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Flame Restaurant
Flame Restaurant

Flame Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.flamerestaurantvail.com
  • Email: flame.restaurant@fourseasons.com
  • Phone: (970) 477-8650
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jason Harrison
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Out of Bounds can accommodate special events for up to 24 guests. Out of Bounds will also feature an illuminated wine wall and a beautiful private fireplace.
  • Private Party Contact: Steven Teaver (970) 477-8650

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Frontage Road
  • Public Transit: Town of Vail and ECO Bus.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking.
A word from Flame Restaurant
Flame, a Modern Mountain Steakhouse, is the signature restaurant of Four Seasons Resort Vail. Flame’s focus will be “fun dining,” rather than fine dining, as guests enjoy an interactive experience. Prepared by Chef Jason and his team you can enjoy perfectly seared prime steaks cooked on an 1800-degree grill carved tableside, like the 22 oz. dry-aged Tomahawk steak. And share communally served indulgent sides which are locally sourced and seasonally inspired.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Disappointing meal. Servers were friendly enough but not attentive, with long waits before taking drink and food orders. Appetizers were fairly good but things went downhill from there. Almost all of our main courses (mostly meat of one kind or another) arrived close to room temperature, as if they had been sitting out for a while. Filet mignon was dry and unappealing. Others were tastier but barely warm. Water glasses went unfilled and plates went uncleared, and a neighboring table sat dirty long after the diners had left. In fairness the manager tried very hard to make things right, offering a discount and free desserts--I appreciated the gesture, and the desserts were excellent, but I'd hesitate before going back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Beautiful space, furnishings, decor, and the excellent service that makes Vail special. Surprisingly, there's a nice view on one side despite its lower level location inside the Four Seasons. The lobster bisque wasn't the best I've had, but good. The rapini side dish had an interesting coconut preparation I enjoyed. Looking forward to trying more of the menu in the future."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I ordered the flat iron steak on the suggestion of our server. I was looking for a medium size steak, with the 6 oz too small and the 16 oz New Yo4k strip too big. I was suspicious of a cut not normally found in fine steak restaurants. I should have gone on my experience. This was the chewiest, toughest steak I have had at a restaurant at any price in a long time. At $45 it is definitely to be avoided. My wife3 and daughter's 6 oz petite filet tasted quite good."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I had trouble getting past the atmosphere to enjoy the food. Boar bacon wrapped shrimp delicious, tacos sampler just ok, spinach salad tiny. Steak delicious but boring presentation and sauces on side were mini. However, entire meal was overshadowed with bad rock music - Heart's barracuda to start then several other 80's Rock bands. Really unsuitable for location and room. I would never recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very noise! the Asian "Welcome-lady" is very unfriendly, but the service and food is great!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The tuna app, caesar salad, kobe burger and a side of truffle mac and cheese. It's perfect."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "After studying the TripAdvisor recommendations for great steakhouses in Vail, my husband and I decided to take our teenage son and his friend to Flame for our last night in Vail. What a huge disappointment. The appetizers were very good, and yes, the restaurant is very cozy. However the steaks were fair, at best. My son ordered a NY strip that looked like a thin ribeye. I ordered the small filet, medium rare. Not only was it way over-cooked, but it had zero flavor either. The prices for each steak are extremely high, and it absolutely was not worth it. Their wines by the glass are very limited. If you must go, stick with the appetizers. Or better yet, have a drink in the lobby bar before your dining reservations elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great food in a beautiful setting. Wonderful service that manages to be both relaxed and attentive.. Wish we had found in sooner during our stay in Vail."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "the food was very good. the choccolate souffle was great. but the ambience is not there at all and it was a bit too expensive"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This was our third time eating here. Our server this time made our meal that much better. He was beyond knowledgable about every aspect of the menu. He made recommendations when we asked - which were spot on. He was always there when we needed anything yet not hovering. The food was excellent but the server made our dining experience one to remember."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We used a TravelZoo voucher for dinner for 2 for $99. The TravelZoo menu was limited. We ordered the Wagyu skirt steak, Boursin creamed spinach, Brussels sprouts kim chi, and 3-onion soup, beef tartar. We recommend the Wagyu skirt steak and the onion soup -- but they were still less impressive than I would expect for a Four Seasons restaurant. The desserts (bacon donuts and ginger cake) were tasty. After adding a low-end bottle of wine, tip and tax, the bill came to over $200. The music was loud and not appropriate for a white table cloth restaurant; for instance, Rolling Stones (a group I love) was blaring -- but it was so distracting and not at all in keeping with the western theme. Ando our waitress seemed rushed and inattentive."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Wow! Our food was great, and the service, knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Overall the menu is creative. The Caesar salad they added some extra ingredients which we feel enhanced the taste. The spinach salad was excellent. We both had fish, salmon and sable. With the choice of sauces added to the flavor."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Pricey, but oh so worth it. From the appies, and salads, to the entrees...everyone in our party of six raved about their meal."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This is a wonderful Vail steakhouse that also does seafood well . . . and brussels sprouts . . . and squash ice cream and . . . My husband's lamb chops were just as good as our waitress raved they would be, and my surf and turf was perfect. The wine list was extensive and included a nice selection of European wines which we tend to prefer over California wines when we are combining seafood and steak at the same meal. The restaurant is large, yet very warm and inviting. We will definitely stop in again the next time we are in Vail."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "If you want a killer steak, make sure you stop by this restaurant in the Four Seasons Vail. Service was a bit strange, but the food and large whiskey list made up for it!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was good, as expected, it is the Four Seasons and it is about $100/per person when all said and done. They do a fabulous job on steaks - highly recommend the filet. If you are a beet fan - avoid the beet salad, small, strange, not very good. All of our other sides and salads were very good. While our server was very friendly and knowledgable, we had a party of 6 so the 20% tip is an automatic add-on. Our server was a bit scarce and one of our sides was not delivered until 3/4 of the way through the dinner. I don't know if the automatic tip played a part in the average service but you do have to wonder. We have been to Flame before and we will go again - but we may wait a bit!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We went here for my husband's birthday while we were in Vail. The service was top-rate and the food was spectacular! My husband ordered the flat-iron steak and I got the 6oz filet. Both cuts were perfectly tender and juicy. We also had the crispy brussel sprouts and twice baked potato side items. They were fantastic as well! Would definitely recommend Flame for a fine dining experience!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "All in all a solid meal. However, there were some service missteps and our server was too frantic. She was very nice, informed, and friendly. She just seemed to be running all over. We were presented the wrong entrees at one point that were promptly removed. Scallops were excellent, my daughter enjoyed her Filet. Other entrees were prepared very well and we felt cared for."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We came to Flame celebrating a birthday for a friend. First, the service was fantastic! They were on top of everything, but not on top of us. Great with suggestions but not pushy. The perfect balance in service. The wine menu was extensive. There isn't much better than looking at a wine list and seeing your favorite wine! We started off with the tuna, very fresh. Some ordered salads or soups. But the real gem was the steak. I had the filet, which was a bit overcooked than I had asked for, so next time (and there will be a next time) I will order it a temp a little less grilled. The steaks come with a few sauces. I suggest you try them all, but they are not needed. The steak melts in your mouth! Try the souffle for dessert! YUM!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Menu: varied and offered the quintessential mountain steakhouse cuisine presented with unexpected flair and excellent execution. Rec sharing family style so to experience a diverse array of dishes. Bone in ribeye, simply outstanding. Decadent must try: bacon fried glazed donuts- trust me. The restaurant is a cavernous 'ballroom' and on the night we dined in January- a morgue. Service in Flame was very good, but given we shared the room with just a few other guests, it should be. New Four Seasons so expected a beautiful new neighborhood gem, but this is worlds away from the hoteliers chic style, shocking disappointment. Lobby bar (only avail) felt like an airport sports bar w/ impersonal service to match, start your evening off elsewhere."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We went as part of a ski weekend with friends in Vail. The service was great and unobtrusive and the food was excellent. The venison, flatiron steak and bison were all cooked and seasoned perfectly. Great experience, and we had a blast !!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is a high end steak restaurant with some interesting twists. The food would have been a 5, but two of us ordered the Bison bone in rib eye, and we're surprised at how much fat there was compared to meat. Lobster mashed potatoes are outstanding, as was the asparagus and the desert. When you spend over $120 per person you expect Excellent, even amazing, even in Vail. This was really good. Lighting was quite bright, which may be a move to be different than the usual dark and slow, but it cut the romance off at the knees."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Large restaurant which still gives you a very intimate feel. Loved the taco appetizer and our Wagyu flank steak. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Preseason dinner with relatively few other diners."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This place provides somewhat high quality meat and, for Vail, it isn't too outrageously priced. That being said, I'm not sure you're going to get a really good steak in Colorado - period, and this place is no exception. Don't go here hoping to have your mind blown away by the beef. Also, be warned that the sides are smallish and somewhat uninspiring. On the positive side, the dining room is expansive and gorgeous and while there, you will really enjoy the nice feel of spending time in a large mountain lodge. As long as your expectations are in check upon arrival, you should be OK here."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "This place is lovely, service was perfect. Our steaks and lobster were delicious. But the sides were not. The brussel sprouts were made with one of my fav recipes but the sauce was heavy handed, the sprouts were overcooked and there was a smoky/burned taste to them. The mashed potatoes had an instant taste/texture. Either flakes were used, or perhaps they were made from baked potatoes."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Flame has come into its own over the past few years. The food is very high quality and the preparations are creative. Meats are its speciality and they are delcious."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went for Christmas. The best food and service !!!!!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The food at this restaurant was magnificent. Our French waiter was outstanding. He explained all of the items on the menu, and was there every time we turned around. I have to mention that the bus boys were on top of their game. They gave us constant attention and they were superb. The meal was a little pricey, but it is what you would expect to pay In a Four seasons hotel. We had a great meal and a wonderful night."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We had a perfect evening of food and wine. The service was top notch, our food was amazing from start to finish. Fantastic steak."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Attended for a very nice Thanksgiving buffet. All the traditional items with a few twists that enhanced the flavor and/or presentation. Very nice."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Terrible food (they have to learn by Hyatt-only about restaurant service), the service wasn't bad, but they was to slowly. The manager ask for the problem we have and do her job really well"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We had a great Thanksgiving dinner at Flame in the Four Seasons at Vail. Loved the hotel and the restaurant and really enjoyed our holiday meal at this restaurant. The food was all traditional Thanksgiving dishes buffet style and very well done. Dishes were simply prepared with all the classic offerings. Service was also very good even with the buffet servings. Overall we had a very nice holiday meal and would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an upscale dining experience. The only downside was the desserts as these were not impressive. We wished the restaurant would have offered more classic Thanksgiving desserts in traditional style rather than the mini individual desserts."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Food was great, service wasn't what we expected. Got the 39.99 deal and were treated as value menu customers from there. Disappointed. Our server was Olga, wont be back."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I don't know what they put in those things, but whatever it was it was DELICIOUS! And then the truffle Mac and cheese was unreal -- sooooo good. Awesome tender steaks! Overall a fantastic meal."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Great place to get an even better steak. You must try the wagyu ribeye for 2, if it is featured."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The steaks were absolutely delicious and the service was perfect. Exec Chef Jason is an incredible chef. You have to try their pumpkin soup....OMG"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "The S'Mores is definitely the top dessert! So wonderful - more like chocolate mousse than "ice cream". The goat cheese cheesecake is also good if you are adventurous. Not your traditional piece of cheesecake, rather, 5 little domes of cheesecake with plums and a spot of honeycomb. Very good coffee as well. Nice place for a special date."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Food and flavores are good. Love your use of bacon. Beef dish portions are usually disappointing."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "The star of the show should be the excellent cuts of meat perfectly cooked. Way too much emphasis placed on getting flavor from the various sauces and rubs that are the big show. And after the waiter telling me the lamb chops should be cooked to medium (?), and me telling him I wanted them rare, guess which one came out of the kitchen? Yep. Didn't send them back but should have. Sides are good, but no reason not to be and not amazing. Everything was good, just not outstanding in any way. So so so many better options in Vail for the money, wish we had gone somewhere else. Service was pretty good, though if the servers want the diners to pour their own wine they should say so, or they need to keep an eye on the wine glasses."
    Dined on 9/21/2013