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Larkspur Restaurant & Market

458 Vail Valley Dr, Ste A, Vail, CO 81657-4521
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Ranked #41 of 101 restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $19 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Free Town of Vail bus route - Golden Peak stop.
Description: Opened in December 1999, in Vail, Colorado, Larkspur features the modern technique and preparation of American classics. An evolution in refinement, Chef /Owner Thomas Salamunovich approaches his craft in the same manner he approaches his guests: with a fresh eye and a nurturing spirit. With 10,000 square feet of restaurant space, distinctly different areas have been created to accommodate the preference of all patrons. The restaurant is warm and polished with an open kitchen, massive hearth, and a 5,000 bottle transparent wine cellar, serving as the centerpiece of the main dining room.
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77% Recommend
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English first
New York, New York, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Larkspur is fine dining with a casual apres-ski vibe, conveniently located at the base of Vail mountain. Warm up by the fireplace and enjoy a drink and fine food. Kid-friendly with attentive service.

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Brooklyn, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went there recently with my family and the experience fell completely flat vs. my prior visits several years ago. No atmosphere and half empty on a Saturday night. The food was tired and way overpriced for what it is and reflected in the lack of diners on a Spring Break weekend evening. Maitre d' completely disinterested in comments and feedback... More

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Rochester Hills
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I dined here recently with friends and we found the service, food and wine to be most excellent. We thoroughly covered the menu and we found no weaknesses, each appetizer and entree was superbly prepared and the service matched. The sommelier provided proper guidance of the cellar selections and we all commented that the evening was more than enjoyable.

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268 reviews 268 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Went here twice in the last month. Each time was pretty well perfect. To me - the best restaurant in Vail - certainly in Jan 2014 - and I did try most of them when I was here for 3 weeks. Great service, great food and while on the expensive side, well worth it.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Maybe I just happen to go on a bad day. The jazz band had not yet started. There was no real atmosphere and service was not pleasant.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Just enjoyed a wonderful meal at Larkspur. Service was stellar, and the food was delicious. My peers definitely made the best choice by ordering the sweetbreads. Sooo tasty! Sommelier picked some very tasty, reasonably priced bottles for us. Cocktails were ok, but I'm a manhattan snob and rarely are they ever up to standard unless I make them myself (ha!).... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

4th year in a row we ate ate Larkspur. Great place for families or groups, especially in bar area. Larksburger is really great. Get the donuts for desert.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

At the base of Golden Peak, this is a great spot for Apres Ski, or a fine dining experience worth the free bus ride to get there if you stay in town or a bit further afield. Delicious bar food, dinners and desserts!

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Went here on multiple recommendations both local and tourists. Chef restaurant with open kitchen and seasonal menu based on a quasi-farm to table theme. The night we went it was truffle season so there were several items featuring truffles. Service was friendly and accommodating. Sometimes a little spotty but overall pretty good. Everyone tried hard. We had four meals, only... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Food, wine,ambiance, and service were all excellent. Only negative was that the waiter was not knowledgable on the wines (and they have an extensive wine list) - it also took them a while to locate the wine - was apparently in the wrong bin. But the food was probably the best we had in Vail, and it was a great... More

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