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1265 Berry Creek Rd., Edwards, CO 81632
+1 970-477-5353
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Enjoy some of the finest foods along with some of the best views in the...
Enjoy some of the finest foods along with some of the best views in the Vail Valley. The staff at Balata take Fine American Cuisine to another level. Whether you are looking for a casual dinner or a formal affair, Balata has something for everyone. Come experience what the Sonnenalp Golf Club members have known for years-- for atmosphere, great food and exceptional service, Balata is the place to visit.
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vacation at a friend's

Had dinner in the bar with friends as opposed to dining room. Atmosphere very pleasant and pictures on the website are accurate. I had the pork chop and friend had the fish. Both meals were ample and delicious. My sautéed kale sprouts were a perfect accompaniment to the delicious chop(cooked just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Sunni1442
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Vista, California
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Vista, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had dinner in the bar with friends as opposed to dining room. Atmosphere very pleasant and pictures on the website are accurate. I had the pork chop and friend had the fish. Both meals were ample and delicious. My sautéed kale sprouts were a perfect accompaniment to the delicious chop(cooked just right). I think this a great place to go... More 

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Thank Sunni1442
Edwards, Colorado
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Fairly boring, average menu. Could be so much more. Menu never seems to change and bad items never seem to get removed or replaced (Bucket O Balls are NOT good) Good news is the offering of the Pub menu all the time-the entrees are expensive and, again, only ok. Hope they remodel when they remodel the club house-strange floorplan, wasted... More 

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Thank NOLAgal2511
Parker, Colorado
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We had hoped to sit outside and enjoy the view but a cold front with driving rain forced us inside. The service was great but the food was not as impressive as we expected. We will probably try it again the next time we are in town.

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castle pines, colorado
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My husband and I decided to stay in Edwards overnight on our way to Aspen. We live in the Denver metro area and have always had good food in Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek area. My husband and I both ordered french onion soup which was fine, but then he ordered duck for dinner. I ordered mussels which were dry but... More 

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Thank Rita W
Edwards, Colorado
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Despite living in Singletree, we usually make a trip to Balata once a year to ensure that it hasn't changed. To my great surprise, Balata started adding seasoning to their food! It'll probably upset their target demographic, but for now, kudos to the kitchen. The small plate menu and the pub menu are where the value is right now; salads... More 

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Thank jcp1
Vail, Colorado
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204 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Perhaps when the summer golf season starts, the restaurant is much better. We have had some nice. basic meals there. Nothing unusual or exceptional, but good quality at a reasonable price. However early on we knew we had made a mistake coming to Balata on this Saturday night. We were a group of 12 celebrating a special birthday. The restaurant... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My family and I were in Vail for the weekend and were looking for a bar/restaurant we hadn't been to previously. This place is in Edwards but that's a short drive from Vail. The bar wasn't busy so we had the place mostly to ourselves. That was certainly not their fault. The restaurant sits next to a golf course and... More 

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Thank Doris W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We always visit here on trips from the UK now and it never disappoints. Excellent food, attentive staff, wonderful atmosphere. Can't wait to return!

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Thank HelenHenn
Bermuda
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Really great food, interesting menu, and excellent service. And surprisingly well priced. We went with two picky-eater Tweens, and they had a great dinner too, plus the dessert menu was divine. This one is definitely worth driving a little bit out of town for!

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1 Thank Bermudian4
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I was recently here with my girlfriend. Our concierge recommended us to try this place out. And we're glad we did. The restaurant was a little hard to find. Food and ambiance were great. The view is amazing, and the service was exceptional. Our waiter was penba, and he was very polite and attentive. I tried the gnochi as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1265 Berry Creek Rd., Edwards, CO 81632
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Edwards
  • Phone Number: +1 970-477-5353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 31
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Enjoy some of the finest foods along with some of the best views in the Vail Valley. The staff at Balata take Fine American Cuisine to another level. Whether you are looking for a casual dinner or a formal affair, Balata has something for everyone. Come experience what the Sonnenalp Golf Club members have known for years-- for atmosphere, great food and exceptional service, Balata is the place to visit.

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