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Ludwig's

4.6
4.6
310 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times 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

What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Great for brunch

  • Mountains

    Great for brunch

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  1. RG

    RobertG

    Atlanta

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dinner. The sea bass preparations was extraordinary. One of the best seafood dishes I have ever had. Beef ragout was also excellent. Maria, our personable server, was outstanding. She knew the preparation and qualities of every dish on the menu and was equally knowledgeable about the extensive wine list. It was a perfect evening!
  2. S

    Sonny

    Denver

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were running 10 minutes late, so I called the restaurant and they said it was no problem. Please come in. Then they turned us away. Worst customer service I’ve ever seen.
  3. RD

    RickD

    Naples

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On Jan29, I had a Sunday brunch reservation-booked about a week earlier-for 2 at Noon. At 11:15 a.m. on the 29th, I picked up a voicemail message left at 10:30 a.m. from Ludwig’s saying we had to be there by 11:30a.m. We arrived at 11:45 a.m. to a buffet of mostly cold food that was supposed to be hot. The omelet station was unattended. We were told we could not order from the menu. It’s just breakfast, you might say. True, except at Ludgwig’s breakfast for two is $110. All of this is beneath a hotel of the Sonenalp’s quality, which shouldn’t seek Noon reservations for a brunch it apparently, that day, wanted to close at Noon. Nor should it call its guests 90 minutes before the reservation to say show up earlier than the reservation it took. Herr Ludwig, we won’t be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!!!!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maria was an amazing hostess! Tomahawk steak was great. Chef visited the table. My girls loved it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service in the sun room. Didn’t feel rushed despite having a reservation close to when they closed for the day.
  7. MV

    MistyV

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    While the food was good, service was very poor. Not the place to go for fun, more of a quiet sophisticated Place. They also had limited cocktails- could not do a margarita or an espresso martini. Large wine selection.
  8. k

    karat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing buffet, great decor and atmosphere, yulia our waitress was great!
  9. N

    Nikojo

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Great service. Phenomenal food. Could actually have an intimate conversation.
  10. s

    stephanieh

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was amazing young man from Austria . Food was outstanding with sole deboned table side and perfectly prepared filet mignon. Swiss red wine recommended by the sommelier was surprisingly good.
  11. JP

    JaquelineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so nice and the waiter was very attentive. 👍🏽
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very expensive for many items to be almost out on the buffet. What WAS there was very good, but just not the value to justify $115 for two people.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, good quality and ambiance! Highly recommended!
  14. AJ

    AJFMD

    Jackson Hole

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    I booked a Christmas Eve reservation for four on open table. Nothing was mentioned about anything special for the night anywhere in the listing. I checked the hotel/restaurant website to see if there was a special meal and nothing was mentioned there either. We were unpleasantly surprised to find that a buffet dinner was being served, and even more surprised to find that it was $175 per person when we received the check. Drinks not included. Sorry, but no serve-yourself buffet is worth $100, let alone $175. A few of the items were quite good but much of the food was poor to mediocre, like wilted arugula in the make your own salad. Even the tap water was mediocre, lukewarm in a dirty glass. Shame on Ludwig's for their deceptiveness and greed.
  15. A

    Amanda

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There was a $175 per person mandatory buffet (which they called price fix, but it wasn't price fix, it was a buffet) that I was not informed about neither when I made the reservation, nor on the restaurant's website, nor when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation. When we were informed about this laughable cost upon sitting down and we explained that we were never told about the cost, the manager was extremely rude and unaccomodating. $175 per person for a serve-yourself buffet is outrageous even for a first class restaurant in New York, much less a random restaurant no one ever heard of in Vail, Colorado.
  16. JM

    JerryM

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We weren't aware we had a reservation for the Christmas Eve buffet. Were expecting to order dinner, however the food was awesome and the selection was great. A bit pricey however at $175/person + drinks considering we would normally expect to spend $100-$125/person including drinks and wine. The time limit of 2-hours was a bit irritating as well, however we were nearly done when informed our 'reservation had timed out'. All in all, excellent food and service as usual at the Sonnenalp .... just not exactly what we were expecting.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Christmas Eve dinner
  18. H

    Hillumbo

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Busy evening and service was obviously stressed
  19. F

    Felipe

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good slection, good food but not extraordinary
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, so clean , a big variety of food,.. all people so kind and friendly!! I recommend this restaurant 100%
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance at Ludwig’s is hard to beat. Personable and professional staff. Nice to have the omelet bar and the food choices are plentiful. Still a bit steep in price .
  22. MC

    MelC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was clearly an off morning. Food was unfilled and the hot items were warm or worse. There was no egg station. My wife and I were sat in a completely empty room although there were many empty tables in the main sections. It was not worth the 93 dollar ticket charge.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for breakfast
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a beautiful restaurant, especially when it has snowed and the trees outside of the windows are snow covered. We had a delicious breakfast. The service was friendly and efficient.
  25. ML

    MarcusL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Basically on par with a standard hotels all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, for triple the price. Staff and room are fantastic. Would I ever pay this much again? NOPE.
  26. T

    Tatyana

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love breakfast buffet at Ludwig's. The view from the dining room is amazing, china is very elegant and food is great.
  27. C

    Catmarch

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls weekend
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. All the options were amazing.
  29. SH

    ScottH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience5
    $50 per person for breakfast is outrageous for a buffet breakfast. I know it’s Vail, but that’s crazy.
  30. NT

    NhuT

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as always. Attentive service. Beautiful room where we enjoyed the breakfast. I am so glad that the hotel reopens the buffet breakfast.
  31. FF

    FoodieinFortCollins

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best brunch in Vail!
  32. MM

    MatthewM

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to be at the Sonnenalp. My favorite brunch in the vail valley
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE Best Food in town!!!!
  34. TB

    TeresaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Due to Health issues we could not stay in Vail this year but took the drive up from Denver to enjoy breakfast/brunch at Ludwig's. Was not disappointed. Would do this all again. The service was great, the restaurant and ambiance was impeccable and the food was delicious.
  35. A

    Alison

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing and the selection was excellent. They had every breakfast option you could think of with the exception of donuts and biscuits & gravy. The price of the breakfast buffet was not available on the restaurant's website nor was it on the physical menu we were provided upon arrival. We were shocked to learn to learn that breakfast for 2, without alcohol or any other upgrades, cost $100.
  36. CS

    CarlosS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our table was ready minutes after we arrived. The service was very warm and once the staff found out it was our daughter's 1 year birthday, they gifted her with a super cute Teddy Bear. The place is very pretty, clean and bright. The food was delicious and we recommend 100%
  37. G

    Gator

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Impossible to call the restaurant. Was trying to figure out if dogs were allowed on the patio. I don't think the buffet was worth the price. But service was outstanding and it was a beautiful restaurant.
  38. R

    Rudy

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good variety of brunch options, though a bit expensive. Beautiful place and terrace.
  39. TR

    TeriR

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor Sunday brunch eating custom omelettes.
  40. KG

    KG1NYC

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very noisy indoors.

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 4.6 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times 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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