Where to Eat: Crested Butte Fine Dining

Choosing where to eat can be more challenging than skiing down that double black run. This is especially true in Crested Butte, which offers more fine dining than any other town its size in Colorado. Be sure to make reservations early (days or even weeks before), to ensure you can grab a table during the busy seasons. If you love fine dining and great wine paired with exceptional views, don’t miss the Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival July 26 – 30, 2017!

Featured Restaurant

django’s

209 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7574 • $$$
5pm – 10pm, Closed Sundays

Closed until Mid-May

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(American) – The same django’s Restaurant & Wine Bar you loved in the Mt. CB base area is now on Elk Ave. Enjoy new small and larger plates, patio seating, and a lunch menu. It’s intimate, romantic, and delicious. Swing by the new location or call for reservations and snag your table.

Featured Restaurant

Soupcon Bistro

127A Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5448 • $$$$
 Wed – Sat, seatings at 6pm & 8:30pm

Closed until June 14

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(French) – Looking for a special meal? Paired with impeccable ambiance, the charm of a mining cabin, and the blended cuisine steeped in French & American tradition Soupcon is for food lovers everywhere.

Featured Restaurant

Coal Creek Grill

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(Steakhouse) – Located in the Forest Queen building on the west side of town, enjoy delicious local specials like rainbow trout, buffalo burgers, and venison tenderloin. Homemade desserts are made daily and there’s a full beer and cocktail menu to accompany it all.

Featured Restaurant

Wooden Nickel

222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6350 • $$$
4pm – 12am, Kitchen open until 10pm Fri/Sat

Closed until Mid-May

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(Steakhouse) – Crested Butte’s oldest saloon is a must while in town. The Nickel has been under the current ownership since 1981 and serving visitors and locals alike. Great steaks, seafood, lamb, pork, lobster, crab, and their famous prime rib compile an excellent menu for this must stop in CB.

9380 Prime

Elevation Hotel, Mt Crested Butte
(970) 251-3030
9380prime.com • $$$
11am – 8pm, Off-season hours reduced

(Steakhouse) – Breakfast, lunch and après ski options as well as daily specials.

Elk Avenue Prime

226 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-1221
elkaveprime.com • $$$
4pm – 10pm, Closed until May 3rd

(Steakhouse) – Hand cut USDA PRIME steaks, pastas, fresh garden salads and more.

The Sunflower

214 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 417-7767
supperatsunflower.com • $$$
   6pm – Close, Closed until end of May

(Farm to Table) – Delicious organic creations and natural small plates.

Ginger Cafe

425 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7291
thegingercafe.com • $$
   12pm – 9pm, Thu – Mon; Closed until 5/31

(Indian/Thai) – Colorado Lamb, Pad Thai, soups, and many veggie options.

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill

321 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5457
lilssushibarandgrill.com • $$$
   5:30pm – 9pm, Tues – Sat; Closed until 5/12

(Japanese) – Sushi and drink specials from 5:30-6:30.

Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle

411 3rd St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7401
marchitellisgourmetnoodle.com • $$
   5:30pm – 9pm, Tues – Sat; Closed until 5/12

(Italian) – Family recipes highlight the traditional Italian cuisine here.

Ryce Asian Bistro

120 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-9888
ryceasianbistro.com • $$
   12pm – Close, Sun 4pm – Close

(Asian Fusion) – Offering Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese dishes.

Garlic Mike’s

2674 Colorado 135, Gunnison
(970) 641-2493
garlicmikes.com • $$$
Monday – Thursday 5pm-8:30/9pm

(Italian) – Red-checked tablecloths, family friendly, and nicely decorated environs.

Uley’s Cabin and Ice bar (Winter only)

On the slopes of Mt. CB
(970) 349-4554
opentable.com • $$$$
11am – 2:30pm, Dinner Wed – Sun by reservation only

(American) – Sleigh ride dinners ($95 per guest) via snow cat pulled open sleigh.

Le Bosquet

525 Red Lady Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5808
   Currently Closed, business has sold