About SaddleRidge

SaddleRidge has the feeling of the old west with forty-foot ceilings and a huge fireplace. The restaurant features a large collection of Indian and American Western artifacts, adding to the elegant yet comfortable dining experience.

44 Meadow Lane
Avon, CO 81620
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southwest, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(970) 754-5456

Website:
http://www.saddleridgebeavercreek.com/

Parking Details:
All guests park in St. James Parking Garage and call Village Transportation at (970) 949-1938 for complimentarty shuttle service. Please allow 10-15 minutes prior to reservation time for shuttle service pick-up.

Public Transit:
Guests staying within Beaver Creek Resort should take the complimentary Village Transportation at (970) 949-1938 to SaddleRidge. Please allow 10-15 minutes prior to reservation time for shuttle pick-up.

Executive Chef:
Adam Roth

Private Party Facilities:
Saddleridge can accommodate parties of 20 or more.

Private Party Contact:
Beaver Creek Sales Department: (970) 754-5762

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Large parties of 9 or more should call the SaddleRidge reservation line.(970)754-5456 for availablity and more information.

SaddleRidge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (117)
Good for Groups (115)
Scenic View (94)
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Fit for Foodies (81)
Romantic (71)
Kid-friendly (68)
Notable Wine List (58)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Great for Lunch (18)
Authentic (13)
Live Music (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We go to Saddleridge about once every 2 weeks. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the whole Vail Valley! The service is incredible, Nikki anticipates your every need and makes you feel like you are the most important people in the whole place. For perfect cocktails just ask Kevin for whatever you can think of and it will be perfect. The food is phenomenal! I can't say enough about the atmosphere if you have any interest in western artifacts this is a must see. Entertainment is also 1st rate. Do yourselves a favor and try this treasure. Nikki and Kevin will ensure that your experience is perfect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Most importantly-- great food. I had probably one of the best pork chops ever. And I don't rave about pork chops, trust me. The veggies are fresh and wonderfully presented. Service started out a bit indifferent with my having to ask the host to have a server come over. One we got going with our server and warmed things up a bit-- it worked out well.

Chairs need to be replaced /kinda rickety? Fine that the restaurant has wooden tables but it should not be the case that you are seemingly at a bar. Polish the tables or do something to make them more special-- esp. when one is paying $50 plus for an entree, etc.

Recommend the Ravenwood single-vineyard Zins as a good price-performing wine to go with the food.

Really enjoyed the guitar player/singer who I think is there Wed-Fri / a certain "authentic-ness" to the experience.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The meal and the service were excellent. The staff was very attentive and the food presentation and taste was the best I have encountered in some time.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2017

The chicken with sage, ham, and farro was phenomenal!! Great ambiance too :)

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2017

A $2.00 "up charge" for adding ice to a drink is strange to me.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Sadleridge is a regular destination for us that come every year. The food was good and the ambience and Leon Lottlebird was assine. Great guitar playing adding much to the night. Worth the detour for the guitar alone.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Saddleridge is filled with interesting western artifacts and history. Ask for Steve to give you the lowdown on the building history with Lehman Brothers etc. My older parents took the beaver creek shuttle up to the restaurant. There are lots of steps up but there is an elevator around the side of the building for someone that needs that. Then also an indoor elevator.
I skied to the restaurant off of gold dust on the cat walk behind the buildings following the signs to Saddleridge. The cat walk was not downhill so I would not suggest that route for snowboarders. At the end of lunch there is a sled pulled by a large commercial snowbmobile that will take you back up to the hay meadow area where you can ski down to the centennial lift. There is a fair amount of walking however from where the sled drops you off to get to a downhill area but was still fun to do. Food was delicious. Only negative would be they do not offer any bread basket or bread on the table before or with the meal for you bread lovers or someone arriving very hungry. For $8 you can get 2 pieces of toasted cornbread. The squash soup was outstanding. Overall all the food we ordered was delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 22, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful, The food excellent but menu extremely limited. We could only get a reservation for 6 or 8:45pm. We took the 6, very disappointed to see after that when arrived there was only one more table taken?!? When we left around 7:30 only maybe a quarter of restaurant was busy?!? Upset that we have to rush after skiing to eat almost in an empty restaurant. Our waitress was very efficient but hostess had no clue where to find artifacts in restaurant?!?

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went to Saddleridge for Valentines Day having been there many times before. What a disappointment! Five entrees on the menu, one was an 18 oz. pork chop, a pasta, a fish, two steak preparations, three salads and an extremely limited appetizer selection. Nothing like the menu shown on Open Table and nothing like we have seen in the past. Food was good, service was prompt but nothing special. When we received our bill there was a "rocks charge" added to the cost of our drinks. They charge for ice? The cost of the drinks is consistent with other high end restaurants and the food items are not inexpensive. Do they really need to charge for ice? This is a "company store" owned by Vail Resorts and advertised as a top flight restaurant. I remember the days when Saddleridge was worthy of that classification but understand now why we were able to get reservations on Valentines Day so easily and there were so many empty seats. It will be a long time before we think of returning. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Not great food. Nice ambience, but we should have known to leave when we were the only ones there at 6pm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great food overall but would like to see more steak options and additional side dishes such as baked potatoes

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Second year we have taken a break from skiing to have a family lunch at SaddleRidge. We all love the service, ambience and decor. Food is great and kids menu is great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We loved our meal at SaddleRidge. The atmosphere is perfect for a mountain fine dining experience and found the history interesting. However, service was poor and very slow. If an establishment is going to bill itself as a fine dining restaurant, then it should present the entire package which includes good & friendly service that pays attention to customers. I fully anticipate exceptional service when spending good money.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The menu is very limited. The food was ok but far far from meeting the pricing. Ridiculously overpriced

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Wonderful views, good food. We skied over and were given comfortable slippers to wear. They are now open for lunch and it is a leisurely lunch. Should you wish to return home rather than to continue skiing, the Beaver Creek shuttle stops right in front of the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and excellent food. A unique dinning experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 31, 2017

The food was pretty average for the price
My chair broke and I ended up on the floor
I am 6'0' 200 lbs.

The waitress was wonderful. I am not sure there was a manager

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Gorgeous venue, attentive staff, and unique mountain cuisine.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2017

We have been dining at this restaurant for over five years. Excellent food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Just a AMAZING experience all around. Everything on the menu is delicious! The service was GREAT!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Nice restaurant with a proper western motif. I'll be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 7, 2017

One of my absolute favorites in the whole Vail Valley! Always incredible food, drinks and service! The ambiance and views are unsurpassed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2017

A great spot in Beaver Creek. The menu is pretty typical for mountain restaurants. Everything we ordered was good. We shared a couple of appetizers. The cheese plate and a venison dish. Both good. For mains we had the pork chop, the cowboy steak and the salmon. All were excellent. We also shared a couple of small plate add ons that were only so so. This was my 4th or 5th visit. We usually go here for special occasions. It is worth arriving early to spend some time looking around. Saddleridge has an interesting story. Originally developed by Lehman Brothers as a corporate retreat. Big investment in 19th century antiques.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Excellent service and good. The ride on the ski door was a highlight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2016

With so many excellent restaurants in BC (and the surrounding Vail Valley), it's definitely a tough task to shine against the competition. It seems like this menu and food has slipped a bit here over the past years. The dining room (and surrounding rooms) is large and open with a large warm fireplace and live music. There is also a collection of interesting "Old West" memorabilia on display ... although I wish there were notes or plaques to define some of the pieces' history. For example, we had heard that General Custer's hat and canteen were on display ... and although we did find an old hat and canteen in a display case in another back room, there was no note to identify them as Custer's (strange). The food was good, but with so many other excellent dining options in BC, we will probably pass this one up the next time we're in town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Very enjoyable spot for a big family dinner. Everyone loves it here! Flute music- lovely!!!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Went here for Christmas Eve. The food was great,but the service wasn't as good as it should be for such an expensive restaurant. Many mistakes were made throughout the night... They seemed understaffed in my opinion which is a shame.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Restaurant has Gorgeous architecture with fascinating Early American history and delicious western menu. But the best was the wonderful Native American music performed by Leon Redbird!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Went here with son's family including two small grandchildren. They loved the Western and Indian art and artifacts. Menu seemed limited but food was good. I had elk loin. Wife and daughter-in-law had chicken. Son had small plates. Kids had grilled cheese. Everything was good but not outstanding. Prices are high. I thought they over-hyped the place in their advertising. Was expecting more of an experience than we got.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Tried to get a 7pm reservation for a large party. Arrived to an empty restaurant for a later reservation. Waiter only came by to take drink order and food order. Did not ask us to order second drink/anything else. Had to ask for extra items and utensils. . Very inattentive despite restaurant being empty. Food was cold and mediocre. For a $$$$ this was a major disappointment.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Only negative is the parking issue

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2016

We have been dining in Vail and BC for decades. This place is the best. The ambiance sets the tone for everything - and then the food delivers. Service is always awesome

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on March 24, 2016

Saddle Ridge was the perfect place to meet those skiing and those reaching the restaurant by shuttle. The warm cozy shoes, the relics, ambience, and the service make Saddle Ridge 5 star. The hearty lunch was just what was needed after a long morning if skiing.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 22, 2016

Awesome lunch today with family. From beginning to end it was a fun and delicious experience. Highly recommend!

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 16, 2016

Unique setting and wondrously decorated with genuine western antiques . Can be noisy and busy but they handle it well . Food very good. Wine list pricey . Dine later for excellent adult evening...wander and explore the memorabilia.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 16, 2016

We had two lunch stops here while skiing Beaver Creek mountain. You can ski in and out to ski the afternoon easily. The food is healthy and fresh. I wish there were a bit more variety or a la carte selections. The squash soup was divine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Way overpriced for the location & ambiance. Vail Resorts needs to reposition this somewhat remote restaurant. Nearly $50 entrees can work in Vail or BC proper, not in this location.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Our server was great. We ate light. Shared the enchiladas. Really good! The snowmobile ride to the restaurant was so fun. We had a great tour of the building and memorabilia. Great experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on March 4, 2016

This location is worth the time to go - unlike anything you've ever seen. It's like you're in a Western movie having dinner. Good wild game selections and drinks. Be sure to ask to take the tour afterwards. Well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Visited Saddle Ridge for the first time in quite a few years and was very pleasantly surprised. We went with one of our children and her kids primarily because we thought the grandkids would enjoy the western motif. They certainly did, but we also enjoyed the food and service. Appetizers, entrees and desert were all excellent. In addition that had a very respectable wine list. Well worth the short ride up the hill to Saddle Ridge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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