5 Al Fresco Eateries Perfect for Summer

erin lentz | July 1, 2014 | Peak Eats Latest The Latest

Summer in Aspen means late sunsets and outdoor fine dining. An evening at one of these elevated patios promises memories in the making.

1 - 5 Al Fresco Eateries Perfect for Summer
Head to BB's Kitchen for delicious cuisine and amazing views

SteakHouse No. 316
Great for a date night or large group, SteakHouse No. 316 is a succulent steakhouse with a chic vibe and clientele. Sit on the patio, order a martini, and take in the sights and sounds of Aspen’s Restaurant Row. 316 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-920-1893

R+R Restaurant
One of Aspen’s newest kids on the block, R+R Restaurant has made quite the debut. Think big, cushy outdoor seating, contemporary cuisine, and some of the best people watching in town. Located right near the city’s famed downtown water fountain and the Wheeler Opera House. 305 S. Mill St., 970-925-1797

BB's Kitchen
Given its second-floor locale with some of the best vistas of Aspen Mountain, BB’s Kitchen is a summer favorite. With a focus on small plates, try new chef Matthew Zubrod’s Ahi tuna crudo with grapefruit pearls, fresno chili, avocado, lotus root, and micro cilantro. 525 E. Cooper Ave., 970-429-8284

Rustique Bistro
A longstanding Aspen hot spot, Rob Ittner’s Rustique Bistro is known for its authentic French country fare, and was recently named “Best Meal in Aspen” by the Denver Post. Its outdoor patio is spacious and serene. 216 S. Monarch Street, 970-920-2555

Finbarr's Irish Pub & Kitchen
With happening outdoor seating in the heart of Hyman Ave. Mall, Finbarr’s Irish Pub & Kitchen is known for artisan beers, tasty appetizers, and pub-inspired fare. Grab a seat and stay a while—this Aspen mainstay is a must. 415 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-2719

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