This is our favorite of all
This is our favorite of all restaurants in Beaver Creek and Vail. We travel to Beaver Creek every year, and never miss an opportunity to dine there. Food is excellent, service is great, and ambiance can't be beat.
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Splendido has a very beautiful
Splendido has a very beautiful dining room overlooking the beaver Creek mountains, the Chef, David has an excellent kitchen. The dover sole was delicious and Doug had the rack of lamb that was exceptional too. After dinner move to the piano bar for some great evening tunes
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love splendido!!! We always
Love splendido!!! We always have a spectacular meal and great wine. We will definitely be back again next year.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine dining in Beaver. Great
Fine dining in Beaver. Great service and great food
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quite simply the best restaurant
Quite simply the best restaurant in Beaver Creek. service food all of absolute top quality.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
A perfect dinner! Food has
A perfect dinner! Food has really upped it's game -- the pork belly app melted in my mouth -- buffalo tenderloin outstanding!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still tops the charts!
Consistently one of the top restaurants in the Vail Valley. Incredible food, great service. Waiter was extremely well informed about the preparation of every dish and this restaurant teeters on the top of my list. My only nitpick was the Beef Tartar - while it was good the ingredients really overwhelmed the beef, if it were not for this Splendido would be my #1. I will be back, in fact already looking forward to it!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for a Special Occasion
There is no getting around the fact that this is an expensive restaurant even by Vail/Beaver Creek standards so the question that has to be answered is whether it's worth the price. For us, the answer was a resounding "Yes". Service and ambiance was outstanding and the food was truly excellent. We were seated not too far from the sparkling, all copper kitchen so we could see the chefs at work. I had one of the best racks of lamb I've ever eaten, my wife had a delicious halibut topped with crab meat and my son loved his fork tender elk loin. Appetizers were delicious and we were able to enjoy a glass of excellent wine with our meals. Great place for a special occasion. But remember your wallet!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Spectacular Beaver Creek Dinning
spectacular dining experience easily one of Beavers Creek's best.Simply Splendid!!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a Gem of a Restaurant
We have been to Splendido at the Chateau many times while vacationing in Beaver Creek. Each and every time we have a fantastic meal. We usually have children of various ages with us and the are always very happy with the kids menu. The dining area near the kitchen is worth requesting. The beautiful copper and white tile kitchen is run with precision. There is no panic and everyone works together. It is fun to watch and definitely a testament to how a kitchen should be run. Try the Elk Loin for a melt in your mouth experience. Or if you prefer seafood the crab cake appetizer will amaze you with its ability to stay together with the very minimum of binder. I had the Halibut which was cooked to perfection and served with asian veggies.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visit Beaver Creek same
We visit Beaver Creek same time each year and never leave without a meal at Splendido's, which is always part of the reason we come to BC, aside from the skiing. As usual, subtle and friendly service that is always knowledgable and finds the balance of service without interruption, which is a talent in itself. The food is always fabulous. My daughter's tenderloin was prepared to perfection and she did not leave a morsel on her plate. The tomato soup tasted like summer although we are just into Spring. And my Dover sole which was filleted at table side was delicate and tender while the sauce brought out the best of everything there is to the sole. The lemon souffle just floated on our palates. Thanks again for a lovely BC evening!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group of four had a wonderful
Our group of four had a wonderful dinner at Splendido. The servers were very attentive and even allowed us to tour the kitchen as it was a quiet evening. The dinner was superb and the flambé dessert amazing. It was such a memorable, lovely evening.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great evening was had by all with a broad selection of a teasingly tasty menu! Our salads were different and very delicious. The elk was out of this world and cooked to perfection as well as the fillet! The others loved their seafood dishes. Their Flatbread is very addictive, and I enjoyed way to much as well as the bread with fragrant olive oil and a beautifully aged balsamic vinegar.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Splendido is one of my favorite restaurants in Beaver Creek. We come on vacation to Beaver Creek several times each year and Splendido is always consistent with their outstanding food and service. We always look forward to dinners here.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant and Refined Cuisine
The finest cuisine and service in the Vail Valley, with no detail overlooked. Impeccable dishes, using the finest products, all served by a friendly and professional staff who make every visit special.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Vail Valley
The restaurant is elegant. You come, not only to eat, but to dine. The food always interesting and never short of superb. Chef David comes and welcomes you personally no matter how busy he is.
The kitchen and wait staff are helpful, experienced and patient.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Beaver Creek
Splendido is by far the best restaurant in Beaver Creek. The chef came by our table to visit with us and help us with our selections, our waiter was wonderful and the staff was so friendly. But, most of all, the food is terrific. Everyone in our group (there were six of us) loved what they ordered! Be sure to try the souffle for dessert. The treat is the plate of mini desserts they deliver to the table at the end of the meal. The chocolate chip cookies on that plate were awesome!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Between East & West Coasts
Splendido is one restaurant that never disappoints. Chef David Walford's restaurant in our opinion is the best restaurant between the East and West Coasts. Their lamb chops are world class, a varied and high quality wine list, their servers are well trained and have been with David seemingly forever. They are helpful but not intrusive. We judge restaurants on five things, appetizers, bread, salad, entree and dessert and Splendido earns highest marks in every category. Seventeen years ago we hosted our daughter's wedding at Splendido and it was spectacular in every facet. Not inexpensive but worth every dollar.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at dinner with four guests. We had a great time and they did a wonderful job. Dinner was great, the service better than expected.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow - The server was suburb. We enjoyed the nettle soup at his recommendation. Our fish entrees were well presented and tasted outstanding. Great wine selection! We will return for your next special occasion!!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal in Vail
Eat all all the better restaurants during our week there, and this was by far the best. High quality food and service. Used to the best in New York and this easily matches up in all ways, including price. Staff is friendly and helpful and all details were met. Highly recommend.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite food and service
Satisfying choice for our anniversary celebration with CA relatives. Food was beautifully presented and attentive service at a comfortable pace to relax and linger.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always make Splendido's our final dinner restaurant before leaving Beaver Creek to return home from our vacation. We've been dining there for over 10 years now, and it only disappointed once (when they ran out of lobster). My only complaint is that you always have to wait to be seated, no matter what time you made your reservation (at least a 1/2 hour or more), and that they discontinued offering their discounted price for their daily special during the July 4th week (since they know that they will book up anyhow), otherwise a great evening is in store for all that can afford to dine their (expect to pay between $75-$100 per person).
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary spot
Steak tartare, elk tenderloin and lamb all excellent. Service was extremely attentive without rushing and server had a pleasant sense of humor. Differentiated wine list and super recommendation by the manager.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Meal in Beaver Creek
I look back at the reviews I have done over the years and Splendido is the restaurant I keep giving five stars more than any other. This past Sunday was another five star dinner. Starters were a Sashimi of Colorado Bass and a Wood Roasted Artichoke Heart with house-cured bacon, poached egg and smoked garlic infused oil. Both were stunners. Main courses were a Dover Sole for my wife and Wood-Fired Oven Roasted Rack of Colorado Lamb for me. These dishes were outstanding. Service was spot on and the atmosphere of this beautiful restaurant is always wonderful. Splendido is simply one of the best restaurants we are lucky enough to enjoy.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top... Again!!
We love Splendido when we are in the Vail Valley!! Food, ambience, wine, great live entertainment. We may go again before we travel home to Texas.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Splendido made our dinner a wonderful experience.
The service was outstanding, the food delicious and beautifully presented, and the view from our table by the window was beautiful. Add to that the music performed and you have a perfect evening.
Splendido has always been one of our favorite restaurants and it never fails to live upto our expectations.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening with attentive
Great evening with attentive staff and delicious food
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Splendido not up to snuff
They advertised Roasted Halibut in the newspaper but did not have it. Instead they served Sea Bream which is a snapper-like fish that was flavorful but ordinary. The corn soup was fantastic. The lemon blueberry soufflé was delicious, as was the apple almond tarte. The service was a bit too informal but attentive and much better than most restaurants. Neither the chef nor the maitre de came to the table, as they should at a restaurant of this caliber, but they were visible throughout the evening.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Vail Valley if not all of Colorado
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have gone to Splendido many times. One of our favorite restaurants in Beaver Creek. We did specifify that it was an Anniversary dinner, but this is the first time that we did not have a desirable table. Our table for four was right by the piano bar and got quite noisy as the bar filled up. Our party of 4 had a very hard time talking and visiting. When we asked for a different table, we were told there were none. Our waiter, Bryant, was very nice and understanding and did a good job for his 2nd night there. Missed hearing Peter on the Piano. They should didinitely bring Pat Hamilton back, as she was most enjoyable and one of the reasons we come to the restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were excellent,
Food and service were excellent, as always. First class restaurant. The sole was superb. The end of the restaurant closest to the piano is a little loud. Makes conversation a little difficult, but tolerable.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One chop was fatty, other perfect. Wonderful flavor, cooked medium, horrible heartburn during night. Of enough food on the plate and very expensive. I had no alcohol. Service was ok. This was my favorite Beaver Creek restaurant. It will be awhile before I come back.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the great restaurants in the West/Country. Don't miss it.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good and
The food was very good and the service was excellent. The building and surrounding area is beautiful. The piano player adds an excellent touch. The only criticism is that the dining room is very crowded. It would help the ambience to remove a couple tables.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was top notch. Food was fantastic. Worth the money!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service, every morsel
Wonderful service, every morsel of food from the melt in your mouth appetizers to the divine desserts was outstanding. Great experience overall!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service over and above
After dinner, the waiter lead us to a back trail to walk back to the hotel. Then, after we left, he discovered I had left my hat and chased us down on the trail 1/4 mile away. That's exceptional service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, Service was not
Food was excellent, have been a few times. Service needs significant attention. It's way too casual and campy for the price point. Very rough around the edges.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for our anniversary, and they did an excellent job making the night special for us. The view from the patio was amazing! As far as the food, it was superb. I highly recommend the elk or the dover sole. We will definitely visit here again!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
You get what you pay for.
As expected in a "resort town", it s pricey but one receives excellent service and food in a exquisite setting. The bison filet was particularly tasty and tender for those willing to venture beyond the usual fare.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten there about 100
Have eaten there about 100 times. Don't know why but not quite up to par. Of course I will be returning and hope that the problems have been straightened out.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Splendido -- Simply Splendid!
I have no idea how many meals we have had in this beautiful room over the years, but they seem to get better and better. A recent dinner for four of us started with an heirloom tomato salad, roasted pork belly, crab cake and cavatelli. Main courses were a beautiful, perfectly medium rare rack of lamb, buffalo tenderloin, Dover sole and wood-roasted Berkshire pork tenderloin. Winners all. Service was attentive but not smothering or pushy. Overall, a near-perfect meal.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
They always do a wonderful job at Splendido. Expensive, but worth it! We started with the lobster gazpacho and corn soup and had the pork tenderloin, rabbit, elk loin and sea bass for entrees. Absolutely delightful. We finished with the heavenly blueberry lemon souffle, don't miss it. Fun to sit near the vast kitchen and watch the frenzy of activity.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined around the Planet for most of our lives and were moderately disappointed with Splendido. Naturally, if the weather had permitted dining outside the cuisine would perhaps have tasted better. The soup was a little above average and the lobster entree was presented in a rushed manner with the sauce just splattered on the top of the lobster so it didn't even appear appetizing. Our appetizer was served prior to our cocktail and our entree was served prior to our wine selection. Our server seemed as if he could care less about our dining experience even though he did ask once if we needed anything. The chef also introduced himself and that was special. Our TCHO dessert was also average.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was beautifully prepared.
food was beautifully prepared. Portions moderate but adequate. Expensive dining but atmosphere/ambiance perfect for special occasision. Service was excellant
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A strong candidate for best
A strong candidate for best restaurant in Colorado - and between San Francisco and Chicago.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our last night of our Vail vacation and we decided to dine at Splendido because of the great reviews. The restaurant did not disappoint us.....the view was spectacular and the food and service were fantastic!!! Our waiter saw me taking pictures of the glassed in kitchen area and offered to take me on a tour. I had an opportunity to meet the chef and kitchen staff, who by the way did an awesome job of food preparation and presentation. The dinner experience was memorable and was one of the highlights of our vacation!!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there for a dining special, and were treated like royalty. Nothing went wrong, everything was perfectly right. Thank you Splendido. Thank you
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were the first dinners for the 2013 winter season. The experience was exceptional from the start to the end. We started with the sashimi which was served with a garlic, soy and sesame drizzle. The fish just melted in your mouth. I had the black cod and my wife ordered the short ribs. The cod was cooked perfectly. The short ribs were over the top tender were served over a perfectly cooked risotto. We ended with the triple chocolate dessert.
The overal experience was fantastic. The service and knowledge of the wait staff was the best we ever had. A must stop when heading to Beaver Creek.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM