Restaurants

Top Choice Diner in Vail

Westside Cafe

Set in a West Vail strip mall, the Westside is a local institution. It does terrific all-day-breakfast skillets – like the ‘My Big Fat Greek Skillet’ with scrambled eggs, gyro, red onion, tomato and feta served with…
Top Choice American in Vail

Game Creek Restaurant

This gourmet destination is nestled high in the spectacular Game Creek Bowl. Take the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle’s Nest and staff will shuttle you (via snowcat in the winter) to their lodge-style restaurant, which …
Top Choice American in Vail

Sweet Basil

In business since 1977, Sweet Basil remains one of Vail's top restaurants. The menu changes seasonally, but the eclectic American fare, which usually includes favorites such as Colorado lamb and seared Rocky Mountai…
American in Vail

The Tenth

And you thought ski-lodge fare had to be tasteless frozen burgers and microwaved nachos. No longer: the Tenth ratchets up Vail's ski-in, ski-out dining up a notch, with a smorgasbord of gourmet alpine cuisine. Think…
Japanese in Vail

Osaki’s

A star disciple of both his grandfather and Nobu Matsuhisa (yes, that Matsuhisa), Osaki worked in the Aspen restaurant before opening up this hole-in-the-wall temple, long Vail's go-to sushi spot. It retains its int…
Japanese in Vail

Matsuhisa

Legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa has upped Vail's culinary standards with this modern, airy space in the heart of the Solaris complex. Expect traditional sushi and tempura alongside his signature 'new-style' sashimi – …
Market in Vail

Vail Farmers Market

This farmers market and art show, located on Meadow Dr in the heart of the Vail Village, was established in 2001. You can grab any number of items for your condo kitchen, including fresh-picked organic produce, fres…
American in Vail

Mountain Standard

A casual spin-off of Sweet Basil – located out front – Mountain Standard has a lovely riverside setting that spills out onto the patio in warmer weather. The open kitchen focuses on the grill (rotisserie chicken wit…
Southern US in Vail

Yellowbelly

Man, is this fried chicken good. We could tout the healthy aspects (non-GMO, free-range, veggie-fed birds), but it's the dynamite gluten-free batter that earns this place hidden in West Vail its stars. Accompany spi…
American in Vail

Up the Creek

A long-standing local favorite set alongside Gore Creek, this restaurant boasts great lunchtime deals (turkey and Brie sandwich with orange-cranberry relish) and more substantial dinners (ribs with bacon-smoked mac …