About Montauk Seafood Grill

"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!

549 E. Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

Hours of Operation:
Fall Hours:
DINNER:
Nightly 5:00 -Close

Cross Street:
Lionshead Village Pedestrian Mall

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 476-2601

Website:
http://www.montaukvail.com/

Parking Details:
We are a short walk from the Lionshead Parking Structure. Parking is free after 3 p.m.

Simply, park in the structure, head West through the main entrance of Lionshead Square. Walk to the corner, turn right and then, left. We are on your right, next door to Bart and Yeti’s. Across from Patagonia, under the iron arches.

Public Transit:
We are a short walk from two local bus stops which are accessible via the Intown bus or the West Vail Green and Red buses.

When coming from the west, get off on the Lionshead/Concert Hall Plaza stop. From the east, get off on the main Lionshead stop.

Executive Chef:
Dimitri Souvorin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Montauk Seafood Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Great family dinner at Montauk. Appetizers were fantastic. Ceviche and Montaco's were my favorite. The handmade cocktails were great. Erin made an off the menu martini that I'll definitely go back for! The Miso Red Snapper was incredible!! I absolutely recommend this entree to everyone. Great atmosphere and we really love the updates the new owner made. 5 stars from me.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tapas, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Opened under new owners! Food is excellent, excellent service. Menu has many delicious choices - will have to return to experience them all. Fabulous creative children’s menu. Good luck to new owner - they deserve it for creating a new exciting restaurant in the Vail Valley.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful evening there eating delicious food. Waiter was very friendy and helpful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great. Loved the tuna dish and the calamari tasted fresh. Can't wait to return again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The NEW management has turned this failing restaurant around. The food is exceptional and the service is excellent. Reservations will be difficult to get once the ski season starts. Just like the original Montauk, mussels are a must.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The freshly updated dining room, bar and menu are not to be missed! As always the staff is friendly and efficient. Cheers to a good season! I will be back soon and often!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Not a good experience. We were celebrating our 15 year anniversary. When we walked in I told them I had a reservation and the host seemed surprised and responded with, "I'm not answering the phone since tonight is our last night open". I almost left at that point concerned that the food wouldn't be fresh and the service would be poor. Our server was good but the meals were terrible and the host did not make us feel welcome. I get that it was the last night before shutting down for "remodeling" and if we went during the season our experience may have been different but based on our experience that specific night we wouldn't go here again nor would we recommend this restaurant to those we know personally. We ended up leaving after dinner to go have apps at another nearby restaurant.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We chose this place to celebrate my husband's birthday. The cocktails from the bar took so long to get to our table that the waiter felt inclined to state that the bartender was in training and not surprisingly, the drinks tasted as such. My husband and I took a chance on the crab legs, which was a bad decision. The crab legs were so over cooked that the meat was stringy and stuck to the shell. This place was not worth spending our time or money at.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and great service! It was restaurant week and their entres were all 25.00. Great bargain!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Vail. The food is excellent. The ambiance is perfect. And the service makes you feel right at home. It is a small place but that is part of the charm. This is one place to visit every time in Vail.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Lovely date night at quiet time in Vail.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Welcoming staff and really great tastes abound in the creative combinations. Just a bit pricey on some items.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Among the restaurants that I ate at in the Vail area it had the best seafood of them all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food. Good service. Pretty expensive but that's Vail. Very casual atmosphere, not a fancy place, but we like that. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have been going here for several years this was noticeably different
It's old and tired

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was excellent. Our server Jeff was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 6, 2017

While in general the food was good, the portions were relatively small for the price.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Oysters where some of the best if ever had. Salmon belly appetizer also amazing!!! Lobster tails in the Fra Diavlo was garlicky and delicious. Ahi tuna was also beautiful!!
Had a cheese tray for dessert... all around GREAT!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

My husband and I were in Vail on vacation and we wanted a seafood dinner. The Hawaiian Swordfish was delicious. The service was excellent. We sat outside and it was very pleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Really great food and menu. Eat outside or close to a window if the weather permits. The service staff isn't as great as you would expect from an expensive place in Vail, but the food is fantastic. If you announce a special occasion, you may have to remind them. Twice. And they still may not care...

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Mantauk's waiters will pamper you! The chef prepared a gluten free calamari that was a REAL treat! An intimate Lion's Head dining experience with freshly prepared seafood - we'll certainly be back.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This restaurant marked us as a no show. We called in advance to request a later time. Apparently the woman I talked to didn't write it down. We were told that it was no problem. The restaurant was far from full.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Beautiful night on their deck, Island creek and malpeqe oysters were great! I had the sesame glazed duck also really good half bone in duck slowly roasted perfectly tender. My friend had the salmon jambalaya also top notch. And a cheese tray for dessert.
Nice find in the middle of Lionshead!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My wife and I had a reservation for a Thursday night. When we arrived at 6 pm only one table was occupied. While we were there some other dinner guests came in, but overall the restaurant was pretty empty.
Our server was very attentive and friendly. We ordered the Manhattan and New England clam chowder as appetizers. They were both very good and tasty. My wife had a Sirloin steak and I had the Ono as the main dishes. They were both excellent.
The problems started when we received the check. As far as I remembered the Ono was priced differently on the menu from what the check showed. I asked our waiter whether the price was correct and without checking he said that it was. Since I was not 100% sure I accepted his answer. When we left the restaurant I looked at the menu posted outside and it showed a different price. So I went back in, contacted the server who went outside to check. In the meantime also the hostess got involved and she and I looked into a menu and she agreed that the price they charged me was incorrect. She apologized and reran the check ( also taking off my soup which I appreciated). She said that the price in their computer system was incorrect. That explains the difference, but it also makes me wonder how thoroughly they check the prices on the menu and the computer system. Other than this we had a good dinner.

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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent lobster Mac. The clam chowder was as good as we've had while here in Vail.
Thumbs up!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Perfectly cooked swordfish and the lobsters mac and cheese was one of the best we've ever had!!!
Sand pie and bread pudding were also great!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Ahi tuna and and king crab!!! Great night out!!!!
Key lime parfait for desert!!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Overcooked fish and shrimp, flavor free sides, good wedge salad. Poor selection of wines. $112.00 tab even after the owner apologized for the poor quality.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Vail. We have a second home in East Vail so are up there frequently and make a point of eating at Montauk regularly. The food is fresh and the variety never gets old. Especially like halibut during the season.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent service and food. Great location right to our condominium.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This has been a restaurant we have gone to on a number of occasions. Their array of seafood is excellent! I believe this evening the staff including the owner was rushed with some large tables. This did affect our overall service and the quality of the food. The fish was slightly overcooked. We will continue to schedule dinners at this restaurant when we visit the area. And expect the standards to be what they had been in the past.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We eat here 3-4 times a year. this last visit they seemed to be a bit off. The calamari was below average and we wom't order it again. The seafood was good but not great. But we like Montauk because it is usually excellent. Service was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful evening with friends. Chelsea out server lead us in all the right directions. Great food and service!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Jazz was ok dinner and service made up for it!! We'll be back!!!
( for dinner not the jazz so much)

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Wonderful night on the patio, Ahi tuna was delicious, so was the Jamebilia with scallops also a winner. Cheese tray best deal in town..

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Really fun time seared scallops were super good, so we're the king crab legs. Great priced wines and a wonderful pound cake smothered in strawberries . Nice people great service!! Might come back this week!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

When we arrived just after the Vail Jazz Fest performance, the young hostess was super rude. We had one extra person and were about 5 minutes late - she copped a serious attitude even though at least half the restaurant was empty, citing concerns about the kitchen. It was so weird, then she was concerned we were a few minutes late.
We decided to have cocktails and a selection of appetizers to share - and the cost and portion sizes of the appetizers was outrageously small. $18 for lobster mac and cheese which couldn't have been more than a few ounces. The calamari was marginal - kind of bready and just a basic sauce. Worst thing was I got sick from something we ate - perhaps the seafood wasn't as fresh as it should have been? We had the tuna appetizer which I think showed in the photo as seared, but it was more of a ceviche on crackers.
In any case, the service and hostess experience was marginal at best (two servers argued over who had our table to start with). The food was just OK and the price was VERY high for what we had. Not impressed - won't be back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Place was packed, I little loud, but the food and service were top notch!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Oysters, oysters and oysters had like four dozen and finished with some cold king crab!! I'm feeling energetic!!!! Very good stuff in the middle of the country!!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful food and service!!! We come to Montauk a few times a year, this experience was everything we were expecting along with a few new menu items. The crab cakes and duck were great additions. We'll be back!!

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