The most divine way to take a break from skiing. There is nothing more luxurious feeling than taking off ski boots and thawing out your feet by sliding them into slippers and sitting down at a table by the fire. The service, menu and wine list are all outstanding. An elevated experienced at high elevation.
We have been going to Alpenglow for over 20 years as a family. It was always something we looked forward to as a family while skiing or visiting in the summer.
Unfortunately, since the change in management, service, atmosphere, wine list, coffee service, and many other amenities has all plummeted. While the food was still delicious, and the updated menu was a welcome change, the things that made it worth the big price tag is gone. This has gone from a 5-star restaurant to a nice corporate restaurant.
Not near as nice as a previous visit a couple of years ago.
We were really disappointed this time. We have been on two other occasions and really loved it. The service has been greatly downgraded. Formerly we received personalized menus with the name of our party. Previously the service was excellent, with classic serving. Think silver dimes lids all raised at the same time for presentation. Also it was silent service and the food was excellent. Now menus are like Denny’s with prices remaining the same. The waitress read the menus from a tattered notebook in her pocket. We were told we had to order everything at the same time. The waiters were hurried. The tables were all crowded together. They have obviously added more tables. It was much louder. The halibut was so fishy I sent it back. The chocolate dessert was chocolate mouse on a graham cracker, not inspired. We really hope they decide to go back to traditional high end experience. What they are doing now is not working.
Great dining experience. We were there for lunch. A bit pricey but good!
Spectacular views, creative food and extensive wine list and drink selection.
The view was wonderful, and the gondola ride up to the restaurant was a great experience. The restaurant itself was lovely as well, so the ambiance was great. However, the food was mediocre at best and extremely over priced. I paid $40 for a pasta that had flavorless sauce and noodles so stale that I had to cut them with a knife to eat them. I was not impressed.
Awesome trip to the summit before a great meal. All in the party were very pleased with their meals. Good cocktail selection, great wine choices. Pricey, but worth it!
Loved everything about it. Atmosphere was great and food was even better.
Very disappointed that only brunch was served at lunchtime on Sunday. Had chicken and waffles because I don’t eat eggs. Very dry and over cooked.
Food was good but not great. Not a good value for the money. Wine list was weak and very expensive with limited selections.
Great food, server suggested a phenomenal wine. Highly recommended
Still a wonderful Keystone experience. 4 of us boarded the gondala and received blankets from the lift op. The sweet Peruvian hostess greeted us and took our coats with a smile. I saw the iconic slippers in the coat check room but we didn't need them as we were not in ski boots. The room has changed to a more open design that accentuates the rafters and deer horn chandeliers. It is a more modern feel but still intimate. Our waiter Jeff was awesome and provided good insight regarding the offerings and he was spot-on and attentive throughout the night. Drinks were delivered to the table by the bartender who crafted an old fashion with expertise. We shared small plates including brussel sprouts, peppers, a bacon flight, charcuterie and gnocchi. Portions were ample but I would probably pass on the gnocchi next time as it functions more as a first course than a small plate. For dinner we shared wild boar tenderloin and the prawns. Both were executed perfectly from the sear on the boar to the al dente pasta that the prawns sat on. I have read previous reviews and was concerned but you should not be. The new design and menu at the Stube delivers. Still a wonderful place with great staff, an inventive and well executed menu and a location that is truly special.
Lovely setting, great to take off the ski boots and cocktails were spot on, BUT the service was average as was the food. I hadn’t been in a few years but remembered the lunch had been better in the past
Good food but overpriced. Could use some competition
Food was great, service was slow. We ordered beers that we never got. Our waiter blamed everything on the kitchen.
A truly unique and wonderful experience to add a special memory to any vacation !
Some of the old was missed but not enough to ruin our anual Alpenglow experience. We all enjoyed our meal and wine and our service and especially our time at the top of the mountain. I guess some people like the old stuffy feel, we like our time together. To each his own.
Bowl of soup was $21. It was more like a cup of soup. $23 burger came with no sides. Quality of food good, but not worth the price. Service was only so so as the server never once came to check how things were and if we liked our food. Never brought or asked if we wanted ground pepper on soup or salad. Had to ask for ketchup with burger. Espresso machine broken. No black tea available. This used to be a special place for lunch, now it’s not special and not worth the price.
Great ambience, food and service for our group of 12. Gondola rides from River Run Village are very scenic and fun.
Our Waiter of the evening was James. He welcomed us promptly and took us on a journey through the menu, highlighting his personal favorites and even suggesting wines to be paired! The entire staff really made our memory even more memorable! Will definitely visit again!
So disappointing! “Corporate” really bungled this change! We have been coming here for years and it was such an amazing special place. Gone are the heated slippers, white tablecloths, chef’s tasting menu printed on “real paper”, bread service and the 5 star food. The butternut squash soup was tasteless, the beet salad had only two beets w scarcely any dressing and the desserts were mediocre at best. The wait staff was incredible but we felt sorry for them as they kept having to explain to their long time clientele “what happened” to the Stube experience! We have recommended the Stube to numerous people, but no more.
The food was very average for the price and the overall experience was much better when we went a couple of years ago. They said they were in between pastry chefs and change up their experience often. It is still a cool experience and slightly nicer food than a lot of options when skiing but definitely food flavors don’t live up to the price.
I have been to Alpenglow Stube many times in the past. It use to be my favorite place in Keystone.
This visit was a great disappointment for me and my friends though. They have change the layout, the menu and service. It has nothing to do with previous concept. Now it is an overpriced cafeteria with cafeteria service, but 5 star prices. I would not recommend it to anyone.
It was fabulous! We will definitely return. The food and service was amazing.
Food just average for price. Not on par with high end chain steakhouses.
The food was amazing. We also enjoyed the cocktails and wine. Very romantic.
We can always count on fantastic service and creative and deliciously prepared shared plates and entrees and this meal was, without a doubt, one of the best! We shared the Wild Boar and Filet Mignon and each was impeccable, following the to die for octopus and brussel sprouts. The evening was topped of with a fantastic 2010 Tuscany red blend and the best service through out the evening!
Went there for Sunday brunch. It was excellent. From the moment you walk in you are taken care of with great service, creative and flavorful food and a wonderful Bloody Mary bar. Not to mention the surrounding beauty. Highly recommend this dining experience.
My wife and I have been coming here for years and have referred many friends as well. I’ve also entertained many clients here for lunches and dinners. The Sunday brunch was always amazing. To dine on crab claws and shrimp at 11,000+ feet was a grandiose experience, something we looked forward to for many weekends over the ski season.
Unfortunately, that experience is no more, along with many other things that are degrading the experience.
I can understand changes a restaurant makes to keep up with the times. However, if you’re going to lessen the fine dining Europeanesque Michelin-rated experience and 86 the white tablecloths, warm bread, and 3 course menus in exchange for casual style dining, then you must reflect that in your menu prices. You also must update your menu prices on Opentable bc many aren’t reflective of the actual prices on the in-house menus.
And I’m sorry but $19 for a small martini (including a $6 upcharge) is ridiculous. A small plus, but Alpenglow used to have bleu cheese in house and the bartender would add some bleu cheese stuffed olives for a kicka$ dirty martini. Sorry, there is no more bleu cheese in-house going forward, so if you like bleu cheese, stay off this peak.
And unless you’re gonna have an in-house DJ, please tone down the kitchen stereo and put some good music on in the dining area or get a guitar musician.
Fortunately, our server was great serving us on our date and explaining the depressing changes. And the water pitchers on the table were cool, too.
Unfortunately, after our $240 “casual” dinner, we won’t be coming back unless some improvements are made. BTW, we just cancelled our next 2 Alpenglow reservations... 😢
Place was great. The only reason I say 4 is because I have been to a decent amount of fine dining and have had better food for the same price. Like Shanahans in denver. Overall I was still a big fan and would definitely reccomend.
The Alpenglow has changed!! After years of praising the Stube as the most amazing dining experience...They are now looking for a more “casual” dining experience so they have downgraded service and the menu, but the prices stayed the same. Now just seems like an overpriced restaurant.
There new menu, revamped interior, service and ambiance was lack luster. Used to be somewhere special on the mountain. Pitty
Overall fantastic experience! I would highly recommend!
The food last January and the experience was extremely better!!!! I definitely think the restaurant has down graded since vail restores made changes which is a disappointment.
After enjoying an upscale, comfy, cozy place for lunch for years, where your ski jacket and boots were taken as you entered and warm slippers offered, we were very disappointed to find that Alpenglow Stube had changed to a more casual dining experience at a very high price. The food was OK, but not worth the cost. The $28 "seafood chowder" was more like a potato soup. Only a couple of pieces of seafood in our bowls. We had to ask for slippers. Servers wore jeans. I doubt we will go back for lunch again, but may try the Sunday brunch. Hopefully, they have not destroyed that experience.
Wow, what a downgrade. Food was not impressive, yet they still charge the same high prices. Same menu for lunch and dinner. Tables were dirty, no longer have table cloths or drapery. Restaurant was half filled and they didn't have enough slippers to go around. Went for an anniversary lunch, which was acknowledged upon checkin, but not at our table. Having been many times before, this was just a surprisingly poor experience. It's nothing special anymore. Too bad.
Had dinner here immediately after getting engaged. The food was excellent and the staff was extraordinarily courteous (they really made it a special experience). Would recommend to anyone!
We went for lunch and it was fabulous! The service was fantastic! She knew ever bit of information about everything on the menu including ingredients and ounces. We had a few small plates and shared an entree based on her recommendations. It was amazing!
We dined at Alpenglow Stube for my wife’s birthday. The gondola ride to North Peak was chilly, but we expected that and the staff provided blankets for the ride. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced, which was unexpected due to the mountain top location.