Located at the midway point of the gondola, halfway between downtown and the Mountain Village, this cozy restaurant offers families more than just delicious food — the views of the surrounding San Juan range are unreal. Rough-hewn beams line the ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows provide a lookout to those unreal views, and a fireplace sits in the corner of the room.
The menu features an array of exquisite cuisine, including lobster bisque, crab cakes, and elk, but we highly recommend the pork chop — it will literally melt in your mouth. A “young adult” menu is also available, to perhaps keep the otherwise pricey costs down. A coat check is situated at the front of the restaurant, too, in addition to a warm bar area.
Open daily, 3 to 9 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged.