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Dishes at Rootstalk

Best Fine Dining in Breckenridge | Rootstalk

If you are craving a flavorful and memorable culinary experience in Breckenridge, look no further than the 2023 Best of Breckenridge award winner, Rootstalk. The awards, voted on anonymously by locals and people who work in Breckenridge, recognized this establishment as the best fine dining in Breckenridge for 2023. Seeking to provide ‘Elevated, Everyday Dining’, Rootstalk’s flavors, atmosphere, cocktails, attention to detail, and service go above and beyond.

Rootstalk, fine dinging in Breckenridge, Colorado

Rootstalk opened in Breckenridge in 2020, but its roots in the community go much deeper. Head Chef and James Beard Award finalist, Matt Vawter, grew up in Summit County and attended the Culinary Program at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. After working his way up in the Denver food scene at restaurants like Mercantile and Fruition, Vawter decided to return to Breckenridge and bring elevated meals to the high country.

Fine dining in Breckenridge, Colorado at Rootstalk

With a menu and philosophy centered around new American cuisine and the freshest sourced ingredients, you can enjoy happy hour (4-5 p.m.) or dinner service. Rootstalk offers à la carte options or the chef’s seasonal tasting menu, a 7-course tour de force of culinary excellence.

Beautifully plated dishes from Rootstalk

The menu changes seasonally so you can enjoy the freshest of ingredients and something different when you visit again. Items like Colorado lamb tartare, rabbit ‘porchetta’, Chef Vawter’s delicious French onion soup, agnolotti, lion’s mane schnitzel, and Berkshire pork tenderloin can be found on the menu and enjoyed this winter season.

It’s no wonder this establishment has become a go-to for celebrations, gatherings, and grand meals in Breckenridge. The staff’s attentiveness is as amazing as the food, and it is no surprise that locals chose Rootstalk as the best fine-dining restaurant in Breckenridge for 2023.

Table at Mimo Fancy Tapas

The Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in Breckenridge

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there is no shortage of romance to be found in Breckenridge. This cozy mountain town has stunning views and historic buildings that truly make you feel the love. We’re sharing our top six most romantic restaurants in Breckenridge so you and your sweetheart can enjoy a romantic evening on the town. 

Wine glasses toasting on the patio of Hearthstone Restaurant

Outdoor Patio at Hearthstone

1. Hearthstone Restaurant 

If you’re looking for an intimate setting, Hearthstone offers rich Victorian-era décor and one of the best views in Breckenridge. This historic restaurant is located in a 125-year-old building with stunning views of Breckenridge Ski Resort–at night, spot the lights from the snowcats grooming the ski runs on the mountain. Choose from wild, elevated dishes like Blackberry Elk and Alaskan Black Cod. 

2. Rootstalk  

This sophisticated restaurant provides a seasonally curated menu made with care and consideration. Share a cheese and charcuterie board or, if you can’t choose from their mouth-watering options, try a five or seven-course tasting menu with a wine pairing.  

3. Briar Rose Chophouse 

Briar Rose is a classic chophouse that gives you a timeless and elegant dining experience. Aged beef and fresh wild game plates are a nod to the western heritage that can still be seen in Breckenridge. Take a step back in time and enjoy a candlelit dinner in this historic saloon.   

Mimo Fancy Tapas Entrance

Mimo Fancy Tapas

4. Mimo Fancy Tapas  

For a lively and romantic experience, head to Mimo Fancy Tapas. This unique restaurant, located below Breck’s Main Street, will have you feeling like you’re dining in speakeasy lounge. This fun and vibrant Spanish-style tapas and unique cocktails make for a fun date night atmosphere. Be adventurous and sip the Ticket to the American Dream, made with bourbon, onion syrup, cheddar cheese cream, barbeque sauce and topped with popcorn–trust us, it’s worth a try! 

Alpenglobes at Ember

Alpenglobes at Ember

5. Ember 

Ember oozes romantic vibes with their dimly lit atmosphere and creative dishes. Your taste buds will be surprised with bites like lamb cheek tacos and quail with chorizo stuffing. Bonus for an extra intimate evening–book one of the outdoor Alpenglobes in the winter for a snow globe dining experience.

Hidden Gems in Breckenridge

The magical feeling you get when you see the Tenmile Range as you come out of the Eisenhower Tunnel and into Summit County is an unforgettable experience.