The 10th
The 10th

The 10th

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.the10thvail.com/
  • Phone: 9707541010x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Winter Reservation Lines Open October 1st!

    Open Daily for Lunch Starting November 21, 2014
    Apres and Dinner Served Tuesday-Saturday from 5:30pm-9pm, Starting December 16th
    Thanksgiving Special dinner offered Thursday-Sunday, 5:30-9pm

    We are open in the summer!
    Friday-Sunday, 11am-3pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Vishwatej Nath
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Starting in January, entertainment is offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during Apres Ski, from 3-6pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On Mountain, at the top of Gondola One, out of Vail Village
  • Public Transit: The free Vail in-town bus runs from Golden Peak to Vail Village to Lionshead to the Marriott. The closest stop to Gondola One, the lift accessing The 10th, is Vail Village. Proceed across the Covered Bridge and up Bridge Street to load Gondola One (lift ticket required to access Gondola One during daytime hours).
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The 10th is a full service restaurant located at Mid-Vail on Vail Mountain. Guests may arrive by skiing to the Mid-Vail area, or by riding Gondola One out of Vail Village. A lift ticket is required to access Vail Mountain and The 10th restaurant during daytime hours. Gondola One is free to foot passengers after 4pm. Parking is available in Vail Village at the Vail Village parking structure; parking fees apply during daytime hours. After 3pm, parking is free.
A word from The 10th
The 10th is Vail’s premier on-mountain fine-dining restaurant, located atop Gondola One at MidVail. Overlooking the majestic Gore Range, The 10th’s name is a quiet nod to The 10th Mountain Division. Enjoy updated classics with a quintessential mountain feel while overlooking the expansive Gore Range.
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The 10th reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (1)fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)romantic (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • The Tenth at Vail
    PowderHound
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Definitely a must dine experience, while you're at Vail. Take the gondola up, enjoying great food, drinks and absence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is fine, service lacking
    BusinessTraveler2VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    In a beautiful location half way up Vail mountain, in a new building with high ceilings, big picture windows and deep carpeting, and large comfortable chairs. This is a great place to relax... But the service doesn't match the food or luxury ski lodge surroundings. After two lunches on back to back days, service was completely inconsistent. Very attentive at first, then missing in action, which is strange when a team of waiter/bus boys/water servers is involved. And it happened both days to our group of 4. It's too bad, because the food was fine and the physical comfort of the space is the best on the mountain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, service slow
    Kenny
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Love the adventure of riding Gondola One up the Vail mountain to the 10th Restaurant for dinner. Unique and out of town guests love this experience. Food was very good and quality is on par with other fine dining restaurants in Vail Village proper. Service was too slow for my taste. I believe they had too many guests for the number of staff working on the shift we had dinner. Staff polite, by overwhelmed. Restaurant was at best 40% filled, thus at capacity the service issue would definitely need to be addressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Who doesn't like a nighttime goldola ride up the mountain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service and Burnt Fries!
    clickchickVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Our lunch started off so promising. Our server was very enthusiastic when he greeted us but that was practically the last time we saw him. Or any server for that matter! Two of us are gluten free, we asked for GF bread. We never got it. When our food arrived we were disappointed to receive burnt french fries. After we finished our food we waited forever for our check. Annoying, as we were ready to get back on the slopes. Our server had disappeared and we never saw him again! We tried to flag down another server but they were far and few between and the few we did see were not close by. Once we finally had our check we waited so long that we ended up taking the check to someone to ring it up. Very disappointing experience.
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  • What a view!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    What a great place to grab lunch on Vail mountain. And you even get to take off your boots. Notable wine list, interesting menu with lots of choices and full bar. If you want a very nice place to have lunch while on Vail mtn, then this is your place. Would highly recommend. We eat lunch there every time we are at Vail and love it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slow service at table
    aks17
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Gotta go if your at Vail mtn. Much better than standing in line for overpriced burgers/pizza/chili and scrambling to find a table at the other lodges on the mountain. Do yourself a favor, call and reserve a spot and just do this once during your ski trip. Hang your jackets up, get your bootsoff slip into some booties and relax for an hour or two. Yes overall its pricey but not much more than the other lodges on the mountain and it makes your ski day that much more memorable and rewarding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An experience to remember
    Rooney
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had a 6:00 pm dinner at the 10th. The service and ambiance was excellent - everything we expected. . The food was very good - he had the halibut and chicken. We especially enjoyed the sunset views on the way up and city lights on the way down the gondola. One negative - we found it to be exceptionally expensive. We did not have a bottle of wine but had a couple of glasses each, a salad and entrees. We had let the restaurant know it was a birthday celebration. I was surprised the dessert for the birthday celebrant wasn't on the house. With tip was $460.00 for 3 of us. So - for a very special occasion it's worth the experience but not for an average meal out even in Vail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crowded, reservation a must.
    BarjackVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Crowded, reservation a must. beautiful view and ambiance
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding mountaintop dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The server was able to recommend just the right dishes for our party. Every course was a revelation. Outstanding dishes included lobster bisque - the best we have ever tasted - rack of lamb and exquisitly prepared roasted elk. All side dishes complemented the entrees. The desserts were delectable and beautifully presented. Fine dining at its best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent!
    AJBD
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We usually go the 10th once a ski season for a special occasion. This time we went twice - great service and great food. Always worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time I have visited. Last
    Hungry
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    2nd time I have visited. Last year the food was much better. Food just ok.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The location is special, the
    AnnboVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The location is special, the logistics well managed with great transport at the top. The ambiance is lovely though the room is so large it feels almost cafeteria like. The bar is more intimate and one can eat there. The main dining room felt too institutional,in food and in feel. Some strange menu structure , for example, only one true salad in the salad section. The "salad" I had looked like 1/2 lb of duck confit covered in a duck fat lid with maybe 2 sprigs of frisée. Just way too overpowering.chicken entree served in iron, Resulting in a very hot pan but under done pearl onions and overlooked sauce. Overall the menu seemed too fussy and the experience felt too institutional. Lunch for special ski day is fun as is après ski. Skip diinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a party of 11. Three
    Horrible
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were a party of 11. Three of us ordered the halibut and all three orders were in eatable due to being fractured. Lobster Bisque was Shelly in flavor. Really, really bad food quality, will not go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great On-Mountain Dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great place to eat gourmet food and great drinks during or after skiing Vail! Reservations are key as this is a super hot/popular spot during ski season - well worth the few minutes to make one.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    LocalVail
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    If you are looking for great food, great scenery, and fun, then this is the place to go. Even if you're not skiing, you can ride up on the gondola and enjoy it all!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Valentines Day Dinner
    RobertCVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and our friends had a lovely Valentines meal at 10th. We eat there frequently at lunch but had never been for dinner. The food and service were both excellent. The highlight was the Elk tenderloin which was perfectly prepared. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No reason to write a long
    AAron
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    No reason to write a long drawn out review here... the place was fantastic along with the view. The food was great. The service was good and the price was ok. Regarding the price; you need to factor in the fact that they are paying for the lift to run along with employees on each end. They also have a snow-cat shuttle to take you from the lift to the restaurant. Great place; can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Think EPCOT, no EPCOT is BETTER!
    TibbyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Gondola ride is novel vs. snow cat to Beano's. Featured "slippers" are worn/undesirable. Long wait while table "was prepared," (at least 40 tables were open and set). Suffice it to say, poor value, selection, & preparation. Service was worse than food - our server up sold us to point of exhaustion, leaving menus, wine list, glasses on table "just in case we wanted to order more." Brought items we didn't order. Lack of training/experience evident - seasonal staff feeling - scripted group presentation of each course (while servers ignored other basics) made me wonder if clustered staff was going to clap and sing for guest entertainment. Even coat check was stressful - how is that possible? Felt like a theme park. Save your $ for Sweet Basil.
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  • disappointing in areas
    disappointed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Open Table and it showed the only available time at 5:30 p.m., we would have preferred later. Clearly there was availability for later, but could not get it through Open Table..Disappointed in the quality of the food and lack of sophistication of the food staff. The pumpkin soup was excellent, but the halibut was dry and over cooked and the ELK Bolognese was OK at best. The staff was friendly, but none of the dining room and bar staff seemed to have any kind of Fine Dining training. We are used to fine Vail restaurants and this falls WAY short.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow!
    dkozee
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Dining on the mountain doesn't get any better than this! Remove your ski boots and put on the fuzzy slippers as you enter. The food is wonderful and the service is amazing. This is where I dine when skiing with clients or friends. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2014 Vail Trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    My wife had lunch there twice during our ski trip. Everything about our experience was amazing. We were seated immediately after we removed our ski equipment and put on some comfy slippers. The service was quick and responsive and the food was amazing. We will return multiple times everytime we come to ski in Vail!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but not great.
    CBmd
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food was good but not great. Not for the price. Go to GameCreek. Noise level was horrible. Couldn't hear my wife sitting next to me, much less the waitress. For the money several better places in vail.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a View
    DC2VAIL
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had been told about The 10th when we came into town and were speaking with some winter locals. We made a quick last minute reservation for lunch and were completely surprised and blown away. When you walk in, they show you to the "changing lounge" where we were encouraged to take off some of our ski layers and boots and replace them with comfy fuzzy warm slippers. We put our ski gear in the cubbies and off to lunch we went. We sat at a beautiful round table place in front of a ceiling to floor window overlooking the lifts and mountain. The service was perfect. This is the type of place you would like to linger a bit to enjoy an extra glass of wine after dinner or lunch. They don't mind a bit. The food was delicious too :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50th Birthday Celebration
    SusanF
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We were very excited to be celebrating a 50th birthday at the 10th! The atmosphere can't be beat and we thought we were in for a real treat.....until the hostess seated a party of approximately 15 people behind our table that included about 6-8 energetic children. They were well behaved children, but it suddenly sounded like we were in the YMCA. It was unfortunate that the hostess didn't feel the need to locate them someplace else in the very spacious, uncrowded dining room. Not exactly what we were hoping for. :-(
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  • Without a doubt the place
    MtnMan
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Without a doubt the place to eat lunch on Vail mountain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not quite as good as expected.
    Craig
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I was excited to try this restaurant for the first time because it is always fun to find a "New Spot" that has excellent food. Although the service was excellent, to me the food lacked the quality versus the pricing, so I was a bit disappointed... The presentation of the meals were good, just the flavor was lacking a bit for that caliber of a place. I hope with a little more time, the chef gets to dial in his creations so that the food quality meets our expectations. In a couple of months when we are in Vail next, we will give the restaurant another chance and look forward to improvement.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an experience
    justme
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The 10th is a real experience on Vail mountain. It is an absolutely fine dining experience. While pricey, it's well worth it. Not where you'd go every day but definitely to acknowledge something special and/or just give it a try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for lunch than dinner
    SkiandScubaFan
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    We had nice lunches at the 10th and for that it was perfect. It is nice to ride the gondola up at night to the restaurant. However, the dinner left something to be desired. Appetizer portions are tiny, e.g. Iberico Ham with Melon means tiny shaved pieces of ham over a thin slice of melon. The entrees were ok, but not exciting. The atmosphere is not conducive for a romantic dinner, since the hall has very high cathedral ceilings and an ultra-modern decor. Must be tough to heat the space, it was freezing inside. Service was ok, waiters act almost too casual for the character of the menu and the pricing. The sommelier was attentive at first, but never came to refill glasses (neither did the waitstaff) or ask if we wanted more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing response by chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Our lunch started off fine until the chicken schnitzel arrived and the brussel sprouts were hard and the chicken tough dry and ovrrvooked. We pointed this out to the waiter who simply told us thst he mentioned it to the chef and we had upset the chef! We were offered no apology or compensation. Very disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Night
    jlaw
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The 10th is an iconic restaurant and getting to and from the restaurant is half the fun. Our server, Kathleen, was excellent, very personable. We received a special desert for my husband's birthday and my kids loved all of the amentities in the bathroom!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    TakenCareVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    We love having lunch at the 10th. The Views and Service are exceptional. Food is usually always exceptional. This time 2 of 3 meals were awesome and my daughters burger was overdone. We chose not to send it back because we wanted to spend more time skiing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ecellent food & wine, poor servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    There were 5 of us up there fo dinner. The experience of getting there on the new gonfola was very beautiful. Our. On-skier particularly loved it. The inside of the restaurant was very nice. The lighting was great for a restaurant with no view, but reflected off the windows and so you could not see the stars or the mountains. Our service started out great, but as it got a little busy, we had a hard time finding our wait staff. We had a variety of meals and every one was delicious. I had the halibut and it was really tasty I would recommend this place if you are in NO HURRY at all. We will return because the food and wine was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Otbikegirl
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Great place but beware this place is loud. It is a see and be seen place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Overall, the experience was enjoyable and is recommended. The arrival via the gondola and a personalized snow cat ride to the restaurant set the stage for a memorable dinner. We ate early so the service was prompt and food delivery was timely. Menu Highlight was clearly the lobster bisque - many delicious chunks of fresh lobster with a wonderful bisque The buffalo carpaccio was good but didn't have much flavor, could have used some more seasoning or sauce. The Coq au Vin was tasty but a bit dry. Would have been nice to serve it in a more traditional wine sauce for moisture. The elk Bolognese was decent but nothing special - a bit like a baked ziti dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected miss
    seethedolphinsVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We've had A+ dinners previously at the 10th. So we invited a good friend to join us, someone who had not been there. Unfortunately, B-/C+ this time. Our waiter frankly didn't wait on us. We had to seek out other staff (who were quite helpful) to fulfill everything from our wine order to rolls. By the way, their usually excellent rolls were quite hard this time. Also, our halibut dinner, while being well prepared, was short on risotto and sauce -- though again, the hostess fixed this. Presumably this was an off night and I would be willing to try it again. Just beware.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a romantic meal/
    Milhouse
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Perfect for a romantic meal/ special occasion. Staff very helpful and polite Fabulously outstanding honest food and great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buckeye Review
    Buckeyes
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    LOVED the food, wonderful wine, and a great waiter - David !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Experience
    Tcods
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Dining at the 10th can be magical and is certainly an experience worthy of a special occasion or even just a way to "get out of town". The food was well prepared, timely, and interesting enough to differentiate it. The gluten free menu and options are plentiful as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a treat!
    LindaP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    This was a perfect place for a special celebration with the family. The staff was extraordinary and the food phenominal! One of the best dining experiences ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet