Restaurant Six89

★★★★☆
  • 689 Main Street

    Carbondale, CO 81623

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  • 970-963-6890

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We've been trying to get to Six89 for three years & finally decided to make it our farewell to Aspen destination.

Six 89 has a wonderful ambiance....an old house with two walled in terraces, making for delightful outdoor dining. Choosing from such a creative menu was difficult as everything sounded so delectible. There were small plates such as: Ahi Carpaccio w/Scallion Green Wonton Salad/wasabi & tamari; Pistachio Crusted Sweetbreads with Fig Bread Pudding/balsamic & pistachio oil; Black Mission Figs stuffed with Maytag Blue in Pancetta/dandelion honey & balsamic, etc. there also were large plates such as BBQ Braised Colorado Lamb Shank w/Tomato Apricot chutney, citrus white beans & greens; Porcini crusted Alaskan Halibut w/Asparagus & Summer Mushrooms herb emulsion & crisp Yukon gold latke.

I decided to order only appetizers & chose Main (The "e" on Maine purposely is omitted on the menu.) "Lobster Rolls" in gougeres with house-made pickles, terra chips plus Crisp Lentil Cakes, curry roasted cauliflower & carrot salad with tamarind drizzle. The lobster rolls were very different from what I expected, being used to what you'd find at the typical Maine shack. These were a bit too fancy for me but good nonetheless. The lentil cakes were outstanding. Layer upon layer of complex flavors created a delicious result.

My husband had the Spiced Lamb Kibbeh & Goat cheese-stuffed Dolmas with cucumber salad & minted yogurt as an appetizer. It was quite spicy & good, not great. His entree was an Idaho trout over roasted horseradish potatoes & arugula which was excellent. One of our friends had the same thing.

The last entree was a pan crusted angus filet au poivre with madiera sauce with creamed spinach & what they termed "stinky cheese tater tots"/crisp onion straws. What can I say? It pleased him.

With my dinner I had a glass of Babich Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It was excellent & very complementary with my meal.

Dessert: My husband & our friends decided to risk a sugar attack by ordering a plate of chocolate beignets with cardomon ice cream & chocolate sauce. It tasted as good as it read!!!

Six89 has Aspen quality food with Carbondale prices. With the tip our meal came to $82 a couple. It regularly attracts foodies & has been the scene of a number of James Beard Foundation dinners featuring outstanding local chefs.

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★★★★☆

We've been trying to get to Six89 for three years & finally decided to make it our farewell to Aspen destination.

Six 89 has a wonderful ambiance....an old house with two walled in terraces, making for delightful outdoor dining. Choosing from such a creative menu was difficult as everything sounded so delectible. There were small plates such as: Ahi Carpaccio w/Scallion Green Wonton Salad/wasabi & tamari; Pistachio Crusted Sweetbreads with Fig Bread Pudding/balsamic & pistachio oil; Black Mission Figs stuffed with Maytag Blue in Pancetta/dandelion honey & balsamic, etc. there also were large plates such as BBQ Braised Colorado Lamb Shank w/Tomato Apricot chutney, citrus white beans & greens; Porcini crusted Alaskan Halibut w/Asparagus & Summer Mushrooms herb emulsion & crisp Yukon gold latke.

I decided to order only appetizers & chose Main (The "e" on Maine purposely is omitted on the menu.) "Lobster Rolls" in gougeres with house-made pickles, terra chips plus Crisp Lentil Cakes, curry roasted cauliflower & carrot salad with tamarind drizzle. The lobster rolls were very different from what I expected, being used to what you'd find at the typical Maine shack. These were a bit too fancy for me but good nonetheless. The lentil cakes were outstanding. Layer upon layer of complex flavors created a delicious result.

My husband had the Spiced Lamb Kibbeh & Goat cheese-stuffed Dolmas with cucumber salad & minted yogurt as an appetizer. It was quite spicy & good, not great. His entree was an Idaho trout over roasted horseradish potatoes & arugula which was excellent. One of our friends had the same thing.

The last entree was a pan crusted angus filet au poivre with madiera sauce with creamed spinach & what they termed "stinky cheese tater tots"/crisp onion straws. What can I say? It pleased him.

With my dinner I had a glass of Babich Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It was excellent & very complementary with my meal.

Dessert: My husband & our friends decided to risk a sugar attack by ordering a plate of chocolate beignets with cardomon ice cream & chocolate sauce. It tasted as good as it read!!!

Six89 has Aspen quality food with Carbondale prices. With the tip our meal came to $82 a couple. It regularly attracts foodies & has been the scene of a number of James Beard Foundation dinners featuring outstanding local chefs.

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