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193 Gore Creek Dr., Vail, CO 81657, United States | (970) 476-0123
Courtesy of Mountain Standard
Price Range
$$ (Entrees $15 to $30)
Cuisine
American
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Ask any in-the-know local where the best place to eat in town is, and you'll be directed to Mountain Standard. This spin-off of Vail’s white-tablecloth classic, Sweet Basil, has an open kitchen and butchery diagrams that give it a casual feel. The food is downright ambitious—it puts a spotlight on local proteins (premium grass-fed steaks, lamb, trout) and doesn't shy away from bold flavors. Among the menu standouts: Southern-style pimento cheese, Kobe steak frites, and Rocky Mountain trout with (of all things) Alouette cheese.

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Mountain Standard

Ask any in-the-know local where the best place to eat in town is, and you'll be directed to Mountain Standard. This spin-off of Vail’s white-tablecloth classic, Sweet Basil, has an open kitchen and butchery diagrams that give it a casual feel. The food is downright ambitious—it puts a spotlight on local proteins (premium grass-fed steaks, lamb, trout) and doesn't shy away from bold flavors. Among the menu standouts: Southern-style pimento cheese, Kobe steak frites, and Rocky Mountain trout with (of all things) Alouette cheese.