The Vail Valley is host to a number of exceptional restaurants. From casual pizzerias to upscale steakhouses; authentic Mexican to award-winning fine dining establishments - whatever you're craving, you can find it in Vail. View the full list of Arrabelle Concierge dining recommendations.
Located in Vail's scenic Game Creek Bowl, this European chalet is perfect parties of any size. This hidden gem is accessible only by ski or by “Club Cat,” but the trek is well worth it. Game Creek Club’s magnificent setting is matched with a gourmet, multi-course meal and a superb wine list. This is truly a dining experience not to be missed.
Want to change your view? Take it to the top for a new and improved dining experience at Bistro Fourteen. Named for the spectacular view of 14,000 foot Mount of the Holy Cross, Bistro Fourteen is a hit with skiers and non-skiers alike! Open year round, Bistro Fourteen is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner with a variety of tantalizing entrees and desserts for the whole family.
Situated at the heart of Vail Mountain, The 10th is a ski-in and ski-out fine dining restaurant, overlooking the majestic Gore Range. The 10th Restaurant is a respectful 'nod' to the soldiers of The 10th Mountain Division, many of whom were the founders of the American skiing industry. At The 10th, you can enjoy an upscale dinner with exceptional table service, or a deliciously energizing Express Lunch. Menu items range from small plates to sandwiches and entrees, with a creative children’s menu also available.
Located near the Gondola at Vail Square, the Vail Chophouse offers incredible views of Vail Mountain. Vail Chophouse is second to none featuring seasonal lunch and dinner menus with everything from juicy steak, to fresh seafood, to soft pretzels with creamy queso. Vail Chophouse prides itself in being fun for the whole family with entertainment, ice cream sundaes and a special menu just for kids.
La Tour has been voted Vail’s best restaurant each year since 2006. Regarded amongst locals as “Where the chef’s eat,” La Tour’s Chef Ferzacca continually keeps his menus fresh and exotic with the highest quality organic, natural and sustainable products. The wine list, featuring French and California wines, has won the Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator two years in a row. Anytime is the perfect time to indulge at a decadent French Bistro, whether it is brunch, dinner or après ski.
Since its beginnings in 1977 as a small, casual 47-seat restaurant, Sweet Basil has grown considerably in both size and reputation. Chef Kevin Clair has traveled the world in search of fine dining establishments with which to compete, and it has paid off. Today’s Sweet Basil has earned numerous awards and accolades for its 5 star food, service and ambiance.
Terra Bistro, located in the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, is an up-scale urban bistro with a relaxed atmosphere boasting such accolades as the DIRoNA Award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Terra Bistro’s cuisine combines Asian, Mediterranean, and Southwestern influences with the season's finest and freshest ingredients. The wine list features an extensive selection of reasonably priced and high-end selections in addition to a variety of champagnes. (970-476-6836)
Other Village Favorites
Throughout the years, skiers in Vail have come to depend upon Cucina to add warmth and tranquility to their day. Located merely steps from the slopes within The Lodge at Vail, making it an easy spot for both breakfast, lunch and après. Cucina is the epitome of alpine warmth, featuring a dark wooden interior, limestone fireplace, and leather couches. Breakfast is available daily from 7:00 am to 10:30 am. Lunch is available Friday-Sunday from 11:30-2:30pm. The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy a poolside lunch from Pool One Bar & Grill or après around the outdoor fire pit.
The friendly restaurant in The Lodge at Vail is mere steps from Gondola One, making it a delicious and convenient spot for both breakfast and lunch, or better yet, après after an adventurous day exploring Vail mountain.
Located in the center of the new Vail Square and serving hand-tossed NY Style Pizza, in addition to a variety of subs, salads, appetizers, hot Italian entrees and more, Blue Moose offers the perfect locale for a fun and casual dining experience.
Campo de Fiori serves the finest Italian dishes and wines in a warm, lively, and festive setting. Open for dinner, the seasonal menu both delights and warms the senses with a selection of traditional antipasti, zuppa, insalate, risotto, paste and more.
Benvenuti Alla Bottega! In the summer, lounge on the restaurant's deck and enjoy some quality people-watching. In the heart of winter, spiced aromas flood the dining room, leaving the palette questioning what selections are best. In mid-December, La Bottega becomes a destination like no other when white and black truffle concoctions become available to the public. No matter the season, La Bottega boasts some of the best northern Italian food this side of the Atlantic.