A World of Dining in Vail

After partaking in Vail’s world-class outdoor delights, unwind and enjoy its variety of restaurants, which serve cuisines from around the globe: Swiss, Italian, Nepalese-Indian, German-Austrian, Asian, Mexican and French.

Vail’s restaurants also feature a diversity of American fare, from New-England seafood to Alabama barbecue to Western burgers. Choose from laid-back coffee houses, bistros, creperies, bell-ringing pizza joints and delis to casual succulent dinners to candlelit five-star nights to remember.

Taste of Vail in April and Gourmet on the Gore over Labor Day weekend bring innovative and remarkable flavors to town. The Vail Farmer’s Market and Art Show fills the streets with local growers, food artisans, and artists all summer.

No matter the season, your mood, or the occasion, Vail has a dining experience to satisfy it.

Our Top Picks in Vail Village

La Bottega

“Celebrando La Vita!” Celebrate Life! is the motto of this long-standing Northern Italian gem. Warmed by open gourmet ovens, it delivers scrumptious lunches and dinners in an earthy, upscale atmosphere. On fine days, the patio is popular for lunch.

Mountain Standard

This mountain-modern restaurant prides itself on reaching to the roots of cooking by creating its meals over an open fire. Using pure ingredients from the Rocky Mountain region, it reaches back to the bold, basic flavors that people crave.


Vienna comes to Vail in this long-time favorite, known for its cozy alpine interior and excellent front patio for lunch and après ski. It serves authentic Bavarian beers, creative specialty drinks, excellent traditional dishes and pastries to die for.

Dining with Altitude

Vail Mountain offers three dining experiences above it all.

The Tenth

The Tenth, nestled in Mid-Vail at the top of Gondola One, serves lunches with a modern alpine twist in an elegant atmosphere with jaw-dropping views. It’s open daily in winter and on weekends in summer.

Game Creek Restaurant

Game Creek Restaurant, named for the bowl in which it perches, can be reached only via snowshoes or snowcat in winter, by hiking or four-wheel drive in summer. Enjoy 5-star American-French cuisine in this European-style chalet.

Bistro Fourteen

Bistro Fourteen, at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, has a casual, delectable menu in summer and winter. It’s a great spot for a relaxed drink close to the stars or a family meal after the thrills of adjacent Adventure Ridge.

Fun Dining for Families

Solaris at Vail houses two dining options for families looking for unique fun.


Bol has a creative menu in a modern, artsy atmosphere. It also has 10 lanes of bowling. Dine in the inviting restaurant and bowl afterward, or dine at the lanes, where the full menu is also available.


CinéBistro also features a chic atmosphere that houses a lounge, a full bar, and four theaters. Order pub-style food at the gourmet Burger Bar and enjoy it in your leather recliner as you relax and watch a movie. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended during busy periods.