Restaurants in Vail
From slope side comfort food to decadent steaks and international fare, restaurants in Vail cater to all needs and desires. The town is packed with everything from casual pizza to French haute cuisine, which can make choosing a Vail restaurant a difficult feat. Whether looking to warm up with a hot chocolate or indulge in an après-ski tipple, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in Vail to hit after a day on the slopes.
No matter where you choose to dine there are restaurants in Vail for the foodies and the fussy alike. The outdoor grill at the Broken Arrow is perfect for a quick lunch before heading back to the snow. Los Amigos at Vail Village is the best place to wind down after the runs have closed. Elway’s serving prime steaks and an extensive list of 350 wines is perfect for any occasion or indulgence. Sweet Basil offers local fare like Kobe Beef, organic produce and heritage breed pork chop.
Located at the base of Vail Mountain, Larkspur is the brainchild of chef-owner Thomas Salamunovich, whose French culinary training influences many of the New American dishes. The high-ceilinged dining room has alder-wood accents, a wall covered with origami hummingbirds, and an exposed kitchen.
You may not expect to find Vail's best steaks at this unassuming three-meal-a-day dining room overlooking Gore Creek and the mountain, but there's a strong argument to be made.
Located in Vail Village, Sweet Basil is a contemporary restaurant with a menu that reflects Mediterranean, Italian, and Asian influences. Dishes are built around locally sourced ingredients such as Kobe-style beef, organic produce, and fresh fish.
Relative newcomer Kelly Liken has established herself as a contender in the Vail dining scene with her namesake restaurant.
La Bottega serves Italian cuisine, including interpretations of classic dishes, such as spaghetti carbonara, along with original creations, like slow-roasted duckling with orange grappa (Italian brandy) glaze on polenta.
This sophisticated restaurant in the Arrabelle at Vail Square transports diners to the Mediterranean with its mosaic tile floor, leather seating, and opulent red drapes. While the atmosphere exudes luxury and style, the cuisine is simple yet flavorful.