Ludwig's
Ludwig's
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Ludwig's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ludwigsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9704795429
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    If you would like to use a Travel Zoo voucher please contact Ludwig's directly at 970 479 5429
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, International
  • Executive Chef: Steve Topple
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: "The Stüberl" offers the privacy for that special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Jarrod Jones 9704795429
  • Entertainment: Kings Club

    Vail’s best après ski and après dinner gathering spot is right here in the King's Club with live entertainment. Comfortable seating, a roaring fireplace, your favorite cocktail and plenty of entertainment make the King's Club the perfect spot to unwind after a day in the mountains!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Meadow Drive
  • Public Transit: Complimentary Vail bus route, Village Inn bus stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Sonnenal Resort of Vail, complimentary Resort valet parking with dinner.
A word from Ludwig's
Ludwig’s – Ocean to Table – with our Executive Chef, Steve Topple. Steve specializes in fresh seafood and wild game, bringing a new and exciting twist to the Ludwig’s menu. The catch-of-the-day from Hawaii to Maine will be served at Ludwig’s the following day in a light and delicious cuisine. Steve will highlight his experience by preparing Colorado venison and elk with a uniquely tender consistency not typically found in wild game cuisine. Fresh ingredients, light and healthy, artfully prepared - the new Ludwig’s theme. Still present at Ludwig’s is the award-winning selection of wine, refined European service and attention to detail. Treat yourself to an updated Vail tradition.

If you would like to use a Travel Zoo voucher please contact Ludwig's directly at 970 479 5429
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Ludwig's reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Best for Last
    jdantotherescue
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Saved Ludwig's for our last night in Vail. We were not disappointed. The duck special and the potato soup were outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Horrific Dining Experience.
    TomDVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Regrettably this is a bad review of a fine restaurant. I say that because on the other 4 occasions that I dined there the food and service were impeccable. However this night, Sunday March 9, 2014, it was a complete and total disaster. When being seated at a table we were taken to one then switched to another, with no explanation. I ordered the Dover Sole as I have before, and also recommended it to a business associate that was dining with us. It was served almost cold and was riddled with bones. I barely ate one bite.
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  • Europe in Vail
    Kahuna33
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    A hidden gem with old-word charm, ambiance and a small but varied menu excellently prepared and served.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood in an Alpine Ambiance
    SkiandScubaFan
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    While it may sound strange to have seafood in a restaurant with a distinct Alpine decor and ambiance, there is nothing wrong with this combination at Ludwig's. The food is delicious, well prepared and served quickly (but not too quickly...) and the service is extremely attentive, professional, and above all, very friendly. It was the best meal during the week we stayed in Vail.
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  • Once again, splendid dining
    Luncher
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Elegant, old world and refined setting with top of the cart food! Service is perfect. A must visit in Vail!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Better thn ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    There is a new chef and the food here is better than ever. The ambience and service have always been top notch and that has not changed. We have been to Austria to ski and the dining rooms here are more atmospheric! We tried the seafood side of the menu. I chose the tuna variations to start and loved it. If you are a sashimi cover this is for you. My husband chose the boulliabaise starter which was surprisingly light, but we both liked the tuna better. I had the lobster next and my husband had the Dover sole. We were both delighted with our choices. We paired this with a white burgundy recommended by the sommelier. After dinner we stopped by the King's Club. The entire evening was exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ludwig's new chef is amazing
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Ludwigs is vail just reopened with a new chef. Our meal was amazing and the service was 5 star. We had the scampi tempura, dover sole and butterscotch bread pudding for dessert. All great!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Taste of Europe
    Sunny
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Superb Lounge with comfortable sofas and plush chairs & romantic European style decor. Very good singer/guitar player. Lovely dining atmosphere with good wine list & very good food served by beautifully costumed waitresses. & waiters in traditional native dress. Delightful surprise at meal's end is the fruit flavored cotton candy dessert at no additional charge. Other desserts available on the menu . For feeling like a VIP this restaurant is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely fresh seafood. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Lovely fresh seafood. Great service. The biggest wine list I have ever seen. Thoroughly enjoyable
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great wine list. Quiet , great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Great wine list. Quiet , great service, excellent food
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great Seafood
    greatVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Best Red Snapper I've ever had! We will definitely return on our next visit to Vail.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Excellent food, excellent service. I highly recommend Ludwig's for anyone looking for a special dinner.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Ludwig's left much to be desired.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Ludwig's left much to be desired. We had the tuna pizza which came soaked in an aoli that masked the ahi tuna. The lamb chops were delicious but again, the sauce covered everything and one couldn't really taste the meat, the beets or anything else on the plate. The beef duo was only ok. Our real issue was that for the truly high prices, and such good ingredients, why didn't we walk out wanting to return??
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • Disappointed Birthday Girl
    Liv2EatVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    I had picked this restaurant as i wanted a very special dinner for the celebration of my birthday. I was so disappointed with the quality of the food and the service. Very disappointed as the lamb chops were all fat and the fish not well prepared. Extremely slow service.
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  • Beautiful dining room, excellent
    TJ1943
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Beautiful dining room, excellent service, very good food(dessert uninspired). Would definitely return.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • excellent short rib. we liked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    excellent short rib. we liked the sorbet trio for dessert- presentation was great and flavored were delicious. trout and the salmon were very good too.
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    notable wine list
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  • Food was delicious. Music
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Food was delicious. Music was radio playing and didn't match the ambience of the place. Waiter was very knowledgable and experienced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • pleasant surprise--great place
    ErichSVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    With the name, was expecting heavy overcooked German food and was pleasantly surprised. The wine list was exceptional--we had a 2001 Lynch Bages that was very well priced. The tuna on the tuna pizza appetizer was exceptional as was the sauce (not wild about the crust it was on, but that is more me than the appetizer). The lamb loin was perfectly cooked and the taste was exceptional. The accompaniments were perfect. As but one point of the perfect execution, my entree plate was still warm when done eating--a minor point, but when paying for great food it is pathetic if the chef is too lazy to properly heat the plates. Desert was fun (not big into desert). One of the better places in Vail.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • The new fresh seafood menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    The new fresh seafood menu is a terrific change from their old heavy German selections. The black cod special was outstanding. The atmosphere feels like you are in a chateau in the Austrian Alps. After a quiet delicious dinner you can move to the Kings Court bar area where you can enjoy traditional music and dancing fun!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nothing on their website about
    Tinman3012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Nothing on their website about a price-fixed dinner on Christmas, so that was a surprise when we got there.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Service was great!! From the
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Service was great!! From the manager, wait staff to sommelier. The sommelier was super friendly, helpful & attentive. Some food courses were great & some ok. Raw oysters were fresh, cold, shucked perfectly but had too much vinegar in them (better to leave that on the side), my husband had the tuna/foie gras & said it was awesome. Salads were great but the entrees were disappointing. His fish was blad but salty & my filet was over cooked & the side potatoes were too salty to eat. Dessert was the molton lava cake & that was good. The beehive banana cotton candy was addictive!!
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  • This place was our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    This place was our favorite in Vail. We ended up going back for a second time before we left. We had 2 young children and at times they got excited, but otherwise the restaurant was quiet! This place is a must
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  • Our group enjoyed the venue,
    MarciaBVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Our group enjoyed the venue, food and service. Excellent evening. highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful, attentive service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Wonderful, attentive service. The trout special was cooked perfectly. One of the best trout dishes my husband has ever had. The lobster special was well worth it, too. An excellent evening!
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Expensive but such is life
    NJskiersVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    Expensive but such is life in Vail. Beautiful bar area. Must have drinks before or after in King's Bar (piano lounge).
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Lovely presentation, but small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    Lovely presentation, but small portions for the price.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Visit while in Vail!
    swekmanVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    The food was very good here. I got the Elk Wellington and she got the tenderloan. Both entrees were prepared well. Our server was also the Sommelier and he was outstanding! Not only did he bring us some wine to test taste while I was poring over the expansive wine list, he offered us a glass on sinfandel to accompany our Italian wine so that we could ocmpare and contrast compliments of the house. The atmosphere is super here as is the piano bar attached to the restaurant and part of the hotel. The meal was not cheap, yet we felt that every dollar was well spent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great service, great wine
    GrandslamNobu
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    Great service, great wine list w/many rarities from the Swiss & German selections, best desert presentation of sorbet ever.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was very good. As with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Food was very good. As with everything at the Sonnenalp, the service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was the most romantic Valentine'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    It was the most romantic Valentine's dinner we ever had! The ambiance was so romantic and cozy. Red rose pedal all over the table... Tango dancers swinging by the tables... Food and wine pairing were excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant for any dinner! Their Sunday brunch is amazing too!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • None better in Vail----exceptional!
    Luncher
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Exceptional in all respects---the restaurant is gorgeous, the service is impeccable, and the food is creative and beautifully presented. If you are looking for an elegant meal in Vail, dont miss Ludwig's. It is well priced also. And for however long you dine, you will feel as if you are in the Alps!
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  • The food was disappointing,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    The food was disappointing, especially for the price point. Service, wine, and ambiance were very, very good.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • Worst Service In Vail
    HungryLuis
    Dined on 1/4/2012
    This restaurant had the worst service I had ever experienced. The food was good but the portions were pathetic. My group waited an hour and a half for the appetizers, time during which we were bombarded by water and bread. Gave it 3 stars because of earlier experiences in this restaurant i don't know what happened this time but i was really disappointed.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Consistently good. A great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Consistently good. A great and better alternative to Sweet Basil and others in Vail. The quality of cuisine was fantastic, however no one can match the service.
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    great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Fantastic meal!
    Luncher
    Dined on 12/15/2011
    An excellent meal - superb food at a very good price. The service was impeccable. We will return to Ludwig's whenever we are back in Vail. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants an incredible dining experience.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Not a great dining experience.
    PRM1VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    Not a great dining experience. The Executive Chef, Steven Topple, was not in on Sunday. We were the only diners in the restaurant from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Food was good but not great. We expected better things than we got.
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  • We had a wonderful experience.
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/13/2011
    We had a wonderful experience. Food and service were outstanding. We will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • The whole place is a bit over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    The whole place is a bit over the top with the atmosphere - felt like I was at an Epicurian Disney World. Not necessarily a bad thing. My food was great but 2 out of the 5 of us thought it was just average. Dover Sole was "fishy". I encouraged my guest to tell the restaurant but she was uncomfortable.
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  • Everything at Ludwigs was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2011
    Everything at Ludwigs was phenominal! The service was impeccable, the food amazing and the atmosphere put us right in the swiss chalet frame of mind!
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  • Ludwig's was a great date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2011
    Ludwig's was a great date night for us. Hans and the other servers were very attentive. The ambiance was very european. It made for a romantic special occasion. We would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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