9380 Spirits & Food
TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5
Address: 500 Gothic Road, Crested Butte
Hours: 7a – 9p
Named for its elevation, 9380 Spirits & Food has a lot of things going for it. For one thing, its location in the Elevation Hotel and Spa, at the base of Mount Crested Butte makes it very convenient not only for hotel guests but also for anyone enjoying a day on the slopes. You can get some of the best view in the area sitting at the inside bar or by the fireplace in the dining area. If the sunshine beckons, you can enjoy your meal in the outside seating area equipped with a complete bar and fire pit and heaters to keep you warm. There are menu choices to cater to every taste, from the casual—soups and salads, wraps and sandwiches and basket meals—to dinner entrees that include pan seared salmon, prime rib and steaks.
What They’re Known for: Their Bloody Mary. Although they offer a variety of cocktails, the Blood Mary (especially the spicy variety) is a real crowd pleaser. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the three-meat meatloaf made from ground veal, buffalo and elk wrapped in wild boar bacon or the elk chile relleno.
What to Watch for: Opinions about 9380 Spirits & Food seem to be pretty evenly divided; people either love it or hate it. One of the problems appears to be a change in ownership, which has resulted in inconsistencies in service and in food quality. Management appears to be committed to getting things back on track, however. Pricing is fairly consistent with a resort area—a little on the pricey side.