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Ludwig's Restaurant

#13 of 109 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Austrian, Swiss, European
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20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657 (W. Meadow Drive)
Complimentary Vail bus route, Village Inn bus stop.
+1 970-479-5429
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Ludwig's is pleased to offer European cuisine, featuring a menu of...
Ludwig's is pleased to offer European cuisine, featuring a menu of entirely gluten-free dishes artfully crafted by our Executive Chef Florian Schwarz. Every item on the menu, including fresh made pastas, bread and desserts, is gluten free. Fresh ingredients, light and healthy, carefully prepared - this is what you can expect with every visit. Ludwig's boasts an award-winning selection of wine, refined European service and attention to detail. Treat yourself to a Vail tradition.
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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Best Meal In Vail

Just loved this place. The best restaurant in Vail. Total gluten free fine dining awesomeness. My compliments to the chef. We turned up not realising how fine dining the place was... Dressed in our ski gear, oops! Staff accommodated us, made us feel relaxed. Amazing wine list, amazing food. Just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
MrsODT
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Sydney, Australia
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was disappointed in Ludwigs...for the money I expected the food to be better and the service to be better. I had the bream (a type of fish) and it was fishy. I should have sent it back but was in a big group and did not want to make a scene. The restaurant itself is nice although we faced... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Just loved this place. The best restaurant in Vail. Total gluten free fine dining awesomeness. My compliments to the chef. We turned up not realising how fine dining the place was... Dressed in our ski gear, oops! Staff accommodated us, made us feel relaxed. Amazing wine list, amazing food. Just amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Even though I normally don't eat gluten-free, I found the food to be excellent and the staff and the general manager to be very helpful. Will definitely be coming back.

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Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I purchased a Travel Zoo voucher for Ludwigs for a 3 course meal and it was one of the best we have ever had. Excellent service, excellent food and excellent atmosphere. There was only 1 or 2 items on the full menu that were not covered under the voucher so this was definitely worth it. The wait... More 

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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a great dinner at Ludwig's. We were a group of 7 women staying in Beaver Creek for a week of skiing. It was my best meal of the week and I also ate at Splendido, Saddle Ridge and Zach's Cabin. It is now a gluten free restaurant but you wouldn't know it. The bread was excellent. Had the greens... More 

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Laguna Beach
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The entire menu Gluten Free!! My hubby doesn't have to eat gf, nor does he really like it. But his best friend and I both have celiac so he was outvoted. Everything was delicious. I'll admit the breads were a bit weak. But it's tough especially at altitude. The killer was the pasta! Homemade and so delicious, even hubby raved... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In the European tradition of fine dining, Ludwig's Restaurant provided our family an exceptional dining experience. From the moment we entered Ludwig's and our coats were promptly whisked away, to the incredible gluten free desserts to finish our meal, every element of a fine dining experience was delivered with impeccable skill and style. Our server Anjelica was a delight and... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

To start as you walk in the decor and atmosphere are outstanding as well as unique. The food was very good and the presentation great. The service was great with many complimentary wait staff. Overall they took the extra step to make the dining experience outstanding.

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Brooklyn, NY
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209 reviews 209 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We scored a special $69 half-price coupon for this place and even at full price it would have been worth the tariff. We both started with the lobster bisque. This was a delicious bowl of soup with 2 chunks of tasty lobster. We follwed with the rack of lamb and these were double-cut chops cooked perfectly to order. The meat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Food and service were impeccable. You would never guess it is gluten free. Warm, wonderful and welcoming. I had a salmon piccata and my husband had the rack of elk. Everything from start to finish was beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Desert, bread (yes, gluten free) was much better than ever expected.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657
    (W. Meadow Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Complimentary Vail bus route, Village Inn bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-5429

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Austrian, Swiss, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Ludwig's is pleased to offer European cuisine, featuring a menu of entirely gluten-free dishes artfully crafted by our Executive Chef Florian Schwarz. Every item on the menu, including fresh made pastas, bread and desserts, is gluten free. Fresh ingredients, light and healthy, carefully prepared - this is what you can expect with every visit. Ludwig's boasts an award-winning selection of wine, refined European service and attention to detail. Treat yourself to a Vail tradition.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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