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.”