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Bon Vivant

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Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
+1 970-728-6900
11:30 - 15:30
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly special. Excellent European style lunch with incredible mountain views. Mushroom soup and Croque Madam with rosemary ham was superb! Atmosphere and vibe is fantastic. For sunny slope side lunch experience is hard to beat!

Thank Maria V
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great lunch spot! We went on a day that they were running low on most of the menu items, but despite that it proved to be fabulous! We had the cheese tray...loved! The agave truffle nectar was to die for! We had one French Onion soup and one of the mushroom soups. They were very good... More 

Thank pedolady
Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bon Vivant restaurant at the top of Polar Queen Lift at a Telluride is a must for at least one ski day. Decidedly french in offerings, the quality is superb and the portions are ample. The GIANT umbrella that is unfurled if needed depending on the weather, is unique and very cool. The service was very good and not rushed.... More 

Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a beautiful sunny day. It is expensive but it included a funky pair of sunglasses for each of us! The mushroom soup was excellent as was the ham sandwich...try it.

Thank SallyO58
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place is describable only by hyperbole. In a word, the ambiance is without match, not only because of the spectacular view, but because the staff and the food complete the experience. Get.There.Soon.

Thank Monica C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Been there many times, never disappointed. Only criticism: sometimes the wait is too long, although definitively worth it. The croque madam is exceptional. I also recommend the mushroom soup and nutella crepes.

Thank marta c
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best experiences my wife and I have ever had while on snow. The GM Jared and our server Matt (best last name ever) Bonebrake gave us the experience of a lifetime. I'm a big fan of hard ciders and they recommended the Snow Capped Trappist cider. It was a perfect pairing with my wild boar... More 

Thank corysinman
Midland, Texas
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120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

after a morning of skiing we spent a few hours at the restaurant.The have heaters at each table so outside but comfortable. They even gave us sunglasses because it was sunny and we only had our ski goggles. The french onion soup was amazing.

Thank lesh W
san francisco
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

DP is the man. He took great care of us and the crepes he recommended were awesome! Drinks were great too.

Thank concertgoer0917
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

You've just got to try this place out. Find it on the ski map and make a point of stopping by for lunch or drinks. You'll find it if you ski down "Ski Forever" and it'll be on your left. It's just the nicest atmosphere you can imagine and the food is amazing. We had the best lunch there on... More 

Thank Catheyn123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-6900
Located at 11,000+ feet at the top of the Polar Queen Express (5), Bon Vivant is an experience unique to North America.Views from the massive new deck are rivaled only by the 39 ft umbrella, and the menu features classic country French cuisine, top wines, and ski country's best crepes and hand crafted hot chocolates. Price range $12-$50.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?