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.
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.
Jackson’s historic Teton Theatre is home to a new production: a wood-fired pizza restaurant using primarily local and organic ingredients in its simple, but fantastic, salads, pizzas and desserts. Hand-stretched dough is made daily topped with delicacies like house-pickled jalapeños, organic cremini mushrooms and nitrate-free bacon. A list of local beers and domestic wines complement the lively atmosphere. Anyone trying to avoid gluten, or eat dairy or meat free, can still enjoy a pizza from the many vegetarian options. The large space easily accommodates families and groups while also offering plenty of booths and small tables for privacy. The fresh salads are a standout, and if you happen to save room for dessert, you are in for a treat — a sizzling fruit skillet topped with a scoop of Moo’s ice cream or the classic late-night house-made cookies and milk.
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.
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.
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).
There’s no better place to dine, people-watch and mingle than at the Silver Dollar Bar and Showroom. Right next to the Town Square, you’re in the heart of the action. The extensive wine list includes a broad range of varietals from around the world with recommended pairings for the signature mountain cuisine. The elegant Silver Dollar Grill is filled with original Western artwork and a restored original Wort Hotel roulette wheel. Inside the bar, you’ll find a more casual atmosphere filled with locals, cowboys, politicians, old-timers, ski bums and visitors alike. Order a Bartender’s Margarita and sit at the bar, where 2,032 uncirculated 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars are inlaid in its surface.
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.
This year’s Gold Medal winner of Jackson Hole’s Best Chef poll for the ninth year in a row, Executive Chef Kevin Humphreys invites you to dine where his culinary talents combine with locally sourced ingredients to create a menu of enticing entrées, amazing appetizers and signature dishes that have delighted locals and visitors every season. Mouthwatering entrées include the famous fried green Wyomato caprese, seared elk loin and Carter Country Beef burger. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Spur offers a menu as vibrant as the atmosphere that locals voted Best Après in 2017. It also features several local brews on tap, creative cocktails, six HDTVs and a seasoned staff who share your sense of adventure.
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.
With a menu of intriguing desserts, you might be tempted to skip to the last course at The Kitchen. Don’t — just save room. Get cozy at the bamboo bar near the open kitchen or at an intimate table in the dining room for an unforgettable meal of modern dishes with worldly influences and comforting notes. The menu — complemented by a creative cocktail program and an extensive wine selection — is clean, fresh and inspired by team members’ travels, with special attention paid to fresh and uncomplicated presentations in which each ingredient shines. Whether you come in to enjoy the popular luxury shrimp or one of the occasional game entrées, you must start with a dish from the fresh crudo bar. For dessert, the delectable potato chip pie (served with house-made ice cream) is an excellent choice. The food here is clean, natural and modern, and so is the atmosphere.
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.
This cozy, 32-seat restaurant was first known to be the best breakfast in town. With daily home-baked treats, it’s a great place to start the day. It’s also a great way to end it. Dinner at The Wild Sage is perhaps the best-kept secret in town, with an inventive menu incorporating game, meat and seafood while sourcing organic, sustainable and regional ingredients. The changing options offer inventive, seasonal cuisine and suggested by-the-glass wine pairings from the Wine Spectator-awarded list with each course. Don’t miss the truffled ciabatta with sea salt and cracked pepper, either. Questions about the food? The chef is working within sight in the exhibition-style kitchen and is available to discuss dishes.
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.