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Luxury Restaurants & Dining in Vail

Taste of Vail, Gourmet on the Gore, Vail Farmer's Market… There's no shortage of venues that showcase the level of quality and service produced by the restaurants in Vail. Fine dining options are as diverse as they are elegant and the culinary scene in this storied ski town reflects such an infusion. On a single street, visitors can find several award-winning chefs and/or restaurants side by side. The possibilities leave your mouth watering and your dining schedule full of delicious options.

Fine Dining in Town

The Tavern on the Square

After an invigorating day on the mountain, its time to nourish your body with delicious, fresh fare. Join us at Tavern on the Square. Centrally located, steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, in the Arrabelle at Vail Square within Lionshead Village, the Tavern has an exciting array of breakfast, lunch, après and dinner menus with the perfect atmosphere for making new memories with friends and family. (970) 754-7704

La Tour

Possibly the best contemporary French restaurant in Colorado and it is right next door to Austria Haus. Chef Ferzacca continuously updates his menu with exciting, new French dishes to pair with an award-winning wine list. Refreshing cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, make La Tour one of the most talked-about restaurants in Vail. The wine list, featuring French and California wines, has won the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator two years in a row. (970-476-4403)

Sweet Basil

Since 1977, this casual 47-seat restaurant has grown considerably in both size and reputation. Located in Vail Village, just down the way from Checkpoint Charlie, Sweet Basil has been a tried and true Vail favorite for more than three decades. (970-476-0125)

Terra Bistro

Winner of accolades such as the DIRoNA Award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, Terra Bistro is an up-scale, urban-chic restaurant with a relaxed attitude. Leading the way in eco-conscious cuisine, the menu taps into Asian, Mediterranean, and Southwestern influences for a fusion of flavor and techniques. The wine list features an extensive selection of reasonably priced and high-end selections in addition to a variety of champagnes. (970-476-6836)

Dining on Vail Mountain

Game Creek Restaurant

Game Creek Club takes fine dining to new heights. Located in Vail's scenic Game Creek Bowl, this mountaintop restaurant is an unparalleled location and an unforgettable adventure for parties or groups of any size. Take a short ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle's Nest. A Snowcat or 4x4 vehicle, depending on the season, will be waiting to take you the rest of the way to the Game Creek Club. This magnificent setting is the perfect complement to a gourmet, multi-course menu and superb wine list. For reservations please call 970-479-4275, or visit Game Creek on Open Table for online reservations.

Bistro Fourteen

This ski-in/ski-out restaurant located in Eagle's Nest on Vail Mountain, takes good taste to extremes. Bistro Fourteen offers a casual, family-friendly environment with some fine-dining flair on the menu. Ride the scenic Eagle Bahn Gondola to dinner for a spectacular evening with views to match. Call Bistro Fourteen at 970-754-4530 or visit for more information.  Reservations can also be made online, visit Bistro Fourteen on Open Table.

The 10th

The 10th is a ski-in and ski-out fine dining restaurant, overlooking the majestic Gore Range. Menu items range from small plates, soups and salads to sandwiches and entrees. The 10th Restaurant is a respectful 'nod' to the solidiers of The 10th Mountain Division, many of whom were the founders of the American skiing industry.  Enjoy an upscale meal with exceptional table service, or a quick bite to eat from Express lunch options offered at the bar.  The 10th is located at the base of Look Ma run at Mid-Vail.  Visit The 10th on Open Table for online reservations or call 970-754-1010.


Located in Solaris, Matsuhisa Vail is a rustic urban setting complete with a stone fireplace, outdoor fire pits, large indigenous stone pillars and walls and custom woodwork. Floor to ceiling windows reveal a panoramic view of Vail Mountain. Chef Nobu’s new-style Japanese cuisine draws influence from his classical training in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world, showcasing signature dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Black Cod Miso and White fish Tiradito.

Mountain Standard

From the creators of the legendary Sweet Basil, Mountain Standard is a  rustic and relaxed tavern setting a new standard in the Vail valley by using an ancient form of cooking. The majority of Mountain Standard’s menu is prepared via the most primal cooking method: over an open and live wood fire. The only restaurant in the valley to devote themselves to this age-old way of cooking, the food at this exciting new restaurant has rustic, bold and honest flavors, focusing on the purest ingredients in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.

Other Vail Village Favorites

Campo De Fiori

One of the most well known Italian restaurants in Vail, Campo de Fiori serves fine Northern Italian cuisine and wines in a warm and festive setting in the heart of downtown Vail. (970-476-8994)

Vail Chophouse

Located at the base of the Eagle Bahn gondola in Vail Square, Vail Chophouse offers incredible views of Vail Mountain. Serving soups, salads, sandwiches, great steaks, and fresh seafood, this restaurant melds a variety of delicious entrees with a welcoming staff and a luxurious atmosphere. (970-477-0555)

Vail Blue Moose

Located in the center of Vail Square, next to the ice rink, Vail Blue Moose serves hand-tossed, New York-style pizza, subs, salads, appetizers, hot Italian entrees, and more. "The Moose" offers a perfect locale for fun and casual dining. (970-476-8666)

La Bottega

Benvenuti alla Bottega! Summertime, lounge on the restaurant's deck in downtown Vail for some top quality people watching. And in winter, warm your bones with some of the best rib-sticking Italian food around. (970-476-0280)

Find out more about restaurants in Vail, or get the latest hotel rates and Vail ski packages, contact Austria Haus Hotel at 1-877-644-7625.

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