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About Elway's Vail

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.

174 E. Gore Creek Drive
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly 5:30pm-Close

Cross Street:
The Lodge at Vail

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 754-7818

Website:
http://www.elways.com/Vail

Parking Details:
In the Lodge at Vail.

Executive Chef:
Tyler Wiard

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

Parties of 10 to 200 are assured the same great Elway's food and experience through our professional event planners.

Elway's Vail Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Romantic (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Scenic View (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

We always like to come to Elways when we are in VAil during the ski season. We especially
love to share the bone-in rib-eye. It is fabulous and the chef was able to grill it perfectly for
two people. Our waitress made sure that happened.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice restaurant. Steak is extremely good quality, charred on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We celebrated our 10th anniversary here. We choose to sit at the bar and had a wonderful meal. They even gave us a card, which staff had signed and a complimentary dessert. Our bartender Ana was incredible and very accommodating. It is on the expensive side but worth the splurge!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We enjoyed another dinner at Elways in Vail. The staff and cooks could not be more prepared and professional. I had mentioned on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday. When we got to our table, there was a card signed by the entire staff wishing my daughter a happy birthday. We were also surprised with a special chocolate covered ding-dong at the end of the meal with a candle. But asides this, the food is always great. Try the spicy artichoke dip and chips as an app, it's truly great. The steak tacos are outstanding, and so are the burgers. Great food, folks and fun. We will be back again for sure!! A special call out to the young lady at reception last night and her partner with reservations. She made a point of finding us the best table for our special event. Thank you!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent quality, great service, posh setting. Same thing you'll get in the Denver location but much better location!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding service.To the point of being intuitive. Extremely accommodating, and attentive. The food was not only outstanding, but uncommon in it's preparation and flavor. The menu is unusually large. Clearly something for everyone. The venue is fantastic with windows everywhere. We will be back often.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great steak and then best chocolate cake in America. No lie

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excelente opción, excelente comida!!! La mejor carne de Colorado

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Lamb chop fondue... to die for.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always love elways

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas meal. Our servers were top notch and our food was prepared to our liking. The assistant server took care of us as the main server was too busy. She was impeccable. The deviled eggs were fantastic. Spinach dip delicious. Both steaks were perfectly prepared. Two of our party got the crab legs and were not overly impressed. All in all we had a lovely time and would certainly return for another visit.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

El lugar está bien. Entiendo que Vail es costoso y aquí es donde decidimos cenar pata navidad. Sin embargo he comido mucho mejores steaks en lugares no tan pretenciosos. El steak estaba de lo más común nada extraordinario y el personal podría ser mucho más atento. Muy caro para lo que es. Lo pensaría mucho para ir de nuevo.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good, one of the best in Vail

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding tonight! Best service in Vail.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I was here for a shoulder surgery. Had to eat at Elway’s as a sports fan. It didn’t disappoint. I even tweeted out to John Elway and he liked my tweet. Great night with wonderful food. Thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best chicken on the mountain and the steaks are superb too. What is that dressing. Yummy

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Kitchen got the baked potato wrong and had to send back. Our other guest ordered the filet medium and had to send back TWICE. They did comp the steak and deserts but not having your dinner when others do is very annoying and unprofessional. Our server left us hanging when the steak went back. Poor communication. She also failed to follow up after dropping off the dessert menu. After flagging her down we ordered raspberry sorbet. It was disappointing. For a fine dining restaurant attention to detail is paramount when paying these prices. Clearly staff training is needed.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Eh. A little disappointed by this restaurant. When we arrived the hostess was complaining about “the loud baby”... Then put us at the table next to them. The food was so so. Steaks are horribly overpriced for the quality that was served. Fantastic sides. Good craft cocktails. But if you want a steak, go to Flame (AMAZING) or Russell’s. Won’t be back here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great service. What a treat to meet and talk to the sommal on staff too. Definitely a special occasion place for us!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent! We have been here every year since they opened and they never disappoint. Great food, atmosphere and staff! We will definitely be back again next year!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful service ! The food was incredible

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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Have been here several times & even had a private party here because you know you will always get exceptional food & service. And this anniversary dinner was no exception. The pricing is on the steep side but the portions are very generous. If you, like me, love leftovers, this is the place for you!! My husband had the rib eye...I had a taste...omg...melt in your mouth delicious! I had the salmon...delicious...but I shudda got the steak...! And gluten free savvy!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

todo bueno menos un salmon que pidio mi esposa, sabia y olia mucho a pescado, se lo dijimos al mesero y solo dijo: "perdon"

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was good. Table not so great. Very dark inside. I've had better for the price.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My favorite place to go in Vail!! Always great service and the best steak anywhere!! Don’t need a special occasion to go!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Todo estuvo muy bien

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had a nice anniversary dinner in the glass enclosed atrium portion of the restaurant. It was very quiet and the atmosphere was very pleasant. We both had filets which were cooked to perfection and our service was very good. I would definitely return for another visit.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Elway's is a great steakhouse, no matter which location you go to...but being able to go to the location in Vail is extra special. Great wine pairings are possible with a good wine list and a Sommelier on-site. Plenty of night-life available within walking distance right outside in Vail Village.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We waited 1 he 30 mins before we got our food.

The service was really slow despite the few people in the restaurant.
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Complain to the manager but nothing was done.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were indecisive on dinner plans for to scheduling events around the weather. Our great fortune is that open table had several openings at Elways. Our last dinner in Vail turned out to be our best. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the flavor was perhaps one of the best I've had. Bring from the Mid West I've had some great ones but this is right at the top. Great job to the chef's at Elways Vail.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Lovely table in the window room. Gorgeous views of fall foliage and snow falling. Wine and meal were excellent. All 3 of us well pleased. Portions were decent and flavors amazing. Muscles, steak 3 different salds and burger ... all delicious. Great service and a great time was had by all.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Worst table

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was not as good as anticipated. Steak Diane was overcooked and so were crab legs. Nice atmosphere but the food is fair.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was great. As for the food, the steaks we're awesome. The fish was dry but had good taste. The only problem was the broccoli was horrible, did not eat any yet stilled paid $10.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Plate must have sat a while waiting for the waiter because my steak was cold and my wife's baked potatoes was stale.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was amazing, my wife and I went there for our anniversary. Meal was amazing and the staff were professional. Any questions we had the staff was able to answer without hesitation. If you are thinking about trying this place, DO IT, you will not be disappointed.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food was as expected, however the service was subpar at best. Wait staff was borderline rude and seemed to be more attentive to what seemed to be friends in the restaurant.

We went to the sushi place next door the following night and had a much better experience.

We were very disappointed. We have changed our plans to visit the Denver location when our family meets next month.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Been there MANY times and found it enjoyable, but too impersonal and rushed. Might not return after Monday night. Few people there, extremely slow and extremely bad service. Wouldn't recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our first visit to Elways. We were given the choice to sit inside or out and given the beautiful evening we chose outdoors. It was quiet and pleasant -the staff were very attentive and helpful. And they read my special note on the reservation and recognized T's birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The reputation of L Waze is excellent but at Vail it is the people from Sully who greets you to the waiter Eric and the somalier Eddie who did an excellent job waiting on us. It made our 10th wedding anniversary wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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