5 Fine Dining Restaurants Perfect for a Date Night in Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole is truly an incredible place to call home, not only for its proximity to the Tetons but also for its impressive restaurant scene. Despite being a small town, our culinary offerings rival those of other cosmopolitan cities.
While there are a myriad of restaurants scattered across the valley, The Budge Kelley team, with their years of residency, have curated a collection of fine dining favorites—specifically the spots perfect to share a romantic date night in Jackson Hole.
Snake River Grill, a renowned fine dining establishment nestled in Jackson Hole’s charming Town Square, stands out for its exceptional service provided by experienced and knowledgeable servers & chefs. Notably, several former staff members have gone on to successfully open their own restaurants, contributing to the thriving fine dining scene in the area. Beyond its impressive entrees and extensive wine list, locals frequently return for the unique experience at the bar, savoring delights such as the steak tartare pizza or the Latkes, perfectly paired with a meticulously crafted stirred martini.
The Blue Lion, located off the beaten path next to Miller Park, provides a charming setting for a delightful evening in Jackson Hole. For nearly 50 years, it has been a favorite choice for date night dinners. The menu offers a delicious variety, with the legendary herb-crusted rack of lamb being the most popular item. Close behind is the crab-stuffed mushrooms. The cozy ambiance of the historic home on Millward creates an ideal setting for a romantic dinner. In the summer, the space expands with a fully operational deck seating.
Looking for a local restaurant to enjoy a meal with your fellow steak lover? Look no further in Jackson Hole, as a more Wyoming restaurant simply doesn’t exist. You’ll sense it the moment you step into the space and immerse yourself in the rustic western atmosphere. The authentic ambiance pairs seamlessly with The Gun Barrel’s extensive game meat menu, featuring a range of high-quality cuts. Whether it’s bison ribs, elk loin, or a classic ribeye accompanied by a fresh salad, The Gun Barrel offers the perfect setting to experience a night as a cowboy while feeling like royalty. Choose from their signature cocktails and notice a rifle-shaped stirrer, quite fitting to the name.
Elevate your date night by adding a little ‘Trio’ to the pair. This is a quaint American style bistro right off of Jackson Hole Town Square on S. Glenwood. With an extensive menu offering starters like blue cheese waffle fries and mussels, wood-fired pizzas from their pizza oven, and gourmet seasonal entrees, Trio caters to a variety of culinary preferences. The wine menu is well balanced between old-world and new-world wines, while the cocktail menu stands out as one of the most innovative yet classic in town – don’t miss the blood orange margarita! Whether it’s a special occasion or an intimate date night, Trio is a favorite spot.
Nestled just across from the northern end of Jackson’s town square, Orsetto Italian Bar & Eatery offers a charming view of Snow King Mountain, providing a delightful backdrop for sipping on an Aperol Spritz. Drawing inspiration from classic East Coast American-Italian eateries, Orsetto provides a sophisticated setting to savor house made Italian pasta and other classics like fried calamari, bruschetta, or chicken parmesan. Their vast beverage menu boasts a diverse selection of Italian wines, house-made cocktails, and Peroni on tap. Cap off your romantic date night with a Cannoli and amaro digestivo.