Dec 052010

Top PickMezzaluna

The wood fired pizzas are delicious. If you’re solo, grab a paper, sit at the bar and meet a stranger or watch tv (friendly bartenders).



A step or two up from Takah, Kenichi just underwent a gorgeous makeover to reflect their contemporary Asian cuisine.  Sit at the sushi bar and watch the funny and talented sushi chefs work their magic.  Or for a more intimate dining experience — grab a booth. Order the Blake roll, named after a former employee who passed away.



This is the place to go in town if you want the best seafood.  Order the Lobster Bisque and the Sea Scallops!  Great martinis too.  And people watching.  A romantic spot as well.


La Cantina

A lively Mexican restaurant that serve the typical fare and then some.  Beware: the margaritas are killers (literally!).


Six 89 (Carbondale)

Six 89 has been around for over a decade now, and it’s still a local favorite.  It has a casual feel, simple decor with a neighborhood feel.  Good food and wines, and a community table solo diners who want to remain that way or meet new friends.


The J-Bar (in the Hotel Jerome)

A classic that’s been around a long time.  Order the turkey club with sweet potato fries– to die for!


Cuvee Bistro (Basalt)

An all time favorite restaurant in the Roaring Fork Valley.  You’ve got to try the BBQ salmon salad…it’s out of this world!  Everything tastes great at this Basalt restaurant.  Great prices — especially their happy hour deal!


Phat Thai (Carbondale)

The atmosphere alone makes a visit to Carbondale worthwhile, but the food is even better.  Some of the best thai food around.  Love the coconut pumpkin soup and the nonya shrimp and pineapple curry.  Don’t forget to try the specialty cocktails.


Tempranillo (Basalt)

If you want a delicious (but a bit pricey) meal, you’ll enjoy the food and spanish wines at Tempranillo.  They also have a community table as well as a great bar for solo diners.


Riverside Grill (Basalt)

A Basalt tradition, the Riverside Grill is best known for its setting by the river.  You really can’t find a better place to experience the Frying Pan River unless you’re fly fishing.  The cheeseburgers here never disappoint…simple, quick and cheap.



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