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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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 492
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 70
    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
Never Disappoints

Great service and innovative, delicious food every single time I've been. It is a must visit every time I'm in Vail.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Julie L
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Great service and innovative, delicious food every single time I've been. It is a must visit every time I'm in Vail.

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Denver, Colorado
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200 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Service is always very good here and the food is well prepared and very tasty. Tables near the window give a view of the Gore River. Went here this time for lunch. There were four of us and we all liked the food and service. Came to $60 plus tips for two plates of agnolotti and two plates of

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stopped on a scenic drive for lunch based upon reviews. The shrimp and calamari appetizer was good. The lamb burger and brisket sandwich were good. Really liked the slaw on the brisket sandwich and the thin hand-cut fries that came with it. Server was great and the atmosphere was nice. Good was a little slow for an afternoon when... More 

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had Easter Sunday dinner here. They had rack of lamb as a special and it was excellent. The Brussel sprouts as a side is a must. Service was excellent. Kale salad was good but didn't think it was anything special. Very good place to eat in Vail.

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very nice cocktails and nice bar menu. Good ambiance and busy feel. Will return but for dinner next time!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Totally great fine dining experience in Vail. The tilapia I had was incredible, with flavors that jumped right off the plate. Excellent, but expensive oysters were taken down with reckless abandon. Service was excellent and everybody had a great meal. I wouldn't miss this on our next trip back.

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Gates Mills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stopped in for a cocktail (precisely composed by an excellent bartender) and couldn't help but order the pork cheeks and a homemade cavatelli.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Another master piece of Chef Anders. Different menu than Mountain Standard but same concept of fusion of delicate flavors, with an exquisite unique touch. Excellent wine menu. Romantic ambiance. Stunning view by river window seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Sweet basil is one of our favorite places to go and it never disappoints but having said that it is very expensive! We shared the crab n lobster bisque, delicious, then had scallops and duck breast for entrees. With a bottle of wine we were well past $100 per person but as a rare treat, I highly recommend!

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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

decent but very overpriced food and wine. Truly nothing to write home about; not high cuisine. Average service. Casual ambiance and Vail prices. Lunch has better (still high) price.

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene

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?