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Ajax Tavern

££ - £££American, ,
685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
+1 970-920-6334
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (98 reviews)
“burger” (73 reviews)
“lamb bolognese” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
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Reviewed yesterday

Went for lunch as it is the one place my vegan friend likes to break his veganism. The service is very slow in my opinion and that's coming from a prior waitress. The outside seating wasn't even open and the tables weren't full inside. Hate...More

Thank Ally B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great location.. the burger was very good. The truffle fries were not, skip them for regular fries. Some of there wines are very pricey by the glass so make sure you look at the menu. Server was great !!!

Thank Howie Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No trip to aspen is ever complete without a trip to Ajax tavern. Their burgers are to die for, and so are their truffle fries! You can even do an nice apres ski there after you hit the slopes. Or warm up midday with a...More

Thank debdeb23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to grab a bite at the bottom of Ajax! Lobster is tasty and the crushed avocado is a MUST with so many flavors going on in the background. Get the onion soup and Lobster cakes as a main giving you 2 cakes! Drinking?...More

Thank Catdaddy13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love it for lunch! They don’t have the big lunch salad that I always crave, but they have tasty burgers, lobster rolls, truffle fries and a fun party vibe!

Thank Veronica G
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The chicken wings are stand out, the pizza looked great also - this is a lovely mountain side stop for lunch or apres ski

Thank Travelloverlady
Reviewed 19 May 2018

I had seen the restaurant several times while skiing on the mountain. Figuring it was more of an upscale, fancy restaurant that you would go to for dinner I had not considered eating there while skiing. It is located inside the Little Nell Resort at...More

Thank wbullseye
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear wbullseye, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed both the location and atmosphere at Ajax Tavern. Also, thank you for recognizing the available menu options for those with dietary restrictions such as yourself. We understand the importance...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Very good food and service! We were in kind of a hurry because there was a flight to catch so we came in and were promptly seated, ordered the food which arrived fast and was very very good! Also ordered a glass os champagne that...More

Thank Patty C
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Patty C, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that we were able to accommodate you quickly and efficiently based on your travel arrangements. We look forward to the opportunity to pour you another cold glass of champagne during your next...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

At the base of Ajax! Part of the Little Nell! Great vibe with fun outdoor patio. The place to see and be seen in Aspen. Awesome fondue and hamburgers. Must try the truffle fries. Champagne is the drink of choice here!! Great DJ music in...More

Thank John F
Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear John F, Thank you for joining us! Our location at the base of Aspen Mountain provides beautiful views and the perfect spot for apres. Also, thank you for your wonderful comments about our food. The fondue, burger and truffle fries have been signature dishes...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best burgers I’ve had. Also amazing service at the bar. The bartenders are very attentive. It was so good, I had the same thing two days in a row.More

Aspen_GM1, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear STACYLCARTER, Thank you for joining us! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our famous double cheeseburger. We are proud to serve American wagyu beef raised locally at Emma Farms. I am pleased to hear you received the friendly and efficient service that Ajax Tavern...More

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Jane H
30 March 2017|
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Response from Grant B | Property representative |
Unfortunately, Ajax Tavern will be closing April 16th, and will re-open June 3rd!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$55 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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