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Top Choice Modern 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 several notches, with a smorgasbord of gourmet alpine cuisine. …
Top Choice Southern US in Vail

Yellowbelly

It may be hidden in West Vail, but man is this fried chicken good. Although we could tout the healthy side of things (non GMO, free-range, veggie-fed birds), it's the dynamite gluten-free batter that earns this plac…
Top Choice Modern American in Vail

bōl

Half hip eatery, half space-age bowling alley, bōl is hands down the funkiest hangout in Vail. You can take the kids bowling in the back ($50 per hour), but it's the surprisingly eclectic menu that's the real draw: …
Diner in Vail

Westside Cafe

Set in a West Vail strip mall, this is the most popular breakfast spot in the area among locals. It does terrific all-day breakfast skillets, like the ‘My Big Fat Greek Skillet’ with scrambled eggs, gyro, red onion,…
Modern 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…
Modern American in Vail

Kelly Liken

Celebrity chef Kelly Liken shows off her culinary skills in the lower lobby of the Vail Gateway building. Cooking with seasonal and mostly local ingredients, she creates exquisite dishes such as potato-crusted trout…
Italian in Vail

Campo de Fiori

It's a splurge, but then all of Vail is a splurge – and this is a worthy one. Where else in town can you slurp black mussels and follow it up with a proper spinach and ricotta agnolotti (half-moon ravioli), and then…
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 produce (including or…
Clothing in Vail

Kemo Sabe

It would be tough to find a more distinctly Western store in all of resort-land Colorado. It specializes in two things: Stetson hats and Lucchese boots. All are handmade. The boots are crafted from hide and leather,…
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, which was long Vail's go-to sushi spot. It retai…