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Ludwig's Restaurant

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-479-5429
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Ranked #18 of 105 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: W. Meadow Drive
Transit: Complimentary Vail bus route, Village Inn bus stop.
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.
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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great that we didn't have to go far to enjoy a traditional celebration dinner. Beautifully presented and very tasty.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was our last meal in Vail. I scored a table only through the ingenuity of my concierge because they were booked up for months. With a walk down the street from my condo, I was transported to the Swiss Alps. The wait staff is incredibly professional. The food was superb. I can't say enough good things about Ludwig's. It... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The service at this restaurant was lovely.The meal was absolutely delicious, the different flavours worked perfectly together. It was difficult not to fill up on bread as it was very rare for me to have one choice when it comes to Gluten free bread let alone three! This is a coeliac speaking... You would never know that the entire menu... More 

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Loved the decor and the service was great, Angelica was very nice and knowledgeable. Had the rack of lamb which was out of this world sooo yumm ... local greens salad was great as well and to our surprise we got a curry shrimp soup taster -chef compliments - very delicious. The desert presentation was fabulous, and it was very... More 

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Avon, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had been wanting to try Ludwig's since seeing the menu last year. After the holidays we decided to give it a whirl. WOW! It was a pure delight. The atmosphere was warm & elegant. The staff was attentive and friendly including the sommelier, who was quite helpful. The menu made it difficult to choose just one entree since everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I ate here during a busy period in December, We have sampled many restaurants during the many years we have been married so it has become uncomfortably easy to see the same flaws repeated in so many establishments. However, Ludwigs did not disappoint in the slightest, on the contrary in fact. The service was impeccable; our lovely... More 

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jfaessler, Owner at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you some much for your 5 Star review. We are delighted to hear that you and your husband had a wonderful dinner at our Ludwig's Restaurant. It is our goal for our guests to have a delectable and unforgettable experience. We truly appreciate your review and will pass along the positive feedback to our service team members and for... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We ate here during the busy holiday week with a large party and we couldn't have been more pleased. Our server was very attentive to our needs and took the time to answer our questions and offer recommendations. The rack of lamb was an excellent choice and cooked to perfection. Make sure to save room for dessert, they have a... More 

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jfaessler, Owner at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed yourselves at Ludwigs during the busy holiday season. Your feedback is very important to our efforts as we strive to do the best job we can in creating a fantastic dining experience for all. We hope that you will come see us again the... More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

For more than 35 years we have come to Vail. We enjoy fine dining and service. It was dispainoting to arrive to a a room half empty on the 28Th of december in Vail. Service was extremly slow and food quality disapiting. we returned 3 of our dishes. Sonnenalp used to be a fine place to dine. Worst was the... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We selected Ludwig's for our Christmas Eve dinner based on positive recommendations. Unfortunately we were disappointed both with the service and food presentation. At Ludwig's price point we were expecting excellent but got mediocre. Our meals came out of the kitchen cold, the service was very slow ( 2 hours sitting at our table before getting our main course. Most... More 

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jfaessler, Owner at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to let us know we fell short of your expectations. First, I would like to apologize for the timing and the pace of our five course Christmas Eve dinner - and the overall presentation of the food on a special evening like this. We were saddened to hear that your overall dining experience truly... More 

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Additional Information about Ludwig's Restaurant

Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: +1 970-479-5429
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: European

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