Named for gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt, this is the best eatery in the base village at Mt. Crested Butte, and worth the trip up the hill even if you are overnighting in Crested Butte proper. With a circular bar, intimate booths, and an outdoor patio where live jazz is the norm, Django's specializes in small plates that owe inspiration to Mediterranean cuisine—you might have venison and duck pastrami, parsnip gnocchi, or summer-squash ravioli on the constantly changing menu, as well as a few larger dishes like steak frites or slow-roasted duck. The excellent wine list features Italian, French, and Spanish vintages.
- Frommer's Staff