Kelly Liken
Kelly Liken

Kelly Liken

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kellyliken.com/
  • Phone: (970) 479-0175
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American
  • Executive Chef: Kelly Liken
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Kelly Liken offers a wonderful option for your next special event. Our beautifully redone interior hosts a perfect and intimate setting for 72 guests in a unique fine dining, metropolitan like atmosphere. From weddings to corporate parties, let Kelly Liken take care of your group's needs during your time in Vail. At Kelly Liken we are passionate about creating a tailor-made dining experience for each of our guests. Meredith will work with you to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests by customizing a menu for the group, arranging seating in the restaurant, discussing payment options and meeting special requests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Frontage Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking for all dinner guests.
A word from Kelly Liken
At restaurant Kelly Liken, we are passionate about providing you with a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Vail, CO. We serve a simple, yet exciting Seasonal American Cuisine that relies heavily on locally produced and cultivated products. The menu changes frequently to offer the highest quality ingredients of each season. In addition to offering the freshest seasonal fare, we will be offering over thirty wines by the glass, a full bar featuring hand-crafted cocktails and a wine list containing over 100 selections.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Kelly Liken reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)special occasion (46)romantic (35)notable wine list (31)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (6)scenic view (5)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Highly recommend for any special occasion!
    cash2928
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This location has great food and service. Their wine selection is good, but a little high-priced for the average diner. We went there for a special occasion and were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a great dining experience
    SWWII
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We celebrated our 28th anniversary there and really enjoyed it. We let the restaurant know it was our anniversary and they prepared an individual menu with our name and anniversary date on it for us to take with us. A little touch, but it should they were serious about us enjoying the experience. The wait staff was as professional as I have seen. They were attentive but never overbearing. They didn't rush us but really allowed us to enjoy the meal. The meal itself was outstanding and had the right portion size so you could enjoy but to get stuffed (except when the desert course came around and then we were way too full.) The wine they recommended perfectly complimented the meal. I highly recommend this for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    Localgal
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went for the pre-fixe menu. Fantastic food and service. We didn't love our seating. We were squished into a row of tables and it felt like we could join in with the tables next to us. Somewhat hard to hear and focus on just each other. But everything else was superb. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genuine Finesse
    openfoodiegirl
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My husband and I visited Restaurant Kelly Liken recently. We had an absolutely fantastic experience - by far the best we've had at any fine dining restaurant in the Valley in years. The food was a joy - each dish presented with such finesse and immaculate attention to detail - delicate and bold flavors, variety of textures, and such beauty - elk carpaccio, hens egg, striped bass, short rib...every dish was delicious! And the service was superb - attentive but not intrusive, sincere and timely. What I was immediately most impressed with, in addition to the amazing food, was the genuine good nature of the staff - they were not wired up, jaded servers who should have moved on to a different career - their passion was apparent. Wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This our third time dining here, and it has never disappointed. The food is always fantastic with fresh ingredients and wonderful presentation. The service is always attentive without being intrusive. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was really excellent. They appeared to be rather short-staffed--likely due to the time of year. Took a long time to take our order, a long time to bring our wine and a really long time in-between courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night in Vail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our service was outstanding but the food while good did not have the WOW factor that we were expecting.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time experience
    Sammy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I have lived here for 5 years and have been to many places but never got the chance to dine here. The restaurant week special brought me so my expectation was not too high however it was absolutely wonderful. Definitely will put it on my Vail restaurant list for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Evening
    TWINKIDEB
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The whole experience that night was beyond outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never again!
    Char
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Just moving to the Valley Liken's restaurant was a disappointed and I will not return. Menu is too creative. In trying to make the dinners different the combinations of ingredients just do not work. As an appetizer an egg over greens????? Portions very small. Also the approach to pricing is not fair to the customer. A glass of wine 20.14 a bottle of wine 20.14! The bottle was only $63 on the menu. How can you charge $20 for a glass. Had to return specialty drink -bad tasting. Also to advertise any entree on the menu 20.14 and then say the special will be $10 more. Seating was too close to the people next to you. The gentleman next to us could hardly get out to go to the mensroom.
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  • Consistently good!
    SussexSteveVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have found Kelly Liken very good every time we dine there. It is always on our "must" list when we visit Vail!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DISAPPOINTED
    manytables
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My meal was a duo of lamb. The "one piece" of ravioli with roasted lamb was good - but my roasted lamb was so tough I could not cut it with a steak knife. You would think the kitchen knows what it is sending out to the dining room but obviously, this restaurant doesn't.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Amazing!
    Vdubz43VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    6 us went to have dinner here while we were in Vail for a wedding. It was hands down the best meal we had all week - and we went out a lot! First let me start by saying that our waitress - Jessica was LOVELY! So nice, so fun to talk to, and super helpful with recommendations and suggestions. Her sweet personality truly enhanced our dining experience. The food was superb. We had the tasting menu and each course was better than the next. My zucchini fritters were awesome - and my husband loved the elk carpaccio. Everyone loved each and every course they got. The service and presentation were all top notch! Additionally - great wines! They were out of the bottle we ordered and Jessica made an awesome off the menu selection for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    On our recent trip to Vail, we dined at Kelly Liken during the Vail-Beaver Creek restaurant week. It was the best meal of our trip! The service was good, but the food was amazing. We ordered the lamb duo and ny strip; both were superbly prepared and melt-in-your mouth. We are both foodies, and these weren't your same old boring dishes. Flavor and accompaniments on both were outstanding. Our bottle of Cotes-du-Rhone went well with both. A special touch was the amuse-bouche, a carrot soup, to start, and even though we didn't have enough room for dessert, were rewarded with a small taste of sweets to finish our meal. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Engagement party
    Reggie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had a 4 course meal over 3 hours. It was a wonderful evening complemented with fine dining service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Liking Liken
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant was quiet on a Sunday evening, but the staff was friendly and attentive. The wine list was good, but overpriced. The food was excellent, but the portions were small. The dessert was truly the perfect cap to a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were extremely disappointed at this restaurant. We had Short Rib and Lamb Duo - the lamb was good but very small with only 3 pieces of meat and 1 ravioli. Short Rib was also small and extremely dry. The restaurant called to me confirm the reservation the day before and the person said that there is 50% off selected wine deal in addition to the restaurant week deal, so we were very excited. We sat and asked about the deal, they told us that they decided not to do it. We really felt that we were cheated. We didn't really enjoy the whole experience by the time we finished the entree. We were still very hungry so we decided to go to another restaurant to have the second entree to complete our dinner.
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  • One of best in Vail Village
    EnVinoVertitas2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    You can count on this restaurant for very good tasting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • temujinVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Overall good food and likable. But in the same category there are better restaurants in town and they don't measure up, example Sweet Basil.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladd
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The chef presents an outstanding variety of flavors in very interesting combinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food, tastes great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of our best meals we have had! Farm to table was very evident. The noise level is very loud, but the food and service makes up for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    outstanding food and service been here many times, portion sizes continues to shrink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday in Vail
    Walris
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There can be no better place to dine on a Sinday than Likens. The Harvest meal is simply out of this world. Everything about the food was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, as always!
    MarkandSandra
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    From the tasty amuse, to the ridiculously yummy three courses, to my husbands after dinner coffee "Wow, this is GOOD coffee!" all was a delight! My asparagus salad was crisp and fresh, the special skate with lobster sauce was decadent, and the potato crusted trout, was ,well, classic! We will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too much salt
    notafanofstingray
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Each dish was very, very salty. We relayed such to the Chef via the waiter (we think), but no further communication. Chef Kelly was not working the night we were there so perhaps that is connected. Also, we have celebrated our anniversary there several years and it just wasn't the same. Bummer.
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  • Spectacular food and wine
    LiveFully
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was very excited to visit Kelly Liken. After hearing the specifics about my menu selections, I asked my server to choose the best wine pairings for my experience. The choices were perfect and sublime. I truly enjoyed the entire meal with its delicious complexities and the wine really took things to a new level. Thanks, Matt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kelly Liken
    KTelVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wife and I had the 3 course dinner for $74 at Kelly Liken. I had the Elk carpaccio for the first course, the red snapper for the 2nd course, and potato crusted trout for the 3rd course. All of my courses were excellent. My wife had the asparagus for the first course, an egg over sturgeon caviar for the 2nd course and the NY Strip steak for the third course. All were excellent. We had the sticky bun with ice cream dessert to top off the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Luv2CookAndDine
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed one of the best foodie meals we've had in months while visiting Vail. Started with the seasonal melon salad with a spicy dressing to balance the sweetness. The trout and the duck confit were perfectly cooked, with a playful twist of ingredients for the duck confit that worked surprisingly well. Coupled with an excellent wine recommended by the sommelier, we will definitely be going back again and again! One of the best restaurants in Vail as well as in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular meal
    HabebVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went here for my wife's birthday and they made it very special. Terrific service. Prix fixe menu. The menu said happy birthday to her and they gave her a copy at the end of the meal. Excellent advice on the menu. All the courses were delicious. and a nice amuse bouche thrown in. We loved it in every way.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    obispo
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    for the amount of money we paid for our meal i would have expected a lot more. the amuse bouche was delicious and my duck confit second course was quite tasty but the lamb loin i got for the third course and my wife's trout were "meh". the service was a bit rushed and we were seated at an inside table next to the wine storage room. considering there were only 2 other parties in the restaurant that evening i would have thought they could have sat us at a larger table by the window.
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  • Eclectic and Tasty
    LuckypegVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The farm to table menu for Sunday night was very interesting and tasty! We made a reservation to listen to jazz musicians in town for the annual Vail Jazz Festival. The food and service was great while we enjoyed fabulous music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food outstanding; facility tired
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    1. Was there for the Sunday evening limited menu farm meal and everything we ate was delicious - peach salad, striped bass, and the nectarine dessert. The tomato consomme martini drew me in (again) and I was able to pair the dishes with some interesting half wine glasses. 2. We had the first seating at 615p so it was still light out. The extra light in the restaurant really brought home that the place is tired and, quite frankly, downright dirty in many places. The upholstered chairs could definitely use steam cleaning. 3. While the service itself was good, the server's attire was just outright filthy (and ill fitting) He had obviously spilled food on it days/weeks ago and not had it cleaned. The manager should have noted this.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Worth every dollar, will be back!!
    foodiemeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Kelly Liken came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Every course was creative, flavorful, presented with care, and tasted very fresh. The service was attentive and friendly. I can't wait to come back the next time while in Vail!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 of the First Lady's favorites
    ctltribecaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent preparation and eye catching presentation, of a bit on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing....
    CaliCountryGal
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As usual! We've never had a bad meal at Kelly Liken!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    Karenlee53VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to KL in Vail because it was highly recommended by friends. I checked out the menu online before making a reservation and it looked delicious. However upon arriving we discovered the menu for the evening was only a three-course offering. You could pick between two appetizers and two main courses. Only one dessert was served. While the quality of the food was excellent it might have been nice to get a heads-up on the limited menu. I'm not generally a dessert eater, so the option of a cheese course would have been nice. Please be advised that you'll pay between $20-30 for a glass of wine too. Very stingy on the bread they give too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kelly Liken
    TrudezzyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Kelly's innovative dishes are truly wonderful. They are not contrived, but, instead well thought out. We had a dish with a popcorn puree'. It was magnificent. She does not overpower dishes with a single flavor, but instead, the flavors work together to bring about a tasting frenzy. Pure joy.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    eleeg78VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have heard about this place for years and finally popped in. You will not be disappointed, but make sure your wallet is prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual
    Eeapmj
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have dined here numerous times over the last few years. Although my meal was excellent, I was with five others. Some of the food had been under hot lights/warmers and was over cooked. The service was outstanding as usual. The ambiance is lovely. The kitchen needs to work on better timing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine
    JaniceVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great. but wine prices are outrageous! I am a collector, I know all costs involved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate