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

Tues. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | 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. One of our new partners, Harvest Farms, is located just north of us, in Wellington. Part of the Denver Rescue Mission, Harvest Farms offers rehabilitation, to those in need, through farming. Many of our specials include the fruits of their labor.

The Aspen Grille proudly offers local products such as Hazel Dell Mushrooms, Jumping Good Goat Cheese, Bay State Milling Flour, Bee Squared Honey, Haugen’s Mountain Grown Lamb, Continental Bacon, and “socially conscious” coffee roasted by Cafe Richesse, a Colorado State University Alumnus-owned company.


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

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.


Aspen Grille Menus


Side Salad $3
Greens, Cucumber, Tomato, Pickled Onion, with Choice of Dressing. Balsamic Vinaigrette, Buttermilk Ranch, Apple Cider Vinaigrette or Bleu Cheese. (g)

Mac & Cheese$5
Cheddar Bechamel, Cavatappi Pasta, Paprika, Garlic Bread Crumbs.

From Scratch Soups $3 / $5
Check with your server to see which delicious soup we have today.

Soup & Salad $7
House Side Salad and a Bowl of Soup.

Chicharones $4 
Crispy Tenderbelly Pork Skin, Spicy Vinegar. (g)

Grille “Deviled” Eggs $7
Hard Cooked Eggs, Chipotles, Lime, Pico de Gallo, Chipotle Aioli. (g)

Thank you for supporting our classroom.

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

* Gluten Free by request only

Grille Favorites

Beet Quinoa Salad $10
Quinoa Cake, Beets, Baby Kale, Local Chevre, Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Orange Segments. (g)

Cobb Salad $11
Romaine, Breaded Boulder Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Bleu Cheese, Egg, Choice of Dressing. (g)

Bratwurst and Chips $6
Tenderbelly Bratwurst, House-Made Sauerkraut, Whole Grain Mustard, Kettle Chips. (g)

Aspen Grille Cheeseburger* $10
Colorado Beef, Tomato Bacon Jam, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, House-Made Pickles, Choice of Cheese. (g)

Ram-burger* $11
Colorado Lamb, Garlic, Ginger, Herbs, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Red Pepper Relish, Local Chevre. (g)

Classic Cuban $10
Pulled Pork and Ham, Orange Mojo, Swiss Cheese, Dijon Mayo, House-Made Pickles. (g)

Aspen Grille BLT $10
Sourdough, Tenderbelly Bacon, Avocado, Greens, Tomato, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Dijon Mayo. (g)

Tilapia Tostada $10
Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia, Avocado, Chipotle Aioli, Pico de Gallo, House Shred, Crispy Corn Tortillas. (g)

Hearty Vegetable Stew * $10
Root Vegetables, Beans, Squash, Cabbage, Tomato, Soft Cooked Egg, Grilled Bread. (g)

Side Dishes
Hand-Cut French Fries, Kettle Chips, Cottage Cheese, Soup, Cole Slaw or Side Salad

Thank you for supporting our classroom.

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

* Gluten Free by request only

Drinks and Desserts

Ice Cream $4
Two scoops, handcrafted by our students. Ask your server about today’s selections.

Cookies & Milk $4
Two Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies served with a chilled glass of Milk.


Café Richesse Coee $3

Locally Brewed Pints $4

Wine by the Glass $4

Thank you for supporting our classroom.

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

* Gluten Free by request only

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a room charge for a private luncheon in the LaPorte Room served by the Aspen Grille students?

There is no room charge for the LaPorte Room.

How do I make a private luncheon reservation and how far in advance do I need to make it?

All private luncheons must be discussed directly with the instructor of the class. The Aspen Grille instructors need a minimum of 7 days to plan a private luncheon. However, the LaPorte Room can only be reserved when it is not needed by the Event Planning Office or the Catering Department, so planning in advance increases the chances of getting the room. To speak to an instructor, please call the Aspen Grille at 491-7006, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

How much does a private luncheon cost at the Aspen Grille?

We only offer a luncheon menu for private luncheons which has four of our best selling items. However, if an item is not to your liking, another choice may be substituted for your party. The Aspen Grille’s kitchen is very small; therefore, we must limit the selection to four items. Each entrée comes with its traditional choice of side item and a non-alcoholic beverage. Please see our luncheon menu on the Aspen Grille web site.

The luncheon menu price is $12.00 per person plus tax and a 15% service charge is added to the guest check which goes back into the Hospitality Management Program and Aspen Grille to purchase supplies and equipment. The luncheon menu does not include a dessert; however, a desert can be added for an additional charge. Tax is removed if it is tax exempt status.

How do I make payment?

All luncheon charges will be presented on one (1) check and payment must be made at the end of the meal.  The Aspen Grille cannot bill individuals or their departments. The Aspen Grille accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards only (PCARDs included). We will accept cash, personal checks, and Internal Orders (I.O.) as well.  We cannot bill departments in the case of I. O.’s.  Guests must bring the I.O. paperwork with them from their department.

We cannot take credit card/PCARD information over the phone.  Please contact the Aspen Grille instructor if special arrangements need to be made.

No deposits or room charges are required to reserve the LaPorte Room.

Can you accommodate special diets?

In most cases we are able to provide a menu item designed to meet the dietary needs of those who are gluten or lactose intolerant, diabetic, and/or vegetarian and vegan. Special dietary requests must be communicated early in the reservation process.

We are unable to provide meals to individual tastes and cannot accommodate personal preferences. We highly encourage individuals who experience severe allergies to notify us and possibly provide their own food due to cross-contamination that may occur in our kitchen.

Can alcoholic beverages be purchased?

Yes. The Aspen Grille has a full liquor license and serves a modest variety of wines and beers. Standard cocktails can also be purchased.  All guests who order alcoholic beverages must be 21 years of age or older and present acceptable identification.  Additional charges on a per drink basis will apply to all alcohol purchases.  Full compliance with the Colorado liquor license laws apply. No alcohol may be taken out of the LaPorte Room and into the Lory Student Center.

Aspen Grille Faculty

Josh Olson

Manager Instructor of
Aspen Grille