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Ludwig's

4.8
4.8
254 Reviews
$31 to $50
European

Come and enjoy breakfast and dinner at Ludwig's Restaurant at the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail!
Start the day off right with a bountiful European style breakfast served in the beautiful glass enclosed Ludwig’s terrace overlooking Gore Creek. End the day enjoying our creative cuisine in a truly unique and charming Bavarian setting.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Breakfast, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 479-5523

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Marshall

  • Private party facilities

    "The Stüberl" offers the privacy for that special occasion. Please call Amy Lilyquist at 970-479-14

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Thoma: (970) 479-5535

  • Neighborhood

    Vail

  • Cross street

    W. Meadow Drive

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking at the hotel for dining guests up to 2 hours, availability permitting.

  • Public transit

    Vail in town bus stop in front of restaurant entrance, and minutes away from the public parking structure and transportation center.

  • Entertainment

    Kings ClubVail’s best après ski and après dinner gathering spot is right here in the King's Club with live entertainment. Comfortable seating, a roaring fireplace, your favorite cocktail and plenty of entertainment make the King's Club the perfect spot to unwind after a day in the mountains!

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Menu

Please ask your server for any gluten free, lactose free, vegan, or vegetarian breakfast options

Signature Buffet

  • Sonnenalp Breakfast Buffet$54.00

    Included in breakfast room packages. Buffet Featuring: Eggs Any Style (Scrambled, Fried, Poached, Boiled, Omelets, Benedicts) Hash Browns, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast, Waffles, Pancakes, Quiche, Blintzes, Oatmeal, Cereals, Muesli, Yogurt, Assorted Pastries & Muffins, Assorted Breads, Bagels, Fresh Fruit & Berries, Charcuterie, Cheese, and More. Included in our Buffet Breakfast: Lavazza Coffees and Ronnefeldt Tea Selections, Pasteurized Juices, Assorted Sodas

    Beverages

      Morning Booster

      $7

      • Ginger-Lemon-Cayenne

        • Carrot-Turmeric

          • Spinach-Cucumber-Apple-Lime

            Cold Drinks

            • Fresh Squeezed Juices$14.00

              Orange, Grapefruit, Carrot, Green Juice

              • Pasteurized Juices

                Included: Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Tomato, V8, Pineapple

                • Assorted Sodas

                  Included

                  • Iced Tea

                    Included

                    • Sparkling or Still$6.00

                      Cocktails

                      • Chandon Spritz$13.00

                        Chandon Garden Spritz on Ice

                        • Moscow Mule*$13.00

                          Spring 44 Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime; ask your server about seasonal mule options

                          • Hibiscus Mimosa$13.00

                            House Hibiscus Syrup, Prosecco

                            • Blood Orange Mimosa$13.00

                              Blood Orange Coulis, Prosecco

                              Hot Drinks

                              • Lavazza Coffee

                                Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                • Lavazza Decaf

                                  Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                  • Espresso

                                    Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                    • Macchiato

                                      Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                      • Double Espresso

                                        Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                        • Cappuccino

                                          Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                          • Café Latte

                                            Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                            • Hot Chocolate

                                              Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                              • Ronnefeldt Loose Tea

                                                Included: Fruity Chamomile, Fresh Mint, Red Fruit, Green Dragon, Rooibos Vanilla, Verbena, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling Summer Gold

                                                Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                What 254 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                4.8
                                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.8Food
                                                • 4.7Service
                                                • 4.7Ambience
                                                • 4.3Value

                                                NoiseQuiet

                                                Loved For

                                                • Mountains

                                                  Great for Brunch

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                                                1. DR

                                                  DennisR

                                                  Denver

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always a great place, service and food, long traction and a great place in Vail

                                                2. D

                                                  Doctorskiluv2ear

                                                  Denver

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                  Beautiful venue. Great food and service. A bit pricey.

                                                3. EI

                                                  ErinI

                                                  Denver

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We are so fortunate to have such a unique and authentic restaurant in our backyard! Thank you for the thoughtful and excellent service! The breakfast buffet is always exceptional and the staff always willing to go out of their way to accomodate a request. In a time of extreme staff shortages and reduced hours or opening days it is such a treat to have a fabulous breakfast experience in a gorgeous setting. Thank you for your commitment to our valley and fantastic food!

                                                4. RN

                                                  RussN

                                                  Denver

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Tricia, our server was excellent, and the food, ambiance, and service was excellent. Perfect setting to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and well worth the 90 minute drive from Denver. Tricia was very attentive and readily retrieved additional items from the buffet as we requested. Great!

                                                5. C

                                                  Carole

                                                  Phoenix

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                  overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                  Easter brunch!

                                                6. RN

                                                  RobinN

                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great staff plus great food!

                                                7. SM

                                                  SlavaM

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent food, but at a price

                                                8. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We fell on this restaurant at the last minute looking for a Friday evening reservation not at 515pm. We didnt plan ahead. What a lovely surprise. The food was delicious, the service impeccable, and we could hear each other talk across the table wo shouting. We will definitely be back.

                                                9. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Hawaii

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  We went straight off the slopes at 5:15 pm on a Friday, so we had the place practically to ourselves. Servers were fantastic, the food (scallops for app, wild boar and venison mains) were excellent, Erdinger bier was really good, and the surprise champagne cotton candy at the end was delightful.

                                                10. S

                                                  Sunny

                                                  New York Area

                                                  38 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  38 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely evening with my wife and younger son at Ludwig's. Excellent food, drink and ambiance.

                                                11. BB

                                                  BuckB

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Ludwig’s is one of the most authentic and relaxing experiences you will find. The service is fantastic and friendly. Don’t plan on eating lunch. Best breakfast experience in the US.

                                                12. LD

                                                  LauraD

                                                  New York Area

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fantastic food, first rate service, and great ambiance. Every dish was perfectly prepared and presented. The wait staff was terrific. And the room has wonderful alpine decor and a comfortable warm feeling to it. The terrace room is also a beautiful place to dine. I highly recommend a dinner at Ludwig’s while you’re in Vail.

                                                13. C

                                                  Carman

                                                  St. Louis

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Ludwig's is a nice semi formal restaurant with high quality food, a creative menu and wonderful staff. Its a pleasure to spend once evening at this place.

                                                14. MB

                                                  MaryB

                                                  Denver

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent service. They kindly seated us early. Perfectly attentive staff. Food was delicious. We were pleasantly impressed.

                                                15. O

                                                  Orlando1

                                                  Orlando

                                                  45 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  45 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great menu! Food was outstanding and service was impeccable! Delightful evening

                                                16. MM

                                                  MatthewM

                                                  Denver

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Best breakfast/brunch in the valley! Meghan was a wonderful server. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality!

                                                17. C

                                                  Clancy

                                                  Chicago

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Sons send off to nyc and new job.

                                                18. FS

                                                  FrankS

                                                  Denver

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                  Really good food Excellent presentation Expensive Most frustrating part was wine came halfway through dinner Didn’t seem like that’s the norm though Bomb dessert Creative sweet treat when they bring the check

                                                19. NL

                                                  NicL

                                                  Minneapolis

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Charming and cozy decor. Outstanding service. Food was very well done, not too fancy and not to simple.

                                                20. D

                                                  Dutchess

                                                  Denver

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Ludwig's brunch is quite a treat! Pricey, but worth the occasional splurge.

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Philadelphia

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Friday, March 4, 2022

                                                22. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Denver

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Tucked away in back of the hotel. Has decent food but overpriced for the size.

                                                23. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Wow, day 20 of 21 of our holiday and we found Ludwig's. So far ahead of the rest it's untrue. Fine dining at its best. The restaurant is quiet and beautifully constructed. The food was subkime, Chef's take on crab cake and velvety wagyu tenderloin. Lena our server was just amazing - a complete contrast to the rushed pushy servicd we have experienced everywhere else. The Chef came out to chat too - he has a real passion for food. We loved this place so much and so sad we only found it at the end of the trip.

                                                24. s

                                                  skiwidave

                                                  Orange County

                                                  24 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  24 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food and service. This restaurant does not open on Mondays and Tuesdays at the present time.

                                                25. RW

                                                  RobertW

                                                  Phoenix

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  One of the finest restaurants I have experienced The Wagyu Filet was absolutely perfect Great atmosphere

                                                26. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Denver

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Quality food and service

                                                27. TW

                                                  TrishW

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                  An excellent dining experience. The food was superb. They have the perfect Gruner Veltliner wines. The atmosphere lovely as always. Always look forward to a night out at Ludwig's.

                                                28. JF

                                                  JannyF

                                                  Palm Springs

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Delightful brunch in a lovely setting.

                                                29. BW

                                                  BrandyW

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing and delicious

                                                30. LD

                                                  LarryD

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Love the place. Dover some and venison are great. Little Gem salad is incredible

                                                31. CC

                                                  CanadianCleo

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  An amazing experience! The restaurant was beautiful and the staff was so friendly. They truly made me feel welcome and special on my birthday. The buffet was also delicious!

                                                32. M

                                                  Missy

                                                  Wilmington

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Enjoyed the rose petals on tables and the rose given to the women for Valentines Day! Beautiful decor with attention to detail.

                                                33. DA

                                                  DeeAh

                                                  Houston

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Dining at Ludwig’s is always a pleasant experience!

                                                34. H

                                                  Harry

                                                  Nashville

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food was second to none and the service was equivalent. If you're looking for a so-so experience go somewhere else.

                                                35. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Denver

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Birthday meal. Very nice setting, service, ambiance and food. Expensive but lovely for a special occasion.

                                                36. CM

                                                  ColoradoMom

                                                  Denver

                                                  34 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  34 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                  overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                  Expensive but very nice ambiance. Exceptional service. We didn’t order dessert but they brought us a cotton candy tree with some chocolates. Really fun! Very attentive waitstaff and beautiful decor and ambiance.

                                                37. RO

                                                  RichO

                                                  Denver

                                                  36 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  36 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Very elegant and warm dining room met us, and Sam our Server fit in with that theme, and was super friendly. Food was delicious and the crab cake appetizer was the best anyone at the table had ever had. It was a great evening. Well done Ludwig’s.

                                                38. o

                                                  olgav

                                                  Las Vegas

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Baby Arugula & Radicchio Salad Rogue Creamy Smokey Blue Cheese (upon request), Toasted Hazelnuts, Red Gr Garlic Fingerling Potatoes, Wilted Rainbow Swiss Chard, Lemon Caper Butter Sauce Crispy Skinned Icelandic Arctic Char Baby Potato Shells, Braised Leek, Dill Infused Olive Oil, PEI Mussel Cream Japanese Amberjack Tartar $24.00 Dashi Soy Custard, Avocado Yogurt Purée, Rice Cracker, Yuzu-Truffle Dressing Japanese Amberjack Tartar Dashi Soy Custard, Avocado Yogurt Purée, Rice Cracker, Yuzu-Truffle Dressing

                                                39. G

                                                  Georgian

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  28 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  28 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Best buffet in vail and best service

                                                40. KO

                                                  KerriO

                                                  Fort Lauderdale

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Everything was great. As I had read in a previous review, they have live music after in the lounge and that just made the night complete.

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Physical distancing

                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                • Protective equipment

                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

                                                FAQs

                                                Ludwig's is rated 4.8 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                Booked 1 time today
                                                Google Map for Ludwig's

                                                20 Vail Road Vail, CO 81657

                                                Additional information

                                                • Cross street

                                                  W. Meadow Drive

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  Vail

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  European, Breakfast, Contemporary American

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Resort Casual

                                                • Parking details

                                                  Complimentary valet parking at the hotel for dining guests up to 2 hours, availability permitting.

                                                • Public transit

                                                  Vail in town bus stop in front of restaurant entrance, and minutes away from the public parking structure and transportation center.

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Joshua Marshall

                                                • Entertainment

                                                  Kings ClubVail’s best après ski and après dinner gathering spot is right here in the King's Club with live entertainment. Comfortable seating, a roaring fireplace, your favorite cocktail and plenty of entertainment make the King's Club the perfect spot to unwind after a day in the mountains!

                                                • Additional

                                                  Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

                                                • Phone number

                                                  (970) 479-5523

                                                • Private party facilities

                                                  "The Stüberl" offers the privacy for that special occasion. Please call Amy Lilyquist at 970-479-14

                                                • Private party contact

                                                  Alyssa Thoma: (970) 479-5535

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