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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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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

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 7, 2014

We celebrated our 35th anniversary there. The food and service were great. They have the best prime rib ever!! The restaurant is quiet for conversation and still has a energetic vibe to it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2014

We have enjoyed this restaurant for over 30 years when visiting Vail - it's sort of a family tradition. It has never disappointed. However, it was obvious that the crowd of July 4 weekend was a bit too much for the kitchen, the busiest weekend of the year in Vail as we have been told. The meal was still good but not up to what we have come to expect. I suspect this may be true of any good, popular restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 4, 2014

Very nice dinner - trout special was fantastic, Prime Rib and Schnitzel were above average.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 4, 2014

Food made from scratch with love and care..........

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2014

We enjoyed our meal, and our waitress was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2014

Not only is the prime rib at Lancelot the best, it has consistently been so for the last 12 years we have been eating there. The prime rib almost melts in your mouth. The king crab legs and mussels were top notch as well. As always the service was excellent; both attentive and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2014

We had a great experience at Lancelot. The food was very good the service was outstanding and the all around evening was great!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2014

If you love prime rib, then Lancelot is the place to go. It's been that way for years and continues to be so.
Great service and lovely view of Gore Creek.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 19, 2014

We have lived in Vail for years and had never eaten at Lancelot. Had a great meal there this week and we will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2014

Known for the best prime rib in town and now I know why. It was fabulous. Great meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2014

We have been enjoying prime rib dinners here for over 30 years. Hard to beat the food, location, ambiance, etc.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2014

My husband and I took my parents and grandchild for dinner. Coconut shrimp was really good and they had 3 dipping sauces that were really good too. We had prime rib and garlic mashed potatoes, excellent. My husband had chicken, also good. My granddaughter had spaghetti with a really good marinara sauce that she loved. I tasted it too and was good. One of our waitresses said it was her first day but you would never know she was helpful and very nice.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2014

Lancelot is one of Vail's original restaurants. In this age of ever-failing food emporiums, it's easy to see why this mainstay lives on. The menu, atmosphere and service is simply excellent. From the escargot to the arugula salad and through the entrees and creative dessert, every course was an adventure to the palate. Our waiter, while hampered with a very large and demanding party behind us, was attentive, personable, humorous and extremely helpful in guiding us through our selections. Since it was a beautiful evening, we chose to dine on the outside patio overlooking Gore Creek. It was a memorable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 9, 2014

A wonderful meal, expertly prepared with a terrific assortment of apps and entrees to choose from. Could not have been more pleased with the staff and service levels. Servings were timed well without feeling rushed. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 31, 2014

Service by Jen was excellent. The prime Rib is one of my favorite dishes in all of Vail.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2014

Whenever we are in Vail, we eat at Lancelot's. Without a doubt, they serve the best prime rib in the state. We cannot eat prime rib anywhere else because nothing compares to the flavor, the minimum amount of fat and the generous portions. Great service, great wine and reasonable prices are a bonus. Their apple strudel is tops and the comp it for special occasions. We highly recommend it to everyone we meet in town!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 11, 2014

Classic Vail steak restaurant that has undergone an fabulous remodel. Prime rib is a house specialty and does not disappoint. Service is spot on with knowledgeable, friendly staff. Window seats offer incredible views of Gore Creek and booths offer quiet, romantic seating. Make sure to leave room for the chocolate mousse and apple strudel with ice cream! One of the best values in Vail.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on March 22, 2014

Their prime rib dinners are always great. They offer 3 sizes of meat, cooked in special ovens. Other dishes are offered, but the prime rib is a crowd pleaser.
When in Vail, we always have dinner here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 21, 2014

My wife and I are foodies and we love this place. Great food, not overly gourmet, good service, and reasonably priced. We will definitely eat there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 18, 2014

Decor is Euro chic and comfortable. All our dinners were excellent and ample, Viener Schnitzel, Lamb Sirloin, and Prime Rib. My husband loved the Escargot and i loved the Bacon Wrapped Scallops. A lvely evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Well, I hate to give restaurants such poor ratings but these guys could so easily have made a nice experience out of it. The staff was nervous and made us nervous. While this restaurant had an outstanding wine list their cooking did not match and for the price - which included service btw, it was not worth it. I do not recommend this restaurant, esp after a day of skiing when you hope for a peaceful delicious meal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2014

Year after year food is good. We usually go there on every visit and have not been disappointed.

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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on March 7, 2014

It is one of the few restaurants with round tables! For groups of 6 to 8 is great!!!
The Prime Rib is one of the best I've tried!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 7, 2014

I have been going to Lancelot for probably 20 years now and it never fails to please. Their prime rib is always top notch. We also really enjoyed the clam chowder and spinach salad. The dinner rolls are excellent and always come out hot. The service is always excellent from the front of house to the waiters. The restaurant was renovated recently and it is impressive to see that it makes an effort to stay modern. Lancelot is always my first choice in Vail.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2014

Lancelot was okay but not terribly amazing, about what you would expect from Vail Village. I will admit the prime rib for which they were known was delicious, but the cost of alcohol seemed a bit steep for what you were getting.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 23, 2014

Their escargot appetizer was the best we've ever had. And the prime rib was perfection!!!
Our server was friendly and attentive.
We couldn't have asked for a better evening!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 21, 2014

You can't go wrong with the prime rib at Lancelot's always served to perfection. This trip the tuna martini was fabulous as an appetizer. Great restaurant

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 21, 2014

A nice, warm and friendly restaurant. Great prime rib. Needs to be a lttile updated in the decor and would like more variety in the sides offered.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2014

Thank you to the staff for surprising us with a beautiful and delicious dessert to celebrate my mom's birthday. if you like Prime Rib - THIS is the place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 17, 2014

Three of us went to Lancelot while visiting Vail on a ski trip. The room is great, surrounded by windows. Our waiter was superb, as was all the service. I had lobster bisque, followed by trout almondine. The bisque was very good, while the trout with wild rice was excellent. My friends had the house specialty, roast beef, and both thought it very well prepared. The dessert was an apple strudel, which my German heritage friend said was nearly as good as his mother made - very high praise! I'd be delighted to have another meal at Lancelot if I came through Vail again.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Visited 6 Open Table restuarants in Vail and this one was a total disappointment. Went on Valentines Day with wife and was offered a 'cosey' spot. Turned out to be in a corner of what appeared to be a private dining area. One table of 6 had 4 very noisey kids. Wine list was sub par and over priced. Felt like waiter wanted to 'turn the table over' as we rushed through a meal for 2 of over $200. Never again at this spot. All other Vail restuarants we visited were 5*

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We liked the food and our server but we were seated at the worst table in the house and when we asked to be moved to another table we were told they were all taken . Several much nicer tables remained empty throughout our dinner . While the food and service were good I probably won' t return thanks to the terrible table and inflexible attitude of the front table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The service was excellent as was the food. We had steaks that were perfectly cooked and had excellent flavor.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2014

My wife and I went for Valentine's Day and had a terrific experience. The food was well prepared, the pace of service was just right, the wine list was wonderful, the main courses perfectly prepared, and the desserts just delicious. We we sat in a small room off to the side of the main dining room and the only complaint for the evening was the fact that next to us was a raucous table of 6 that spent the evening at high volume (not the restaurant's fault). Otherwise, a flawless evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2014

We were seated right away and were given a table with a view of the creek and the ice sculptures, which was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is very nice with a lodge like feel. I ordered The Cortez cocktail which sounded very interesting being a martini consisting of a German Riesling and Patron tequila. It was very good. Since they are known for their prime rib, we decided to try it along with the roasted trout. Our waiter said the prime rib is slow cooked over night. We don't know how this allows you to order it medium rare, but that's exactly how it came and it was delicious. The service was good but not exceptional as I only had water with my meal and it wasn't replenished until we were waiting for the check,

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 11, 2014

Food and service were outstanding. Right up there as one of the best in the area. Setting looking out at the river was very nice. Highly recommend it.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 7, 2014

Great long standing Vail Institution. Try to have dinner there very time we are in Vail. Great food & service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2014

Haven't been to this restaurant in years---sadly it was as I remembered---mediocre food in a tired setting. The prime rib was over cooked and lifeless as were the shrimp.
I will not be back soon. Too many better choices in the Vail Valley.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 31, 2014

Some of the best food we encountered in Vail. But the service was dreadful and the noise level almost unbearable.

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 (London)·Dined on January 30, 2014

In the middle of Vail, CO so quite pricy, but compares well with other restaurants in Vail. We both had the signature dish - beef. The food was good, service excellent and (most importantly) lived up to expectations.

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