The owner, Jamie Jenny, first visited Steamboat Springs in 1975 for a long weekend and never left. After falling in love with the town, he decided to open his restaurant when he was just 25 years old. The restaurant first opened as “L’Apogee” (French for the Pinnacle) across the street from where it is now located. Jamie and his wife Sandy purchased the current building from Katherine in 1985, and after extensive remodeling it became “Harwigs, L’apogee”. Harwig’s boasts the only wine cellar in Steamboat, along with state of the art kitchen facilities including live lobster tanks and gardens for chefs to create dishes from the ground up. The building showcases a beautiful dining room and welcoming bar with years of personality, as well as three private rooms for intimate dining and larger group parties.
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 & Bon Apetit, for the last 25 years.