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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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.6

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4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for a Date (5)
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Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Waterfront (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Great Service, nice lighting, excellent Prime Rib, with mashed potatoes. Good Ceasar salad.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 13, 2016

It is a Vail tradition. I make sure I go everytime I'm in Vail at least once, maybe twice. Chef Warner makes this place amazing and the schnitzel is delicious, along with the prime rib.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2016

One of the best places to eat in Vail. Superb food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

My son and I ate there for dinner. Appetizers were awesome, entree was incredible. We had escargot, bone marrow and prime rib. Service was great, we never had to ask for anything.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Decent restaurant if you are in the mood for prime rib. Husband had Veal Ambrosia which he really enjoyed. Super nice waitress. Small thing, wish they offered cheese for the baked potato.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Melt in your mouth Prime rib .... nice portion !!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Always a great meal and wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Everything about the evening was great! Not very busy, so the waitress was very attentive and very friendly! No rush to get us out, there for over 90 minutes. The Prime rib was perfect, as it always is! Here in Vail all week, best dinner we had the entire time!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2016

This was a wonderful restaurant for being on vacation celebrating our anniversary. They even brought us a special dessert. Waitress was very informative. Truly happy with everything.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner at Lancelot. It was more modern than the Bavarian exterior suggested what ch we liked. My husband was thrilled to have escargot! This is a traditional appetizer that we do not see that French anymore. I had the roasted beet salad which was a special for the evening. While it was tasty, it was simple and perhaps could have used more dressing/seasoning. My husband had the Wiener Schnitzel and I had Coconut Crusted Sea Bass. Both enters were very good and beautifully presented. We finished the meal with Apple Strudel...yum! Just right to share for a taste of dessert without going overboard. Our server, Patia, from Bulgaria, was a delight. Funny and helpful! We will certainly head back to Lancelot!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We were attracted to the restaurant by thebeautiful flower boxes and menu featuring prime rib. Very nice server,Jacquie paced the meal perfectly; mussels forappetizer were excellent,prime rib was also prepared as requested. We will certainly recommend and return to Lancelot!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2016

We really enjoyed our evening at Lancelot!
We were early and dressed casually-- host said no problem
Food was great, service were nice, knowledgeable but easy going. Will definitely go back!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2016

I would give more stars if I could! Jeff, from Lancelot, helped me to treat my parents to a dinner celebrating their second honeymoon in Vail. He definitely went the extra mile with customer service, and communication. My parents just raved about the restaurant and the food, it was a wonderful experience for them. Thank you!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2016

The only place I order prime rib. But other options equally as good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 11, 2016

I've heard of this restaurant for years and finally decided to try it after perusing the menu one day when I stopped there for a cocktail. I saw trout almondine on the menu and I was excited to see this traditional item. However, I was there for a birthday celebration and the trout was quite disappointing. Also, most restaurants do something a little special for birthday celebrations... Nothing was done. My husband's dinner, The wienerschnitzel, was pretty good. Don't know if I'll go back again?

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 (México)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Very good food and great ubication!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2016

I did not complain about the "Award winning " prime rib but I probably should have.
The meat was excellent in taste but was too tough for a $40 cut of meat. I basically
wrote the meal off as an end of the long weekend thing.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Not very good. Wouldn't go back. Wait staff was ok. Food was ok. Just very average for the price. Prime Rib was cold.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Go for the prime rib...it was outstanding as was our sweet server. The Host on the other hand was a grumpy, cranky man who clearly has had his fill of tourists and their entitlements...wrong business for him to be in I guess! He almost had us walking out the door because of his ungracious demeanor. Our server (she's got a new baby and studying accounting and could not have been nicer although we forgot her name!) and the great prime rib and a good bottle of wine and cocktails put us in a better frame of mind!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We have dined at Lancelot in Vail on a number of occasions. The prime rib is their specialty and it is always superb. They slow roast it and nothing beat the tenderness of this dish. We enjoyed our server who got into the party spirit as we were celebrating two birthdays at our table. The restaurant is a little pricey for those of us who don't live in Vail, but is probably in the average price range for Vail. We enjoyed our dinner and will return for another special occasion in the future. We also recommend Lancelot highly if you are in the mood for prime rib. I should mention that one diner had trout almondine which was excellent and another had chicken which he enjoyed. The creme brulee desert was excellent as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Traditionally one of Vail's favorites with the best prime rib for miles. Great to sit creekside for a good dinner with something for everyone, though their specialty is meat.. the best.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2016

first time - will be back! Sat outside and enjoyed the people watching, next to Gore Creek. Delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Our favorite Vail restaurant. Love the wiener schnitzel.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Lancelot has been here for decades but it doesn't feel old-fashioned. Our server was professional an friendly and provided excellent service. The food was outstanding.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Love love the prime rib and service great. Would return every summer. Wine list good and everything was delicious. Our waitress made our evening special

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Perfect place. Great food. Excellent service. Bacon wrapped shrimp were unreal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Everyone was friendly, helpful, & customer oriented. I would highly recommend Lancelot to anyone, any time. They were Fabulous with us on this occasion. I'll defiantly return. The Prime Rib is Superb.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant for over twenty years. Each time I've had dinner here, the service is exceptional, the food is outstanding, and the atmosphere is always inviting. I recommend dinner here for any occasion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 25, 2016

The 4 of us enjoyed our evening dinner on the patio of Lancelot overlooking Gore Creek after having drinks and music in the bar. We recommend the appetizers (mussels, coconut shrimp, calamari). The tomato basil soup and the clam chowder were exceptional. The coffee is wonderful. The creme brulee was a good finish. Really liked our waitperson, Jen. Will return for a 4th time when we visit Vail again since it is near the place we stay and we like being able to hear each other talk.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 24, 2016

The place is known for prime rib, and one's prime rib was fine but not great. Another had almond trout, also sufficient but not special. A third had prime rib and only ate a quarter. She didn't complain to the waiter, and he didn't ask why she ate so little and did not want a to-go box.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Great food and nice staff. Waitress was a little rough and forgetful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Our server was great. Spot on and aware of food allergies

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 20, 2016

always constant & delicious.. great bartender and ambiance

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Excellent dinner with very good service in beautiful Vail setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Lancelot has long been my favorite dining spot in Vail. After tasting Werner's prime rib, I won't order it anywhere else---not even in London.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2016

These guys get it right! Great food, great service. Bring out the bambino's food out first to get them started. What a delight! Definitely a must return and the ambiance is great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 27, 2016

We were seated immediately upon our arrival at a perfect table, just inside from the patio. The food was delicious. I ordered the special beet salad and the appetizer coconut shrimp. My date had a steak salad. We each had a glass of wine. The bill with tip was just under $100. Not bad for a dinner in Vail.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 27, 2016

Best prime rib anywhere, including London. Bread, fish, salad and dessert also excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Wonderful! Our waitress was so sweet and we really enjoyed our dinner!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2016

Best prime rib ever! Been coming here for years and it is still the best!

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