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Gessner Steakhouse, Vail, CO

Gessner Steakhouse

4.4
4.4
193 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Food and drink celebrate the culinary heritage of the Colorado Rockies. This delicious blend of cultures echoes Vail’s own heritage, modeled after the Alpine town of Zermatt, Switzerland.

Gessner Steakhouse and bar, are open breakfast and dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies. Featuring Locally sourced beef and fresh fish.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
  • Phone number
    (970) 479-7014
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Pascal Coudouy
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that can accommodate up to 12 people for special occasions or events. The room is enclosed with views and access to the balcony to enjoy the wonderful Gore Creek only steps away. First come, first serve with a minimum of $500 for breakfast, and $1500 for dinner.
  • Neighborhood
    Vail
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet service for each guest that comes to dine in Gessner. Minimum of $25 to spend for free valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Good for groups

  • Denver / Colorado

    Healthy

  • Mountains

    Good for business meals

  • Mountains

    Good for groups

  • Mountains

    Healthy

193 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very very good the best thing about the restaurant is the service

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  2. PeggyN

    Denver

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service great. Food selection good. Food very good.

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  3. JesseS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group dinner while at a conference. The staff were very attentive and timed the food delivery perfectly with appetizers, salads, followed by main courses. Food was prepared well and everyone commented on how good their food was. Will definitely come back if we stay here again.

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  4. JeremyV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Let’s just say, it’s not what you would call a nice steakhouse.

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  5. Quetza

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible and personalized service from Damian Food is very good but too expensive just like everything in Vail

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  6. foodie

    Coastal Georgia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and staff We will definitely come back here to eat.

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  7. ThomasH

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service and great atmosphere - terrific combination.

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  8. Arturo

    Mexico City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comida (sabor, presentación), atención, servicio, ambiente, bebidas inmejorables. Precio adecuado. Vale la pena.

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  9. ML24

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our experience - it is a quiet and fairly uncrowded dining option in the hotel. The French onion soup and the chicken were good, and the drink options are nice as well.

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  10. Slaws

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Ugh. Gessner was a total mixed bag. The location is great, easy in and out. The food was good too. But the ambience and service were two thumbs down. It's is basically the dining hall for the hotel. That should tell you all you need to know.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time. Our waiter, Damien, was very friendly and made our time special.

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  12. BethF

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal. Fantastic servers. Great night celebrating husband’s birthday.

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  13. RmEx

    Austin

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was terrible. They had to remake dinner twice because once it was cold and the second time, the chicken was not fully cooked. The chef couldn’t be bothered to discuss a severe allergy. We have been going to the restaurant of this hotel for the past 25 years and this is by far the worst service of the hotel in two decades.

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  14. EvelyneB

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was lovely and we had a great window table! Our waitress was personable and very accommodating. We were disappointed in the buffet from a standpoint of choices available. I would have loved to see an omelet station. Would have really enjoyed some bacon and ham for breakfast area. We did order fresh (non chicken) waffles for our granddaughter and chef kindly accommodated her request. Thank you... A second choice of salad would have been appreciated as well. The desserts were all superb!

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  15. DomC

    Tampa

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of 6 celebrated Easter Sunday buffet and we had a wonderful time at Gessnet. The food and service was excellent and the Easter Bunny was there as well. We can’t wait to come back next Easter!

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  16. BobC

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service fine, ambience nice, food presented very nicely. The food simply isn't very good. Overly salty on all entrees. Short ribs chewy VS fall apart. Much better choices at this price point in Vail

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fresh and good. Best cheese I ever had and their salmon was olive oil poached. Never had any better salmon

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  18. KennethM

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Waiter was superb. Food not very good, risotto not cooked.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a brand new restaurant with delicious food. Worth passing the village for a night.

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  20. JohnM

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Limited menu couldn’t find anything to have as an appetizer.

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  21. JacquieL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our favorite visit to Gessner. We had a great experience and would definitely recommend to friends.

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  22. WilliamM

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Attic Char and short ribs were both very good.

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  23. kgud

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and they took care of my allergies and made my food gluten free. I am celiac, and I was comfortable and felt fine after. But others in my party were less pleased with their food. They said good but not great. Or good for “hotel food.” I really enjoyed mine.

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  24. TexasToni

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fixed menu for New Year’s Eve. The first and second course were very good. The main course was disappointing. The texture of beef short ribs was not good, mushy and heavy. The sea bass had bones in it and was dry. Dessert was okay, nothing special. We were there for 90 minutes and had 2 rounds of drinks before we got our second course. Service was slow. I think they must be under staffed. For the price we paid I don’t recommend this restaurant.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Severely overpriced

    1 person found this helpful

  26. JillD

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Six of us celebrated a friend’s birthday at Gessner. We were generally disappointed in the quality of the food - especially for the price, and with the menu options. The wine selection by the glass was mediocre (La Marca Prosecco?) and would have been fine for an average family restaurant but not one that is billed as high end. All of that said, the bar area was lively and the bar menu (which is not available in the restaurant) looked much better.

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  27. GaryG

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy Xmas buffet

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  28. steves

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Pro: convenient if staying at the Hyatt. Cons: average food, inexperienced service staff, overpriced for experience.

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  29. HeatherD

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was amazing. We each had the Christmas prime rib special and it was a bit cold, but still delicious. Holiday drinks were a delicious delight.

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  30. Bdub

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Thanksgiving dinner buffet. Many choices and everything was fresh and tasty. Wait staff were friendly and professional.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friend and I who had just met a few days prior went for restaurant week for the special on the trout and French onion soup and bread pudding! The trout itself was just ok, but the side it came with was delicious and the French onion soup was mouth watering! The bread pudding was the best part of the whole dinner (besides my date). She looked so beautiful and we had a great conversation the whole time!

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  32. FineDiner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Has complementary valet parking too.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. KellieW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Friday evening dinner, restaurant wasn’t too busy, quaint atmosphere. Bread appetizer was best part of the meal. Entrees disappointing - $65 Filets ordered medium was butterflied? I don’t expect a $65 filet mignon served that way. Sauce on steak was odd flavor/maybe over heated? Mashed potatoes gummy.

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  34. TomL

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was incredibly pleasant and attentive. We truly enjoyed each meal there!

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  35. KellyK

    Denver

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Mother’s Day brunch- regular local here. I first asked the waiter could see if the bartender could make a mocktail because I don’t drink. He said “I’m not sure.” I said I’m sure the bartender can figure something out. He comes back with a mocktail. Was really good but he gave no options before just bringing something. No dessert offered today. He said “I’ll go see what I can do.” He comes back with a dinner menu saying “the kitchen says you can pick off of here.” Why no Mother’s Day dessert options? Went to City Market instead for cupcakes. I went to the front desk to ask for change for the valet. “Let me see. Ok here.” No smile no hospitality at the front desk today either. No greeting whatsoever. I said hello. Best service was from the main valet guy today who took our picture and the host at the restaurant who was very nice. Other than that there needs to be some coaching on how to greet guests and service levels. Service is going downhill here.

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  36. ZachL

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I wish I had something good to say. I booked this for Mother's Day Brunch. We had been to this location (different restaurant) pre covid for Easter and had an amazing experience; great food, service, ambiance, etc. Sorry to say that The Gessner didn't live up to its predecessor. The menue was very plain for breakfast; nothing special Western Omelette, waffles, eggs and hash, salmon, etc. Nothing creative or interesting not even eggs Benedict. My hash was rubbery 1.5-2" cubes of beef brisket, with un rendered fat, cut with the grain, that was under seasoned and bland. The potatoes must have been stored in the same warmer/tray as the salmon, and smelled of pre cooked poached fish. My wife's omlette had over cooke fillings and burnt eggs. My son's waffles were obviously pre cooked; dry, brittle and cold, with the 'macerated' berries being just a couple of blueberries on the side. Wish the service was better, We waited 5 min for the hostess to greet us. After being shown to our table, it took them 10+ min to come and check on coffee/drinks, and then another 10 to come back for our orders. We weren't asked for another round/refills until after they had already brought our meal. I spoke to the MOD, JP(?) and he did offer to refund our meal. I always prefer to give a second chance (everyone needs a mulligan sometimes, especially after a busy winter season), and offered to take a gift cert to come back another time. He thanked me, took my card and information, and said he'd reach out the next week. No email, no call, no gift cert. Overall, very disappointing experience for Mother's Day. -Z

    1 person found this helpful

  37. DeborahH

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, pleasant live music and very good service. The food was lacking flavor. English muffin was dry but not crisp.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Way too expensive for medium food and absent service. I realize it’s shoulder season in Vail but shut the place down if you aren’t going to bother coming to the table.

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  39. GeorgeP

    Springfield

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed dining at Gessner. Nice atmosphere, great food and very good service are the highlights of this place. The views from the restaurant are amazing!

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  40. Minnie

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had our date night here and had a very special request to set personalize cutlery at the table. The staff did an impeccable job and creating a special evening for us ensuring the cutlery was at the right setting and they had a table for us with the perfect view. The dinner was delicious and we had our favourite wine.

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FAQs

Gessner Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 479-7014.

Gessner Steakhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gessner Steakhouse

1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Vail
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet service for each guest that comes to dine in Gessner. Minimum of $25 to spend for free valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pascal Coudouy
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 479-7014
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that can accommodate up to 12 people for special occasions or events. The room is enclosed with views and access to the balcony to enjoy the wonderful Gore Creek only steps away. First come, first serve with a minimum of $500 for breakfast, and $1500 for dinner.
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