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Leonora

4.4
693 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
When it comes to playful sophistication, restaurant Leonora is a staple. Named for Leonora Carrington, a famous Mexican surrealist painter and novelist, this hidden gem honors her legacy with edible works of art composed of fresh, organic and locally-sourced ingredients.

Leonora offers an inviting dining experience inspired by the French Alps, Spanish Pyrenees, and our own Colorado Rockies. The menu is designed as a tapas experience, one where diners embark with shareable small plates, pintxos and cheese & charcuterie before progressing to larger plates which revere alpine flavors including Colorado lamb pops, local steaks and more. For a traditional dish with a Vail flair, try Chef Tyson's fried chicken with barrel-aged Fresno hot sauce. Flavorful dishes are simply prepared and thoughtfully paired with wines from around the world.

Our outdoor patio has been enclosed and is now heated for the winter season. Come check out the future of dining out!

Experiences

  • Bottomless Mimosas

    $21.68 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy Bottomless Mimosas while you feast on our exquisite breakfast menu. We are currently limiting all parties to two hours to allow everyone to enjoy our bottomless mimosas.
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 9, 2021 only

    Celebrate Mother's Day at Leonora with a special a la carte Mother's Day Brunch menu starting at 10am! Our full menu will be available along with our signature brunch entrees and bottomless sparkling. Let us help you celebrate the moms in your life!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 693 people are saying
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JaedeeW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Great brunch. Perfect service for bottomless
Mimosas. Amazing atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Vail and we have tried many

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Some of the dishes were amazing, others just mediocre for the price. No Mountain View. Service was quick and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The biscuits are a must have! Staff was lovely and the food was great!

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ScottT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made a reservation for “early” and then got caught up in some work. They actually were able to change our reservation on a Friday evening, and squeeze us in later. The food was excellent. We had 5 dishes between us and they were all excellent. The dining room was well spaced and made for a pleasantly quiet dinner. They had enough vegan choices for my wife, and some good meat for me. We’ll be back for sure.

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vipPilatesGal
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Leonora was FANTASTIC. We are a family of four - including an 8 and a 2 year old. The tall round booths created a semi-private feel and allowed our children to have fun without disturbing guests around us. Everything we ordered was outstanding. My favorite was the Guaca-Poke, Cheese Board, and Poblano Bacon biscuits. (I actually brought the left over biscuits and cheese home and had them for breakfast this morning!) We also ordered the Elk Chop, which was a very unique and fun entre to share. I was also very impressed with the extensive kids menu. My kids had the pasta and the salmon. Of the three highly rated restaurants we tried this week in Vail, Leonora was by far my favorite. It was the perfect place to spend our last night in Vail. We'll definitely be back next year.

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JamieJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Sebastian Vail! Great service, wonderful atmosphere, and delicious food! Would recommend to anyone!

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melissav
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The worst service and April Christmas decoration in the COVID tent was an eye sore .
Food was ok

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vipFrankiefresh
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was good. Prices were very high but, welcome to Vail CO.

JP
JulieP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and the portions were fair. Drinks for great too

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ErinS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we've had in awhile. The food was great, we loved every thing we ordered, and our server was amazing (I wish I could remember her name). My date and I were being really silly and having a blast and she responded to our energy nicely. We will definitely go back next time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was rushed out, server had a bit of an attitude.

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vipLawrenceG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in a long time and introduced to friends of mine were busy fail and they loved it they recommended the restaurant to their daughter and stepson and they went the next night for dinner

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vipColoradoSkier
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We have had much better food here before- and I am a fan. The guaca- poke is different than past experiences.
Not good for gluten free folks- they don't have any gluten free bread/ buns or even crackers.
Service was very good, and the outdoor tent was charming.

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vipdenver399
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Key lime best desert. I thought the food overall one of the tastiest in Vail. And everyone from host to owner to servers had a wonderful friendly welcoming demeanor. Vail needs more of this welcoming spirit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my folks and my 2 kids and were seated in a comfy large round booth. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff so friendly. We began ordering several items and with the help of our lovely waitress who shared her thoughts as we ordered to make sure we didn’t over order (even though we happily did). It was great to have so many different mini meals in one sitting. Our plates were cleared the minute we finished each item so the table was never cluttered. Some of our favorites were the crab skewers, lamb hummus, waygu beef, brussel sprouts, bacon biscuits, mushrooms, and the raspberry tart dessert which was incredible. Overall, a really great experience!

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AnnetteB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to dine with friends! All food was fantastic!

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COfoodie
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Our table was a little tippy, and we had a slightly confusing change of servers at the beginning, but otherwise it was excellent. We would definitely go back.

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Terry
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice tapas restaurant. It has a good mix of fusion dishes and some entree portions.

AB
AndreaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Excellent food. Mediocre service. Disappointing ambiance.

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viprednag
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good except that they told OpenTable that we were no-shows.

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BobC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Paid a lot for just an OK dinner experience........

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Jimbo
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Stay away. Food was terrible. Had the caesar salad, meatloaf meatballs and the Duck and they were terrible. Way over priced. I would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We had a reservation booked through open table 2 weeks prior and was staying at the Sebastian. They tried to disregard our reservation and stick us in the bar area which is first come first serve. They eventually sat us 30 minutes past our reservation time as we watched two other tables get sat before us. Was not happy. Food and service were good though.

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vipLifeisfood
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great menu. Fantastic service. Only complaint is the tent was like a sweat box. Way too hot!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Casey was a great waiter!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Really loud bar. Moved us to the outdoor area. Food was OK. Nothing to brag about.

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vipVailDiner
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My experiences at Leonora in recent years have been very poor, as in VERY poor. This year it has been so difficult to find a table anywhere in Vail that I chose Leonora because they had openings.

To my happy surprise, the correct (and quite good) food was delivered, in a timely manner, by an attentive waiter. I didn't even have to wait 30 minutes for the bill to arrive, as I did last time.

I will certanly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner - excellent service experience and food to match

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vipdinelover
Miami
88 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great tapas and a very good wine list. All that we order was delicious, but among the wonderful hummus with lamb, lumpias, duck, octopus, etc I have to point out that the poblano bacon biscuits were out of this world, the best ever!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from the start was excellent- very attentive
We mostly did the shared tapas and enjoyed everything- the brussel sprouts were very good
We also shared the salmon entree and enjoyed that

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Tina
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I had the trout which was good but the mushrooms and the other flavors was not my taste.

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vipKringros
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was average at best. The best dish we had was the lamb and hummus everything else was over cooked or over seasoned. The signature chicken had a good flavor although was dry. The octopus was also rubbery and dry with way to much chioirzo( oil all over the plate). We also had crab toast and it was very spicy with a bit of crab on big piece of toast. We sat outside which is a heated tent so no ambience although they followed good COVID protocols. Wine list was good and not extremely overpriced for a resort area.

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AngelaR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Cocktails were excellent.

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GloriaH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for early brunch and bottomless mimosas. Took a little while to be seated, despite our reservation, but after that service was fantastic and food delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was fine and cocktails were delicious! Some of the food was great and other items kind of mediocre. I think we just ordered wrong on a few things.

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vipKarenP
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THEIR TAPAS and wine selection! Great restaurant!!! Lots of fun.

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vipVillaRonco
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Every dish was great and our server’s advice was spot on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service!

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vipFrequentDiner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This is a beautiful hotel, but the food is especially disappointing. During Covid, I have been able to give many restaurants the benefit of the doubt, but Lenora's food and wines are very expensive and the food is mediocre, at best. We expected palatable food and they didn't even deliver that. There are many better dining options in Vail.

FAQs

Leonora offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 477-8050.

Leonora is rated 4.4 stars by 693 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.