Fall Line Kitchen and Cocktails
Great restaurant love it for lunch
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.
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.
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
Excellent all-around food and drinks. Both the lamb and the ahi tuna were excellent.
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.
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.
Great location. We love the food. Excellent service too.
Food and service were disappointing.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Food was delicious, drinks were decent, service was average.
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.
Very close seating.
Fair service at best.
With so many places to choose from we probably won't go back.
Great food, cocktails, and wine. Loved the waygu steak.
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.
Excellent cocktails. Benefited from the wine sale. Our waiter was great.
My husband sent his meal back because it was tasteless. He NEVER does that!
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.
Very tastefully decorated restaurant with friendly staff. Loved the arugula salad and trout. Good poke, too.
Service was outstanding from start to finish. Loved it and will go back. Nice menu- very good execution
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.
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.
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...
Good food. Not a lot of vegetarian options but the salad and fritters that I had were good.
Lunchtime ski break. Great food! Cute place
Everything was nice, service, food, atmosphere. Food reasonably priced, wine selection on the expensive side
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.
UNCOMFORTABLY COLD INSIDE! Many diners kept their jackets or ski caps on. Not cool! (well, actually, it was cool.. all the way to cold!)
Richard was very welcoming. The lamb chops were fabulous.
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.
Very poor service, waited for over an hour for entrees, servers were understaffed and disoriented although the restaurant was not busy
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.
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.
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!
Fall Line Kitchen and Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.
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