Vail, CO Restaurant Recommendations???
Hi all - just found these message boards today, after reading an article in Travel & Leisure, and I'm loving this place already! Can't wait to check out the other boards!
I'll be a first time visitor to Vail, CO in a few weeks, and was looking for some restaurant recommendations. I'd like to hear about fine dining as well as funky/casual dining! I'll be in Vail for 8 nights, so I'll have time to try a variety of places. A few places that sound good to me so far, just from looking over websites, are:
Gore Creek Grill
Campo di Fiori & Cucina Rustica (which is better?)
I'm open to any and all recommendations/reviews and thanks in advance!
re: salad man
Interesting. Salad Man's post is more than six years after the last one, but the restaurants mentioned are basically the same ones. Also think the mis-information about Beano's Cabin (six years after the posts above it's less than half the price quoted, although it remains overpriced) is interesting. It's obvious the posters had not been there.
I love Vail, but feel some restaurants are very over-rated / expensive for what they are, but here goes:
Overrated - Michael's, Sweet Basil (have been to both 2X & give up)
Tyrolean - horrible service & food not much better
Beanos - I am mixed. For that much $$, I expected more
Good for what they are:
Italian deli at Golden Peak for lunch
Wildflower in Lodge at Vail
Alpenrose - very Austrian/Continental & cute
Pepi's - lunch on patio on a sunny day & you feel like you're in Kitzbuehel! Leberkaese & a beer - heaven!
Kaltenberg - is really fun & great beer / nibbles
La Tour - 3 good meals there / 2 so-so
Left Bank - ok
Ludwig's - delicious / great service / limited menu / very expensive
Don't write off brats & German/Austrian food. That's what Vail is all about - enjoy the atmosphere & dine on veal schnitzels, etc!
Romantic Drinks at bar in Lodge at Vail
Has anyone been to Larkspur? I'm kindof scared by it's location, but haven't heard good or bad.
There's a funky mexican place in Edwards, just a few (5 or so) miles west of Vail on I-70 called Fiestas. It tends to get pretty busy, but it's well worth it. They have a number of dishes that feature a jalepeno white sauce that is quite simply to die for! I recently had the seafood rellenos and they were fantastic. They serve a delicious medium hot salsa that's thick and chunky so it sticks to the chip but also has a nice saucy base.
Shouldn't have any problem getting directions since most locals know where it is.
Thanks for the recommendations. I've already got reservations for Campo, and am planning on Minturn too.
I'm not too big on the Austrian food or brats though.
I have a question you might be able to answer: do you know what the cost of Beano's Cabin is? I believe it's a fixed price menu, right?