The 911 Lincoln Ave building, known locally as the Harwigs Building, was constructed circa 1886 and is one of Steamboat’s oldest structures. During the early 1900’s the building was used as the Spring’s drug store before becoming “Harwigs Saddlery and Western Wear” in 1908. “Our resident ghost, Charlie” and his wife Arta Lee ran the store until Charlie passed away in 1936. The business stayed in the family and was passed to their son Atwood and his wife Katherine, who ran the business for the next fifty years.
Jamie and Sandy Jenny purchased the building from Katherine in 1985, and after extensive remodeling it became "Harwigs, L'apogee". A large red wine cellar was built under the restaurant, as well as a temperature controlled room for white wines. A commercial kitchen was constructed in the rear of the building, and gardens out the back door where chefs grow herbs and vegetables of their own. The building now boasts a beautiful dinning room and welcoming bar, two private rooms for intimate dinning, and an art gallery upstairs that is also available for dining.
Jamie Jenny visited Steamboat Springs in 1975 for a long weekend, he never left. After falling in love with the town, he decided to open his restaurant when he was 25 years old. The restaurant first opened as "L'Apogee" (French for the Pinnacle) in a different location, above "The Cantina" restaurant. In 1984, after the acquisition of the Harwigs building, the restaurant moved across the street and became "Harwigs, L'Apogee". Jamie has been playing an active role in the kitchen and wine cellar from the beginning and his enthusiasm has helped shape one of the best restaurants in the country, gaining national recognition from critics such as Wine Spectator, for the last 25 years.
The second generation of chefs, Jamie and Sandy's son JJ, as well as Chef Ryan Hoth, are passionate in the culinary arts. The kitchen is committed to supporting local agriculture, acting as the medium for coordinating sustainability within our valley. Thus creating delicious food with creative flair, and keeping it local.
The monthly changing menus are complemented by an impressive wine list of over 700 selections that has been carefully selected by the owner Jamie and sommelier Mike Lang. The "Harwigs Family" continues to astound it's guests by creating everlasting memories.
911 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Open 5pm - close daily