The open, modern dining room at Piñons has a bit of Old West flair, with leather-wrapped railings and a faux-tin ceiling. The contemporary American menu scores high on creativity. Try the spicy sashimi tuna tacos as an appetizer, and the pan-seared buffalo tenderloin with huckleberry sauce as an entrée. The service and wine list are impeccable. The interior tends to fill up fast, but you can always eat at the lively bar, with its bargain-friendly, two-course $35 prix
fixe menu. In the summer, the cozy patio provides fabulous views of Aspen Mountain.