Splendido at the Chateau - Beaver Creek

4.8
290 reviews
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Splendido at the Chateau offers wonderful Rocky Mountain dining featuring hearty yet refined American-European cuisine. In summer, enjoy a cocktail or dine outdoors on our flower filled deck and enjoy great views of Beaver Creek Mountain. As the sun sets and the mountain chill sets in, retreat indoors and get cozy next to our lovely, double-sided, wood burning fireplace. Splendido offers entertainment by Peter Vavra, Kathy Morrow, Taylor Kundolf and Bob Finnie in the piano bar.
Splendido can comfortably accommodate a range of events including wedding receptions, family celebrations, cocktail parties, as well as business and corporate dinners with private facilities for catered meetings and seminars.
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San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Noise was perfect. The piano player was excellent. We went to bar before our table was ready and the bartender ignored us and waited on others. Obviously because we were going from bar to table with tab. The waiter brought a meal to me I did not order. He left before I could say anything. We he returned and I told him he grabbed plate and ran back to kitchen with it. Concerning if that plate went back out. I was sharing a meal with my husband and the waiter never brought an extra plate after taking the food. Food was great!!!

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London
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Highlight of our trip to Beaver Creek

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LL
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

We visit Vail three times a year and always go to Splendido for dinner each visit. The main reason we do is to see Kathy Morrow on the piano who is absolutely fantastic. In the past we have also had very good meals. Last Friday night, the 15th, we had reservations for 7:45 but that was not at a table near the music. The hostess told us if we could move it to 8:00 they could accommodate us near the music. We arrived at 8:00 and was told it would be a while. A few minutes later a table opened up in the bar area near the music. We have dined in that area before and when we inquired that evening were told we could dine there, no problem. Except the service was practically non-existent. We didn't finish dinner until 11:00 and that was after having to ask for everything several times. Also the sole which we typically have was not up to what we have had in the past and not very hot. This was particularly disappointing because we brought a couple who had never been there who regularly ski Vail to introduce them to our favorite place. What a disappointment. We will continue to visit Splendido to see Kathy but we will sit at the bar and enjoy her fantastic sound. We will not be spending that kind of money for horrible service and food that was probably sitting under the warming lamp while our waiter was doing who knows what. Used to be our favorite place for dinner in Vail. No more.

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SJ
Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Splendido delivers time and time again. Outstanding food and service through the years. This is our go to restaurant for that special meal in Beaver Creek. Their Dover sole and Colorado lamb are consistently excellent and desserts are worth saving room for.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. My husband had the ribeye, which is his favorite steak of all time. He said it was the best ribeye ever! I had the lamb chops, which were amazing. This was our favorite restaurant in Beaver Creek for fine dining. We would highly recommend Splendido. Our server was excellent. The ambience and view, just perfect.

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, superb and impeccable. The gracious hospitality was welcomed during a very important occasion. If you want delicious innovative cuisine, fresh, expertly prepared ingredients, service unmatched at many top restaurants, this is definitely a wonderful pick. Consistent, dependable, always innovating to bring the best to its loyal constituents, of which I am now one (as well as my guests). They gracefully managed volume without disturbing our experience or rushing us. Love love love this restaurant. Bravo!

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DS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening. Excellent service, food and ambiance

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DM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening....great service and ambiance....Oysters ...and Dover Sole.....divine with Brown butter sauce...great chef....and a perfect Basil Hayden Old Fashioned.....whats not to like!!!

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MJ
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambiance is great. Our service was superb.
The appetizers, wine list, and dessert were fabulous. Never have witnessed such creativity in a pastry chef!
Surprisingly, our entrees were mediocre.

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m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Pricey but worth it. The tuna poke appetizer was fantastic.

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HS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I was very disappointed with our dining experience at Splendido. I was very excited to dine here as so many people said it was the best restaurant in Beaver Creek. Definitely not!! We had the Tuna appetizer that looked and tasted like something you would get in a grocery store freezer. No real flavor. For our main course, we split the Dover Sole that others had raved about online. I am not sure why they raved about. It was below average. The sauce was the only thing that made the dish edible.
There was a nice piano player but the restaurant was so loud the music was drown out. Please don't waste your time or money here, there are much better restaurants in Beaver Creek.

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ML
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food as always. Specials are always a good pick! Also the Dover Sole for presented very well !! Will be back again

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Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Service was most impressive and the food was outstanding. The staff was amazing- from the valet to the hostess to the sommelier. A truly first class experience. The best restaurant by far in Beaver Creek. Loved it!

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Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE AND THE OLACE WITH TH PIANO IS A REALLY NICE OPTION!

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M
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice meal on Valentine's day, one of the few places in the village that we felt would hold up to other big city food scenes. High quality ingredients, well cooked and nicely plated, good service, good wine. Price was reasonable given location and quality. Wouldn't hesitate to go back for a special occasion.

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IL
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in Beaver Creek. The food, service, and piano player never disappoint here. I highly recommend the seafood tower to share as an app - it was such a fun way start to the meal with huge king crab claws, beautiful shrimp with dipping sauces, salmon, scallop crudo, lobster salad stuffed in its tail, oysters, and ahi tuna! My entree, the veal schnitzel (the special that night) was full of flavor and had a rich bernaise with duck fat potatoes and unique favored broccoli medley. The duck dish was delicious and perfectly cooked. The kitchen has an open concept through the glass so you can see the cooks at all their stations and the chefs expertly plating the food which is a fun element to the atmosphere. It is a very impressive and well run kitchen. Matt, the dining room manager, is friendly and extremely knowledgeable with wine. The wine list is outstanding. Desserts are a work of art. This is our favorite restaurant in the valley, and consistently have a memorable evening here. Thank you again for another wonderful experience!

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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!! One of the best dining experiences anywhere. Food, server, ambiance all highest level. Attention to every detail is phenomenal. Highly recommend!!

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J
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely intimate and comfortable setting with interesting and flavorful dishes. Great piano bar and awesome service.

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MS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We've been to Splendid multiple times. This, by far, was our worst experience. While the food was good the service was below expectations. From the moment we walked in we felt like second class patrons. The waitstaff took much less interest in servicing our table than others. The females at our table were upset since the waiter only poured wine for the males and ignored them. Additionally, our table was adjacent to the bar. The piano player was excellent but the sound was too loud for any conversation during dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous and delicious!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner itself was excellent (you MUST try the lamb), although we were seated 20+ min after our reservation time. Luckily, the piano player at the bar was wonderful and we had an excellent time listening and "challenging " him to play a varierty of different tunes.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very poor service. We waited on our food for two hours and were at the restaurant for four...I love a good long dinner but we were starving and largely ignored by the waiter as he was so busy. The food was very ok - for the high prices we expected it to be better. Will likely skip Splendido in favor of other restaurants next trip.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

My Wife and I ate here on 1/24/19 for our anniversary. We found the food, while good, did not meet our expectations. We have no problem paying premium prices for fine dining; it just seemed that Splendido only had the "Premium Price" but lacked the food, service, or ambience one would expect for that cost.
Dated Interior, Average Piano Bar

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Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go in Beaver Creek, always a wonderful experience!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendido delivers an excellent meal every time. Since we've been coming here, I have never had a disappointing one. Virtually all aspects of a dish are well-executed.

Tonight, we started with the special appetizer for the table: scallop crudo garnished with basil & grape slices. It was very tasty yet subtle. My husband had the wagyu beef tartare, which he said was excellent. For his entree, he enjoyed the monkfish with the short rib, both of which were cooked perfectly. My brother had the special appetizer king crab claws. He said there was so much meat, he could have just that as his entree. His entree was the Dover sole, which he has had before (my husband has also had this). Their only complaint about this dish, consistently, has been that by the time it is served, it is slightly overcooked. I had the humongous ribeye WITH BONE IN(!). It came with crisped potatoes & sauteed broccolini. This dish was also cooked perfectly & will also provide several generous meals over the next few days.

For dessert, we all shared the lemon, an innovative dish that came with a bed of lemon custard overlaid with an almond flour crumble, shaved something green (?maybe the olive oil?), & topped with a scoop of homemade lemon sorbet. The parting sweet gift, a standard, for tonight was a milk chocolate covered mango truffle on a stick.

The service is gracious & accommodating. The restaurant is elegant without being stuffy. The live piano music of standards is enjoyable without being intrusive.

Splendido continues to be a gem.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We were eager to eat the Tenderloin that we saw on the menu on line. But they were out of the dish claiming it was a busy night. I would expect such a highly rated restaurant to run out of stock on there regular options. Big disappointment!!

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TP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service service were impeccable. The quality and creativity is amazing!

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Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have not been in years and the inside has changed a lot it’s is still a very special place. I continue to think about the Dover sole
And tiramisu
(To die for) that I had last night. The service was spectacular

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal at Splendido is one to be cherished! I wait all year to order their lamb chops! They are truly delicious. Can’t wait to be back to dine again in March 🎉🙌🏻

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great place! 100% recomiendes if you are looking for a place to eat in a special ocasion.

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant back in March and again this December. The desert is out of the world, truly amazing in March it was the mushroom and now the tree although we complemented with the snowman. My wife wanted the caviar we will be back.

This restaurant is a must!

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LV
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

While the roaring fire with wine was stupendous and the appetizers were absolutely wonderful, the main course was poor (i.e., COLD mash truffled potatoes, and cold lamb). The taste of the main course was poor at best. It was bland, and lifeless. After having visited Splendid numerous times, I just find that the restaurant has declined significantly. When we talked with the staff, they tried to warm up the potatoes; however, the second try the potatoes were Luke warm. I just was extremely disappointed in the meal, and then again, how it was handled and the result. I am unsure about returning since we are Denver. It is very upsetting to have this experience at such a formerly wonderful restaurant. It is especially concerning since we were there to celebrate Christmas with friends.

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Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful location, tasty, well-presented food, good service, but rather expensive, even for Beaver Creek.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the best resteraunts i’ve ever been to

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GN
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best meal of our ski trip! Not only was the food outstanding, but the service and ambiance was top notch as well. Live piano music, candlit tables, and quixk, attentive service throughout the evening. The crab pasta appetizer was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. We also tried the scallop crudo and the octopus appetizers which were both really delicious. I ordered the monkfish entree, and my husband got their steak special which was a wonderful size portion cooked to perfection. You must try the lemon fennel dessert which is their signature dessert. You should not miss this dining experience on your trip. It was well worth the Uber drive to Beaver Creek for us from Vail and we willl make this a tradition.

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GC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for the colorado lamb, was WOWWWED!! Bill took extra special care of us, and we had the best romantic dinner with excellent wine pairings. Even a complimentary dessert to top it off. Five stars for sure at resonable price. Thanks!!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making our anniversary so special

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