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Sherbro Mar 10, 2011 06:39 PM

Has anyone eaten at Alpine Tavern in Vail? I am thinking of trying on an upcoming trip and don't remember ever hearing about it before. Thanks.

  1. ddavis Mar 12, 2011 06:01 PM

    This is the first time I have heard of Alpine Tavern. I wonder if Blue Ox knows about it? Looks like it was new about a year ago. It is in the Vail Racquet Club, which I think is at the Vail Golf Club. I've never been overly impressed with country club restaurants, but the reviews on Trip Advisor and Open Table are very positive. I hope you will try it and give us feedback. The menu looks good -- and extensive. (I would watch out for that "Half Roasted Duck," though!)

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      Sherbro Mar 12, 2011 06:21 PM

      Thanks. If my friend is up for it, we will try the week after next and I'll let you know. I think I have been to whatever used to be in that location several years ago. Easy enough to get to from Vail Village transportation center.

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        BlueOx Mar 13, 2011 08:28 AM

        DD, The Alpine Tavern is in East Vail and we rarely get out there in the winter. The Lodge had been remodeled a couple of years ago and restaurant reopened as the AT. The chef/owner has a good reputation and I've heard a couple of positive comments about it.

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        jbsiegel Mar 13, 2011 05:27 PM

        Alpine Tavern is in Vail Racquet Club, which is not at the Vail Golf Club. Exit 180, Bighorn Road West, R at second Streamside Circle exit.

        The have a nice bar / casual dining area upstairs (with live music many nights). The bar does get crowded (probably because it's really the only bar in East Vail). The menu is German-based and good.

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          ddavis Mar 13, 2011 07:04 PM

          Thanks for the correction.

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          Alpinetavernvail Dec 3, 2011 08:08 AM

          Noew Chef and food is not German style anymore. Worth the stop!

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