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“Quality”
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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: S. Frontage Road
Dubai
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303 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I ventured over to Kelly Liken on a Sunday night in August - mostly because we had heard they had a jazz band on Sunday nights and we thought we could have some drinks and maybe dessert. We each had a drink (one port, one scotch), and shared a dessert. The total was $58.86.

We liked the ambiance, enjoyed the band, and the menu looked quite good. Nevertheless, we found the food and drink to be a little on the expensive side. Additionally, since we came on a Sunday, the restaurant has a menu that is built around what the chefs find at the Vail farmer's market that day. It's a great idea, but there were only two appetizers, two mains, and a single dessert to choose from. So if you go on a farmer's market day, there won't be very many options.

Overall, we enjoyed it and would be willing to go back on a regular night when the full menu is available.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank drjandthemissus
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English first
Longwood, Florida
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156 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“My favorite Vail restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

Every time we go to Vail, we make it a point to eat at Kelly Liken. It is our family favorite and this time was no exception. The elk carpaccio and the potato crusted trout are amazing!! Great restaurant!!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Robert G
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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I dined here a few days ago and were blown away by the flavors and quality of the food. We went in with some hesitation after seeing the restaurant a bit lower on the Trip Adviser list of restaurants for Vail. This restaurant should be in the top five, if not the top 3, in Vail.

Creative, amazing cocktails-- mine used bourbon and a granola simple syrup-- started off the meal on a tasty note. My husband had a signature tomato martini that was SO GOOD. We love that they work off of a 3 course prix fixe menu. The choices were enough to satisfy any palette and we have a hard time deciding which courses to choose. We added a cheese plate and some house made pickled vegetables as starters and between that and all 3 courses, we were stuffed. Each plate of food was beautifully arranged and cooked perfectly. Our courses ranged from meat to fish to vegetable based and all were equally good.

I really can't say enough good things about this restaurant. High quality ingredients turned into delicious dishes that will absolutely delight you! You are missing out if you visit Vail and do not eat at this restaurant. IGNORE THE #49 rating... it's not accurate AT ALL. My husband I both love food and eat out frequently, and without doubt we can say this restaurant is amazing. It's sadly under-rated on this site.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank ColoradoBulldog
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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Generic with relentless upselling”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

A good salad spoiled by an uninspired main course and an obsequious waiter who would NOT lay off upselling grotesquely overpriced liquor.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Matt D
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sunday Funday!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We came on a Sunday when the chef goes to the fresh market to pick the menu. It was delicious. There was a great fusion of flavor and you can practically taste the farm.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Tracy N
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