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About Lancelot Restaurant

Lancelot is Vail's original prime rib house and has been serving the same slow-roasted favorite since 1969. Today, Lancelot offers a delicious array of carefully prepared steaks and seafood in addition to our time honored tradition. Our wine list features selections from around the world, with an emphasis on California and Napa Valley.

Locally owned and operated, we are a small team and strive to treat our customers like family. Serving dinner Monday-Sunday at 5:30p.m. The bar is open at 5:00p.m.

201 East Gore Creek Dr.
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
Happy Hour 4:30pm-6:00p.m. daily
Jazzy Monday's Live Jazz from 6pm till 9pm

Cross Street:
Bridge Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 476-5828

Website:
http://www.lancelotvail.com/

Parking Details:
Town of Vail Public Garage is less then 5min away

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access

Lancelot Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (6)
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Cozy (3)
People Watching (3)
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Authentic (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving meal away from home was awesome

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was our first visit to Lancelot, although we have been frequent visitors to Vail over the past 29 years. We were pleasantly surprised with the variety of fare. This restaurant is known for prime rib, but the menu offered a wide variety of fish, chicken, salads and inspired specials. Service was excellent, considerate and knew when to leave us alone. Additionally, we were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, with its uptown smooth music vibe and enough space between tables that we did not hear other conversations while we talked among ourselves. Very well done, no wonder it is a Vail standard. We will be returning in the future.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food....great service...friendly & attentive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Delicious, creative appetizers & cocktails, succulent prime rib cooked to perfection, excellent service. Went back on a different night and had the bass. It was excellent. Only small criticism I have is the apple streusal I had for dessert. The apples and filling were dry and pasty. After such an excellent dinner, I expected better. But that's a minor thing. Everything else was excellent and that's why I went back a 2nd time.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We have been to Lancelot many times for special occasions, and it has consistently been a good experience in every way: delicious food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Prime rib was good, as always. The noise level in the restaurant was loud and made the meal less pleasureable than it might have been.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We never miss a trip to Lancelot's when we are at Vail. Best prime rib in the valley. Great selection of salads and starters. The King Arthur cut of prime rib and a loaded baked potato will fill the heartiest eater, but save room for dessert--mud pie and delicious apple strudel. Great fun sitting at the front right on top of Gore Creek. We love this place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great experience. Restaurant is situated along the water and has both indoor and outdoor seating options.

House specialty of prime rib was great. Wish there was a larger selection of fine wines..

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We discovered Lancelot's about 30 years ago, and about 20 years ago it became our go-to place for our anniversary. We have never been disappointed. The prime rib and clam chowder and chocolate mousse can't be beat!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

We were in Vail for our wedding anniversary and made a reservation to this pretty upscale restaurant .. Our overall experience was quite good, but there were a few "hiccups".

We made the reservation about 2 weeks before but were offered a table that was perfectly located but was a very small 2 top. I had to bicker a bit with the hostess for a seat at a small but more comfortable 4 top, and was eventually accommodated..

Our server was excellent! Food was also quite good but here is the other hiccup.. My pricey ($35) 10 oz. cut of prime rib was not cooked "medium"-- and the cut itself was not very appealing to look at . In retrospect- I should have sent it back but - It tasted good and I did ok with it.. However, a restaurant that features that dish needs to be better than just "Ok " !!

They did surprise us with a lovely complimentary apple tart that was fabulous .. Very nice..

Overall a very nice dining experience ..

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service, delicious prime rib. Overlooking the creek.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great prime rib! We really enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress was so welcoming and hospitable. This was our first visit to Vail, so glad we found this restaurant.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We often overlook Lancelot but are never disappointed when we remember to go there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Consistently good quality food , excellent service and lovely setting!
Variety of menu offerings suitable for carnivores ,pescatarians, vegetarians

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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on August 9, 2017

very good cut of Prime Rib. Nice wine list and Ken was a great server.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food was very good. We were 2 couples and everyone enjoyed their dishes. The ambiance was very nice, although it was overcast and drizzling and with the windows open it was a little chilly.

Thanks again for a nice meal.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Best prime rib I have ever had. Ever! Perfect cut, perfectly prepared.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

They cheat when paying tips

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Prime Rib is my favorite piece of meat, but it has to be rare, med-rare at the most. Our group was the first table of the night and I ordered rare, never thinking this would be an issue. My meal arrived and the prime rib was med-well well at best. I was shocked. I spoke to the waiter and he graciously brought me another slice. It was med and he said that was the best they could do. For a restaurant that advertises Prime Rib as their specilty, this is unacceptable. I usually am quite clear that I want rare when I order, if not, I will order something else, no problem. The waiter graciously took the prime rib off my tab, and I just ate the lobster tail I had also ordered. The service was impeccable and the desserts amazing!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went for my birthday. I love the Escargot and Prime Rib. Everything was great. After we left the owner call me. I had left my credit card at the restaurant. He later came by our hotel and dropped it back off to me. That's what I call GREAT!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had spotted Lancelot while visiting another restaurant the evening prior. Also, we had seen a few ads for Lancelot in some of the Vail publications. We booked through Open Table at the last minute and were so thrilled that they could accommodate our party of 5. We had a wonderful round table in a great location in the restaurant. The menu was great with many different options to satisfy everyone. Our server and the food were wonderful; especially the prime rib that they're known for. We loved the coziness of the restaurant as well as it being open to the outside. Just beautiful - a real find and we will be back! We loved it! Desserts were beautiful and delicious too! I would highly recommend Lancelot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The best Prime Rib in Vail. Huge portions for reasonable prices. Caesar salad is fresh and crisp with huge shaved fresh Parmesan.
Just a great restaurant to go to again and again!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Nice indoor and outdoor seating options next to the creek. The veal with sweet potatoes was excellent. Want to go back and try some other dishes

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

You know, it just stinks when you don't have your wine or even a glass of water through much of your meal. This place needs more bussers to help the waitstaff. Bar was super slow. Hostess was not nice. Food was ok. Surprised it has 4.5 stars. It was a busy weekend. Perhaps it is normallly better.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Generally good. But friends on what you order. Don't have the end cut prime rib. Dry and tough

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Lancelot bills itself as Vail's best prime rib place, and I agree. I had the prime rib medium rare and it was excellent and served right from the kitchen. We sat at a table with an excellent view of Gore Creek which runs through Vail. Service was very good with prompt attention despite a good crowd to take care of. They also have a nice wine list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great as usual!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Very poor experience - they were very understaffed - the steak frites was a cheap cut of meat. Look to go to one of the neighboring restaurants

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Prime rib was fantastic and cooked perfectly. Service was a little slow because they were short handed, but very friendly staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Our fav place in Vail when we are there for the GoPro games. Last time we were there before returning home, had a bad experience w/our waitress (not telling us all the items they were out of yet as we would redecide she would THEN tell us they were out). It was a frustrating visit but it will not keep us from returning on our next visit in 6/2018.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We had a great time. W e really loved how quite it was in the early evening/off-season.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Loved it ... would go again!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I have been visiting Lancelot for over 20 years both alone and with family when my boys were very young until now and have always enjoyed the food, experience and the way we are treated as guests. Without a doubt my favorite place to dine in Vail. The quality of food, service and congeniality of staff never diminishes. My compliments to Werner for continuing and elevating the tradition here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 10, 2017

very good prime rib, best in Colorado. Love the place

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Delicious meal. The prime rib special was great, and the salmon was wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The best prime rib anywhere. Enjoy the ambiance. Great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

I had literally not been to the Lancelot for years. Was very pleased with the decor and the food! There were three of us and we had the prime rib, the striped bass and a wonderfully prepared steak. All were perfectly done, as were our appetizers. Our waiter was efficient and attentive and we'll be back!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Excelente prime rib! Our waitress was great!

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We have eaten here since late 1980s when we lived in Vail area. After moving away, but returning to ski, we still continued coming to eat their Prime Rib, which we used to find better here than any other place. This time, our meat was tuff, or the knife was dull, hard to cut. The manager did adjust the bill to reflect the tenderness problem.

Tags: Scenic View
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