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$20 - $40
American, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

Alys’ Restaurant is an oasis in a fine dining desert! The environment is great, especially the patio. The dining room is tasteful and relaxing. The staff is friendly and attentive with Alys making the rounds to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. The food is done...well with always something of interest on the menu along with the usual steak and grilled meats fare. Only the best quality will make it to the table here. The list of desserts is incredible and mainly house made. I have to make a comment on the wines and cocktails. The wine list is impressive and inexpensive at half the cost you would expect in a larger town. And I will challenge you to find a quality cocktail at this price anywhere. Alys, I don’t know how you do it but thank you for what you have built here!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021

Alys is THE BEST. Choices of at least 7 - 8 main dishes. Salad or soup AND dessert included in the price. Fabuous wine list with the MOST Reasonable prices. Quality superb. Staffing exceptionally qualified. Inside OR outside seating available. Charming setting, BUT most importantly,...you feel at home and a valued customer. Our second night reservation was for outside, BUT the weather intervened. Alys graciously managed her seating to move our large group of 9 inside where we were safe from the elements AND well-fed. Would return any time wherever Alys is located. Fortunately, we are able to visit, be charmed and well fed for the last at least 8 years...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2020

We try to make it to La Veta each year for the Stonewall Century Ride and whenever we do we make sure to eat at Alys' Restaurant. Since we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alys only had outside seating available for 4...tables and we were grateful to be able to dine there. As always, the service and food was wonderful - between being greeted by Alys and served by long time employee, Anne, it's such a personable experience that makes us always come back. During these trying times, I think it's really important to support small business so when things do get back to normal, they will still be around to enjoy. La Veta is a six hour drive for us but we're already strategizing how we can come back sooner than next year's ride. Thanks Alys and Anne and any behind the scenes crew for making our evening spectacular!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020

We had a wonderful dinner on the outside patio that allowed for social distancing during COVID. Alys and her staff were so friendly and they made our anniversary dinner very special. The drinks were wonderful, the wine list was impressive, and the dinner was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020 via mobile

Visiting during covid so only carry out was available. I have a feeling the in house dining experience would have been great. The food was locally sourced meats and produce and were great! The salad had the sweetest cherry tomatoes ever! The blue cheese dressing...was really good! My husband had a flat iron steak which came with mashed potatoes and broccoli. He was pleased and ate every bite! I had the eggplant polenta lasagna which was fantastic. The marinara was rich and deep in flavor, the polenta was creamy and luscious. The eggplant was really soft and flavorful. Meal came w desserts which were delectable peanut butter brownies and a slice of peach plum pie. Obviously a person who knows and cares about food is running this place. Good stuff! Customer service was a little subpar but forgiven in strange times like these...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

Fantastic food. Simple atmosphere. Service friendly. Their prices for the quality is unbelievable. Definitely a 5 🌟 night.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

On the menu that Friday nite was lavender chicken. Wife and I didn't know it was a seasoning. Excellent! Been eating at Alys' since Fireside in Walsenburg. Made a special trip to La Vita Inn just to eat at her restaurant. Alys visits each table...at dinner's end. Nice touch!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 16, 2019

I went to La Veta, CO , in November and I was told to choose a restaurant for my dinner meals. I choose Aly's and was the best choice. The place is very family style, don't forget to take a look at the bathroom with...a great and exclusive bath tub that you won't need, but is special to see. the food choices were great , and not just what I had but all of them. Aly is always there hosting you and making sure to make you feel like your home.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 30, 2019

By pre-arrangement we were the first arrivals and were seated at a favorite table near the patio doors where we were 'guarded' by Alys' two wonderful Australian Sheepdogs, "Ace" and "Charlie" who were sunning themselves just outside. A very nice bottle of Valor Cava from...Spain started off the Thanksgiving Day dinner with excellent service by Hannah and her husband Eric. Alys always checks on her guests and provided interesting conversation as the remaining patrons began to arrive. Alys makes an extra special effort to make her guests feel like family and the dinner provide by Dale in the kitchen was well worth the brief wait. We come back here because Alys Restaurant is a special place, with special talented people who make your stay enjoyable above and beyond a standard establishment. To us, it is a well kept secret for the locals and for those of us who drive a fair distance, some reportedly from New Mexico... well worth it. See you on December 24th for a Christmas Eve dinner! ... Thank you as always.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Alys R, Owner at Alys' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2019

You are more than welcome 😀

Reviewed October 31, 2019

Once againe Aly great food and good service while I was at Ricky Tims. We had lunch and dinner and can recomend all the meals on the menue.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
Yes Alys is having Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 2pm but you should get a reservation as I think most of her tables that day are already reserved.
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Vasual to dress. Whatever your mood.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alys' Restaurant

Yes, Alys' Restaurant offers takeout services.

Alys' Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5