Alpenrose has very good (not great) food, good ambiance, fun waitstaff and really good desserts. Rarely plan to go there but seem to end up there at least once on every trip to Vail. Ate there last night when they had live bluegrass music going which we like. Good time had by all. Place has been the same for years. Negitives are the high prices for food and alcohol which is the main reason it's not a regular place for anyone. Also service can be spotty. Place has the feel of a family restaurant where family members as waitstaff are not expected to perform at a professional level but it's Ok because they are fun, funny, real, and sincere.