Montauk Seafood Grill

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Seafood
"Where the oceans meet the mountains"
Since 1987, Montauk Seafood Grill has been bringing high quality seafood and meats to Vail- flown in fresh, never frozen, from all corners of the globe.
Located in the heart of Lionshead Village, we combine a fine dining experience with a casual and fun atmosphere.

We hope to see you soon!
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CT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and it was a perfect place to celebrate!

HL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinner restaurant in Vail! Super friendly staff and fish and salad entree's were so yummy! Make it a destination activity on your list.

T
Denver
51 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night for us. Service always outstanding. We had cocktails, raw oysters, and entrees. One cocktail was sub par and was quickly replaced. Both east and west coast oysters were some of the best we’ve had. We had the yellowfin and king crab entrees - both very good. Don’t skip dessert - Sand Pie a winner.

A
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here on a regular basis and have never been disappointed.
The food is REALLY good - fresh, flavorful, creative, and the staff is professional, knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. It has become a "go-to" restaurant for us when we are in town.

DS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful surprise! Not one of the many recommendations we received for our first trip to Vail but the bartender at the Arrabelle recommended it after we told him of previous nights bad experienced and wow were we happy we cancelled other reservation at sister restaurant from previous night! We had the king crab app which is easy to do and was as good as you would expect. My wife had the filet which was cooked perfectly. Clam chowder was a top 3 all time for me as I love it and try it almost everywhere we go, the right amount of everything with a slight twist. For the finale I had the trout! I never order fish out as I live in south Florida and only eat what I catch, which is a lot of fresh fish and lobster. Having said that, I will eat Salmon in the North West and I will try trout in the rockies. It was exceptional! Cooked perfectly and I don't know exactly what was in the crust but it complemented the fish flawlessly. I am a self described fish snob and this trout was amazing!
great job, highly recommend!

RC
Shreveport
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Staff polite but not friendly
Service very slow. Received food one hour after ordering.
Sword fish & potatoes were lukewarm after taking an hour to prepare. Potato’s on other dishes also cool.
Expensive evening for very mediocre meal.

JM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The front desk host was outwardly rude, the our waiter was great. My steak was so/so, but all of the sides were spectacular. The Mahi Mahi dish that my wife ordered was really good as well.

D
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Way too loud and slow.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service and employees were nice and service was good. Seafood was just ok.

A
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Lousy menu. Had shrimp & scallops. 3 shrimp. About 5 mini scallops. Very disappointed.

RR
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I can't fault the restarant too much for the ambiance, but we had a very loud table near us which made it very heard to hear. They were talking extremely loudly and having a great time.
The food was absolutely outstanding. Two of us had fish and one had a steak. All were superb. I must admit I was surprised at how good the food was! I expected very good, but not this great. Service was very good, and as we went during restarant weekent, the value outstanding.

TG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

An ok experience. Service was so so. Food was delicious. The restaurant was noisy but buzzing with activity.

MT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing, the only thing we did not enjoy was the service. We always had to track down our server when we needed something. Never followed up with us...

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner!! We came during Vail’s restaurant week & had such an incredible dinner!

JY
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucked out in that we ate here during restaurant week in Vail. So we got a great deal in addition to a wonderful meal and outstanding service. Will eat here again the next time we stay in Vail, even if it isn’t restaurant week.

A
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always Montauk's food is exceptional. The best part of the meal was the always warm and energetic service that Chelsea provides.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was just average. Food was good. Service was ok. They charged me 4 bucks for blue cheese olives? But wouldn’t put blue cheese on the filet? Over priced but it’s Vail right 🙄

KC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, fresh fish prepared perfectly. Great service and friendly staff.

D
Austin
143 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service to the appetizers to the dinner, this is an excellent restaurant. We enjoyed everything about it and will be back on our next visit to Vail.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, perfectly prepared food, and great place to go no matter what the occasion!

MF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was fantastic and menu is grand. Service was poor and caused less enjoyable experience for us! Maybe a tough night even though they weren’t busy . Oysters are good! We’ll visit again so we can get a second try!

DW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The waitress we had was clearly put out when we all asked for another round - one person had a beer so inquired where it was since we had all been served cocktails.. she muttered something under her breath & left the table with a scowl.

GW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The cuisine was exceptional. Our group was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the seafood.

1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cuisine. Excellent service! Recommend.

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EB
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent fish, portion adequate to share and accurately reported by staff.
Fried green tomatoes so-so.
Wine excellent

AH
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife ordered the Sea Bass. It was the best she has ever had, and she has had it all around the world. Overall it was an excellent dinner with good service. But a little noisy. Will definitely be back.

SW
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent scallops ceviche & lobster salad!! What a treat Montauks is- love the new menu!

JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Montauk Seafood Grill. We eat there at least once during every visit to Vail. They offer great food, outstanding service, wonderful wines and beautiful decor. It’s our favorite Vail destination for lunch or dinner.

SB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were very disappointed with the quality of our meals. My husband ordered the salmon med rare as recommended, but it was over cooked and only about 1/2” thick. I ordered the seared Yellowfin tuna, which the tuna was of a good quality, but the Florida Rock Shrimp stir fry was horrible. The shrimp were minuscule and tasted right out of the freezer.

OT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! If you like quality seafood, ambiance, and service, check out Montauk!They have a lot of well-portioned seafood options - each quite amazing. We sat outside, which was perfect - space and lighting. The service was so attentive, but not annoying. So glad we did not miss this place when in Vail!

OT
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside and had awesome ambience and excellent service. Food perfect too!

KS
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Montauk. There were 4 of us, 2 had fish and 2 had steak. All the meals were well done. Service was terrific

LO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff and the food is amazing. Love the varieties of oysters and the crab legs were perfect.

EE
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous meal on the patio! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious....one of our favorite spots in Lionshead Village!

C
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming to the Montauk for years. The food and service have always been top notch. It's our first restaurant of choice when coming to Vail.

BL
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were happy to find Montauk on a walk through Lionshead in Vail, and made a reservation for that evening. They are running very thin on staff during the summer. We were seated in the back at our request, but that meant that we were seriously afterthoughts for the wait staff, who were busy with the outdoor and front of house patrons.

MM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting dishes, very sophisticated yet fresh. Our seafood was universally fresh, beautifully presented, and unique.

D
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First place we go for dinner in Vail everytime we come. Excellent seafood. Probably have other items that are equally great but we don't get past the fresh seafood. Service excellent. Great wine list. Desserts are super too! See you next year.

G
Houston
150 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful seafood in Vail
Good selection
Well prepared
Very enjoyable
One of Vail’s very best

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from beginning to end
Service was great and the food was incredible

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