After countless exhilarating laps on the world-class slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, or a spectacular adventure exploring the wilds of Grand Teton National Park, your evening deserves an equally exceptional finish. A visit to the newly reimagined Spur Restaurant & Bar promises to impress — from start to finish. Tucked within the freshly renovated Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Spur represents a distinctive confluence of Western authenticity and superb culinary sophistication.
“We’ve taken Western hospitality to new heights by blending approachable ambiance with luxury accommodations,” explains Stephen Lane, regional director of marketing. “The relaxed, American West luxury meets European-inspired lodge setting has set the standard for Jackson Hole. While a classic Teton Village staple, the ‘new’ Spur has elevated dining excellence with a complete makeover and a reimagined dining space along with new menus showcasing American West ingredients in a casual setting.”
Stephen credits the establishment’s longevity as a key component of their ongoing success. Now in its 21st year, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa has forged strong relationships with the community, owners and repeat guests — as well as continuing to provide top-shelf lodging and dining experiences to first-time visitors.
Whether it’s your first time enjoying Spur — or it’s been a longtime favorite eatery in the heart of Teton Village — the rejuvenated menu crafted by Chef Troy Batten is destined to steal your palate and your heart. Embracing themes that braid together classical European Alpine style with ingredients sourced from the American West, Chef Troy offers up a diverse and tantalizing list of options.
“We want our guests to remember the unique ingredients local to Jackson Hole, the complete flavor profiles of each dish, and the warmth of our dining room and waitstaff,” Chef Troy says. “My biggest inspiration begins with the amazing product that we source. Most items honestly only need salt, pepper and heat to be delicious. The design of a menu item needs to touch on all the senses while expressing a Mountain Western charm.”
To that end, Chef Troy has created distinctive dishes from tantalizing starters (like the irresistible mini tuna poke tacos and fried heirloom tomato caprese) through satisfying entrees and impeccably sweet desserts. Stars of the menu include succulent bison short ribs (braised in stout and served on a bed of jalapeño-cheddar grits, Swiss chard, and red onion marmalade), mouthwatering teriyaki glazed Kurobuta pork shank (served with wasabi whipped potatoes, crispy kale, and ginger-pickled medley), and Idaho red trout (served atop roasted mushroom rice pilaf, asparagus, lemon-shrimp beurre blanc and fried leek).
Be sure to save room for dessert; the Spur Cookie Sundae (boasting chocolate chip cookies, vanilla ice cream, caramelized white chocolate, whipped cream and candy peanuts) and flourless chocolate torte are the perfect end to a flawless dinner.
From the bar’s signature cocktails, like the famous Spicy Margarita, Huckleberry Mule or Chai Old Fashioned, to its regional craft beers on draft, as well as each dish that reaches your table, no detail is overlooked. At Spur, Chef Troy explains, each member of the team is dedicated to providing guests not only an exceptional plate, but a truly unforgettable experience that enhances each guest’s visit. World-class fare accompanied by unparalleled service is the perfect recipe to have you craving another trip to Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Troy notes. “At Spur, you’re at a home away from home and we are an extended family working to enrich your lives with our dishes.”