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Ludwig's Restaurant

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-479-5429
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Ranked #15 of 101 restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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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 - Ocean to Table - with our Executive Chef, Florian Schwarz. Florian specializes in fresh seafood and other guest favorites, bringing a new and exciting twist to the Ludwig's menu. The catch-of-the-day from Hawaii to Maine will be served at Ludwig's the following day in a light and delicious cuisine. Florian will highlight his experience by preparing Colorado venison and elk with a uniquely tender consistency not typically found in wild game cuisine. Fresh ingredients, light and healthy, artfully prepared - the new Ludwig's theme. Still present at Ludwig's is the award-winning selection of wine, refined European service and attention to detail. Treat yourself to an updated Vail tradition.
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88% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a wonderful breakfast on the patio, outside the sunroom. We could look down on Gore Creek and could hear the water. A very nice setting. You can have the buffet or can order breakfast off the menu. Breakfast was delicious. The wait staff was very friendly.

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Westminster, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Breakfast was very good. The "sunroom" is a beautiful place to sit. Waitstaff were very helpful and friendly

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184 reviews 184 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a voucher through Travelzoo so the cost wasn't what the menus said for us. That being said, the prices were still quite high. You expect this in Vail. You get to spend every dollar you expect here. The service was friendly but a bit slow too.

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Denver, CO
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I love Ludwig's but then again, I love everything about the Sonnenalp. We ate dinner here over spring break with a Travel Zoo certificate and we had a fabulous meal. The service was excellent (very hard to find this in Vail) and the food was top-notch quality. Of course, the alpine Austrian ambience of Ludwig's and all of Sonnenalp can't... More

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Vail, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Old school feel to the room was charming, All the food great. very good selection of breakfast favorites. Just make sure you don't go late or the section gets significantly smaller at the end of service.

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Madison, TN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I ordered John Dory, a fish, and it was very fishy tasting and I have had it before and it never tasted so bad. I could not finish my meal. It was, however, not the waiters fault. Stefan was great!! The dessert was also very good.

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Boulder, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Ludwig's is located inside the Sonnenalp Hotel, and a bit difficult to find even once you are there. If you are looking for old world ambiance, this is it. Both the atmosphere and the service were impeccable. For a restaurant of the stature, our food experience was a bit of a mixed bag. My potato soup was outstanding, as was... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed dinner here & the place was packed! Despite having a large group seated near us, the noise level never really increased, which was quite nice! The service was a bit slow, but I'm sure it was due to the business of the restaurant & not to lack of effort on the part of our waiter. Three... More

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Draper, Utah
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Ludwig's is a place we did not know much about and neither did many of our friends but based upon some reviews we decided to take a chance and we are so glad we did. It's truly a beautiful restaurant reminiscent of being in the Alps. Interestingly seafood is featured here and we had some of the finest cured Salmon... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I braved a trip over Vail Pass in a snowstorm to go to Ludwig's. We loved the interior, comforting and charming. The service was top notch, and the food presented with such appeal. We loved every minute of it. I had the Alaskan Halibut which was excellent; my husband had the Sea Bass which he found a... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about Ludwig's Restaurant! I am delighted you enjoyed your experience and especially the desserts from our Pastry Chef Bernie. We pride ourselves on quality ingredients and perfect preparation to ensure you feel quite at home. Again, thank your for your visit and I am glad that we were able to make your... More

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