Lancelot Restaurant
Lancelot Restaurant

Lancelot Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lancelotvail.com/
  • Phone: 9704765828x
  • 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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Lancelot Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (28)scenic view (27)neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (23)fit for foodies (20)romantic (16)good for groups (14)kid-friendly (13)notable wine list (7)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    David
    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*
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  • Lancelot
    Toddwins76
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was excellent as was the food. We had steaks that were perfectly cooked and had excellent flavor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food + great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lodge atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    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,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great dinner
    Swimmyfish
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great long standing Vail Institutio
    Ttwo
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Great long standing Vail Institution. Try to have dinner there very time we are in Vail. Great food & service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Haven't been to this restaurant
    SignNDineVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    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.
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  • Good Food
    CarolinaMoon
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Some of the best food we encountered in Vail. But the service was dreadful and the noise level almost unbearable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lancelot Vail
    rgf1
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    In the middle of Vail, CO so quite pricy, but compares well with other restaurants in Vail. We both had the signature dish - beef. The food was good, service excellent and (most importantly) lived up to expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime rib delight
    MikeP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    We went to Lancelot expecting a great prime rib dinner and were not disappointed - right up there with the best meals of our Vail ski trip. Enjoyed 2 fantastic red wines, as recommended by the sommelier (one was Joseph Phelps 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib and veggies were
    HiHi
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Prime Rib and veggies were great as usual - service was very responsive - we have eaten here many times over the years and always look forward to another visit every time we go to Vail!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous prime rib
    Funinvail
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Known for their prime rib, they didn't disappoint us. Everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    t0pcomet
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We have been to Lancelot 3 times over the last two years of ski vacations. All three were wonderful experiences. Our family of four have had an opportunity to try quite a few of their menu items and have not yet found one that wasn't rewarding. It is obvious why the prime rib is their house specialty. It is a must try item. Service was exceptional. Wine list had lots of variety. I would suggest they add a Beaujolais for a more economical choice and maybe a few more Italian choices to their list. Don't miss this experience while in Vail.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service
    Judy
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Friendly professional, very attentive service without being intrusive. The wonderful table made us feel we were special. We all ordered prime rib and each order was cooked specific to our instructions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • merry xmas to us!
    curlzdnc
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    My husband and I went here last night b/c it was our first day off since December 13, and we wanted to celebrate xmas and news years. We have lived in Vail for a long time and had never eaten at the Lancelot restaurant. The ambiance was great. We were sat right by the window and it was snowing, perfect! We started with the bacon wrapped scallops and they were awesome!! Also the Frances Ford Coppla directors cut pinot noir, was excellent!! My husband got the prime rib,he said it was one of the best he'd ever had.The waiter found out my husband and I both work in the village and gave us a dessert on the house b/c he knew we were celebrating! That was a very nice touch! Chocolate mousse was fantastic!! Definitely will recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib a Must
    MissyVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Always have an end for me! Best slice due to all of the scrumptious spices. A must do restaurant when visiting Vail!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Beef
    peterbliss
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We have wanted to try this place for years, but it is closed in the off season when we are in Vail in November. We were back to Vail in January so we gave it a try. Ambiance was not what we expected. The roast beef was excellent, but the "airline chicken" was about what you would expect on an airplane! It was so dry it was not edible. Our waiter, Matt, sugested we just got a bad piece of chicken. Otherwise, his service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were not Welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The Hostess lied! We made a reservation 30 Days before the event. Arriving at the restaurant we asked for a table near the window and the Hostess said that there were none available. Actually there were by the window a table for six people next to a table for four guests. We were a party of four. During our dinner, nobody seated at the table for four guests and the table for six guests was filled by only four. We were with two teens, but the Hostess probably waited for 'better" customers. It was a shame. I will never come back. Rgds..
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  • Lancelot over Holiday Season
    Flower
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Our family has been dining yearly at Lancelot during Christmas vacation. This is the busiest time of the season and we always havehad great service, great prime rib and seafood. It is a great restaurant that can accommodate large parties and families.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service
    luvstoeat
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Had reservations for Dec 30 & restaurant was packed (like all the restaurants in Vail over the holiday). Reservations were at 7:00, got seated pretty close to 7:00.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Lancelots
    RozKVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    consistently excellent food and service-it is a must on our list of Vail restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Delivers
    Foodieluv
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We have been coming to Launcelots for over 20 years. It has a beautiful ambience and lovely views to the creek in the back. The wedge salad was excellent and so were the prime ribs. My only complaint is that this year the main dishes were served a little cold. Restaurant was full as it was Christmas Day. Service impeccable as usual. A lovely place to dine!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Beachgirl
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    It had been two years since our family has been here and it did not disappoint! The food was excellent, staff were friendly and professional. They updated the restaurant by moving the bar and updating the decor and it looked like anew place. We look forward to going back the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Scotty
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The waiter was really good. He knew the menu well and executed the service wonderfully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a nice place to find in Vail!
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We love Lancelot! When you just want a great meal,with great service , go to Lancelot. They have great specials, for those that need a 'deal' ; I always opt for the veal dishes...they are great! For those that's want beef, this is the only place in town , their prime rib is outstanding .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Season Delight
    bigblue
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The Lancelot has excellent food and great service. The Vail location is a natural winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foursome
    myrnabird57
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We were welcomed, seated, and made to feel at home. We were served promptly. The food was served very warm, attractive, and ample. We were pleased with the taste of everything. We were not rushed through the meal, but allowed to take our time and enjoy. We will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice meal, but the restaurant
    jmfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Very nice meal, but the restaurant was very loud and it was hard to carry on a conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding night
    Bandit
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    This is one of our favorite places in Vail Village, and it never disappoints! The food and staff have always been outstanding every time we have gone here!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were at Lancelot for our
    PatCarroll
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    We were at Lancelot for our wedding anniversary and also for a reunion with cousins who I haven't seen in several years. We requested, and received a table in a quiet corner so that we could talk about old times. The service was very good, the food was very good and we totally enjoyed our experience there. We definitely would go back the next time we are in Vail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, poor service
    shane
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I hope you dont get Michelle as a waitress. She needs to relax and focus more.
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  • anniversary celebration
    Amazed
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Excellent food, wonderful location, moderate prices, would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Topped Off Labor Day Beautifully
    Simpson
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The Lancelot was a great finish to our Labor Day weekend. The restaurant is warm, inviting, and has a nice view of Gore Creek that runs through Vail. The prime rib was perfect. For dessert be sure to try the creme brûlée. The house wine was a great match for the prime rib. Service was friendly and on point. Thanks for a pleasant evening. NKS
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as usual. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Excellent, as usual. Very friendly staff, succulent dishes at reasonable prices. Our Vail favourite by far.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lancelot is always excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Lancelot is always excellent. The remodeling they did continues to look excellent. The service is always top notch and the prime rib is to die for. It's hard to choose anything else but Lancelot when I'm in Vail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    great prime rib and 20$ entree/10$app summer special. manager ken always stops by to say hello and makes sure everything was perfect. food is always good and servers are always attentive. One of my favorite spots in Vail
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    It was our 57th Weddung Anniversary and we werevtreatedvlike royalty. Food was SUPERB! Trout and veal. White wine was wonderful. Takebyourvsweetievherebitsvgreat place to dine on thev Vail Creek.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    We were looking for a place for a special birthday celebration for my father and Lancelot had decent reviews. Unfortunately we were disappointed in the experience. The food was good, prime rib was excellent, however, the overall ambiance, service and rest of experience didnt meet the price tag or expectations. The dining room was crowded and dated decor. Just not what you would expect for a fine dining establishment in Vail village -- many other places around that are more updated and better.
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  • Enjoyed Lancelot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    On our last night in Vail, we decided we wanted a special meal to end our trip. Lancelot was the perfect place. We were given an excellent table next to the open windows and patio. We enjoyed the prime rib, the filet and the salads. Service was very good. We would recommend Lancelot for a good meal in Vail. Reservations are a must, especially during the ski season.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime rib was outstanding.
    Drpaul
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Prime rib was outstanding. Service fair. Greeting by Host was less than special. Ambiance outside was excellent. Seating inside would have made the experience less desirable as the furnishings appear dreary and old
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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