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Sweet Basil

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193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549 (Wall Street)
+1 970-476-0125
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We met an aunt and cousin here for a late long lunch. It was spectacular! Exceptional food choices and outstanding, attentive service. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Modern and contemporary. Not mountain rustic or Bavarian. Wonderful experience!

Thank Jerry O
Tulsa, OK
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This watery has a charming locale but the flavors are catered to a fancier palate than mine. Foie gras and other fine dining options make up the entirety of the rather brief menu. The wine/cocktail/liquor menu is a multi-page book in comparison. My husband really enjoyed the Elevation beer. A group seated near us were surprised to discover there are... More 

Thank OSUJillyBean
Northern New Jersey
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located above their sister restaurant, Mountain Standard which was very good, Sweet Basil disappointed me. There is an attitude here that proved to be artificial. It was very expensive and the portions were small. My 16 year old grandson took two bites of his salmon and was finished. There were these mustard seeds swimming in a gel that looked like... More 

1 Thank Higbees
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was Saturday night on the Thanksgiving long weekend and Sweet Basil was packed. I had made a reservation 3 weeks previously and it was just as well, there was a stream of potential patrons hoping in vain for a walk in table as we waited to be seated. The restaurant is quite large and spacious with a fine dining... More 

Thank BrettOnTheRoad
Ventura, California
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started with the butternut pasta- yes! That was a win. My boyfriend had the ahi tostada, fresh and great- even had apples in it. My entree was the pork tenderloin- really impressed and I love me a good pork! Great service, warm environment. But the reason you NEED to go here is for the dessert- sticky toffee cake- get... More 

Thank Steveelynn
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet Basil was absolutely delightful! The ambiance is very comfortable - not at all stuffy - and we got same day reservations through open table. We couldn't decide on appetizers so we got several - all we're very nice but I loved the butternut pasta. For the main course, my husband had the beef cheeks, my son had the lamb... More 

1 Thank Donna O
West Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a nice dinner tonight with family during our stay in Vail ... read all the reviews before we made our reservations and we were not disappointed ... waiter was excellent and we never had to ask for anything ... Moroccan lamb special was delicious.. great flavors and textures ... my husband got the steelhead trout and loved it... More 

Thank Lillizoe
Raleigh, North Carolina
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our concierge was a bit reluctant to recommend Sweet Basil because it is one of those restaurants everybody wants to go to. She wasn't concerned it wouldn't be good. She assured us it would be in fact. She just was looking for something different for us. In the end, we asked her to make reservations and weren't disappointed. It met... More 

Thank HeffRaleigh
Woodland Park, New Jersey, USA
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is nice . you better have a reservation . We saw the hostess make 2 couple wait because they did not have a reservation and there were numerous tables available.Maybe they were expecting more people soon. I don't know. The menu was interesting and diverse.The fare was very good. Our waiter had some weird quirks but he was... More 

Thank drj0209
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met the owner at a luau on Oahu and promised we would visit him in Vail. We weren't disappointed with our meals. I am pretty picky about where and what we eat too.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
American, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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 "bistro-like" energy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?