Fall Line Kitchen and Cocktails

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$31 to $50
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American
Located on Bridge Street next to the Gorsuch Building, Fall Line Kitchen and Cocktails serves an eclectic New American menu in a modern alpine setting. Using locally sourced ingredients whenever available, Chef Shawn Miller provides diners with a new prospective on traditional dishes such as Colorado Lamb Tenderloin, while producing compelling surprises with starters like tater tots and caviar. The dining room is decorated with a collection of Slim Aarons photographs that celebrate "attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places".
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant love it for lunch

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Michael
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The reviews are true - service is awful. Our apps arrived before drinks. Our server (Alex) was never present. Thank goodness the busser/runner (Juan) was there or we would never have received anything. He was terrific. The dining room was very warm but is nicely decorated. When we sat down and saw salt & pepper shakers on the table it should have been a warning. A true chef won’t need salt & pepper on the table because the food is properly seasoned and prepared. The food was not good. The poke was well prepared but lacked acid. The tots & caviar was clever but only tasted of insipid truffle oil. The charcuterie was outstanding but I’m certain it is purchased. Alex has no idea what 3 meats were featured on the plate, and instead of asking the chef he guessed wrong. All entrees were flavorless, as if the chef couldn’t find the salt cellar. (At least it was on the table.) Alex never returned to the table to see how things were. The lamb was raw, the steak was overcooked, and the trout was not seasoned. The set on the trout plate was terrific, but those flavors couldn’t help the unseasoned trout. It was very disappointing.

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MarkB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Drink orders never made it to the bar. Food was slow getting out of the kitchen. Food was good once it came. Sever said the restaurant was short staffed but was only about half full.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

We arrived on time for our 615 reservation. Order was taken promptly. Entrees arrived 55 min later ribeye was carpaccio rather than the medium rare requested. My sons lamb chop was cold. Our request to
Speak to management was ignored. A lovely venue but disappointing

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AlexR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all-around food and drinks. Both the lamb and the ahi tuna were excellent.

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JF12
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our server was not friendly, and there is a limited menu with small portions and high prices. They also were unwilling to make any adjustments to our food order. We asked to switch one of the sides for another side they offer and they said no. Not at all accommodating.

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vipMaryB
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Sorry to say this-but I will not return. The service and food were horrible. Let's start with the food;
1. My husband ordered the coquettes-I tasted one and my bite was cold, not lukewarm, it was cold-like out of the freezer cold.
2. I'm a vegetarian and I asked if I could get the mashed potatoes with truffle butter and broccolini. The Chef said "yes" and placed a big block of tofu on top. Which was kind, however, with tofu you can't just sear the outsides of a big block, you need to slice it so it heats through or even better, sear all the slices. Again, my food was not warm to the point the butter wouldn't even melt. I had to smash it into the tofu and mashed potatoes.
3. My husband ordered a meat dish and was thoroughly unimpressed.
4. I had to remind the server multiple times to ask about a vegetarian entree option. I would have been totally fine with not ordering an entree as there were several veg starter options.

Our server wasn't friendly and seemed annoyed I wasn't ordering alcohol. Before bringing the entrees, she said the bottles of French and Spanish were 1/2 price and dropped a wine menu that had all bottles of wine 1/2 price. Huh? BTW 1/2 price meant $100+. This is not the type of dining establishment that can support $200 bottles of wine.

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vipLorrieH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location. We love the food. Excellent service too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food and service were disappointing.

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vipRobertK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really nice evening. Food is excellent. Service is friendly but a few Restaurant 101 features need to be reinforced. The plates from the first course should not be removed until everyone at the table is finished. The second course should never show up before the first course is finished. When you’re paying over $100 per person, this stuff should be down pat. We’ll skip Fall Line next year.

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vipDougT
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good, but small portions for the price. There was a long delay on our food, however, the manager gave us a discount as a result. It was rather cold inside (granted it's winter, but all the other restaurants in Vail were fairly comfortable). The cocktails were pretty good.

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vipAliG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good but the noise was beyond tolerable. We had to yell across a table for two to hear each other. Not sure what can be done but they need to work on some sort k

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Food was good but tiny portions and expensive. Also, the menu is not as good as it used to be. We were disappointed after an expensive meal.

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MAmom
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant was quite small. Several tables in line with the doors. The inner door frequently remained open as customers arrived or departed - making diners uncomfortably cold.
All restaurant tables are around the bar - I feel like this place needs to decide if it wants to be a bar serving small plates of food or a true restaurant.

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vipFudgiefoodie
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Noisy! Cramped, could not even comfortably sit in the chair as someone was right at my back at another table. Food came so quickly did not even get 2nd round of drinks before entrees arrived, after telling server we were not in a hurry. Not what I expect from a restaurant serving $39 entrées.

However, it is a great location, just beyond the Covered Bridge. The quality of the food was very good. Cauliflower soup and Arugula salad great, Trout, generous portion, could have used more flavor.

If you go...expect an "energetic" noise level which is to be expected in a pretty small space and skiers eating after coming off the mountain (the night we were there, due to a very loud gentlemen across from us, it was more than "energetic). Make sure you let your server know whether you want your entrees flying out of the kitchen or served at a more typical, leisurely pace. No complaints about our server assuming she couldn't control the kitchen staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious, drinks were decent, service was average.

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vipCTFoodie311
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Didn’t like the menu at all. Appetizer menu was terrible, so most of us passed in ordering one. Outside of salad, they were weird. We’re adventurous eaters, but don’t like overly fried food. Raw oysters which I love were dramatically overpriced. We’re from the east coast and will not pay that for a dozen oysters! Kids had short ribs which were bland and tasteless. Yes, the meat fell off the bone, but try adding spice! Husband and I had salmon which was ok. They overcooked it, but nicely offered a free dessert to compensate for that. Two thumbs up for their customer service - that would make me want to return. That, and if they added a burger to the menu! Oh, forgot to mention, they don’t bring bread to the table- that is $3.50 extra. Such a joke when every entree is $34-60.

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inspired
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very close seating.
Delicious food.
Fair service at best.
With so many places to choose from we probably won't go back.

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vipKalA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails, and wine. Loved the waygu steak.

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vipJulie
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and wait staff was excellent. Our biggest disappointment was that when we asked for bread to go with our $40.00 entree they wanted to charge us for the bread. We enjoyed our dinner but will not be back for this reason. First restaurant that I have ever experienced this at.

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Getoutalot
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent cocktails. Benefited from the wine sale. Our waiter was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food

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janez
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My husband sent his meal back because it was tasteless. He NEVER does that!

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vipJeff
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, excellent service & food. We enjoyed the tuna poke, stuffed dates and rocky mountain trout! We will be back during our next trip to Vail.

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vipPklein
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tastefully decorated restaurant with friendly staff. Loved the arugula salad and trout. Good poke, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding from start to finish. Loved it and will go back. Nice menu- very good execution

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neat spot! Right on the main drag for great people watching and very clean/modern inside. Food was excellent and service was an A+. Will be back again for apres and dinner.

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DavidS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Apres and had an amazing time. We always go here when we are in Vail. Cocktails were amazing, bartenders couldn’t have been nicer and the people watching of bridge street was incredible. We went back in that night for late night drinks after dinner and ended up staying past midnight!!! Place rocks.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was very lacking for a restaurant of this level, not rude but extremely inattentive and short. The cauliflower soup was fantastic but the short rib and accompanying polenta was incredibly bland and not worth the price with all the great restaurants around...

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Julieta
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Not a lot of vegetarian options but the salad and fritters that I had were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunchtime ski break. Great food! Cute place

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was nice, service, food, atmosphere. Food reasonably priced, wine selection on the expensive side

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vipFonzarelli
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I've been to Fall Line on 3 separate occasions. Great location. Good drinks. Service is average at best. Food is surprisingly underwhelming. I can recommend going for apre cocktails but eat somewhere else.

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vipDwpLjp
Chicago
268 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

UNCOMFORTABLY COLD INSIDE! Many diners kept their jackets or ski caps on. Not cool! (well, actually, it was cool.. all the way to cold!)

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JonnaK
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Richard was very welcoming. The lamb chops were fabulous.

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SandraS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite having a reservation and seeing literally more than a dozen empty tables, we were told we would not be seated for 10-15 minutes. The hostess asked if this was okay and we pointed to the empty tables and reminded her we had made a reservation, but she said they just had a rush and was it okay to wait, not giving us an option to sit and wanting us clearly to agree. We went across the street and had a lovely meal.

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vipChristyC
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Very poor service, waited for over an hour for entrees, servers were understaffed and disoriented although the restaurant was not busy

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vipGreekduo
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Have been before. Food is great. We ate at the bar. Hate to sound pointed but the young girl at the bar is not top shelf.

We asked for food to be spaced out and it was not. She shrugged her shoulders. She was dizzty, spacey and not focused on service or connected on what to do.

The food was great end to end just poor service kills what could be a great experience.

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vipReginaW
Little Rock
29 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience3

I was there 3x that week, service was very slow although I was in no hurry it took a very long time just to get water and for 2 of my trips they didn’t gave ingredients to several of their specialty drinks. The male waiter was much better he did go out of way to tell me what he liked and what I might like since they were out of ingredients. The food was good but not consistent and the service was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fall Line was my favorite restaurant of our entire trip to Vail! The atmosphere was great the staff was attentive! The food was perfectly cooked and the flavors were amazing! Highly recommend this place!

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