Elway's Vail

Elway's Vail

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elways.com/Vail
  • Phone: 9707547818x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly 5:30pm-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Wiard
  • 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 10 to 200 are assured the same great Elway's food and experience through our professional event planners.
  • Private Party Contact: Linnea Bergman 3033997467x

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.
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Elway's Vail reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (31)great for outdoor dining (19)romantic (17)notable wine list (13)fit for foodies (11)scenic view (9)good for groups (8)hot spot (3)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • first class service
    jennVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    i was injured in a leg brace and sulley came over with a pillow and blanket and offered a wheel chair. first class service. all of the staff was very nice and worked well together. Elway's does not disappoint.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Corey
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The steaks that my wife and I had were outstanding. The wine was very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service!
    Cacodd1234
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great place to spend a special occasion and the view of Vail mountain just added to it. Wonderful food and service as always.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VailDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was fabulous. Great food, great service, and a perfect steak house atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steak wise is excellent, but can...
    Foodlover1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Excellent steakhouse restaurant, definitely needs to improve side orders and desserts. Would be nice to see some Elway's memorabilia in the restaurant. Good wine list, great location, outstanding patio/terrace. Service it's ok but they can do better. Congrats, by the way my kids loved it!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Quality of food outstanding. Jim does an excellent job of picking out wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elways
    Ronnie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We enjoyed having dinner at Elway's. Everything was great. We will return for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Awesome evening
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of the best meals in a long time!! The steak was done perfectly and the staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scopedope
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very nice experience. A little pricy but probably the norm for Vail.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Steaks in the Garden
    KiwiLiz
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A lovely night out introducing our friends from Hawaii too Vail. The steaks were perfectly prepared and the service was friendly and attentive. The outdoor seating surrounded by all the colorful gardens made for a memorable evening..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a luscious dinner in Vail
    relda
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is our second time eating at this fabulous restaurant..... the sea bass was cooked to perfection. The Brussels sprouts were amazing. Again, the meal was more than super, the attention to detail on presentation, and our needs was impeccable. The rest of the group all chose meat for dinner and there were no complaints on taste, or presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed - Need a Refund
    Josie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We went to Elway's to celebrate a 50th birthday. Unfortunately our waiter, Ross, did not even acknowledge this happy event. Our steaks were burned on the outside and raw on the inside. Instead of correcting this issue our waiter swapped our steaks... I've never seen anything like this at a fine dining establishment. Overall thoroughly disappointed - I would like my money back.
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  • Not the same
    Spence
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Though our meal was good, it was not great. The menu was more extensive than the airport Elway's but the lack of summer traffic in Vail probably creates challenges for a restaurant being on top of it's came. Everything except the steak was very good, but not great. The steak definitely had been on hand to long... people who prefer meat very rare can spot instantly the taste when mean has started to turn. We would return in the winter with enthusiasm and no apprehension, but not in the summer unless we see a number of great reviews coming in.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointed........
    YuckVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Had hoped to have a great steak dinner and was very disappointed. The ribeye was badly charred and had been heavily over salted. The Caesar salad was embarrassing for a steak place and we had the smallest serving of $9 broccoli I've ever been served. The best part of the meal was the blue cheese olives in the martinis!! Overpriced and poorly executed.........
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  • underwhelmed
    wanderlust
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Beautiful evening to be outdoors. Drinks were exceptional. Short Rib was large portioned, tasty but more of a piece of brisket than a rib, mashed potatoes delicious. Artichoke usually enjoyable but on the 'skinny' side. Ahi salad - salad was fresh and multilayered in taste, but ahi was quite bland. Turtle cheesecake - loss - plain cheese cake with a load of pecans in a very diluted and tasteless chocolate sauce. No rich chocolate or caramel taste or substance. You know the waiter KNOWS it is a no go when most is left on the plate and no inquiry as to wanting it to be boxed or if you liked it.
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  • Football and ffoodnot compatible
    dmclean
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The ambience is great. Service is very good--the staff was very efficient. I planned on the filet mignon, but our server suggested the NY strip was tastier. He then went into a lesson on how the meat was butchered and prepared so that it has a distinctive charred, but not burnt exterior. The in house butchers insure each cut is worth the $50 you're shelling out for a hunk of meat with no sides. Our salads were wet -- I would expect a restaurant of this calibre to have a salad spinner. Guess what else. My first cut into my steak was all grissle. Our side of potatoes au gratin were inedible. They were greasy potatoes in a casserole dish that I would have been embarrassed to serve. All in all, I suggest looking for better value in Vail.
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  • Not like Cherry Creek Elways at all
    LisaJane
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I have been going to the Elways at Cherry Creek for years to celebrate my friend's birthday. We decided to go to Vail this time. First, the place was almost empty, which was a shock. Very little "Elway stuff" on the walls. Then we found out that some of our very favorite things on the menu weren't on the menu as we were still technically in the off season. (Mid June). So were were disappointed. Food and experience is not as good as Cherry Creek and I am not sure if we will return or just go back to Cherry Creek.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were in Vail during the GoPro Games and were concerned about being able to find a quiet place for dinner. Elways not only fit the bill, but made it a memorable night! The service was excellent, from being greeted and seated right away on a covered patio to a wait team who took care of us throughout the leisurely meal. Steaks were cooked just as we requested and sides were well prepared and large enough to share. Desert, consisting of a scoop of ice cream and shot of a liquore of choice was unique and fun. Than kyou for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant, nice experience
    Jlc007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The service was as good as we've had at any steakhouse. Our server Ross was engaging, smart and kind. Steaks were perfect. This was a good choice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Doesn't compare to Elway's quality
    FoodieCriticVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My honey and I are big fans of Elway's restaurants and frequent the two in Denver (downtown and Cherry Creek) on a regular basis. While the service is decent at the Elway's in Vail, the food quality just does not compare to the Denver locations. We shared a steak the last time we dined at the Vail location and it looked like it had been aged for a little too long. Even the server made a comment that the steak might look a little different in this lighting (on the patio). We love Elway's but after the third try in Vail, I can't say that we will go back.
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  • Delicious!!!
    Lynn44
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This was the second time we were at the Elway's in Vail!!!! The filet is the best steak I have ever heard.......just delicious. The yukon mashed potatoes are my favorite...the waiter told me that they we gluten free. A relaxing evening with excellent food and we had great service.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Staff courteous and attentive. Can not recommend a steak house that is unable to cook a steak. We were delivered 6 steak knives, none of which could cut the "New York strips" we ordered. The steak was tasty and cooked properly but NOT a New York Strip, and too tough to be cut by even 6 of their steak knives. Baked potato good and mushrooms good. Chocolate cake tasted like typical "box cake". The place should be perfect but it is far from it. Wish they could get it together.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 248 reviews are from the Elway's Vail reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    Bermudafoodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Having been to Elways in Den many times I expected much better service and it was almost empty that night. Being known for their steaks , the quality of the beef was fabulous but we both had requested MR and they were M. That might seem silly but we went there for a juicy steak! We didn't say anything since service was so poor we didn't want to wait any longer! We both live in the valley and I think I'll go back to Elways in Denver for my next steak fix! Many thanks for asking.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    Vailskibum
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had dinner at Elways last Sunday. Food was good but not the best we had during our week in Vail. There are much better options for high end food on Vail.
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    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just fine
    richard
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent food. Great location in Vail Village. Great Bulgarian waitor named Vasil. Good kids menu. Great steak. One of the best hamburgers ever.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dear John
    myrnabird57
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated hot spot
    skimausVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Klhowls
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1
    TDineVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick with meat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't Live Up to the Name
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
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  • Ruined my evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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
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  • Great Choice in Vail
    PSCV
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Great choice for steaks & seafood. Delicious food and excellent service. Never an empty glass on the table, plates cleared quickly. Friendly but professional staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food, mediocre service.
    Bran1dev
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We thought the food was great. However, we thought the service was decent, but disengaging.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Excellent Service
    AuntB
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    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!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience, great steaks
    Steve
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    BZappVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    dinemuch
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
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  • Had a reservation but waited
    John
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
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  • Great steaks and more.
    Dancingspirit9
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate