Aspen

★★★★☆
  • 30 W 22nd St # 1

    New York, NY 10010

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  • 212-645-5040

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Had my birthday here on a Saturday night. I was looking for a rest/lounge and Aspen was perfect for that. The bar was crowded and the DJ was good. The restaurant area is separated from the bar which is nice if you want to be able to eat and enjoy your meal. The food was great and prices were reasonable.

If you are with a group and looking for a trendy place for a good dinner and then want to stay and have drinks, this is a great place for that. Around 12 bottle service begins at the tables, but we sat and drank until 2am without getting a bottle. Overall, there was good service, food, and decor.

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★★★★★

Had my birthday here on a Saturday night. I was looking for a rest/lounge and Aspen was perfect for that. The bar was crowded and the DJ was good. The restaurant area is separated from the bar which is nice if you want to be able to eat and enjoy your meal. The food was great and prices were reasonable.

If you are with a group and looking for a trendy place for a good dinner and then want to stay and have drinks, this is a great place for that. Around 12 bottle service begins at the tables, but we sat and drank until 2am without getting a bottle. Overall, there was good service, food, and decor.

Pros: food, decor, price

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I have been to Aspen several times, and each experience has been fantastic! First, the atmosphere is amazing and unique, a real breath of fresh air in the New York dining scene. They managed to create a resturant that is romantic and cozy enough to bring your girlfriend while at the same time being a great place to let loose and meet people during late-night. The food is great, with a wide selection of small plates; I highly recommend the trout tacos, bison burgers, and tuna tartar... The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable, and complement the extremely good looking crowd that populates this swanky spot, (2 weeks ago I saw a celeb there!!). If you are interested in sticking around the bar/lounge area after your meal, some of great dj's spinning an ecclectic mix of beats that is sure to keep you grooving until the break of dawn.

2
★★★★★

I have been to Aspen several times, and each experience has been fantastic! First, the atmosphere is amazing and unique, a real breath of fresh air in the New York dining scene. They managed to create a resturant that is romantic and cozy enough to bring your girlfriend while at the same time being a great place to let loose and meet people during late-night. The food is great, with a wide selection of small plates; I highly recommend the trout tacos, bison burgers, and tuna tartar... The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable, and complement the extremely good looking crowd that populates this swanky spot, (2 weeks ago I saw a celeb there!!). If you are interested in sticking around the bar/lounge area after your meal, some of great dj's spinning an ecclectic mix of beats that is sure to keep you grooving until the break of dawn.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Music

Cons: NONE

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I went to Aspen on a Wednesday night, the place was empty and the hostess tried to seat our party of 3 at the family style seating saying that the they like to keep the tables for larger parties. The server suggest 3-4 small plates per person but we each ordered an appetizer and 5 small plates total (at an average of $15 each). Unless you are really hungry, 2 per person is more than enough. We had the chicken lollipops steak au poivre. halibut (not recommended) and 2 orders of the bison sliders (they come 2 per order, they were a bit rare but very tasty) and the flan for dessert (average). They had a nice selection of wines by the glass but were overpriced at $9-$10 per glass. I would go back to the lounge to have drinks although the music is too loud to have a conversation.

1
★★★☆☆

I went to Aspen on a Wednesday night, the place was empty and the hostess tried to seat our party of 3 at the family style seating saying that the they like to keep the tables for larger parties. The server suggest 3-4 small plates per person but we each ordered an appetizer and 5 small plates total (at an average of $15 each). Unless you are really hungry, 2 per person is more than enough. We had the chicken lollipops steak au poivre. halibut (not recommended) and 2 orders of the bison sliders (they come 2 per order, they were a bit rare but very tasty) and the flan for dessert (average). They had a nice selection of wines by the glass but were overpriced at $9-$10 per glass. I would go back to the lounge to have drinks although the music is too loud to have a conversation.

Pros: bison sliders, cool decor

Cons: loud music, overpriced

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We had the best night dining at Aspen. Friendly service, great atmosphere, tastefull decor and brilliant music (not to mention a good looking crowd). Small plates looked great and tasted even better. Personal favorites were the Nyota cocktail and Trout Tacos... (and our sweet and sassy server!)
The ambience lended a feeling of a well deserved night out on the town without the door policies and hassle.

2
★★★★★

We had the best night dining at Aspen. Friendly service, great atmosphere, tastefull decor and brilliant music (not to mention a good looking crowd). Small plates looked great and tasted even better. Personal favorites were the Nyota cocktail and Trout Tacos... (and our sweet and sassy server!)
The ambience lended a feeling of a well deserved night out on the town without the door policies and hassle.

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Me and some friends read and article in IN TOUCH weekly that said "THE COOLEST HOTSPOT IN NEW YORK. We made a reservation. We got there and had a wonderful purple margartia made from acai or something like that and then got seated... our reservation was for 10 so the dj was going on and the food music and everything was great... we stayed and partied till 2 am - what a great time... i even met a guy!!!

2
★★★★☆

Me and some friends read and article in IN TOUCH weekly that said "THE COOLEST HOTSPOT IN NEW YORK. We made a reservation. We got there and had a wonderful purple margartia made from acai or something like that and then got seated... our reservation was for 10 so the dj was going on and the food music and everything was great... we stayed and partied till 2 am - what a great time... i even met a guy!!!

Pros: service , food , atmosphere

Cons: a little crowded , one bar, no dance floor

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The drinks are $12 and weak. They made us wait for a table even though there were plenty of tables available. The place is all crappy wood and looks like the owner wanted a kitchy place to make a quick buck and be out in a year. The clientele is very hot with great girl to guy ratio. The food was awful and was expensive. All they have are "Little Plates". Small tapas things for $12-15 bucks. Overall, I would not go there and give the owner the satisfaction.

1
★★☆☆☆

The drinks are $12 and weak. They made us wait for a table even though there were plenty of tables available. The place is all crappy wood and looks like the owner wanted a kitchy place to make a quick buck and be out in a year. The clientele is very hot with great girl to guy ratio. The food was awful and was expensive. All they have are "Little Plates". Small tapas things for $12-15 bucks. Overall, I would not go there and give the owner the satisfaction.

Pros: Great Girl/Guy Ratio

Cons: Drinks, Food, Prices

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I was looking for a venue to host a b-day bash. I read the CitySearch reviews and talked to others but truth is, best intel was seeing the place for myself. In short, the place had a great vibe on both Fri & Sat nights, good crowd, great food and the music kicks, particulary once the DJ starts spinning. Fast forward a week, I had the party there this past Sat eve and since then, I have received nothing but great feedback about the party, the venue, the service and the food from all those that attended. Should you decide to throw a party there, lock in the 16-person communal table for the night which serves as a great home base. Finally, special thanks to the owners and staff for a great night including Greg Brier (owner), Holly Roberts (GM), Samantha (Maitre'D) and the rest of the staff at Aspen.

2
★★★★★

I was looking for a venue to host a b-day bash. I read the CitySearch reviews and talked to others but truth is, best intel was seeing the place for myself. In short, the place had a great vibe on both Fri & Sat nights, good crowd, great food and the music kicks, particulary once the DJ starts spinning. Fast forward a week, I had the party there this past Sat eve and since then, I have received nothing but great feedback about the party, the venue, the service and the food from all those that attended. Should you decide to throw a party there, lock in the 16-person communal table for the night which serves as a great home base. Finally, special thanks to the owners and staff for a great night including Greg Brier (owner), Holly Roberts (GM), Samantha (Maitre'D) and the rest of the staff at Aspen.

Pros: Fun place, Great groove, A hidden gem

Cons: Bar tab can grow fast

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I saw the review in Vanity Fair and figured why not give it a shot. I had some of the girls from my sorority in town and wanted to show them a cool NYC place. Aspen did not disappoint. We had dinner in the back and everyone thought the food was amazing. At first the service was slow, but only because it was a crowded weekend night. We then ended up staying around for drinks even though we had originally planned to bounce around the city. Everyone had a blast and there are already plans to go back the next time the ASU girls are all in town.

2
★★★★★

I saw the review in Vanity Fair and figured why not give it a shot. I had some of the girls from my sorority in town and wanted to show them a cool NYC place. Aspen did not disappoint. We had dinner in the back and everyone thought the food was amazing. At first the service was slow, but only because it was a crowded weekend night. We then ended up staying around for drinks even though we had originally planned to bounce around the city. Everyone had a blast and there are already plans to go back the next time the ASU girls are all in town.

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Didn't eat here but they do a good job making the place look like a ski lodge. The walls are painted as a forrest....and very well done. The back is all wood tables with a fire place in the middle. The longue up front is cozy and they should rethink the layout since a lot of the tables are by the front door and people constantly have to move.

Service was slow at the tables so make sure you order your next round right when you get your first.

1
★★★☆☆

Didn't eat here but they do a good job making the place look like a ski lodge. The walls are painted as a forrest....and very well done. The back is all wood tables with a fire place in the middle. The longue up front is cozy and they should rethink the layout since a lot of the tables are by the front door and people constantly have to move.

Service was slow at the tables so make sure you order your next round right when you get your first.

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Aspen not only has some of the best DJs in NYC - but the atmosphere is perfect. If you are looking for a night out and don't want to hit the club scene but would like to have good food, even better drinks and hear great music this is definitely the spot to be. The crowd is definitely good, not that fake annoying wanna be crowd. The people that hang there are actually cool. Trust me if you haven't been you should go - I've been there a few times and I will definitely be going back!

2
★★★★★

Aspen not only has some of the best DJs in NYC - but the atmosphere is perfect. If you are looking for a night out and don't want to hit the club scene but would like to have good food, even better drinks and hear great music this is definitely the spot to be. The crowd is definitely good, not that fake annoying wanna be crowd. The people that hang there are actually cool. Trust me if you haven't been you should go - I've been there a few times and I will definitely be going back!

Pros: Music, Atmosphere, Great Tapas

Cons: NONE

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Aspen is a great place to hang out, enjoy a creative drink menu ("shooting star" is a favorite among this group) and an even more creative food menu. The ambience is cozy and really lends itself to a great date night or a night out with a larger group of friends.

2
★★★★★

Aspen is a great place to hang out, enjoy a creative drink menu ("shooting star" is a favorite among this group) and an even more creative food menu. The ambience is cozy and really lends itself to a great date night or a night out with a larger group of friends.

Pros: Great drinks, Great food, Ambience

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I had heard all the buzz about Aspen so my friends and I decided to go for a girls nite out. We had a great time. We were seated promptly for our 8:00 reservations and the food was great. The menu offerd a variety of choice foods to choose from. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The waiter explained everything to us. The best part was that it is tapas so you can try everything and believe me you will want to. Everyhting on the menu was good.The wine selection is broad & very different, total plus. The scene is good and the crowd is as well, older and upscale, no bridge and tunnel at all. I have gone back a numerous times since. I have entertained clients there and it is an ideal place for entertaining. I highly recommend this place.One of the better places in NYC.

2
★★★★★

I had heard all the buzz about Aspen so my friends and I decided to go for a girls nite out. We had a great time. We were seated promptly for our 8:00 reservations and the food was great. The menu offerd a variety of choice foods to choose from. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The waiter explained everything to us. The best part was that it is tapas so you can try everything and believe me you will want to. Everyhting on the menu was good.The wine selection is broad & very different, total plus. The scene is good and the crowd is as well, older and upscale, no bridge and tunnel at all. I have gone back a numerous times since. I have entertained clients there and it is an ideal place for entertaining. I highly recommend this place.One of the better places in NYC.

Pros: friendly staff, great food, good scene

Cons: NONE

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Save your time & your money!!! I went on Sat night for a bday party. Of course we waited & the bouncers were actually nice (my only pro).

The bar set up made it close to impossible to get a drink if you want to even call it that!

I ordered a Belevedre Martini dry, dirty and I got something maybe vermouth half-full not cold no taste no olives. The best is that is was $13 and it was served in a smaller glass. My boyfriend got a totally the wrong drink. This happened twice and to others at the party too!

I ended up returning my Vermouth and the girl said "What do you want mw to do"?

ATTITUDE, hey I'm from here & it's ok to have a tude but at least know how to bartend and service your clients.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Save your time & your money!!! I went on Sat night for a bday party. Of course we waited & the bouncers were actually nice (my only pro).

The bar set up made it close to impossible to get a drink if you want to even call it that!

I ordered a Belevedre Martini dry, dirty and I got something maybe vermouth half-full not cold no taste no olives. The best is that is was $13 and it was served in a smaller glass. My boyfriend got a totally the wrong drink. This happened twice and to others at the party too!

I ended up returning my Vermouth and the girl said "What do you want mw to do"?

ATTITUDE, hey I'm from here & it's ok to have a tude but at least know how to bartend and service your clients.

Cons: Bad service, Horrible Drinks, Too crowded

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On a whim we walked into Aspen - having read a blurb in Vanity Fair and we actually got a table. I never had bison before and wow... they were these little burgers.. SOOO GOOD the music was great and the staff really really sweet... i will certainly go back and recommend it to all my friends...

2
★★★★★

On a whim we walked into Aspen - having read a blurb in Vanity Fair and we actually got a table. I never had bison before and wow... they were these little burgers.. SOOO GOOD the music was great and the staff really really sweet... i will certainly go back and recommend it to all my friends...

Pros: warm, fun, yummy

Cons: a little wait

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A friend arranged ot have her birthday party there- they claimed they never received any word of the party when we arrived, even after her 3 phone conversations. Doorman was a jerk, we watched him let in group after group of girls- waited a ridiculous amount of time in the cold before we were rudely turned away. What a trendy, pretentious nightmare. Enjoy your 15 minutes, Aspen. We'll be elsewhere.

0
★☆☆☆☆

A friend arranged ot have her birthday party there- they claimed they never received any word of the party when we arrived, even after her 3 phone conversations. Doorman was a jerk, we watched him let in group after group of girls- waited a ridiculous amount of time in the cold before we were rudely turned away. What a trendy, pretentious nightmare. Enjoy your 15 minutes, Aspen. We'll be elsewhere.

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so i got there with my friend and there's this dj playing horrible music, and the crowd is just soo bad! people from jersey, queens and let's not forget about the frat boys who just moved in to nyc!!! the food was ok, i was starving when i got there, so that helped.

1
★★☆☆☆

so i got there with my friend and there's this dj playing horrible music, and the crowd is just soo bad! people from jersey, queens and let's not forget about the frat boys who just moved in to nyc!!! the food was ok, i was starving when i got there, so that helped.

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Went to Aspen last night after a friend had been going on about it for weeks. When we got there, we found that there was a private party going on so we couldn't go in for another 20 minutes - but the bouncer couldn't have been nicer about it and even let us wait inside the door, and then let us into the main area a few minutes later. Since we were in the middle of an office Christmas party, it was hard to tell what the regular crowd would be like, but the drinks we got were delicious and inventive (hot chocolate and raspberry tequila), and the decor was awesome, and they played great music. I will definitely go back!

2
★★★★★

Went to Aspen last night after a friend had been going on about it for weeks. When we got there, we found that there was a private party going on so we couldn't go in for another 20 minutes - but the bouncer couldn't have been nicer about it and even let us wait inside the door, and then let us into the main area a few minutes later. Since we were in the middle of an office Christmas party, it was hard to tell what the regular crowd would be like, but the drinks we got were delicious and inventive (hot chocolate and raspberry tequila), and the decor was awesome, and they played great music. I will definitely go back!

Pros: good drinks, decor, music

Cons: crowded bar area

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I am not a big fan usually of a tapis menu, but the creativity and care that went into every dish at this restaurant has turned my opinion..... I loved the food, the atmosphere was a warm inviting haven to the brutal cold outside, and the staff was very attentive.
The crowd was beautiful and my party of 10 people all enjoyed it so much we will definately be back soon.....

2
★★★★★

I am not a big fan usually of a tapis menu, but the creativity and care that went into every dish at this restaurant has turned my opinion..... I loved the food, the atmosphere was a warm inviting haven to the brutal cold outside, and the staff was very attentive.
The crowd was beautiful and my party of 10 people all enjoyed it so much we will definately be back soon.....

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I couldn't believe how great the food was at Aspen. It is a difficult area for rstauranunts, and Asoen is the perfect mix from dinner to cocktails with friends. I got to see the private dining room WOW! Hoe sexy to go through the kitchen. I will go back loyally for the fish tacos!

2
★★★★★

I couldn't believe how great the food was at Aspen. It is a difficult area for rstauranunts, and Asoen is the perfect mix from dinner to cocktails with friends. I got to see the private dining room WOW! Hoe sexy to go through the kitchen. I will go back loyally for the fish tacos!

Pros: menu, service, cocktails

Cons: , no lunch

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after reading the previous review I needed to see for myself what this Aspen place was about and I was plesantly surprised. I was greeted by a lovley lady who seated us weith no wait on a friday night and expecting the worst i ordered 2 of the small plates against whta my server advised (4) and was still hungry so i ordered to more. The food (lamb chops) are a must and the polenta fries with the gorganzola sauce are to die for. The place was cozy, the music wonderful and the service was great so before you listen to someone who clearly was not in a good mood to begin with... try it for yourself - it's a fun trip to aspen... if only for 2 hours...

2
★★★★☆

after reading the previous review I needed to see for myself what this Aspen place was about and I was plesantly surprised. I was greeted by a lovley lady who seated us weith no wait on a friday night and expecting the worst i ordered 2 of the small plates against whta my server advised (4) and was still hungry so i ordered to more. The food (lamb chops) are a must and the polenta fries with the gorganzola sauce are to die for. The place was cozy, the music wonderful and the service was great so before you listen to someone who clearly was not in a good mood to begin with... try it for yourself - it's a fun trip to aspen... if only for 2 hours...

Pros: cozy, fun, delicious

Cons: bigger plates

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I just wanted to to say what fantastic time time we had 2 saturdays ago and a new place called ASPEN. Me and my friends (around 15 of us) we're looking for somewhere new to go and someome suggested this place so I will keep it short n sweet!
Food 10/10 (you have to try the lamb chops 'delish!!)
Drinks 10/10
Staff 10/10
Ambience and Music 11/10 (two of the best Dj's we've heard in a long time we did'nt hear a crap 50 cent record all night!)
We'll be back for more...For sure!!

2
★★★★★

I just wanted to to say what fantastic time time we had 2 saturdays ago and a new place called ASPEN. Me and my friends (around 15 of us) we're looking for somewhere new to go and someome suggested this place so I will keep it short n sweet!
Food 10/10 (you have to try the lamb chops 'delish!!)
Drinks 10/10
Staff 10/10
Ambience and Music 11/10 (two of the best Dj's we've heard in a long time we did'nt hear a crap 50 cent record all night!)
We'll be back for more...For sure!!

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cant wait for this place to open. the dining room looks very fresh and the bar is cool.

2
★★★★★

cant wait for this place to open. the dining room looks very fresh and the bar is cool.

 

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