What Makes Samplings Different

A unique concept.

interior-2It’s time to meet and take a break from nearby jobs… to enjoy happy hour at the bar… to hold a business meeting in a relaxing atmosphere… or, of course, to celebrate the end of a great outdoor day of skiing, boarding, hiking or biking. But don’t limit yourself to late afternoon. Also come during or after dinner.

Even a full-fledged dinner is different at Samplings. Our concept of small plates and flights of wine will cause your palate to soar. Each of our great après, dinner and dessert menu selections is created with the freshest and finest ingredients and are available with suggested paired wines and dessert wines, after dinner drinks or cordials.
At Samplings, you’re at home among friends. Not the least of which are our extremely talented and well-trained staff (they absolutely thrive on execution and meticulous attention to detail). We want every visit to Samplings to be the perfect end to a great workday, afternoon activity or evening in Colorado.

Make yourself at home. Relax by our fireplace and peruse our library of books, magazines, and newspapers. Even study them, or tap into our wireless network, while enjoying a fine wine.
Sometimes, that may be your entire visit. Other times, you may be expecting friends or associates, or waiting for your table to be ready. Every time, Samplings is a sampling of life’s best.

Sample our seating areas, too

Wood FrameAfter a great day in the mountains, try our stunning copper and steel-covered fireplace, with comfortable leather chairs. Or sit at the 20-foot long, European-style, bar-height community table, made from recycled fir planks.

The steel-canopy-covered bar is another option. There are also intimate bar extensions for sitting or standing.

And of course we have regular dining tables in our main dining room, and the private or semi-private Tasting Room.

Near the kitchen is not always the best seating in some restaurants. But at Samplings, it’s very special. That’s where you’ll find our Chef’s Table for six, available for reservations on truly special occasions. It’s a unique dining experience. And in the summer you can enjoy comfortable outdoor seating on our patio.

Which spot will be your favorite? Come often, to sample them all.

Flight test your palate

Wine LabelThe idea behind Samplings is to have lots of fun trying new and different things. Where else can you try new wines from around the world, your favorite single malt scotches or bourbons, or great dessert wines to go with your sweet tooth after dinner?

To sample and compare some of the world’s greatest wines or spirits, simply order a “flight.” We offer three 2-ounce pours of your selected wines, or three ¾-ounce pours of your favorite spirits — for the same price you might pay for a single six-ounce glass or double shot.

Samplings customers will find wine selections on two levels, insuring a great selection.

First, have fun with the flights of wine and wines by the glass, over 25 selections, where we will introduce you to new affordable wines from around the world. Energize your palate, while sharing with your friends.
At the next level, you may select from our list of 200+ labels. Our specialists will assist you in finding a great, affordable wine from one of the 15 major wine producing regions of the world.

A new kind of traditional decor

interior shot of the baFrom the moment we opened, our entire staff has been fielding questions about our incredible interior. Here are the details…

Much of the wood and metal in the Samplings interior is recycled. For example, the stunning axe-hewn beams are from

Pennsylvania, and are over 110 years old. The floor is primarily recycled red and white oak from Ohio. And many of the metal accent pieces are reused from railroads and other industrial businesses in, or near, Summit County. A sampling of classic American materials, as it were.

You can always make a Samplings reservation by phoning us, or request a reservation through Our Online Reservations Form.

We’re the only restaurant in Summit County offering this capability, which enables you to request a reservation 24 hours a day.