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Vail Chophouse

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Slopeside, 675 Lionshead Place, Vail, CO 81658 (Arrabelle)
Buses make several stops throughout the Lionshead Village on a very regular basis. Transportation between Lionshead Village and the surrounding areas is very easy and accessible via the local public transit system.
(970) 477-0555
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Conveniently located at the base of the Gondola in Lionshead Village the...
Conveniently located at the base of the Gondola in Lionshead Village the Vail Chophouse offers incredible views of Vail Mountain and sits amidst all the activity of the area. The slopeside restaurant additionally features great steaks and fresh seafood, along with an eclectic lunch menu, a welcoming staff and one of the best lunch and apres decks available in the Vail Valley.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Après ski, early dinner

We had a great dinner about 5 after a long day of skiing. Lamb chops and mac and cheese are great...yes, mac and cheese at a chophouse. We've had all three and they are great. Nice wines by the glass and service was fantastic. Reservations are needed - she snuck as in even early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
jenadove
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Columbus, Ohio
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Columbus, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner about 5 after a long day of skiing. Lamb chops and mac and cheese are great...yes, mac and cheese at a chophouse. We've had all three and they are great. Nice wines by the glass and service was fantastic. Reservations are needed - she snuck as in even early.

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Wanaka
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We dined here twice during our ski week at Vail in March. The service was excellent and the food & wine selection good. A good place to go with a big group. Prices reasonable by Vail standards.

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Delray Beach, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Really, it was magic, we had dinner reservations but had no idea that they have their very own magician from 5:30-8:30 ish. Other food was very good but the magician was amazing and was all my son could talk about the next day. We would strongly recommend the restaurant for families for the good and entertainment

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went here looking for an amazing steak and were willing to pay for it. Unfortunately they didn't deliver. No indication of whether cuts are grain / grass fed and at $50us for a steak, that's pretty poor. Paid an extreme price for pub grub. Steak was no better than the local pub. Very disappointing.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ruth Chris prices but not Ruth Chris food. Skip it unless you want to spend $50 on a $10 steak. The brussel sprouts were undercooked and by the tie the server came back to check we were finished. Or would have sent them back. Just go for drinks and an app

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Coto de Caza, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very convenient near the gondola in Lionshead. We stayed at the Lifthouse Lodge and it was a very short walk to get there. We had a group of six for dinner. I had the Prime Rib as did others and it was average. I did however have the Shrimp Cocktail appetizer and they were very firm and excellent. The Caesar... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

The Food here is wonderful! Varied menu was welcomed. Great magician to entertain the kiddos. Our service declined once our waitress was seated a large group, but Mary, the manager made it up to us graciously. We would still love to eat here again simply because of Mary's professional attitude and the wonderful food

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Yeah, its unique and is slambin. Highly reco this place. I had the pasta bolegnesse (sp?) And that was stout. Solid food and drink menu in a great atmo in the center of lions head. Plan to check out the hotel next door next time I come to Vail. Good work.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Located right near the gondola in Lionshead Village, this is a nice stop for lunch. The day we stopped for lunch, it was sunny and unseasonably warm and we were able to dine outside which was really nice. The members of our group had soup, burgers, and sandwiches. The food was very good; but expensive for lunch. Our service was... More 

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Atmosphere is very nice, great location at the base of the Lionshead Gondola. Upscale setting/decor, yet relaxed enough to fell comfortable in casual ski attire. The food was very,very good...small serving sizes made up by high quality. Service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Slopeside, 675 Lionshead Place, Vail, CO 81658
    (Arrabelle)
  • Public Transportation: Buses make several stops throughout the Lionshead Village on a very regular basis. Transportation between Lionshead Village and the surrounding areas is very easy and accessible via the local public transit system.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: (970) 477-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view

Description

Conveniently located at the base of the Gondola in Lionshead Village the Vail Chophouse offers incredible views of Vail Mountain and sits amidst all the activity of the area. The slopeside restaurant additionally features great steaks and fresh seafood, along with an eclectic lunch menu, a welcoming staff and one of the best lunch and apres decks available in the Vail Valley.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?