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Elway's Vail

Elway's Vail Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elways.com/Vail
  • Email: vail@elways.com
  • Phone: (970) 754-7818
  • Hours of Operation: Apres Ski: Daily 2:30pm-5pm Dinner: Nightly 5pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shawn Cubberley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties of 25 to 200 are assured the same great Elway's food and experience through our professional event planners.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Wiard (303) 399-7616

Getting there

  • Cross Street: The Lodge at Vail
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: In the Lodge at Vail.
A word from Elway's Vail
The perfect place to celebrate a special milestone or simply savor a great dinner, a glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail, Elway’s Vail is the ideal setting for any occasion. Enjoy an outstanding meal served with genuine hospitality in an environment that is uniquely Colorado. Open for dinner nightly in the heart of Vail Village at The Lodge at Vail and less than a block from Vail Mountain's Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16), Elway's features USDA hand cut prime steaks on an award-winning menu chock full of Colorado lamb, fresh fish and creative side dishes. An affordable wine list boasts over 350 selections. The lively bar offers classic cocktails alongside unique appetizers. Dine indoors in the casual mountain setting or après ski in the Colorado mountain sun on the covered or sunny outdoor patios. Parties of 25 to 200 are assured the same great Elway's food and experience through our professional event planners.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "There was a fine dining atmosphere. John's salad was ample and outstanding. Elway's salmon with shrimp and lump crab was fresh and delectable. The service was impeccable. For my birthday celebration, we were served a scrumptious chocolate dessert on the house. Plus, I was given a special gift of Elway's steak seasoning. It was a pricey evening, but I'm worth it! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were excited to try this hot spot but we had a hard time finding much positive with this experience. The atmosphere was very stark. The restaurant had way too many families with out of control kids and the food was not memorable. Our filet mignon steak was served on a white plate, no garnish and wasn't tender. Red pepper soup and Ahi tuna appetizer was good. Compared to our dinner earlier in the week at Russels Steakhouse, atmosphere, food and service was lacking. Comparing to my birthday meal at Flame Steakhouse with similar price point, the atmosphere and service at Flame were outstanding. Flame's steak came served on a sizzling platter with awesome sauces described in mouthwatering detail by our server. Just don't get the Elways hype"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Pretty much what you expect in a prime steakhouse. The steaks were great, cooked perfectly with a nice char on the outside and the sides were fairly unique and tasty. The service was great and would recommend this place to people who love prime steakhouses."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I eat at the best steakhouses across the US & this was hands down the best start to finish meal we've ever had. Bone in-filet was awesome along with everything else we are. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Meat was without par. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Not a degree above or below requested doneness. Crab cakes were ok, as was the Mac n cheese. Drinks strong and service fast and pro."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The service was merely acceptable. The food was average, particularly given the prices. The name and reviews attracted us, but we won't be back. The restaurant doesn't deliver the value expected from its pricing. There are many better options in Vale."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The good was ok but when paying with a check card drWing from am account with more than smoke funds, I was told the card was declined. I paid with another card. Upon checking with the bank I was informed the restaurant had reversed charges. The embarrassment ruined the evening and really the trip. Avoid this place at all costs"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great choice for steaks & seafood. Delicious food and excellent service. Never an empty glass on the table, plates cleared quickly. Friendly but professional staff."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We thought the food was great. However, we thought the service was decent, but disengaging."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I took my friend out to thank her for letting me stay with her in Vail. We may have found a new place to make an annual event. I had heard of Elway's and always wanted to try it (especially since I was such a big fan of his while he was playing for the Bronco's!). Everything we had was absolutely delicious and we had a wonderful waiter who was very personable and very attentive! He really added to the enjoyment of our meal. The flavor of the rib-eye steak was superb and it was so tender. We had the Brussels Sprout Hash side dish which I probably never would have ordered without my friend suggesting it and I loved it! This is an expensive restaurant, but in this case I felt that the meal, and overall experience, was well worth it!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Hard to find, tucked away in a lodge, but well worth the effort. We went for an early dinner and were not disappointed with the food and service. Staff were very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu item preparations. A good selection of wines and beers, and pretty awesome steaks. Mine had a little too much surface salt added during the flash cooking, but the New York cut was very tasty, tender, and cooked to order. Salads and the one side (asparagus) we had were generous and tasty. Toward the end of the meal the restaurant filled, and the noise level started to get uncomfortable in the main room where we were seated. On our way out, we learned of a separate quiet room near the fireplace that can be requested."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend ordering the lamb fondue for a starter! I enjoyed the short rib and my husband and friend enjoyed the bone in rib eye. We would highly recommend this location to others visiting the area and will definitely be back!!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great service but disappointed in the New York Strips. ORDER the fillet instead. 1 of us had the fillet and it was outstanding. The other had a strip that was suppose to be medium-rare but came almost medium well. They offered to redo but that's always awkward. Liked the atmosphere but wouldn't hurry back since there are so many great restaurants in Vail."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Elway’s has steaks that rival the best New York steak houses. I love lamb and they have the best at Vail. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. They also offer lighter fare at the bar."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Food was mediocre at best. Oysters Rockefeller were covered in bacon, no other taste. Caesar salad tasted store bought. Will not go again."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Had a reservation but waited 30 minutes after arrival to be seated. Once waiter inquired about cocktails-wine and found out our group was not ordering any, its like we became second class customers to him. Total time spent at Elways' was 2.5 hrs! Tasty food but bad service."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My friend chose this place and I'm glad he did. The service was the best part. Our server was knowledgeable on the menu and wine list, could answer adequately the questions I had without consulting someone else, and was generous with his recommendations. The food was tasty with good sized portions. Some of the seasonings were a bit off (the mashies were too salty, the lobster tail was overloaded with black pepper) and overall not as amazing as one would hope given the prices. The area we sat was a bit loud for a romantic dinner and I felt like I had to speak louder to my dining partner than I would like but the energy throughout the restaurant was fun. We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I ordered a filet and wanted it cooked medium. The inside was cook perfect but the char on the outside made the steak taste burnt. I overheard other people having the same issue and i guess that is just the way they cook the meat. Not my style and was not impressed. The side dishes were great and the service was good but not sure i would go back for a $50 8oz filet."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Definite recommend making reservations as we did in advance and had a great table especially if you have a group of 3 or more this would be your best nite out to eat one nite at least for your stay, as it is a little more than the normal price you would want to spend for a nite out to dine on a casual basis, this would be for an extravagant nite out dinner and for a special occassion. We enjoyed our food and quality was outstanding and preparation and presentation great, HAIL TO THE CHEFS.!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Filet fatty no grass fed anything. Overpriced too Don't listen to the hype"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had an amazing Valentines Day dinner at Elways! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was just as good. We are very happy that we chose to eat at Elways out of all of the choices in Vail!."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit, the first time having been nearly two years ago, shortly after the opening of this location. At that time, we were with a very large group, and everything that could have gone wrong with our order did. There wadn't a single complimentary thing Ivcould have said. After a self-imposed hiatus, we returned this week to find a much more finely-tuned operation, with truly superb food and charming, attentive service. Keep your group to an intimate size, don't be embarrassed to go early, and I guarantee that you will be counting the days until you can return. Nota Bene: very expensive, but as my late mother-in-law used to say, "Every mouthful a pleasure!""
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "My son and I ate at Elway's during our annual ski trip. Dining at Elway's was a highlight of the trip. Great food and very attentive (but not intrusive) service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Who serves a bone in rib eye on a cold plate? Meat was room temperature in minutes. Cooked right, tasted good but cold, cold. I have a high standard for steakhouses because I've been to many good ones and this one just doesn't measure up."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Excellent dinner. Steak and short ribs the best ever. Service and attention to detail perfect. Can't say enough."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Experience dampened by cute but excessively noisy kids at nearby table. Staff should have said something to parents who of course should not have allowed the noise"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Staff were professional & friendly. A "must" if you like a great steakhouse & service."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time eating at the Vail Elway's and must say that each time I have been impressed in how good the food is and the professionalism of everyone from the moment we walked in and from the wait staff. …Very well trained with good attitudes."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Some friends and I had steaks Friday night to finish our Vail trip and were disappointed. It took a long time to get our food. When it did arrive all of our steaks were over cooked. The special spices are just an overload of salt not just on the steaks but all of the sides as well. We will never go back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Sure, Vail is already expensive enough as is, so why add a huge steak dinner to the tab? Well, because Elway's is just that good. Just got back from a 4 day weekend with 6 mid-30s friends, and we all agreed that dinner at Elway's was well worth the expense. Brussel sprout hash and the filets were crowd favorites. Wine list is solid, mixed drinks were appropriately stiff, and service was spectacular. 2nd time for me in 2 trips, and I'll be back next time, too."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great steak dinner with my son after a hard day on the slopes in Vail. The food did not disappoint, perfectly cooked. Service was excellent and wine pairing recommended by our server made the meal. Will definately be back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had our sat meal of a great ski trip at Elways. As a steak lover, I must say the meat, the sides, the desert and wine menu, all surpassed our high expectations. Well done, Elways."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband and I go to Vail every year, but this is the first time we have gone to Elway's for dinner. We have been to the Elway's in Denver a couple of times, so my expectations were high. Our service was great, our server was friendly enough to chat with us in between table runs, and the manager checked in with us. We started with the artichoke appetizer, which my husband scarfed down immediately. We opted for steaks, asparagus, and the macaroni and cheese. Our steaks were the perfect temperature and were delicious, but honestly, the macaroni and cheese stole the show. Even if you're watching what you're eating, it's worth falling off the wagon for. The wine list is also impressive, which helped seal the deal on the five star rating."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Waitress was great. Very nice. Not extremely knowledgable about the menu. Bone in filet came out cooked perfectly but a bit too salty. New England clam chowder was served nice & hot. Delicious. Johns salad was good but unfortunately came out with entrees. Crusted Ahi is a nice portion size, tasty but also salty. Sea bass was good. We all drank so much water when we got back to our hotel. Wine list is great! There are many other great restaurants in Vail. I would t choose to come back here."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Defenitely will recommend. Bone-in New York brought cooked to perfection. Awesome wine selection and service."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our family dined at Elways on the last night of our week in Vail. We had not tried Elways before and we were very impressed. From start to finish, it was a great experience. Service was impeccable without being overbearing. The lamb & steaks were superb. It's pricey but worth it. We will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This is better than your average chain steakhouse! The food is an improvement on any steakhouse standard dishes and also unique touches on the menu. We took our 6 year old so kids are welcome if well-behaved. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The filet was exceptional...the service was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/15/2013
  • "The restaurant was packed the night of our reservation because it was New Year's Eve and our table was delayed past our reservation time. However the staff did everything they could to accomodate us. The cuts are very good as well as the special seasoning. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Started off OK and went downhill from there. Service was terrible for the caliber of restaurant. Never saw our waiter after dinner was served. Food was OK but the horrible service and LONG bouts of no service drastically took away from any positive experience!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013