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Sweet Basil


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Crispy Shrimp and Calamari
sweet chili sauce
Foie Gras Torchon
candied cara cara orange, cocoa, saba, sourdough
Farmer's Cheese
meyer lemon curd, petite basil, puffed cereals
champagne mignonette, horseradish
*Hawaiian Kampachi
pomegranate aguachiles, cucumber, avocado, cilantro
Roasted Beets
blood orange, sunflower, watercress, horseradish
Pork Cheeks
caramelized honey, celery root, green apple, malt chicharrones
*Salmon Tataki
japanese super fun good time sauce, tempura, avocado, sesame, scallion
Caesar Salad
sourdough, white anchovies, reggiano, hard cooked egg
Black Truffle Buccatini
cheese pecorino goodness, chestnuts roasted on an open fire
The Burger*
Deer Creek "The Stag" cheddar fondue, bread & butter pickles, grilled red onion
Thai Pork Larb Lettuce Wraps
fish sauce caramel, edamame, soft herbs, togarashi crunchy bits
Rotisserie Chicken Salad
avocado, broccoli and kohlrabi, spiced hazelnuts, miso maple vinaigrette
Kingdom Come Mushroom Risotto
parmesan reggiano, sherry whip, puffed rice
Grilled Caribbean Chicken Sandwich
caramelized onions, pickled jalapeno, roasted garlic aioli
oxtail ragu, a whole lot of parmesan reggiano, thyme, truffle
Loch Duart Salmon Salad
blood orange, goat cheese, sunflower seeds, pea shoots, radish & onion
Shrimp Arepa
mexican string cheese, chipotle sweet potato puree, pineapple, taylor's magic green sauce
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 trendy energy.
US$25 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate here during lunch last week and I will say, that out of all the restaurants we went to in Vail, this was the lowest on my list. Not only did this place take a very long time to get your food to you, but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AliciaM687
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant had very high reviews so we decided to check it out. I ordered the steak (50 dollars, most expensive on the menu) and it was extremely tough and difficult to chew. A shame, because everything else, from the environment to appetizers, were all fine....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kevintrav3ls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four adults and 2 toddlers went for dinner. All of Vail is expensive so the $600 dollar bill was not a big surprise. Food was very good. My porkchop was well done great flavors butthe meat had some extra grissel in it. It can happen....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank oldmandiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Sweet Basil. My cousin and I had lunch here based off of online reviews and were extremely happy. The food was delicious, the ambiance was lovely, and the view was gorgeous. If you have the chance to stop by you absolutely should!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LaurenMReich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The combinations of ingredients in the meals is mind boggling. The service staff is probably the most educated on a menu and the food that I have ever met. Excellent service and food

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Pennie727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch after a shortened ski day. I had the crispy shrimp and calamari, which was lightly fried in a tempura batter and not at all greasy. Even my wife enjoyed it and she typically avoids fried foods. Her salad was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank genemal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So enjoyed the food at Sweet Basil! The sauces that complimented the meat and seafood dishes were to die for ! The cocktails were really really tasty! This place is a must if you are staying in Vail.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MissDetox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A day off the ski slopes called for a special lunch and I had read a lot about this place. We shared a starter of shrimp and calamari and it was in the lightest tempura batter ever and the whole plate was a delight. Glad...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lynnemoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is best of Vail dining spots, imo. The menu changes frequently and always in interesting and good directions. We had as a starter the bucattini pasta with shaved truffles. It was delicious. As mains we had the duck, pork chop and lamb t-bones. All...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GabeMexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did Sweet Basil for lunch at suggestion of a nearby shop owner and could not have been happier. Of the week we spent in Vail this was the best lunch we had and they were all very good. We did not go back but visited...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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February 27, 2019|
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Response from BasilStandard | Property representative |
Yes! There are many appetizers that are vegetarian along with the Kingdom Come Mushroom Risotto as an entree. We also have a daily vegetarian special that you must ask your server for which is ALWAYS delicious!
August 27, 2017|
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Response from JCinDenver | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't.
August 26, 2017|
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Response from Gerardoverap | Reviewed this property |
summer time I would say casual....
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