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Sweet Basil

193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
+1 970-476-0125
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“toffee pudding” (20 reviews)
“lamb” (100 reviews)
“foie gras” (22 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don’t miss the Blue Cheese Custard appetizer or the sticky toffee pudding. Get a balcony seat over-looking Gore Creek.

Thank BobandSuzanneCraig
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We first went toSB in the late 70’s not long after it opened in 1978. You have to know that any place in Vail with that longevity does well for a reason. Lunch and dinner both consistently well done. Always a nice mix of meat,...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good selection and dishes but found it very overrated compared to all the high-ranking’s on the Internet.

Thank erjohnson22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate there several months ago and had a great Caesar salad. Tried it yesterday, had a fantastic appetizer, fried octopus and shrimp. It also had vegetables. Couldn’t have been better. The Caesar however was a mere shadow of the one I’d had a few months...More

Thank mpeterson3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended to us by many people we met. We went there for lunch and had a salad and a burger. Everything was excellent! The service was great and very friendly. We heard they had great margaritas and it was true as well.

Thank Lynne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great and the riverside location is wonderful! The Shrimp and Sea Scallops were cooked to perfection and served quickly! Desserts were amazing as well.

Thank snowcop
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat on the balcony overlooking the river. Our waiter was extremely pleasant and helpful with menu recommendations. The burgers are huge! But what we enjoyed most was the blue cheese custard. I can't remember the name, but it is listed under "sides". It is...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch - we sat on the front patio as the back was full. We had a lovely lunch - ordered the verde risotto which was delicious. Definitely a nice place to have a lunch and relax, but it is on the expensive...More

Thank futureconsultant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Sweet Basil for over ten years, and it’s always amazingly good! Tonight we had the octopus, salmon and Linguine - with the pavlova dessert - all simply delicious! Justin was our server - patient and easy going. He was knowledgeable...More

Thank mary h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THe decor is beautiful and so is the food. We ordered half bottles: Kistler chardonnay and Cristom pinot. Not a bad start. Both were amazing and in incredible shape. Sue had the pork loin perfectly cooked and i had the lamb braised and paired with...More

Thank mike c
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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.
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