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Sweet Basil

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193 Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549 (Wall Street)
+1 970-476-0125
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for...
Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike since 1977. The cuisine is creative contemporary American utilizing many cultural influences from around the world. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the restaurant blends fine dining with a captivating "bistro-like" energy.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 485
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always Delicious

My mom's favorite restaurant in vail, we went for my sisters 21st bday dinner and everything was amazing as always, even had personalized menus wishing her a happy birthday, free desserts, great drinks, Chef Paul always nails it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Keith C
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Vail, Colorado
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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765 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vail, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My mom's favorite restaurant in vail, we went for my sisters 21st bday dinner and everything was amazing as always, even had personalized menus wishing her a happy birthday, free desserts, great drinks, Chef Paul always nails it!

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Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

One of the best dining experiences in Vail, I have eaten in this establishment over the past 25 years and it never fails! We will be back again this Christmas and will ensure our bookings are in place for this wonderful dining experience....well located in the heart of Vail.

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Weston, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has consistently managed to provide a wonderful dining experience in Vail. The food is top notch as is their service. I shared a sort of surf and turf in that I shared a scallop dish which was magnificent and a lamb dish which didn't disappoint. Reservations are always a little tricky so we sat at the bar. Fantastic... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I've dined at Sweet Basil so many times over nearly 40 years that I couldn't begin to know the total. Each time it has been stellar and imaginative. I know this: Nowhere is there a better desert than that toffee pudding cake. I want to spread it all over it's so good. On a recent visit I had a lamb... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great menu choices, wine list, and children's menu. Service was fantastic - very attentive. Food was delicious! You can't go wrong here!

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Colorado
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I recently visited Sweet Basil on a busy Sunday evening. We walked in without a reservation and were quickly seated in our favorite section of the restaurant. For starters my wife had roasted butternut squash. The dish was a beautiful presentation of squash, flavorful and tasty. I had a salad garnished with grapefruit, the grapefruit provided a... More 

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Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Service and the food here was outstanding... I got the Special - Red Snapper!! It was fantastic. Can't go wrong ordering anything here..

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

The food was great, we sat at the bar. However the greatness of the food didn't match the price, we had much better meals in Vail. Also, although bar staff deserve a medal, they were understaffed and stressed to the max.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of best restaurants I have ever visited. I have eaten here at least 10 times and have never been disappointed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sweet Basil opened in 1977 and has been the high standard for Vail dining ever since. We started visiting in the 80's and is a "must stop" every time we are in town. The owners have continually updated the restaurant so it has maintained a trendy feel and the menu has continually evolved to showcase seasonal selections. Book a reservation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-0125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike since 1977. The cuisine is creative contemporary American utilizing many cultural influences from around the world. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the restaurant blends fine dining with a captivating "bistro-like" energy.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?