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
82 reviews since April 1 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)special occasion (43)romantic (36)notable wine list (25)great for outdoor dining (24)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (13)good for groups (12)hot spot (8)scenic view (7)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Very nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was good, atmosphere great, I recommend for special occasions.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    Diners
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Vail Restaurant
    John
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Very good food. Somewhat pricey, although we benefited from an early season special on entrees. Friendly wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not even the music was French.
    112733
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our waiter was pleasant. We sat with our dirty plates in front of us for around 20 minutes. First cup of coffee was wonderful, second cup, was cold. They were out of Oysters. We give the Eggs Benedict a 1, and although our waiter was pleasant the service leaves much to be desired.
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  • Our favorite in Vail
    luvit1VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The ever changing menu at La Tour is a delight! We always try to stop by for a meal in the mountains. Great food, charming servers, lovely view. We wouldn't miss it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Vail Quality Standard
    Wiil
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    It was a very very busy brunch hour handled with aplomb. This restaurant has excellent staying power and dependable for high quality food and wine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Dinner!
    Mountaingirl1
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    All entrees were $20.14! They were delicious and the presentation was beautiful! Drinks a bit expensive as well as desserts. No freebies for birthdays either!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just badly cooked food
    Miki
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Salads without any taste,dry tough as a sole very salty meat.... Fish badly cooked. As a matter of fact ,reading the menu I already had a feeling that something bad happened. In the past they used to be good,not this year!
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  • French bistro in Vail
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Lovely menu, with everything perfectly done. The outside seating is reminiscent of a Parisian cafe. We tried nearly everything on the small plates menu in order to sample the food. Great dishes, well prepared. The service was a bit off. Training season in Vail before the summer season begins. So that threw off things a bit, but everyone was gracious and earnest. Favorites were salumi with pickled fennel, french onion soup, and the goat cheese with red sauce. And the olives were a nice addition. Very enjoyable, top end food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Solid -- again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Delicious food served by a friendly and engaged wait staff. Started with the kampachi sashimi: light, fresh and flavorful. Our salads -- field greens and the kale -- fresh, crisp and flavorful. The trend of flavors continued with our entrees: the chicken paillard and the pork tenderloin wrapped in beacon. Both done just right with plenty of smooth flavors. For dessert we shared a creme brulee: firm but creamy. This was our second visit and we will back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu, good food
    Icarus213
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This is a great gourmet restaurant for foodies and special occasions. It isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for! We had to wait a bit longer than usual for each course, which is why I give it a 4 instead of 5 for service. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Vail classic
    Jack
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    LaTour fails to disappoint with classic as well as innovative dishes. It will always be on rotation during our visits to Vail.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    What an unfortunate experience. We only had and appetizer and two entrees but the dinning time was 2.5 hours. We waited for the app....waited over 30 minutes for the entree and skipped dessert just because we were tired of waiting so long for everything. Sometimes our waiter would disappear for 20-30 minutes at a time. Too bad because the food was actually VERY GOOD!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    w111naw
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Even during the mud season of Vail, CO La Tour is an outstanding dining spot. The service and the food were phenomenal. Compliments all around to the wait staff, and the chef for such a special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a date
    ErinH
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and a very nice time. The service was very good and we loved the art on the tables and the walls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid Friendly Foodies Welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were very impressed with the staff's willingness to work with us and our 18 month old daughter to make a Mother's Day evening special for us. They treated us well by bringing out our daughter's entree with the appetizer. We were able to eat out app and entrees in relative calm as our daughter was satisfied with her food. As parents understand, a happy kid equals happy parents and happy guests.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • La Tour review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Overall, a decent experience this time. A little disappointed to find 2 hairs on the table cloth upon being seated. Also, the off-season menu was not as robust as years past:(
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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  • One if the best in Vail!
    bskinow
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Can't say enough good about La Tour. They start with superior quality ingredients and combine those with culinary creativity and expertise. The food looks as good as it tastes, and you notice the difference in how you feel after eating such quality. The duck was tender and juicy and uniquely prepared. The Burrata Beet salad was heavenly. The good is plentiful yet not too much to become overstuffed. Save room for the vegan delight avocado dark chocolate mousse, amazingly yummy and good for you too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nancy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food, but service was slow. Not typical of Vail, but I'm sure of France.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.