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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
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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New York
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fantastic lunch here. The flavors and aromas were just delightful. Enjoyed the ambiance as well. Servers were very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Kathleencook
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As lunch approaches, there are two choices for skiers in Vail. Eat a mediocre expensive meal in one of the crowded mountain restaurants or ski down to the village and, for roughly the same cost, indulge in a meal and glass of wine with friendly service. Last week, we took the latter option and may never eat on the mountain... More 

Thank KOV5280
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here for lunch after being unable to get a reservation for dinner. Ordered the chicken salad, Tacos and burger. Everything was so flavorful and scrumptious! Food had a lightness to it . Service was attentive. We were not disappointed. The hype is real.

Thank Undamurgi
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had high expectations based on other reviews we had read. However, the food was simply average in my opinion.

Thank Bev B
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Consistently welcoming; a well-trained staff; an impressive wine list; a fairly sophisticated but somewhat forgettable décor; but in our opinion, over-rated. If flavorful food is your priority, and you are not seeking the most ballyhooed restaurant in Vail, we recommend Alpenrose; La Bottega; La Tour; The Left Bank, and, surprisingly, Bōl.

1 Thank Barbara A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reserved a spot at Sweet Basil for lunch on a Sunday via Open Table. Reservations were for 12:15. By 1pm the place was full and I can tell you why! We started off our lunch with French pressed coffee and decided to order an appetizer as well. We settled on the goat chees bruschetta which was super good. It comes... More 

Thank Julie B
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going to Sweet Basil for many years, it is a must stop when we are in Vail. As always the food was excellent and the service as well. The menu changes keeping some outstanding mainstays but is always freshened with new tastes the chef wants you to experiment. Wow!

Thank Sergio R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great. Place was very crowded but it is to be expected in high ski season. This is a place I would return to next visit to Vail. Lots of places are overpriced in Vail but this one was actually worth it. Yum!

Thank Mnmygys
New York City, New York
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231 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Sweet Basil on a Friday night without a reservation, and got lucky and got two seats at the bar. Everything we ordered was amazing. We got the pork loin, which was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Thank Elizabeth G
Coralville, Iowa
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner one night during our trip to Vail. Place is in the Vail village. Easy access. Close parking. Clean,good ambiance and service was very good. Server was attentive to our needs. Very good food selection. We had oysters and butternut pasta dish, both were first class. We also had salmon and fig tortellini, which were also very good.... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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?