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Vail Chophouse
Vail Chophouse

Vail Chophouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://vailchophouse.com
  • Email: marvin@vailchophouse.com
  • Phone: (970) 477-0555
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Après: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Vail Chophouse is the perfect location for any event, large or small. Now located slopeside, at the base of the Gondola in Lionshead, the Chophouse not only provides a fabulous menu, but a magnificent atmosphere as well. Whether you are holding a business meeting, a mixer, or a wedding reception, the Vail Chophouse is the ideal local for groups of all kinds and sizes. For more information on, and pictures of, our banquet facilities please visit our website or contact our group sales coordinator, Gina Sprague.
  • Private Party Contact: Marvin Melson (970) 477-0555
  • Entertainment: Don't miss the mind-blowing performance of our in-house magician, Danny Archer! You truly won't believe your eyes. Disappearing nightly at the Vail Chophouse, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arrabelle
  • Public Transit: Buses make several stops throughout the Lionshead Village on a very regular basis. Transportation between Lionshead Village and the surrounding areas is very easy and accessible via the local public transit system.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking for our restaurant guests is available at the nearby Lionshead public parking structure.
A word from Vail Chophouse
Located slopeside, at the base of the Gondola in Lionshead, the Vail Chophouse sits amidst all of the action and all of the beauty of Vail Mountain. Serving a comprehensive lunch menu, featuring an assortment of soups, salads, sandwiches, and hot entrees, in addition to an incomparable dinner selection filled with fantastic steaks and fresh seafood; this restaurant melds delicious cuisine with stunning views, a welcoming staff and a luxurious atmosphere to create an unparalleled dining experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great steak steaks and fabulous desserts after a day on the slopes."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Not bad but not memorable. Salmon entree was very good. Crab cakes were average at best."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I made reservations in the evening, thinking the crowd would be different in this "high end" restaurant, bringing my 17 year old grandson, who is very accustomed to fine dining. In a half empty restaurant, we were seated in the back room next to a pillar that blocked all view. We asked to be moved to a better table, and were accommodated, begrudgingly. (The restaurant never filled.) My grandson's MR strip steak was overcooked, and was sent back. The new steak arrived with a lecture that the previous steak was how they cooked MR. Being frequent fine diners, I was very surprised. We were not offered dessert. BTW I had a good bottle of wine, and tipped 30%--a waste. I have a home in Vail, and next time I'll go to Elway's."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I have to say I was pretty disappointed with the chophouse! Had a reservation and seated ontime but never had a server or anyone come to our table for over 25 min! Finally the magician working that night noticed us just sitting there and came over and got us water and a person to take a drink order. We were never given a server really just a fly by when an available server had time! The magician was the only bright spot of the chophouse experience! Order was not delivered correctly and the supposed best steak recommended by the chef per the menu was over cooked and not that great of quality of steak for price. No Morton's, Ruth Chris, Silver Fox, etc."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The salmon was very good and my son loved the NY strip. Great place in the middle of Lionshead right by the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Would definitely recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "If you want an excellent meal with a great view of the Lionshead part of Vail Ski Resort, this is a great place to go. It's not very large but does have a lot of outdoor tables. Food and service was excellent and the prices were reasonable for an upscale resort like Vail."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Our second time there and the food was excellent. Each dish had a little something extra that made it above average. Prices were reasonable for a high quality meal and a good selection. And the best thing for us was they served a vegetable with the meal that is hard to find while on vacation."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal at the VCH. While the food was good, our waiter forgot our appetizer and we felt like they were rushing us through the dinner service."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "tasty local meats; the jalapeno and elk chorizo macs and cheese was good but not as spicy as we'd expected; the alpine buffalo meatballs were unique"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Good place to eat if you don't mind a lot of noise and crowds. There is a relatively long bar that you can sit at. Our filet and New York strip steaks were good, but pricey, considering they came a la carte. Salad was tasty. It was so loud, our server couldn't even hear us when we ordered and we and he had to shout at each other. Needless to say, we weren't able to have a conversation with each other. If you wish to eat here, make sure you have a reservation. We did, and were seated right away. Manager was dressed like he came from the farm. One waiter scraped food from all the plates (at a nearby table) on to another before taking them to the kitchen. Not a pretty sight! The hostess was dressed very nicely and was very professional."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "had great ribeye..food was great.drinks were average service was good. would definatly return"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We were very excited to try Vail Chophouse after a long day of skiing and we had made a reservation a long time in advance for what we had hoped to be a special night. The food was not very good and way over priced (even for Vail). Considering we thought the highlight of the meal was the bread and that the signature mac and cheese dish was better than the steak we were served at a steak house, this meal was a complete disappointment. Overall the service was terrible, food was dropped off at our table, no one asked if everything was to our liking, we weren't asked if we wanted another round of drinks until we were done on our meal, the service was just lacking basic funadmentals. We will not patornize this establishment again."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Had the ancho rubbed salmon and the Colorado bass.....both proportions were perfect and the seasoning awesome. With fish like this , who needs chops?"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "My two young adult daughters and husband and I enjoyed a special night out at Vail Chophouse on our ski vacation. We had to take a 5:15 reservation as it was Christmas week and very crowded at the resort but we were hungry after skiing. We were seated by a window with a nice view of the slopes. The food, atmosphere, and service were all great. It is pricey but what isn't in Vail? We were even entertained by a magician. We saw a large group with young children who seemed happy but I would more likely lean towards a pizza place with young kids. We ordered the least expensive bottle of Cabernet on the wine list for $45 and it was good; they had a long wine list with some bottles over $300 which I would hope are notable."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I was disappointed. The salad had too much dressing, the oysters (which were supposed to be charred) were coolish and my steak was fair."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Good food and service. For the price, I expected more ambience - white table clothes.- especially because it was dinner. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with the wine list."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Ambience nice but $32 piece of prime rib so tough you could barely cut it. Very expensive for what you got. Wait staff attentive and magician nice touch."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "My daughter and I so enjoyed our dinner - mine the veal 'lolly-pops'; hers the grilled salmon. Her response was "this is one of the best meals I have ever had'!!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We went to the Chop House hoping for a nice atmosphere and great steak. Unfortunately even though we had a reservation the say us in the back in a make-shift table right by the server station. Our wait staff was too busy with large tables to give us hardly any attention. Food too forever and was under seasoned, I would not recommend this place for a romantic dinner as they seem to prioritize large parties."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The slow service is what stands out. We went for dinner on a Friday night (during off season) and certainly expected much more attention than we ended up getting. The restaurant was not busy, many empty tables. It was my sister-in-laws 40th birthday and we wanted this to be a special occasion. It is a real shame the service was so slow because that is the lasting impression of Chophouse Vail. We were ready to order more wine/drinks after dinner and ended up waiting so long we decided to pay out and go elsewhere. The experience at Chophouse BC was totally different, in a good way."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We went for Restaurant Week, and got the 1.5 lb lobster. It was excellent! The crab meat was different - more like a weird crab cake, which we don't usually care for (as opposed to plan crab meat). All in all, an excellent experience! Wonderful bread, too!"
    Dined on 10/6/2013