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Best fine dining in Vail, CO

mikecho May 18, 2008 06:33 PM

Whati is the best fine dining and good local restaurants in Vail. We are staying there in July over the Fourth..........????

  1. alpine chef May 19, 2008 10:25 PM

    just spent the weekend at vail plaza... we had a very nice experience.

    my favorite fine dining: larkspur, la tour, sweet basil, kelly liken.
    this weekend we did basil and kelly liken (tasting menu)... both solid.

    local: ok, maybe it's my austrian herritage, but i am a sucker for al fresco dining, good unfiltered hefes, und schnitzle mit spaetzle.... i really enjoy alpenrose and pepi's for lunch. we did up the creek for lunch one day and were satisfied (except for soggy fries).

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    1. re: alpine chef
      mikecho May 22, 2008 10:31 PM

      anything else you can add about the vail plaza? pros and cons?



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      meeatgood May 19, 2008 12:49 PM

      Splendido's is in Beaver Creek and is amazing. It is one of the few places in the valley that earns it keep. Excellent Food and Services.

      Kelly Liken in vail is very good as well. The food is spot on and truly regional fare. The services is hit or miss. P.S. 50% off entire menu and select wines till June 15

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        mikecho May 18, 2008 06:35 PM

        Oh and we are staying at the Vail Plaza hotel.....

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        1. re: mikecho
          ddavis May 18, 2008 07:58 PM

          Vail: Fine dining -- Larkspur
          Good local -- Sweet Basil

          Beaver Creek: Fine dining -- Grouse Mountain Grill and
          Good local -- Golden Eagle Inn

          Edwards: Good local -- Dish and

          Eagle-Vail: Good local -- Restaurant Ti Amo

          For more details, use the search feature and search this board. There is quite a lot of information available that way.

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