Top Fine Dining Restaurants in Summit County

Top Fine Dining Restaurants in Summit County

  • Maureen Lathrop
  • 05/11/23

Summit County is a beautiful mountainous region in Colorado right by the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains. It consists of well-known ski towns such as Breckenridge and charming small-town communities like Dillon. One of the major attractions of Summit County is its world-renowned ski resorts, in places such as the aforementioned Breckenridge, along with Keystone and Copper Mountain. Aside from skiing and snowboarding, Summit County is also home to various outdoor recreational opportunities, such as scenic hiking trails, including the famous Quandary Peak Trail.
In addition to its natural beauty, Summit County has a thriving cultural scene, especially its restaurants. Although Breckenridge is home to quite a few dining options, Frisco and Silverthorne also boast fantastic eateries.


106 E Adams Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Enjoy the unique, upscale dining experience of Ember, with its funky metal sculptures, warm lighting, and intriguing table "pods" on the outside deck. Aside from its fascinating exterior, Ember exudes a cozy and rustic atmosphere inside the restaurant with its wooden beams, red walls, and stone fireplace.
In addition to its fun, sophisticated atmosphere, Ember serves New American dishes full of intriguing combinations like its mango and brie empanadas and scrumptious matcha and coconut chocolate cake. Patrons can also choose from an extensive wine list and cocktail menu full of creative, innovative drinks.

Rootstalk Breckenridge

207 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Another wonderful option right on Breckenridge’s Main Street is Rootstalk Breckenridge. When you step inside Rootstalk, you will be enveloped in understated elegance, from the restaurant's light-colored wooden tables to the large windows filtering in lots of natural lighting. The menu at Rootstalk is a veritable feast for the senses, with each dish crafted to perfection using the freshest, highest quality ingredients to create their seasonal menu. These seasonal specialties are paired with the restaurant’s thirst-quenching cocktails and wine. There is also an option to indulge in a five or seven-course tasting menu.

Aurum Food & Wine

209 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
When you’re in the mood for seasonal fare that’s prepared with a farm-to-table approach and paired with incredible cocktails and craft beers, head to Aurum Food & Wine Breckenridge. The restaurant is open daily at 4 p.m. with happy hour lasting from 4-6 p.m. Stop by to enjoy their impeccably prepared dinner dishes and top it all off with a refreshing drink. The ambiance is on-point here, and the staff is amenable and friendly.

Ski Tip Lodge

764 Montezuma Rd, Keystone, CO 80435
Located in East Keystone in what was a stagecoach stop in the 1800s, Ski Tip Lodge is a fabulous restaurant. The menu is a four-course prix fixe offering that rotates seasonally to ensure patrons are served the finest, freshest local ingredients. Top your dinner off with a selection from their impressive wine list. You’re sure to leave Ski Top Lodge feeling satisfied and delighted. The meal is reservation-only, so you’ll want to plan ahead!

Hearthstone Restaurant

130 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
For a more intimate dining experience, spend an evening at Hearthstone Restaurant in Breckenridge. Based in a historic house, Hearthstone Restaurant is full of mountain views and classy decor in a dining room with soft lighting and warm wood accents. Alongside its cozy atmosphere, which is perfect for celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, is the restaurant's delectable menu of American cuisine.
The menu at Hearthstone Restaurant is a masterpiece of culinary creativity, with unique dishes such as blackberry elk and charred octopus. Every carefully crafted detail at Hearthstone Restaurant creates a sense of intimacy and serves as an escape from the busy chaos of everyday life.

Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon

109 Lincoln Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424
The Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon in Breckenridge is the perfect mix of chic but rustic decor, with its bright pinkish-red exterior reminiscent of the 1800s and tables covered in white tablecloths. The Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon menu celebrates classic American cuisine, emphasizing premium cuts of beef cooked to perfection. In addition to the exceptional steaks, the menu also features an array of seafood, chicken, and vegetarian options that are equally impressive in their presentation and flavor. Whether you want to indulge in the delicious steaks or come by for the energetic happy hour, Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon is guaranteed to be a night full of good food and fun times.

Keystone Ranch

1437 Co Rd 150, Keystone, CO 80435
Craving fine dining in a cozy atmosphere? Keystone Ranch is located in a 1930s-era log home — complete with a fireplace — thus providing that delightful rustic ambiance. Choose your entree from among the selection of the finest cuts of meats and complement it with delectable sides and sizzling sauces. The Ranch closes after the winter season and is reservation-only when it is open, so make your plans ahead of time to secure your spot.


200 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
On those nights when it is cold, and you need some comfort food to warm you up, dine in at Twist in Breckenridge. The menu at Twist celebrates American cuisine, focusing on fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy elevated takes on classic dishes such as duck confit poutine, burgers, and delicious desserts in this cozy cottage restaurant. During the summer, have a meal on the patio to enjoy beautiful mountain sunsets or sit inside a light, airy dining room with accent walls covered in tiled mosaics. No matter what you order at Twist, each dish is a work of culinary art that is tantalizing to the taste buds and leaves you feeling delighted.

Living in Summit County

Aside from its delicious restaurants, Summit County offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities along with other fun festivals and cultural events, making it an ideal place to call home.
To find your perfect home on the Summit County real estate market, contact Colorado Mountain Living today. With Maureen Lathrop and Joe Alvine’s experience and love for the mountain towns here, they can provide critical insights into the home-buying process. They will help anyone wanting to purchase homes for sale in Silverthorne, Colorado, or condos for sale in Keystone. The team at Colorado Mountain Living will find the perfect home for you.

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We bring an unusual and compelling mix of expertise and character to Summit County real estate that benefits you and your search for the perfect mountain home. Beyond being listener, we are anticipator - connecting with clients to understand their needs and always staying one step ahead.