Amangani (translated to the Peaceful Home) clings to the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte, some 7,000 feet (2,135 meters) above sea level, high above the town of Jackson. Looking out over the Snake River Valley with snow-capped peaks in the distance, the redwood-paneled Amangani Grill specializes in local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish and seasonal farm-to-table produce. Forging a new American regional cuisine, chef Lizarzaburu and his team create an array of hearty dishes. Head to the Amangani Grill to enjoy a gourmet breakfast, a peaceful afternoon lunch, sunset cocktails overlooking the valley below or an unforgettable dinner experience. For reservations call 307.734.4878 or email email@example.com.
If you’re craving authentic Italian, then look no further than Artisan. This family-friendly restaurant serves Neapolitan-inspired pizza and house-made pastas that are as delicious as they are affordable. Pizzas are made from the finest ingredients of Italy, including fresh buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and Caputo 00 flour. They also make their gluten-free crust daily, along with plenty of vegetarian options and gluten-free pasta. The lengthy pasta menu offers linguini with clams, chicken Marsala and eggplant Parmigiana, and all pastas come with soup or salad and house-made garlic bread. Also on the menu is a selection of fresh salads, house-made apps and a build-your-own-pasta menu. Reserve the private dining room for any special occasion. Delivery and online ordering are now available.
Everyone loves a good story about following your dreams, so throw in some good ol’ fashioned barbecue and you have the story of Big Hole BBQ. What started out as an idea in a tiny shack in Driggs evolved into a successful (and delicious!) reality in Victor, Idaho. After nine years of serving up some of the best barbecue this side of the Mississippi, the team at Big Hole BBQ is proud to be sharing its passion with the Jackson community. With a menu for all ages, this family-owned restaurant serves food that will have you licking your fingers and asking for more. The dry-rubbed, smoked-to-perfection meats are just a portion of the mouthwatering options. Other specialties include fish tacos and mini sliders, served with your favorite barbecue accompaniments like mac and cheese, baked beans or slaw. Head in, take a seat and pair your meal with a specialty cocktail or one of the many local beers on tap.
A classic since it opened in 1966, this west bank restaurant has been a favorite ever since. Calico’s longevity is proof that there is something everyone will enjoy at this institution. The Calico bar is a great place to relax with a mouthwatering pizza, hot from the wood-burning oven, and a bottle of wine from the extensive and well-priced wine list. Entrée selections include house-made pastas, grilled steaks, pork tenderloin and seasonal fish. The kids menu is a bargain at only $3.50 per child. The portions are large, the food is fresh and delicious, and the value is hard to beat. For lighter options, the Calico offers a great selection of salads and soups, and a separate bar menu. And with a START bus stop directly in front, there’s no need to worry about the drive.
There’s no better way to end a day on the slopes than with the finest in alpine cuisine. And there’s no better place to find that than Copper Bar, where the tradition of continental fine dining is combined with a warm, cozy atmosphere. Here you will find gemütlichkeit — the state of good cheer created by a comfortable ambiance and a warm hospitality. Stop into the bar first for an aperitif next to the fire before taking a seat in the inviting dining room. The menu offers alpine classics, such as steak tartare, wiener schnitzel and, of course, apfel strudel, as well as new regionally inspired dishes like elk au poivre and trout almandine. Stop in for dinner at Copper Bar for delicious food, attentive service and the most authentic alpine ambiance in Jackson Hole.
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.
Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and small plates throughout the day, FIGS is the perfect place to land after returning from a day out enjoying Jackson Hole, or a launching point for an evening out on the town. Located inside Hotel Jackson, FIGS offers a warm and intimate escape in the heart of the historic Town Square District. The vibrant bar and restaurant features a two-story wood-burning fireplace and an Aspen leaf canopy floating overhead, perfect for enjoying a drink or dinner. The authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean menu focuses on small plates and features dozens of options, including many vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options. Don’t miss the famous Mezze Plate with hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh and fresh made-to-order pita as a satisfying starter or savory kebabs. Artisanal cocktails, a well-curated wine list and an exceptional dining experience are what you can expect at FIGS.
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.
This hip Italian eatery’s motto is “You’re a Stranger Here but Once!” With an inviting, open dining room and bar surrounding a custom-made wood-fired grill, you not only make friends quickly — you may never leave. Glorietta is about fresh ingredients expertly prepared in an environment reminiscent of a family-run mountainside trattoria in Italy. The space is designed to be lively and familial, allowing you to sit back and relax with a glass of wine while the chefs prepare your meal using locally sourced goods, prime meats and the finest imported products. Don’t-miss items include the house-made pastas, dry-aged steaks and game, creative vegetable preparations, wild and sustainable seafood specials, and the best meatballs in town. Pair any of these dishes with an Italian wine from the curated list or one of the professionally executed cocktails created especially for the restaurant and enjoy the ride.
Haydens Post kitchen and bar, at Snow King Hotel, encompasses all that is Wyoming. Two hundred and eighty-degree views of surrounding mountains, an expansive deck and wood fireplaces — and within walking distance to Snow King Mountain activities — all make Haydens Post the perfect location for a delicious lunch to fuel your Jackson Hole adventure or to enjoy an intimate dinner. Don’t forget to stop by for breakfast to indulge in their famous cast-iron cinnamon roll, or stop by in the evening and enjoy the lounge and bar with specialty handcrafted cocktails. Interested in hosting a private party? Contact Haydens Post about their private dining room.
Nestled hillside at Hotel Terra in Teton Village, Osteria is a little piece of Italy in western Wyoming. The restaurant’s rustic, European feel encourages you to enjoy a multicourse menu. You will leave having had an experience, not just a meal. The pizza oven fires perfect pies in unique combinations, and the menu offers a great selection of shared starters, fresh pastas and seasonal salads. Sit at the salumi bar and nosh on plates of house-made sausage, salumi and imported cheese while you watch the pizzaiolo acrobatics. No matter the seat, the friendly, knowledgeable staff offers a first-rate experience. Osteria is located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, perfect for enjoying a meal during your winter activities, and its authentic Italian dishes will transport you to Europe without leaving the comfort of your table.
Local is a modern American steakhouse and bar located on Jackson’s historic Town Square. The menu features both classic and specialty cuts of locally ranched meats and game in addition to fresh seafood, house-ground burgers and seasonally inspired eats. Owned and operated by chefs Will Bradof and Paul Wireman of Trio: An American Bistro, Local showcases their enthusiasm for reviving the craft of in-house butchery, with a focus on dry-aged steaks and house-made sausages. Much of the beef comes from the Lockhart Cattle Co., whose grass-fed cows never leave the valley. Local offers a casual and vibrant bar atmosphere with 12 regional beers on draft as well as a relaxed dining room with a contemporary Western design. Local is the perfect spot to grab a burger for lunch or to have drinks and dinner with friends while you sit and watch the action on the Town Square.
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.
Warning: You may be tempted to eat too many fresh chips and too much homemade salsa at the Merry Piglets. Add the creamy queso dip, and you’ve surely ruined your dinner. It has happened to many — but save room. Inside the bright walls of this 48-year-old eatery, you’ll find standard, delicious Mexican fare at great prices as well as the restaurant’s newest addition of a wide variety of street tacos. Once you sip a margarita, you’ll be glad you stopped in. Everything on the menu is made in-house and fresh to order. The diverse menu offers enough options for the entire family. Meats are pasture-raised and hormone-free. Fish for the incredible fish tacos is line-caught. The chicken fajita salad is a good alternative to one of the combo meals, but all are good options, depending on your appetite. For vegetarians, choose the spinach quesadillas, loaded with fresh spinach and jack cheese.
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.
With four different kinds of noodles and almost endless options for building your own meal in a bowl, this new spot is quickly becoming a favorite. A recently added sushi menu and sushi bar bring variety and excitement to the already well-known noodle dishes. Taking inspiration from Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam, the dishes at Noodle Kitchen bring a bit of the East to the West. Tease your palate with starters like the Firecracker Shrimp or veggie spring rolls before you enjoy either a suggested noodle bowl or something you build yourself with many creative options, including sauces, noodle and rice choices. Sit at the bar and enjoy one of the fresh-squeezed cocktails, like the Thai Mule, which features SKYY vodka, Soju 24, lime, Thai basil and ginger beer. Everything on the menu is reasonably priced, and there are plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and kid-friendly dishes, too.
If generous slices of pizza and a low-key local atmosphere are your thing, Pinky G’s Pizzeria is your place. Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and voted gold medal winner for Best Pizza in the valley since opening in 2011, Pinky G’s is sure to please with unique pies, appetizers and salad options. Try the Abe Froman, named after the Sausage King of Chicago, topped with spiced Italian sausage, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil. Featuring a full bar with 20 beers to choose from and a new dessert menu, Pinky G’s has something for everyone. Follow the pizzeria on Facebook to stay up to date with musical performances on the newly redesigned stage. Breeze in for the popular $7 lunch special — a giant slice, salad and soda — or head in for late-night snacks and tall-boy specials after exploring the Town Square. Pinky G’s always offers takeout and downtown delivery from 5 to 10 p.m.
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).