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“Classic Innovative American”
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Sweet Basil
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Ranked #4 of 124 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wall Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Sweet Basil is one of those rare restaurants that for many years has consistently provided creative, highly polished, and well served food. We had salmon and tuna entrees which were excellent and a very tasty side of root vegetables roasted with a slight taste of maple syrup.

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Thank Peter V
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Start with the real-deal Cesar Salad or Tomato Basil soup, then add the Lamb or Pork Chops, or the fresh fish of the day, and you won't be disappointed. Great wine list and the service cannot be beat. In the Village and hard to get into at times, so make your reservations early!

Thank StanClement
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We enjoyed our starters 'tapas style', each was delicious and a good choice to begin with. The main meals were in good proportion; the burger, (mortified that hubby ordered a burger!) he said was mediocre and that he's tasted better at fast food joints. My (Colorado) lamb salad was a fresh and healthy option. Did you know there were sheep farmers in Colorado? Wine was pricy - as expected. Ambience = comfortable and clean, best seat is by the window for mountain view. Service = reasonably friendly. No parking near by, you have to pay at the public parking center (5 minute walk) and add another $25 to your bill.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

elegant and delicious! expensive, yes, but the $35-$45 entre price in vail seems to be the norm. Simply exquisite.

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Thank GlitterbugsFollyBch
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

My wife and I visited one evening and both had the filets. We also really enjoyed the chilled lobster and the wine pairings were great. Classic Vail restaurant. Will be back.

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Thank GregMattSr
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