cookbooks are a staple in our house. Enjoy the view outside isn't bad either.

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

We visited here February 2012, February 2011, January 2009, and years before. We come to Snowmass for a ski trip once a year and always make it a point to have a breakfast and lunch experience. We eat at the sit down restaurant, not the cafe. The food is a little expensive but in comparison to other places on the mountain, it's not too bad. We both ordered a salmon omelette with scallions and alouette, coffee and juice. The bill came to $58 for two. We had eaten at Ullrhof for lunch the previous day and our lunch was $35 for two mahi sandwiches, a diet coke, an apple and a bowl of chili.
You are invited to take your ski boots off and enjoy a pair of crocs while dining. All your ski gloves, hats, goggles, etc., fit nicely under your chair. The view is wonderful! I would highly recommend.
There is also a cafe and bar that you can visit. There is a wide ranging menu to choose from. There's a small ski shop there, too, for those things that you forgot (handwarmers maybe?)

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Having eaten at many mountain cafes in the past, our group of four was shocked at the price each of our lunches came to. My small cheeseburger, small fries and a side salad came to $30!!!!! And the salad was TINY. Same for others. Quality of food is ok, but there are much better places to eat lunch. We organized ourselves to have lunch at other places including the bakery in the mall which was nicer food at less than half the price!

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Reviewed February 9, 2012

On the slopes at Snowmass. Great food and REALLY BIG portions, we could easily have split a wrap or sandwich - and we all like to eat. Expensive - but everything on the mountain is! Soups, hot sandwiches, yummy

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