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Bon Vivant at Telluride

Polar Queen Express Lift (5), Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
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Ranked #22 of 69 Restaurants in Telluride
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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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.
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Vacaville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Curitiba, PR
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch twice at the Bon Vivant and really enjoyed it each time. You eat outside with great views of the mountains. The food is very good, especially the French onion soup, and the wine selection is decent. It's a nice place to take a break during the skiing.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Best place to grab a quick lunch on the mountain. Yes, it's expensive, but what slope side restaurant isn't? Get there early to beat the lines.

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Edwards, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

All I have to say is that this place is the coolest place on planet earth. The Foie Gras rocks epically with a bottle of Krug at 11,000'. Every time I visit it is a pleasurable experience. The question that keeps going through my head is how on earth do they operate this place being so remote on the mountain... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

tried to emulate a French style restaurant ,badly. Poor service (copying the French I guess),appalling food and the hot chocolate was the worst I have ever had ,it was practically without any milk. It isn't the Alps so why try to be ? Celebrate what you have ,fab views ,great snow try honest food and service too.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Last day of a week in Telluride so we planned lunch at this spectacular location. Had to wait about 45 mins for a table so eventually sat down around 2.30 pm. Upside was a complimentary glass of cider while we waited. This was last bit of good customer service. Our order took way too long and no apology for the... More 

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Miami, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The restaurant on top of the mountain 13,000 ft. Accessible only by ski lift. Outside sitting with amazing mountain views. Great onion and mushroom soups. Delicious french food and perfect chocolate crapes. Perfect after skiing.

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Additional Information about Bon Vivant at Telluride

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

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