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About Larkspur Restaurant
Larkspur’s warm, contemporary atmosphere and world-class service never fails to surprise and delight. Larkspur Restaurant is a special events based restaurant specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners, brunch, corporate events and gatherings of all shapes and sizes. Our beautiful venue is fully customizable to transform into whatever vision you may have for your dream event. We look forward to sharing our passion for great food and hospitality and will save a spot at our table for you! Kid-friendly. Valet Parking. Weelchair Accessible.
Vail, CO 81657
Hours of Operation:
We are a private event based restaurant offering public lunch and apres, as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, during the ski season only. As we specialize in weddings, corporate events and social gatherings, our hours often vary. Please call us directly to book your special event.
Golden Peak Ski Area - Vail Valley Drive and S Frontage Rd E
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Larkspur does not offer offsite catering.
Parking available on site.
Transportation center - in town bus east to Golden Peak
Christian McCallion & Bill Fitzgerald
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Chef-owner, Thomas Salamunovich, opened Larkspur Restaurant in 1999 to provide Vail, CO with an unparalleled culinary experience focused on elevated regional American fare. Named after the stunning purple Colorado wildflower, Larkspur’s energetic bar area, recently renovated dining room and bustling open kitchen provides a unique venue for any occasion. Located at the base of Vail Village’s Golden Peak, our sweeping patio and lawn look out over the slopes of Vail Mountain and stunning peaks of Gore Range enhancing the ambiance of your outside event. The options at Larkspur are limitless, depending on the size and scope of your function, we offer multiple spaces and configurations to accommodate groups from 20 up to 400 guests. Whether you are hosting a boardroom style meeting, a soirée to thank your donors for a successful fundraising campaign or a themed gathering with your friends & family let our tenured team turn your vision into a reality.
Larkspur Restaurant is a special events based restaurant specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners, brunch, corporate events and gatherings of all shapes and sizes. Our beautiful venue is fully customizable to transform into whatever vision you may have for your dream event.
Larkspur Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Larkspur is always our favorite in Vail. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the food was to die for and the staff were amazing. The staff were so friendly, happy to chat and explain each course as well as cater for me with significant allergies. A lot of restaurants make a big deal of it, almost embarrassing me in the process. At Larkspur, they said they were aware of my allergies and would tweak the meal to fit my needs and that I wouldn't need to eat something different from regular menu.
Service was good. Ambiance is nice, but the food doesn’t deliver. Five entree choices, with one that is a $16 burger-just a regular burger. We’ve been here many times in the past, but the kitchen has changed and the flavors aren’t very exciting. Salmon was not very good and uninspiring flavors. Seafood bisque was tasty, but overpowered by saltiness.
The butter lettuce salad was appealing and delicious. The veal scaloppine was one of the best preparations I’ve ever had. The server was attentive and earnestly trying to do a good job, but a few things got muddled—such as presenting the wrong dish to several diners in our party. What struck me as most odd about the restaurant is it’s location, outside the village, in a mid-range ski lodge, attached to a ski in-ski out bar/restaurant. The restaurant’s lavatories were the lodge’s heavy duty, rather worn ski lodge facilities. ..odd when one is dressed for dinner to be surrounded by dirty slush. Still, that veal!!!
Took over an hour to get food. They lost our ticket and didn’t tell us until 45 minutes in. Gave us all chili (which we didn’t want) to try and make up for it. Been going there for years and the management seemed to be out of the loop this year. Seemed short staffed and place was not even close to full... they should have been better prepared based on the time of year and the money you pay for the food
We've been to Larkspur for many years around the holidays and the service/menu/presentation is always excellent. This year was a little less impressive due to our server and sommerlier, who seemed irritated and/or distracted throughout the night. The menu was also very small compared to years past. I ordered the vegetarian quiona/polenta dish which was amazing, but my husband/friends were not in love with the other fish dishes they ordered. Hoping it was just an off night. The restaurant was beautifully decorated as always.
We were greeted when we arrived and taken straight to our table. No wait. The service was quick. Our orders were taken. The bread was amazing. They have a great wine list too. The food arrived all at the same time and was wonderful. The presentation of each entree was so beautiful we had to stop and take photos. The wait staff was perfect. We will be back.
One of the best experiences we ever had. From the atmosphere of the restaurant, friendly staff, amazing food, and the choice of wine, the whole experience has been unique. I was impressed by the willingness of our server to help with our decision and accommodate every need. The service was incomparable. At the place like this you expect and receive truly outstanding food, and extraordinary attention. Larkspur however take this to the next level. If you are not happy about anything let them know and they will move heaven and earth to put it right. Thank you for a great meal. Definitely will be back
My husband and I have not visited Larkspur twice, and both times were amazing. The food is great as is the service. The menu has a variety of options to choose from and the wine list is vast. I personally love the ambiance and decor, it's modern and perfectly lit. Larkspur accommodates large groups which is hard to find in Vail. Highly recommend!!
We are so spoiled - lunch at Larkspur every day while skiing! It is expensive, but of course, this is Vail. The food is delicious - simple favorites like grilled cheese and tomato soup or more elegant options like lobster rocket sandwich. Definitely worth it, and so much better than crowded fast food on the mountain.
We had a party of 4 and nobody was pleased with their meal. Lobster bisque fishy and bland; steak was overcooked and flavorless and veal was reported to have not even tasted like veal. There was no bread offered while we waiting a long time for our entrees and there were children running all over the place. Our bill was 200+ and the neither the food nor experience was anywhere close to that level. When the hostess asked how everything was while we were getting our coats, we told her we were very disappointed as we remembered it being much nicer a few years ago, to which she did not reply or apologize. Too many great places around, I suggest to pass and we will not return.
Best tomato soup in Vail. Great burger; skinny fries get cold too soon. Accommodating staff. Lovely dining room with comfortable booths. Ski-in @ Golden Peak. Good Champagne by the glass, good espresso. Could do without the open kitchen staff guy singing (badly) loudly.....suspect his co-workers could too!
We had a lovely and delicious Christmas Day lunch at Larkspur. What a treat to ski in the morning and then sit down to a sumptuous meal in such a relaxing and beautiful setting. The service was attentive without being pretentious, and the food was so far above and beyond anything on the ski mountain, even the 10th. Larkspur is our family's favorite place for special occasions and ski day lunches.
I've been to Larkspur many times in the past. It's now open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only. Our dinner was good, but certainly not for the price. All the entrees are well into the $30 range and up - Lobster ravioli for $50??? Really??? The food is good, but honestly, nothing special. Not decorated for the holidays at all, which was disappointing. Also, it is very dark. I have good eyes, but several at our table don't. Throughout the restaurant, people were using their flashlight app to read the menu. The menu is not extensive, wine is overpriced, too. Servers were very good.
We love to eat at Larkspur to get a mid day snack from skiing Vail Mountain. You can ski to their doors which is always nice. There beer selections are great and Colorado inspired. This years menu is to notch and they are kid friendly. They also have an amazing dinner menu which they serve on Fridays and Saturdays only. Defiantly worth checking out for yourself.
This restaurant is very, very good, I went here with my wife and a couple of friends, we ordered Lobster club, Tacos, and a Larkburgers. It was amazing, service is attentive, food quality and presentation as well, the place it self is nice and comfortable. I would recommend without a doubt to anyone that goes to Vail. Congrats to the managers and staff.
Larkspur is a must for anyone visiting the Vail area. We went here for a lunch and can honestly say is the best food I've ever eaten. I cannot recommend highly enough, it was fantastic. Service was superb, without being too intrusive - just right, made you feel like you must be a really special person and helped make the whole experience very memorable.
Outstanding burger service and martinis at the bar
Larkspur feels like a family-owned classic Vail restaurant. The manager and staff are great about remembering names and faces, and making you feel like a VIP. Our server was attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable about the menu and wine and best of all, didn't rush us. The burger was one of the best I have had and the truffle French fries were outstanding. I look forward to my next visit.
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