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 BBQ 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, ID. After nine years of serving up some of the best BBQ 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 BBQ accompaniments like mac and cheese, baked beans or slaw. Order at the counter, take a seat and pair your meal with a specialty cocktail or one of the many local beers on tap.
Wander over to Bin22, where you’ll find a sophisticated yet casual reprieve from the crowds outside. Located steps away from the Town Square, this wine and tapas bar is attached to a bottle shop and specialty grocer, and is a perfect spot for a meal and a glass of wine. Pick from one of the ever-changing wines by the glass to sample while you watch chefs pulling fresh mozzarella in the open kitchen. Community tables, an outdoor deck and warm staff bring the intimate atmosphere and Spanish- and Italian-style tapas to life. Like the wine you tasted? There is no corkage fee, so grab a bottle to savor in the wine bar, or ask one of the members of the knowledgeable vintner team to pull together a selection to take with you that fits your taste and budget. Looking to dine away? Choose from a wide assortment of meats, cheeses and more from the specialty grocer.
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 focuses on shared plates and 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 duck breast with blueberry-ginger sauce, asparagus and wild mushroom risotto 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 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 brunch and lunch at The National Museum of Wildlife Art. Call for more information.
This new, off-the-Town-Square 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 a manner that is reminiscent of a family-run mountainside trattoria in Italy. The environment is designed to be lively and familial, allowing you to sit back and relax while the chef prepares your meal with the locally sourced goods often gathered at the farmers markets that morning. Some of the don’t-miss items appearing regularly are squash agnolotti, dry-aged steaks, grilled romaine with romesco, buffalo lasagna, fresh-caught salmon or the best meatballs in town. Pair any of these with any of the well-executed cocktails that were created just for Jackson. In the summer, ask to sit outside on the quiet patio and enjoy your meal alfresco.
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 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, and its authentic Italian dishes will transport you to Europe without leaving the comfort of your table. During summer, settle in for a bite and a glass of wine on the mountainside outdoor deck.
Cozy. Sophisticated. Hip. Classic. King Sushi has it all, and those words don’t just describe the sushi spot’s newly renovated historic log cabin. They also apply to the food. Downtown Jackson’s newest restaurant is the place to dine as much for the atmosphere as it is for the food. King Sushi’s seasoned chef, Jason King, has trained with some of the best in the business. The result of his experience? A refined menu offering traditional and new-school sushi rolls and sashimi, alongside Japanese-style street food, such as noodle bowls, donburi (rice bowls), tempura and more. Find something for everyone, from the King roll with spicy hamachi, tempura jalapeño, tuna, tobiko and amazu to the scallop shooter with sea scallop, negi, tobiko uzura and ponzu. Enjoy happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or dinner daily.
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.
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.
There are very few restaurants that can appeal to every palate, but Lotus has something awesome for everyone, including meat eaters, vegans, live/raw foodies and the allergy-concerned diner. Guy Fieri’s visit to Lotus, as featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is an indication that this worldly restaurant can please all types of eaters. What’s more, all of the offerings are prepared in-house and from scratch. A lunchtime favorite is the Bombay Bowl, which comes chock-full of brown rice, vegetables, mango and creamy lemon-cinnamon-ginger tikka sauce (lots of locals say it’s addicting). For dinner, opt for the elk lasagna and you won’t be disappointed. Any time of day, you will find smoothies, cold-pressed juices, craft cocktails, cold beers, natural wines and tasty sweets that are actually good for you. Visit Lotus in its beautiful new space at 140 N. Cache St. Suite B.
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.