If you’re looking for an exquisite meal with an equally impressive view, then head to the Amangani Grill. Perched atop East Gros Ventre Butte, the intimate, chic dining room affords magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and Snake River Valley, making it the perfect backdrop for a spectacular meal. Featuring the delectable cuisine of Executive Chef Sebastian Lizarzaburu, Amangani Grill specializes in local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish (flown in daily) and seasonal produce sourced from the valley whenever possible. Lizartza is not only Sebastian’s namesake but also a town located in Basque country, from which most of his inspiration can be found. Head to the Amangani Grill to enjoy a gourmet breakfast, a peaceful afternoon lunch, tapas and sunset cocktails overlooking the valley below or for an unforgettable dinner experience. Please inquire about spa and dining packages.
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 your holiday party or special occasion. Delivery and online ordering are now available.
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 mouth-watering pizza, hot from the wood-burning oven, and a bottle of wine from the extensive and well-priced wine list. Entree 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.
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.
As the sun sets, FIGS becomes 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 in the Hotel Jackson, FIGS offers a warm and intimate escape in the heart of the Town Square. The vibrant bar and restaurant features a two-story fireplace with an Aspen leaf canopy floating overhead, perfect for enjoying a drink or dinner. The Mediterranean-influenced menu features seasonal ingredients from the closest available local and regional sources. Don’t miss the shared hummus plate for a post-hike snack or the gourmet chef-prepared rainbow trout with charred onion, peas and black rice for a more formal sit-down affair. Artisanal cocktails, paired wine and an exceptional dining experience are what you can expect at FIGS.
Get together at Gather for creative 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. They have 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. Pssst … stay tuned for Palate, coming to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Call for more information.
Inspired by local traditions, Haydens Post offers a sophisticated yet approachable menu of Western regional cuisine. The lively atmosphere, with 280-degree views of surrounding mountains and an expansive deck, and being within walking distance of the brand-new Snow King Mountain Cowboy Coaster, all make Haydens Post the perfect location for a delicious lunch to fuel your Jackson Hole adventure or to enjoy an intimate dinner. Of course, don’t forget to stop by for breakfast to indulge in the famous cast-iron cinnamon roll. In addition to great food, Haydens Post also boasts a host of signature handcrafted cocktails, like the Velvet Antler — Patron Café XO, Buttershots, crème de cacao and cream with a cinnamon and sugar rim — created by 2016 gold medal winner for Best Bartender in Jackson Hole John-Mark Roufs.
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 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, and its authentic Italian dishes will transport you to Europe without leaving the comfort of your table. And, for a cozy winter experience, settle in by the fire in the Lobby Lounge to savor a glass of wine and an appetizer.
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 Company, 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. Homemade tamales for breakfast and gourmet coffee drinks will start your day out right. Grab a slice of New York-style pizza for lunch. Or grab a whole pizza and bottle of wine to go. At night, the Mangy Moose serves mouth-watering dinners using the finest ingredients available, including fresh fish, local beef and game. 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 47-year-old eatery, you’ll find standard, delicious Mexican fare at great prices as well as their 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.
This winter brings new ownership to long-standing favorite Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse. While the restaurant maintains the same cozy atmosphere, with lots of booths and an elegant Western flair, the menu has been completely revamped to represent modern, Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. On this steakhouse-style menu, you will find plenty of choices, whether you are craving a steak or lighter seafood. There are even options for vegetarians, but those in the mood for meat are in for a treat. Just downstairs from the world-famous Cowboy Bar on the Town Square, the restaurant offers a chance to see the depth of chef Paulie O’Connor’s varied background. He shines in his homemade charcuteries, pastas and cheeses. Also the owner of Old Yellowstone Garage, located in Alpine, O’Connor thrives on making most of what is served in-house, including the bread and sausages.
For all those sushi snobs out there who think you can’t get good sushi in the mountains, here are two words that will prove you wrong: Nikai Sushi. This downtown hot spot is hard to get a table at for many good reasons, not the least of which is their exceptional sushi, voted Best Sushi in Jackson seven years running. The fish is flown in fresh daily from all over the world, and what they do with it will rival anything you’ve ever had. In addition to sushi, Nikai offers fish and game options, such as roasted Canadian wapiti elk chop and braised baby back wild boar ribs. The contemporary yet casual atmosphere is also a perfect spot to enjoy one of their signature cocktails. Reserve a booth, or try to grab a spot at the sushi bar for a front-row seat, and watch them roll their specialties. An award-winning wine list, sake list and extensive cocktail selection complement the menu.
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 brings 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.
A bustling dining destination with something for everyone, Q Roadhouse & Brewing Co. presents a comforting mix of down-home favorites of varying influences, all created using thoughtfully sourced ingredients. One bite and it’s not hard to see why chef Matty Melehes was recently a competitor on Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters, or why Matty and co-chef Jesse Rezin were recognized in the Best Chef category of the Best of JH Awards. Q’s menu changes to feature seasonal selections, with a strong focus on local and regional meat and produce. The delectable menu is complemented by craft beer brewed in-house by award-winning Roadhouse Brewing Co., which offers beer options concocted from high-quality ingredients and brewed with unparalleled passion. The beers, built on the spirit of exploration that Jackson Hole already exudes, help cultivate and strengthen the local craft beer adventure.
Locals call it “The Bistro,” and this establishment has been a favorite Jackson Hole staple since it opened 15 years ago. The Bistro has made a name for itself with its creative take on classic French bistro fare. Favorites include the Carter Country beef 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 (117), Bodega (119), Il Villaggio Osteria (130), The Kitchen (132) and Q Roadhouse & Brewing Co. (143).
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.