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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Followed the advice of the hotel front desk and had seen the previous reviews. The service was great, the restaurant beautiful, and we had a very nice view. The food was very good, but still thought the prices were extravagant for the portion sizes (even though we were there during off season and the entrees were reduced in price). Glad... More 

Thank LVancleave
Devizes, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two days before THE wedding at Saddle Ridge we visited nearby Vail for lunch. We had a recommendation from the Bride's family and were not disappointed. Excellent service and delicious food. Thank you all at Sweet Basil.

Thank TravellerDevizes
Golden, Colorado
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182 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a perfect lunch! I don't know how we have missed this restaurant, but we are certainly glad we found it today! The room is sophisticated yet casual, with a very attractive bar and wine display. I so enjoyed sitting along the wall of windows overlooking Gore Creek. Next time, when it's warmer, I hope we'll be able to sit... More 

Thank Graciel
Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We asked a local where she'd have lunch, so we followed her suggestion which did not disappoint! We all ordered their Colorado Burger queso de mano & fat tire fondue, bread & butter pickles, charred onion, french fries. Dare I say one of the best burgers I have ever eaten - truly. Oh, and our server was simply amazing.

Thank lisaslight24seven
Denver, Colorado
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a great lunch at Sweet Basil. Here is what we loved: 1. The ambiance is very nice. For lunch, sitting by the large windows overlooking the yellow Aspen trees and the creek was so nice. The restaurant is very bright and clean inside. 2. Our waiter, Jesse, was very attentive, professional, and friendly. 3. The food was very... More 

Thank Andrea P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat outside for lunch on a sunny beautiful day. The lunch menu had lots of good options. I had the salmon sandwich and my daughter had the fish tacos. Both were excellent. The restaurant was basically empty at 11:30 am and service was slow, I can not imagine it when full.

Thank Carmen F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Sweet Basil. Made the false assumption that we would not need reservations during the off season so ended up sitting at the bar. Struck up a great conversation with the couple sitting next to us and with the bar tender. Food was outstanding - seriously, when was the last time you had pork that... More 

Thank KeepOnTravelingUsa
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this place a while back and had that rare experience that even now months later I can still recall the nuances of flavor on my plate. It was the beef filet with just a hint of caraway. The steak was cooked perfectly and the caraway applied with a deft hand. Everything on the plate came together in perfect... More 

Thank Mj1721
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found the food to be very good and the service as well. The entrees were unique and very tasty. I am on a gluten free diet and they had a fair selection that was ok for me to eat. The wine list was excellent. We ate lunch.

Thank austintxgal
Munich, Germany
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had trout and it was very good. The salad to start with was with tomatoes and peach and was fantastic. The service was indeed very good so there is not much more to say, but to recommend this place.

Thank kauniit

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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
American, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?