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Explore Bistro - CLOSED

221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1996
+1 970-925-5338
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
15 Feb 2017
“Great food Our favorite in Aspe”
7 Jul 2015
“Who would ever expect a superior eating experience as part of a bookstore In a ski town{Aspen,CO)”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mexican, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1996
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our totally favorite store and restaurant in Aspen. Great Vegan food and excellent service and atmosphere. Very Friendly and we always had a great meal....

Thank robingorham
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I was participating in the Aspen 4tth of July annual parade as a veterans of the US Military Armed Forces. The floats were decorated with style and the bands were just what you would expect at a parade of this nature. The group of veterans...More

Thank jle1937jr
Reviewed 10 November 2013

FYI, They are one and the same... A definitive hidden GEM...in a few words, complete passion, a true healthy feast for ALL senses from the food, attentive service and the best and sweetest Chef de Cuisine in Aspen. Please confidently ignore any negative comments here...!

Thank malimiumiu
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Pretty sure I got some sort of food posioning from the Garden burger. Tasted kinda weird going down, I was only able to eat half. Later, I found out why. How does one get sick from a veggie burger? Makes me shutter. I live here...More

Thank MzKittin
Reviewed 29 June 2012

The food was excellent, setting serene yet stimulating, service good. We had quinoa salad and a slightly spicy carrot soup. The quinoa salad was light and delicate yet extremely subtly flavorful composed with avocado, corn kernels, black beans, red onoin, jicama, and who knows what...More

Thank Marjorie G
Reviewed 4 May 2012

I love it here. Whenever I want a healthy meal that I feel good about eating, I come here. It never disappoints. Great little atmosphere.

Thank iheartco25
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Horrible atmosphere and horrible food. The food is terribly overpriced and not worth the money! Worst restaurant ever!!!!!

1  Thank YoyoGibbons
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Took a break from roughing it in the nearby Maroon Bells campground (hiking and mountain biking) to enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Pyramid Bistro upstairs in the Explore Bookstore. They serve delicious creative food crafted from excellent ingredients. My friend and I had a...More

1  Thank summercamper
Reviewed 24 July 2011

Now called Pyramid Bistro, chef/owner Martin brings his serious credentials to what formerly was known as the Explore Bistro-which he purchased from the Wileys. Don't expect a thick steak and fries here, this is primarily an organic, vegetarian restaurant with infrequently encountered ingredients artfully combined....More

3  Thank HARLAND R
Reviewed 15 July 2011

We went twice. The first time we were impressed, especially given the comparatively low prices for Aspen. The second visit was disappointing, They were a bit crowded and it seemed more than they could handle. The food on the second occasion was disappointing.

Thank baywanderer
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 12 - USD 12
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1996
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-5338
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