Foodies make a beeline for Vail, owing to its ever-evolving and diverse culinary scene. The tiny Rocky Mountains town can rival some of the planet’s gourmet cities with its quest for haute-cuisine. Whether it’s an informal lunch at a café or an elaborate sit-down meal at an upscale restaurant, it’s all here. From Japanese food to South American treats, here are the best Vail Restaurants
Westside Café and Market
The comfort food hub is popular for its Egg Benedict’s and fried chicken. This is also one of the valley’s most affordable places for lunch and dinner. Don’t leave without sampling their Red Neck or an early morning Bloody Mary, known to cure the meanest Hangovers.
This is another affordable yet delicious fare serving eatery that is well-known for its fast moving gourmet chicken preparations. Their tap cherry soda and crunchy fried chicken are the house favorite while vegetarians will love the green beans, Brussels slaw, and quinoa salad.
Flame at Four Seasons
Housed in the Four Seasons Resort, Flame is your go-to place for good old steaks that are authentic. They have an interesting appetizer menu, clear winner here being the Rocky Mountain Elk Corn Dogs. Try the Prime Steak, whipped up with your selection of house crated sauces and condiments. The extensive wine list will keep bar hoppers happy while the vegetarians can relish the Brussels Sprout Kimchi.
Osaki’s Sushi and Japanese Cuisine
Located in central Vail Village, Osaki’s is a breath of fresh air from the new age American joints and fast food meals. The fare is reasonably priced, and fresh. When in doubt, dig into Chef Osaki’s seven-course meal. Prior reservations are required as there’s not much seating place available.
Vail Food Trail
Vail Village has an impressive culinary profile, owing to its various restaurants serving fine global cuisine. Westside Café and Market, Yellowbelly, Flame and Osaki’s are some of the region’s most popular restaurants.
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