This is one of Jackson Hole’s most unique dining experiences — after all, you’ll be dining at 9,095 feet after a breathtaking ride up the Bridger Gondola. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Couloir follows an eco-friendly mission and sources a majority of ingredients from regional farmers and ranchers. The menus are designed seasonally to enhance these local flavors, with the locavore pasta being one of the local favorites. In October, Executive Chef Wes Hamilton was invited to showcase the amazing flavors of Teton Valley in the internationally acclaimed James Beard House in New York City, a great honor in the culinary community. If you’d like to experience a taste of Jackson Hole, head to the top of the Bridger Gondola this summer for an evening you won’t forget. Be sure to check the website for private event or weather closures. Reservations recommended on opentable.com or by calling 307.739.2675.
E.leaven’s extensive menu, combined with homemade pastries and breads, makes this deli one of a kind. It’s one of the few places serving breakfast and lunch ALL day with endless options including huevos rancheros (a local favorite) and a variety of omelets accompanied by breakfast potatoes and your choice of homemade toast. E.leaven offers what is arguably some of the best corned beef hash and eggs this side of New York. For lunch, enjoy hearty salads and massive deli sandwiches and wraps served with homemade chips or a house salad. Heading out for a day on the snow? Grab a breakfast burrito or Kaiser Egg Sandwich and coffee before hitting the slopes (they will even deliver). Or call e.leaven for gourmet box lunches. E.leaven also offers breakfast, lunch and private dinner catering.
Get together at Gather for creative modern American cuisine that locals voted Best of Jackson Hole! Just a block from the Town Square and steps from the public parking garage, Gather offers a casual dinner experience. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, daily happy hour and new specials weekly. There is a wonderful selection of wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails as well as gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan food options. Tuesday Tastings offer guests an opportunity to be food critics: Guests rate the food on presentation, taste and creativity. Gather’s Chef’s Table is a unique culinary treat as well; the experience includes a tasting menu of seven individually portioned items, including starters, salads, entrées and desserts. Gather also offers off-site catering services and has private dining options. Visit their sister location, Palate, for lunch at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Call for more information.
Created with Gene Street and his family in Dallas, Liberty Burger restaurant features 11 different burgers, including the standard Liberty Burger as well as turkey, ahi, lamb, veggie and bison burgers. Voted best burger in Dallas and Jackson, the burgers are always fresh, never frozen, and made of chuck, brisket and tenderloin. No hormones or preservatives are used, and the bread is made locally by 460 Bread. The veggie burger is made in-house daily using seeds, chickpeas and the best available veggies. The Wild West burger is a favorite, served with cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, pickles, onions and chipotle barbecue sauce. Liberty Burger also offers fresh salads and sandwiches. Limited-time-only burgers are debuted once a month and are sold to support local charities. At Liberty Burger, you can also find draft beer, wine, milkshakes and adult milkshakes.
Everyone knows that the Mangy Moose is the place to go for après-ski in the winter months. But don’t just frequent the world-famous saloon. In this classic village building, you will find everything you need to get through the day. There is fine dining in the Mangy Moose restaurant, and the RMO Cafe downstairs offers one of the best breakfast options around. There is also a large grocery store and wine shop. Breakfast and gourmet coffee drinks will start your day off right. Grab a slice of New York-style pizza for lunch. Or grab a whole pizza and a bottle of wine to go. At night, the Mangy Moose serves mouthwatering dinners using the finest ingredients available, including local game and regionally sourced beef from Carter Country Meats. The food isn’t the only thing that is authentic. Take a minute to explore the eclectic art and antique collection around the building, too.
If you are a fan of Southern barbecue, you are sure to love Jackson’s latest addition to the restaurant scene. This lively downtown BBQ sportsbar is the go-to choice for a quick family-friendly lunch or dinner option. With great deals on meals that come with a rotating selection of special Southern sides (think collard greens, jalapeño cheese grits and banana pudding), there are a range of options to match your hunger. There are lighter choices, like a salad topped with freshly smoked turkey or blackened salmon, but if you want to indulge in a platter of ribs or the fried chicken special, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy the open-air feel on the balcony and the private dining room, which overlooks the town’s happening boardwalk. A full bar offers a local selection of beers and specialty drinks. Moe’s Original Bar B Que always offers takeout and is Jackson Hole’s most affordable catering option for private parties of any size.
Locals call it “The Bistro,” and this establishment has been a favorite Jackson Hole staple since it opened in 2001. The Bistro has made a name for itself with its creative take on classic French bistro fare. Favorites include the steak tartare and seasonal pork chop creations. Enjoy the first raw bar in town, serving oysters on the half shell, tuna tartare and oyster shooters. The fun, upscale yet unpretentious atmosphere makes this eatery a fantastic option for groups of all sizes, while paper and crayons adorning the white linen tablecloths appeal to patrons of all ages. A trip to Jackson Hole is made complete with a visit to The Bistro. And don’t miss its sister properties, Bin22 (120), Bodega (122), Il Villaggio Osteria (133), The Kitchen (135) and Roadhouse Brewing Co. (147).
Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and including a game room for kids, 40 televisions for sports fans and an array of food options, “the Winder” — as it’s known among locals — is a sure hit for lunch, dinner or a snack. The extensive bar offers 30 beers on tap and a comprehensive menu that will give you so many choices that you may not be able to narrow them down. So don’t. Share a few plates of appetizers, such as buffalo shrimp, hot wings or mac and cheese bites. Or opt to build your own whole or slices of pizza (the carne asada is to die for). The menu offers 12 burgers plus a build-your-own option featuring Angus beef, buffalo or black beans. Try the barbecue burger with onion slivers, barbecue sauce and Swiss cheese. Swing by during the big game, prepare for a party and pick your seats carefully based on your favorite team’s fans.
There’s no better place to dine, people-watch and mingle than at the Silver Dollar Bar and Showroom. Right next to the Town Square, you’re in the heart of the action. The extensive wine list includes a broad range of varietals from around the world with recommended pairings for the signature mountain cuisine. The elegant Silver Dollar Grill is filled with original Western artwork and a restored original Wort Hotel roulette wheel. Inside the bar, you’ll find a more casual atmosphere filled with locals, cowboys, politicians, old-timers, ski bums and visitors alike. Order a Bartender’s Margarita and sit at the bar, where 2,032 uncirculated 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars are inlaid in its surface.
Situated in a historic home downtown, The Blue Lion has been popular with locals since 1978. Ask people what their favorite meal is in town, and you will often hear The Blue Lion’s roasted rack of lamb. This dish keeps patrons coming back: New Zealand lamb is rubbed with Dijon mustard, seasoned with breadcrumbs, baked and served sliced with a peppercorn-rosemary cream sauce and jalapeño-mint sauce, enjoyed in the relaxing ambiance of a refurbished older historic home. But you’re encouraged to sample from the array of other items, including fresh fish, game and all-natural steaks. Vegan and gluten-free entrées are also available. Save room for one of The Blue Lion’s desserts: mud pie, tiramisu, Russian cream or one of the nightly dessert specials. Enjoy live acoustic guitar music most nights. Reservations are recommended.
Every town has a classic breakfast spot. Most just aren’t as good as The Bunnery, where everything is made from scratch daily and cooked to order. Known for great coffee and even better homemade bread (the O.S.M. abbreviation stands for oat, sunflower seed and millet), The Bunnery will help you start your day off right. Breakfast is so good you’ll soon come back again for breakfast or lunch. Homemade soups, salads and sandwiches will satisfy any appetite. The classic club sandwich and variations on grilled cheese are our favorites. On your way out, be sure to grab a bag of homemade granola and pancake and waffle mix to take home. Want something sweet? Take a whole pie or a generous wedge to go. The cakes and pies not only look great — they taste even better. No trip to Jackson is complete without a stop here. Don’t let the line fool you. It moves quickly.
Almost everyone who visits Jackson Hole wants to try elk or buffalo at least once while here. And while other places offer it, no one does steak and game or offers a larger variety like the Gun Barrel does. Jackson’s legendary dining establishment has the town’s largest selection of high-end beef and game — cooked over an open mesquite wood grill — at prices you can afford. The popular restaurant also offers a great selection of fish, chicken and rib dishes. Take in the Old West in the Gun Barrel’s rustic lodge atmosphere, and check out the extraordinary collection of mounts and Western memorabilia. As one of Jackson’s largest restaurants, the Gun Barrel is the perfect place for large groups, rehearsal dinners and parties of all sorts. Save room for dessert so you can try the restaurant’s legendary lodge-made apple pie!
There are many reasons why celebrity chef Michael Mina’s Teton Village restaurant has become a hot spot over the past few years. The Handle Bar offers an inventive cocktail list, an extensive beer menu and a creative culinary menu. The modern American pub menu by Executive Chef Michael Lishychynsky includes burgers, seasonal salads, soups and much more. The 30-seat center bar opens to striking views of Rendezvous Mountain, and you’ll find family-style seating, cozy booths and an expansive outside terrace with a fire wall, for dining alfresco. This winter be sure to check out their rotating beers on tap, pop-up Ramen on Wednesday nights and their new signature hot chocolate drinks! Feeling extra adventurous? Ask about their burger challenge and see if you can “Handle” it.