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 | Closed for summer.

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.

The Aspen Grille is closed for the summer.  We look forward to serving you in the fall!


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 Menu

Updated for Fall 2018 Semester!

Something to Share

Grille Hummus (G) $9
House-made hummus, veggies, pita

Mac & Cheese $4
Tortini, white cheddar, bread crumbs, Tenderbelly bacon

Falafel Bites $4
Falafel fritters, tzatziki

Brussel Sprouts (G) $4
Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Tenderbelly bacon, citrus vinaigrette

Queso and Chips $5
Green Chile queso, kettle chips.

Something in a Bowl

Sous Vide Quiche $10
Egg, white cheddar, Tenderbelly bacon, crust, arugula salad.

Beet and Quinoa (G) $10
Roasted beets, quinoa, arugula, crostini, Jumpin’ Good Goat chevre, sherry vinaigrette.

Cobb Salad (G) $11
Romaine, hard-cooked egg, blue cheese crumbles, avocado, bacon bits, tomato, breaded Red Bird Farms chicken.

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
Ask your about today’s homemade soup.

Something with Bread

BLTA (G) $10
Sourdough, Tenderbelly bacon, mixed greens, tomato, avocado.

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

Cuban (G) $10
Ciabatta, carnitas, ham, swiss, house pickles.

The Cheeseburger (G) $11
Local beef, shredded lettuce, aged white cheddar, tomato jam, Tenderbelly bacon, brioche bun.

The Ram-Burger (G) $11
Local lamb, ginger, zataar seasoning, Jumping Goat chèvre, red onion, cucumber, arugula, brioche bun.

Pimiento Cheese (G) $6
Sourdough, pimiento cheese spread.

Something Extra

Lentil Salad $4

Kettle Chips $4

Side Salad $4

Cup of Soup $4

Hand-cut Fries $4

Something Sweet

Applenadas $4
Empanada with apple pie filling, horchata ice cream.

Root Beer Float (G) $4
Home-made vanilla ice cream, root beer.

Ice Cream (G) $4
Home-made, ask your server for current flavors.


Cafe Richesse Coffee $3

Locally Brewed Pints $4

Wine by the Glass $4

Coke Products $2

Local Kombucha $5

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.

* Gluten-Free by request only – (G)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Aspen Grille’s hours?

Tuesday – Friday from 11am – 1pm, and we open for business on September 12th.

What is the seating capacity in the Aspen Grille?

60 people including the bar area.

Why doesn’t the Aspen Grille open at the beginning of the semester?

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

How many people can the Aspen Grille accommodate at one table?

12 people is the largest party we are able to accommodate at one table. We can separate out tables if needed.

Does the Aspen Grille serve alcohol?

Yes the Aspen Grille serves a modest variety of beer and wine as well as four beers on tap. 2 drink maximum per guest.

Can I use an Internal Order at the Aspen Grille?

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.

Can I use a P-Card at the Aspen Grille?

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

Can I use RamCash at the Aspen Grille?


Aspen Grille Faculty

Ken Symsack

Kitchen Training Manager

Josh Olson

Restaurant Operations Instructor