White Bison

4.2
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428 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Nestled in the heart of bustling Vail Village, White Bison offers modern Colorado cuisine and craft cocktails overlooking Vail’s scenic Gore Creek.

White Bison welcomes large groups and private events.

Requests for Patio seating can be made but are not guaranteed. Patio seating is first come first serve and weather permitting.
What 428 People Are Saying
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MS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh, innovative and delicious. Excellent service. Lots of windows which provided a great view.

OT
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was not worth the wait! We had a reservation, got seated but then waited over 2 hours for our food. The waiter was horrible, the steak was over cooked after we asked about it being over cooked, he insured us it would be cooked properly but it was not. Unfortunately, we will not be back! If you want a good meal spend your $ at Lancelot.

SA
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was awesome-highly recommend the bison bond marrow! Never had it before and wish I lived close enough to get this again!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We came back for the fish tacos that we had the day before on a food tour. Very disappointed that they were not on the dinner menu. Dinner food was ok but not spectacular.

RB
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great atmosphere
A must

CM
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant evening. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Our sommelier was a great help, selected a wonderful wine for us.

b
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Love White Bison and their other spot Fall Line. Service was super slow and they weren’t really busy.

A
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frose plus a Bison Burger equals 100% Win! We'll be back soon!

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual spot to relax and enjoy upscale food!

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

One of the worst service experiences ever. The manager even got involved and nothing improved. Won’t be going back again.

F
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious bison brisket and excellent service!

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, Great food and service! We'll definitely be back!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, great atmosphere. Live music started at 4 pm. Sangria was excellent, although for $40 a pitcher there should be a little less ice.

CR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Request riverside/patio seating in summer. Inside seating in the summer is not desirable.

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Great Food/Great Service, Thank you!

AE
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Had a wonderful table on the patio with views of Gore Creek (FYI - we requested an outdoor table on OpenTable and had to request to be reseated once shown an interior table - despite several open tables on the patio). Unfortunately our server forgot our beers and appetizer. We eventually got our beer but never saw the appetizer as our dinner already arrived. My husband said his trout was good but the portion was tiny given the cost. We ended up going to Bol for a post-dinner snack. Their food, and service, was far superior.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Lives up to its reputation!

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening! Thank you for such wonderful food and gracious service!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time! Highly recommend for a nice dinner in Vail! Thank you again! We really enjoyed ourselves.

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Happy Hour - Buy one get one Drinks after 8pm. We had drinks at the bar, bartenders were very friendly. Sat out on the patio for dinner, what a beautiful view. Food and Service were great!

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Lobster BLT and Bison Burger for lunch, they were awesome. Highly recommend.

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really special place. Caesar Salad and Beef tenderloin were great, my wife had the cucumber gazpacho and loved it. Our Server was great.

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful patio! The Bison brisket was outstanding. Service timely and polite. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Pasta was bland and tasted like a kid made it. And for $28???? Give me a break. Our waiter didn’t seem to understand the menu. The room was hot with no air blowing to make us comfortable. How do these guys stay in business??

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Service was rude. Mussels were actually bad. Location is really nice

A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is WOW! A " must go" if dining in Vail Village!

A
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Excellent Location!

J
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We wanted to order a burger which was not on the menu but we know they serve them. The waitress told us we couldn't order one. We asked her to ask her boss. The manager comes over and is very nice and agrees to let us order a burger. Then a waiter served us the wrong meal (another burger with fries so we weren't the only ones who wanted one). Then the burger comes with cheese. I didn't ask for cheese. I was told that all the burgers come with cheese. REally? How would a customer know that? Had to return that burger. All in all a mess and not worth it. A shame because its located in a beautiful spot.

TM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We had a better experience at the White Bison during the past winter, but this visit will likely be our last. My Seared Tuna Panzanella Salad was very bland and the "panzanella" bread was exactly the same crostini bread from our appetizer - hard, overly dried out baguette, NOT at all the traditional panzanella. We ordered 2 appetizers and 2 entrees and all of our dishes were just mediocre at best. We expect better for a $200 dinner.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Skip it! Great location and setting but terrible food and poor service. Ordered the chicken. Was served completely raw. Waiter finally checked on our meal and brought chicken back to kitchen. New chicken wasn’t great. Meal was also expensive. Skip this place. So many better options in Vail.

HT
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to White Bison before heading to Vail fireworks. The location is great, nice along the river. We were a bit annoyed that even after the hostess said there was a table outside, we were taken to a table in the middle of the restaurant, which we then requested to move outdoors. Service started out fine, but unfortunately we had to wait quite awhile for entrees to show up. The crostini app, chicken, polenta, and salads were all great, as well as the wine.

AT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent location by the creek; perfect outdoor weather in July. Madison the hostess was so friendly and personable and got us an excellent table on the patio. Very dog friendly (on the patio) which is a HUGE plus for us. Food was excellent; service a bit spotty (she forgot us from time-to-time, and never came back with dessert menus). Not a big deal, we enjoyed our evening, and will certainly be back again (next time with our dog).

CW
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our service was terrible

SG
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was really poor. It took more than 2 hours to get our food. And the food was sub-par, especially for the price. Our waiter never came around to check on us or apologize. Nobody seemed to know what was going on at the restaurant. And nothing was comped for our inconvenience. It was like they just didn't care. Oh, and the lobster bisque didn't have any actual pieces of lobster in it, only the added flavor of lobster. They marketed things and under delivered. Very disappointing.

p
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat in the deck looking over the creek. Salad was really good. I had bison brisket that was excellent. My wife had trout which was also excellent. Too full for dessert. Highly recommended!!

JD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We Would recommend but only because of the view. Should sit on the patio. The sevice was very poor, and the menu was very limited.
We have eaten here over the years- not sure if they have new management but it was not nearly as good as it’s been in the past.

White Bison
Responded on June 29, 2019

Dear JDDD, Thank you for your feedback. Please accept my deepest apologies that your experience at White Bison did not meet your expectations. We look forward to seeing you soon and ensuring your next experience is perfect. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time, I am always available. Best Regards, Ben Christie General Manager

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live music, Great Food, Great Service! Awesome Deck!

LH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This place is overrated. The food and the service are both mediocre. Avoid.

White Bison
Responded on June 22, 2019

Dear LeeH, Thank you for your feedback. I have shared it with my team. If there is a chance to have an open dialogue regarding your experience I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. Please let me know when you might be able to join us again at White Bison so I may ensure your next experience is absolutely perfect. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Best Regards, Ben Christie General Manager

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A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! We started with the bone marrow- beautifully prepared with caramelized onions and brioche toast, this is great to share- and the iceberg wedge- classic style wedge smothered in chunky blue cheese dressing, pickled onions and two thick cut pieces of bacon rather then bacon bits!- For entrees we had the 8oz Filet- a simply decadent dish served with asparagus, blue cheese butter and cooked to a perfect medium rare- and the roasted Pork Shank -finished with citrus, fennel and mascarpone polenta- unbelievable! Service was on point and timed perfectly. Overall an excellent experience, we can't wait to go back!

White Bison
Responded on June 22, 2019

Dear Anonymous, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at White Bison! Our Team takes tremendous pride in what we do! Thank you very much for you feedback, we look forward to seeing you soon! Best Regards, Ben Christie General Manager

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was so overpriced and bland. Had a wedge salad which had very little dressing and two pieces of bacon on top. The dressing was tasteless. Then ordered filet mignon which was small and over cooked. The only topping was a slab of butter.

White Bison
Responded on June 17, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Please accept my apologies that your experience was less then exemplary. I am very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I appreciate your feedback and have shared it with my team. When you return to White Bison please let me know so I may ensure your experience is absolutely perfect. Please feel free to contact me directly anytime, I am always available. Warmest Regards, Ben Christie General Manager

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