Larkspur Restaurant

4.3
617 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Milwaukee
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GA
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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DD
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ski clients

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CS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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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Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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KF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food came late and was cold.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service excellent and food delicious.

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UM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Norm was outstanding!! Great service, great meal!

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Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

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

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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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MH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

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

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JG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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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R
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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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ES
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JL
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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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f
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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E
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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

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BC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

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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ML
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

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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RC
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The staff was very rude. From the woman who answered the phone to the man that sat us. Our waiter seemed annoyed too. We are an interracial couple so maybe that had something to do with; seeing how the staff was extremely pleasant to everyone else. Very sad. Food was great though.

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FT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the highlight of our visit to Vail. Exceptional ambiance and food. Highly recommend!

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FT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food in Vail. A perfect experience. Chris was great as our waiter!

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch with my family and it was great!! We sat at the patio and the view it's amazing, the food was excellent, was a great lunch overall.
I highly recomend Larkspur for a gruop meal or family encounter!
Thanks Larkspur's staff we had a great time there! Till the next seasson!

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my 70th Birthday Dinner and as a guest in your country i am very pleased that i chose Larkspur restaurant to entertain my USA friends. The service that we received was outstanding and the way the evening ran was wonderful. I was delighted and compliment you on the attention to detail that was noted. Many thanks.

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience. Best cuisine, great presentations of selected items. An "executive" dining experience. Menu has excellent choices for all varieties of food. Wine list was superior. Wait staff were very accommodating. Daniel, our waiter, was superb.

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

An unpretentious magic of show of incredible service, great time with hospitable and top notch service.

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JL
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Great time with absolutely implacable and attentive service. Highly recommended.

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a group of 10 and we were well taken care of. Not inexpensive but nothing is cheap in Vail!

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FT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great. always look forward to returning for another meal!

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R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service good food wished we had a table with a better view

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Very slow. Waiter forgot my appetizer and also one of the main courses.

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r
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant near Vail Village. Excellent wine list and interesting choices. Slightly expensive but worth it.

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n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very surprised the food was not hot. The potatoes on the veal dish were cold. The restaurant was not very crowded so we are confused as to how the meal came out very quickly and was room temperature. The veal was very bland hardly any flavor and the spinach was salty. A disappointment.

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OT
Montana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

We had fabulous time at Larkspur, the service was amazing, very attentive and professional, managers visited the table a few times during our meal. We really felt like royalty. The atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommended.

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M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Larkspur did not disappoint, food was great and delicious and the service, well outstanding and it gave it a real family feel.

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A
Chicago
177 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best. Tomato soup. Ever. I do wish they'd bring back the mini grilled cheese variety sampler they used to serve the soup with, but it's still fabulous. Burger's very thick, served on a wonderfully light brioche bun; skinny fries get cold too soon but have good flavor. Doughnut balls w/ dipping sauce very tasty. Good espresso drinks and Champagne by the glass, Excellent, hospitable staff. Lovely dining room with comfortable booths, perfect lighting, beautiful glassed-in wine room. Really need at least a onesie within the restaurant/bar as opposed to having to trek all the way through the loud, crowded foyer to the bathrooms on the other side of the building. Ski-in @ Golden Peak.

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