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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.
Vail, CO 81657
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Town of Vail Public Garage is less then 5min away
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access
Lancelot Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
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.
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.
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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