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“Fantastic Restaurant !!!”
Review of Mountain Standard

Mountain Standard
Ranked #6 of 131 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: The Vail Village free in town bus shuttle is available year round throughout the village. Take the bus to the Covered Bridge stop and proceed as noted below. Free public transportation is also available from East to West Vail into the Transportation Center at the main parking structure.
Description: From the creators of the legendary Sweet Basil in Vail Colorado, comes a fresh, innovative new restaurant. Aptly named Mountain Standard, this rustic and relaxed tavern aims to set a new standard in the Vail valley by using an ancient form of cooking.The majority of Mountain Standard’s menu is prepared via the most primal cooking method: over an open and live wood fire. The only restaurant in the valley to devote themselves to this age-old way of cooking, the food at this exciting new restaurant has rustic, bold and honest flavors, focusing on the purest ingredients in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.Service, like the cuisine, has that perfect balance of providing a first class dining experience with a more casual vibe. There is no smoke and mirrors here – no fuss – just simple, honest, from the heart service and cooking. The beauty of the creek side location is mirrored by the high energy vibe of this dynamic restaurant.It is this energy, outstanding service, and hand crafted food that enables Mountain Standard to offer a truly unique dining experience, approachable and enjoyable to everyone.
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Reservations are hard to get, but we were fortunate to be able to eat at the bar. Drinks were truly amazing, as were the bartenders. I had a Colorado leg of lamb for dinner, which was truly excellent. As a seasoned world traveler, I highly recommend Mountain Standard . . . the standard for all great restaurants to aspire to !!!

Thank GuyfromOhio
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Reviewed December 27, 2016

Cozy atmosphere, great food, and always busy. We usually wind up waiting for bar seating since we don't plan far enough in advance for reservations. Bartenders are really nice, attentive and friendly. Food is wonderful!

1  Thank TheWanderingWonderer
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

One of Vail,s best lunch restaurants. I had a fantastic pear and chicken salad simply amazing. The shrimp and grits and the oysters where spectacular ! I love this place next to the river on the boardwalk.

Thank AlbertoMay
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

I was in Vail with my husband and mother a few weeks ago. It took over 2 minutes for the the host to acknowledge us while standing right in front of him. Then we were asked if we had a reservation while the restaurant was half empty. After an eye roll from the host when we said "no" he seated us in the bar area. Our waitress took 15 minutes to come back to the table after bringing us water. When we ordered appetizers and cocktails and not a "full meal" we had yet another eye roll from the waitress. The food was decent, but I would never recommend this restaurant, nor go back. I live in Denver and frequent Vail and other mountain towns. I have never been disrespected for no reason, but this establishment and its employees need to take a class in customer service.

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1  Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed December 25, 2016

The service, with a heaping dose of attitude, undermines the great food at Mountain Standard. We have been several times in the past few years and were finally so slimed by bad vibes and service that we're choosing to feel a little more warmth we're eating there. Really too bad as we would love to support it!

Thank Susan A
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