Flame Restaurant
Flame Restaurant

Flame Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.flamerestaurantvail.com/
  • Phone: 9704778650
  • 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 9704778650

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Flame Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (12)scenic view (10)special occasion (8)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (5)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (3)late-night find (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Delicious Meal
    ReenaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was beyond excellent. Our waitor Kamran was really exceptional. He helped us order a great meal and really made our evening very special. The food is delicious and I highly recommend the Ahi Tuna taco starter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Prices & mediocre food
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I both had the burger. I had to send mine back because it was still raw in the middle. When it came back there was no egg on top; it looked like they scraped the egg off my previous burger and slapped it on the new one. Our daughter had the side of mac and cheese. It was way too richy and too salty. We would have been happier with a Good Times burger! Our worst meal in a LONG time.
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  • Really great steak place
    kdlosVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great steaks but more that. Sides were different and really complimented the entre. great variety of sauces and rubs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Royal treatment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service was amazing, and the food was fabulous. We celebrated my husband's Birthday dinner here and they did not disappoint!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special restaurant
    SylviVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our dinner at Flame was superb. The Australian waygu was lean and tender. Our server Jewel made our dinner even more enjoyable. It's perfect for a romantic and special occasion dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flame is Lame
    SrgnVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Average food served Luke warm at inflated prices. Quite disappointed.
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  • Wonderful dining experience
    Nca4731630
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Spent a week at the Four Seasons vacationing. Saved eating at the Flame for a 'special' evening. It did NOT disappoint! If not the best steak I've ever had, it is certainly in the top two! Wonderful setting for dinner. Food, Service and setting gets 👍👍.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View!
    ahkriskrisVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We stayed at the Four Seasons and it was convenient to go to Flame. The food was fair, but the view was beautiful! My husband had the Bison Rib Eye and thought it was just ok. I had the Burrato salad - it was delicious. We also tried the asparagus, cauliflower and the brussel sprouts, all were good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flamed out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Sadly a potentially wonderful dining experience was fouled by a restaurant manager who failed hospitality 101. The wait staff was warm and welcoming but the manager was not. Disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Wonderful lamb and other food for dinner. Wonderful service. Great wine list. We'd love to eat there again for dinner. Breakfast was not as good. The potatoes weren't good. This rating is based on dinner only.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    wgwghwVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We met friends here we hadn't seen in years. The entire experience was simply OUTSTANDING! We had a quiet table, service was impeccable, the steaks cooked to perfection, the salads and appetizers excellent, topped off with coffee and great desserts. Everyone was extremely pleased. We weren't rushed, we were hardly aware of the other diners. Exactly what we would expect from the Four Seasons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Flame was a "Flame Out" for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was expecting a lot more from one of Vail's top restaurants. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary. The service was marginal and so was the food. The best thing about the meal was the wine - hard to screw that up. Steaks were not worth the price and not very good from a place where that is the "favored dish". I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food was very good but the service due to our waiter "Nicholas" was amazing and made the evening a rememberable experience!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Find another place to dine........
    YuckVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    There was nothing we had that was worthy of what was supposed to be a four or five star restaurant....it's at the Four Season's Hotel. The duck breast was terrible and my wife could not eat it.....they were kind enough to deduct it from our tab. My Oso Buco was embarrassing. The Caesar salad was okay but really not a Caesar salad. Very disappointing place to have a last vacation night meal.......
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 159 reviews are from the Flame Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Perfect Ending
    PattyLou49
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    A perfect ending to a perfect birthday in Vail. Not only was the meal divine, but the entire staff made us feel like visiting royalty even before knowing that it was a special occasion. Our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable about the wines which tickled my husband.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Learn first on how to serve a table
    Chio
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    It had never happened to me in a restaurant that they bring you the coffee without taking away the plates, left overs, salt, bread, etc. They should train the service in how a table must be served. Terrible impression!
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  • Waiter was excellent!
    Brinksvail13
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We dined at Flame for my 26th birthday on the 15th. I'd never tried or heard anything about Flame, but decided to give it a shot. I was so pleasantly surprised. Our waiter was a very nice and knowledgable French gentleman....he made our night amazing!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good concept, weak execution
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
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  • Bad music in cavern like setting
    caddisVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
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  • Flame Out
    jdantotherescue
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The FLAME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Very noise! the Asian "Welcome-lady" is very unfriendly, but the service and food is great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Favorite in Vail.
    WBlunt
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The tuna app, caesar salad, kobe burger and a side of truffle mac and cheese. It's perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way over-rated
    FoodiefromtheSouth
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service made the meal
    Mitch
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food was very good. the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    SushiLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow! Our food was great, and
    Didi
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Wow! Our food was great, and the service, knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative
    BearVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flame On!
    Chezingtom
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Pricey, but oh so worth it. From the appies, and salads, to the entrees...everyone in our party of six raved about their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stately Atmosphere, Great Food
    hms1VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Food was good, as expected,
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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!
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  • Flame is First Class!
    MotorCityMom
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    Sarah
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good...
    FLSkier
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak & Wine - What could be better
    DC2VAIL
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fun, Great Food
    Barrett
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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 !!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close, but not quite
    ScreggieVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • interesting enough...very creative
    AratasVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.