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1265 Berry Creek Rd., Edwards, CO 81632
+1 970-477-5353
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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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 5
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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
Excellent

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
HelenHenn
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Bermuda
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

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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Issaquah, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stay at our time share in Avon, Colorado every other year right before Memorial Day. Since it's the off season, it's sometimes a challenge finding nice places to eat. Edwards is very close to Avon and Beaver Creek. We tried Balata for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. My fish and chips were some of the best I've ever had... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Excellent meal and service, really good end of season deal with $60 for 2 people for a three course meal and a bottle of wine. Excellent views. Will definitely be back!

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Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great place to have dinner after your game of golf. Beautiful views of the ski mountain and tasty food. Beautiful deck with heating lamps, but still probably a bit too cool in the fall for some people. Ate here once so far, but will go back before we leave.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This local country club restaurant is great for families. Outside deck seating overlooking the whole Vail valley , mountains, and golf course is great for dinner. Take advantage of pub menu for lighter fare like tacos, burgers salads. Or order off regular menu for things like pork tenderloin, trout and steaks. Family friendly too! Prices reasonable too.

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Vail, Colorado
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133 reviews 133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Six of us had dinner here recently, our food was excellent - three people had the trout and loved it! The mussels were delicious and the garlicky broth they were served in was perfect for dipping your bread. Service was attentive and polished. Views over Sonnenalp Golf Course include the slopes of Arrowhead and Game Creek Bowl in the distance.... More 

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Edwards, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

They used to have deep fried asparagus -- no more. Every time a new chef comes in they mess up the menu.

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Edwards, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I have dined at Balata almost every week for the last few months. I can't say enough about the kindness and expertise of the staff. Luke, the General Manager, is always ready with a warm smile and goes out of his way to make you feel at home. His knowledge about wine and the menu is also... 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: Outdoor seating, 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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