Jenny Lake Lodge closes for the winter on October 4, 2015 (9 am)
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.
There are many reasons why celebrity chef Michael Mina’s Teton Village restaurant has become a hot spot over the past few years. The Handle Bar offers an inventive cocktail list, an extensive beer menu and a creative culinary menu. The modern American pub menu by Executive Chef Michael Lishychynsky includes burgers, seasonal salads, soups and much more. The 30-seat center bar opens to striking views of Rendezvous Mountain, and you’ll find family-style seating, cozy booths and an expansive outside terrace with a fire wall, for dining alfresco. This winter be sure to check out their rotating beers on tap, pop-up Ramen on Wednesday nights and their new signature hot chocolate drinks! Feeling extra adventurous? Ask about their burger challenge and see if you can “Handle” it.
Located atop the Bridger Gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Piste Mountain Bistro has quickly become a favorite stop for lunch in Teton Village. Whether you’re taking a break during your ski day or you are just looking for lunch, Piste is serving up a comfortable menu of locally sourced dishes that will make you savor every bite. Chef Michael Britton has a passion for Rocky Mountain cuisine and hand-selects the best ingredients from regional artisan producers. The interior space has an open, cozy atmosphere while tables by the large windows offer views of the Greater Jackson Hole landscape. Lunch served daily starting at 11:30 a.m.; reservations recommended on opentable.com or by calling 307-732-3177. Accessible to nonskiers; sightseeing ticket required.
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.
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.
At Bar Enoteca, the newest restaurant (opened this fall) by the popular Fine Dining Restaurant Group, you’ll find an extensive selection of wine, a full bar and Mediterranean-style small plates at a convenient ski-in, ski-out location. Enoteca’s menu is ideal for grabbing breakfast before tram laps, while the lunch and après menu boasts a delicious selection of small plates, great for sharing. Watch the staff prepare dishes from the open kitchen or follow the mountain activity through the large slope-side picture windows. The expansive bar area and high-top tables invite you to linger for as long as your time will allow. Don’t miss the daily crudo plates or the variety of fettunta (small toasts). Enoteca is the perfect spot to grab a glass of wine and a bite to eat and enjoy a meal with friends, or to meet new ones.
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.
From the outside, Bodega looks like your average gas station store, but don’t let the exterior façade fool you. Inside you’ll find a gem — a specialty grocery store, butcher and bottle shop that will blow your mind. Filled with an abundance of local products and gourmet foods, Bodega has plenty of provisions to choose from, in addition to an intimate bar and liquor store. The store is led by an in-house butcher who creates a rotating selection of Bovine + Swine sausages to enjoy packaged up for you to take home. During breakfast and lunch, choose from a selection of grab-and-go eats, freshly made breakfast burritos and a variety of hot soups all winter long. For takeout, you will find everything you need for a fantastic dinner at home. And you mustn’t leave without the Cream + Sugar ice cream sandwiches or famous adult sloshies.
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.
There’s no better way to end a day on the slopes than with the finest in alpine cuisine. And there’s no better place to find that than Copper Bar, where the tradition of continental fine dining is combined with a warm, cozy atmosphere. Here you will find gemütlichkeit — the state of good cheer created by a comfortable ambiance and a warm hospitality. Stop into the bar first for an aperitif next to the fire before taking a seat in the inviting dining room. The menu offers alpine classics, such as steak tartare, wiener schnitzel and, of course, apfel strudel, as well as new regionally inspired dishes like elk au poivre and trout almandine. Stop in for dinner at Copper Bar for delicious food, attentive service and the most authentic alpine ambiance in Jackson Hole.
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).
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.
A bustling dining destination with something for everyone, Roadhouse presents a comforting mix of down-home favorites of varying influences, all created using thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Roadhouse’s menu changes to feature seasonal selections, with a strong focus on local and regional meat and produce. The delectable menu is complemented by an outdoor dining area and award-winning, house-brewed craft beer 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. New this summer: Stop by Roadhouse’s new production brewery and bottling area on Gregory Lane in Jackson.
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.
All locals will tell you that Creekside is a classic favorite for sandwiches and sloshies. Touches like the bread, baked fresh in house, and freshly squeezed juices in the drinks make all the difference. But the real secret is how much more Creekside offers. In addition to a full deli counter and grocery, liquor store and supplies, Creekside offers a selection of homemade items for breakfast, lunch and takeout. Think homemade meatballs for sub sandwiches, breakfast croissant sandwiches and even a selection of fresh doughnuts. Fans flock to the deli on Fridays, where the enormous fish sandwich is a huge hit, and there are also lunch specials every day of the week. Early risers headed for an adventure love the early morning hours, making it convenient to grab an egg sandwich or satisfying breakfast burrito. Fans of a classic sandwich will be thrilled with the size, value and extensive options of ingredients.