The competition has heated up in recent years, but Alpenglow Stube remains among the finest mountaintop restaurants in Colorado. The exposed wood beams, a stone fireplace, and floral upholstery make it elegant and cozy. At night the gondola ride to get here alone is worth the cost of the meal. Dinner is à la carte or a seven-course extravaganza, starting perhaps with the signature ragoût of blue crab, and followed by delights such as pepper-dusted wild boar tenderloin. In winter, lunch is two or four courses and equally delectable, with excellent pasta specials. Sunday brunch features seafood and dessert bars. Remove your ski boots and put on the plush slippers reserved for diners.
Jan 24, 2009
What a fun and beautiful restaurant. A little pricey but totally worth it. Excellent staff, awesome food, and the view is worth it alone. In my view probably one of the most interesting restaurants in summit county. Both me and my date really liked the slippers you got to wear during the dinner, it made you feel so cozy. The night we were there a couple got engaged, the whole atmosphere is very romantic. The night gondola ride is fun, but as they
warn you, dress warmly.