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Bon Vivant

Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
+1 970-728-6900
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (37 reviews)
“crepes” (30 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (15 reviews)
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French, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

First, Second, and third...plan ahead! This place is always packed. The good news is they have a beverage stand to quench your thirst with wine, beer, or champagne while you wait. View are great.

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

What a view and wonderful menu..very friendly staff as well. We had an amazing time and really liked what we ordered...great music too. Not to be missed.

Thank SusanBQ1
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Bob Vivant gets everything right; amazing location, superb staff, and incredible French food. Pro tip: Bon Vivant is the best place to eat on a beautiful sunny day, so make sure to stop by early to snag a spot. They don't take reservations, but you...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We dined al fresco. Rabbit stew was really special. We also had the cheese platter and substituted with apples slices for the crackers. The service was not as attentive as Alpino Vino, but still acceptable. Major issue at both, water $10 a bottle. Unless you...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This place is so special. Al fresco dining at 11,000 feet. Nothing like a champagne toast with that view surrounding you. The mushroom soup en croute and French onion soup (add the short rib!) are amazing, and I crave them for a year until I...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great place at mid-mountain (top of Polar Queen Express lift). Can get pretty busy in nice weather as it is outside seating only, but they raise a giant umbrella and fire up the heaters if it is overcast. The food is great! I highly recommend...More

Thank traveldentist74
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went there twice during our week at Telluride. Excellent views and a great place to stop for drinks late in the day. Service was mixed with problems having clean glassware but can't complain about views - spectacular

Thank N6329UHcraigs
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Today was our second intent in trying to enjoy well known Bon Vivant, but again the nasty staff behaved like if they wanted to get rid of customers. The line was not long but was a mess, the listing was out of control, the staff...More

1  Thank El-Panita
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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...More

Thank pedolady
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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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