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“Fantastic - Innovative and delicious food, friendly warm service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Tour Restaurant

La Tour Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 119 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: American, French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Village Center Rd
Transit: If you are riding the Vail Bus, please get off at either the Solaris or Bridge Street stops. If your arriving by Eco Transit or hotel shuttles get off at the top level of the Vail Transportation Center and walk down the steps to your right. We are located directly across the street from the West end of the Vail Transportation Center.
NY, NY
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic - Innovative and delicious food, friendly warm service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Of all of the places we ate during our week in Vail, La Tour rose to the top and was our favorite. The service was friendly, warm and without pretense yet very professional. The food was outstanding - interesting combinations of ingredients, well prepared and with a lovely presentation. We had the lamb, bass and tuna and each one was wonderful. We will definitely come back here again.

  • Visited March 2012
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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437 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
“PHENOM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Soooo good!! Only thing to skip is the escargot...not in the shells and the sauce overpowered the flavor of the snail. Everything else was AMAZING!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee, WI
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beyond outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

My fifth meal in four years at La Tour was beyond outstanding, as were the prior four. I consider La Tour one of the best dining events in the country. At La Tour I expect 4 star food and service, and am always very pleasantly surprised on the upside. I really like the warm happy vibe that I get from other diners--everyone is in that mode of happily sighing with contentment as they dine, drink, and converse their way through a classic meal.

Tonight I did the chef's tasting and wine paring. Absolutely outstanding tastes. The wines ere perfectly paired with the food., which itself was tone perfect. No tricks here, none of those over-the-top promises--just incredibly great tastes all perfectly cooked. And the service was even better than that: perfectly timed wines about 1 minute before the course, and all cleared without notice.

Interestingly, the service may have been at the very top of all my restaurant meals for the past couple of years. They never hovered, but even in moving around the room, the entire wait staff made eye contact with every table. I thought about a second pour of my pinot, and within seconds the wait staff moved from serving wine at a different table to asking what I wanted. I've tried to get the attention of wait staff in other restaurants, but here it was effortless.

Go to La Tour an enjoy. You are in for a treat. The food, service, wine, and ambience are beyond outstanding.

Dr. Bob Gleeson

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank drbob1948
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous everytime we go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

My boyfriend and i go to Vail every two weeks during the ski season and always eat at La Tour. It never ceases to amaze us how absolutely fabulous the food, service etc. They are also generous sharing recipe tips. We don't ever miss a visit to La Tour everytime we are in Vail or even in the vicinity. Do yourself a favor and go there.
Dr. J

  • Visited February 2012
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

I've been coming to Vail for years, and La Tour has been consistently the best experience around. Our server Sara, suggested the foie gras and the pork ribeye. . . outstanding! The pork is one of the best dishes I've ever had. The other notable dishes were the sweetbreads, tuna poke, and lamb chop. All in all, the service is exemplary and the food delicious!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank camparinow
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