About WYLD

WYLD offers a robust menu of flavorful Colorado cuisine with a strong emphasis on locally sourced ingredients along with refined mountain classics using a variety of cooking techniques including a 1200-degree broiler as well as signature house-blended seasonings to bring Colorado’s rich bounty to life.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
130 Daybreak Ridge Road
Avon, CO 81620
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wild Game, Steak

Hours of Operation:
WYLD
Breakfast: Daily, 7-11 a.m.
Dinner: Friday, December 1, Saturday, December 2 & Thursday, December 7: 5:30-10 p.m.

WYLD Bar
Thursday , November 30-Sunday, December 3: from 11 a.m.
Monday, December 4-Thursday, December 7: from 3 p.m.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 748-6200

Parking Details:
Free Valet for breakfast lunch and dinner

Executive Chef:
Aaron Baxendale

Private Party Contact:
Devin Simondes: (970) 471-1168

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

WYLD Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.5

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4.1

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

we had a fantastic meal at WYLD, Chef Aaron and the sommlier put together a memorable meal! We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The table we were given was very odd for a party of five, we asked to be moved which they did to a much more comfortable table. Food was great, my filet was a wonderful piece of meat. Our service was very good without being overbearing. The restaurant really needs to up their game atmosphere and decor wise. It looks like a Marriot not a Ritz.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Ben, our waiter, was as good as it gets; experienced, attentive and knowledgable about wines. My lambchops were medium rare despite my asking for medium. The whipped potatoes accompanied were lackluster although my date's baked potato was very good. The tuna credo was fabulous and the avocado mousse both unusual and delightful. The decor is rustic and dated, consistent with many Ritz Carlton restaurants.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our experience at WYLD was okay. Service from our server was horrendous! I would recommend eating at buffalos the other restaurant in the hotel much better selection and service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The brunch offering is amazing! The choices are endless and the variety is unreal. They also have some great breakfast standards! We went they were having a 2 for 1 special, but I'd even consider going at full price for a special occasion!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a special birthday planned with family, and was notified by Brendan ( manager?) that Wyld would be closed the evening I had reserved. He went above and beyond providing us with a beautiful table in the great room at the Ritz, as well as multiple food menus to chose from, and finished the dinner with a lovely cake. Service and food were impeccable, we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I really appreciated the fact that Brendan cared enough to make sure we had a memorable eventing.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Well... it was a Sunday brunch buffet. So, yuck. That makes it hard for me to be objective because who on earth wants that? No idea til we got there that there was no menu service, the excellent bloody mary drinks ($$) saved the day but barely. A pretty room and nice mountain-y feel but not that distinctive from similar others.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a great time for Sunday brunch. Daniel was a great and friendly waiter.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the live music of Austin's Rose too..lots of interesting preparations. However, the vegetarian pasta was poor-not much flavor. In this day and age there should be more vegetarian options and certainly more interesting than just noodles with vegetables thrown in. All the meat and fish entrees were great.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Beautiful setting in Batchelor Gulch with views of the ski slopes. Several starters were tempting, we shared the kale salad with cranberries and pepitas-delicious! My husband enjoyed the Bison Rigatoni prepared al dente with a rich meaty bolognese. I ordered the Shrimp and Grits, ample serving size with spicy Cajun sauce. The wine list, while expensive, had some interesting choices and included a few half bottles. A lovely evening.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great Jazz Brunch. YUM

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Several people in our group had a gluten intolerance as well as a dairy intolerance. We were all able to enjoy an excellent breakfast with no problems! I had the Cast Iron Huevos Rancheros and they were excellent! My husband loved his Duck Hash and eggs, and my kids were thrilled they could have gluten free, dairy free pancakes and bacon! Thank you for a delicious breakfast with great view of the mountain!

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Sadly we were disappointed in our experience Friday night. I read the reviews, and decided to have an early dinner there before the Vail Jazz Fest performance located in the ballroom. You have people checking into a hotel (i.e. stopped cars getting luggage, children, etc.), people checking out of a hotel, people coming in for dinner, people leaving for dinner elsewhere, people coming in for the concert - valet was impossible. Not the valet parker's vault, poor design for car "in and out". When we checked in for dinner we told the hostess AND our server we were there for the concert. Not once did anyone direct us to get our valet parking ticket validated. After we stood in line to hand our ticket over (after the concert), we were told we had to go inside and pay?? We then had to track down our hostess, who had to pull up our reservation to "prove" that we had indeed had dinner there. Back to dinner, our server seemed to vanish right about 7:20 when we needed to pay to get to the line forming outside the ballroom at 7:30. We also were not told until we got to WYLD that the regular dinner menu was unavailable except for a few choices, they wanted you to have the $45 buffett. We each had two cocktails/glasses of wine. When our bill came it was double the cost of the buffett. Definitely a mark up on the alcohol. Not connected to WYLD, but the bars at the concert, manned by the Ritz, were slow, and terribly over priced. One gin & tonic, one Rose (they wouldn't pour a glass of chardonnay, had to buy a whole bottle?) was $45. I think on a normal night (no concert), with a normal menu option, it could have been a very enjoyable evening. But my guests will only remember the frustrations. When the last part of your evening is the frustrating attempts to get your car (after a performance that last ONLY one hour?), it's the last impression. When will event venues figure out that valet parking can make or break your evening??

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Ben our waiter was very professional
& also funny

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal food and service! Had a wonderful time listening to live music and enjoying WYLD's large selection on their brunch buffet! I would absolutely recommend to everyone to check out WYLD.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Although the restaurant is more on the pricey side, everything was delicious, especially the local breads served. The service was impeccable, definitely worth a visit.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We had a reservation with OpenTable and we were asked if you wanted to sit outside which we except. The view is great and music was being played. Our server tim came over and introduced himself. I asked if we could also order the bar menu and he said yes. I went to the bathroom and I noticed there was another restaurant at the hotel which is called buffaloes, and I noticed that on Thursday they have ribs as a special. My friend really wanted to have the ribs so we thought about going over to buffaloes instead of wild. We came back to the table and asked Tim if we could order the ribs from the other restaurant in here and he said sure we could. We order dinner and five minutes later he returned telling us that they had Run out of ribs. My friend order a very plain burger which came a little overcooked with no lettuce and tomato. He did not want to return and he ate it My husband had a very juicy burger that came with fries , we also got an order for onion rings it was very delicious and I had the quinoa salad which I enjoyed very much with a piece of salmon on top. Overall I liked my dinner very much . my friend Who had the over cooked hamburger did not like it. I would return there in a minute. The menu on the wild restaurant is not that seducing. I would recommend them making over the menu. The bar used to be a lot prettier when he used to be Wolfgang puck.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 27, 2017

This was our first return to the Ritz at Bachelor Gulch since Spago was the main restaurant (which was exceptional). The group I was with entered the evening excited to return and try Wyld, with expectations of another excellent experience. Unfortunately Wyld fell quite below expectations. Food was largely good (great in some cases) except for the mac and cheese, which was watery, bland, and overcooked. The service was bad for an average restaurant, let alone one at a pricepoint such as Wyld. Waiter was absent after taking entree order. One member of our party didn't receive her first drink until an hour into the meal. The rest of us were never asked for a refill and had to make multiple attempts to get the slightest attention from our waiter. My first drink was never bussed away even after I finally got my glass of wine, which arrived when I was more than halfway through the entree I had paired it with.

In short, there are far better places to spend your money at for dinner at Beaver Creek. We had a lovely experience with great food and truly great service at Grouse Mountain Grill the evening prior, and it was a better value as well. The Ritz can do far better.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Good food, awesome menu. Wait staff was good but not great. Seemed in a hurry each time at table.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food is good. Disappointing meat entrees in terms of portion sizes. 12 oz meat choices are
Too large for most of us.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We were very disappointed with Wyld. The food was ok. Had to send steak back bc it was cold. The service was awful. Took way too long to get our meal. Then the wait staff took my daughters food away before she was finished.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Definitely a must when visiting Beaver Creek or Bachelor's Gulch! We had a fabulous dinner!!!!!! Great food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Best lamp chops ever! Great place to dine while in Bachlor Gulch ski trip.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Not great, not bad. Service was good, food was somewhat average for the price and being in a Ritz. The dining room is comfortable, with nice view of mountain. They did make a good attempt at using local ingredients and game, but a lot of the dishes did not quite come off as expected.

The service was actually good the night we were there (some reviews did complain about this), but again the price for quality just wasn't there. Might be they are trying just a little too hard to be unique and in doing so miss on occasion.

Very convenient, however if you are staying in the hotel!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We ate at Wyld and were not at all impressed. We had steaks and they were less than desirable (although I will say the Brussels sprouts were outstanding). The service had to be the worst part of it all. I ordered a drink and it was wrong three different times. They forgot another drink - just not at all what you'd expect from a restaurant at the Ritz.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 17, 2017

It is horrendous that the Ritz is associated with this restaurant. From beginning to end there was not one positive quality. Waited for our reservation, sat next to the bussing station and all the children in a nearly empty restaurant. Service was terrible, never offered if we wanted a second bottle of wine, waited 50 minutes for salads, the clanking of polishing silverware behind us, our waiter was missing. Food was cold, crunchy noodles in the pasta dish, raclette was pathetic, overall inedible. We left as quickly as possible (2 hours after our reservation) on nearly empty stomachs. I would NOT recommend!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Anniversary ski trip

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We are part time residents in Avon, CO. and had not yet tried the new restaurant at the Ritz in Bachelors Gulch so we decided to try it on Valentine's Day. The restaurant hasn't changed much from the past tenants. The only difference we noted was the colors - now a bit more rustic but still has a very empty feeling with the very high ceilings. The food was very good as was the service BUT we were not told (when making the reservation) that they would be having a prix fixe that night. The price per person was $150 which included one glass of champagne. Our bill came close to $500 with wine and tip. Not what we were expecting not sure we will go back. Sorry!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great food. Restaurant staff was impeccable.

Total disappointment with the bar staff. Had to beg to get a drink more than once.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a very disappointing experience there. There were 4 of us and we ordered the Raclette and a mushroom pizza for appetizers. The raclette was $32 and was primarily fingerling potatoes with a small bit of cheese on top. Pizza was a decent size however the crust was thick and undercooked. Entrees came without any sides. The buccatini was primarily pasta with hardly any lamb ragout. The short ribs were undercooked. Two of us split the stripped bass which was tasty but would have been better as an individual portion. Extensive wine list but very pricey.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent food! It's at the Ritz, so expect that level of service and quality! Will be back

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Healthy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was great, wine list had a range of super fun options. Our server was outstanding and really made our experience top notch. She was great with my 7 year old and helped make the evening a fantastic experience. The 2011 Talenti Brunello was singing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The menu on their website shows a petit 8 ounce prime filet for $52. It still does right now. But in the restaurant it was $68. Effectively with tax and 20% gratuity that is OVER $90 for a half pound filet. That is just unreal. Other steak restaurants charge in the $40s for a filet (Elways next door in Vail is $45 and their 28 ounce porterhouse is only $66). Similarly the Ribeye is $54 on the website menu, but $62 in the restaurant. It felt very misleading. My wife planned to have the filet, but refused to pay that much for a half of pound of steak--especially after the "bait and switch" from their website.

I had the buffalo ribeye and my wife had the pasta which was just ok. The ribeye was an excellent cut of meat, but the seasoning was just average. We were looking forward to trying Wyld and to having a steakhouse in the Ritz that we could look forward to visiting often. Unfortunately, the menu seems like it is trying too hard and the prices are just outrageous. It is not nearly as good as most prime steakhouses, yet charges 1.5x more. If you overcharge, you have to deliver a truly spectacular meal and experience. Wyld delivered neither. We were disappointed all of the way around.

Also, the restaurant does not have a unique atmosphere and is basically just the same as Spagos from before. They need to gut the space and gut the menu and start over with a very "Ritz-like experience". Wyld fails on the menu, pricing, taste and ambiance. It is too bad.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Actually never had a chance to eat here. We booked on open table, only to be told that our reservation was denied two hours before dining. Apparently the restaurant was booked full, and they didn't have a chance to update open table. I did receive a call notifying me and they were nice enough to recommend a different place.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Solid lunch. Will return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Mac and cheese was horrible. No cheese just noodles.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2017

It is a new dining place in the Vail Valley, but that's it. Not great, not a must go to, but ok. I guess if you are staying at the Ritz you eat there, but not a destination. It's just ok - not worth the money. I'm not going back and I live here.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Reservation was at 7:30. We arrived at around 7:05 to have drinks at the bar. We checked in with the hostess who quickly informed us that we are early and our table is not ready. I said we anticipated that but just really wanted to have a drink at the bar. Hostess was already aggravated with something... I don't think it was us. Anyway she said she would retrieve us from the bar at 7:30. At around 7:40 we realized that she hadn't gotten us. So we cleared our tab and went back to the hostess. She informed us that table still was not ready...and now was really put out with us. Still not sure what we did wrong beyond showing up early. Pretty sure the waiter forgot is a couple of times. From the time we sat dinner lasted about 2.5 hours.

The food was really good, just really poor service from the hostess and the waiter.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Accommodating service! Food was a little bland though- I would not recommend the pappardelle if you're looking for something extraordinary

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