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Sweet Basil

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193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549 (Wall Street)
+1 970-476-0125
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting menu and nice typical Vail setting. Waiter seemed a bit annoyed at our request for detail on preparation and seeking his guidance (like gee: just order and trust us). All in all a good meal and we will return soon.

Thank gogo1951
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone seems to love Sweet Basil and now I know why! We went for lunch and did not have a reservation on NY weekend. The host sat us in the front by the windows looking out into Vail village. The bar was open so worst case we would have asked to sit at bar and been fine but it was... More 

Thank BAKinKC
Short Hills, New Jersey
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While pricey it is WELL WORTH IT. Great food, excellent service, even the bartenders helped with a creative cocktail or 2. Reservations are challenging so book early. Sweet Basil is our ALL TIME FAVORITE in Vail.

Thank Robin B
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed Sweet Basil! My dad unfortunately could only join us for a brief time because he is sick, but they were very accommodating, gave us the best table in the house, and made it a memorable experience!

Thank Brynn k
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate at Sweet Basil over MLK weekend and was pleased to discover that it is still excellent. Great ambiance, food, and service.

Thank argosyinc
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant BUT the food is overrated. The service, let's just say aloof. They seemed to make us feel like we didn't belong there. Will not return.

Thank Angela P
Chicago, Illinois
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168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We finally were able to dine at this restaurant, with reservations always being at a premium. The Brussels Sprouts, olives and bruschetta were great starters as we enjoyed our cocktails with home made sour dough. Entrees were stone bass, salmon, chicken and the onion and fig pasta. While this is a top Culinary restaurant because of the fusion of spices... More 

Thank Raphael L
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303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've eaten here twice the last 10 days. Both times were good, but not completely perfect enough for 5 stars. First time the food was a little cool, but not cool enough to send back. It was nice though. Had the wagyu (very good) and the agnolotti. Service was excellent - well done Tasha. Second time the food was excellent.... More 

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We come here on almost all our visits to Vail. It is consistently good food with great staff. There specials are always something great to try.

Thank J W
Boston, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered in off the street on the early side of the evening. All the tables were booked for the night but we had only a short wait before being shown to very nice seats at the bar. It was a great way to enjoy this hot spot on short notice.

Thank Seadog14926

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-0125
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?