About Keystone Ranch Restaurant

Distinctively Colorado, Uniquely Keystone. The Ranch provides an authentic steakhouse experience, utilizing the finest quality meat, sustainable practices and locally sourced products. With an atmosphere of rustic elegance, set in an authentic 1930’s homestead, the Ranch carefully pays homage to the ranchers and farmers who helped settle the area, cultivating an unmatched family dining experience.

1437 County Road 150
Keystone, CO 80435
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Sunday 7:30am-11am Breakfast
Monday-Sunday 11am-3pm Lunch
Monday-Sunday 3pm-6pm Apres menu available in the bar and on the patio
Tuesday - Saturday 5:30-8:30 Dinner. Tuesday - Saturday 4:30-5:30 happy hour.

Cross Street:
Penstemon Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(970) 496-4161

Website:
http://www.keystoneresort.com/diningdetail/Key+-+Keystone+Ranch.axd

Catering:
Weddings, group events, meeting space

Parking Details:
The Keystone Ranch offers complimentary valet service in addition to shuttle service in Keystone and the immediate surrounding area.

Executive Chef:
Steven Vlass

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Keystone Ranch Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.8

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4.9

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4.3

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Hard to find. Map apps did not find the place.
If I had not been there before we would not have made it. Food was all beautiful but both entrees were underdone. We complained and they corrected it. Delicious desserts including a great soufflé. They gave us a slight discount without asking but I must say considering the prices and dislocation involved in the meal nowhere near enough.
Very nice waitress.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a great time. It has been 15 years since we have been here last and this experience was better than before. It was great to see they have moved to an ala carte experience and Scott Smith, Dining Room Manager, and Chef Vincent Damato, NEW and AMAZING EXECUTIVE CHEF, knocked it out of the park. Our service was impeccable and the food was some of the best I have had in 15+ years in the restaurant business. Thanks again for a memorable experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great mushroom soup, salad and entree . However the desert was only so-so. I think the pastry chef just left.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Impeccable service by Brandon, excellent food (thanks, Chef!) and a great time was had by all. They really understand customer service and they work very hard to ensure each guest's needs are met.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Good, but not great. I chef's sauces need work ... Bernaise was watery and cold, the chef's special "gastrique" sauce was way too sweet. Other than that, all entrees and appetizer were good. Atmosphere is special.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had a wonderful experience; our server, Brandon, took excellent care of us and everyone's meal was fantastic!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Incredible food! Great service. Will be back next time I'm in town!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Amazing food and service. One of the best meals we ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We celebrated a birthday at Keystone Ranch. All of the waitstaff were amazing. They offered us a celebratory glass of champagne when we arrived and then let us work our way through the evening at our own pace. I couldn't decide whether to have the Mushroom bisque with a steak or the Gumbo which was the fresh catch. I opted for the bisque and steak and was very pleased with my selection. Much to my surprise, following dinner as we were moving the the living room for dessert, our waiter Brandon introduced us to the chef. The chef gave me a large container of the gumbo that I had also wanted and then kindly told me how to reheat it. This was a wonderful dining experience. Keystone Ranch is our new favorite place in Summit County.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We decided to try this restaurant again after a not-so-good experience several years ago when they only offered game. It was a wonderful experience from PJ as the bartender in the bar for a pre-dinner drink, to our darling waitress, Ashton. One of our meals came out cold but was quickly remedied and was delicious. I had read prior reviews that the food was salty and I must agree, but it was not overly so and I happen to like a touch of salt. We had our dessert (not so great) and coffee in the charming living room. Overall, it was the perfect place to celebrate the occasion. Ambiance like none other!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This was our second visit during this trip if that tells you anything. The food is consistently good with a variety for all tastes. John takes great care of us whenever we're in. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

All the years coming to Keystone and I'd never been to the Ranch before. How could that be? Cannot beat the views or ambiance. Menu is filled with incredibly well prepared Colorado sourced items. Retiring to the "living room" for dessert is an extra treat. Incredible experience from start to finish including the Cabernet Franc with dinner. Don't miss the Ranch when in Summit County.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

What a hidden gem this place is! Certainly off the beaten path but worth the lovely drive up here. Scott, Katrina and the entire team always take great care of us and the food is consistently very good. Make your reservation earlier in the evening so you can enjoy the beautiful views.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 28, 2017

New chef Vinny is making a huge difference at the Ranch that had previously gotten a little tired. Scratch kitchen makes a big difference. Something for everyone... both the surf & turf crowd after golf, and the foodie folks looking for something inventive and gorgeous. He is even doing breakfast and lunch during the summer months. The Ranch has a new life. I've been going there since the mid-80's, and it has gone through phases... now with a lift of fresh energy in the kitchen.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My husband decided to get wedding photos taken here before sitting down for dinner. The wait staff was awesome. Ashton went above and beyond to make our dinner amazing on our special day. Overall wonderful experience! Oh, and our wedding cake was DELICIOUS!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

My second visit with friends. The prices may be on the higher end just a bit more than Breck prices but you get much better quality food here. It would be hard to disappoint here. Tuna app was absolutely delish although small, not meant to share. Lobster ceviche was tasty. The *huge* and tender ribeye steaks and sauces were fantastic. My friends Strip was more tender and larger than your average strip too, he licked the plate clean! Accidental oversalt on the risotto, as a salt-lover I didnt mind too much, the brussel sprout side made up for it sauteed sofltly in a very light cream sauce. Martinis are always great, service excellent as usual! Dessert togo (a dense chocolate layer cake) is delish even 2 days later for lunch :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic, Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 27, 2017

New chef in June 2017. Rocking it!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 27, 2017

It was a wonderful evening event with friends. The service was excellent. We were able to have a leisurely meal and enjoy the views. Thank you.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great new menu, beautiful setting, superb service. We brought guests who absolutely loved the meal and the ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

We came here to celebrate our 60th birthday. We had a spectacular dinner with exceptional service by our waitress as well as the rest of the staff there. The view outside during dinner was the best ever.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Beautiful views, amazing food and great service!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 19, 2017

It had been awhile since our last visit and we were pleasantly surprised by the new chef and ala carte menu. While featuring steaks there's something for everyone here including a veggie stack for your vegetarian . Longtime waiter John was attentive as usual. We will not wait so long before our next visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The ambience, service and setting in the mountains were great, but my sirloin steak was served cold and couldn't be cut with the provided steak knife. A tenderloin steak was substituted and it was satisfactory. The sides were salted too heavily and inedible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Not worth it. Not worth it. Not worth it. Not worth it. Not worth it b

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Locals trying the new chef and menu. Seafood trio of crab was just OK . Should have ordered the steak menu...next time. Seafood in the mountains is always a gamble! Apps were great but wine list a little pricier than last visit. Wish the new chef good luck.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The bread and butter were the best part of the meal. The soups were loaded with salt and the entrees were even saltier. The new chef obviously doesn't know how to cook if he has to salt the food to the point that your tongue burns! We overheard another table complain that their food was too salty as well! Dessert (cake) was super dry and tasted like it sat uncovered in a fridge for hours, drying out and hardened. Our server was pleasant. The view from the main restaurant is very pretty. They take you to another room for your dessert, which is a nice touch, however, this room was disheveled, sloppy, worn down and plain ugly. It wasn't the sweet ending they were trying to accomplish. Prices are very high for poor quality offerings. My advice is to have only drinks or bar food at this place. Go to Ski Tip Lodge for a true dining experience - it's beyond perfect there!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 13, 2017

This is a first class restaurant with prices to match but very well worth what it costs. The food is excellent as is the service and scenery. There is also a deep wine list along with a knowledgable and friendly sommelier. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Our service was just right, not too much interaction but it didn't feel like we were being ignored. The food was seasoned perfectly, arrived at our table hot and ready to eat. It was an incredibly rich meal so neither of us could finish it but we enjoyed every bite. The atmosphere and coziness of the living room after dinner really made our night.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We had a very nice dining experience and the food was real good too. Scott was very understanding with our request to move back our reservation. Christina, our server, went well beyond our expectations accommodating the likes and dislikes of our small grandson as well as the dietary restrictions of our daughter and son-in-law. Scott and Christina read our needs very well and made very sure we were comfortable. The Woodford Reserve old fashion and very drinkable Pinot Noir helped too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Our experience at Keystone Ranch was definitely mixed.
On the good side the restaurant itself was very nice, with upscale Colorado-rustic decor and fine views out over the golf course. The option to have dessert and coffee in the "living room" instead of at the table was a nice touch (similar to the Ski Tip Lodge, another Keystone restaurant). Generally the menu was creative and the food was beautifully presented and very tasty for the most part. Although our dinner was expensive overall, the prices seemed pretty fair.
On the not-so-good side there were a number of small and large things that added up to an overall disappointment: There was no salt or pepper on the table, which is a pet peeve of mine; if everything had been perfectly seasoned it would not have been an issue, but my mushroom soup was a bit bland and could have used a bit of both, and the salad could have used some pepper (fresh ground would have been nice, but that was not offered either). More importantly, my steak, which I ordered medium rare, arrived extremely rare, and after being taken back to be re-fired, it then came out in two pieces and well-done. The charge was taken off the bill even though I didn't request it, which was a plus, but obviously someone in the kitchen wasn't paying attention and it put a definite damper on the main part of the meal.
Finally, our service definitely fell short; perhaps our server was new, but beyond saying the daily specials she didn't have anything to add to the menu (in contrast, we overheard the server at the next table giving a nice explanation of some of the unfamiliar dishes, such as halibut cheeks, which we had never heard of and would not have tried otherwise - they were delicious). My wife's order came with the wrong side dish, which was either a kitchen mixup or a server error and which the server should have caught either way.
On balance, we are glad we tried the restaurant, but it did not live up to our expectations and we will not be back.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Shared a delightful meal at Keystone Ranch with my wife, celebrating our 20th. Food was outstanding and the service (Sarah was our server) was warm and attentive. The feel of the place contributed to a memorable evening together. Chocolate cake and decaf by the fireplace was a wonderful meal topper. As a vegetarian I was more than pleased by my food, though the choices were limited. My wife had a steak and thought it was quite nice. We are not usually ones for fine dining, but are both pleased to have made the choice to dine at Keystone Ranch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Excellent food, great drinks, & priceless views! Chef came out to greet each guest before the meal & after to see how the meal was. Would recommend to everyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Food was very good. Would like to see more variety in entrees.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Arrived 15 minutes early for our 5:30 reservation, Scott the manager (zero personal skills) made my 93 & 91 yr old parents, who do not walk very well, sit on a hard bench in the lobby until exactly 5:30 to seat us at our table. Scott was not impressed that we were celebrating my parents 70th anniversary saying "eh, we've had high numbers in here before". Sounded as though he was being inconvenienced. Despite the poor reception, our server Ashton, the food, the ambience and even the fellow patrons were outstanding.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 5, 2017

I loved the location and mountain views. The service was perfect. The salad and bread were very good. When the main course came, I was expecting a tender, juicy Prime quality steak. My steak was overcooked, dry and without seasoning. The mashed potatoes also lacked flavor. Very disappointing. We may try one more time but will probably order something other than steaks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The Ranch is a wonderful place in Keystone, Colorado. The food is terrific and the service is impeccable. The view from the dining room of the mountain and the countryside is inspiring. Everything we had was fresh, well prepared and delicious. We would highly recommend it. To any one looking for a great expereince.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

special touches and the smallest of details for truly top-notch quality foods and tastes. a culinary delight in the Summit County region. kudos to servers and to chef!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Absolutely stellar in every aspect for a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Stellar dining experience. Unparalleled views, timeless ambiance, exquisite food, and skilled service. Perfect 25th Anniversary dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Love this Restaurant. Unique and beautiful environment plus gourmet food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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