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 Q: Do you have any suggestions for a special dinner in the Vail/Beaver Creek/Edwards area? We've already done Sweet Basil, the Bristol at Arrowhead, Zino's, Larkspur and Mirabelle. So we're willing to pay the Vail Valley price of admission.

Location Info


Sweet Basil

193 Gore Creek Drive
Vail, CO 81657

Category: Restaurant > Fine Dining

Region: Mountains


1-25, exit 173, Larkspur
Larkspur, CO 80118

Category: Community Venues

Region: Southeast Denver Suburbs

Larkspur Restaurant

458 Vail Valley Drive
Vail, CO 81657

Category: Restaurant > New American

Region: Mountains

A: The restaurants you mention are definitely among the best, but a few others in the area offer remarkable food (usually at a remarkable price). I like Grouse Mountain Grill in Pines Lodge at the Beaver Creek Resort (141 Scott Hill Road, 1-970-949-0600), which does upscale New American. I also enjoy the meals at the Tuscan-themed La Botegga (100 East Meadow Drive, Vail, 1-970-476-0280). For French food, you can't beat Left Bank (183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, 1-970-476-3696), and for really innovative fare, try the Wildflower in the Lodge at Vail (174 East Gore Creek Road, 1-970-476-5011), whose gorgeous setting matches its beautiful meals.

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