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“good slopeside restaurant”

The Blonde Bear Tavern
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Skiing originated in Europe and was refined in world-famous resorts throughout the Alps. The Blonde Bear Tavern gives you a taste of classic dishes from those regions interpreted through the casual laid-back attitude for which Taos Ski Valley is known.
Sugar Land
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388 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
“good slopeside restaurant”
Reviewed April 1, 2011

We were fans of the now closed Joseph's table in Taos and were intrigued by the online menu of Chef Joseph's new restaurant, located in the Edelwiess spa at the base of Taos Ski valley. The fried onion rings & chiles were excellent, with a nice texture & bite they were quickly gobbled up. The potato chips were OK. The meatball sandwich was hearty and spicy with a nice roll that stood up to the meat. My husband & son both enjoyed their chile burgers. The chicken soup was flavorful, full of tasty veggies & chicken. My squash & kale enchiladas were good, but I would have liked a bit more sauce & spice. We did not order dessert. Service was fine. Lunch, apres & dinner are offered and the hearty, spicy & generously portioned soups & sandwiches are a great deal compared to most mountain restaurants. The atmosphere is fine, but it is not romantic like Joseph's table. We would return here.

  • Visited March 2011
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Los Angeles
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant. Best in Taos Ski Valley.”
Reviewed August 4, 2010

The Edelweiss restaurant is a wonderful gem. The menu is varied, the food is first class, and the prices are reasonable for the quality of the experience.

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Dallas, Texas
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Really good food!”
Reviewed June 11, 2010

The food was great and the people nice. This restaurant was somewhat expensive, but felt like a treat and was worth it!

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1 Thank countryskipper
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Wausau, WI
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
Reviewed February 14, 2008

We had an excellent dinner experience at the Edelweiss Restaurant. Two members of our party opted for tapas and the other two party members ordered dinner entrees. Everything was experttly prepared and service was very attentive. I would definitely recommend to others.

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Phoenix, AZ
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Dining Experience of the Year”
Reviewed December 26, 2007

My family and I ate at the Edelweiss Lodge on X-mas eve. I could not come up with a single complaint. The food was great and the homemade egg nog was out of this world. We asked to talk to the chef (who was also the owner) to find out how he made it. He came out and was happy to let us in on his secret. He was the most interesting restaurant owner I have ever met. He sat with us at the bar for almost an hour talking.

We went out looking for some pizza but got a dining experience that was much better than expected.

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