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LifeisGood58 Sep 18, 2009 08:00 AM

We will be driving from Aspen to Denver and will stop for dinner. What is the best restaurant in Vail, Beaver Creek, Edwards or Avon? Price does not matter. Just looking for great food!!!!

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  1. BlueOx RE: LifeisGood58 Sep 18, 2009 11:59 AM

    The top 7 places in Vail and the Eagle River Valley (I now include Beaver Creek, so its gone from 5 to 7 places) are: Larkspur, Sweet Basil in Vail, Avondale in Avon, Dish and Juniper in Edwards and Splendio and Grouse Mountain at the Beav. Some folks might want to add Kelly Liken or Spago, but the over the top pricing and lack of "energy" compared to the Magnificent 7 keeps them off my list. If you decide to do lunch, only Avondale and Sweet Basil are open during the day.

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      RobynS RE: BlueOx Sep 19, 2009 06:08 PM

      What BlueOx said. I recently had brunch at Avondale which was the absolute best buffet brunch I've ever had. As of a couple weeks ago they were doing 2 for 1 brunch as well.

    2. ddavis RE: LifeisGood58 Sep 18, 2009 03:06 PM

      What Blue Ox said.

      1. BlueOx RE: LifeisGood58 Sep 21, 2009 06:49 PM

        The Vail Daily has a Spago ((Ritz at Bachelor Gulch) ad for this Thursday and Friday, in todays issue; $11 for all entrees, $3 drink specials and 50% off wines. Plus $99 rooms for you Frontrangers. My guess is the "locals" will overwhelm the place.

        1. Veggo RE: LifeisGood58 Sep 21, 2009 07:02 PM

          Another vote for what the BlueOx said. Grouse Mountain is "one tough bird", and Sweet Basil has the sexiest bar in Vail Village, plus foie gras.

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