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Top 3 Upscale Restaurants in Aspen, CO

Glitz, glamour, and fine dining in Aspen

Diane Wuthrich
DianeGuest Experience
Top 3 Upscale Restaurants in Aspen, CO

Aspen is one of the most luxurious vacation destinations in the country. That said, the fine dining scene here is also one of the best! Distinguished diners have several options to choose from, but we’ve narrowed them down for you.

Conveniently, these restaurants are all near Wander Aspen Summit too.


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  • Distance from Wander Aspen Summit: 1.9 miles

  • Location: 303 Main Street, Aspen, CO

  • Hours: 5:30 PM to closing, daily

  • Phone: (970) 544-6628

  • Website: Matsuhisa Aspen

Matsuhisa is brought to you by none other than world-famous Chef Nobu, who has swept diners off their feet with his impeccable new-Japanese creations. The restaurant’s several elegant dining spaces, including downstairs, upstairs, and seasonal outdoor areas have all been designed to raise the bar on fine Japanese cuisine in Aspen.

Must-try dishes include the signature Black Cod Miso, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy/Butter Shichimi Ponzu, and Squid Pasta with Light Garlic Sauce to name a few. 

Steakhouse No. 316 

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  • Distance from Wander Aspen Summit: 1.9 miles

  • Location: 316 E. Hopkins Street, Aspen, CO

  • Hours: 5 PM to closing, daily

  • Phone: (970) 920-1893

  • Website: Steakhouse 316

Steakhouse No. 316 has been a staple in Aspen’s dining scene for many years now, especially during the high season. So if you and your friends are craving a thick, juicy cut of filets or ribeyes, this is the place to go. The finest meat is sourced from around Colorado - you’re sure to get a perfectly cooked steak each and every time.

While steak is the star at Steakhouse No. 316, they also have other options. Seafood, for one: the striped bass served with Himalayan red rice is always a crowd-pleaser. The interiors are warm and luxurious, and their service has always been top-notch!

Cache Cache

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  • Distance from Wander Aspen Summit: 2 miles

  • Location: 205 South Mill Street, Aspen, CO

  • Hours: 5 PM to closing, daily

  • Phone: (970) 920-1893

  • Website: Cache Cache

Ultra chic, glamorous, and decadent: those are a few words you can use to describe Cache Cache. This legendary French-American restaurant has been around for over three decades now, yet they only continue to impress. Let the crowd speak for itself: this is where you can usually spot well-known gourmands and celebrities while they’re on holiday in Aspen!

The menu features fresh, local ingredients - which have always been the star in every dish. Oftentimes, the dishes are almost too beautiful to eat; you can sense the art and passion that goes into each creation. Some of their notable dishes include Alaskan King Crab, Tender Belly Pork Loin Chop, Escargot, Colorado Rack of Lamb, and Veal Ossobuco.

As Cache Cache is inspired by French cuisine, don’t forget to check out their impressive wine selection too. If you need any recommendations, just ask their in-house sommelier.

Tip: Bring out your most fashionable frocks: Cache Cache is a restaurant where one doesn’t just go to eat, but to see and be seen!

This is just the beginning of your fine dining experience in the ski town of Aspen. If you need more suggestions on where to eat out during your trip to Wander Aspen Summit, our 24/7 Wander Concierge is on deck and ready to help. Just send them a message directly through the Wander app or via text at 737-377-3205. See you soon in Aspen!

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