What are the best romantic restaurants in Aspen?

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Aspen has more than 80 bars and restaurants, but if you’re looking for a little romance, these are the spots with the dim lighting and cozy tables.

1. Cache Cache. There’s a reason Lance Armstrong loves Cache Cache: Famous for its wine list and delectable French cuisine, the violet-lit bar and cozy dining room are the perfect place to enjoy a date.

2. Pinions. In the summer, the rooftop tables at Pinions often sell out. That’s because there’s no better place in town to watch the sun set over the mountains and indulge in a fine bottle of wine and haute American cuisine.

3. L’Hostaria. Locals love L’Hostaria, a Mediterranean-Italian joint that’s relatively hidden from the touristy parts of town. It’s a sweet spot to escape when you’re looking to create a more intimate setting.

4. Matushisa. The low lighting and hip crowd at Matushisa makes this one of Aspen’s most popular restaurants to eat and be seen, but there’s no doubt that the sushi that Nobu is famous for is also an aphrodisiac.

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro atop Aspen Highlands is a great place for a romantic dinner, particularly if fondue is a favorite. The Lynn Britt Cabin, located mid-mountain on Snowmass, features succulent fare like lobster gnocchi and is accessed by a nighttime snowcat journey. For casual romance, Ajax Tavern is a great place to enjoy a meal. Or, perhaps room service is the best romantic meal in town?

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