Due to COVID-19, some of the information below may be temporarily different as restaurants navigate these uncharted times. Please visit each establishment's website for their most up to date information, how they are responding to COVID-19, and short term changes in services offered. Thank you for supporting our community!
8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill — Located within Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, 8100 specializes in a seasonal menu, with ingredients found within 100 miles of the hotel as often as possible. This creates an ever evolving menu with local and in season flavors, and highlights local vendors.
Black Diamond Bistro — within The Charter at Beaver Creek, Black Diamond Bistro is a wonderful compromise restaurant with a fabulous view. It has upscale menu items for adults, however they also have a fantastic pizza oven and great apps, so if you’re looking for more of a casual evening in an upscale atmosphere, you can do so. In the summertime, their patio has stunning east to west views of Beaver Creek.
Bully Ranch — located within the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, Bully Ranch is rustic and cozy, featuring a menu which is also rustic and cozy, with American comfort food (with a twist!). Bully Ranch does not accept reservations.
Golden Eagle Inn — right in the heart of Beaver Creek, a quick walk from the Black Family Ice Rink, is Golden Eagle Inn, where it has been for generations. It is one of Beaver Creek’s most beloved restaurants. Their menu features locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, and while it does change quite often they are known for their duck wings and their game meatloaf.
Harvest — within the Sonnenalp Clubhouse in Edwards is Harvest, and it’s not your every day golf club restaurant. Chef Rosa hails from Colombia, and brings her heritage to Colorado’s focus on local produce and proteins. Her menu is innovative and pleases a crowd, and they have gorgeous views of the valley!
The Met Kitchen — serving smaller plates meant for sharing, more of a tapas style of dining, The Met is a social restaurant tucked away overlooking the Children’s Fountain in Beaver Creek. They have a rotating menu of favorites, and a killer happy hour! Their Enomic Wine Machine is also a super fun way to sample different featured wines, which change often.
The Rose — in the Edwards Riverwalk, The Rose is American in the sense it draws inspiration from a melting pot of culture. It’s hard to box The Rose into one type of cuisine, since their chef team is so creative. They utilize many different flavors and muses from across the world, and are innovative with their flavor profile. Make sure to save room for a macaron for dessert! The Rose does not accept reservations.
Vin48 — located within Avon’s famed boat building, Vin48 is known for their seasonally rotating menu and local ingredients, as well as their expansive wine menu. Try sharing their small plates, or if you want to keep all the yummy flavors to yourself, you can order one of the large plates!
Vista at Arrowhead — nestled within the Country Club of the Rockies, Vista is one of the valley’s best kept secrets. Their pianist, Mickey Poage, is absolutely incredible, and the cuisine is delicious. They are known for having both their “chef composed” entrees, as well as their “customer composed” entrees, where you can take components from different meals and order them to your liking. Come for the food, stay for the music!
The Vail Valley has amazing restaurants and fantastic cuisine, and you don’t even have to dress up! When you are travelling with your family, please keep in mind prime dining hours for dinner are 5:30 – 8:00PM and reservations are highly recommended, especially if you are travelling over the winter season or during the height of the summer season. It’s difficult to “wing it” for these preferred hours, and cancellations are rare. Restaurants also very often require a credit card to hold the reservation and have a 24 hour cancellation policy—this is to help protect themselves against last minute cancellations and to be able to staff accordingly. Remember, many of the restaurants in the Vail Valley are very small, especially in comparison to larger cities.
If you are travelling during the winter, I would recommend booking your reservations for Christmastime in October/November (depending on when the restaurant opens), and for the rest of the winter you can begin in December. For summertime, you can begin making your reservations approximately 1 month prior to arrival, unless you are coming for 4th of July weekend—if so, I’d start calling when the restaurants open in May! It’s always better to have a reservation and cancel it than it is to risk not being able to get into your favorites because you waited too long. It’s counterintuitive, especially in this day and age of instant-everything, however our valley is small and popular restaurants fill up quickly. Unless noted in the descriptions above, restaurants accept reservations. Some have unique booking policies, and I’ll let you know of them so you can book your family properly!
Remember—if you can’t find the restaurant on OpenTable, just call them! Not every restaurant out here utilizes OpenTable, and if they do, not every restaurant puts every table on the platform so it’s always worth a call.