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:

Tuesday- Saturday 4:30-5:30pm Apres menu and drink specials available in the bar
Tuesday - Saturday 5:30-8:30 Dinner
closed Sunday and Monday

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/explore-the-resort/during-your-stay/dining/keystone-ranch.aspx

Catering:
Weddings, group events, meeting space

Executive Chef:
Vincent D'Amato

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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4.6

Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (10)
Scenic View (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. We were a large group of 13 people, and they had a separate room for us, with great service, outstanding food and timings. Best experience in Keystone. Highly recommended!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Incredible ambiance and delicious food! Ask about the fireplace I the original portion of the building. Highly recommend the soufflé! Mike was an amazing waiter!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Keystone Ranch restaurant exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The food was exceptional and the service was outstanding. Our Valentines dinner celebration was made special by the setting and romantic dessert room that surrounded the most incredible fireplace.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day - what a wonderful treat, from our initial drink at the bar through to dessert in the living room. This is not a meal, it’s an experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic dinner

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, this place was delicious! They were very accommodating when we requested a different table due to accessibility issues. You will not be disappointed with the food or the service. It is excellent! Sitting next to the fireplace during dessert is especially cozy & romantic.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic restaurant. Only comment is the restaurant seemed understaffed; the wait staff did their best (and were great) but they were literally running at times to keep up with everything...which seemed a little out of place for an upscale restaurant. That said, we will absolutely return in the future.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our first visit to the Keystone Ranch Restaurant. It was my husband's birthday, so I made a reservation for the entire family. The place was so nice and had interesting decor. The service was great and the food was amazing! They even take you into the original cabin for dessert. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Staff so nice and welcoming. The space is perfect for an easterner like me. Loved the fireplace room.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

An excellent choice for great food at the Keystone resort.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year's Eve. We usually go to Ski Tip Lodge, but I forgot to finalize the reservation and got stuck going here. Unfortunately, it paled in comparison. The food was all precooked- my soup was cold, my bouillabaisse was cold, and my desserts tasted like they'd been sitting out and prepared for a while- souffle should be made and served immediately- it had definitely been sitting under a heat lamp. All in all- my favorite things were the salad and the smoked salmon appetizers, but for the price tag do yourself a favor and go elsewhere- there are plenty of other mediocre restaurants you can go to with way better people watching and way better service. Our server was extremely inattentive- didn't ask us for our drink order until we were on our third course- didn't offer to do anything to compensate for my uneaten dishes she was picking up- no apology, nothing. Very unprofessional.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was great and employees were very friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent in every way. Very accommodating to family and children which we appreciated so much. Kudos to Food and Service! Always at the top of our must go to restaurants!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of the more unique settings I’ve ever dined. We walked in thinking it’s a dud, but the menu quickly dispelled those theories. After dinner dessert in the living room was incredible. Really cool fireplace with an elk over the mantle. Top notch all around.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Serendipity! Although it was challenging to locate the restaurant, we were rewarded with a very special experience. Brandon, our server, contributed to a memorable evening, and the rib-eye was among the best I've ever had. I would rate this restaurant as truly exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The ambiance at the Ranch is hard to beat. If you like cozy log cabins, this is a great place to be. It is a golf club by day and restaurant by night so you are situated right on the course in Keystone. The valet drivers to the wait staff were all very attentive and helpful. We were disappointed in the food. We both ordered the special (Tuna served over a curry lentil base with purple potatoes). The tuna was sold to us as sushi grade but was far from it - we both found it to be tough. The curry lentils had some heat to them but were otherwise flavorless. We ordered an oatmeal cookie dessert and the edges of the cookie were so hard that it almost shot off our plate when we tried to use our spoons to break it up. The drinks were great and the atmosphere is really amazing, especially around the holidays. At this price point I would expect the food to be exceptional, but it definitely fell short.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Absolutely appalling service for an establishment that hails itself as a top dining destination. After being seated, our party was left unattended for more than 20 minutes. When we attempted repeatedly to get the attention of a bus person to find our server, she simply stared back at us without any acknowledgement and walked away. We were about to leave when the parking valet of all people, approached our table and offered to get us drinks. When a server did finally approach, she apologized rather insincerely and made us feel unwelcome throughout the rest of the evening - avoiding us further instead of trying to overcome the initial neglect. We had extremely slow service throughout the evening with our plates left uncleared for more than 30 minutes after finishing our meals. The food was decent, but steaks undercooked. We didn’t complain as we had already waited over 90 minutes for them. It’s clear that this place is poorly managed. The servers, busers, and managers interests are not aligned which was readily apparent since we had so much time to observe them while we sat neglected. You could see and feel the friction between them. Your poor chef was let down spectacularly by the front of the house. FYI - comp’d drinks are no substitute for a personal apology from the manager who was MIA after checking us in. The only employee who showed superior customer service was the parking valet. Icing on the cake - we had to retrieve our own coats as the coat check person was missing. As Epic season pass holders for many years, we will be reassessing both our skiing and dining options going forward and vote with our dollars. Vail Associates owns this restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Was absolutely amazing! Was by far the best steak I’ve ever had! They also have their own shuttle service. Picked us up and dropped us off at our condo. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great ambiance, excellent food, great waitstaff, and perfect portions. The lodge living room for dessert was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This isn't the easiest spot to find on a dark winter night, but it was worth it once we arrived. In fairness, they also offer free transportation to/from Keystone, but we thought we'd be ok on our own. I'd recommend using their service, even if you're familiar with the area. The food was really good. Only complaint was the escargot, which were a bit bland and not prepared as advertised. But the rest of the meal was excellent, the service was attentive but not overbearing, and the setting was warm and cozy - a not-too-rustic log cabin feel. The best meal I've had in Summit County - and I've been several places.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Exceptional Service. Great Food. Thanks to Sarah for making our Christmas Dinner a great one.

Picking up our party in the bad weather really helped us out!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Eat there twice a year. Small problem this trip with the soup. We love the barley soup. I think my wife received a half portion and it seemed less hardy than previous trips. Told our waitress who said they would not charge us the $10 for it. They charged us anyway....most likely because they were busy. The steak was excellent and so we didn’t want to point out the mistake on the bill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Easy going restaurant pick up and drop off if needed very good food had our christmas dinner here while on vacation very France..

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went here for my 30th birthday dinner. The drive was difficult as google maps attempted to lead us through a fire emergency road which is blocked this time of year. It seemed like we were not the only ones having a difficult time getting to the restaurant as I overheard the host giving directions to a customer who was lost over the phone.

The ambiance is ok, nothing special, it was Christmas Eve night and I had expected a better ambiance than what we observed.

The service was good, very attentive servers.

The dinner choices were slim as there was a 5 course Christmas Eve special taking over half of the menu.

Food was delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was a great Christmas Eve dinner had the 5 course meal was amazing !

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Tried Christmas Eve Dinner as locals. The usual impeccable service was nonexistent that night although they were NOT super busy.....had to ask twice for bread, wrong bill, non attentive. My tenderloin(rare) at $52 was cooked perfectly, but an inferior cut with fat and gristle for 1/2 of the cut. My wife’s fish was fine, although overcooked . Usually ordering steaks here is the best bet. If you can get a res stick with the Ski Tip Lodge rather than the Ranch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Management allowed children to run through the restaurant and a baby to cry continuously.

Otherwise the service and food was great, as usual.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My husband usually jokes around that I always find something to complain about, but our experience at the Keystone ranch was outstanding. there are a few things I usually pay attention to:
1- The service- Our waiter was very knowledgeable, he was able to go into details about the ingredients in our meal, the history of the unique building and restaurant and make some small talk with us. He was very nice, and professional.
2- The food - the food was cooked to perfection with unique surprising flavors, very nice plating as well. Do not skip dessert! you are in for a treat, but flavor and experience wise...
3- Atmosphere, authenticity, and design- The building is very unique, ask your server about the history of it around dessert time.

overall: we had a great time, it was not cheap but we were glad to spend the money on this wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a nice time - the ambiance in the restaurant is beautiful and it was decorated for the holidays, which added to the occasion. However, there were several screaming kids - I get that it is the holidays, but when you make the effort to go out for a grown up evening and others are letting their kids run around like crazy, it is a bit disappointing. Not the restaurant's fault, and I know it is the holidays, etc etc etc...but it did take away from our enjoyment of the evening. 3 out of 4 meals were great, and one was ok (the rib eye). The service was stellar. We will be back, but will make sure our reservations are LATE in the evening!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We went for our “Christmas” dinner/ birthday dinner for my husband over Christmas weekend. I want to say the service was exceptional. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made wonderful suggestions. I had the buffalo tenderloin and would like to say it was FANTASTIC. With that being said I can not say I would recommend the rib eye. My husband ordered it and was very disappointed. He ordered it medium yet it was still slightly tough and just lacked any real flavor. I didn’t feel it was $50+ good. It wasn’t bad just not anything to write home about. He actually ended up eating almost half my tenderloin because mine was so good. As for dessert it was good but I honestly was expecting something a little better. Had the chocolate bomb per recommendation and although it was good I felt like the pepper was a little unbalanced. Wish I would have went with the soufflé. The kids meal was great and my son really enjoyed it. Service was prompt without being rushed. All in all it was a great night and we enjoyed ourselves.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food and service. A bit pricy but well worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was our 3rd experience at Keystone Ranch. Each time has been better than the previous , they have all been great and we are looking forward to going back. I'm a single father of two little ladies and this is my 8 year old daughters favorite place to visit when we are skiing and celebrating her younger sister's birthday. So they both win! I have always found the staff to be very knowledgeable,attentive and give wonderful service. Food was excellent and prepared perfectly!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Keystone Ranch is a really special place. The historic building and setting contribute to its unique charm. The service was great and the whole experience was excellent. My only complaint is that, while the menu was full of mouth watering flavors, to our taste, the food was way over-salted. The brininess overshadowed the promise of the special flavors the chef created.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wonderful staff and food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fantastic meal, great service, historic building. The attention to detail in food presentation and taste was about the best I've ever experienced.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great service, food and ambiance. I wish they had more than one vegan option on the menu.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Meal - not worth the price. The "Thanksgiving Special" was 35.00 which was so small even the kids went home and ate a sandwich. The only vegetarian option was a mix of 3 grilled vegetables. The appetizer, gnocchi, was dry and bland. They have a new chef and we were not impressed. That being said the staff worked very hard that evening and more than deserved the 25% tip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very impressive, love the food, It was spectacular....the feel was wonderful....love the bring drinks and desert and relax in the "living room" really special....the chef is amazing......our waiter was wonderful and we had a day early Thanksgiving to accommodate our daughter in college and spend time with our family before my husband deploys....they did an amazing job

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 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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