Vail Valley Restaurant Guide

Vail Valley Restaurant Guide

The Vail Valley is bursting with incredible restaurants boasting mouth-watering menus, impressive cocktail lists, and unbeatable ambiance. No matter what cuisine you’re craving, the team at Vail Butler knows just the place.


Featured Restaurant
La Nonna Ristorante– Italian
“La Nonna” means “grandmother” in Italian, and we can confirm grandma would be proud. Serving elevated comfort food in an elegant yet welcoming environment, La Nonna staff offer a dining experience guests won’t soon forget. There are a lot of factors contributing to this claim but we think it boils down to just a few: Italian born and raised chef and owner Simone Reatti, scratch-made and carefully selected ingredients, and warm hospitality.
Best For: date night, family dinner
Order: Gnocchi alla Bolognese

Matsuhisa– Japanese & Sushi
Best For: date night
Order: chef\’s special

The Left Bank French
Best For: fine dining, special occasions
Order: Vol Au Vent de Homard

Montauk Seafood Grill – Seafood
Best For: fine dining, seafood
Order: Herb Crusted Alaskan Halibut

Mountain Standard– New American
Best For: hearty lunch or dinner
Order: Wood Roasted Bone Barrow, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Steelhead Trout

Sweet Basil– Upscale New American
Best For: date night, special occasion
Order: Tiger Prawn \”Scampi\”

Westside Cafe– Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with a Tex Mex Flare
Best For: brunch with friends or family
Order: Spicy Bloody Mary, Huevos Rancheros, Bison Burger

Alpine Pizza Pizza, takeout
Best To: Please a crowd
Order: Pie of the day

Pazzo’s– Italian and Pizza
Best For: Apres Ski, casual
Order: Corfu Pizza, pazzones (calzones)

Red Lion– American
Best For: Apres Ski, live music
Order: World Famous Red Lion Nachos

Pepi’s– American and European Specialties
Best For: Apres Ski, people watching from the patio, live music
Order: Bratwurst and Schnitzel

Garfinkel’s– American, Sports Bar
Best For: Apres Ski, Watching Sports

Alpenrose– Austrian, German, Swiss
Best For: family Dinner, European hospitality

The Little Diner– Old Fashioned, No-Fuss Diner
Best For: big portions, classic atmosphere
Order: Pannekoeken (AKA Dutch Baby)

Annapurna – Nepali and Indian
Best For: something different
Order: Samosas, Masala

Big Bear Bistro– Deli
Best For: casual lunch
Order: Masterpiece Sandwich

Loaded Joe’s– Coffee, Breakfast, Drinks
Best For: breakfast on the go
Order: Pulled Pork Breakfast Burrito

Yeti’s Grind– Coffee, Breakfast
Best For: specialty coffee, breakfast on the go
Order: Italian Stallion Latte


Featured Restaurant
Mountain Fish House Seafood
The newest restaurant to the Edwards food scene was opened by two long-time locals with decades of experience operating well-loved Vail Valley restaurants. It does not disappoint! Mountain Fish House brings fresh seafood from both coasts to the mountains. Classic and creative cooking methods combined with a great casual atmosphere make this a can’t-miss stop.
Best For: happy hour, date night, family dinner
Order: Crab Tater Tots, Lobster Sliders

Drunken Goat Creative American
Best For: Apres Ski, Patio
Order: Bruschetta, Pork Belly Bao Buns 

Craftsman– Experimental American
Best For: fast casual
Order: Crispy Avocado, Parmesan Fries, Kale Salad

Zino Authentic Italian
Best For: date night, special occasion, happy hour
Order: Cozze Mussels, Maiale Pork Chops

Hovey & Harrison– Farm to Table, Bakery
Best For: fresh and healthy lunch
Order: Scotch Eggs, Skadi

Bookworm Cafe– Bookstore/Cafe
Best For: light breakfast or lunch
Order: Lonesome Dove Crepe

Village Bagel NY Style Bagels
Best For: grab and go breakfast
Order: Everything Bagel w/NYC Upgrade


Grouse Mountain Grill– New American
Best For: fine dining, date night, special occasion
Order: Beef Short Ribs

Splendido– New American
Best For:  fine dining, date night, special occasion
Order: Colorado Lamb Rack

Vin 48– Modern Mountain Cuisine
Best For: trying something new, cocktails
Order: Grilled Quail, Knapp Ranch Mushroom Risotto

Blue Moose Pizza– Italian
Best For: pleasing a crowd
Order: Autumn Pizza

Northside Kitchen– American
Best For: date night, family dinner
Order: Filet Mignon, house made doughnuts

Southside Benderz– Burgers, Casual American
Best For: casual, family meal, watching sports
Order: Original Burgerz


Restaurant Feature
Rocky Mountain Taco– Casual Tex Mex
This local favorite food truck operator opened its first brick and mortar location a few years back and quickly became a staple of downtown Minturn. Hungry diners order at the counter and seat themselves in a dining room playing upbeat music with walls covered in skateboard decks. The primarily Tex Mex menu offers everything from carne asada to Hippie Crack, which is a savory combination of red potatoes, grilled onions, peppers and cheese. Recently, a burger menu was added for those who want something different.
Best For: local vibes
Order: White Chick Quesadilla

Thai Kitchen– Thai
Best For: takeout
Order: Pineapple Fried Rice Chicken

Kirby Cosmos– BBQ
Best For: casual lunch
Order: St. Louie Short Ribs

Sunrise Minturn- breakfast and dinner
Best For: Quick Breakfast or Lunch
Order: Steak Bahn Mi


The Assembly– Seasonal
The cuisine at The Assembly is ever-changing. They are self described as “a community-focused restaurant that brings people together over fresh, seasonal, globally-inspired food that is designed to share.” The menu changes at least a few times each year with plenty of special events and offerings sprinkled in, so you never know what will be on the menu. Rest assured it will be delicious with a gourmet flare!
Best For: celebrating with friends
Order: Colorado Caprese, Lobster Panzanella

Moe’s Original– BBQ
Best For: Casual, Family Meal
Order: Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Boneyard– Eclectic
Best For: Patio Dining, Casual
Order: Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Fish Tacos

7 Hermits– Brew Pub (also in Vail!)
Best For: Patio Dining, Casual
Order: Honey Garlic Pizza

Mauka– Poke Bar, Hawaiian
Best For: Fresh and Fast
Order: 808 Bowl