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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.

715 W. Lionshead Circle
(Located inside the Vail Marriott
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

Cross Street:
South Frontage Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 476-4444 ext. 5675

Website:
http://www.vailmarriott.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is available while dining at First Chair Restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Vail in-town bus is complimentary and stops just outside the front door of the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

Executive Chef:
Chef Roger King

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

First Chair - Vail Marriott Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

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3.9

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3.2

value

1.8

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (27)
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Scenic View (13)
Notable Wine List (10)
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Great for Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (2)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2016

It was expensive for the offerings They put us in a back room. We were the only table. Not festive enough for New Year's Eve

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Marriott did a nice job for a New Years Eve dining experience. However, the adult dinner price was rather overpriced. Maybe that's normal for the holiday.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Subpar buffet. Subpar food for $110 per person. Maybe regular menu is better?

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 19, 2015

The hotel had a very nice breakfast buffet and items to choose from the menu. Relaxing, quiet and enjoyable. Really liked the crunchy French toast!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We celebrate New Years Eve.we we're surprised to have crab legs, mussels, prime rib, oysters, macarrons, for just 75 dolars .
It's the best price we have in a long time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on March 21, 2014

I'm glad I had a change to try this place inside the Marriott. I had the Lamb Shank. It was good, tender, but dish was cool when placed in front of me.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on March 3, 2014

The 4 of us were the only guest. Not the best food. Many other places in the area that were much better.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 23, 2014

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.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 13, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2013

Wonderful service (Steve) and food.
Great menu choices and specials.
Best Caprase ever!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2013

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2013

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

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 (London)·Dined on July 2, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2013

Excellent food, excellent service! More than you'd expect for a hotel restaurant!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 23, 2013

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.

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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 31, 2013

Quite, hotel restaurant. Why eat here? Only cuz your to tired to go out!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2013

The music they play in the restaurant was unusual. The food was what we expected for the price. It was a basic menu and the food was fresh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2012

They have a new menu that hasn't been updated on the website yet, more choices! Had the center cut filet with potatoes gratin and very tasty spaghetti squash, nice! Clam chowder was exceptional too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 4, 2012

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2012

The menu was different than the one online. VERY different. The "special" fish was unevenly cooked. The chardonnay was room temperature. The waiters were inexperienced. The ambiance was like a glorified Denny's. Will NOT return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2011

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2011

Very good food with an very good executive chef. Service was average but we had the impression the waiter was new.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2011

The menu selection was very limited and their "small plates" were the draw to going there but ended up being limited to four items. The online menu wasn't the same as the one they had.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 4, 2011

Our difficult diet of gluten and dairy free was handled very well by the chef on both Sept 3rd and 4th. Our dinners were excellent, and the special attention to making them fully safe for us was much appreciated.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 15, 2011

Excellent service and excellent food. The restaurant needs an interior reflecting the quality of the food and service.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 12, 2011

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."

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 6, 2011

The place was empty when we got there at 7 but by 7:30 it was packed and loud. Food was ok but the ravioli tasted like it came form a package and didn't get cooked quite enough.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2011

Convenient location inside the Lionshead Marriott Hotel

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2010

Food is excellent, nice taste variety. The sharing dishes are great for a group. Highly recommend the chicken pot pie and the lamb shank. Unfortunately the atmosphere could use a little enhancement.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2010

Basically a hotel restaurant, the food was OK but not great. The main advantage -- it's usually not that crowded or busy which in Vail is a great thing.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2010

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2010

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2009

Nothing to write home about

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2009

The food was very good, though not as fantastic as our experience at last years Thanksgiving dinner. We were seated in the back room, which made for a very nice, quiet meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2009

The steaks were excellent. I had the rib eye and my daughter had the filet mignon. The service was terrific.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 26, 2009

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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