Vail Restaurant & Dining Guide
Feed your soul in Vail, Colorado, with an eclectic mix of restaurants – from sunny outdoor patios to contemporary eateries. A culinary adventure, Vail Valley is home to over 100 incredible restaurants that dish up gastro goodies from around the world. After a day on the slopes, enjoy apres ski dining on Vail Mountain or in our charming villages.
Whether you are craving a juicy burger, fresh seafood, smoked baby backs, or live music under blue skies, Vail is an exciting dining destination with an urban vibe and mountain ambiance. Vail International is just steps from popular restaurants in Vail Village and Lionshead.
Colorado’s Most Popular Restaurant by the Zagat survey, Sweet Basil is a modern restaurant in Vail Village, serving creative, contemporary American cuisine with diverse influences. For wine lovers, Sweet Basil has a superb wine list of over 500 selections from around the world. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Sweet Basil has been a popular Vail restaurant for over 30 years. Ph: 970-476-0125
Mountain Standard – Vail Village –
Rustic bold flavors cooked over an open fire will be featured at one of Vail’s newest restaurants, Mountain Standard, opening in December of 2012 in Vail Village along the Gore Creek. It will be a relaxed tavern atmosphere from the creators of Sweet Basil. Look for applewood grilled steaks, rotisserie chicken, fish and vegetables. Lunch entrees from $12 – $20 and dinner entrees from $18 to $35. 11:30 am – 10 pm Ph: 970-476-0123.
Red Lion – American/Vail Village –
Vail’s most popular restaurant and après ski bar serves delicious cuisine and live entertainment in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant offers dinner and lunch sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, hickory-smoked ribs, and mouthwatering specialties like the Black Angus New York Strip, Cowboy Ribeye and Rosanna’s Spaghetti & Sausage. The front patio is the perfect spot for dining, relaxing and people watching in Vail. Ph: 970-476-7676
Joe’s Famous Deli/Vail Village –
Joe’s Famous Deli and Homemade Ice Cream is a casual spot in Vail Village for breakfast or lunch. It is located on Bridge Street, just a short walk from Gondola One. You can ski down the mountain and have a quick lunch in Vail Village and hop on the high speed gondola with heated seats and WiFi and you’ll be back at Mid Vail in 7.5 minutes. Ph: 970-479-7580.
Elway’s – Steakhouse/Vail Village –
Fine dining in a lively, contemporary atmosphere with friendly service, located in the Lodge at Vail. USDA hand cut prime steaks, Colorado lamb and fresh fish. 350 bottle wine list. This is the third location for Elway’s, with two others in downtown Denver and Cherry Creek. Open for apres ski and dinner. Ph: 970-754-7818.
Bart and Yeti’s – American/Lionshead Village –
Montauk Seafood Grill – Seafood/Lionshead –
Where the ocean meets the mountains, Montauk Seafood Grill offers a casual and fun dining experience in Vail. The restaurant serves fresh seafood and steaks, raw seafood, as well as divine appetizers, soups, salads and wines. Try their signature dish, Ahi Tuna served rare, and the Herb Crusted Wild Alaskan Halibut. Ph: 970-476-260
Garfinkel’s – American/Lionshead –
Garfinkel’s is a favorite Vail dining spot in Lionshead for tourists and locals. This Vail restaurant and bar offers fantastic food, drink specials, and entertainment. The large sunny deck provides great apres ski and late spring and summer dining experiences. Ph: 970-476-3789