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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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food tray. The service fantastic. Our server was magnificent. The restaurant is also beautiful. We did not get to sit on patio which would have been great.

Thank Gilbert A
Plano, Texas
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for lunch and were totally blown away by the food and service. My husband loved the stainless steel container w/ mini-ladle to sprinkle his salt on his burger. The patio gave us a creek side view which was entertaining.

Thank read_to_lead
Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with our adult children and friends. It was fabulous food and good wait staff. Nice wine menu as well!

Thank Susan M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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281 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another great Vail restaurant ....... with a view of Gore Creek. Have done this venue as a couple, with 8 roudy golfer as well as 4 couples and never experienced a bad dinner. Ask for a sitting by the windows to view the Gore Creek. If you do rotating deserts ask for the round table.

Thank garnett h
Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I thought we would have a nice lunch on the outdoor section of Sweet Basil. This restaurant has always adjusted to times and taste with an updated menu. We opted for a burrata bruschetta with roasted cucumbers and pine nuts was bursting flavor. We followed this with a porkbelly sandwich perfectly grilled. That was enough for us... More 

Thank trek2015
New York, NY
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my husband and his parents here for dinner on our daytrip to Vail. It was our first day out and what an amazing dinner. We had drinks beforehand and chatted with the friendly bartender. We were all amazed by the food - all of us loved each appetizer and entree! At the end of our trip, we all... More 

Thank joiedevivi
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went while I was back for a special occasion of my daughters wedding celebration. One day we headed out to Vail and it was lovely to have lunch overlooking the creek and enjoy mouth watering flavors and suggestions from a great lady who waited on us. Very Lush was the Heirloom Salad and Oysters and Ahi Ceviche! The Calamari was... More 

Thank Kelly C
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sweet Basil is a Vail institution! Has been at least 15 years since my last visit, and our dinner was very impressive. Creative menu, very fresh ingredients, great service, fantastic location. Expensive, yes. Definitely worth it!

Thank scdlondonmom
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow I have to say this dinner was one of the very best ever! Fresh ingredients , beautiful room with the view of the river though Vail, friendly staff and prompt service. Just wish I could have licked my plate clean!!!! Now that is good food!!

Thank Colleen P
The Woodlands, Texas
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 1st time to each lunch at Sweet Basil. We had only eaten dinner there on previous trips. Everything was wonderful. We were asked to sit outdoors and got a wonderful table overlooking Gore Creek. They had good wines by the glass. I ordered the chicken salad which was great. My husband likes more eclectic food so he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
American, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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?