La Tour
La Tour

La Tour

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.latour-vail.com/
  • Phone: 9704764403x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Après 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Dinner: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm nightly
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary French / American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Paul Ferzacca
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering availability is limited depending on time of year and size of group. Restricted to small dinner parties at private homes with kitchen facilities.
  • Special Events: From a memorable rehearsal dinner or private party to business meetings with style, La Tour Restaurant provides all the private dining services for your next party. With lively sustainable cuisine from Chef Paul Ferzacca, our outstanding food makes your next event deliciously distinctive.

    Our highly experienced team will gladly work with you to create a menu customized to your event.

    La Tour consists of four distinct dining areas. Each may be reserved individually or in any combination and seat up to 12, 27, 36 or 40 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Village Center Rd
  • Public Transit: If you are riding the Vail Bus, please get off at either the Solaris or Bridge Street stops. If your arriving by Eco Transit or hotel shuttles get off at the top level of the Vail Transportation Center and walk down the steps to your right. We are located directly across the street from the West end of the Vail Transportation Center.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Park in Vail Village Public parking structure. Parking is free after 3pm daily. Park on the far west end of the Vail Village Parking Structure and exit by foot. This exit is named Crossroads. We are located directly across the street from the Crossroads exit.
A word from La Tour
La Tour Restaurant has been voted the best restaurant in Vail since 2006 by the Vail Daily Readers Poll and is conveniently located in the heart of Vail Village directly across from the west-end of the Vail Village Parking Structure.Chef Paul Ferzacca’s modern French-American cuisine is famous in the Vail dining scene. Utilizing the best organic, natural and sustainable products available, La Tour is known as the restaurant "Where the chefs eat."
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La Tour reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)special occasion (49)romantic (48)great for outdoor dining (39)notable wine list (30)great for lunch (20)neighborhood gem (20)great for brunch (12)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (9)scenic view (8)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • Awesome Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Had an awesome time with a client. Service was fantastic and food was very good. Will definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, hit and miss food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service at this restaurant was questionable. First of all it was slow. Secondly, my wife and I ordered soup and were not provided with spoons. The waiter took several minutes to provide spoons after we asked for them. The lobster bisque was good, the french onion soup was terrible.
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  • PTZO
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a very good dinner at LaTour. My wife and I both tried the salmon and it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend
    jruch
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great restaurant with very good food. Service was so-so but I've been before and simply depends on the wait person. Overall, enjoyed, as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely food and drinks
    snooper1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have always enjoyed La Tour both for the food and service. We had a great waiter and lovely drinks. The main courses, however, were not as special as usual. While the Chicken Palliard was excellent, the halibut was so plain, it was bland and disappointing. I guess I've come to expect that all of the food should be outstanding---the appetizers and desserts certainly were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ever better
    YNOTVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been frequenting La Tour over the past 20 years, never missing eating there on our winter or summer vacations. This meal, for all four of our group somehow surpassed our previous meals. All four meals were interesting and visually appealing. Steaks and fish were the best of the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Tour Never Fails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food & service are consistently outstanding. Wine list is an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place, ok food, good service
    diningmonkeyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant itself is very polished, well set up, clean, etc. The food was fine, but it was not memorable. Two in our party ordered the special, which sounded spectacular, but it was bland. My duck dish was prepared correctly temperature-wise, etc, but again, it seemed to lack that extra punch. Risotto was excellent, and so were the kids meals. For the cost, it would not be at the top of my list to return to, but it's not a place that I would avoid at all. The service was excellent, but slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Great vale restaurant
    GeminvaleVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Enjoyed our meal. Food was excellent. Service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work
    KaraVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    For a 'fine dining' establishment, this place fell short. The service was horrible and affected everything. Our waiter took so long to come to our table and when we requested something, we'd have to ask multiple times. At this price point, that is unacceptable. I understand that higher end restaurants often do not provide salt, but to assume everyone's taste is the same is pretentious. Had I had salt, I would have given the food a higher rating because I think it would have made all the difference. You had to hurdle two carts to reach the restroom. Hopefully nobody in a wheel chair would try to dine here. Unfortunately I will not be returning. Le Tour missed the mark on many things.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu…3+ on the execution
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Long time Vail residents that have our favorite restaurants….somehow we just never made it to La Tour. What we really enjoyed: very nice ambience, friendly and knowledgable staff, great location, everything on the menu sounded wonderful - hard to decide what to order. Presentation was beautiful. Desserts and cheese plate were incredible! What could have been better: lobster bisque (maybe my bad - thought it was going to be a more traditional lobster bisque, this one had a stronger fishy taste than a lobster taste), dover sole presentation was very nice and while it was good, it was a little bland. Overall - worth trying again, and we will. Will ask more questions before ordering next time. Great spot.
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  • Should not be overlooked
    eleeg78VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my second visit and it was as good as I remembered. I think La Tour gets overshadowed by the many other excellent restaurants in Vail. Don't make that mistake, it is a fantastic choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Memorable Meal
    Wtraveler56
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    An excellent choice for a romantic dinner for 2. Expensive, but worth it. The chef offers a number of unusual combinations of flavors. Everything we had was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service was equally terrific. All in all, one of our more memorable meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here---awesome
    Snowboarder
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had recommended this place to hundreds of people but this was my first visit and it was awesome. We had French onion soup, the fruits de mer, the duck, am the risotto, the desert trio, and a few cocktails and wine. Everything was awesome. Our server was a pro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We love La Tour. Great spot to watch the world go by in Vail. Food is consistent but expensive. But what isn't in Vail? On a nice night, bring your sweater and sit outside and enjoy a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    tryn2slpVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    La Tour is a special, lovely restaurant. The service is excellent. I had the salmon and it was delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was good, atmosphere great, I recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Ruminations4U
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our first time eating at La tour. We chose it because they serve dinner late after the Bravo concerts. We wanted a restaurant that served dinner later after the Bravo Concerts. It was also highly recommended by a friend who lives in Vail and by relatives who also have eaten there. We were very pleased with our dining experience and look forward to returning the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical Vail Rest
    pdickVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food here is satisfactory, but with the exorbitant prices I felt like it should have been better. We left with a bill of $175 for two, which included a half bottle of wine (66). Their French onion soup is not very good- it isn't seasoned wrong or something.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a little hot
    rtgran
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a table inside - was fairly warm - not entirely uncomfortable but noticeable - that being said otherwise have always enjoyed la tour - will try to make sure to get a table outside (they have a covered patio out front) next time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Enjoyable for the most part
    kcatmc2
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Service was very friendly if slow. Took most of half an hour to get drinks as they were unable to find the wine ordered. Food was good although the chefs special cod was quite bland. Apps were good. Price was higher than expected at 300 bucks for family of 3 Will probably go again. Hoping it was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We've eaten at La Tour many times over the years, but it has deteriorated. Wilted lettuce, nice waiter, but surly bus boy. Rack of lamb tough and Dover sole a huge disappointment. Nothing like when Walter owned it.
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  • Perfect!
    BZappVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My husband and I had a last minute idea to do a date night on a whim and was able to secure reservations at La Tour on a Tuesday night. They placed outside on the patio, which was perfect because it was a beautiful evening. The service was prompt and delightful and the food was amazing! We both had the crispy chicken and we started with the lobster cocktail...delicious, we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thursday 7/17
    justwhoiam
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My bacon wrapped pork tenderloin was excellently prepared, well presented and cooked to perfection. The staff was friendly , efficient, very knowledgeable of the specials, menu items, and wine list. I will return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Le Tour to anyone. It was a busy night, they were handling a very large party, yet still were very attentive to the many smaller (2-6) parties there. It did get a bit loud, but that wasn't Le Tour's fault. If I were out for a romantic dinner I might try to catch them on a night when they're not so busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as before
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have been to La Tour a number of times, and it remains our favorite restaurant in Vail. This time, though, the waiter was less attentive, the staff mixed up our meals (giving mine to my wife and vice versa), and both the buffalo and the beef were grizzly and tougher than expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food, good portions. A lot of interesting things on menu from which to choose. Pricey, but perhaps on same level as other vail restaurants. Waiter was good, but a little too energetic/saccharin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvmountainfood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    As always food could be the best in Vail. Presentation is tremendous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    Hilary
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I had the baby kale salad and fruits de mar. Both were excellent! My nephew had the duck with mustard greens, pistachios, raspberries and the most amazing thing...basil powder!! Since he's only 22, he ate the duck and left all the garnish. My sister and I asked to taste the garnish and proceeded to finish it because it was sooooo good!!! We also shared a nice dessert sampler. I highly recommend la tour!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We loved this restaurant. The food was healthy French and yet delicious. I ordered sole meuniere, which came with more lemon than butter in the sauce. The restaurant is attractive, and we liked the wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gave r table away, long wait poor!
    miamiblondeVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    we come ALL the time there during winter and summer season. this used to be a favorite. no more. table was given away, they tried to seat us at bar for my daughter in law bday party of 8. food was not consistent, small portions, my favorite item before was baby kale salad and it was served with ingredients missing, and it was lackluster. salmon portion was mediocre, my friend had duck 2 tiny slices. overall i would not recommend. we had brought 3 people to dinner and highly bragged about the food, only to be insulted for not having reservation honored, then getting email from open table questioning our appearance , and after spending a few hundred dollars for dinner we do not think it was a nice meal. not even an apology from the restaurant
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  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were in Vail for the 4th of July and needed dinner for 6. La Tour had space, called and confirmed with us, was very quick and friendly, had a great menu, was very helpful with all of our dietary restrictions, and the food was great! Well done! Will go again.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    lovewineVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Reservations were for 8:00 and we were finally seated at 8:45. It wasn't until we asked an hour later when we would receive the food we ordered that we were finally served. All of this agony for a $200 dinner. Most sandwich shops are better than this. Food is not that great for what you pay. I would not recommend this place to anyone and we definitely will not be going back.
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  • La Tour
    Charlotteny
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I really liked La Tour! I had the organic salad and the salmon. The salmon was a little bit spicy, but I had a little bit of lemon so it was fine!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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  • Simply wonderful
    4allseasons
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We happened upon La Tour for lunch and came back for dinner the same day. Incredible staff. We sampled everything from small plates to specialties and loved every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarilynVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Double lamb chop had little meat compared to amount of fat and all overly encased in bread crumbs. The mini crime brûlée for $5.00 was all of 2 bites at most. Won't go back.
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  • Disappointed
    foodisgood
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had a nice meal at this restaurant a few years ago but this recent visit had a variety of problems. The hostess was lovely and the sommelier was also very good. The food service was okay but the food was largely disappointing. The appetizers we had were very tasty as were several of the side dishes but no one really liked any of the three entrees we ordered.
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  • Great food, service not up to par
    JW400
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We really enjoyed the beet salad and our entrees. The smoked lamb was unique and outstanding. Worth going back just for the lamb! The servers seemed a bit confused and not on their game. We sat with empty wine glasses when our entrees arrived and nobody checked up on us. Several servers stood at the bar chatting. I enjoy/expect to have a nice wine with a nice dinner. I finally got up and went to the bar to ask the servers for assistance (while my dinner continued to chill on my plate). We then ordered the wine but still were not served promptly. For a venue that strives for excellence as does Le Tour this was disappointing. We will go back and I do recommend you try Le Tour!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, salty meal
    mountainfoody
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Experience at La Tour was pleasant, and overall, a positive one. Nice atmosphere, professional service, and tasty appetizers. My entree and the entree of my friend (lamb and skirt steak), however, both tasted like a salt lick. These two types of meat may lend themselves to increased sodium, and the spring "$20.14" was still going on, but the amount of salt was inexcusable and the meat was almost inedible.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location on Patio, Good Food
    DinersVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Had a 7 PM reservation in June and we were seated at a great able on the patio for a wonderful Friday night in Vail. Service was attentive, but not at all pushy. When we needed service and indicated such, the waiter was promptly at our table. Two of us had the Seafood Stew and while the broth was tasty, the amount of seafood actually in the stew was just average (perhaps due to the fact that all entrees were $20.14 that night). The salmon was well prepared and tasty, but the trout was just OK. Overall, this remains a Vail standout and if you can sit on the patio, the atmosphere puts this over the top.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Serendipitous find in Vail
    Pmc112VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We happened in to Vail after a summer raft trip in Browns Canyon. We selected La Tour because of positive TA comments and we were not disappointed. The menu was superb. Not huge, but everything sounded wonderful. Our server was excellent in helping us narrow our choices. The French onion soup was the best I have ever had, France included. My husband was also very very happy with his escargots, and strip steak. Thank you for a lovely dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.