The Lord Gore Restaurant
The Lord Gore Restaurant

The Lord Gore Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.manorvail.com/
  • Phone: 9704764959x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Sunday 5:30-9:30pm nightly.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary American
  • 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 9703436114x
  • Entertainment: Scotty Kabel plays LIVE music in the Fitz Lounge Thursday - Saturday 4 - 6pm throughout the winter season.
  • Special Events: 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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The Lord Gore Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Big disappointment
    LSC1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We tried Lord Gore because of the reviews. I'm not sure who wrote those reviews but I am suspect. The waitstaff and manager were great and attentive but it couldn't make up for the lack of talent in the kitchen. There was only our table of four and another table of two in the whole dining room and the chef couldn't get the food edible. We all stopped eating a few bites into our meals and just looked at each other without saying a word. We didn't eat any more, it was that bad. In fairness, the shrimp & grits appetizer and the fried brussel sprouts were somewhat tasty but they couldn't carry the poor entrees which included flat iron steak and sea bass. How can you screw up flat iron steak? Save your money and time, not recommended!
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  • Outstanding food and service!
    Dallasskigirl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wow! We had a late reservation on a Friday night and they kept the kitchen open for us. Our waiter, Jarrod, was amazing. Everything we ate was outstanding. The roasted Brussel sprouts was delish, even for a non brussel sprout eater. The pork tenderloin was especially delicious and vegetarians (and meat eaters also) will rave about the pappardelle. YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food. Server very good. Certainly reasonable prices. Liked that the chef came to the tables.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Perfect evening
    MarkL
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I had not been to the Lord Gore Restaurant for a number of years, and were very pleased with the service and dinner. It started when our host, Chris, offered to move us to a window table, when one opened up, after we had already been seated! Our server Jarrod was very attentive and knowledgeable about the cuisine and wine selection. Both gentlemen couldn't do enough for us. A very wonderful evening indeed! And the view of Vail Mountain is incredible. We'll be back soon!!
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    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great,but...
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've had two great meals at Lord Gore. The third, not so good. The steak was very undercooked and tough. But the main thing is their need to speed up their meal delivery. For a party of 4 we could have easily needed 2 hours to finish and get the check and this is hard when you are headed for a concert. Their crab salad remains my favorite
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    scenic view
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  • Beautiful Mountain Views
    MiamiMomVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding Food, Service and View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We ate at the finest restaurants in Vail/Beavercreek and Lord Gore won hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Highly recommend! The food was superb, every bite?
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lord Gore
    tmvmpwv
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was very good, with an adventuresome twist, and beautifully presented. Staff were remarkably attentive and pleasant. A delightful experience, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yawn
    TravelerReviewVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Nothing special here. Service was extremely slow. Forced price fixe would have been nice to know that ahead of time. Very limited menu.
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  • Wonderful surprise
    JimM
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation highlight
    Jerry
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • One of best restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 157 reviews are from the The Lord Gore Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Everything was great! Can't
    EDDIE
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Everything was great! Can't wait to come back for the summer menue
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    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lord Gore - A vail village gem
    JuliemzuzuVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A couple of suggestions
    skiordie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly recommend!
    Selena
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Kelly
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nicely balanced menu
    Locals
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Excellent seclection of alternative meats,(bison, elk) and salads. Elegantly prepared.
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    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Service and Views
    maliavail
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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. .
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    edward
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good even if in a hotel
    Wings
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Usual
    Gobelins
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but detached
    EricVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
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  • The decor is tired. The food
    BearVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
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  • Just OK
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, impeccable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great Food, impeccable service and an evening to remember!
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  • Wonderful!
    JohnUVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Vail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Been to Vail many times. Great experience in intimate setting. Food quality best in town. Should have #1 trip advisor rank.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have nothing but praise
    livinglife
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Trish
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing food!!!
    Kayleen
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The lamb and bison was absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Vail experience!
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience!
    pickydinnerVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant in Vail
    DiningStyleVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Delicious and Exquisite Food. A must for anyone visiting Vail.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dining experience.
    landladyone
    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!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • TERRIBLE FOOD
    MONTANO
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
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  • Great dinner, great hidden gem!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner
    marcodeluxe
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate