Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brexi

Another new restaurant opened in Aspen.

Brexi Brasserie opened Saturday night, February 7, 2009 and Steve, Suzannah and I stopped by for dinner on our way to a concert at the Wheeler.

Brexi is owned by Craig and Samantha Cordts-Pearce who also own Wild Fig and Lulu Wilson (where, coincidentally, Steve and I ate on Friday night). It's located on the northwest corner of Monarch and Durant in the new Dancing Bear.

It's billed as a traditional French brasserie and its decor is warm and welcoming. We loved the mismatched but coordinated light fixtures (although the lighting was a bit dim and we had to use our cell phones to shed additional light on our menus in order to read them).

When we arrived at 6:15 pm, it was about half full but by the time we left at 7:45 pm, it was packed. Lots of locals came out to support the Cordts-Pearces on their opening night. We also saw Peter Berg, who was in town for a screening of Aspen Extreme, at the next table.

The staff was all very welcoming, friendly and professional. The sommelier, Jim, who, as Steve pointed out, resembles Chip from My Three Sons, was personable and knowledgeable.

The food was stellar. I had the lemon sole, Steve had the New York steak and Suzannah had the chicken and we all cleaned our plates.

Brexi is Aspen a little over middle of the road price wise. It's by no means inexpensive with most entrees in the low to mid $30 range which is basically par for the course in many (but not all) Aspen restaurants.

4 comments:

Susan said...

Did they have dessert? That's important for me with French restaurants.

IamMBB said...

They definitely have a nice dessert selection which we did not sample as we were rushing off to a concert.

EatAspen.com said...

Like your reviews. Would you post them on www.EatAspen.com

Jason said...

I've had a few of their desserts and they are all fantastic! The banana fosters is my favorite