Alpenrose Vail

4.6
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198 Reviews
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$30 and under
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German
Where guests become friends..
With lovely prepared dishes from traditional recipes to fine classics and specialties with a touch of international culinary inspiration.
We serve simple tasty home-style cuisine with hearty goulash, dumpling specialties, Kässpätzle and a savoury snack plate as well as a sweet finish with a selection of traditional Alpine desserts like Marillenknödel, Dampfnudeln, Palatschinken or apple strudel.
For families and get-togethers with friends try our Walliser tomato fondue at long, comfy family tables and for our little one's we offer a special kid's menu.
Warmth, hospitality and enjoying life - Welcome to Alpenrose!
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were seated immediately, our server took our order quickly, we were served within minutes, and we were done within an hour. No leisurely dinner for us. The tables are so close that you feel as though you are dining with the people next to you. The menu has changed and the selections aren’t nearly as good as in the past. I felt that our dinner was way overpriced for what we had. We were so disappointed; we loved the old Alpenrose Rose. We shall not return.

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JayC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The host first sat us at table beside the restroom. The chairs were very uncomfortable as they were from an old single seat chairlift. Could barely reach the table to eat. The waitress attended and without saying a word just burst out laughing for whatever reason. She left hysterically to the main entrance. Everyone within the vicinity including the bartender looked at her with disbelief. Extremely rude and very unprofessional for such a high rated restaurant. That was the first strike.

I asked for my wife and I to be moved to another table. A new waitress seated us on the 2nd level. She was attentive but too little too late. Original waitress completely ruined the experience. My wife returned from restroom and was blocked by another waitress standing on the stairs. She reluctantly moved to allow my wife to pass. Strike two.

The meal was served and the food was okay at best. My wife's spatzle dinner was luke warm. Strike three.

Overall, very poor service from two waitresses that ruined the meal and the experience. I will definitely share this story to everyone and will not recommend your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding outside porch overlooking Vail’s main strip.

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vipScout
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around!!

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vipDavid
Chicago
150 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are few things as great as sitting outside in the sun enjoying the amazing food at Alpenrosen. It is a Vail tradition with great food and excellent service. This is one place I always go to when in Vail.

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CeceliaE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Where else can u get genuine Bavarian food in such charming ambience with waiters and waitresses in Bavarian country dress? We're glad we wandered past Alpenrose restaurant in Vail last summer and decided to give the cuisine a try. Just walking around the old Bavarian style interior is a treat that you will want to share with your friends. Its like stepping into the Bavarian past. You can almost hear sheep bleating outside!

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SandyL
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best meals we have ever had in Vail, with the most adorable ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic place!!!

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vip1968Miller
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate at Alpenrose a year ago and had a wonderful time. We made a reservation for this trip and weren’t disappointed. Great food, wonderful ambiance, service not to be beat. Even though the restaurant was full my wife commented that we could carry on a quiet conversation. Definitely a must when visiting Vail

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Jdjnj
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been coming here for 10 year, but the new owners changed the menu and got rid of the old staff.
They no longer have bundesteller, or veal vienna schnitzel (they only have the pork version)
Also no American wines on the list.

The food we had was good, but we were disappointed that they got rid of our favorites.

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IRENEG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food very good. Our only comment is about how difficult it was to get into and out of the two person table that we had in a corner. We were squeezed next to a much larger table and another two person table. In spite of that we would definitely return, but just maybe ask for a different table.

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SilviaS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came for a casual dinner and were in awe for the place, the ambience, the food. The restaurant is set up like a little German chalet very warm and original. The food is outstanding and the selection is also pretty wide. Would definitely come back.

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really enjoyed the potato soup. Of our four entrees, the duck was the best and the goulash wassecondbest. The schnitzel was ok.

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Batman
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Favorite spot in Vail. Smoked salmon was amazing.

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vipVivianaC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. The service was great and the food was fantastic. Wonderful experience overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere! Loved it!

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vipRochiosoncs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo súper rico!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan was amazing!!! He made the whole experience very welcoming and we loved the pretzel and tomato soup! Beautiful environment and will definitely return next time we are in town :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños

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Mydiamonds88
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We've been going to Alpenrose for a long time. We find the food excellent. The concern regarding Alpenrose is its ability to handle groups. The seating plan is constricted for a group of five or more. This year, our group was six plus a baby requiring a high chair. We could not move once seated without forcing adjoining tables to rise and allow egress. We recognize the Alpenrose is simply trying to maximize space but it is causing guests to become less enthusiastic about its ambience and food. If you are not comfortable in the seatinga arrangements it is more difficult for a group to enjoy the experience. And, the Alpenrose needs more coat storage. Everyone comes in wearing gear. There are few coat hooks and, unless you specifically ask, you are unaware that Alpenrose will store a jacket in its back room.

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MickiS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They thought of everything with the charming decor! Great cozy stop on a cold day. We weren’t in town long on our first visit to Vail but this made the experience. Service was quick and friendly, food and drinks were good and presentation was stunning. Duck was a bit dry but there was sauce on the side. Overall worth the price. Our party had 2 babies and they were welcoming. Not crowded on a Saturday at noon but it seemed like the inside tables were all reserved and outside tables were available for walk-up.

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LorrieL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant! We go every time we are in Vail.

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vipHilldoc
Savannah
43 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved the Spätzle! We’ll be back for the desserts!!! Thank you!!

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vipMargot
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved Alpenrose! Super hip casual European chalet chic decor and our food was delicious. A gem in Vail and we will be back for sure!

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CarolynG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

There wasn’t a good wine list. Most was undrinkable. We ordered a grapefruit and vodka but they were out of grapefruit. We ordered a dish with a side of potato salad. It came with boiled potatoes. The portions were small and the cost was $38.00.
The decor was adorable but the food was awful.

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vipPaulA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Traditional German fare in a festive alpine ambience. Friendly service and good value for Vail! Enjoyable times.

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Paule
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

the food is not good. The specialty, a swiss fondue with tomatoes ( never heard of such thing in Switzerland, Austria nor French Alps) is really a can of tomato campbell soup mixed with cheddar, served with pieces of commercial sliced brown bread and cherry tomatoes floating in the fondue. Selection of wine is not adequate, only costumes are authentic though nobody dresses like that since Heidi passed away.

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none
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True authentic experience

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bevyo
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun restaurant with an Austrian flare. Enjoyed the ambiance, service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Panama
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Acogedor chalet! Comida auténtica y excelente servicio

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SDSL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it! Great ambiance, terrific service and a wonderful evening. We will definitely return!

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DanielleM
Berlin
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is awesome! The service was fast, the servers were polite, the ambiance is just lovely, the food delicious, and I didn’t try the bakery but it looked yummy! Great experience all around. And a kids menu!

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DanelleC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was under-impressed with the food at Alpenrose Vail. There were many extra things on our plates that did not add to the quality of the meal. I think that the idea of this type of food is wonderful but the execution was poor. The cocktails were too sugary and the bread for the fondue was very stale. I know that this may be the style but it wasn't very good.

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vipJbushkoff
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to go back! Been coming to vail for years and some how have never been! Big mistake!

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AlfredH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dieses Abendessen war am das beste das wir seit lange Zeit essen haben. Wir können nur gut Dinge sagen., und kommen bald zurück.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a well thought out experience. From the accommodating staff, to the beautiful room and food and drinks presentation we felt like family, dining in an alpine fairy tale.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and very helpful. Overall service was outstanding. The food was also outstanding. Great pretzel, great fondue and loved the schnitzel.

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New2AI
Jacksonville
57 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The cheese fondue and tomato soup were good and the caprese salad was OK but the place seemed a bit dead...it's great great great if you like that type of food!~

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warreng
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot. Not ridiculously overpriced like most of Vail. Sat at the first date table which was pretty sweet. Would highly recommend and will likely return

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SherriK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was welcoming, cozy and warm. Food was delicious and waitstaff was very attentive. A lovely evening was had by all.

FAQs

Alpenrose Vail offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 476-8899.

Alpenrose Vail is rated 4.6 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.