Bol Restaurant
Bol Restaurant

Bol Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bolvail.com/
  • Phone: 9704765300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Offseason Dinner: Every Day from 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Wuppermann
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for catering options!
  • Entertainment: Live DJ's nightly
  • Special Events: We host birthdays, corporate retreats, rehaersal dinners, etc. Please contact us for your special occasion!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Village Center/South Frontage Road
  • Public Transit: The Town of Vail bus stops directly in front of Solaris.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in Solaris underground structure and parking can be validated for up to three hours.
A word from Bol Restaurant
Located in Vail’s newest village center, Solaris, Bol offers an experience unlike any other. Bol is a full service restaurant offering fresh, contemporary takes on comfort foods and creative twists on classic American cuisine. Bol has a custom cocktail menu and over 100 bottles of wine. Guests may dine in the chic, modern dining room, at the sixty foot bar, or in the bowling lounge while they bowl. Bol brings a metropolitan vibe to the mountains and has a high standard of service to reflect just that!
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Bol Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (5)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • We loved it!
    HRMAC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Four of us went there for dinner after we checked it out earlier in the day. We loved that many good wines were half price. Our waiter was very helpful in our wine selection and we weren't disappointed. It was an excellent Pinot Grigio from Oregon. One friend had a Glass of Pinot Noir that he said was wonderful. We ordered Salmon with roasted vegetables....amazing and Barbecued Chicken which was very good and even a great hamburger and Caesar Salmon salad. Everyone was happy with their food selection. Our service was excellent. It was a little noisy because of a fund raiser they were having but we moved closer to the front and it was fine. Great food,ambience and just a fun place. You would never know there is a bowling alley in back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • vailresidentwannabe
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Surprising great food for a bowling alley/restaurant! The outdoor patio was nice and allowed kids to play while the grownups drank great wine and watched. Speaking of wine, they have a special on bottles that make it affordable to buy bottles rather than by the glass. A great concept!!! We didn't bowl this time but we have in the past and its fun and lively. Adults, young adults and kids alike will love it. Did I mention how great the food was???
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't have to BOL to get great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have not been to BOL in years. My daughter wanted to go for her 16th Family Birthday Dinner. We all ordered different items so we could taste everything. Everything was wonderful!!!! Great service and fun atmosphere - not your typical bowling alley. Give it a try! You will love it! We did not bowl and still had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great concept - food and bowling!
    Gwynder
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed Bol. We went there to eat and then learned it also had a cool bowling alley! That is the real deal for Bol. Highly recommend you book a table and a lane. The lanes are harder to get than the tables! It is too bad there is not a connected dining and bowling option (with a deal) to eat in the restaurant and then bowl. Eating in the bowling alley would not have been that easy to do.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Terrific dinner. Tuna tartare appetizing is outstanding. Service by Tyler attentive and helpful. Wine list is a steal right now 50% off everything. Excellent selection of reds and whites and they are all affordable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch
    AubbieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have never eaten at Bol so we decided to have lunch there on our last day in Vail. We were able to be seated outside, with a nice view of the surrounding shops and all purpose green area where fly fishing lessons were given and children could play. We enjoyed the variety of the food offerings. The corn soup was delicious as was the spreads and bread. That would have been enough food but we did not know the spreads/bread would be so large! We also enjoyed our salads. A nice place to relax and have lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food bowl or bowling ball all good
    OkobojibelleVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    What a creative menu! The food was excellent, service was great and if we hadn't been so tired, we would have headed to the back to bowl a frame. Very hip and modern bowling alley. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the Bol Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    And good atmosphere for a large group. I would recommend this place as an nice restaurant with good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Thsdvm
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We have been coming to Bol for years when we visit. We used to really enjoyed the Kobe beef. You replaced it with the $75 dish and I was extremely disappointed. I talked 4 out of our party of nine to order it. The meat was very tough and hard to eat with average flavor. WAY OVERPRICED FOR THE DISH! Please rethink this menu item
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for groups.
    skidocVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Very loud place. Need to make separate bowling reservation. Worth a visit while in Vail area. Pork buns were great. Gnocchi excellent. No real weakness.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun atmosphere...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Had an amazing time and dinner at Bol. I wasn't sure what to expect because the restaurant has a bowling alley as well and I couldn't imagine that the food would be that great. Well I was unbelievably surprised. Bol serves fun, unique dishes that most foodies would approve of. They also have a great wine list and creative drink menu. Service was outstanding and the ambiance was great fun. They also have a children's menu that is reasonably priced but offers other items than the typical chicken fingers and burgers. Bol is a must when traveling in Vail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun times at Bol
    Hancock5590VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Love this place for a group that loves food and likes to bowl. You can order delicious food and then go bowling in a very cool atmosphere. My only complaint was the fish we ordered was very "fishy" smelling and not the freshest. The appetizers were yummy. The Pumpkin Fritters and Tuna Tartar were excellent. The pizza was great and the Gnocchi very good but a pretty small portion for an entree. All in all I recommend this place if you are skiing in Vail and want a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your typical bowling alley fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We had 9:30 pm reservations to bowl, so figured we'd make it easy and eat at Bol, the restararaunt. We ended up sitting at the bar, and had a fantastic experience. The bartenders were all very attentive, helpful with food selections, and never let our plates or drinks go empty! The food itself was much better than I expected, the small plates were tasty (pork buns, lamb tbone bite, kobe carpaccio and the grilled artichoke) and the autumn gnocchi entree was superb. The food was presented beautifully and we digested while watching snowboard videos at the bar before bowling. For Vail, the prices were average. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • appetizers came out last
    beavis
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Let's start with the cocktail order. 2 drinks and 2 draft beers were ordered. The cocktails came right out, and the server said the tap on the beer needed to be changed. after 20 minutes, he came back and said that wouldn't work and we'd need to order something else, which we did. I watched the bartender make the next 2 coctails, and then they sat on the bar for another 10 minutes without being served. Then our dinner entrees came out. We asked about our appetizers (ordered with drinks). He forgot them. Next salads came out. Last were the apps. So the food came out backwards, apps last, dinner entrees first. No apology, no comp, nothing. Having been a server and bartender in vail for 10+ years myself, this was very poor form.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Surprise in Vail
    VATraveler1
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We had our three pre-teen and teen-aged kids with us and figured we'd better not go somewhere too upscale, as they wouldn't appreciate it. We very pleasantly surprised by Bol! It's a bowling alley restaurant, so we weren't expecting much--and boy, were we wrong! It's an upscale bowling alley--new, sleek, and modern. The restaurant is well separated from the lanes and had great ambience and a lovely bar area. The service was great and the food was top-notch with choices for an adult palate as well as nice selections for the younger guests. We're from DC and we eat out a lot, we're familiar with good restaurants--Bol was very good considering it's in a tourist town and is a bowling alley. We'd recommend it and would eat there again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Saturday Night but Delicious!
    BJMandGMM
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My family and I truly enjoyed our first experience at Bol. The menu choices are diverse, new and interesting and the quality and taste of the food was superb. Food came quickly. Our only complaint and it is a big one, is that the wine we ordered with our meal was delivered after we had almost finished the food and our coffee was delivered to the table after we had finished our dessert. We did not complain about the wine but sent the coffee back. Our waitress apologized and explained to us that she did not have time to make the French press coffee so she had someone else make it and they were slow. Not sure why she shared that info with us as, in the end, the only thing that matters is good service by all employees at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Had a quick dinner before the movies. Great salad and Great Apps for the main course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    They desperately need to adjust the volume. If they want a dance club they shouldn't try to make it a dinner place too The music was deafening (And I am not and old person -- was with a group in 20s and 30s it was obnoxious Place is also very expensive for what they deliver
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst service EVER
    GabouVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The food was actually very good - not just for a restaurant with a (chic) bowling alley. The service was atrocious. Our waitress brought my boyfriend the wrong drink (excusable) and when he said "this is the wrong drink" she shrugged and walked away! Then they tried to clear our plates while my fork was en route to my mouth. Twice. Very rude. They need new management. Again, the food was really good. Such a shame.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, BUT...
    KristinG
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    were very disappointed as we had made reservations and upon arrival with our two children, were showed to a table right by the door (it was 8 degrees outside!) and next to the busy bar where people were standing. We couldn't even get to the table due to the crowd! After expressing our displeasure of the table location, we were brought into the main dining area and STILL sat next to the busy bar. Note: there were several empty tables available, including nice booths. We were sat at a plastic table with plastic chairs. My husband kept getting run into by patrons during our entire meal. When we complained to the manager, she made excuses, refused to do anything for us and tried to blame us for not telling her sooner. Would not go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was out anniversary and
    Alisam09
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    It was out anniversary and they took special care of us including a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    VPelo
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    After looking at many reviews, I booked dinner and bowling at Bol Restaurant for our Vail trip. Modern decor, friendly staff, delicious food (especially considering half of it is a bowling alley!). We had the spicy tuna tartare and chicken skewers appetizers, and the NY strip steak and the margherita pizza for mains. All FANTASTIC! Since it is the off season they had great deals on bottles of wine. Needless to say all this gorgeous food and wine prepped us well for the one hour of bowling we had booked. Very much on the pricey side ($50 per hour per lane plus shoe rental...decent for a group, expensive for a couple) although at that point we didn't really care! Overall a wonderful evening that was one of the highlights of our Vail trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All we got were these measly chips.
    LC33
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    For a resteraunt with a limited menu you would think their food would be on point. In reality for the price the food is average. A couple of friends ordered the salmon and it was not cooked one had theirs returned to the kitchen only to have the second one not be as good for their wait they got some chips. When asked if they had any sauce for the steak they replied no it doesn't need any. I so wanted the food to be good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fun spot for Tapas
    JimSVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Good food and a very vibrant atmoshere. Food is good for a casual stop in Vail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately, I was at Bol
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Unfortunately, I was at Bol during the off season so most of the menu that I had seen on OT was not available. However, the food that we did have was very good and very reasonably priced. Also, if anyone is worried about the noise from the bowling alley, the way it's laid out, you barely notice it. All in all, a fine experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chic & Energetic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    This a very "happening" place in the middle of Vail. The ambiance is very energetic and chic. They club music in the background and the flat screen TV's give it a VIP room feeling at a club. The food and service were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great night! Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    What a great night! Dinner was delicious-fun hip restaurant. Very sleek and modern-energetic crowd. Then on to our bowling reservation! Small cool bowling alley with great service-got dessert, French press coffee, and big laughs bowling. Perfect night! We will return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience and staff is great.
    Trly
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Ambience and staff is great. Menu appears great, but food execution is just average.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came twice, because the
    Maggie
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We came twice, because the kids loved your hamburgers and pizza so much! We were served promptly and enjoyed the entire scene!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed it again, thanks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Bol has been a great addition to the Vail dining scene. Friends from NYC had a great dinner with us. Oysters, pizza, burgers etc were all great. They have some huge TV's at the bar showing sports, snowboarding etc. I love going and sitting at the bar while my son ice skates out front. Very hospitable staff every time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this place ! The food
    Vania
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    I love this place ! The food is really good and the place is awsome! One of my fav spots in Vail ! is a must if you are there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid this place
    TomDVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    The owners need to make up their minds, bowling alley or restaurant, because this place does a good job with neither. A very weak attempt is made at serving upscale food. The result, overpriced and bad food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tried something new
    AftonwanderersVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    The restaurant area was attractively designed with the bowling area in the back. The food was a major disappointment. The salad lacked flavor, and the burgers were dripping with grease. I hope they can improve the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it! great food and
    Antony
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We loved it! great food and excellent service in Vail
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and drink, fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    Good food and drink, fine but somewhat slow service, fun atmosphere. We went with our kids to celebrate a teen birthday, but I think it would be a good time for an adults-only group as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very fun and vibrant with
    bonesVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Very fun and vibrant with bowling alley adjacent lots of tv's to watch sports food very creative small plates and pizzas need to make bowling reservations way in advance They validate parking at Solaris garage
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Vibe, contemorary & fab food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We were on vacation with another couple, and really hoping to find a great place to dine, yet with a great vibe. Well, we found it all at BoL! The atmosphere was lively, conteporary, and our service was fantastic. Our waitress was knowledgable about the wines and explained our fun, "foodie" appetizers well. The food was very good & beautifully presented. Very vibrant restaurant and with a cool, hip, private bowling alley as a bonus. But book it early, as we didn't, and it was a Saturday night, so we couldn't get a reservation there. I'd highly recomend BoL if you enjoy a vibrant atmosphere with a palet that appreciates great food. Fun, fun! Saw lots of families with young children & teenagers as well. We'd definitely return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rather expensive, but I suppose
    MountainMermaidVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Rather expensive, but I suppose we are in Vail. Highly recommend the brussels sprouts!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chic atmosphere, interesting
    bestmomVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Chic atmosphere, interesting dishes, excellent food. The Brussels sprouts, tuns tartare and ribs were all delicious and my19 year old sin said the burger was outstanding. Great service too. Looking forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and menu were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    The service and menu were both incredible. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic