Fine Casual Cuisine

Named "Best New Restaurants" - Esquire Magazine


18 Years in Aspen

Beloved by locals since 2000, Rustique Bistro conjures up the experience of savoring a meal at a cozy Provençal auberge. Casual yet chic with candlelit farmhouse charm, this award-winning downtown fixture dishes out robust, sophisticated fare. Signature classics span from Steak au Poivre, Short Rib Risotto, and Farm to Table Coq au Vin to escargots, frogs’ legs and house-made pâtés. The Rustique bar is a must-visit for its creative cocktails, most notably the award winning Aspen Fresh, a vodka martini flavored with cucumber and pomegranate. The bar menu is an affordable option for a quick bite to eat, featuring creations by the three-time champion of the Aspen Mac & Cheese Festival. 

The wine list is a renowned collection of eclectic French and American bottles, moderately priced to pair perfectly with the carefree, romantic ambience of the restaurant. The wine room is available for private parties ranging from small intimate dinners to corporate events. The Denver Post has called Rustique “the Best Meal in Aspen,” and the locals call the specials “the Best Deal in Aspen.” 

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About Our Food

Rustique is all about "Comfort Cuisine".  We are based on french bistro, with a focus of country style cooking

Cooking School

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Some Upcoming Events and Classes

Seasonal Soups

December 18th 4-5:30 PM $65

Oh yes, it's cold outside! Learn to make healthy, vegetarian, gorgeous and oh-so-satisfying soups for the soul. This is an intense knife-skills class - we really get chopping. At the end of class, we vote for the winning soup! 100% Vegetarian for our meatless Mondays

Science of Food

December 19th 6:45-9:30 $125

Aspen Science Center and Cooking School of Aspen have joined forces to create a new program, Science of Cooking. Learn about food preparation while you enjoy a three-course meal paired with wine. This ongoing series combines the science and art of cooking with the joy of delicious food, wine and conversation while you learn some new ideas to impress your friends.

Jazz Aspen

Dec. 21st & 22nd - Dec. 29th & 30th

The JAS Café features intimate jazz performances in multiple venues around Aspen including Downstairs at The Little Nell and The Cooking School of Aspen and Upstairs at The Aspen Art Museum. Enjoy candlelit performances from some of the greatest jazz artists from around the world alongside delicious food and beverages.