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685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001 (Spring St)
+1 970-920-6334
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best pate in Aspen and competes for a great burger! Oysters oysters oysters Fun place to skii down to and party!

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Thank Jahaziel R
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner several times at Ajax Tavern while in Aspen for 8 days. The best was we had a table for 11 on Thursday night. 3 of us ordered the nightly special which was beef stroganoff. This was the best meal of the trip. If you are there on a Thursday do not pass up the special. You need... More 

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Thank John H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my kids to lunch here while snowboarding. What a beautiful place to have a great lunch. Great food and great atmosphere. Just beautiful.

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Thank DanaCardea1
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear DanaCardea1, Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed dining for lunch with us! It is a great place to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Aspen Mountain. Being at the base of the gondola, our patio is a prime location to enjoy lunch and drinks. I hope to welcome you back soon for another wonderful... More 

Camp Verde, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place for a late lunch or supper after a day hitting Ajax Mountain. Truffle Fries are an annual tradition.

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Thank mmgnuechtel
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear mmgnuechtel, Thank you for the great review! I am happy to hear that our truffle fries are an annual tradition for you! They are a hit for sure! I look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic dining experience soon. Warm Regards, Sarah Longbottom General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on week day and place was not busy at all. Maybe 6 or 7 tables however, we were sat in the worst table in the place, and it was DIRTY to boot!! Asked hostess if we could move and she ignored us and walked away. Service was slow and our girl was so busy, I think she was the... More 

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Thank garrettew357
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear garrettew357, Thank you for the review. As we strive to be our best, it is important to us that we are aware of situations such as yours. We set our service standards high, and it is unsettling to hear that you had an unpleasant experience. The description of your dining experience is not characteristic of us, and I am... More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular food, great weather, and the occasional celeb...what more can you ask. Truffle fries! Make sure you make reservations. Outside patio is great if the sun is out.

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Thank Grouptel
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Grouptel, Thank you for the wonderful review! I am happy to hear you had a great experience with us. Our truffle fries are delicious, and a crowd favorite for a reason! The patio is a stunning and exciting place to dine at and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain. I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best... More 

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to Ajax Tavern for years and have always loved the food, the service, and the overall vibe BUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO MY OLD FAVORITE?? My husband and I stopped by while in Aspen the other day and WOW, how disappointing!! We waited at the hostess stand for 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us, then when... More 

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Thank perkinssss98
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear perkinssss98, Thank you for your support over the years. I regret to hear that your last visit with us was not satisfactory. It is disconcerting to know that you and your husband had a displeasing experience with us. We take our service, cuisine, and overall vibe very seriously, and always aim to exceed expectations. I assure you, the experience... More 

Colorado
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very convenient place for lunch. Lunch menu limited, but good food. Excellent fries! Avoid as a dinner venue - the bar, in the same room, gets very loud!

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Thank DRS69
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear DRS69, Thank you for the review and for dining with us! I am happy to hear you enjoyed our fries, they are a crowd favorite! As a tavern, we do have a bar in the restaurant, and I am sorry that you thought it was too loud when you visited. I hope your next visit is enjoyable, and that... More 

spokane, washington
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect spot to have a drink and or a bite to eat right after skiing. Great outdoor patio for watching everyone else ski.

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Thank 1witchywoman
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear 1witchywoman, Thank you for the wonderful review! Our sought after patio is a great place to experience Aspen, and to watch skiers come down the mountain. I am happy to hear you enjoyed yourself, and I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm Regards, Sarah Longbottom General Manager More 

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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The location is one of the best things of this place. The food was excellent as you can see in the pictures! The only thing we didn't like was that we had to wait almost 45 minutes, but we understood that because it was full.

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Thank Manuel D
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Manuel D, Thank you for the review. We do have a great location right at the base of Aspen Mountain. I am happy to hear you found our food excellent, and enjoyed your meal! Thank you for understanding that we are a popular destination, and we can get quite full. I look forward to welcoming you back for another... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$55 - US$65
Cuisine
American, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
    (Spring St)
  • Public Transportation: The bus stop is located one block from the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-920-6334
Description
Say "apres ski" and most people picture something strikingly similar to Ajax Tavern - glamorous yet easy. Its sun-drenched, mountainside patio can be seen from halfway up the mountain - a simple target for lunch or cocktails. Arrive, and let the people-watching begin, there's no better seat in town. Located right next to the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Tavern is the hub for casual fine dining in an unbeatable atmosphere. The Tavern comes to life at lunch, and the party rolls on well into the night. If you go no further on the menu, try the truffle fries and Ajax double cheeseburger - they earned their reputation.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?