Located in the Little Nell, Montagna is arguably the top restaurant in Aspen. The cuisine is called "Rocky Mountain Artisan," and many of Chef Ryan Hardy's fresh, organic ingredients come from his own 15-acre farm down valley. Take a peek at the wine list even if you don't plan to order a bottle. It runs pages long and features vintages that go at four- and even five-figure prices. If you want the best deal, order the cheapest bottle on the menu. It's excellent and marked up the least. The setting offers a light wood, semiformal feel that seems appropriate for the price level. Dinners consist of a three-course prix fixe menu (around $68—not cheap) with sides and appetizers for the table extra. We recommend starting with the chicken liver pate with house-made fruit preserves and crostini. After that, anything goes well. Make reservations a day or two in advance during high season.
- Open Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 07:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Wednesday to Sunday from 06:00 PM to 00:00 AM, Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM to 02:30 PM, Sunday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 02:30 PM
- Feature: Breakfast & Brunch
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex