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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Overall Rating

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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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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)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Really good food and service!!! The Barramundi on the sweet pea purée was delish!!! Chocolate bread pudding also a stand out!! We will be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great time with friends and another amazing experience at the Montauk!!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great Gazpacho!! And the shrimp tacos were also surprisingly good and very filling!! Nice light lunch before my hike!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We have dined at Montauk on more than 10 occasions, usually during Christmas or fall, but visited for the first time during the summer. It is always one of our favorite evenings, but not this time. Our server was terrible...no other way to describe him, and the food was definetly not the same caliber as before. We'll try again this Christmas and hope for a better experience.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful night on their patio watching the humming birds, enjoyed the cold crab and shrimp cocktail, and the black bass on sweet pea purée was beautifully presented and delicious!!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Loved the clam chowder, lobster and oysters! Great dinner - felt special.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have eaten in this restaurant numerous times and have yet to be disappointed. Both food and service is terrific. We also spoke with the owner last night; he is nothing short of an asset . Don't miss this one!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Arrived 10 minutes late for our 8:00 reservation after the Vail Jazz concert and were told "no problem." Although the restaurant was less than 3/4 full it took us 15 minutes to be served our wine...half hour for our order to for our order to be taken. The waiter said they were out of several "fresh" fish, leaving us to wonder if the other selections were frozen. We never found out. After an hour and 15 minutes and NO FOOD we cancelled the order and left. The manager on duty did not even offer to comp us our beverages. The owner called the next day to explain that the restaurant is always slammed after the jazz shows. Well then staff up, if you know that is the case! Our party of four...including two locals...will never go back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great meal awesome oysters and the jambalaya was better than I had in Louisiana!!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent meal. My wife had the sesame salmon and I the blackened grouper jumbalaya. This was particularly interesting as I have never seen this combo and it was really good. The waiter was very knowledgeable about seafood. Desert was key lime parfait which was also delicious. Ambiance reminded us of a typica seafood place down in Florida. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Have been going all my life. Surprised by the bad quality of the oysters (sick the next day). The King crab legs meat stuck to the shell... The service was bad including getting a second beer or more butter. The only thing that when well was that our glasses of water were always full. The owner was on site. A bad day for Montauk or is the restaurant loading its attention to detail?

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had not been back here in about 4 or 5 years and we were very glad we returned. Our meal was excellent-both the quality and the preparation. We will be back next year for sure!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Great service. Some of the freshest most well cooked fish in the word in my opinion!! We will be back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Service was fast
Bread, bisque and field salad were good
Poke was too salty and too much sauce, you couldn't taste the fish
Amber jack was over cooked
Sides were not good
Cocktails were average

We waited a year to come here, but the food was very disappointing

It was nice to hear the music and sit outside on the patio

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2017

One of our favorite places ! Best seafood and service. Prices seem to have gotten a bit high but then thats Vail.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on July 3, 2017

good seafood but high prices even with the cash discount

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Lobster roll on the patio for lunch was incredible!!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Was nice to sit on patio! And food was outstanding!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Montauk is a part of every visit to Vail..We were coming home from a week in Aspen and decided to stay in the mountains one more night to eat there. As always, we were not disappointed. The reservation process is seamless on Open Table. We were greeted cheerfully and seated promptly by a window that opened like double doors onto the patio. We got to dine al fresco and still be inside. Service was impeccable and the food was first rate as always. Oysters from both coasts, prawn cocktail and real honest to goodness Manhattan clam chowder. (no one serves this delicious bowl of red anymore!!) We were allowed to guide to pace of dinner which is something that is sometimes difficult in tourist areas..As usual, we loved the whole experience !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We are Vail locals who return to Montauk again and again. They never disappoint!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great food ,service and deal!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Tables too close together. Noise level was way too high. Not a nice setting.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great meal their offering 50 % off all entrees. Great service and food not to mention the discount.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Nice mix of menu options. The waiter led us the think that the entire bill would be 50% off for off season, but it was only the entree. WE still enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We love this restaurant and have dinner here each time we come to Vail. The food and service is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Crab legs and Tuna were prepared perfectly. We love the casual feel. The seafood is always fresh and perfectly prepared.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 4, 2017

We love Montauk Grill!!!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Lobster Mac and cheese great. Big pieces of lobster. Not too much sauce and crispy on top. Good size for 2-3 to share Flatiron steak perfect!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Our dinner was fantastic! Montauk does a great job! Great service, amazing food, great atmosphere! we will definitely come back! The Miso Glazed snapper is to die for, and don't forget to get the sand pie!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We have been here before several years ago and was hoping for the same experience. Unfortunately that didnt happen. Suppose you could chaulk it up to end of season but the service was spotty at best and the meal was okay but not memorable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Nate was a very nice waiter. He was very attentive to our needs and took great care of us.

The food was awesome. Very good meal at a good price.

The host/manager was very attentive as well. He boxed up our meal and spent a few minutes with us.

It had been years since we ate there. This experience was much better.

Thank you for a memorable evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 2, 2017

This was our last dinner in Vail , Montauk blew away the others that we ate at, wish we had our first meal here because we probably would have had our last dinner with them as well!
Great food great staff!!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Mussels and oysters were top notch. The fish (Wahoo) was not. Calamari tasted like it was store bought. Service was not on the same level as the price of the meal.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Simply grilled ono and sword fish tasted just like it came out of the ocean!! Great poke and oysters as well!!!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Malpque oysters and lobster mac and cheese both awesome!
Sand pie for desert!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Great food great people!!! good times for sure!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 27, 2017

It was great we where a party of 12 and everyone said it was spot on!! We'll be back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Food was great and fresh. Oysters were amazing. However, it was very quiet in Vail that night so they decided to close the kitchen early. So unprofessional and not acceptable. We were a party of three, had ordered very expensive drinks and food but were told if we wanted anything else we needed to decide in two minutes. Will never return because they are obviously all about themselves and not about customer service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Swordfish was raw. Lobster Mac was fair Food was fair at best Waiter couldn't seem to be bothered to wait on us despite the fact it was my birthday. Overpriced and underwhelmed Have been here many times in the past and it was good. Not anymore

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 20, 2017

This restaurant was what I expected. Excellent seafood, fresh. Pricey but not excessive.
Hope to return next time I'm in Vail. Kelly was a good server.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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