In addition to Cucina at The Lodge at Vail and Elway's, the Vail Valley is host to a number of exceptional dining venues. These range from cozy pizza places, steakhouses, and authentic Mexican restaurants, to fine dining at award-winning establishments like Larkspur and La Tour. Whatever you're looking for, you can find the perfect spot in Vail, where the ideal dining experience awaits you. Below are just a few of our favorites.
Game Creek Club At Game Creek Club, we’ve taken fine dining to new heights. Literally. Located in Vail's scenic Game Creek Bowl, this European chalet is the perfect location for parties and groups of any size. Take a short ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle’s Nest, where you will be escorted by mountain shuttle during the summer or snowcat during the winter. The magnificent setting is matched with a gourmet, multi-course meal and a superb wine list. This is truly a dining experience not to be missed. (970-479-4275).
Bistro Fourteen Want to change your view? Take it to the top for a new and improved dining experience at Bistro Fourteen - a hit with skiers and non-skiers alike! At lunch try our new fine dining menu with a casual, family-friendly twist. Apres ski with our specialized menu and beverages. Ride the scenic Eagle Bahn Gondola to dinner and make it a spectacular evening with amazing views and creative entrees. Call Bistro Fourteen at 970-754-4530 or visit vail.com for more information.
The 10th Situated at the heart of Vail Mountain, The 10th is Vail's newest sit down dining experience. The 10th is a ski-in and ski-out fine dining restaurant, overlooking the majestic Gore Range. Menu items range from small plates, soups and salads to sandwiches and entrees. A creative children's menu is also offered. The 10th Restaurant is a respectful 'nod' to the soldiers of The 10th Mountain Division, many of whom were the founders of the American skiing industry. Enjoy an upscale meal with exceptional table service, or a quick bit to eat from Express lunch options offered at the bar. The 10th is located at the base of Look Ma run at Mid-Vail . Beginners may ski into The 10th using Meadows from Chair 3 or 4, or using Over Easy from Chair 2. Reservations only available for lunch, from 11am-2:30pm. Visit The 10th on Open Table for online reservations or call 970-754-1010.
Larkspur Dinner at Larkspur is a widely varied sensory treat of generous proportions. From the elegant surroundings at the base of Vail Mountain to the impeccable service to the wonderfully delicious fare, your dining experience will undoubtedly be one that you remember fondly for a long time to come. (970-479-8050)
La Tour La Tour is a contemporary French restaurant located in the heart of Vail Village. Chef Ferzacca has livened up the menu with new, mouth-watering French food and an award-winning wine list. The cuisine is light and made from the highest-quality products available. The wine list, featuring French and California wines, has won the Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator two years in a row. (970-476-4403)
Sweet Basil Since its beginnings in 1977 as a small, casual 47-seat restaurant, Sweet Basil has grown considerably in both size and reputation. Located in Vail Village, surrounded by the majestic Gore Range, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike for 24 years. (970-476-0125)
Terra Bistro Terra Bistro, located in the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, is an up-scale urban bistro with a relaxed atmosphere. It boasts such accolades as the DIRoNA Award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Terra Bistro’s cuisine combines Asian, Mediterranean, and Southwestern influences with the season's finest and freshest ingredients. The wine list features an extensive selection of reasonably priced and high-end selections in addition to a variety of champagnes. (970-476-6836)
Tavern on the Square Nestled conveniently within The Arrabelle, just steps away from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Tavern on the Square's slope-side location is truly unbeatable. With live music nightly during peak season, The Tavern offers a Vail après ski scene second to none complete with mouth-watering food and drink. Having been recently expanded and offering both indoor and outdoor patio seating with stunning views of the mountains and skiers coming off the slopes - this tavern is a unique treat.
Campo De Fiori Campo de Fiori serves the finest Italian dishes and wines in a warm, lively, and festive setting. (970-476-8994)
Vail Chophouse Located slopeside, at the base of the Gondola in the New Vail square, the Vail chophouse offers incredible views of Vail Mountain. Serving soups, salads, sandwiches, great steaks and fresh seafood, this restaurant melds a wide variety of delicious entrees with a welcoming staff and a luxurious atmosphere to create a restaurant experience that is beyond compare.(970-477-0555)
Vail Blue Moose Located in the center of the New Vail Square and serving hand-tossed NY Style pizza, in addition to a variety of subs, salads,appetizers, hot Italian entrees and more, the Moose offers the perfect locale for a fun and casual dining experience. (970-476-8666)
La Bottega Benvenuti Alla Bottega! In the summer, lounge on the restaurant's deck and enjoy some quality people-watching. In the heart of winter, enjoy some of the best Italian food around. (970-476-0280)