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Ludwig's Restaurant

#14 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    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
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We had breakfast there, once our hotel`s restaurant was closed and it was wonderful! It was snowing and the view from the restaurant windows was gorgeous! The food was outstanding, with delicious blueberries, raspberries that we usually don`t have in our hometown. Various types of bread, eggs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've eaten at Ludwig's prior to this visit and I must say that my last visit was better. The last visit i had opted for the breakfast buffet and was able to order made to order eggs at no additional charge. This time we opted for the buffet but the made to order eggs were an additional $7. The buffet... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had breakfast there, once our hotel`s restaurant was closed and it was wonderful! It was snowing and the view from the restaurant windows was gorgeous! The food was outstanding, with delicious blueberries, raspberries that we usually don`t have in our hometown. Various types of bread, eggs, bacon, sausages and really delicious chocolate croissants! Hot tea, juices and coffee are... More 

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65 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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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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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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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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78 helpful votes 78 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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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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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

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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?