Tucked on the corner of Hopkins Avenue and Monarch Street, White House Tavern occupies one of Aspen’s oldest buildings, a small Carpenter Gothic–style white house that was built in 1883. The offerings here don’t change from when the restaurant opens for lunch at 11 a.m. to when the sky darkens and the cocktails start flowing into the night. The menu is made up mostly of hearty salads (Thai steak and noodle, kale with rotisserie chicken) and tasty sandwiches, including an incredibly crispy chicken sandwich and a flavorful, perfectly cooked prime rib au jus piled high on a homemade roll. The cocktail list is short and tends toward the classics—negroni, margarita, martini—but the wine list is surprisingly ambitious.
Snacks at White House Tavern
The newest addition to Restaurant Row on Hopkins Avenue in downtown Aspen, White House Tavern converted a historic Victorian House into a swanky, quaint restaurant with wood side paneling on the interior, booth seating and an eclectic collection of art work. The menu is very limited and mostly contains snack food that you can munch on as a group, sandwiches and salads. Everything that they have on the menu is great and is prepared in the exhibition kitchen. They have tables outside that line the house for al fresco dining in the summer.