La Tour

4.2
1369 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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La Tour Restaurant has been voted the best restaurant in Vail since 2006 by the Vail Daily Readers Poll and is conveniently located in the heart of Vail Village directly across from the west-end of the Vail Village Parking Structure.Chef Paul Ferzacca’s modern French-American cuisine is famous in the Vail dining scene. Utilizing the best organic, natural and sustainable products available, La Tour is known as the restaurant "Where the chefs eat."
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, French American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Happy Hour 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm- 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(970) 476-4403
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Ferzacca
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Catering
Catering availability is limited depending on time of year and size of group. Restricted to small dinner parties at private homes with kitchen facilities.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Village Center Rd
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Parking details
Park in Vail Village Public parking structure. Parking is free after 3pm daily. Park on the far west end of the Vail Village Parking Structure and exit by foot. This exit is named Crossroads. We are located directly across the street from the Crossroads exit.
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Public transit
If you are riding the Vail Bus, please get off at either the Solaris or Bridge Street stops. If your arriving by Eco Transit or hotel shuttles get off at the top level of the Vail Transportation Center and walk down the steps to your right. We are located directly across the street from the West end of the Vail Transportation Center.
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Special events & promotions
From a memorable rehearsal dinner or private party to business meetings with style, La Tour Restaurant provides all the private dining services for your next party. With lively sustainable cuisine from Chef Paul Ferzacca, our outstanding food makes your next event deliciously distinctive.

Our highly experienced team will gladly work with you to create a menu customized to your event.

La Tour consists of four distinct dining areas. Each may be reserved individually or in any combination and seat up to 12, 27, 36 or 40 people.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

La Tour Restaurant is known as "Where the chefs eat." Sure to impress with award-winning Chef Paul Ferzacca's contemporary French-American Cuisine, inspired by the seasons in a restaurant that excites the senses in an elegant and vibrant ambiance. La Tour can accommodate up to 110 people.

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4.1
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3.8
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food despite jerk waiter. You can do much better in Vai

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food and cocktails were excellent. Great service. I would definitely recommend it!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I have become a La Tour regular over the past couple of years. We dine there often; it is not inexpensive, but the food is outstanding. French, but innovative - their Lobster Bisque is the best I've ever had, made the true, traditional French way. Kai Guerin, their sommelier, is outstanding - young, vibrant, creative, and has pulled together a wine list that is comprehensive and interesting. Their patio is lovely; come in to share apps and a glass of wine (try the Colombard) or for a foodie dinner of several courses. We also had La Tour host a wine dinner for us with items not on the menu. I cannot convey how amazing this dinner was. One of the best ever!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant is one of my favorites in Vail. The service was impeccable from the moment we walked in. Then we were wowed by their cocktails and amazing fresh butter (always my favorite!) All the dishes we ordered were outstanding. You can’t go wrong with any choices.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

It was a wonderful birthday dinner for my boyfriend, the food was excellent. The service was wonderful as well and the staff really did make his birthday special.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

A perfect brunch meal for Fathers Day.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We love Sunday brunch at La Tour! The Bananas foster french toast and eggs benedict are scrumptious! Grab a table on the porch for “people watching” during the Vail Market. Sunday brunch at La Tour has been a family favorite for years! We highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Our Anniversary, greeted us upon arrival and acknowledged, but that is where it ended.
Service was mediocre, at best. Nothing about the food was memorable. Room was very stuffy, I guess not willing to put air on when the front of the restaurant was open air.
So many good options in the area, absolutely no reason to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Everything we've ever eaten at La Tour, from cuisine to craft cocktails, has been fantastic. This visit, for Sunday brunch, was no exception. The lobster vol au vent was absolutely amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was very good. I had the paella and was great though made with vermicelli instead of rice. The desserts were excellent especially the Madeline's and lemon curd. The wait staff was attentive without being overly so. Overall a very nice meal.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at La Tour to celebrate our anniversary. But don't wait for a special occasion to eat at this gem. Everything was perfect from the first glass of wine to the awesome dessert. We had three different entrees and each was very tasty. You will not leave this restaurant thinking you could have made it better.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We waited in an empty restaurant for longer than we should have and service while pleasant was disjointed and detracted from overall value. Food was quite good

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

La Tour is one of the fine dining establishments in Vail and has a long history. We recently visited in part due to the $25/entree special offered during the off season (of note many restaurants throughout the Vail Valley offer off-season specials/incentives to attract diners).

Overall I continue to be l a fan of La Tour however I am slightly disappointed as follows: We ordered a salad (Artisan Greens) to share, excellent, two entrees (Salmon and Black Angus) see below and a dessert (Warm Apple Date), delicious.

The issue is with one of the entrees' my wife's salmon was in our shared opinion overly salted. When my wife mentioned this to the waiter (and her entree was made half -eaten); response "saltiness is due to the brussels sprouts & the pork belly. Fair enough, however from experience brussels sprouts are not naturally salty & pork belly depending how cured, it was a minor issue.

Second is the offer of bread for an additional charge. While not an issue as we both are not one's to indulge in bread & we understand it is the off-season pricing, to charge for bread? Seems penny wise & pound foolish. As I am in the hospitality arena I would have felt better if the comment concerning the saltiness of my wife's dish was not only acknowledged in a concerned rather than excuse manner, personally if I were managing I would have provided the dessert gratis.

I have no ill will against La Tour & will continue to dine there as La Tour is a personal favorite & I suggest to peers, clients & friends. I am well aware of the challenges of operations and cost-control during shoulder season (the curse of being located within a resort community). However based on the above esp. for a fine-dining establishment; while a fan and patron of the restaurant, while the concerns may be minor, in this era of competition for the fine dining spend, may wish to reassess and look at the long-term relationship value versus frugality due to off-season.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Trout was too salty, waiter forgot the appetizer order, but asked if we wanted bread (for a $6.00) charge. Restaurant was running off-season specials, but the quality was lacking.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We have eaten here a number of times so it was a surprise to find the dining experience extremely disappointing. The lobster appetizer was over cooked and the steak rather tough. Even the haricots vert were much too crisp. As for service, our handsome waiter must have spent most of his time looking in the mirror, because he certainly was waiting on our table. It took seemingly forever to get our cocktails. We asked for bread three separate times and it was finally served with the main meal. The restaurant was EMPTY at 9 pm on a Saturday night when we departed. While it is the off season, we hope some significant changes will be made and soon! Otherwise, this staple of Vail won’t remain so for much longer.

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1.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Service was horrible!! It took forever for a server to come to our table. When he finally came, we ordered promptly, including our appetizer. It took over 15 mins to get the bread appetizer (that they charge for). Our entrees took about forty five minutes and two of them were wrong. I will say the food was good. But, then it took over twenty minutes to get the bill and it took three tries before they got it right. Mind you, we were one of two tables when we arrived and only about six tables came in. Our server seemed very out of it. So disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was outstanding! Paella was a great choice with incredible pasta, tomato sauce and seafood.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Every time I visit Vail I go to LaTour. One of my favorite! Always accommodating. They let you dine and food has never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Always a pleasure to be in Vail and dine at LaTour! Consistently great meals.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

La Tour never disappoints. The food and service are always first class.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Wonderful service. Very friendly. Excellent food. Great wine list.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Staff seemed a bit checked out - waitress not super friendly and they actually brought our entrees out before our appetizers - which meant our food probably went under a food lamp. Food was really good - but given the service I can say I will go back.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Just wished that the fireplace that we were sitting in front of was in working order. It was a little chilly, we were by the front door. Otherwise, everything was great!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were quite surprised by a 3 percent undisclosed surcharge added to bill on top of tax. Waiter said that Matsuhisa and Sweet Basil were doing it as well. Not true! Very disappointed about deception. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The staff at La Tour went out of the way to make my wife’s birthday dinner special. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was romantic, and the staff was attentive. Would recommend to anybody looking for a great night out in Vail

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

El manager se portó grosero ,no nos dieron la mesa a tiempo ,y nos dijeron que la comida y va tardar una hora ,porque tenían un grupo muy grande

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

No nos dieron la mesa a tiempo y nos dijeron que el servicio iba tardar entre una hora y una hora y media

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

They called and asked us if we could change our reservation time to 7:45 from our 7:30pm rez. We said ok. We got there and the table was not ready. They said it would just be a minute while they reset it so we had a drink in the bar while we waited. Didn’t come to seat us until 8pm and then started to take us to a completely different table in a different room with loud kids, as we watched them seat someone else at the table they had pointed to as ours when we arrived. We asked to be seated in the room they had originally pointed to so they pulled a 4 top apart (that had been sitting empty since we arrived at 7:45) and sat us there. The shrimp cocktail was shrimp that looked like it came from City Market. Pork chop was good, salmon was ok, nothing special. It was served over brussel sprouts which we didn’t realize and had ordered a side of Brussels sprouts. Would have been helpful if the server had mentioned that one of us was getting brussel sprouts with our dinner and we would have ordered a different vegetable as a a la carte side.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Poor service , we waited more than 30 min between our entree and main course.
Food without taste and flavor. Meet undercooked
Expensive.
It wasn’t my first time at La Tour but it was certainly my last.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Another excellent dinner at La Tour. Started with tasty craft cocktails one with bourbon and another with vodka and grapefruit. The french based restaurant does excellent work with the food presentation and taste. Our group had black cod, lamb and a steak and all were excellent. Our server was excellent as was the bar tender. Higlhy recommend.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Extremely loud due to boisterous and probably drunk table neighbors. Poor attention from waitress.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Have always loved this restaurant, but had bad recent visit. Waitress should work in truck stop, not fine dining restaurant. Expensive 1/2 lb. order of crab legs, far less than 1/2 lb. Very loud, crowded, not relaxing. Hope this can be corrected.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service was great! Quintessa chardonnay was yum! Food was amazing. We were a party of 5 and had to pre-teens with us. They loved the kids menu.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Been going to la tour for as long as I can remember and the food is still high quality. I have to say it seems to have deteriorated a little hence no five stars. On the evening we were there the noise levels were very high. It has always been a noisy restaurant due to the high ceilings and hard surfaces but with a few large tables this night was particularly bad. Other reviewers have commented on the 3% surcharge to cover increased wages and overheads. I cannot for the life of me understand what is going through the owners mind. It is crass, greedy and a nonsense. Like any other business either reduce overhead or put up the prices.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

NIce table by the window, no noise, very tasty food. We found a piece of lobster shell inside one of the madeleines we ordered for dessert and, of course, were not charged for it.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Service was good, not great. The breaded chicken was tasteless, as were the mashed potatoes and asparagus. The tuna appetizer was great. It's like someone is trying to follow a recipe in the kitchen and something is missing. For the price, it was a disappointing dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Average

They need professional servers- service very average .

Paying NYC/ Chicago prices we deserve better service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We enjoyed the variety of menu selections including Cod and Dover Sole, also a prime rib selection and a Paella with Vermicelli instead of rice (Mussels, Clams, Shrimp and lobster). Loved it!
Service was outstanding for our visit.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fabulous food with unique flavors and interesting combinations
Great wines , cool bar , nice art and good service —- our favorite meal in Vail .

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Waitress was inattentive.

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