Aspen, CO 81611
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Recently remodeled, Ajax exudes a cool, hip, yet casual atmosphere. Exposed brick, red leather booths, dark wood and oversized red lampshades hanging from the ceiling, it’s a relaxing place for a meal.
Wine & Bar
Although the wine list is of average length, Ajax does offer a rather sizeable selection of wines by the glass. Plus, if you have a question about wine, the sommelier from Montagna at the Little Nell is just a few seconds away. While Ajax has a wide range of liquors by the glass, their mixed drink list is rather small.
Ajax has better service than most in Aspen. The servers are friendly, conversational and won’t make you feel rushed.
The “must have” item here is the Parmesan Truffle Fries. Now, you may be saying “Right..truffle fries….those are so early 2000’s…” or “everybody does truffle fries…their the norm”. You haven’t tried Ajax’s truffle fries. We had these here about 7 years and 4 chefs ago at Ajax. They’re just as memorable now as they were then. We’ve had frites in the Netherlands, chips in the UK, fries in Australia and frites at Pommes Frites in NYC and these are amazing. Now, at $17 for about 1 cup and a half of fries is a bit over the top, even for Aspen. Try them and you’ll be amazed.
Salads are huge, the burger is well known and respected, soups are great and desserts are great. You really can’t go wrong with just about anything on the menu.
Ajax is a great place for lunch or a relaxed dinner in Aspen. Service is commendable and the food and menu will make almost anyone happy.