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Keystone Ranch Restaurant
Keystone Ranch Restaurant

Keystone Ranch Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.keystoneresort.com/diningdetail/Key+-+Keystone+Ranch.axd
  • Email: cburkart@vailresorts.com
  • Phone: (800) 354-4386
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm, summer only
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Steven Vlass
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For large groups, we have all of our facilities available for private dining depending on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Cynthia Burkart (970) 496-1484

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Penstemon Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Keystone Ranch offers complimentary valet service in addition to shuttle service in Keystone and the immediate surrounding area.
A word from Keystone Ranch Restaurant
Experience the extraordinary blend of the Colorado frontier and fine dining in the rustic elegance of this original 1930s ranch homestead. Savor a luxurious five-course dinner featuring acclaimed Colorado cuisine and wild game specialties or try a more casual fare with soup or salad and an entree. It won’t take long to see why the Ranch is a AAA Four Diamond™ rated restaurant, a Wine Spectator winner, and ranked as a top restaurant in Colorado by the prestigious Zagat Survey.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "If you are in Summit County, don't miss a chance to dine at this elegant restaurant located in a historical log ranch. It is a feast for eyes and appetite! The menu features Colorado lamb and wild game as well as fresh fish. The service is excellent--ask for John and you will hear some great skiing stories too! Dessert in the fireplace living room tops off the evening. The views are spectacular, food always excellent and ambiance is perfect. There is a dining area off to one side for a group to sit at a long table. Also a nice bar to enjoy cocktails before dinner. Summer or winter, this is a special place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Flavors to savor. Fabulous food & atmosphere. Took a little too long between some courses, so it was a long evening. Take plenty of time to enjoy. Lucky us to be there."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was fabulous and the amdience one should see"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My family visited me since living in Leadville for 15 years. We are Georgia country folk, and I wanted to show my family a fabulous Colorado dining experience. Our server made us feel like we owned the place. My Niece felt it was her time to try sweetbreads because she thought it was something like French toast--she was tickled silly when I told her what she had eaten and loved to the point of soppin'! After having the frisee and grapefruit salad, my Sister now wants to explore a new world of salads without ranch dressing! My Mother's favorite dessert is German Chocolate cake. The Ranch's version with homemade pecan tuile and dulce de leche ice cream was as thrilling to eat as it was for her to look at! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "When a chef prepares a Tasting Manu of five corses, great wine parings, excellent service , and a view overlooking a snow covered meadow ; it makes for a delightful evening. Expensive but worth it. Having after diner drinks and dessert at the fire is a smooth touch. Allows for a turn of the tables and guests enjoy the ambience and comfort by the fire."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Keystone Ranch was the perfect place to celebrate My husband's and son's birthdays. Everything Was wonderful! Candace Williams"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was very pleased, as usual, with my choices from the fantastic menu. My husband wasn't as pleased this time. It may have been that he just didn't choose the right items for his taste this time. Everything was prepared beautifully & served timely, with detailed info about each course. When compared to the Ski Tip Lodge Restaurant the night before, the Keystone Ranch is a very close 2nd. Both places are a magical step into the our charming western past."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Always a must experience when we visit Colorado. Wouldn't miss it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "One of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've had. My husband and I travel around the world, and the view, the surroundings, the food and the service was as nice as anywhere we've been."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Wow! From private car that takes you to and from the restaurant to "retiring to the living room" for dessert in front of an enormous stone fireplace, this was one of the more memorable dining experiences we had in a while. The service was impeccable and the food and cocktails were outstanding. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and fulfilled our mountain ideals (coming from NYC). I would not pass this place up if you are in the Keystone area."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful evening. Impeccable service. Fabulous dinner preparation and presentation. Relaxed Mountain atmosphere. A must do on any mountain excursion."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "What a great place for dinner on a special occasion! We were picked up by a driver and taken to Keystone Ranch. This complimentary service is available to resort guests. We were greated and seated immediately. Our waiter was very well trained and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. We did a wine pairing with the appetizer and entree. The food was excellent quality and presented well. We retired to the living room with fireplace for dessert. Wonderful experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "keystone Ranch was an incredible dining experience. The service was terrific. The food is fit for foodies. This staff do everything possible to ensure you have a wonderful evening. please note if you are taking the shuttle transportation there -there may be a wait. That was the only disappointing part of the evening."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Steak was excellent, fish and lamb were mediocre. Disappointing for the price, was expecting much better"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "food is out of this world, especially if you are a connoisseur. wait staff is beyond professional. setting is lovely. they will even pick you up and drop you off. after dinner, dessert and coffee by the real fire is a great opportunity to chat briefly with the other guests who are nice and interesting. dessert is amazing: blueberries and baked pear. lamb is superb, although note, medium rare is close to rare. appetizers are outstanding. just go. worth it."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My food was good but my husbands food was not cooked right and was not warm. The waiter didn't come back to check that it was cooked properly until I had finished my meal! We sat in a room where we were the only table in a corner. I would definitely ask for a different location next time We had dessert in the old ranch house room and it was lovely!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Keystone Ranch is a hidden out-of -the-way gem. The food is awesome and the facility….a rebuilt historic log ranch, is absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Colorado. I'd recommend Keystone Ranch to my friends and anyone looking for a great dinning experience. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We were there with our teenagers on New Years Eve. The setting was elegant and service impeccable. We looked at the menu on line before making the reservation, but when we arrived, we found out that the evening was limited to a fixed price ($125 per person) and fixed menu. I suppose that is not unusual for New Years Eve, but was not advertised when we made the reservation."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The ambience of the restaurant is relaxing and cozy. It is easy to pass several hours enjoying an excellent bottle of wine or cocktail and enjoying a three or 5 course meal."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "My husband and I had dinner here over the winter holiday. Our hope was to have a special night out after two kids and a deployment sent us on a weekend getaway! Keystone Ranch delivered that! The sweetbreads were OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. And we've never had such amazing blue cheese stuffed olives before tonight! We had an incredibly romantic, relaxing and enjoyable evening that was topped off with great food and personal, gracious service. We will return on our next trip to Keystone for sure!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The four course menu was very good as usual, and I had to preorder the desert (soufflé ). The deserts are served in a separate fireplace parlor with after dinner drinks/coffee/etc. After waiting 20 minutes I asked about desert ,and found they had forgot both mine and my wife. They made profuse apologies and took an appetizer off the bill, as well as providing substitute deserts which were fine...no soufflé ! It was very busy that night (Christmas ) and this was a real anomaly ,since we have been to the Ranch many times, and have experienced excellent ,if not overboard service every time."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The Keystone Ranch was by far the best dining expierence I have ever had! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic night out or a special occassion. Excellent service, amazing food and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I had the five course dinner and my wife had the two course. The dining experience was amazing. It was one of the best dining experiences of my life. The food, service, ambience and presentation was impeccable! My complements to the chef and our server, Brandon."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "we've dined at Keystone Ranch several times and I was looking forward to our dinner. The first 3 courses were great, the entrée not so much (maybe don't order grouper in the mountains!) and dessert was just ok. Our service was pretty bad for what you would expect at a nice restaurant - our waitress was less than attentive, never really followed up with us, didn't pour our wine, etc. I've had better experiences there so hate to write Keystone Ranch off completely, maybe they were just a little off that night."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "While this restaurant tends to be a "bit" out of the way, on a beautiful summer evening the drive to get there was well worth it! My wife and I have taken family for dinner here a couple of times and had an excellent experience. This time, it was just the two of us and we had a delightful and romantic dinner for two with a table by the window as requested! Since we love to dine, our waiter was responsive to our relaxed dining schedule and we were not rushed in the least. The food was excellent! And, as we have in the past, we had our dessert and after dinner drinks in the lounge area which is always a treat!"
    Dined on 8/30/2013