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Sweet Basil


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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 2 days ago via mobile

The chef at Sweet Basil can make magic on a plate! We enjoyed the salmon dish and a lobster/scallop/saffron pasta and both were amazing. The service is impeccable and we noticed that servers from other sections jumped in to help each other improve the guest...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BurleyQ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is one of the best places for people watching – sitting at the bar on a weekend. It is not cheap and not easy to get into, but absolutely worth it

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last supper was at Sweet Basil. Sat right on time and the food timing was good. Had the beets and Porkchop and both were very good. Kids ordered the steak and fruit to start. Just an average offering. Overall, good, not great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 221PaulC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat by the window, had soup, healthy foods, pleasant. a little pricey but that is to be expected. The staff was nice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Regina R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Time tested old school restaurant. Wait staff is knowledgeable and food is made to to order. However.... The sweet monster lurks. Be careful... brussel sprouts that could be took sweet for a desert!!???? Kampachi that is cloying sweet. Mushy sourdough bread. The good tastes of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sneezenwheez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet basil is guaranteed No mater if you order main courses or appetizers and even desserts is a innovative exciting creative cuisine Not easy to find a reservation so book in advance!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Serenissima85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was with a large group, and so lots of food was tried. The drink selection was great, whether it was wine or bourbon. The fried olives were very pleasantly delicious, and the Brussel Sprout dish was outstanding! The pork entree was very tasty, as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kankead8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch place in Vail. Cauliflower soup was delicious and the truffle was a wonderful addition. Caesar salad good and the pork/ lettuce wraps were messy but excellent. Service and ambiance perfect.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is wonderful. The place is a little on the quiet side and the decor feels a modern/clean. Staff was wonderful and helpful and every dish tasted great. Or an usual dishes then you would expect in the mountains in Colorado but plenty of mainstays...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 6BQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going there since it opened , at that time the only high end restaurant in Vail. Friends insisted we return, even though my wife has always felt it was not a good value. If you don’t know better, go ahead and overpay...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from JCinDenver | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't.
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Response from Gerardoverap | Reviewed this property |
summer time I would say casual....
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Response from Duckbob11 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. My wife always eats GF. But not me ! Have a blast ! Bob
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