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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 28
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  • 22
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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
Vail Lunch and Dinner

We always diner here one or two times when we visit Vail. It's wonderful quality . And excellent service. The wife prefers seafood. I'm a steak or chicken guy. Heads up this place is popular. Bob E.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Duckbob11
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Plano, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We always diner here one or two times when we visit Vail. It's wonderful quality . And excellent service. The wife prefers seafood. I'm a steak or chicken guy. Heads up this place is popular. Bob E.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Super shaded deck overlooking the creek and the shoreside pedestrian activity. Friendly, attentive service by bartenders and waiters. Delicate flavors, elegantly presented dishes, good-sized portions, and interesting house cocktails, Good wine list. It's hard to identify any missing element. We had salads, carpaccio, the cod, the Berkshire pork chop, the salmon, and the toffee dessert. Loved then all. At about... More 

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Kansas, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It's been several years since eating at Sweet Basil - I thought our food and service was very good. I do believe I had a better meal at the sister restaurant, Mountain Standard. None the less, it was good. The setting is wonderful over looking Gore Creek. We dined toward the creekside at a larger table just inside the outdoor... More 

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Cat Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We have had lunch here several times, always great service and food. Nothing beats the setting over looking Gore Creek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We dined here as well as their sister restaurant (Mountain Standard) and I have to say the Sweet Basil takes the cake!! Their tuna appetizer was phenomenal! I had the cod and eggplant entree-quite possibly one of the best things that I have ever eaten! Our server, Thomas, was extremely knowledgable about the food and wine as well. He was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our lunch was delicious! Everyone loved their meal. I especially liked my Sister's Tagliatte with lamb ragu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a great place for lunch. The Pork Sandwich is fantastic. Oh yes make sure you order the string french fries they are wonderful also. Service is very personable.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner reservations but got in town early and went for a great lunch, great service and wine list, dinner was just as outstanding later that day sitting outdoors and over looking Gore Creek. Clearly a top restaurant in Vail.

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Having dined at Sweet Basil in the past, we were looking forward to our meal. While the service was excellent and the atmosphere appealing, the food was very dissapointing. My lamb t-bone was tough and dry and my wife's salmon oddly seasoned making it barely edible. Dissappointing at any price, downright bad at what they charge.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It's not every restaurant that would give such excellent service to 6 women who are splitting entrees, changing orders and not running up a large tab. In addition to having superb service, the food was served beautifully and tasted terrific. The cosmos were done well and the ambience of the restaurant was very pleasant as well.

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Additional Information about Sweet Basil

Address: 193 Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
Phone Number: +1 970-476-0125
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?