Best Restaurants in Vail Colorado

Fine Dining in the Colorado Rockies

Vail is an exclusive year-round getaway, famous for downhill skiing. After a day on the slopes, treat your taste buds to exquisite cuisine at Vail’s finest restaurants.

Vail is an exclusive getaway destination in the Colorado Rockies. The alpine village is famous for exhilarating downhill skiing in the winter and outdoor recreation year-round.

Exercise and fresh air can build up a hearty appetite. Luckily, the restaurants of Vail can more than satisfy that appetite while treating your taste buds to something special. The upscale restaurants of Vail serve creative cuisine made with fresh ingredients and flair.

Following are some of the best restaurants in Vail:

Chap’s Grill and Chophouse, Vail Cascade Resort and Spa

Chap’s features an innovative menu and extensive wine list. Chaps serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grilled plates include New York Strip, Grilled Kobe Beef, Blackfoot Buffalo Rib Eye and Colorado Lamb Chops. Other Main Plates include dishes such as Aria Rainbow Trout, seared salmon and ginger ahi tuna. AAA Four Diamond. 1-800-282-4183.

The Left Bank

French cuisine includes elegant entrees, such as sauteed diver sea scallops, fresh grilled salmon with bearnaise sauce, beef fillet rolled in crushed white peppercorns and rack of Colorado land. For dessert try seasonal fruit on puff pastry of chocolate souffle with vanilla sauce. AAA Four Diamond. 1-970-476-3696.

Ludwig’s Restaurant, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail

Executive Chef Alain Nicolas sets the stage with inspired contemporary American cuisine. contemporary American cuisine. Examples of dishes from the dinner menu include Dover Sole au champagne, Chateaubriand and venison loin. 1-866-284-4411.

Restaurant Kelly Liken

Seasonal American Cuisine. Kelly’s uses fresh, locally produced products. The menu changes frequently to use the best foods of the season. Kelly’s Signature entree is potato crested trout filet’s. Kelly’s is located in the Gateway Building. 1-970-479-0175.

Sweet Basil

This modern American restaurant is located in the heart of Vail Village. Examples of main courses on the menu include fennel crusted Hawaiian ahi, mustard, and maple-glazed wild Scottish salmon and Colorado lamb trio. 1-970-476-0125.

The Wildflower, Lodge at Vail

Creative American cuisine is prepared with fresh ingredients. AAA Four Diamond. Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence”. 1-877-LAV-ROCK.

La Tour Restaurant and Bar

Contemporary French food in a trendy atmosphere. Entrees include Dover sole meuniere and pan-roasted Colorado lamb rack. 1-970-476-4403.

Sapphire Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Executive Chef and Partner Petter Millette create innovative American cuisine with a flair. Dinner entrees include roasted free-range chicken breast, miso-marinated ahi tuna, grilled Rocky Mountain trout filet, and grilled organic beef tenderloin steak. 1-970-476-2828.

Up the Creek, Vail Village

Executive Chef Kyle Cowan prepared cuisine from fresh ingredients. 1-970-476-8141.

Information is subject to change. Contact the restaurants for additional information and to make reservations.

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