High Expectations Realized for The Pullman

Informal dining & good food at track-side Glenwood Springs restaurant

P1020734I’ve been wanting to eat at The Pullman in Glenwood Springs ever since Roaring Fork Valley chef/restaurateur Mark Fischer opened it a bit over two years ago.  Located across the street and just north of the Amtrak station, the big L-shaped restaurant features polished wood floors, high ceilings, exposed brick, windows on two sides and an open kitchen in the back. Once Fischer opened The Pullman, 7th Street became the right side of the tracks (not that Glenwood actually had a wrong side, but you get my meaning).

Having dined really well at his first two restaurants, Six89 and Phat Thai, both in Carbondale, I was looking forward to The Pullman. I finally made it, and it was what I expected. The vibe was young and energetic but it had an acceptable noise level — something not to be taken for granted. We had been invited to join the Business After Hours reception where we ate some nibbles, so we confined ourselves to light fare. The ingredients, preparation and presentation are contemporary, interesting and have a comfort food quality too — an admirable culinary balancing act.

A basket of crusty, thickly sliced rustic bread comes without butter or olive oil, though I imagine it would have been brought promptly if requested.
A basket of crusty, thickly sliced rustic bread comes without butter or olive oil, though I imagine it would have been brought promptly if requested.
Thick pub-style cheeseburger with thin parmesan-kissed fries and a pickle spear alongside.
Thick pub-style cheeseburger with thin parmesan-kissed fries and a pickle spear alongside.
Crisp greens atop the handmade gnocchi, | asparagus pieces, wild mushrooms, mugreens truffle vin and parmesan.
Crisp greens atop handmade gnocchi, asparagus pieces and wild mushrooms, plus truffle vin and parmesan.

Price check: Snacks, $2.50 (per oyster) to $7; small plates, $8-$10; small salads, $6-$9; large salads, $10-$12; pasta, $9-$14; large plates, $12-$20; sides, $5.

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