Northside Kitchen

4.4
373 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

Northside Kitchen offers Homestyle Contemporary American Cuisine in a comfortable modern mountain setting. From Slow-Roasted Prime Rib and Wild Salmon, to Lobster Ravioli and Braised Lamb Shank, Northside offers a full service dinner menu every night of the week!
Northside is also famous for our bakery! Come join us for a hearty breakfast or lunch and donuts! Every night our bakery staff makes fresh donuts pastries and breads. Get here early, they sell out quickly.
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RM
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The lighting was too low and hard to read the menu

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JW
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Truly mediocre food. So disappointing after reading good reviews. How does overcomes flavorless food pass as high end cooking out here? Waiter ignored our appetizer order. Tried to bring us the wrong wine. The fish was totally overcooked. The meatballs were tough and had weird flavor. Pasta over cooked. The lamb shank was tasteless like it was braised in water - no seasoning nor herbs nor anything flavorful at all. Julienned vegetables steamed and over cooked and flavorless, like a bad 1970s idea of good cuisine. Really just such a shame, it’s so easy to properly season and cook good ingredients...

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DW
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I are long time fans. The serve the best trout in Colorado; consistently offering the best quality food at fair prices in the Valley. Jim is a unique owner who walks the floor and talks to all the patrons. I recently left my phone on the table and called it 30 minutes later, Steve was safeguarding it and even dropped it off in Edwards at the end of shift to save me a trip!

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MP
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We both had our regular orders...don't mess with perfection!
I had the tomato soup with roasted red peppers ...it was delicious! Also the Halibut, was very good, and had a great flavor. Although the halibut was great, I preferred it more the last time I had it when it had more of a broth which made the fish not as dry. We also had the chicken fried filet and a Caesar salad....which was also very good. We had the same waiter as last time who is excellent...although it seemed to take a while to get our drinks from the bar. We love Northside for good food and service at a great price.

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r
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was friendly, informative and attentive. The filet mignon and the trout were both excellent. The kitchen was efficient and food presentation was very professional.

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i
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They should stick to brunch. Dinner is mediocre at best

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Steaks were perfect

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Increible q me hayan aceptado y CONFIRMADO la reserva , y a pesar de haber llegado 10 minutos antes el gerente nos indico que ya estaba cerrado y sin explicación alguna nos cerró la puerta!

Que mala educación aceptar una reserva, hacer que nos trasladáramos y simple y sencillamente cerrarnos la puerta en la cara!!

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j
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Vacation - food was fantastic! Would recommend. Here on vacation. Really good egg rolls and filet!

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CO
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had friends from Austria with us and they enjoyed the Tuna Tartar and the Prime Rib very much and so did we. Thank you very much we had a wonderful last meal and a very nice last evening with them.

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MM
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in the Avon and Edwards Colorado areas.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There were multiple large groups who were so loud it make regular conversation impossible. The filet was great and cooked perfectly, however the sweet potato mash tasted like baby food, no texture. We love this place however the noise was unbearable and it will likely be a while before we visit again due to this.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy hour and prix fix dinner deal was a real winner. Great wine list and single glass selections. Exceeded our expectations. We’ll be back.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was fast and well prepared. Not too busy and great value for price.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely go back next time we are in town.

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M
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We REALLY wanted to like this more than we did but it was a mess from start to finish. The host (owner?) sat us quickly but amid a running commentary about all the people who have reservations showing up all at once (isn’t that how reservations work?) and how he didn’t understand how OpenTable booked so many at 6:30P and 7:00P (again, don’t you have control over that). Once seated, it took quite a bit before we had a server show up. She seemed to try hard to provide good service but it didn’t seem like that was really possible. The food was just OK. My date had overcooked halibut and I a duck dish that had some decent flavor but the components didn’t hang together at all. The fact that the restaurant was busy shouldn’t make for poorly executed dishes, either. It’s a Saturday in a busy ski town. That is presumably a good thing for a restaurant. The topper was the checks being delivered to the wrong tables after running credit cards and having to figure that out with another party since the server was busy with her other tables. Overall, a bummer of a dining experience. Hope they can figure it out because there’s certainly lots of potential.

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JH
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

THE MOST PATHETIC MEAL EVER! Fifty minutes before we were recognized by a server. Three hours later, after a one course meal for six, we waited thirty minutes just for the opportunity to pay our tab. The food was less than mediocre.

DO NOT GO HERE!!

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h
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Friendly and courteous ownership. Good food and large portions. Great value.

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place off the path. Owner was on site and friendly.

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SR
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. great ambiance. Fish, steak, drinks, desserts... all exceptional. Will be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Food was decent but overpriced for the quality.

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DK
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tracy was wonderful, the food got out fast, prices are reasonable and the donuts are wonderful (free with dinner).

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f
23 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant will surprise some...... casual, with a bar that sells wonderful donuts, but also white table cloths at dinner and delicious food. Not just comfort food but delicious fish. Nice service people and the other side of the restaurant is very casual, burgers and pizza so something for everyone. I know, a bit confusing but this restaurant has something for everyone.

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r
221 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A group of us (5 one time, 3 the next) had two meals at the Northside Kitchen. The positive: the food is very good. I can recommend the 3 course meal, which is quite a bargain at $39.95. I can recommend the trout, the caesar salad, the french onion soup, and the chicken fried filet mignon. I'm told the prime rib was good. The wine program is excellent, with many top-notch wines by the glass at fair prices. The service is, however, inconsistent. Our first night was excellent - friendly and spot-on. He handled the five of us very smoothly and well. Our second night the main course arrived within minutes of the appetizer (none of us were close to finished), the wrong wine was served, and the wrong price was charged on the bill for the supplements (two entrees were above the usual $39.95, which was fairly stated on the menu but a different price charged). And while we were leaving, someone came to the manager and said they'd been there for 45 minutes and no drinks had been served. In short, the front of the house needs serious improvement. I can recommend the food, and if you get our waiter from the first night, you'll be more than fine.

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GW
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at this restaurant many times and are always very satisfied. We enjoy the ambiance, the wines, and particularly the food and great menu items.

We cannot recommend this restaurant enough, it is a great place!!

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PH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service, waiter were great
Prime rib very good
Caesar terrible
Why does the owner walk around smililing
He should eat the Caesar
They might have staff tastings to prevent such bad food
Spoils what was otherwise a good evening

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KP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Northside Kitchen fits a niche in Vail Valley - solid food, great wine list, and for the Valley, reasonably priced. It was a quiet night when we were there, which was surprising as it was ski season. Don't know how loud it is when full, but it was really a nice night for our family with older teenagers. Appetizers were tasty and portioned as an appetizer; not so filling you're half-full when dinner arrives. Desserts (shared) were delicious.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great service will return next time in area. We called and they said they were booked until 9 pm we then went on open table and got our reservation at 7. They should have been able to accommodate with the phone call.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter was not on top of things...

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Our table was beside the door. It was so cold every time the door opened it was hard to enjoy our meal. Halibut overdone otherwise everything was very good. A bit on the pricey side. Waiter was great.

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EG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Food was fantastic. Pleasurable experience with the family of five.

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OT
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service !

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TT
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great local place in the area. Sat next to the kitchen, so it was a bit noisy. We had to wait a bit even though we had a reservation, but our waiter was amazing and the food was good

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PB
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We think this is the best restaurant in the Valley. We have eaten there often and the owner is there probably 80% of the time and he goes to the tables and talks to the customers. It is welcoming, the food is delicious and varied and the bakery is great.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Wait staff Brent fabulous

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LR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

6 of us dined for dinner. One dish was good... the gnocchi. Everything else was terrible quality and taste.

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b
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I went for nice dinner after hectic ness of New Years. Tracy our server was great but had many tables to wait on. Very friendly and conscientious. Food was good. New addition is very chilly and our table was squished in in the opening between new and old. Felt like a walkway.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tracey was our waitress, very helpful with menu descriptions. A busy place New Years Eve yet our entrees were served in a timely fashion and the plate presentation was spot on. Great value, portions were good.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. The newer terrace area was a treat as it was a bit quieter than the main restaurant.

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s
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed. High priced, and the food was mediocre to poor. The staff was nice and tried to make it better, but at the end of the day the food quality did not deliver.....

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