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Montauk Seafood Grill
Montauk Seafood Grill

Montauk Seafood Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montaukseafoodgrill.com
  • Phone: (970) 476-2601
  • Hours of Operation: Summer Hours: 5:30 - 9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "The service was quite good. The gazpacho soup was quite good. Both entrees were less than mediocre (swordfish & scallops). There are many better places to eat in Vail."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wonderful birthday dinner - food was great and Teva was a wonderful personable server. Pricey but it's vail!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. Our waiter Nicholas was phenomenal."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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........."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Had a lb. of the crab. Would definitely recommend! Tasty & fresh!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Consistently oustanding seafood in fantastic Vail Village."
    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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I am a local and have eaten here many times. This time the lobster was rubbery. I will not order it again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "One of our favorite upscale restaurants, even better with off season specials. We both had crab and it was cooked perfectly!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our meal was excellent and with the spring special could not be beat!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Don't let the distance from the coast bother you, this is the best seafood restaurant that you will find in Colorado."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Being the only seafood restaurant in vail, we figured we would give it a try. To our great delight it was fabulous."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had a great meal again (2nd in a week)-calamari, salmon and seafood linguini. All really fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal--calamari, Idaho trout and ahi Tuna. All really fresh, tasty/well prepared. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Seafood is always fresh. There are other selections for those who do not care for seafood, but seafood is their forte!!!."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Delicious perfect food and great service! The oysters,halibut and tuna were perfect!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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....."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Consistently good selection and preparation of a wide variety of seafood dishes. That's why we have been coming year after year."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food as always. Great drink listing! Manager came over, sat down and talked with us about the food and the drinks. Just missing the garlic fries from days gone by."
    Dined on 2/8/2014