Nestled in the core of downtown Aspen, steps away from the ski-lifts and surrounded by world class boutiques, Aspen Kitchen pays tribute to the heritage and traditions of the West with a warm inviting atmosphere and an adventurous spirit befitting its legendary location.
The restaurant features an elegant, second level dining room surrounded by three walls of windows that allow 180° views of town and the mountains with warm, rustic wooden design elements accented by brightly colored tapestries. Guests are greeted by a glass-enclosed dry aging room before entering the vibrant space anchored by a bustling open “action” kitchen and a luxurious bar that showcases an extensive wall-mounted wine collection.
Executive Chef Matt O’Neill has developed a menu that celebrates contemporary American cuisine using classic technique and premium local ingredients in a variety of exciting dishes ranging from snacks and small plates like deviled duck eggs and elk tartare to hearty entrees including Colorado striped bass, roasted suckling pig, and prime beef from the patented dry-aging program, before concluding with a decadent selection of seasonal desserts.
Guests can also enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail, glass of wine or beer, and a selection of light bites at the bar or relax outside in the restaurant’s outdoor “garden” - an expansive patio perched above town with unbeatable views, a dedicated outdoor bar, and communal fire pits with lounge seating.
As the executive chef of Aspen Kitchen, Matthew O’Neill brings to his position a decade of experience working in some of the nation’s best restaurants along with accolades from the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Food and Wine magazine and the Aspen Times.
Serving most recently as executive chef at the Ajax Tavern, located in the iconic Little Nell hotel in Aspen, Colorado, Matthew oversaw the kitchen as well as the execution of events for the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. Previous to that he worked alongside Tony Maws in Boston’s celebrated Craigie on Main. In New York, he was sous chef at Bar Boulud and August Restaurant, and was chef de partie at Restaurant Daniel. He has a degree in culinary arts from the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont.
Matthew’s passion for cooking has translated to Aspen Kitchen preparing of-the-moment, authentic and regionally focused cuisine. It is here where he pays homage to the craft of cooking with artisan menu items inspired by the local market prepared with creativity and a refined technique. Matthew celebrates the integrity of the ingredients at their peak and serves his dishes alongside the finest wines and spirits.
Aspen Kitchen is the perfect venue for events of any size. From weddings and showers to business meetings, cocktail parties, fund-raisers and holiday parties, we are excited to work with you to make your event an unforgettable one.
The restaurant features an elegant, second level dining room surrounded by three walls of windows that allow 180° views of town and the mountains with warm, rustic wooden design elements accented by brightly colored tapestries. The space also boasts an impressive outdoor “garden” - an expansive patio perched above town with unbeatable views, a dedicated outdoor bar, and communal fire pits with lounge seating.
Executive Chef Matt O’Neill has developed a menu that celebrates contemporary American cuisine using classic technique and premium local ingredients including wild game and prime beef from our patented dry-aging program in addition to a decadent selection of seasonal desserts.
Inside: 130 seated, 180 reception
Outside: 70 seated, 160 reception
Full Capacity (in and out): 340 reception
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The Aspen Kitchen team will come to you anywhere, for any style and size of gathering. We bring restaurant-quality cuisine, hospitality and special touches to perfectly complement the uniqueness of the location you've chosen. We can provide everything you need for an intimate in-home Chef dinner, a elegant outdoor event, or a rustic yet luxurious group picnic in the woods - the only limit is your imagination!
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