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Ludwig's

4.6
4.6
215 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.

**Please note beginning 12/19/2021 Ludwigs will only be offering the Buffet for Breakfast**


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Booked 25 times today
  • 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 Club

    Vail’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

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

Menu

Amuse

  • Gougère Duo

    Duck Confit and Siberian Royal Sturgeon Caviar

    1st Course

    • Basil Scented Chilled Maine Lobster

      English Cucumber, Avocado Puree, Heirloom Tomatoes, Mango Turmeric Aioli

      • Beetroot Carpaccio*

        Haystack Peppered Goat Cheese, Blood Orange, Herb Salad, Candied Walnut, Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

        2nd Course

        • "Winter-Garden" Salad

          Baby Vegetables, Truffle Hazelnut Crumble, Garlic Flowers, Aged Shallot & Sherry Vinaigrette

          3rd Course

          • Roasted Chestnut & Porcini Bisque

            Wild Mushroom, Herbed Focaccia, Parsley Oil

            4th Course

            Choice of

            • Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef Tenderloin

              Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Charred Baby Carrots, Dukkha Spice, Parsnip Potato Puree, Red Wine Mustard Seed Jus

              • Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut

                Smoked Bacon, Pearl Onion, White Asparagus, Saffron Lobster Emulsion

                • Pan Seared Daikon "Scallop"*

                  Parsnip Potato Puree, Toasted Farro, Heirloom Tomato Chutney

                  5th Course

                  • Gingerbread Spiced Cake

                    Dulce Chocolate Mousse, Peppermint Cream, Toasted Coconut Crumble

                    Last updated: August 6, 2021

                    What 215 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
                    • 4.7Ambience
                    • 4.1Value

                    NoiseQuiet

                    Loved For

                    • Mountains

                      Great for Brunch

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                    1. F

                      Fast

                      Los Angeles

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall3food4service1ambience4

                      Unique atmosphere. Beautiful decor. Food was good, but should be outstanding. Service was initially slow, but picked up…. Probably a result of nationwide labor shortage. Would definitely go again; especially because the adjacent lounge was so much fun …with guitarist.

                    2. KW

                      KarenW

                      Las Vegas

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food was fantastic, it reminded me of being in Switzerland. The atmosphere was gorgeous and service was spot on. I highly recommend.

                    3. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      6 reviews

                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on January 20, 2022

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      Beautiful room, great service, good food. Bar drinks were perfect

                    4. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 17, 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      Wonderful staff Well timed courses Perfectly prepared courses

                    5. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Dallas

                      4 reviews

                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on January 16, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      We enjoy all the selections at breakfast and wait staff is very friendly and very accommodating.

                    6. AL

                      AliciaL

                      Las Vegas

                      10 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on January 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Impressive

                    7. AD

                      AlexanderD

                      New York Area

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on January 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food was excellent. We came with our two boys and the wait staff was so wonderful to them.

                    8. c

                      catherinei

                      San Diego

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 13, 2022

                      overall3food3service5ambience5

                      3 in our party ordered Dover sole. This is deboned at the table by a very skilled person. However, it takes up too much time , so first deboned fish is cold by the time last is served. Suggestions.skip the presentation debone in the kitchen so all meals are served at the same time and hot. The fish and sauce were good, fingerling potatoes, nothing special. Rolls came cold in a basket. One non drinker was served a hot drink in a plastic cup. Yuck! The star of the meal was the cheesecake which was outstanding. Definitely kudos to the dessert chef. Service by the very personable Sam was also outstanding.

                    9. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 9, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Unbelievable food. Just be prepared for a hefty bill.

                    10. AP

                      AmyP

                      Denver

                      16 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      16 reviews

                      Dined on January 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Food was good. Prices were way too high.

                    11. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 3, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Absolutely amazing experience! Highly recommend visiting Ludwig’s.

                    12. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Denver

                      1 review

                      vip
                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 3, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We dined here to celebrate friends and the New Year. Started the evening out in the library with live music in the hotel. For dinner our server Sam was amazing, attentive, funny, engaging, and knowledgeable about the menu. Bonus treat for us was the cotton candy delicacy at the end.

                    13. KM

                      KathleenM

                      Philadelphia

                      7 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on January 2, 2022

                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                      We went here for the Breakfast Buffet which cost $52.00 per person. Our hotel offered a breakfast buffet as well but I had decided to pay for this expensive breakfast thinking it would offer a European breakfast style with the lovely bake goods. I was quite disappointed because the breakfast was another fancy American breakfast with eggs to order. The bread and Danishes were dense and not flaky. Service was excellent and the sun room area was a lovely place to sit for breakfast (which we did not sit in the area either but highly recommend). If you are staying in the hotel, highly recommend the breakfast if it comes with your room (which seemed to be the reason the place was packed).

                    14. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New Orleans

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on January 2, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Outstanding menu and service. Very quiet and great for any setting. We had the crab cake, bisque, venison and wagyu steak. All great dishes!

                    15. S

                      Sharonh

                      Denver

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 23, 2021

                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                      The hashbrown potato and other cooked items have an odd and bad smelling oil/butter. Many of the bread, egg options were missing due to the reservation time available. Cappuccino was very good as well as the fruits. For $54 breakfast buffet per person you would expect a high quality oil which doesn't over power the food's natural taste itself. Kids was $32 and no la cart option available during christmas when we went. Staff was friendly and accommodating. I would recommend going not during peak season for better quality and prices.

                    16. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      12 reviews

                      vip
                      1.0

                      12 reviews

                      Dined on December 22, 2021

                      overall1food1service1ambience5

                      It pains me to write this review because I love this restaurant. The breakfast buffet was one of the worst buffets I have ever seen. The eggs benedict were old, hard and inedible. The cheese blintzes were soggy and old, the salmon on bagel was cold and hard. They were out of several items and not interested in replenishing. Our waiter only came by to serve us old and lukewarm coffee. For over $50 per person this was ridiculously expensive. Save your money and go through a fast food drive through. At least your food will be mostly hot and fresh.

                    17. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 20, 2021

                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                      Very limited menu, no cocktail menu, showed up 20 minutes early and was sat 15 minutes late. VERY pricey. Clearly a brunch not dinner spot.

                    18. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Milwaukee

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 20, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Exceptional

                    19. RM

                      RobertM

                      Dallas

                      29 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      29 reviews

                      Dined on December 18, 2021

                      overall5food5service2ambience3

                      Food and selections were excellent. Service was slow though and some items on the buffet never got replenished or took a long time to get more.

                    20. OK

                      OlgaK

                      New York Area

                      7 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on December 18, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food and service are excellent. Highly recommend

                    21. AA

                      AnnaA

                      Birmingham

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 18, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing food, service and ambience !

                    22. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Denver

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on December 15, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food was absolutely delicious. The eggs Benedict and the cappuccino was my personal favorite. But the best part was the view! It was snowing and we got a table with a view!

                    23. PA

                      PamelaA

                      San Francisco

                      7 reviews

                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on December 12, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The brunch was fabulous and had a great variety of foods to choose from. We were seated in a cozy room with interesting woodwork and a coppy panel ceiling. The evergreens outside were flocked with snow. It was a great brunch with friends!

                    24. AM

                      AnneMargaretS

                      Miami

                      9 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined on December 10, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Simply outstanding!!!

                    25. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 8, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Ludwig’s was absolutely wonderful. The dish-ware is hand painted and so beautiful, the hosts & servers are warm & welcoming, & the food is delicious. The glass atrium sitting area is so unique & magical. I dined by myself & my server, Natalia, was so kind & attentive & genuinely seemed passionate about her job. I’m definitely making this a regular breakfast spot.

                    26. LR

                      LuisR

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 8, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The experience was great! Natalia was amazing! We went for anniversary breakfast and was spectacular!

                    27. BR

                      BethR

                      Denver

                      7 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on December 5, 2021

                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                      We had a great experience for the most part with one exception. We arrived for an 11:00 reservation; they stop seating at noon for breakfast. Several people in our group ordered the buffet, and many of the hot items were empty (eggs, bacon, hash browns, sausage etc). When we asked about replenishment, one server said they were getting near the end of the buffet and may not replenish. I was surprised and said then we may have to order off the menu instead, but they ended up replenishing everything and making sure we had plenty of whatever we wanted. All’s well that ends well!

                    28. IM

                      IMP987

                      Los Angeles

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on December 4, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The BEST brunch you can eat! The cups for coffee are gigantic and the ambiance is devine! We are in love with that whole hotel!!

                    29. JA

                      JackieA

                      Denver

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 4, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We had breakfast at Ludwigs. The food was good and the ambience was pleasant.

                    30. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on November 25, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing experience

                    31. LF

                      LizF

                      Chicago

                      7 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on November 14, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      An incredible Bruch Buffet in a beautiful setting! Will be sure to go again when in Vial.

                    32. d

                      danad

                      Los Angeles

                      4 reviews

                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on November 9, 2021

                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                      Beautiful setting and great service

                    33. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 27, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We enjoyed an excellent birthday breakfast at Ludwig’s. The staff was friendly, professional and attentive. We sat on the glass enclosed terrace with snow coming down and snow covered scenery all around us. The food was wonderful. We would highly recommend having a meal here.

                    34. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Oxford

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 26, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      It was me and my husband’s first day of our honeymoon, and the staff greeted us with mimosas! The buffet can not be beat, breakfast was absolutely lovely, and if you can sit next to the windows, the view is spectacular!

                    35. M

                      wayneM

                      Denver

                      9 reviews

                      5.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined on October 25, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Ludwigs is a great spot for breakfast in a light, airy atrium that is exactly like those found in fine European hotels. Good food, great service.

                    36. LA

                      LAuraw

                      Denver

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 15, 2021

                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                      I mentioned in my reservation that it was our anniversary and we would like a window table. This was never acknowledged. Why ask?

                    37. JD

                      JimmyD

                      Denver

                      7 reviews

                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on October 14, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Ludwig’s has a breakfast Buffett everyday. The number of food choices including baked goods is amazing. You will not leave hungry! The service is fantastic and they are always asking if you need anything or checking to see if you are satisfied.

                    38. F

                      Funsands

                      Chicago

                      55 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      55 reviews

                      Dined on October 4, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Suzanne was great and informative re: Breckinridge, Vail & Aspen. Great ambiance, dined in the sunroom. I opted for Huevos Rancheros (highly recommended), wifey went for Buffet (many options). Like all things Vail, it can be pricey.

                    39. E

                      Emily

                      Denver

                      2 reviews

                      3.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on October 3, 2021

                      overall3food2service5ambience4

                      I understand that guests are paying for the location/name, but the food was mediocre at best and it cost a damn fortune. Nearly $100 for two people to eat a simple breakfast that was barely a step up from Denny’s is pretty outrageous. (I got oatmeal with a side of bacon, my husband ordered the eggs Benedict, two coffees and a fresh OJ) The sunroom was a fun touch and the service was good but those things alone weren’t enough to offset the “meh” meal. We could have eaten the continental breakfast in our hotel and been just as satisfied for a fraction of the price. Had the ingredients been better and the meal itself been more outstanding, the price wouldn’t have been an issue.

                    40. S

                      Susan123

                      Phoenix

                      14 reviews

                      5.0

                      14 reviews

                      Dined on September 29, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent breakfast. I don't think Ive ever seen quite as lovely a breakfast buffet selection. The dishes were all so lovely, not your average breakfast fare. Every item is chef prepared. The pastries, the eggs benedict, the fresh squeezed juice, fresh fruit, smoked salmon, and a strawberry basil mimosa to top it all off. What a way to start a day off in Vail!!! Loved this restaurant. Loved the hotel too!

                    FAQs

                    Ludwig's is rated 4.6 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                    Booked 25 times today
                    Google Map for Ludwig's

                    20 Vail Road Vail, CO 81657

                    • 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 Club

                      Vail’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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