Larkspur Restaurant

4.7
634 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We’ve set a new standard for “on-mountain dining.” Just steps from the base of Riva Bahn Express Lift at Golden Peak, we’re an easy stop off the slopes at the beginning, middle or end of your ski day. Our lunch and après-ski menu offers a wide range of savory culinary delights for all ages, from grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup to our famous lobster club. We’re open daily during the winter season for lunch and après-ski.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinario todo !!! Súper servicio, todo delicioso y muy agradable el lugar

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vipCuisineappreciator
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Larkspur, have lunch there every day when we ski in Vail, have for many years. Food is delicious, ambiance very comfortable., service usually excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for lunch. Great atmosphere and server was friendly and very attentive. Food was great. Had the lobster sandwich and queso. Split with husband. Excellent but pricey! Would definitely recommend.

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vipCuisineappreciator
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Larkspur! We’ve been coming here for about 20 years, it is wonderful for a relaxed upscale lunch break from skiing or elegant dining in the evening. Food is delicious and service great. Claudia took particularly good care of us today. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess was amazing and this is above all other restaurants the best place to eat for lunch on the mountain. Had the best meal I have had in a long time. Thanks to everyone who makes this place special

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thomas was our waiter and he was the BEST!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent.

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vipskiwidave
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined at this restaurant for both lunch and dinner, over the years. Located in Goldpeak it is a great place for lunch. The food is good plenty of choices even for little people.
A shame they now only do dinner for parties of 10 plus.

Would recommend and not over crowded.

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vipSteveM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The $35 lobster sandwich was awful. It was maybe had 2 small pieces of lobster. For the price it should be mostly lobster. We are very disappointed with the declining quality. We won’t be back anymore.

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EarlG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite is the Lobster rocket sandwich . I look forward to it every year on our annual family ski
vacation to vail. Chris was an EXCELLENT waiter very attentive to our larger framily on a busy day.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, the food was beautiful and delicious. I also really enjoyed sitting in the comfortable booth by the fire

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best tomato soup and grilled cheese on the planet!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot for lunch or dinner

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vipHilaryK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It took them 45 mins to send a waiter to take drink order. I had extremely undercooked chicken on my salad. The quality and presentation of the food was so sub par- not the quality we used to get during dinner. Will never go again for lunch.

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Galito
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an spectacular food! I was there having lunch with a friend, I had the Veal, she tried the famous "Larkburguer" the both were amazing! This place offers everything that you're expecting from them, great environment, good cocktails, great timing. We close our fabulous meal with "the other apple tart" it was out of this world! Dan was serving us, he was taking care of us all the time, really professional, and full of knowledge and experience, so have to say thank you guys for the great experience!

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CecileR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, impressive service and friendly staff.

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Snaghag
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extraordinary! The food was, as usual, outstanding.

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vipMinihaha
Milwaukee
54 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were meeting friends at Vail and had never been to Larkspur for lunch. Location at Golden Peak was perfect and we were able to sit inside but at a window.
Food was delicious. My husband and I each ordered breaded veal and it was very good and a good value
Our servers were attentive and helpful
We thought some of the entrees seemed overpriced but everyone’s meal was tasty and nicely presented

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vipGrAcIEloVesFooD
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While researching for what to eat on our snowboard trip to Vail and Beaver Creek, my hubby saw this Larkbuger at Larkspur at the base of Golden Peak in Vail.
We came to have lunch at the bar area after our morning rides at Vail. They also have the back room for fine dinning. We were seated by the window overlooking the slope which happened to be the US Open Men Slopestyle semi-finals was held.
Our server was really friendly and the food we ordered was pretty good. I had the grilled cheese sandwich which come with tomato soup and salad, and my hubby had the Larkbuger of course. We were happy with our meal, it was a good find.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hospitality all the way around
Daniel, our waiter was perfect. Just the right amount of attention without being intrusive. Had gluten free pizza and it was really good
Our favorite lunch place on the mountain. Back there tomorrow

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HappyCamper
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for mid afternoon mountain lunch. Nice fireplace for chilled skiers coming in from the slopes

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipCharlesS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the restaurant and food. Got the same waiter in the bar area who is not attentive at all. Don’t know his name, but he is so slow. I don’t want to wait for 20 minutes to get my check and have to flag him down, I want to ski! Other than that the food is always great.

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vipLivetoeatinVB
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for lunch where us non-skiers joined our skiers for lunch. While the Larkburgers were good, at $22 they were overpriced. The tomato soup at $13 for a small bowl tasted about the same as campbells. The french onion soup was good and filling. This restaurant has location and atmosphere but you definitely pay for it. If you don't care about the price, get the Larksburger, it is good.

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KFL35
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food came late and was cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent and food delicious.

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vipUMdad
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Norm was outstanding!! Great service, great meal!

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vipPhilly
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The staff was very attentive but not overly so. We were seated for our reservation immediately. All staff worked together.
The food is excellent, well prepared and fresh. I go for the "lobster rocket sandwich", which is to die for. The fresh ingredients, superbly cut, mixed and combined on the ciabatta bread with aioli, is perfection. My only criticism is the decreasing size of the sandwich, and despite the drastic lowering of cost of lobster, there is less lobster on the sandwich, ( 1 ounce??) and a price of $37+ for this to die for sandwich. It is almost ridiculous, but one bite and you forget the cost.
The sweet potato chips, truffle fries and "fried chicken veal" lunch entree were delicious.

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vipCharlesS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

A great restaurant that I always go to in Vail. Just a new server that was very slow.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Had a long wait to get our order taken, then the waitress informed us that they we out of one their entrees that three people in our group had ordered. On a Friday night, 730pm reservation, and only five entrees on the menu, they should not have run out of an entire menu item. When our food did come, the orders were wrong and had to be sent back. The food was pretty good which is the reason for two stars instead of just one. Then we had to wait 30 minutes for our check to come after asking for it. A manager never checked on us despite the numerous errors in service. Will not be going back or recommending.

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MichaelH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Two of had the steak. Both were cold, undercooked and tough. This restaurant usually does far better!

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vipJenG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was horrendous. They didn’t even take our order until an hour after we sat down. Then half out first courses didn’t arrive and those that did cane wrong. We have been coming for apres ski for years, but they were not on their game for dinner.

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Rw19406
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The menu was very limited despite having a varied menu as posted on website. There were few choices if you were not a meat eater. The manager apologized for the limited menu because of the difficulties the kitchen experienced the night before As fas as I am concerned I chose the restaurant because of the menu posted on line My kids ended up having macoroni and cheese for an excessive price of $11 which wasn't very good Although they tried to make things right there was nothing they could do when the menu was so limited We asked for pasta and they said no I would not recommend this restaurant if you have non meat eaters with you

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vipErikS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grateful to have had the chance to dine at the Larkspur!

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vipJL22
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Less than bad - it was awful.

I will strongly suggest that everyone I know avoid this place like the plague.

Shut it down.

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vipTelewax
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still excellent for lunch but only a shadow of its former excellence when it comes to dinner.

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vipEvergreen
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great pizza. The rest of the food was cold and not very good for the price.

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vipBoulderCO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Terrible service, rude waiter. Had to send a burger back three times. None of our meals were cooked to the right done-ness, salads were drown in dressing. Restaurant was beautiful but the service and food was beyond subpar for such an overpriced restaurant.

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MLBS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was fabulous, but... they just switched to a Price Fixe menu and no one new what was going on! Our waiter tried to explain the menu but it was hard to hear him. 2nd and 3rd courses came at the same time. We were told over the phone they could accommodate gluten free and vegan diets - unfortunately this was not easy for the kitchen. The vegan main course was not even an appetizer size - even the waiter was embarrassed. 3 hour dinner. But again, food was fabulous!!

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Larkspur Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 634 OpenTable diners.

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