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“Great Jazz. Over seasoned food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kelly Liken - CLOSED

Kelly Liken
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: S. Frontage Road
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Jazz. Over seasoned food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

I appreciated the use of farmer's market foods. The seasoning and sauces were in my opinion way over done. Something in the food made our stomachs feel swollen and painful and full after only eating some of it. The jazz music was great.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Luvn2travl4
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good service, ok quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

I ate here one of my three nights during my stay in vail. I enjoyed the quality of the food but it was a little pricy. Service was good, they treated me well and made up for the large bill.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Foodcritic84
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Love the Sunday Market Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

The best night to eat at Kelly Liken in the summer is on
Sunday. That is the night that Kelly cooks a 3 course meal based on
what she found in the market that day. I also love Tony's band.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jillnt6772
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great...with a few exceptions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

I recently had a late dinner here and enjoyed everything about the experience...with only one or two exceptions.

Drinks were top notch, service was the best I have experienced in a long time. Employees had their own personality while also maintaining professionalism (key in my book).

Food was amazing, flavors were unique and refreshing..however, portions were tiny. Don't go hungry before a meal here.

My only other comment is on the live music on Sunday nights...it was great and created a happy enjoyable atmosphere, however, was so loud I couldn't carry on a conversation with the person next to me.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MtnSailor
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Gypsum, Colorado
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Creative dining with superb service and friendliness!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Sunday nights during the summer (until mid-September) at Kelly Liken's features their special harvest menu - the chefs visit the Vail Farmers' Market that afternoon, and create a unique menu based on whatever ingredients were freshest at the Market that day. This three course menu is only $49 per person, an exceptional value for Vail dining. My partner and I enjoyed this special dining experience this past Sunday, and we came away thoroughly impressed, with the service, the quality of the ingredients used, and the very creative and delicious food, beautifully presented. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by both the restaurant's general manager, Rick Colomitz, and the owner/executive chef, Kelly Liken, and this very high level of service and personableness was maintained throughout the meal by our server and the other staff members. We had two different combinations of appetiser, entree and dessert, and every dish, all of which featured mushrooms in some way, was just a pleasure to eat! Kelly has a way with vegetables, way beyond the ordinary, and she will even prepare all vegetarian menus on request, another unique aspect of this restaurant. Restaurant Kelly Liken is one of the very best restaurants in Vail (and Kelly has been recognized as one of the best chefs in the Southwest), with an informal, friendly atmosphere that makes it a joy to eat here - it should certainly be ranked among the top five restaurants in Vail on TripAdvisor...

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JulesLandsman
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