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Sweet Basil

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193 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sample the fabulous selection of small plate appetizers coupled with a great bottle of Domaine Serene Yamhill Pinot! You won't be disappointed. Sit out on the front or back terrace, but arrive early! It isn't inexpensive but the cuisine is worth every morsel! The Caesar salad is second to none! The Kona Crudo is an amazing blast of citrus &... More 

Thank Carolyn K
Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you feel special the moment you walk in the door. excellent service, excellent food and recommend the lamb

Thank gardenofEden667102
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner with Jesse as our waiter. He was great, and the food was so very good. Plan ahead and book several weeks in advance and this restaurant will be a highlight of your stay as well.

Thank Gkj9
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sweet Basil has an incredible elevated outdoor dining area with viewing of the shops, creek and people watching. The food from the appetizers to the entrees is one not to miss. This restaurant is always on our list of must stops when we are in Vail, CO.

Thank Mary G
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Vail many times but have never made it to Sweet Basil. I know they have many great reviews but couldn't resist writing another. I had the Ahi Ceviche. It was fabulous. In Fact the best i have ever had!! Seriously. Then had the salmon sandwich. Again, it was extremely good!! I don't like fries my waiter... More 

Thank Cindi A
Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with 3 families with children and had a lovely experience. Decor is nice and sitting by the creek was enjoyable. Server was pleasant and patient with the children and selection for all was good. Sandwich bread was much more than I expected however they offer an open face option which took care of that worry. Would recommend for families... More 

Thank Valleygirl1_11
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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507 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

5 star treatment. Beautiful venue. We had lunch for my wife and I which included Blackened Halibut Tacos and Seared Salmon Sandwich. The sandwich came with Truffle fries which were absolutely the best I've ever had anywhere. Both lunches were amazing. Prices are very high (but aren't they all in Vail?). We were very satisfied and it was a real... More 

Thank Bob L
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Same owners as Mountain Standard. Menu is fantastic. Fun eating at the bar. Would recommend anything on the menu.

Thank James D
Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting, fabulous service and the food was divine! We had raw oysters which were from Oregon and very fresh, fish and lamb entrees which were both awesome! I would certainly recommend this wonderful place & suggest reservations. We sat on the back patio overlooking the creek bank of Gore River. Can't wait to return!

Thank TTJOklahoma
Los Angeles, California
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157 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the street it looks like a small outdoor bistro--but once you enter, it is a complex of rooms that goes all the way through to the water. The servers were very attentive, knowledgeable, prompt and courteous. The food was delicious, although sort of ordinary in presentation. I would have thought for the price, it would be more artful. An... 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
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, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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 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?