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Sweet Basil

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193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549 (Wall Street)
+1 970-476-0125
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Vail, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is amazing, was in Vail over MLK weekend, left the kids in the hotel and me and my wife went out. The snapper was amazing, the service was top notch, and the atmosphere was Fantastic.

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Thank justfbstoic
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting menu and nice typical Vail setting. Waiter seemed a bit annoyed at our request for detail on preparation and seeking his guidance (like gee: just order and trust us). All in all a good meal and we will return soon.

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KC
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone seems to love Sweet Basil and now I know why! We went for lunch and did not have a reservation on NY weekend. The host sat us in the front by the windows looking out into Vail village. The bar was open so worst case we would have asked to sit at bar and been fine but it was... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While pricey it is WELL WORTH IT. Great food, excellent service, even the bartenders helped with a creative cocktail or 2. Reservations are challenging so book early. Sweet Basil is our ALL TIME FAVORITE in Vail.

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Thank Robin B
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed Sweet Basil! My dad unfortunately could only join us for a brief time because he is sick, but they were very accommodating, gave us the best table in the house, and made it a memorable experience!

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Thank Brynn k
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate at Sweet Basil over MLK weekend and was pleased to discover that it is still excellent. Great ambiance, food, and service.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant BUT the food is overrated. The service, let's just say aloof. They seemed to make us feel like we didn't belong there. Will not return.

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Thank Angela P
Chicago, Illinois
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168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finally were able to dine at this restaurant, with reservations always being at a premium. The Brussels Sprouts, olives and bruschetta were great starters as we enjoyed our cocktails with home made sour dough. Entrees were stone bass, salmon, chicken and the onion and fig pasta. While this is a top Culinary restaurant because of the fusion of spices... More 

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London
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393 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here twice the last 10 days. Both times were good, but not completely perfect enough for 5 stars. First time the food was a little cool, but not cool enough to send back. It was nice though. Had the wagyu (very good) and the agnolotti. Service was excellent - well done Tasha. Second time the food was excellent.... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here on almost all our visits to Vail. It is consistently good food with great staff. There specials are always something great to try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-0125
Description
Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike since 1977. The cuisine is creative contemporary American utilizing many cultural influences from around the world. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the restaurant blends fine dining with a captivating "bistro-like" energy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?