Elway's Vail

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Steakhouse
The perfect place to celebrate a special milestone or simply savor a great dinner, a glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail, Elway’s Vail is the ideal setting for any occasion. Enjoy an outstanding meal served with genuine hospitality in an environment that is uniquely Colorado. Open for dinner nightly in the heart of Vail Village at The Lodge at Vail and less than a block from Vail Mountain's Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16), Elway's features USDA hand cut prime steaks on an award-winning menu chock full of Colorado lamb, fresh fish and creative side dishes. An affordable wine list boasts over 350 selections. The lively bar offers classic cocktails alongside unique appetizers. Dine indoors in the casual mountain setting or après ski in the Colorado mountain sun on the covered or sunny outdoor patios. Parties of 25 to 200 are assured the same great Elway's food and experience through our professional event planners.
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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The waitress took the order like a fast food place. No personally. This was not expected in a better restaurant. The sides were poor we had mashed potatos, cream spinach and brussel sprouts. The steaks were very good. I don't plan on going back.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food!

DD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great location. Not many options on menu. I could feel the wood through chairs. Service was ok but I expected more high end service.

W
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kind of quality & consistency we have come to expect from Elway’s.

s
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband and I are long time second home owners in Vail. We usually grill steaks on our deck as it backs to Gore Creek and we can purchase good steaks in the Valley. With that said, we thought, “ let’s try Elways during restaurant week.” We frequent Sweet Basil, Montauk, Mountain Standard, Up the Creek, Terra Bistro, Vendettas and TiAmos. As I said, we don’t usually frequent steak restaurants. The good......My strip was wonderful and cooked perfectly. Our sides were amazing. Creamed spinach and Brussels sprouts. My husband’s prime rib was barely warm. He sent it back and it reappeared warm and overcooked. He ate it as he didn’t want to delay our dinner any longer. When he mentioned it at the end of the meal, our wonderful server had it removed. Things happen and all the above was resolved. The bad......My main complaint is the attitude of the hostess, perhaps she is the GM, and various other staff working during our visit. It is far from a welcoming place and I would go so far as to say, very condescending attitudes. Perhaps it’s because it’s the end of the season and a lot of people out for restaurant week are not normal patrons of Elway’s. It shouldn’t matter! Elway’s should try to maintain the environment that is expected of such an establishment, even during restaurant week. So disappointing!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Last year Elway's had a small steak that was the most delicious piece of meat I have ever tasted!!! for their Restaurant Week special. It came with fabulous mashed potatoes. This year it was also a small steak (no problem there for me) but it was not nearly as flavorful as last year and NO potatoes! So I was a bit disappointed. The waiter was great. We did order a side of the potatoes that were very good. The caesar salad was delicious but too big. I live in the Village and go to Elway's fairly often, most for the bar ad that great artichoke. But I was so looking forward to that steak from last year for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Meh - sides were cold. Prime rib was fatty and it was too dark for me to see it. Had to cut a lot away to get a decent bite. It was Restaurant week and seemed like the B team was working.

A
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

CB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, served hot and Mark did an exceptional job. Only criticism is the spicyness of the deviled eggs, perhaps worth mentioning in menu. Always a pleasure in dining.

MD
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We picked Elways for one of our Vail $20.19 adventures. The $20.19 steak was fine but noting came with it. It seemed like everything else was priced to compensate for the lower entree price. We may try there once more

PP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have our “Dining at Altitude” dinner specials at the bar. The bar person, Clark, took very good care of all our needs. Two thumbs up for Clark!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bad food. Over cooked. Ambiance is tired and loud. I like patio best but, no heaters on or service outside. This was my second time in a row with sub par food. I will not be going back.

JL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were off the charts. Can't wait to go back again. It was so good!

CA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was not what I expected from a high end restaurant like Elway's! Our drink order was wrong to start with! Ordered Whiskey ginger ale (simple right?) We got Moonshine! We came in during Restaurant week, thought it would be a great time to try it out. appetizer was great we got the Artichoke Spinach Fondue, Delish! Entrees served alone upcharge for sides, well no one is gonna just have fish or steak right? Sides are ridiculously priced! what we thought would be a $100 meal turned out to be $200 with tip! Take note this was during restaurant week! Returning? I think Not!

DA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

G
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Made reservations way in advance for birthday dinner. Ask for patio seating and got the worse table. Had a great view of cement wall.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the server was very gracious and friendly.

T
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Poor selection of menu items. We were told that at this time no more bone in steaks on the menu. Disappointing!!!

AT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were visiting Vail and I wanted some lamb. I had eaten at the Denver location and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were not disappointed, the rack of lamb was simply delicious, cooked perfectly as requested. The mashed potatoes were very nice and the Thai Brussel sprouts were interesting and tasted nice. I would highly recommend Elway's in Vail and Denver.

GT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steak house. Got my filet done perfectly first time which isn’t easy- I’m picky. Service was excellent and attentive. Wine list was good and surprisingly priced reasonably. Complimentary valet!

G
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service that night was HORRIBLE!side dishes came when we were done with main course.Waitress didnt know if they had kids menu when we asked her.She never came to check if we needed more water,wine.Food took more than 60 min to arrive.Manager was embarrassed when we complained.I said we had never experienced such horrible service or non service.Food was excellent when it finally arrived

SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great birthday dinner. My steak was cooked to perfection!

MC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Started out great with wine and shrimp cocktail appetizers. Service became a bit fragmented between main server and sommelier. Staff was confused on whose table to bring food to, so we watched our steaks go to 2 other tables prior to our and the sides were incorrect. They shortly remedied and offered us a complimentary dessert for the mixup.

For $300 would expect a fine-dining restaurant to be more on top of it. Overall, meal and experience was good.

A
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The number one spice in this restaurant is salt, number two is garlic. This leaves little left for the taste of the meat. Service was OK but the music was so loud I couldn’t hear the waitress, and she seemed upset that I couldn't hear her! The cut of NY strip was full of gristle and underdone for medium, which should be pink and warm. I’m not going back. Cheep salty food at expensive prices.

PR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was nice but wasn't the standard that I was expecting for the price. Steaks were served, we waited some time as we were expecting sides and gestured once for a reminder. The server came over a minute later to say they were on their way but we still waited, so managed to get through half of the steak before they arrived. The wine was lovely, the server was also very nice. Though there are ample other steak restaurants that are a better experience so I don't need to go back. It was a novelty though.

3
Las Vegas
70 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lamb chop fondue for a main course and it was excellent. The waitress told me that it was excellent and she was RIGHT! The chops were cooked to order(med.rare) and served on a bed chopped sweet potatoes and also served with a spicy cheese dip. It was wonderful! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Most expensive misery I’ve experienced. I requested a special desert via e-mail a day prior with no response. The asparagus was inedible. The table (outside) didn’t even have a tablecloth. We had to keep asking for bread, condiments and water. This place does NOT measure up to Elway’s standards. I’m surprised they can remain open given the surrounding competition.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We have celebrated our anniversary in Vail for numerous years, having celebrated at Elway’s for the past eight.
Tonight, we were, unfortunately, very disappointed. The service was unbelievably amateur....what happened to the first class team?

Thankfully.....The dinner was delicious but, as we poured our own wine, moved our used service to the side.. it was truly disappointing.
We will not return.

SB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! We enjoyed the bar a couple of times for a nightcap, as well as enjoying a full meal on the patio. They were very accommodating and served a delicious steak and salmon!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

JH
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elways is always a great experience. The food & service were impeccable.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Friendly hostess, average bar, sub quality food

TK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak was one of the best I have ever had anywhere. The total experience was on a par with Mastro's steak house.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great steak !!!

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal celebrating our anniversary. The staff gave us a personalized card and dessert complimentary which was a nice surprise. Enjoyed it tremendously and will definitely return.

J
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the privilege of sitting on the beautiful patio to have one of the best meals in memory. Loved everything we had from the hot, fresh rolls to the Spinach Artichoke Dip, the best wedge salad in Colorado, decadent mashed potatoes, homemade Lobster Tater Tots and a PERFECTLY cooked, medium-rare filet. Vasil's hospitality was outstanding. Can't wait to go back!

m
Orlando
108 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and nice discussion about wine choices. We had halibut tacos and soup and salad, very good but the tortillas fell apart while eating. We dine at Elway’s every time we are in Vail and it is always a very solid choice for food and ambience.

MD
Denver
112 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As always, the steaks are amazing! Don't miss the sides- all are shareable and worth the price. Reason for the 4 star is that the service was off. Usually Elway's has impeccable service which you would expect for their price point. They were maybe understaffed? My steak came to me overcooked. They pleasantly replaced it and this time it was cooked to perfection!

LB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hostess initially tried to seat us at table immediately next to kitchen. We politely asked for one of many other available tables as restaurant at that time was only about 20% full. After 3 tries asking her nicely, she put us at very pleasant table. We had reservations for a couple of weeks