Dish is a departure from the standard dining scene in and around Vail. If you remember the small-plate tasting menu from Samplings in Frisco & Breckenridge (those properties have gone out of business) then you’ll find Dish to be a variation of that concept, but better.
Upscale crowd. Casual, not snobby. If your table is near the bar, expect noise. The place is often packed so make reservations. Décor is minimalist, which allows you to concentrate on the food. Not for kids or big families. The menu is strictly adult.
Big bottles of complimentary still or sparkling water were served within minutes of being seated as was a welcome appetizer. The staff is young, knowledgeable and professional. Service may seem a little slow, but you’re here for the culinary experience, not to dine and dash.
Before heading to Dish, go to its website (eatdrinkdish.com). What you see is what you will get. There is a Chef’s tasting menu of 6 dishes for $45 per person (April 2010). The chef decides the 6 courses (one appetizer, one soup, three savory, one dessert), not you. Some selections are tiny, some are substantial. Many can be ordered as full-size, main course plates (approximately $25 each) if you don’t want the tasting menu option. Since we were four people, three chose the tasting option so that they could sample a wider variety of dishes. All were simply outstanding. My cod was done to perfection and voted best of all the dishes. Original recipes. Combinations that sound unusual but they surprise you, and work perfectly. And they satisfy. You won’t leave Dish feeling hungry.
Wine & Cocktails
Most start around $60. Cocktails are $9, with some really original creations, like the Corpse Reviver #2 (with Absinthe.)
Get out of Vail & Lionshead. Go to Edwards and experience Dish. It serves quality, sophisticated food in casual surroundings that won’t disappoint.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.