5 local restaurants receive four diamonds in annual AAA restaurant awards
Each year, AAA awards diamond ratings to restaurants across the United States, and five Vail Valley restaurants received awards.
Each chosen restaurant can receive up to five diamonds, and 18 of the 77 Colorado restaurants honored received four diamonds.
The Vail restaurants that received diamonds are: Grouse Mountain Grill, Mirabelle, Splendido, Game Creek Restaurant and Beano’s Cabin. Beano’s was the only new addition to the list from last year.
“This mountainside restaurant is located in a former hunting lodge and comes complete with antler chandeliers and a cozy fireplace,” AAA said in its description of the restaurant. “The seasonal fixed price menu offers multiple courses and features fare such as venison, Wagyu beef and Colorado lamb. The restaurant is accessed by a scenic shuttle or sleigh ride.”
Here are all 18 of the four-diamond restaurants in Colorado this year:
- Beano’s Cabin, Avon
- Grouse Mountain Grill, Beaver Creek
- Mirabelle at Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek
- Splendido at the Chateau, Beaver Creek
- Game Creek Restaurant, Vail
- Element 47, Aspen
- Frasca Food & Wine, Boulder
- Flagstaff House Restaurant, Boulder
- Summit, Colorado Springs
- Edge Restaurant & Bar, Denver
- Guard and Grace, Denver
- Mizuna, Denver
- Palace Arms, Denver
- Panzano, Denver
- Rioja, Denver
- Alpenglow Stube, Keystone
- Keystone Ranch Restaurant, Keystone
- The Cliff House Dining Room, Manitou Springs