Jenny Lake Lodge closes for the winter on October 4, 2015 (9 am)
Ski right up to the front door of Michael Mina’s Teton Village hot spot, The Handle Bar. An inventive cocktail list, including special barrel-aged drinks and Glühwein, and an extensive beer menu accompany modern American pub fare. The 30-seat center bar offers striking views of Rendezvous Mountain, and there is family-style seating, cozy booths and an expansive heated outside terrace. On warm days, the retractable glass doors open so you can enjoy the sunshine and lounge on the deck. Grab a snack with a modern twist, like chili nachos, frickles with secret sauce or elk and bison meatballs, and stay for the daily happy hour specials. For dinner, don’t miss one of chef Michael Lishchynsky’s delicious entrées, including weekly family-style specials. Be sure to save room for dessert, like the homemade s’mores! So grab a beer in a boot and make yourself at home.
The Wyoming tradition of vast ranches and farms inspires this culinary team! The 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. Try not to fill up on the freshly baked bread as there is a delicious array of seasonal sides to accompany the entrées, which vary from dry-aged steaks to Idaho golden trout. Save room for the signature desserts as well, which are all made in-house by the executive pastry chef and his team, from the ice cream to the crust. Can’t decide? The skillet cowboy cookie is always a delicious choice! At breakfast, be warned: The decision is tough, but you can’t go wrong with the popular fisherman’s breakfast with cedar-planked Idaho trout, poached eggs, baby kale salad and chive crème fraiche.
When you think of a traditional alpine setting complete with authentic Swiss cuisine, the Alpenhof is the place. This Jackson Hole classic has it all. Settle into the inviting dining room for a full-course culinary experience at the Alpenrose or unwind upstairs at the casual Bistro. Both menus feature fondue, raclette, wiener schnitzel and German sausages, along with other European favorites. Enjoy sweeping mountain views with friends and family. The Bistro bar offers a wide selection of imported and domestic beers and drink specials. The Alpenhof is conveniently located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as pre-symphony buffet on Saturdays in July and August. Hours are seasonal, so please call or check the website for specific days and times.
This new venture at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has quickly become a favorite stop for lunch and dinner in Teton Village. Piste Mountain Bistro is serving up a comfortable menu of locally sourced dishes that you can savor yourself or share with the table. Chef Michael Britton has a passion for Rocky Mountain cuisine and hand-selects the best ingredients from regional artisan producers. The restaurant, just steps from the top of the Bridger Gondola, showcases traditional favorites with an upscale twist. The interior space has an open, cozy atmosphere while tables by the large windows offer views of the greater Jackson Hole landscape. Dinner served nightly starting at 5:30 p.m.; reservations recommended on opentable.com or by calling 307-732-3177.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily offering locally sourced ingredients in enticing entrées created by Executive Chef Kevin Humphreys. Winner of “Jackson’s Best Chef” eight years in row, Chef Humphreys is dedicated to regional food sources and organic and sustainable farming — and you can taste it in his careful selection of ingredients. Named “The Place to Après” by SKI magazine, Spur boasts an exceptional list of handcrafted signature cocktails, like the famous margaritas with house-infused tequila and muddled blood orange puree. Enjoy heated patio seating, several local brews on tap, six HDTVs, and a lively and vibrant atmosphere surrounded by friends.
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.
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 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. And, for a cozy winter experience, settle in by the fire in the Lobby Lounge to savor a glass of wine and an appetizer.
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 hot in the shop or packaged up for you to take home. During breakfast and lunch, choose from a selection of grab-and-go eats, from hot fried chicken sandwiches (from the new outdoor fried chicken shack) and burritos to soups and more. 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.
Tucked away in the Aspens, Sudachi celebrates the best flavors and qualities of Japanese cuisine, driven by the desire to provide a world-class sushi experience in our small mountain town. Focusing on freshness and sustainability, Sudachi has created dishes, cocktails and an environment that honor this passion. To accomplish this goal, they have created two restaurants in one. Tuesdays through Fridays are “Sosaku,” or creative sushi nights, with a focus on sashimi, nigiri and creative kitchen specials. Saturdays through Mondays are “Izakaya,” or informal Japanese dining nights, with the emphasis on drinks and shared small plates. Both styles have something for everyone. Specialty cocktails and an evolving sake and wine menu complement the meal perfectly.
Stop in for lunch or dinner at Teton Pines, and you’ll see many of Jackson’s who’s who, from businessmen conducting meetings to girls’ night out gatherings to families on their way home from the slopes. This 29-year-old restaurant is a wonderful choice for visitors and locals, who are loyal followers of the delicious American fare. The service is warm and friendly. Recently renovated, the restaurant offers a new and vibrant ambiance. Lunchtime crowds come for fresh salads, hearty sandwiches and house-made potato chips. Winter happy hour draws a cult following (an excellent choice for escaping resort crowds) with small plates like meatball sliders and half-price cocktails. For dinner, find upscale cuisine like locally raised beef, fresh fish, handmade pastas and a superb wine list. Don’t skip the made-to-order cinnamon donuts. Chances are, you’ll become a loyal patron, too.
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.
A bustling dining destination with something for everyone, Q Roadhouse & Brewing Co. presents a comforting mix of down-home favorites of varying influences, all created using thoughtfully sourced ingredients. One bite and it’s not hard to see why chef Matty Melehes was recently a competitor on Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters, or why Matty and co-chef Jesse Rezin were recognized in the Best Chef category of the Best of JH Awards. Q’s menu changes to feature seasonal selections, with a strong focus on local and regional meat and produce. The delectable menu is complemented by craft beer brewed in-house by award-winning Roadhouse Brewing Co., which offers beer options 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.
If you’re looking for an exquisite meal with an equally impressive view, then head to the Amangani Grill. Perched atop East Gros Ventre Butte, the intimate, chic dining room affords magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and Snake River Valley, making it the perfect backdrop for a spectacular meal. Featuring the delectable cuisine of Executive Chef Sebastian Lizarzaburu, Amangani Grill specializes in local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish (flown in daily) and seasonal produce sourced from the valley whenever possible. Lizartza is not only Sebastian’s namesake but also a town located in Basque country, from which most of his inspiration can be found. Head to the Amangani Grill to enjoy a gourmet breakfast, a peaceful afternoon lunch, tapas and sunset cocktails overlooking the valley below or for an unforgettable dinner experience. Please inquire about spa and dining packages.
For all those sushi snobs out there who think you can’t get good sushi in the mountains, here are two words that will prove you wrong: Nikai Sushi. This downtown hot spot is hard to get a table at for many good reasons, not the least of which is their exceptional sushi, voted Best Sushi in Jackson seven years running. The fish is flown in fresh daily from all over the world, and what they do with it will rival anything you’ve ever had. In addition to sushi, Nikai offers fish and game options, such as roasted Canadian wapiti elk chop and braised baby back wild boar ribs. The contemporary yet casual atmosphere is also a perfect spot to enjoy one of their signature cocktails. Reserve a booth, or try to grab a spot at the sushi bar for a front-row seat, and watch them roll their specialties. An award-winning wine list, sake list and extensive cocktail selection complement the menu.
The dimly lit restaurant offers an atmosphere where you can huddle into a booth with a glass of wine, reminisce about your day and enjoy an amazing meal. This 16-table steakhouse and dining bar offers a sophisticated menu and steaks that rival those of any top steakhouse. The corkwood flooring, stone walls, wood wainscoting and luxurious leather upholstery will remind you of a classic New York City standard. The White Buffalo Club features a selection of 1,100 bottles of vintage wines and the top 2 percent of USDA Prime meats, along with a wonderful selection of fresh seafood, gourmet salads and family-style sides. Steaks are 28-day dry- and wet-aged, and butchered in-house.
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. The Kobe-style tenderloin is one of the highlights of the menu. 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. Also enjoy a drink in the sophisticated bar and den area.