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The Lord Gore Restaurant
The Lord Gore Restaurant

The Lord Gore Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.manorvail.com
  • Phone: (970) 476-4959
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday - Sunday 5:30-9:30pm nightly.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, International
  • Executive Chef: Weston Schroeder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering menu available on and off site.
  • Private Party Facilities: Full and partial buyouts available in our Aspen Room, The Lord Gore Restaurant or the Fitz Lounge
  • Private Party Contact: Tami Cox (970) 343-6114
  • Entertainment: Scotty Kabel plays LIVE music in the Fitz Lounge Thursday - Saturday 4 - 6pm throughout the winter season.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Food and wine or beer pairings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays and anniversaries, corporate dinners and all other special events. Contact Tami Cox at 970.343.6114.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Steps away from free Town of Vail Bus system
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complementary parking for dinner guests
A word from The Lord Gore Restaurant
The Lord Gore Restaurant provides fireside dining and mouthwatering views of Vail Mountain's Golden Peak with ease of access that surpasses most Vail Village restaurants. It is the dinner venue for the guests of Manor Vail Lodge and Vail locals alike. The dining room is elegant and upscale with a comfortable setting. The 2014 winter dining menu boasts a variety of options including inspired local cuisine such as Quail Drumsticks, Elk Lion, Bison & Colorado Lamb Rack

The passionate culinary team and professional service staff are dedicated to providing a memorable dining experience for any occasion whether it is a night on the town with family and friends or a romantic special occasion. You can customize your experience by sharing moderately priced appetizers and half entree portions or have a traditional 3-4 course dinner.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Lord Gore restaurant has it all, beautiful mountain views, wonderful food and great service! We had dinner there after a Bravo!Vail concert at the Ford Auditorium. It is a little out of the way since it is not right in the village, but that is part of its charm. It is definitely worth the short walk if you are staying in Vail Village!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We ate at the finest restaurants in Vail/Beavercreek and Lord Gore won hands down."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Highly recommend! The food was superb, every bite?"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was very good, with an adventuresome twist, and beautifully presented. Staff were remarkably attentive and pleasant. A delightful experience, highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nothing special here. Service was extremely slow. Forced price fixe would have been nice to know that ahead of time. Very limited menu."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We went to dinner "after concert" after the wonderful Bravo music festival at Ford Amphitheater featuring the the Dallas Orchestra. The Lord Gore offers complimentary parking for their dinner guests just a short walk from the Ford. We parked, went to the concert, then walked back to dinner. They had a limited menu especially designed for the after concert crowd. It was prix-fixe at $42.00 pp and had 4 appetizers, four main course selections, and a light dessert buffet. We each had different appetizers and the same main course. The food was fabulous! We asked to see the regular menu, available on non-concert nights, and it is extensive."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Lord Gore is one of our two most favorite dining spots--have a special dinner here on our Colorado vacation every summer. We are never disappointed."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Seriously one of the best restaurant meals I've ever had. They had just opened for the season so we had the place to ourselves. Chef Eric was amazing. Everything from the bread to appetizer, entree to dessert was truly spectacular. Strongly recommend to anyone whether you are in vail or anywhere nearby."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything was great! Can't wait to come back for the summer menue"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wonderful spot -looking at the ski slopes. The chief comes out to meet you! Delicious food and great price for the area. My favorite spot in Vail to eat."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A couple of suggestions that would get them to where they want to go. The chef and the help are great. Interior decorating: Heavy red drapes framing the windows. Swords and sheilds on the walls Animal heads on the walls Candles on all the tables, and some big ones around the fireplace Crown molding on the ceiling It wouldn't take much but it would get you where you want to go. Also, Heat up the plates you are going to be using beforehand! It is impossible to keep the food hot from the stove to the customer otherwise! Mexican restaurants do it all the time: store the plates you are going to be using to serve on that night in the oven, get them as hot as possible. Use a towel to serve and warn the customer that the plate is hot!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a great evening here...the food was great (try the gnocchi! And great meat including elk and the scallops were delicious). Great service too - our waiter, Chris de Jäger, was one of the best we've experienced in a long time. One of our best meals in Vail, along with Terra Bistro. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We have been to Vail often but have never gone to Lord Gore. I expected another overpriced menu of mediocre food. We were pleasantly surprided at the quality of the food and service. It is on our list to return next year."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Excellent seclection of alternative meats,(bison, elk) and salads. Elegantly prepared."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were making a last minute reservation on a Friday night during the ski season and it was hard to get any reservation for larger group. We ended up making a reservation here at Lord Gore as I had been wanting to try it again as I hadn't eaten here in over 15 years. The food and service was remarkably good. The server knew the menu well and gave us great recommendations. Everyone enjoyed their food. The only real issue is the decor leaves little to be desired. The views are huge if you eat early enough or have a full moon to light up the slopes. This is a true hidden gem given that the food and service is the most important. I highly recommend you try it if you never have before. ."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wonderful for a special ocassion. A smallish menu done well. The dinners are offered in small and large size. Service was prompt, but not intrusive. Executive chef and line chef both briefly visited. The room is fully carpeted with wood paneling, for a warm and quiet atmosphere. Western view of ski slope, but the room heats up as the sun is setting."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our meal. We did have some concerns before dinning that it was in a large hotel. Don't worry! Everything was great. I had the lamb and my wife the bison. She wished she had the larger serving. Wait staff was good. I would go back again."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This long time underrated Vail establishment is out of the main village but worth the short in-town bus ride"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The Lord Gore was good, but not great. The restaurant, or really, the dinning room is located in the Manor Vail Lodge, just to the east of Vail Village. The food was good with the elk being the best. The service was also very good. The dinning room is very quiet if you get there early though. The restaurant is really more of a banquet room or private club room in the hotel, rather than a fun to visit restaurant. Tthere are a number of more fun dining options in Vail, Avon and Edwards. There's really very little reason to go here if you're not staying at the lodge."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The decor is tired. The food and presentation was very ordinary. I was surprised at the rating from open table. It certainly was not a 4 plus star restaurant by any means."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Reminded me of run of the mill Country Club experience- food was OK, service was non-existent unless asked for (and it was not busy) and decor was nice, just nothing inspired. Did not appear that anyone was running the floor or the servers. We struggled to get our menus, decided to order main course with first drinks as were not sure when server would be back, finally got food, ate, did not see server again until we had to hunt him down to ask for bill."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great Food, impeccable service and an evening to remember!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We ate here 2 out of 5 nights in Vail. The food is delicious and the wine list is good and well priced. It is like eating in a private club. It is easy to control portion size since the entrees come in two sizes. Service is very attentive. It will now be a regular stop for us when visiting Vail."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Been to Vail many times. Great experience in intimate setting. Food quality best in town. Should have #1 trip advisor rank."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have nothing but praise for this restaurant experience. We were seated before a 2 story window, looking out onto lighted pine trees, with the added bonus of a serendipitous fireworks display for the Chinese New Year. And frankly the fireworks were fitting, because the meal was equally spectacular. Our meals included the pear and beet salads, gnocchi, and lamb; each was outstanding. The service was impeccable, and the chef came out to meet us and ask of our experience. 5 stars for all-around fine dining at a fair price. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is a hidden gem in the Manor Vail resort. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was cozy with the huge fireplace and the waiter, Chris, was very attentive and helpful. We will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We got there and were seated right away. The wine list was variable and great. It was a small quiet quaint place with a spectacular view of Vail mountain. The food was absolutely amazing the Gnocchi was the best dish. The food was mountain variety with a selection of many meats. The atmosphere was great and the service was excellent, would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some really good mountain food!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The lamb and bison was absolutely exceptional. I didn't think anything could get better than that until we ordered the apple tart. It was so delicious. The service was wonderful. A great place for a nice dinner date or special occasion."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I was looking forward to some great Colorado cuisine (elk, bison, etc) and was not disappointed. The food was wonderful! The restaurant was much smaller than I expected but very warm and intimate (with a roaring fire in the fireplace). We came with our 10-year old son who was exhausted from a day of skiing and they even pulled up a few chairs together so he was able to quietely sleep while the adults indulged. I would highly recommend the foie gras and baked brie to start and each of the elk, bison and lamb were wonderful."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This goes in my top 10 meals to date! The short ribs were the best I've ever had. Service was perfect. The waiter checked with us on timing for everything so we were not rushed. The chef came out to discuss the dishes and give recommendations. The pictures do not do this justice! It was a beautiful small intimate dining room with great views of the snow cabs working the mountain at night. The apple turnover dessert was incredible. The menu was small which is a good sign that the quality will be high and without a doubt it was. You need to try this place. I'd go back to Vail just to eat here again."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Delicious and Exquisite Food. A must for anyone visiting Vail."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "food, ambiance, service all excellent. taylor who took the reservation on the phone and escorted us to out tabel was personable and responsive. chris, out waiter was charming and knowledgable and helped us to make great menu selections. this was on "old vail" favorite revisited and we were not disappointed. a little off the beaten path and well-worth the trip!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT AT ALL, THE FOOD WAS REALLY BAD. I HAVE BEEN COMING TO VAIL FOR MANY YEARS NOW AND LORD GORE USED TO BE A VERY NICE PLACE TO DINE. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD, I REMEMBER THE STAKE TARTAR AND THE CEASAR SALAD THEY USED TO PREPAR ON THE TABLE, THE CHATEAUBRIAND WAS DELICIOUS! EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD AND NOW THE FOOD REALLY DISAPPOINTED US."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Our server, Chris de Jager, really made our dinner at Lord Gore a true treat. He was charming and friendly--just excellent. I was also impressed to be visited by the chef, table-side. The wine special (50% off) was neat--we tried a wine we normally not order. Our pre-dinner cocktails in the Fitz were fun (live music)."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Great place for a romantic Christmas dinner with my wife, excellent service by our waiter Chris D. Beautiful view out the huge windows facing the mountain, we will be back."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Plump Pillows of Potato Pasta Perfection! The gnocchi was my appetizer and I am still dreaming about it. Also loved the elk entrée. The space reminds me of a hunting club. High ceilings, tall windows, wood paneled. We ate at night so the view of the Golden Peak area was limited but I can imagine it's gorgeous with some daylight. Very good service and some reasonably priced wine selections. We would definitely come back."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We went to the Lord Gore for Thanksgiving Dinner this year. The buffet of food was delicious."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Best place to eat in Vail Village!! Ask for Lucas as your server. Will be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Good food and good service. And the price was good for 3 courses. The fixed price menu is a great idea before concerts and dance performances."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "A surprise treat! Appetizers and main course were superb, dessert was lack luster but it was a 3 Course special...perhaps the dessert was not the focus. The view was incredible, even more so if you ask to be by the window."
    Dined on 8/3/2013