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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Romantic (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Alaskan crab legs deliciosas, vino dulce austriaco y postre de limón ❤️.
Servicio maravilloso.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Unfortunately, the service was not great at Elway’s Vail last night. We had a great table so that was nice. Felt very rushed although my friend and I only had one cocktail each. And the chocolate cake was downright stale.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Valet parking...in Vail Village...can't beat that!! Except for Elways that is, which has been excellent each & every time we have gone there. The steak melts, the fish wonderful. The staff & service impeccable.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We Love Elways in Denver and Cherry Creek but Vail twice now has let us down.

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vip
 (México)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing place to dine with friends, a date or family.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excelente todo ... reservaciones limitadas a 4 ... deberian ampliarlas ...

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great restaurant, right in the middle of Vail. Great steak.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Took a little bit long between appetizer and main course.
Bar seating noise a bit much v dining room. Good however is always a "10"

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our third time celebrating our anniversary at Elways in Vail. We'll probably not come back. Wait times for the food service was very long. We asked for a table by the fireplace but they said it was not available. They placed us right near the kitchen which was very noisy Meanwhile the table that they said by a he fireplace sat open for over an hour. They said they were short staffed. Had to wait 30 minutes even for bread to be served at the table. We ordered our Steak medium rare plus and it came out very rare . Unacceptable as the Steak was cut open to share between my wife and I. The chief should have clearly saw that the stark was not even close to being done. The staff was not very apologetic about the whole experience. They did end up taking the Steak off the the bill.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Muy mal servicio

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was our first time at Elway’s . My husband and I are in town for a work event and We brought my 10 month old along. It’s always a little nerve racking bringing a baby to a restaurant but everyone was so nice! I had multiple staff come to check on us, pick up toys he had dropped, fill his sippy cup with water. Everyone was so nice. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, I would highly recommend Elway’s in vail.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great Seafood! Great vegetable side options! That mash potatoes and the cauliflower are impressive!!!

Elway’s Cellar #7 Red wine is Ver good...:-)

Happy we changed our reservation from another restaurant and tried Elway’s.

Great location in Vail Village.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Enjoyed it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We've been to Elways several times and always have a wonderful meal. Our food this visit was fantastic. Our one issue was that our server spilled a glass of water on me and her lack of response was quite disappointing. She gave me one napkin to dry my pants and sweater which were both drenched. Additionally, she left us wth a soaking wet tablecloth which we had to puke up on top of the table to keep it from dripping. Then she served our dessert on the wet table. That type of service is unacceptable when we are paying $350 for a meal. I only share this because I believe Elways is a high quality establishment which typically has impeccable service and this was not evidenced on our most recent visit.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was OK. However the sommelier sold us a $20.00 bottle of CabFranc for $123.00 . Absolutely criminal. Given the many great restaurants in Vail, I would recommend virtually any other place to spend your money.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very accommodating and the food was good too
If you want a good meal in Vail
This is the place

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was incredible but we had a late reservation and the place was nearly empty. Before our entrees, it was clear they were ready to get us out the door. The brightened the lights, began picking up the tables around us and the service felt hurried. Our waiter was not outright rude or anything, but everything else made us feel uncomfortable and rushed.
If the restaurant closes early, fine; but don't accept late reservations.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great night for our dinner

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Felt a little rushed at first even though the restaurant was empty. From Vegas and San Diego so have high expectations for food so not super impressed. Ok but not on our list of restaurants to go back to.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My wife and I visited Elway’s and were joined by another couple. The staff was highly attentive and helpful - from checking our winter coats to graciously taking our picture at the end of the night. We never felt rushed. The food and drinks were all excellent. At time for dessert we were completely surprised. We were on vacation in Vail for my 60th birthday. We did not say anything about this to any of the staff. Our waitress brought a dessert to our table with a candle on it for me. I asked her how she knew and all she would say was another staff member alerted her. We can only surmise that as my wife and I were sharing with our guests that we were here for my birthday a staff member must have heard and passed it along. Wow what a happy and nice surprise. This was not our first visit to Elway’s and it won’t be our last. We highly recommend Elway’s when in Vail.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Pesimo servicio, tardaron 45 min para traer el primer platillo

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 13, 2018

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 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 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 2, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lamb chop fondue... to die for.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always love elways

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good, one of the best in Vail

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Outstanding tonight! Best service in Vail.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 21, 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 16, 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 15, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 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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