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“Offbeat cuisine will charm” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil
193 Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
+1 970-476-0125
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Ranked #5 of 100 Restaurants in Vail
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wall Street
Description: Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike since 1977. The cuisine is creative contemporary American utilizing many cultural influences from around the world. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the restaurant blends fine dining with a captivating "bistro-like" energy.
Pueblo, Colorado
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Offbeat cuisine will charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect, some reviews have been mixed...but I tried something new and wasn't disappointed. Sweet Basil has unique twists on food, friendly service and a very nice atmosphere. Like other places in Vail, they have an extensive wine list and a nice open bar area to create good flow. Prices were on par with the area.

Visited April 2013
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Still the king or queen of Vail.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I never fail to go to Sweet Basil when I am in Vail. The food and service are always excellent. This restaurant is a bit upscale, but if you go for lunch, your wallet will appreciate it. Reservations are a must.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston MA
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Delicious! Hard to get reservations so book ahead! I had the sweet breads which were lovely...Overall I think it was the best meal we had in Vail

Visited March 2013
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Greeley, Colorado
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“Great service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Went here on recommendation by several people and it was very good! I am not the "fine dining" type but this was a lovely dinner. Very unique choices for food and our table loved everything we ordered. Our server was EXCELLENT and really made it a wonderful evening. Food is definitely pricy but it goes with the type of restaurant it is. If you are looking for fine dining and unique recipes versus your average steak, this is a really nice place. While it would only be a special occassion type of place for me, it really fits the Vail scene and I think the staff made you feel very welcome.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A runner who falldown in front of the finish line”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Its a shame all the effort that many people; Cheff, owner and all people are doing in the kitchen that waiters screw up with bad attention, just because im not a ROCK STAR , or a Vail Public relation guy. (Vail relations guys where in the next table, so they where so busy attending them)

If.... they can improve the service, it will become one of the best restaurants in Vail, you have too much to learn from the restaurant in San sebastian hotel.

About the dishes and food, is really impressive and delicious, they even have a good coffee. is excellent located close to the Lifter 1. but a bad service its a bad condiment for an excellent food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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