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About La Tour
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."
Vail, CO 81657
Contemporary French / American, French American, Seafood
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
Village Center Rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering availability is limited depending on time of year and size of group. Restricted to small dinner parties at private homes with kitchen facilities.
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.
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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.
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.
La Tour Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant was overwhelmed and understaffed by pourly trained servers.
Wine arrived after entrees. Couldn’t communicate with our server. Fish made my wife sick that evening, my steak was tough as cardboard.
Not worth the price, total disappointment, living on its past reputation.
I will never go back
Every time we're in Vail, we make a point of eating at La Tour - it never disappoints! Had the Hibachi oysters and the Oscar Filet - cooked to perfection.... most places cannot 'get' medium rare on the rare side, yet La Tour hit it perfectly! Excellent wine list, too!
The soups. He was running the kitchen; what a disaster !
Foie bras with Salas like flavors
Ravioli needed another 5 minutes do aldente cooking
Sole menieure that was fired, swimming in butter and totally inedible
Boiled potatoe that we’re the cousin god the ravioli in cooking
Deserted lt frozen but dry
The matter D apologized and give us credit but is this what anyone wants going to a French Resto in Vail?
Disappointing food, so-so service. Salad was overdressed (oily) and under-seasoned (oily). Love la Brea bread (at an additional $6), but slightly stale (pre-sliced?). Beautiful Dover sole was over-cooked and tough at the edges (Tough!! It's SOLE, one of the most tender fish filets on earth). Last meal we had there was exceptionally nice and in the past La tour has been a bit up-and-down. Brought out-of-towners, so it was especially disappointing. Service was good, not great, not attentive and took plates early (like bread plates, just after someone else asked if we would like more bread and we reordered). On a positive note, LOVE the art on the tables and ambiance.
Is this the best restaurant in Vail? It's a contest in our minds between Sweet Basil and La Tour, but we love La Tour best. Who would expect to have tuna poke and Dover sole this great so far from the ocean? But these and other dishes are first rate. It's a lovely restaurant with very good service.
We’ve been going to LaTour for about a decade as part of our annual family ski trip. It continues to hold up well in the stiff Vail competition. Black cod with Truffles was loaded with Truffles, the Lamb chop perfectly cooked, and lobster appetizer was scrumptious. We’ll be back next year!
Had a fabulous experience at La Tour for our 5 year wedding anniversary dinner. The food was wonderful. We had the grilled oysters, French onion soup, beet salad, cod and dover sole. All were absolutely wonderful. The entire staff was very friendly. Highly recommend La Tour!
Ordered $200 Caviar appetizer, took a while to get to the table but shortly after it arrived my Beet Salad and Main Entree arrived all at once! The Dover Sole was some rolled fish concoction that was tough and nothing like any Dover Sole I every had! All in all, very disappointing!
Good, but not great food. Server had a difficult time keeping up with our table, which led to self-service of a very nice bottle of wine, for example. This restaurant was worth checking out, but doesn't offer desserts that are up to the rest of the food, and service that is perfunctory, at best. Christmas special? Didn't exist. There are far better choices in Vail at the same, or lower price points. Restaurant could have made Christmas dining special--but they didn't even try.
Reservation at 6:30, not seated by 7:30, took table in bar. The waitress had limited English, unable to comprehend order, some items not served. One of main dishes (sole) was not up to par, other two were very good. Overall seating issue and order taking was not adequate. Very expensive meal that did not meet expectations.
Mediocre is a generous description of La Tour. $450 for 4 people. Poor food and bad service. We’ll never go back. We ate here on Christmas Day, as we have in the past. We were incredibly disappointed in the food and service. I ordered the ceviche, which comprised of 6 clams in the shells and a bunch of cut up peppers in the bottom of a bowl, served with rice crackers that you buy at Whole Foods. I also ordered the lamb chops, which were of the poorest quality — despite being “9 oz”, half was fat — plus they were over cooked as half the order came out blackened. My family had similar issues with their dishes. We did feel bad for the server, as they were completely understaffed. There was one person covering 6 tables — drinks, ordering, serving, clearing - just bad service. We also had a rude hostess — we asked for a table in the back and were told “you get what you get.” Wow - what a bad and overpriced experience. Oh, and they gave us cheap paper napkins.
Black cod was absolutely delicious -best thing on the menu. Beet salad had undercooked beets, escargot was bland, tuna poke was overpowered by the smoke. Service started out great, but we had to repeatedly ask for water which never seemed to appear. Granted, it was very crowded with the holiday crowd, but there were many runners and bus staff that could have easily filled our waters. Also our waiter accidentally dropped a butter knife which hit my neck and bounced into the table. It wouldn’t have been a big deal except he just laughed and said good thing it wasn’t a plateful of food or some comment to that effect. Disappointed.
We were celebrating our Anniversary. We bought our own drinks, but we were never offered Champagne toast ?(
Food was not that great. My Lamb was over cooked and very burned on outside (. My son 11yr was charged adult price, instead of lids meal price as what we order from kids menu. It was too expensive when we received bill... Comparing other places in Vail, I would not go here again. I rather go to Elway’s or Launcelot etc....
Sorry to say but your place is over priced, and food is not what we paid for! My suggestion as a businessman, to do better job in all aspects!
I was disappointed in the waiter constantly trying to "up-sell" things, such as trying to get us to add a lobster tail to our entrees by saying the portion of the entree was small, pushing the most expensive wine by the glass, the fact that bread service is extra. When I ordered something that came with lobster in it, which I don't like, the only offer was to substitute crab leg, at an extra charge, rather than offering to add additional shrimp or mussels or clam, which was already in the dish. it just made the whole experience less than elegant. Also did not care for the paella - I probably didn't read the description closely enough, but I am used to paella made with rice, where it has a crispy texture from the skillet and also, doesn't paella usually have some kind of sausage in it? This was soggy vermicelli, and the lobster (which I didn't want anyway) was very tough and chewy.
We had not visited this restaurant for the past two years due to a bad experience we had during a visit during the summer market.
This time we went for dinner and I can now say we will never be returning. The food, service and overall experience were way under standard for the price paid.
We will leave this restaurant for the tourists to enjoy.
Great food & service. Colin was exceptionally attentive. One problem I went into OPen Table the evening before but there were no reservations until 9 PM. In the am the next day there were all sorts of times for reservations. If I had not gone back in, we would have assumed that they were full. Shame for them as the season is starting very slow & as locals we want to support our vendors. Thanks MJ Grace
LaTour is one of our "go to" restaurants every time we're in Vail. We love the usual energy, food, and service. Maybe it was an off evening. Maybe it was the fact that there weren't many people in Vail because only 8 or 9 trails were open. Who knows, but this time may have put LaTour on the naughty list for Christmas and times to come. The escargot, an absolute favorite, was barely warm and the usual bread-worthy garlic butter sauce was thick and pasty. I order meat sparingly at restaurants, but went for it since it was a special evening (every evening in Vail is special!). My steak was overdone and tough. On the plus side, my wife's cod was spectacular! OK, back to the downside, with the usual dim of restaurant clientele missing, a lady at the bar thought that she needed to provide the background noise to create an ambiance. One less drink and two decibels fewer would have provided for a better dining experience.
Wonderful meal and we got to enjoy the $25 entree specials . Unfortunately, it was a bit of a disappointment when we got the bill and there was a surprise $6 charge for the small breadbasket... Normally, bread is complimentary and we certainly would have liked to have been informed of the charge. Seems like a small thing, but.......
Atmosphere was dated. Authentic would have been fine, but for the price point, the place could use some rehab.
Food was good, however my entree was not cooked enough (braised lamb). Potatoes and carrots were tough and the flavors just needed more time. Our friends entrees were good though with no complaints.
Server was nice and well trained. That said, being a picky wine guy, when I ordered a second glass, I was served in the same glass.
Overall I would not go back, knowing how good restaurants like Mountain Standard are.
We had Thanksgiving dinner, as we have for several years. The food this year seemed not up to prior standards. We will go back for the regular menu away from the holiday and see how that compares. We thought the wine list had pared back on moderate priced bottles, leaving a choice of something not so good or stretching for a more expensive option. We thought it lacked mid-range selections.
Food was discounted for off season but I would have enjoyed at regular price. Meat cooked well and cut like butter. Bread was fresh and crispy. Place was full not packed. Atmosphere contemporary. We could not eat dessert. Too full. Service a little slow but competent.
I happened to be in Vail for work and did a quick search of best places to eat and found La Tour. The reviews weren't great but I decided to ignore the nit picky and try it out. I had a small table over in a corner and was seated next to a couple who were very loud so I switched my seat to block out the noise.
My server was very attentive and offered good advice when I asked for feedback on 2 different dishes. All of the entrees were $25 since its off season so the value was great. I ordered the escargot entree and then the bread plate with butter and olives. While the flavor of the escargot was very good, I found the house made cheese on the bread plate to be very bland.
For my entree I ordered the beef tenderloin which was OUT OF THIS WORLD. I am a red meat eater and ordered it medium rare and it was perfect. There was not one morsel left on my plate. My dessert was even better! I ordered the apple-date cake with the whipped cream and bananas foster sauce. If I didn't think it would be rude I would have licked the plate. So good!! Topped all of this off with a nice latte and enjoyed a nice after dinner walk back to my hotel.
I will be back at some point and you can bet I will get the tenderloin!
Great atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive staff. Had a delicious dinner with many options to choose from on menu. Entree was cooked perfectly with nice plate presentation. I had steak which was tender and flavorful. My friends enjoyed seafood and a vegetarian option. Waiter was friendly, accommodating, and enjoyable.
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