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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
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.
We had a reservation but were sat in the bar right next to the in/out door for the kitchen (probably the worst table in the place) Our creative cocktails were beautiful and delicious. The lobster toast was amazing. I ordered a medium rare steak that was overcooked and even burnt a bit as well as bland. The service was alright, but no one asked how our food was...
The restaurant was doing $20.17 entrees, so it was extremely busy. So busy that we were crowded into a corner table that was very awkward for the servers, they forgot a sauce on an entree, and they charged $6.00 for bread. The wine was excellent, the service was nominal, the food was good. I'm very turned off by them charging for bread now and probably won't go back. There are too many other choices.
Thank you again for giving us a wonderful anniversary dinner. This was our third time celebrating our anniversary with you. I appreciate that your chef accommodates my food allergies (gluten, dairy, soy, and fructose). The salmon pork belly entree is the best!! Our waiter, Bob, has helped us for the last two years and he’s great. One suggestion - offering a gluten free bread before the meal would be fantastic! See you next year!
We were there during restaurant week and the entrees were all 20.17 and the entree choices were all superb. I had venison and my wife had Halibut, both meals were served with a cranberry sauce which was delicious. Our waiter, BOB, was exceptional.
We were slightly disappointed with their offer of 25% off wines. Most wines were in the $200 range
La Tour is one of the best restaurants in Vail! Our waiter Bob (or Todd I forgot) was great! The sommelier Kai did an awesome job of recommending two delicious wines for us. The chicken paillard is always awesome there. Highly recommend La Tour and will be back!
I always dine alone and service is sub par. The food was very good, the waiter umm before or after he told me the beer I ordered was non alcoholic. Then didn't offer a second glass till my food was almost gone. My reservation was at 9:30 and it was so loud.
We've eaten here before and always have had a wonderful experience. This time, it took the kitchen 1 hours 45 minutes to bring our meals, which by then were unappealing. BTW, the restaurant was not at all crowded. Well over an hour into our seating, we notified the manager of our displeasure , and after apologizing non-stop, he promised to learn the reason for the delay, and would report back to us. After another 30 minute wait and not having seen him at all, we started to leave. Right then, the waiters brought the meals, so we stayed, but didn't enjoy them as we should have. The restaurant comp'd our entrees, which was very nice, but we would have preferred paying full price and ultimately enjoyed the experience the way we expected. The waiter was very apologetic, and because he had no part in the kitchen's failure, we tipped him accordingly, but management really handled their problem unprofessionally and unsatisfactorily. From now on, we have other options for fine dining in the Valley.
They changed the menu and the current one is not that good. I had the lamb and cheese appetizer which was horrible and too salty. And I also had the grilled foie gras, which is not for everybody, as it is very oily. I liked it, but the portion was minuscule. My husband had the Grilled Venison Medallions, which were good, but again the portion was tiny. My daughter had Mac and cheese and it was not good at all. And the chocolate mousse dessert was mediocre as well. Overall disappointed with this dinning experience. I was expecting more from a French cuisine restaurant. It is expensive too and the quality does not justify the price.
This is my favorite restaurant in Vail, and this time I shared it with two visitors. You can tell a lot about a restaurant by the bread they serve, and we all agreed the bread here was fabulous. I had my favorite entree, the Chicken Paillard, and finished with a delicious creme brûlée.
La Tour, touted as the most romantic and best French restaurant in Vail, certainly lived up to its reputation. With both indoor and outdoor dining this restaurant is a must! We dined for lunch - my husband enjoyed the cast iron burger topped with caramelized onions and prepared properly; I had the steak salad, also delicious. The wine list is extensive and well-priced - half bottles are particularly nice at lunchtime.
Our excellent waiter, Charles, saved the day. We were seated next to a table for 10. We asked to be moved & he found us a quiet table in another room. We were celebrating our anniversary and he surprised us with a delicious dessert. The food was very good and he was very attentive. Made for an enjoyable evening.
We were quite early for our reservation but they were able to seat us right away. The mimosas and appetizer madelines were good, but it was literally 60 minutes from the time we were sat and the time the food arrived. The hollandaise on the Eggs Benedicts was foamy, the potatoes barely cooked, and everything had condensation bubbles on it. The meal was awful and we didn't eat it. The worst part was that several tables were served their food right after ours and everything looked fine. The manager was apologetic but we left hungry and disappointed. Fortunately, there is a lovely brunch at Vintage, just a short walk away.
I was a little dissapointed for it having close to 5 stars. The BBQ oysters were good, so was the lamp app, but nothing amazinfg. My salmon was cooked more than medium and the Brussels sprouts were very tough. Service was nice but almost too fast. For ordering 2 apps, 2 entrees and one desert we were done within an hour. The creme brûlée tasted way too much like alcohol. They do flame it, however the after taste is not pleasant.
My friend and I had high hopes for La Tour since we'd both identified it independently as one of our 'must eat there' options in Vail. While there were some good things about our evening at La Tour, I'm sorry to say that we were both disappointed in the restaurant.
We started our evening with cocktails, and they were creative and tasty. They weren't cheap, but it's Vail, so we weren't expecting them to be. We tried the Porch Pounder and the Remedy, and both were yummy. The waiter and sommelier recommended a bottle of wine that we enjoyed with our dinner, so on the libations front, La Tour didn't disappoint.
When we moved to food, La Tour mostly let us down. I say 'mostly' because I'll start by saying that the Lobster Toast was so wonderful that I dreamed about having more of it later that night. I'm not kidding, I had a dream about it. Fresh lobster wrapped in avocado was tasty, and the portion was generous enough for two of us to enjoy it as our appetizer. If we'd stopped at cocktails and our app, I'd be writing a different review and rating this restaurant differently. Unfortunately, we also ordered entrees. I opted for salmon, and my companion had the venison medallions. We found both to be unimpressive, bland (and I tend to find most things spicy), and uninspired. I kept searching for interesting flavor or something noteworthy in my salmon, and I never found it. My friend had almost the same review of his venison. The dishes had little flavor, and the side items suffered from the same problem. Nothing was bad - it was all edible - but I left wishing I hadn't wasted the money, time, and calories to eat it.
We spent 4 days in the Vail/Beaver Creek area, and La Tour was the only restaurant we found disappointing and said we had no desire to revisit.
We dined at LaTour after a Bravo concert. We were apprehensive given some poor reviews here. We could not have been more pleased. Our waiter, Ross, was pleasant and attentive. He even "comped" my wife a glass of Pinot Grigio for a Rose she could not abide. She had the halibut and I the Dover sole. Both were scrumptious. The dining room was full, but not noisy and our service was prompt. We will definitely return.
We came to La Tour for an anniversary dinner and were very impressed with our server, Colin. Colin was pleasant and super knowledgeable. Our food was good, but overpriced.
PSA - make sure you do not park in the Solaris parking lot. There is a free lot (in summer) just down the street.
My girlfriend and I made reservations for a Monday night Birthday dinner while on vacation in Vail.
The positives: We chose the Chef's tasting menu and wine pairing. 5 courses, all of which were innovative and delicious. Our server Garrett was attentive and affable. I was very pleased with the quality and creativity of the food, the wine pairings were very good, and overall we enjoyed our meal very much.
1. Coconut gasapcho with lobster
2. Corn arancini
3. Sea Bass with glazed carrots
4. Colorado Lamb Chop
5. Cherry Clafoutis
3 and 5 were the stars of the meal. My lamb chop was also excellent, although my girlfriend's was somewhat overcooked.
The negatives: The hostess attempted to seat us at a tiny corner table squeezed in next to an animated party of 6 while there were several other tables available. She was happy to oblige us moving to a different table on the patio, but it felt like getting off on the wrong foot. The only other complaint I have is that the portion sizes were enormous for a tasting menu. By the middle of the second course my date and I were trying to decide how much of each course to leave on the plate in order to save room for the rest of the meal. After the third course was a full striped bass filet for each of us on top of a mound of carrots, I mentioned it to the waiter who was sympathetic, although courses 4 and 5 were in no way diminished in size. Simply put, it was a lot of work to get through a meal of this size. For the price of the meal it felt a little wasteful to leave so much on our plates.
Would absolutely recommend this as a great place for a special occasion meal.
This time, not so great. We always have Sunday brunch at La Tour when visiting Vail. And it has always been wonderful. We were seated at a lousy outside table and when we asked if we could sit at a different table, we were told that the hostess has us at this table. The outside area was empty and while dining it did not fill so I have no idea why we could not have moved. The server was very unsure about everything from what type of tea to not remembering to check on things. Potatoes were undercooked and overall just not a good experience this time.
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