Friday, May 03, 2013

Food Glorious Food!

So, you're wondering where to eat when you visit Willow Pond B&B?

Here are our favorite places in town, we've tried to include menu's for you to peruse:

Fine Dining:

Le Rouge French Bistro & Piano Bar
317 Main St., Grand Junction 970-257-1777
Great food, piano bar featuring live Jazz on weekends. This place gets jumpin', so make sure you have a reservation, even summer weeknights get busy...Make sure you try some of the local wines served here. (Dave's Fav)
Open M-Sa for dinner!

626 on Rood:
626 Rood Ave, Grand Junction, 970-257-7663
Great little place off of Main St., featuring domestic and imported "flights" of wine, steaks, lamb, crepes, lots of unique and tasty dishes here. One of our guests said they ordered a couple of flights of wine and a few appetizer dishes, they loved it! Open M-Sa

Il Bistro (Northern Italian)
400 Main St., Grand Junction, 970- 243-8622
The owner of this resaurant is from Northern Italy, this is authentic Northern Italian fare. Colorado wines are available here. They offer cooking classes (call restaurant for info) and host "dinner and an opera nights" in conjunction with the High Desert Opera, . Open Tu-Sat.

Inari's in Palisade
336 Main Street in Palisade, 970-464-4911
Inari's is a newer fine dining restaurant in the town of Palisade, about 12 miles east of Grand Junction. They offer a menu featuring local fare, a children's menu, wines from Garfield Estates Winery, Open Wed- Sat & Patio seating.

Casual Dining:

Zen Garden
2886 North AveGrand Junction,
(970) 254-8898‎
This is our favorite casual Asian restaurant. Not in the best part of town, but worth the trip. Nice inside...They offer Thai, Japanese and Chinese food and a full sushi bar, don't let the mixed fare fool you, this is some of the freshest and tastiest food in town. they get busy on weekends so get there early! If you like HOT, get Laurie's fav., the Kung Pao tofu. FRESH tempura! Open Daily.

356 Main St. Grand Junction, 970-242-2233
Two families own this place, one from India, one from Nepal, they offer food from both countries. This is a terrific spot, especially for our vegetarian guests. The food is delicious and the service very friendly. Open M-Sa

Palisade Cafe
113 W 3rd St., Palisade, (970) 464-0657
T This cafe uses fresh baked breads from the Slice o'Life Bakery next door. You can't beat it, it's a small town diner, with yummy fresh comfort food! They have a to die for flourless chocolate cake! Open every first just in case.

No Coast Sushi
1119 North 1st Street, Unit A, Grand Junction, 970.255.1097
This is the newest Asian restaurant in town, always busy! They have an incredible assortment of fresh sushi and also the usual fare, such as teriyaki, sashimi, hibachi, tempura, etc.
Dinner only M-Sa

Pablo's Pizza
Grand Junction 319 Main Street 970-255-8879
Fruita 456 Kokopelli Drive #C 970-858-8300
Hip fun little pizza parlor, two locations, one on Main St, GJ and one in Fruita near the Colorado Welcome Center. They offer gourmet pizza and friendly service, casual and very popular spot!
Open Daily.

If you are coming to town on a Sunday, many places are closed, here are our top choices for Sunday dining:

Zen Garden (See above)

Pablos (See above)

Rockslide Brewery
405 Main StreetGrand Junction, CO 81501United States(970) 241-9311
A little bit of everything, from Buffalo Burgers to tacos, and of course, Colorado beer! Can't go wrong, especially if you have a big group and many tastes to satisfy! You can still stroll along Main St., take the Art on the Corner Walking tour and get some great American food and micro-brewed beers here.

Ale House
2531 N 12th StGrand Junction, CO 81501(970) 242-7253
American fare, great sandwiches, microbrews.
Don't miss Grand Junction local, Jeffrey Pine performing live music at the Ale House, he's great!

The Winery
642 Main St, Grand Junction, 970/242-4100
A Grand Junction staple, fine dining steak house right off Main St. Prime Rib, Salmon and Apple Crisp are the favorite fare here.

Of course, Grand Junction has it's chain restaurants, Red Robin, Noodles and Co, Coco's, Denny's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc. over by the Mall and on Horizon Drive, near the airport too, not to mention plenty of fast-food.... Whatever your tastes and budget, you should be able to find something to eat!

For a comprehensive list of Grand Junction restaurants, please visit

Bon Appetit!

Next Up: Dessert, Coffee and Winery tours!

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