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Mountain Standard

$$ - $$$American, ,
193 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-476-0123
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pimento cheese” (32 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Gastropub, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
193 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

The setting of this restaurant is very nice. The staff very friendly but understaffed in both the kitchen & table service. It took an hour to get drinks & appetizer then another hour for our entrees & dessert. If time is limited, find a different...More

Thank jcaeiouy
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We eat here every time we're in Vail. Love the food & drinks. Atmosphere is lively. It's one of our favorite restaurants in Vail. Make a reservation ahead of time. Sitting at the bar for dinner is fun too.

Thank jhintile14
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Best meal and best service I had in Vail. I found most of the restaurants to be long on price and short on product. This place had it all. Great food. Perfect ambiance. Impeccable service and friendliness. Truly fantastic and a must for any visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 3, 2017

If you want to have one of the best meals in Vail Colorado, try this restaurant! From start to Finnish the meal we had was fabulous! We had the salmon and the hanger state. One of their specialties is the BBQ chicken. Both meals were...More

1  Thank Adele G
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Sort of stumbled on to Mountain Standard while looking for another place and it turned out to be a really great accident. Good burgers, nice beer selection, and great service. A little off the beaten path, but worth the walk.

Thank a1963corvette
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Loved walking around Vail village and then stopping here for dinner. So many good choices on the menu. We had the sea salt biscuits, pimento cheese and ribs. Was hard to choose but so glad we came and would definitely go back to try other...More

Thank tekphilly
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We stopped in for some apps- and ordered a bunch of them. The shrimp and grits were about the best ever- we actually had to get another order! Nice wine list and craft cocktails. Highly recommend.

Thank James C
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Don't miss the duck! Best margaritas in Vail. Olives were tasty but skimpy portion size. Love this restaurant--our favorite in Vail. But with this visit, the place seemed a bit dirty. Tables, chairs, floors all need a deep clean. Hopefully that'll get done before winter....More

Thank HAV847
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I don't want to be misleading by suggesting we've been to all of the many fine dining options in the Vail area, but Moutain Standard is outstanding! The service is great, the menu is intriguing, and most importantly the food is outstanding!! (And if you...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I wish we would have enjoyed the food here. The location with the view of the creek is nice and could be enjoyable. The food I overdone, not allowing the fish to show its flavor. The steak tartar is average.

Thank stlme2014
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September 2, 2015|
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Response from TomWall60 | Reviewed this property |
I would doubt it if they could handle a large group. It is a very busy restaurant in a tight space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657
  • Public Transportation: The Vail Village free in town bus shuttle is available year round throughout the village. Take the bus to the Covered Bridge stop and proceed as noted below. Free public transportation is also available from East to West Vail into the Transportation Center at the main parking structure.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-0123
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From the creators of the legendary Sweet Basil in Vail Colorado, comes a fresh, innovative new restaurant. Aptly named Mountain Standard, this rustic and relaxed tavern aims to set a new standard in the Vail valley by using an ancient form of cooking.The majority of Mountain Standard’s menu is prepared via the most primal cooking method: over an open and live wood fire. The only restaurant in the valley to devote themselves to this age-old way of cooking, the food at this exciting new restaurant has rustic, bold and honest flavors, focusing on the purest ingredients in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.Service, like the cuisine, has that perfect balance of providing a first class dining experience with a more casual vibe. There is no smoke and mirrors here – no fuss – just simple, honest, from the heart service and cooking. The beauty of the creek side location is mirrored by the high energy vibe of this dynamic restaurant.It is this energy, outstanding service, and hand crafted food that enables Mountain Standard to offer a truly unique dining experience, approachable and enjoyable to everyone.
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