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About First Chair - Vail Marriott
Breakfast is served from 6:30am-11:00am. We invite you to come experience our delicious brunch style breakfast buffet, offering all the breakfast favorites, fresh baked pastries and muffins, waffles made-to-order, locally smoked salmon, and chef attended stations. Also ask about our Bottomless Mimosa Buffet.
(Located inside the Vail Marriott
Vail, CO 81657
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
South Frontage Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
(970) 476-4444 ext. 5675
Complimentary valet parking is available while dining at First Chair Restaurant.
The Vail in-town bus is complimentary and stops just outside the front door of the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.
Chef Roger King
Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch
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First Chair - Vail Marriott Ratings and Reviews
Even though it was Vail, CO, the price was definitely not in proportion to the quality. While we were ready for something special for New Years Eve, this meal was a real disappointment. The prime rib was cooked nicely, however, the salmon seasonings were mediocre, risotto was on the stiff and sticky side rather than a creamy texture and the chocolate at the dessert chocolate fountain was the most awful tasting chocolate we have had in a very long time and the overall dessert options were very minimal. The entire buffet was lukewarm at best and all that for the special price of $105 per person.
The room was spacious, the service prompt, and a full breakfast with both gluten and dairy free options were provided. You can opt for a quick eat and go before your day or a leisurely sit enjoying the sunshine through the full sized windows. We had a pleasurable brunch.
I would avoid this restaurant until the chef can get the daily special right (Ribeye vs Filet). Also service was very slow coming out the kitchen over two hours to eat with only 4 tables in the restaurant occupied. The server was great and tried to make up for the kitchens error by bring out the correct stake, however, it was lacking the toppings that were on the first stake "because they already served it that way." no other options to make up for the error were offered by the management.
First time there, went early so very light crowd. Great Staff. Food was good. really good bar downstairs... music over ran the music from the restaurant as it is an open type environment in the hotel. Hard to find the entrance as it is on the far side of the building and there are no real signs pointing to an entrance if you are coming from the Lionshead area.
The hostess was cheerful and friendly. Steve, our service, was energetic, gracious and very friendly. He was most gracious when a certain part of the meal was a surprise to me. Due to some dietary restrictions, I was not able to enjoy the item the way it was presented, but without hesitation, Steve swept up the delicacy, and in moments returned with the item adjusted so I could enjoy it's tasty flavors. Bravo!
The Sunday night we were there, the place was fairly empty but the staff was nonetheless gracious. The food generally was good to very good, with an exceptional specially prepared veggie platter made upon request. Just delicious and artfully arranged. The room is attractive and is a fine option
We conducted a breakfast meeting of seven people in a corner booth area at the back of the restaurant. We had some serious financial issues to discuss over breakfast. It was a fantastic setting. We were there after the breakfast rush so that helped but the service was fantastic, attentive but not intrusive. Half our group grazed over the buffet while the other half ate off the menu. Everything we had was great and our mission was accomplished.
It's a quaint place with maybe only 10 tables in one room and a few 2 tops out in the hall by the window. Had the Filet Mignon (made in house steak sauce was amazing although the steak was so good it was unneccesary) it was delicious. Also try the Summer Berry Salad and the Smore Sandwich. Surprised me how good it was!
The staff here is very accommodating and your wish is their command. I had the Berry salad, Ahi Tuna wraps which were delicious. The fresh peanuts sauce and fresh Ahi were delightful combination. I ordered a glass of the Sterling Cabernet glass the waiter opened a new bottle without hesitation..
I really enjoyed my visit.
We were staying at Vail Spa so this was a nice place to go for our first night in town, a short walk across the street. I was disappointed that the fish tacos were no longer on the menu. We all opted for something small like soups and salads and were pleased. The dining room was not too busy, like reports we got from friends (we were travelling with a ski club of 90 on this trip) that the restaurants in Lionshead for packed. We just wanted something simple without having to wait long and fight crowds after a long day of traveling.
In a town notable for fine dining, and located in an up-scale hotel, I was underwhelmed by plain decor. Our server, although enthusiastic and eager to please, could not make up for a lack of knowledge of the cuisine and wine list. At these prices, my expectations were higher.
The food was well-prepared, but again the presentation was plain and uninspired. The competition here has a lot more to offer than a convenient location.
We had been twice before for Christmas Dinner but were really disapointed this time. The food was a lot more limited than before,the prawns were tasteless, the waiter left 3 empty bottles of wine on the table & didn't ask us if we wanted more, we had to ask; there was no Turkey, stuffing, decorations etc (a necessity for British people on Christmas day), the deserts were disapointing, all frosting, no cheesecakes etc. Your lobby used to have ponsetia all the way up the stairs & decorations in the dinning area. It just didn't feel special or like Christmas. I appreciate you have more emphasis on Thanksgiving but surely as an international hotel you should cater to everyone.
For a hotel restaurant, the food was surprisingly good. Our waitress was fantastic - very caring, fun, but not intrusive. She clearly loves what she does and added to the enjoyment of the meal. The signature cornbread was the best we have ever eaten. The ribs were awesome, as was the roasted chicken. And the dessert with meringue, chocolate cake and ice cream was, as our waitress noted, "magic."
The food was very good as was the service. The menu has small plates and large plates so one can sample many tastes or opt for a larger entree. I like that kind of flexibility. I chose to order two small plates. I had the cottage fries with truffle oil, blue cheese and bacon to start. It was really yummy but very rich. I could not finish it all! My husband had the hummus trio which was awesome! And very generous in size! Two people or more can easily share it!
Unfortunately, the noise level was too high! The room is very small and does not absorb noise at all and there were a few very loud talkers at other tables. It was very distracting. The ambiance is also lacking.
The overall atmosphere was good, we were sat near what appeared to be a hallway where people were walking back and forth from thier rooms and to the pool. Would have perfered a more private sitting area since we were out a romantic quite evening. The food was good and service was fair.
Comfortable quiet restaurant located in the hotel. Prime steaks including the buffalo rib eye were flavorful and served at the right temperature. Service was attentive and professional. Very good value compared to other restaurants, steak and otherwise in Vail. The steak sauce was developed by the restaurant staff and was quite tasty.
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