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Lancelot Restaurant
Lancelot Restaurant

Lancelot Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lancelotvail.com
  • Phone: (970) 476-5828
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bridge Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Town of Vail Public Garage is less then 5min away
A word from Lancelot Restaurant
Lancelot is Vail's original prime rib house and has been serving the same slow-roasted favorite since 1969. Today, Lancelot offers a delicious array of carefully prepared steaks and seafood in addition to our time honored tradition. Our wine list features selections from around the world, with an emphasis on California and Napa Valley.

Locally owned and operated, we are a small team and strive to treat our customers like family. Serving dinner Monday-Sunday at 5:30p.m. The bar is open at 5:00p.m.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Food is ok. Overpriced. Ask about the MP for crab legs or be ready to be gouged."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Longstanding a favorite of vail residents and tourists for special night out."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our 35th anniversary there. The food and service were great. They have the best prime rib ever!! The restaurant is quiet for conversation and still has a energetic vibe to it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We have enjoyed this restaurant for over 30 years when visiting Vail - it's sort of a family tradition. It has never disappointed. However, it was obvious that the crowd of July 4 weekend was a bit too much for the kitchen, the busiest weekend of the year in Vail as we have been told. The meal was still good but not up to what we have come to expect. I suspect this may be true of any good, popular restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very nice dinner - trout special was fantastic, Prime Rib and Schnitzel were above average."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food made from scratch with love and care.........."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal, and our waitress was very attentive."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not only is the prime rib at Lancelot the best, it has consistently been so for the last 12 years we have been eating there. The prime rib almost melts in your mouth. The king crab legs and mussels were top notch as well. As always the service was excellent; both attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Lancelot. The food was very good the service was outstanding and the all around evening was great!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "If you love prime rib, then Lancelot is the place to go. It's been that way for years and continues to be so. Great service and lovely view of Gore Creek."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have lived in Vail for years and had never eaten at Lancelot. Had a great meal there this week and we will be back!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Known for the best prime rib in town and now I know why. It was fabulous. Great meal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been enjoying prime rib dinners here for over 30 years. Hard to beat the food, location, ambiance, etc."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I took my parents and grandchild for dinner. Coconut shrimp was really good and they had 3 dipping sauces that were really good too. We had prime rib and garlic mashed potatoes, excellent. My husband had chicken, also good. My granddaughter had spaghetti with a really good marinara sauce that she loved. I tasted it too and was good. One of our waitresses said it was her first day but you would never know she was helpful and very nice."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Lancelot is one of Vail's original restaurants. In this age of ever-failing food emporiums, it's easy to see why this mainstay lives on. The menu, atmosphere and service is simply excellent. From the escargot to the arugula salad and through the entrees and creative dessert, every course was an adventure to the palate. Our waiter, while hampered with a very large and demanding party behind us, was attentive, personable, humorous and extremely helpful in guiding us through our selections. Since it was a beautiful evening, we chose to dine on the outside patio overlooking Gore Creek. It was a memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A wonderful meal, expertly prepared with a terrific assortment of apps and entrees to choose from. Could not have been more pleased with the staff and service levels. Servings were timed well without feeling rushed. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Service by Jen was excellent. The prime Rib is one of my favorite dishes in all of Vail."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Whenever we are in Vail, we eat at Lancelot's. Without a doubt, they serve the best prime rib in the state. We cannot eat prime rib anywhere else because nothing compares to the flavor, the minimum amount of fat and the generous portions. Great service, great wine and reasonable prices are a bonus. Their apple strudel is tops and the comp it for special occasions. We highly recommend it to everyone we meet in town!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Classic Vail steak restaurant that has undergone an fabulous remodel. Prime rib is a house specialty and does not disappoint. Service is spot on with knowledgeable, friendly staff. Window seats offer incredible views of Gore Creek and booths offer quiet, romantic seating. Make sure to leave room for the chocolate mousse and apple strudel with ice cream! One of the best values in Vail."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Their prime rib dinners are always great. They offer 3 sizes of meat, cooked in special ovens. Other dishes are offered, but the prime rib is a crowd pleaser. When in Vail, we always have dinner here."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I are foodies and we love this place. Great food, not overly gourmet, good service, and reasonably priced. We will definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Decor is Euro chic and comfortable. All our dinners were excellent and ample, Viener Schnitzel, Lamb Sirloin, and Prime Rib. My husband loved the Escargot and i loved the Bacon Wrapped Scallops. A lvely evening!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Well, I hate to give restaurants such poor ratings but these guys could so easily have made a nice experience out of it. The staff was nervous and made us nervous. While this restaurant had an outstanding wine list their cooking did not match and for the price - which included service btw, it was not worth it. I do not recommend this restaurant, esp after a day of skiing when you hope for a peaceful delicious meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Year after year food is good. We usually go there on every visit and have not been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "It is one of the few restaurants with round tables! For groups of 6 to 8 is great!!! The Prime Rib is one of the best I've tried!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have been going to Lancelot for probably 20 years now and it never fails to please. Their prime rib is always top notch. We also really enjoyed the clam chowder and spinach salad. The dinner rolls are excellent and always come out hot. The service is always excellent from the front of house to the waiters. The restaurant was renovated recently and it is impressive to see that it makes an effort to stay modern. Lancelot is always my first choice in Vail."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Lancelot was okay but not terribly amazing, about what you would expect from Vail Village. I will admit the prime rib for which they were known was delicious, but the cost of alcohol seemed a bit steep for what you were getting."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Their escargot appetizer was the best we've ever had. And the prime rib was perfection!!! Our server was friendly and attentive. We couldn't have asked for a better evening!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with the prime rib at Lancelot's always served to perfection. This trip the tuna martini was fabulous as an appetizer. Great restaurant"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A nice, warm and friendly restaurant. Great prime rib. Needs to be a lttile updated in the decor and would like more variety in the sides offered."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Thank you to the staff for surprising us with a beautiful and delicious dessert to celebrate my mom's birthday. if you like Prime Rib - THIS is the place."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Three of us went to Lancelot while visiting Vail on a ski trip. The room is great, surrounded by windows. Our waiter was superb, as was all the service. I had lobster bisque, followed by trout almondine. The bisque was very good, while the trout with wild rice was excellent. My friends had the house specialty, roast beef, and both thought it very well prepared. The dessert was an apple strudel, which my German heritage friend said was nearly as good as his mother made - very high praise! I'd be delighted to have another meal at Lancelot if I came through Vail again."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We liked the food and our server but we were seated at the worst table in the house and when we asked to be moved to another table we were told they were all taken . Several much nicer tables remained empty throughout our dinner . While the food and service were good I probably won' t return thanks to the terrible table and inflexible attitude of the front table."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Visited 6 Open Table restuarants in Vail and this one was a total disappointment. Went on Valentines Day with wife and was offered a 'cosey' spot. Turned out to be in a corner of what appeared to be a private dining area. One table of 6 had 4 very noisey kids. Wine list was sub par and over priced. Felt like waiter wanted to 'turn the table over' as we rushed through a meal for 2 of over $200. Never again at this spot. All other Vail restuarants we visited were 5*"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was excellent as was the food. We had steaks that were perfectly cooked and had excellent flavor."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went for Valentine's Day and had a terrific experience. The food was well prepared, the pace of service was just right, the wine list was wonderful, the main courses perfectly prepared, and the desserts just delicious. We we sat in a small room off to the side of the main dining room and the only complaint for the evening was the fact that next to us was a raucous table of 6 that spent the evening at high volume (not the restaurant's fault). Otherwise, a flawless evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were seated right away and were given a table with a view of the creek and the ice sculptures, which was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is very nice with a lodge like feel. I ordered The Cortez cocktail which sounded very interesting being a martini consisting of a German Riesling and Patron tequila. It was very good. Since they are known for their prime rib, we decided to try it along with the roasted trout. Our waiter said the prime rib is slow cooked over night. We don't know how this allows you to order it medium rare, but that's exactly how it came and it was delicious. The service was good but not exceptional as I only had water with my meal and it wasn't replenished until we were waiting for the check,"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding. Right up there as one of the best in the area. Setting looking out at the river was very nice. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Great long standing Vail Institution. Try to have dinner there very time we are in Vail. Great food & service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Haven't been to this restaurant in years---sadly it was as I remembered---mediocre food in a tired setting. The prime rib was over cooked and lifeless as were the shrimp. I will not be back soon. Too many better choices in the Vail Valley."
    Dined on 2/3/2014