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10 best bets for Steamboat Restaurant Week

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Spice up the typical dining routine and discover what Steamboat's eateries have to offer by taking advantage of the second annual mouth-watering Restaurant Week starting on Friday and continuing through Oct. 8.

"We wanted to give locals a chance to sample some restaurants that they may not normally be able to afford,” said Lisa Popovich, executive director of Main Street Steamboat Springs. "And as we move into the ski season, guests often ask for suggestions, where to eat or shop, what to do in town. And if we as a community can try the food at several places, we can give more personal recommendations."

An estimated 45 participating restaurants had the option to offer a special or create a special menu for the week ranging in price and dining or drink options. Popovich said upon arrival at each restaurant, let your host or hostess know you are there for Restaurant Week and try something new.

To keep you in the know on where to go, we asked a few of the participating restaurants what foodies should be on the lookout for. (Fair warning: uncontrollable drooling could occur).

10 things to know before you go:

New to the list this year:


Give this a try: Chef’s Choice menu for 2, $60.

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The deets: The five-course menu includes a meat and cheese board, artichoke hearts, shrimp pow pow, kale salad and the Colorado Cut. There will also be creative drink pairings to go along with the courses.


Give this a try: As Steamboat's newest farm-to-table, fine dining eatery, Cloverdale will offer their five-course menu with wine pairing for $90.

Local tip: This menu option typically costs $120.

The deets: The Restaurant Week menu will be the same fluctuating menu Cloverdale usually has featuring their simple farm salad, poached egg with potato and brussel sprouts, local chicken with potato gnocchi and turnips, beef tenderloin with winter squash and a dessert of roasted apples and wild currants.

The Rusted Porch

Give this a try: Schnitzel for $12.99

The deets: The chicken or pork schnitzel will be served with Jaeger gravy, roasted potatoes and seasonal veggies.


Give this a try: Yampy's one-person breakfast option features their Horchata Latte accompanied by the Pumpkin Pie Crepe. The evening pairing for two includes two of the restaurant’s most popular martinis — the Horchata Martini and Blackberry Cobbler Martini paired with the Spinach Dip Crepe and Swedish Crepe, which is topped with wild lingonberries, lemon and powdered sugar.

Local tip: Warm up with their new Caramel Apple Martini or Spiked Hot Apple Cider cocktail or try the decadent chocolate cake with raspberry sauce.

Yama Kawa

Give this a try: three-course meal for $35 and $15 for a wine pairing

The deets: Courses include house salad or miso soup, spicy tuna or salmon maki roll and the third is chef’s choice.

Seasoned favorites:

Carl's Tavern

Give this a try: Their three-course meal for $20.17

The deets: The courses will feature the Carl's pork green chili, their select American Wagyu Burger cooked on the char broiler, specialty sandwiches and salads like the Caesar, Tavern or Wedge. Leave room for the sweets with their apple cobbler or the ice cream sandwich.


Give this a try: A special menu with three courses for $30

The deets: A few items on the menu include the Braised Borlotti Bean Crostini or the House Made Tagliatelle with brisket ragu.


Give this a try: Their three-course meal for $36

The deets: Items on the menu include the smoked Prime Mountain Farms lamb ribs, pork ragu and the chocolate orange panna cotta with biscotti.


Give this a try: Their Cajun-inspired gumbo for just $7

Big House Burgers

Give this a try: A burger and beer for $11.99

To see the full list of participating restaurants and offerings visit mainstreetsteamboat.com.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@steamboattoday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.