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.
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.
Celebrating more than 20 years on the Town Square, the Snake River Grill is still the locals’ favorite go-to place. Whether at the intimate bar, featuring 300 wines and a signature cocktail list, or in the rustic-elegant dining room, visitors must experience at least one amazing meal here while in Jackson. Its James Beard-nominated chef keeps things fresh, simple and seasonal. The menu is varied and always offers something unique, even for a seasoned foodie (think exotic mushrooms, green chickpeas or artisanal hams). While there are standard favorites (potato pancake with smoked salmon, steak tartare pizza), the Snake River Grill is constantly evolving with frequent menu changes and nightly specials, preventing regular diners from ever getting bored. Just make sure to save room for one of their house-made desserts and ice creams.
Teton Pines is celebrating its 30th season, and the food, attentive service and inviting atmosphere are second to none. Visit this winter and you’ll discover Jackson Hole’s “locals’ secret.” Stop in after a day on the slopes or at the office. It’s a great place to enjoy happy hour with a delicious small bites menu and all beverages half off. Once you’ve tasted lunch favorites like the Asian chicken salad, tenderloin sliders and the famous walleye Friday specials, you’re sure to become a regular. Dinner is equally wonderful with fresh fish, handmade pasta and succulent steaks, paired with a fantastic bottle of wine from the extensive wine list. To finish the evening you won’t want to miss the signature dessert of Coffee and Donuts (THE original in Jackson Hole).
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.
This subterranean speakeasy atmosphere at The White Buffalo Club allows you a discreet and cozy glass of wine while nestled in one of the popular corner booths. Sixteen dining tables surround a luminescent bar where you may whet your whistle with anything from a locally brewed cold beer to an excellently executed whiskey sour. The White Buffalo Club also boasts 1,100 bottles of vintage wines, top 2 percent USDA Prime steaks and progressively prepared salads, seafood and family-style sides. The USDA Prime steaks are 28-day wet-aged and butchered in-house, and dry-aged steak specials appear frequently. The dinner menu features only the freshest seasonal ingredients and changes throughout the year.
The Wyoming tradition of vast ranches and farms inspires Executive Chef Michael Goralski and his culinary team. Westbank Grill is a great place to enjoy farm-fresh favorites from regional sources. Enjoy views of Rendezvous Mountain while indulging in a plate of house-made charcuterie and local cheeses. It may be difficult to not fill up on the freshly baked bread selection, but with an array of seasonal sides to accompany the entrées, go ahead and try. From dry-aged steaks to Idaho golden trout, expect an exceptional meal and experience. The house-made desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Rhonda Ashton and her team are not to be missed. Be sure to ask about their extensive wine selection, or inquire with the in-house sommelier for suggested pairing options.