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This Fall . . .


Open 5:30, 7 Nights a Week
Reservations Invited
(970)  871 - 0508

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This Fall . . .


Open 5:30, 7 Nights a Week
Reservations Invited
(970)  871 - 0508

At Café Diva

Steamboat Springs is world renowned for our fall foliage display. Come celebrate with us Saturday, September 20th, at Steamboat OktoberWest, where Chef Kate will once again defend her title as "#1 People's Choice" in the "I Love Beef Cookoff." The aspens have taken their time this year, which should extend the viewing season into the middle of October. Chef Kate Rench welcomes the change of seasons with her fall menu of Savory flavors, fall vegetables, mushrooms, the most select cuts from family owned ranches and shellfish at their best. Kate is joined by her team of culinary professionals, who deftly transform nature's bounty into exquisitely satisfying dishes. Of course, Kate is happy to accommodate gluten free, and vegetarian/vegan dietary preferences.

Date Night Returns, Introducing "Appy Hour"

Date Night starts Sunday, September 14, and runs through December 7. Our newest themed evening, "Appy Hour", runs all night long, Tuesdays in October. "A Taste of ..." food and wine pairing dinners return Thursday, October 9 and continue Thursdays the remainder of October. Fondue Fans rejoice Wednesdays, November 5 through December 3. Seating is limited, reservations are suggested, 970.871.0508.

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Fall Hours

Café Diva is open seven days a week at 5:30pm through the fall. We will be closed for cleaning Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4, as well as Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 27.

International Winelist

Sourced from the world's great vineyards. Three certified sommeliers pair to your taste, meal and budget. Visit our Winelist page.

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Gift Certificates

In an effort to eliminate confusion, we do not offer gift certificates online. Online offers are not issued by Café Diva, and may not be honored. We happily issue gift certificates by phone 970.871.0508.

Holiday Reservations

The holidays are a bustling time in Steamboat Springs. We suggest calling soon for reservations during the holidays.

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Celebrating Sixteen Years


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Celebrating Sixteen Years


The Café Diva journey began December 1, 1998. Starting as a wine bar serving appetizers, we have evolved into something different. We hope you feel as we do, something special. Dining is more than simply eating and drinking. Rather the perception of flavor, the uniqueness of the moment, the true joy of dining are made by those with whom the moment is shared. Over the past fifteen years we have been honored to share these moments with you and we thank you.

Looking forward, we strive to respect our very special relationship with you, to challenge ourselves to be our best, to make many more special moments.

Café Diva, Steamboat Springs, Colorado . . . Cuisine, Wine and Spirits, Artfully Crafted and Presented.

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


Kate Rench

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Kate Van Rensselaer Rench first expressed herself through humble mediums with a BFA in sculpture and ceramics. To help support her art studies she starting her career in the kitchen, flipping burgers at the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery in Boulder, CO, where she discovered her passion for cooking. She went to the French Culinary Institute, New York City, in February of ’98. After graduating with the Jacques Pepin award in September of the same year, she began her career at Jean-Georges Restaurant (Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature, four star restaurant in Manhattan). It was there that Chef Kate first felt her expression completely realized; technically innovative, delicately prepared French-Asian fusion cuisine.

After one year at Jean-Georges, Chef Kate was promoted to Chef de Partie of Garde Manger, where Kate remained for the next two years. Next, she spent two years as the executive chef at Hayday Country Market/ Balduccis in Westport, CT, where she managed a high volume prepared foods department.

Missing the mountains, she found herself back in the serenity of Steamboat Springs, CO, where she became part of Café Diva. After six months cooking here, Kate was offered the Executive Chef position and eventually partnership. Through her fresh, flavorful, seasonally changing menus, Chef Kate has earned top marks nationally with connoisseurs and critics, and most importantly Steamboat locals.

Since expanding the restaurant (we started with four tables), Café Diva has moved to the pinnacle of dining in Colorado, yet remains quaint in its destination, the Northern Rockies. Chef Kate balances her culinary career with her husband, Craig, her two dogs and her maniacal pursuit of mountain sports.