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First Chair - Vail Marriott

48 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(970) 476-4444 ext. 5675
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Roger King
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Cross street
South Frontage Rd.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is available while dining at First Chair Restaurant.
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Public transit
The Vail in-town bus is complimentary and stops just outside the front door of the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.
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What 48 People Are Saying
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3.6  based on all time ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKstarkey (Tampa)
3.0  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

MikeS (Denver)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

vipGregV (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

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

vipFoody (New Mexico)
5.0  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!

ColoradoBelle (Denver)
5.0  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.

Karencita (Orlando)
5.0  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.

vipTenneesseeJulie (E. Tennessee)
3.0  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.

Wings (Des Moines)
2.0  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.

vipAirportSkiier (Tahoe)
1.0  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.

vipSueF (San Diego)
4.0  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.

Steven (Denver)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2013

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

WonderfullyWowed (Denver)
5.0  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!

vipDougananda (Miami)
4.0  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

OneIron (London)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

vipAwesome (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2013

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

vipLongtimeOTVIP (Philadelphia)
3.0  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.

vipArtnpen (Tallahassee)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2013

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