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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Everyone loves a good story about following your dreams, so throw in some good ol’ fashioned barbecue 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, Idaho. After nine years of serving up some of the best barbecue 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 barbecue accompaniments like mac and cheese, baked beans or slaw. Head in, 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 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.
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.
Don’t miss this decades-old Jackson favorite. The All-American Breakfast at Bubba’s is a must. Choose the homemade biscuits (made fresh every morning) and gravy, or the Mexican scramble with chorizo, eggs, beans and cheese. Bubba’s has lighter options like poached eggs with fresh fruit and premium dishes like breakfast potpie, too. For lunch, Bubba’s offers one of the freshest salad bars in town. The barbecue beef brisket lunch special is a favorite, served with garlic toast and a choice of two sides. Dinner specials are served starting after 5 p.m., with plenty of barbecue plates to choose from. Don’t miss out on the spareribs that are rubbed and slowly smoked every night. The Old West memorabilia sets the tone for a great barbecue experience. Don’t let the line outside scare you; it moves quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.