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Bon Vivant at Telluride

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Polar Queen Express Lift (5), Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
970.728.6900
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11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Description: Located at 11,000+ feet at the top of the Polar Queen Express (5), Bon...
Located at 11,000+ feet at the top of the Polar Queen Express (5), Bon Vivant is an experience unique to North America.Views from the massive new deck are rivaled only by the 39 ft umbrella, and the menu features classic country French cuisine, top wines, and ski country’s best crepes and hand crafted hot chocolates.
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  • 22
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
$10 for cappuccino?

Impossibly great scenery, good food and drink selection, and I expect to pay more in a setting like this but $10 for a cappuccino?

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Impossibly great scenery, good food and drink selection, and I expect to pay more in a setting like this but $10 for a cappuccino?

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Oyster Bay, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

When your skiing in Telluride, the last thing you want to do is go inside for lunch and miss the view, so go to Bon Vivant for an outdoor lunch with a French flair! The soups are delicious!

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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

At the top of chair 5 at the Telluride ski resort is the small outdoor restaurant Bon Vivant. Wonderful food and service for an on-the-slopes experience with spectacular views. Be sure and arrive early as they do not take reservations!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for crepes and ended up with the wild boar and mushroom soup as well. All of the food was great a nice atmosphere and excellent views. The only reason I did not rate it higher was because the service was quite slow...we really wanted to get back out on the slopes and had to wait.

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London
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125 reviews 125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

After a hard morning on the fantastic Telluride ski terrain our teacher deposited us at the top of lift 5. That's where you find the best lavatories and best restaurant on the slopes, he said. We checked in with Bon Vivant and had to wait for a table but it was a sunny day and this was no hardship. Once... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My group of 6 stopped at this lovely location for a coffee in January 2105. The staff ignored the young lady wanting to place the order for as long as possible before finally taking the order. The cost of 6 very average warm coffees was $70 US including the tip. If they only want to serve food to tables then... More 

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Vacaville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had the wild boar stew, rabbit stew and the wild mushroom soup! All were exceptional! The setting doesn't get any better and the staff were all outstanding!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place is not to be missed, although it is hard to get to! You have to ski up to it. It's an adorable little outdoor place with incredible views! You cannot have a better view than this. The French atmosphere was beautiful and classy (complete with complimentary sunglasses to wear since it's so bright and wool blankets to wrap... More 

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Kansas City, MO United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wonderful food and exceptional atmosphere. Mountainside, outdoor dining. Six of us had lunch and everyone's meals were delicious. Our service was great.

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Sydney
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This restaurant sets a very high standard for on-mountain dining. The food is excellent and the mountain setting incomparable. If you are skiing in Telluride, dropping in here for a lunch is a must-do.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Polar Queen Express Lift (5), Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: 970.728.6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

Located at 11,000+ feet at the top of the Polar Queen Express (5), Bon Vivant is an experience unique to North America.Views from the massive new deck are rivaled only by the 39 ft umbrella, and the menu features classic country French cuisine, top wines, and ski country’s best crepes and hand crafted hot chocolates.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?