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Montauk Seafood Grill

549 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5521
+1 970-476-2601
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (118 reviews)
“swordfish” (34 reviews)
“pie” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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549 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5521
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Been to Montauk for 15 years. Now under new ownership. Fish choices have been cut by 70% to simplify menu for cooks. Used to be able to get 10 different fish either grilled, blackened or pan sautéed. Not any more. Signature Ahi Tuna dish portion...More

1  Thank deveer46
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear deveer46, We do base our menu on what is in season, and what we can get steady supplies of throughout the Winter season. Hopefully your server told about our nightly specials that we run throughout the week. Either way, hope to see you soon...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Nice setting, friendly staff and really amazing that one can get seafood in the Rockies to begin with. Having said that the menu reads fantastic but the actual food preparation is more average than every one makes you believe. We tried multiple dishes either the...More

Thank Andy M
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Andy M, Sorry to hear you were not happy with some of your food at Montauk. The only side that should be cold is the Tobikko salad, obviously we did not perform for you groups experience. We're definitely not trying to be "OK place"....More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

As a long time winter resident in nearby Edwards Colorado we have lot's of choices when it comes to restaurants in the Vail Valley and our travels to Vail Village are rare during the busy winter weekends. However for special occasions we "step out" and...More

2  Thank Mrellgee
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Mrellgee, Thanks very much for the great review! We're very happy to hear you appreciated and noticed our remodel. Come back soon!

Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had a nice meal with a delicious dessert. I ordered the seafood special, which was delicious. My husband ordered a chicken breast dish. We both really liked our meals, but hoped for a more romantic environment. We got the sand pie. Ask for extra...More

1  Thank dmsrdh
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hello dmsrdh, We are very glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed your meals. Sorry it wasn't as a romantic environment as you hoped. It's been a very busy season for us, despite the lack of snow, which adds to the energy at the...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Have been to Montauk Seafood Grill many times throughout the years but this has been our last. As with most restaurants your experience begins & ends with the waitstaff. Our waiter seemed to have a chip on his shoulder right from the start. A meal...More

Thank skimama160
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hello skimama160, We are extremely sorry to hear about your experience at Montauk. You are very correct, waitstaff can really make or break a meal. In this case, the attitude of one individual ruined your entire experience. This is completely unacceptable, and by no means...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Limited seafood menu. Excellent wine list. The ceviche was awesome!!! We had three of the five seafood entrees and all were VERY SPECIAL. I’m glad they got their old chef back.More

Thank f02301
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Hello f02301, Yes, we are very happy too have Chef Dimitri back also. After taking his year or so hiatus, his passion for Montauk and our food program has been at new levels. We narrowed our menu a bit to enable us to continually provide...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We ate during a family trip to Vail. Our waiter Rob was amazingly attentive and made our meal and experience the best! The food was great! So many choice and between the five of us we loved everything.

Thank Lynda A
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Hello Lynda A, We are so happy to hear you had a great experience at Montauk! Rob is quite a character in general, and overall a great server. Hope you are able to come and visit some time soon.

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Hard to have a romantic dinner when you can barely hear each other talk. But the food and service are truly outstanding. The place is known for seafood, but the steaks are excellent, also. Be sure to make reservations in peak season.More

Thank 296davej
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Hi 296davej, We completely agree, when the restaurant is completely full, it is very loud in the main dining room. We tried to put up some more art to help dampen the sound, but trying to fix the acoustics in a 40 year building is...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We absolutely loved this place..I am an ahi lover and they absolutely hit it out of the park with this dinner. My wife had a fish special that was also great. The non fish eater in our group had a filet that he said was...More

Thank Mike W
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Dear Mike W, Great description of our meals, very glad we hit everything on the head with your party. Ahi and Filet have always been awesome menu items, and Chef Dimitri always comes up with some great dinner specials too. Hope you enjoyed your stay...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

There is a new owner at Montaul in Lionshead who has several years as an operations manager for a large restaurant group. He now owns and runs Montauk and it is fabulous. The food was delicious both seafood and steak. Salads also great as are...More

Thank Patrick K
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hey Patrick, thanks for your kind words! We're very happy to hear you and your group enjoyed everything on your visit. Looking forward to having you guys back sometime soon. And yes, we love Chelsea too, she's a keeper!

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6 May 2017|
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Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Their fish and seafood choices change with seasons, so check before you go.
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Response from Raymond T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Angus beef.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 549 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5521
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from two local bus stops which are accessible via the Intown bus or the West Vail Green and Red buses. When coming from the west, get off on the Lionshead/Concert Hall Plaza stop. From the east, get off on the main Lionshead stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-2601
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