Montauk Seafood Grill
Montauk Seafood Grill

Montauk Seafood Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montaukseafoodgrill.com/
  • Phone: (970) 476-2601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Fall Hours 6:00 - 9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Dimitri Souvorin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are a short walk from two local bus stops which are accessible via the Intown bus or the West Vail Green and Red buses.

    When coming from the west, get off on the Lionshead/Concert Hall Plaza stop. From the east, get off on the main Lionshead stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are a short walk from the Lionshead Parking Structure. Parking is free after 3 p.m.

    Simply, park in the structure, head West through the main entrance of Lionshead Square. Walk to the corner, turn right and then, left. We are on your right, next door to Bart and Yeti’s. Across from Patagonia, under the iron arches.
A word from Montauk Seafood Grill
Since 1987, Montauk Seafood Grill has been bringing high quality seafood and meats to Vail. It is flown in fresh, never frozen, from all corners of the globe. We combine a fine dining food experience with a casual and fun atmosphere. We hope to see you soon.
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Montauk Seafood Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (22)great for outdoor dining (19)special occasion (18)romantic (14)good for groups (11)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (4)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Tuckie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful birthday dinner - food was great and Teva was a wonderful personable server. Pricey but it's vail!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood In the Vail Valley
    JoeConcierge
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Montauk continues to impress; when first opened a spin-off of Sweet Basil. While fish and seafood dominate the menu, some beef, chicken and pork avail. as well as veg options. Of note the grilled chicken breast could use additional seasoning, consider Montreal Chicken or similar. Fish and seafood simply prepared allowing freshness to dominate. Great option for outdoor seating in the heart of Lionshead. Perfect for a couple, group of friends, upscale yet casual. While there is a good selection of restaurants in Vail proper, Montauk continues to be a stand-out for a sea-oriented menu. Even with the seafood orientation, an overall diverse menu catering to most dining desires.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was outstanding. Our waiter Nicholas was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our waitress, Brandy, was exceptional!! She was personable, engaging and knowledgable about their wine/food options. We really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant & the food was incredible, but she made the evening. If I ever go back to Vail, I'll definitely be going back to Montauk. It lived up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dining
    wishingstar100
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    A sampling from the raw oyster bar was delicious. We enjoyed scallops and the Alaskan King Crab Legs. All cooked to perfection! The service was mediocre and restaurant atmosphere was nothing exciting or different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience......
    YuckVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My wife and I had an amazing dinner at this fish restaurant. She ordered the salmon and I had a seafood linguini which was killer!! Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was great. Would highly recommend.........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montauk does It again
    Denn
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Consistently oustanding seafood in fantastic Vail Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bargain for Locals
    JSSnydVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Once again, Montauk was delicious. And what made it even better was the locals' discount. Food and service are always fantastic here, and it's a real bonus to get the discount. THANKS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience!
    Ruvofan
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We went back to the restaurant a second night because the food was outstanding and the server was pleasant and efficient. We had great meals both nights. The first night we had seafood and the second night we had steak. The 50% off entrees made it extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal at Montauk's
    Donners
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Our party of four had four different entrees and none disappointed. The presentation was beautiful. The dessert menu was very tempting, but we were pleasantly full from dinner so we did not order dessert. Our waiter was charming and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't Do The Name Justice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    While the food was good and well presented, the surly, incompetent service ruined the experience. Why would I have to tell a waiter three times what "Whisky, neat/Whisky, up" means? There are way too many great dining choices in Vail for Montauk to be on a "must" list. We won't be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster
    ConnieMae
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I am a local and have eaten here many times. This time the lobster was rubbery. I will not order it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outtolunch
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Best seafood in the Valley. Calamari is great! Seafood is fresh without fail and well prepared. Service is friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Fish in the Mountains
    MontaukVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    If you like fresh fish, you will love Montauk Seafood Grill. The fish is flown in fresh from US east and west coasts as well as farther places like Hawaii. The menu offers several kinds of fresh grilled fish as well as fish and seafood in sauces and with pasta. If you are not so keen about fish, there is a great chicken dish and steak of steakhouse quality to tempt. The mussels as an appetizer are large and succulent in a delicious broth. The wine list is outstanding, with something for every taste and price point. Mixed drinks and beer are also available. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is sophisticated but relaxed. If in Vail, it is a short walk or in-town bus ride to dinner at Montauk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood restaurant!
    crablover
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Had a lb. of the crab. Would definitely recommend! Tasty & fresh!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    My wife reviewed several places and we decided on Montauk. Due to its location in the middle of Vail's Lionheads Village, I was worried this would be an overrated, over priced experience. Was I wrong!!! The food was fantastic and I had a Colorado beer that tasted awesome. As for the price, we dined during their summer special of 51% off of all steamers, entries and grill dinners. We decided that the half pound steamed crab dinner would make a great appetizer and we were right. My wife had the delightful and flavorful Prawns, while I had the free range chicken. The Prawns were large and delicious. The chicken was seasoned and grilled perfectly. Regardless of the discount, we would come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • off season excellent dining
    nh2484
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    One of our favorite upscale restaurants, even better with off season specials. We both had crab and it was cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montauk never disappoints
    Jack
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I've visited Montauk five times, and each visit has been as good as the first, which was excellent. The quality of seafood and most notably treatment by the chefs is top notch. Service is very friendly and attentive. Montauk is a superb experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Who'd have thought?
    operalover
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Who would have thought there was GREAT seafood in Vail, Colorado? This place is a gem with oysters so great they jump off the shell, and perfectly cooked seafood. Fun, casual with great service and a lively bar. It's also the place you can bring the kids too and have a great time. Can't recommend it enough! Even dining solo is fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Everything was excellent but some of the service was slow. I think it was our fault because we wanted to enjoy our drinks before ordering dinner - by that time the restaurant became busy. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in Vail area!!!
    Lynn44
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Montauk grill has great seafood. My husband had the bowl of clam chowder and it was outstanding. We both ordered the grilled halibut and it was delicious. The best time to eat there is in the off season otherwise it is quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our meal was excellent and with the spring special could not be beat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Go!
    lylehmanVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Don't let the distance from the coast bother you, this is the best seafood restaurant that you will find in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tasty, but pricey guess that's Vail
    nightout
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    enjoyed the meal, but the sound level is very high, they should buffer with acoustical tile or more soft sound absorbent stuff sound level diminished the enjoyment of the meal Wine list good and a nice range of price selections
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montauk
    Richard
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is one of Vail's premier restaurants. The seafood flown in almost daily and the oysters are incredible, not to mention having several types to choose from. The place is not cheap so the clientele will be older and more affluent. Just try it and you will go back time and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood Restaurant in Vail
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Montauk has not disappointed my palate in 15 years of dinning there. Their Ahi Tuna speacial is the best Ahi in Vail, and that says a lot. The restaurant can be quite noisy at it's busiest, but the food is worth the noise. The fish is always fresh and prepared to your liking. Highly recommended if you happen to be in Vail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Being the only seafood restaurant in vail, we figured we would give it a try. To our great delight it was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top quality seafood
    Bigdaddy
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We had a great meal again (2nd in a week)-calamari, salmon and seafood linguini. All really fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, fresh food
    Bigdaddy
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We had an excellent meal--calamari, Idaho trout and ahi Tuna. All really fresh, tasty/well prepared. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montauk never disappoints
    TenneesseeJulieVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Seafood is always fresh. There are other selections for those who do not care for seafood, but seafood is their forte!!!.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favourite Restaurant in Vail
    Higgins
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Delicious perfect food and great service! The oysters,halibut and tuna were perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service and the food
    Sherry
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Horrible service and the food was less then par. The side items were bland and lacking variety. Service was horrible. Never got beverages refilled after paying $3 for a coke. For the price I would go elsewhere.....
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  • Not as good as Sweet Basil
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We had dinner at Montauk Seafood Grill and although the food was good, we thought the menu was limited and not very creative. We did not enjoy one of the appetizers (fish tacos) at all. The following night we had dinner at Sweet Basil and while we paid the same price we found the food to be delicious, the service was very attentive and overal had a much better dining experince. We would not recommend this place to friends since there are better options.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful dinner
    Ciscokid
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We started our meal with an appetizer of mussels which were out of this world. Our meals were fantastic. We ordered the ahi tuna, scallops, seafood linguine, and the king crab. The service was wonderful. Great food and great night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vail dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    In our ten days at Vail, this was the best restaurant by far. The food was excellent and we had the best waiter of the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Consistently good selection and preparation of a wide variety of seafood dishes. That's why we have been coming year after year.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second time around
    skibum
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Why does it always seem that the first time to a nice restaurant is the best? We returned to The Montauk Grill 1 year later, and the service seemed poor (our waitress appeared disinterested) AND WHILE THE SEAFOOD WAS GREAT, THE SIDES THAT ACCOMPANIED THE DISHES WERE BORING- quartered potatoes and julienned veggies or slaw.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely not recommend!!!
    Debbers18VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Very rude manager , over priced for what you get Small portions , much better restaurants in vail with Way better food and service, go to la bottega or alpen Rose instead!!!
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  • The food was good and well
    gstuessiVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was good and well prepared but the presentations were basic & uninspired. The service was very good and our server was well-informed. The restaurant is apearing a little worn and in need of a facelift, both the menu and the physical rest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was spot on
    Gregor
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The grilled entrees were both perfectly cooked. Moist and not at all dry or too firm. The veggies were a nice melody of a few things. The potatoes are steamed and then tossed in garlic and butter. Very tasty and yet still firm enough not to have the common mushy taste. You won't be disappointed. The owner/chef came out to everyone's table to make all was right, which I appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.