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The Aspen Grille is a Student-Operated Restaurant Located in the Lory Student Center

Room 388 | (970) 491-7006


The Aspen Grille is excited to continue our green efforts through our support of local and sustainable producers. We are also a proud member of the Green Restaurant Association.

The Aspen Grille proudly supports these locally made products: Hazel Dell Mushrooms, Jumping Good Goat Cheese, Bay State Milling Flour, Bee Squared Honey, The Welsh Rabbit, Seattle Fish Company,  Aspen Bakery, Haugen’s Mountain Grown Lamb, Tenderbelly pork products, and “socially conscious” coffee roasted by Cafe Richesse, a Colorado State University Alumnus-owned company[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1608566870942{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”warning”]The Aspen Grille is closed for the summer, but will re-open Fall 2021! Learn more about how the Aspen Grille continued to serve fresh food in-house, with a new take-out option this past year on SOURCE, and click here for more LSC COVID-19 recovery information.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” fullwidth=”true” textcolor=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1599576680897{background-color: #1b4527 !important;background-position: 0 0 !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1427823459093{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 60px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}” el_class=”brand-action”][vc_cta h2=”RESERVE YOUR TABLE TODAY AT THE ASPEN GRILLE” shape=”square” style=”custom” add_button=”right” btn_title=”RESERVE” btn_style=”flat” btn_shape=”square” custom_text=”#ffffff” custom_background=”rgba(255,255,255,0.01)” el_class=”brand-action” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Flscprod.colostate.edu%2Fdining-at-the-lory-student-center%2Faspen-grille%2Faspen-grille-reservations%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1502895321730{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” el_class=”swanky-tables”][vc_column]

Explore the Aspen Grille Menu

Fall 2020

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Order for Pick Up

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Reserve a Table

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Aspen Grille Menu

Updated for Fall 2019 Semester!

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Something to Share

[vc_column_text]Chips and Queso (G) $4
green chili queso, kettle chips

Mac and Cheese $4
rotini, white cheddar bechamel, bread crumbs, Tenderbelly bacon

Hush Puppies $5
corn fritters, chipotle aioli

Brussel Sprouts (G) $5
crispy Brussel Sprouts, Tenderbelly bacon, citrus vinaigrette

The Grille Poutine (G) $9
hand-cut fries, braised lamb, cheese curds[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Soups & Salads” tab_id=”1503939798712-3-10″]

Something in a Bowl

[vc_column_text]Sous Vide Quiche (G) $8
egg, white cheddar, Tenderbelly bacon, pie crust, arugula salad

Beet & Quinoa (G) $8
roasted citrus beets, quinoa, arugula, crostini, Jumpin’ Good Goat chevre, sherry vinaigrette

Historic Cobb Salad (G) $11
romaine, hard-cooked egg, blue cheese crumbles, avocado, bacon, green onion, tomato, grilled chicken, french dressing

Tomato Soup (G) $6
olive oil, basil, baguette

Salmon Poke (G) $10
Verlasso salmon, steamed rice, soy-chile sauce, carrot, scallion, pickled cucumber, sesame seed, avocado, edamame, gochujang aioli

Soup of the Moment $6
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Something with Bread

[vc_column_text]B.L.A.S.T. (G) $10
Tenderbelly bacon, mixed greens, avocado, sourdough, tomato

Mushroom Dip (G) $10
Hazel Dell mushrooms, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, veggie au jus, baguette

Cuban (G) $10
pork carnitas, ham, swiss cheese, house-made pickles, dijon mayo, ciabatta

The Cheeseburger (G) $11
local beef, shredded lettuce, aged white cheddar, tomato jam, Tenderbelly bacon, house-made brioche bun

The Ramburger (G) $11
local lamb, ginger, zataar seasoning, Jumpin’ Good Goat chèvre, red onion, cucumber, arugula, brioche bun

The Grille-d Cheese (G) $6
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Something Extra

[vc_column_text]Blackeyed Pea Salad $4

Kettle Chips $4

Side Salad $4

Cup of Soup $4

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Something Sweet

[vc_column_text]Applenadas $4
apple pie empanada, horchata ice cream

Root Beer Float (G) $4
Barqs root beer, vanilla ice cream

Ice Cream (G) $4
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[vc_column_text]Cafe Richesse Coffee $3

Locally Brewed Pints $4

Wine by the Glass $4

Coke Products $2

Local Kombucha $5[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1504300859969{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Thank you for supporting our classroom.

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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Aspen Grille and the Hospitality Management Program at the Lory Student Center

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Aspen Grille partners with the Hospitality Management program to provide students with a background in both food and lodging operations. This major draws upon special food service course work in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and specially designed courses in resort management and an array of courses in business. Course work provides a broad exposure to the liberal arts and sciences as well. Elective credit allows students to tailor their own program of study to their particular interest. The major provides access to a broad array of employment possibilities.

The Department maintains close ties with the hospitality industry locally, statewide, and nationally in an effort to establish as many employment opportunities as possible. This expanding service industry encompasses commercial restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, leisure-time industries such as clubs and resorts, health care facilities, and educational institutions.

The HM major is controlled for students who are currently enrolled at CSU. In order to change your major into RRM, you must have a GPA of 2.7, and have completed FSHN150 and CHEM107 with a grade of “C” or better. Incoming students can declare RRM as their major without these criteria.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Aspen Grille is following all state, county, and university guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID -19. Read about how the Aspen Grille continues to serve fresh food in-house, with a new take-out option.

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No but please wear it upon entering the restaurant and whenever you may need to leave your table.

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Tuesday – Friday from 11am – 1pm.11 – 1:30 Monday – Friday. Monday is takeout only

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Yes but reservations are required.

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Yes! You can call during our business hours or utilize our online ordering app.

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Please allow 20 – 30 minutes for us to prepare your food.

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Yes we serve a modest variety of beer and wine. 2 drink maximum per guest.

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Yes, please let your server know to remove tax at time of payment.

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Yes but we cannot bill you. You will need to bring in the physical internal order form made out for an amount greater than what you think your party will spend. Our accountants will adjust the charge accordingly and send out an invoice of the charge.

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Our maximum amount at one table is 6.

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Three weeks of orientation and training are required in order for our students to professionally and safely serve our guests.

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Aspen Grille Faculty

Josh Olson

Aspen Grille
Operations Manager

Ken Symsack

Aspen Grille
Kitchen Coordinator