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“Quality & Quantity”
Review of Dive Fish House - CLOSED

Dive Fish House
Price range: $3 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 6
Description: Dive {fish house} is the newest incarnation from Pollyanna Forster + Chris Irving. Dive is located in the former dish restaurant + bar space in edwards colorado. With a spectacular oyster and crudo bar, a seafood-centric menu which also includes gorgeous steaks, chicken and pork presentations, dive is your vail valley seafood destination. We get our seafood flown in daily from both coasts and the Hawaiian Islands. Dive's new look transports you to maritime France with cool seaglass blues, vintage milk glass chandeliers, and rich aquamarine velvet drapes. Our beverage program focuses on handcrafted cocktails like the "20 order" punch and a well curated wine list of crustaceous loving varietals. Come in for a few oysters and a glass of champagne and stay for the amazing menu + ambiance.
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Quality & Quantity”
Reviewed April 17, 2010

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.

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Eagle, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fabulous atmosphere, delicious food”
Reviewed December 19, 2009

For a great dining experience, you can't beat dish. We have eaten here 5 times over the past 2 years while on ski vacations in the area. We have taken guests to dine here several times and Dish never failed to impress. Three lady chefs offer an innovative menu with deliciously different choices and pairings. The restaurant serves smallish portions so one can order several items to sample. A fixed price 7 item Chef's Choice option is available for the hungry, adventurous diner. The service has been great; attentive without hovering and absolutely no snob factor here! The atmosphere is welcoming and somehow the restaurant feels intimate yet spacious. I almost hate to submit this review. I don't want the place to get so crowded that I can't get it!

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1 Thank lifeisgr8
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great restaurant!”
Reviewed February 14, 2009

Dish has the BEST food! Very innovative and delicous! They change the menu frequently so if you live locally you will never get bored. The prices are very good also! We'll definitley be back!

1 Thank apresski42
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Greenwood Village, Denver
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“hottest spot in town”
Reviewed March 30, 2008

this place is our hands-down favorite! It really is the only place in the entire vail valley that puts an innovative spin on the food and cocktails, making it a fun new experience every time! I like to check out the menu (posted daily) on their website so I can start planning my meal mid-day! it is a bit off the beaten track, so you don't suffer from the vail parking nightmare or the gauging high prices of some spots. word is getting out, so we make reservations. this one is a do not miss.

1 Thank foodissexy
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Denver, colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yet another Mind-Blowing meal at dish restaurant edwards, colorado”
Reviewed October 27, 2007

I have just stumbled on this site while booking some travel to Europe and love it for all the great components.
I live in Denver and have a home in Bachelor Gulch in the Vail Valley and wanted to share a fantastic restaurant that we dine at every chance we get.
dish restaurant is in edwards, I believe it has been open a year and is fantastic! We have eaten there over 20 times and every time out does the last.
The menu changes daily and dish uses mostly organic and local ingriendents. The chef/owner jenna is there to guide you through each evenings menu and we highly recommend sitting at the kitchen bar. The other owner Pollyanna has put together such a unique and resonably priced wine list we always find something great! She has Caymus for $100, where it is usually $200 to $250 at any other restaurant of this caliber.
We ate at dish again last night, they are running a 6 course special for just $25. The place was hopping and it seems that the locals are loving it as well.
Don't miss going here SOON as it will be booked up continuously in no time.
Hint*the do post their daily menu on their website [--] if you want a preveiw!

2 Thank mountainepicurean
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