Vail has a wonderful choice of bars and restaurants; whether you are looking for world class cuisine or a comfort staple, you are sure to find it during your stay. Reservations are recommended, and typically Vail restaurants open to reservations 30 days out. The best way to reserve is on-line – links below where available. Vail restaurants usually require guest credit cards to confirm a table, and cancellation fees are assessed for late cancellations and no-shows.
Recommended Vail Village Dining
- Sweet Basil, view menus: Sweet Basil is a creative, modern American restaurant located in the heart of Vail. The menu features seasonal imaginative cuisine with an innovative array of diverse influences. Sweet Basil reservations open one month (not 30 days) out: Make a reservation.
- Mountain Standard, menu: The creators of the legendary Sweet Basil opened Mountain Standard in December 2012 as a rustic relaxed tavern. The majority of Mountain Standard’s menu is prepared via the most primal cooking method: over an open and live wood fire. The food has rustic, bold and honest flavors, focusing on the purest ingredients in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. Service, like the cuisine, has that perfect balance of a first-class dining experience with a more casual vibe. Similar reservation guidelines apply to Sweet Basil: Make a reservation.
- Matsuhisa, menu: Chef Nobu’s new-style Japanese cuisine draws influence from his classical training in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world, showcasing signature dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Black Cod Miso and White fish Tiradito. Matsuhisa accept reservations up to 30-days in advance. Please contact at 970.476.6628 and select option 1 for information on reservations.
- La Nonna, menu: La Nonna shares their deep love of Italian food and wine with visiting guests and the local community. Their new dining room is elegant, yet warm and inviting. Reservation requests are made up to one month in advance by phone: 970.393.5959.
- Lancelot, menu: Lancelot is Vail’s original prime rib house and has been serving the same slow-roasted favorite since 1969. Today, in addition to this time honored tradition, Lancelot offers a delicious array of carefully prepared steaks and seafood. Reservations accepeted up to 30-days in advance. Make a reservation.
- Russell’s, menu: Russell’s is more than a steakhouse, it is a dining experience! Serving certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, wiener schnitzel and Alaskan King Crab legs to name a few. A delightful bottle of wine will compliment your dining experience. Enjoy a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with wonderful creekside dining. Come and join us and discover your own reason to visit us again and again. Make a reservation.
- Up The Creek: Up The Creek is family owned and has been operating since 1988. They take pride in serving fresh ingredients sourced from local and sustainable sources whenever possible. Serving lunch and dinner daily, and located right on the banks of Gore Creek boasting Vail’s only creek side patio. Make a reservation.
- Vintage: Vintage, menu: is a French brasserie-style restaurant serving Champagne Brunch and Dinner. Make a reservation.
- Elway’s, menu: Aged USDA prime beef is the star at Elway’s whether your preference is a thick porterhouse, tender filet or a juicy rib-eye. Elway’s culinary team shops for seasonal and interesting ingredients, then plans the ever-changing menus. Make a reservation.
- Left Bank, menu: Left Bank restaurant serves traditional French cuisine with a modern twist. Using the freshest ingredients of the finest quality, each item is carefully prepared and beautifully presented to offer a culinary experience unlike any other. Make a reservation.
- Alpenrose, menu: With lovely prepared dishes from traditional recipes to fine classics and specialties, with a touch of international culinary inspiration. Alpenrose serves simple tasty home-style cuisine with hearty goulash, dumpling specialties, Kässpätzle and a savoury snack plate as well as a sweet finish with a selection of traditional Alpine desserts like Marillenknödel, Dampfnudeln, Palatschinken or apple strudel. Make a reservation.
- Bully Ranch, menu: Round-up friends for lunch or dinner to enjoy a Southwestern and American menu. Bully Ranch provides a warm respite after a day of mountain adventure. Warm up with their famous mudslide, or feast on their renowned burgers and sandwiches. Bully offers a beautiful patio in the summer! Make a reservation.
- Pepi’s, menu: Pepi’s Restaurant & Bar is located in the heart of Vail on the corner of Bridge St and Gore Creek Drive. Famous for it’s rich history and delicious, Austrian and traditional European specialty dishes. Make a reservation.
- Swiss Chalet: menu: Authentic regional hearty favorites such as Schnitzel and delicious fondues make the Swiss Chalet a delectable dining experience rich in flavor and aroma. Make a reservation.