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.
Wander over to Bin22, where you’ll find a sophisticated yet casual reprieve from the cold 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 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 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.
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.
If you want great coffee, along with your breakfast or lunch, skip the chain restaurants and head to Cowboy Coffee Co. This hip cafe roasts its own coffee beans and serves locally made pastries to go alongside. Voted The Best Coffee Shop In Wyoming by Business Insider Report in 2014, you can relax and enjoy a variety of coffee and espresso drinks, such as the Cowboy Cubano, while you watch the action on the Town Square. The breakfast sandwiches are always a hit, as are the lunchtime paninis and homemade soups and chili. Gluten-free bread is always an option. The friendly staff will blend you a smoothie if you would rather just have a snack. Love the coffee? Buy a bag to-go on your way out the door. That is, if you can tear yourself away from the sofas and the free Wi-Fi. The shops in Gaslight Alley right next door are not to be missed, too.
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.
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.
Find wholesome food and nourishment at Healthy Being Cafe and Juicery, in the log cabin just one block away from Town Square. Distinguished by organic, fresh-made juices and nut milks, this cafe has grown to be loved by locals and visitors for so much more! Offering breakfast, lunch, dessert, juices, superfood smoothies and hot drinks, there is always something to be savored for every appetite. Choose from made-fresh daily juice or work with the health-savvy staff to create a custom cleanse. Find a spot in the cozy cafe and try a hot mushroom drink, turmeric latte or tea followed by a signature vegan raw dessert, or find warmth in a bowl of one of the seasonally crafted soups. Be sure to leave yourself time to peruse the retail space for all things wellness. In addition, you will find a carefully curated collection of books, housewares, gifts, potions and apothecary to feed the mind, body and soul.
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.
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.
The food. The view. The art. Jackson’s newest restaurant combines exquisite cuisine, breathtaking views and fabulous art from its perch at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. From the team behind Gather, this lunch spot invites you to sip a glass of rosé on the patio, linger over your meal and peruse the museum’s world-class collection. Find chef Clark Myers’ inventive dishes made with seasonal, sustainable and local ingredients presented in a creative way, like a braised pork belly BLT (tomato jam, grilled red onion, sunflower pesto on ciabatta). Palate is the place to stop for a quick bite before walking the museum or for a long, lazy lunch with friends. It is also a great place to warm up after a sleigh ride on the Elk Refuge. Make sure to ask about their event catering at the museum’s many options on-site.