We finally went to dinner at Elway’s. (Elway's Vail, 174 East Gore Creek Dr., Vail, CO 81657, tel. 970-754-7818, www.elways.com/Vail). They were having a 3-course menu for $45 which Joe Infantino, the GM, said we could share. We’re glad we tried it. Our server, Charlie, an ex-math teacher, was delightful. We sat in the main part of the restaurant and even in mud season there were other tables there too. Unfortunately the bar (which has sports on two TVs) is practically in the main dining room—separated by a divider made of wooden slats. There was one table in the bar making too much noise. We didn’t want to imagine how noisy it would be when the bar is full during the season. The special menu was limited but had choices that were interesting. We started with the Rhode Island style Calamari (regularly $13.50) described as “pepperoncinis and cherry peppers, tempura-battered baby corn and bleu cheese-stuffed olives”. It was a huge order and was crisp and good (didn’t taste the blue cheese in the olive, however). For our main we chose the 10 oz. ribeye which came with one side. We chose the mashed potatoes and ordered an additional side of sautéed wild mushrooms ($9.50). We asked for the ribeye to be medium (which was a mistake) but it was still good. The Elway’s spice rub on it was very good. The portions were huge and we ended up taking some of each dish home. Finally the people in the bar left and it was pleasant. For dessert we ordered the Elway’s vanilla ice cream and freshly baked oatmeal cookies. They were good but not innovative enough for us. We understood all of the complaints that we had heard from friends. Even so, we would recommend you try it. We spent $59.08 plus tip.
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