This March we finally made it to the Alpenglow Stube in Keystone. We were long overdue to try the restaurant we had heard so much about. AAA ranks it a 4 Diamond restaurant, an honor bestowed upon only 2.3% of the nearly 28,0000 restaurants they approve. It is one of only two 4 Diamond restaurants in Summit County.
Located at the top of North Peak, at 11,400 feet in elevation, you have to take two gondolas to get to the restaurant or you can take the chair lift and pull up out front on your skis or snowboard. Don’t worry, you won’t have to enjoy your meal in your ski boots. Check your coat and boots at the door and slip on a pair of warm slippers while you dine.
We were there for Sunday brunch. We had a choice of just the buffet or the buffet plus a breakfast entree, soup and mimosa for about $10 more. We went all out and got the whole deal, the Champagne Brunch. The buffet seemed rather small if that was going to be your whole meal. It had some greens for a salad, pasta salads,a variety of smoked fish, a variety of cheese and crackers, crab claws and a whole lot of dessert. It seemed more like appetizers than a meal so I was happy we opted for the Champagne Brunch. Overall the food was good but I’m not sure it was worth the fifty some odd dollars we paid for it.
The service was fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive and when the dessert table on the buffet was running low he brought out a variety of desserts just for our table.
I don’t think we’ll go back for brunch again but may try it for lunch or dinner sometime.