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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
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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another Vail staple you shouldn't miss. Same owners of Mountain Standard. New American cuisine Zagat rated, creative menu. fresh everything (mediterranean stone bass amazing!)with a Hip vibe and atmosphere. Book early to get a table very busy top rated restaurant. Located in the heart of Vail Village.

Thank Vik R
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Food was great. We had lots of dishes. Salmon, lamb, pork, vegetarian. Everyone was very pleased. I particularly enjoyed the tuna appetizer and butternut squash rumblings. Pricey. But it's vail so as long as its good that is fine. It was a little hot in there. All them dropped a layer or two. But I highly recommend this... More 

Thank Matthew A
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific visit- upbeat vibe, fun and relaxing. Food is very good. Suggest the Brussel Sprouts AP and the Mediterranean stone Bass. Bar is a great set up next time we will likely just eat at the bar and enjoy the vibe!

Thank pnickfam
New Jersey
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently tried this place as it came so highly recommended. It was really delicious. We had a special lamb burger that was amazing. Service was good and prompt and very crowded at lunch time during peak season. Definitely make a reservation if you are going during a busy time.

Thank EHS216
Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had reservations and were seated immediately. Gourmet! I had the Fixed dinner with visiting chef from top Mexican restaurant. What a treat! The Ahi Tostada was amazing. Suckling pig was unbelievable. Reservations were made two months in advance. I will make reservations in advance next year. Request table near window for excellent reviews of stream.

Thank MikeAulino
Prospect, Kentucky, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The host ended up sitting our family of six together even though when I booked two months in advance they told us our family would need two tables. That was very nice. The wine selection was spectacular. However, it was brutally hot in the restaurant and I am a petite person and get cold easy. We had to take our... More 

Thank Kelly S
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the days of their fabulous & innovative bread basket are gone. The food is still excellent. The service can be spotty depending on how crowded it is (usually very). Nice, slightly minimalist decor. Feb 2017

Thank L H
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best restaurant we have been in Vail. Very nice environment, delicious food and nice service. Goat cheese salad and the bruschetta were delicious. The lamb was one of the best my boyfriend ever had. The fig pasta was just amazing. Great deserts.

Thank Daniela B
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a must go in Vail . The mix of flavors in the food is amazing we had several appetizers and all of them were very good . They also have a very good selection of wines and cocktails. the staff is very friendly . I recommend that you make a reservation before you go . Every time I... More 

Thank Ferise
New York
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic lunch here. The flavors and aromas were just delightful. Enjoyed the ambiance as well. Servers were very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Kathleencook

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?