The Best Upscale Dining Experiences of Steamboat Springs

Fine Dining in Steamboat

Outdoor adventures and fine dining experiences may seem like an unusual pairing. However, we believe that there is no better combination than rewarding yourself with an excellent meal after spending a day on the slopes or exploring the local mountain trails. We’ve put together a list of the top fine dining restaurants in Steamboat Springs to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy the company of loved ones, or simply embrace your inner foodie.

Tahk Omakase Sushi Restaurant
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After you’ve shopped till you almost drop make your way to one of our 130 restaurants or cafes for a well deserved refreshment. Sample local game with elk and bison dishes, or indulge in worldly delights with Pacific Rim and Mexican cuisine. Satisfy the palates of the entire family with Steamboat’s local fare. Browse and compare all restaurants and cafes in this comprehensive Steamboat Springs dining guide that is sure to please any palate.

Steamboat Springs Dining Guide

Laundry Restaurant

Consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in Steamboat. Known for their elevated comfort food dished out in sharable small plates and house-infused cocktails, they are a consistent crowd-pleaser. Laundry has a unique ambiance, having found the balance between “mountain-casual” and high-end dining by repurposing the original laundromat in Steamboat to a trendy dining room and developing a creative & flavorful menu. Some popular dishes here include the Pow Pow Shrimp, the Bison Carpaccio with truffle aioli, Mac & Cheese with blue claw crab, and the Fiery Margarita. Make sure to get a reservation for this dining hot spot so you don’t miss out on the experience.

Tahk Omakase Sushi Restaurant

Steamboat Springs premier Japanese restaurant and is located in a cozy dining room with a dedicated Omakase sushi bar. This restaurant focuses on serving the highest quality sushi, Izakaya, and traditional Omakase dining experiences. To further enhance the authenticity of the experience they source their fish directly from Toyosu Fish Market, a famous market in Japan, and serve up a top-notch selection of sake. Tahk Omakase Sushi Restaurant takes reservations (reservations are required for the Omakase bar) and requires a deposit for groups of four or more.

Aurum Food & Wine

Upscale dining room overlooking the Yampa River, attentive waitstaff, expertly prepared cuisine, and extensive wine & spirits list allows patrons to truly relax and enjoy their dining experience. Aurum’s menu changes seasonally yet their food consistently delivers. Some all-time favorite dishes that guests may find themselves enjoying here are Crispy Duck Wings, Pear & Prosciutto Toast, or Grilled Elk & Mushroom Risotto. Aurum Food & Wine’s success has landed them mentions in several national publications like The New York Times, Ski Magazine, and Zagat. We highly recommend reservations to dine here. 

Café Diva

Located in the heart of Steamboat Ski Resort’s base village in the Torian Plum Plaza. With its prime location, an award-winning chef, and vigilant service, this restaurant has been satisfying tourists and locals alike through their 20 plus years in business. Café Diva’s menu reflects the executive chef’s French training and passion for Asian flavors, all while incorporating the local Coloradan fare. Here, guests may find themselves enjoying Bouillabaisse Marseillaise, Peanut Butter & Bacon Sandwiches, or a Venison Short Loin. We highly recommend reservations for this special dining experience.

About Steamboat Restaurants

Dining is a specialty of Steamboat Springs. With more restaurants than you can try out in a month (130+), this town can cater to all of your foodie fancies. You can even grab a bite at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, at the top of the gondola or overlooking the serene Yampa River.

The Best Upscale Dining Experiences of Steamboat Springs