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This unique slope-side restaurant is renowned for its gourmet Colorado regional cuisine featuring steaks, succulent seafood and signature wild game dishes. SaddleRidge houses one of the largest private collections of Western artifacts in the United States, outside of a museum. With more than 450 worldly wines and champagnes to choose from, guests are invited to discover the perfect pairing for lunch and dinner.
Avon, CO 81620
American, Southwest, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Tuesday: 11am-1pm
Dinner: 7 Days a week: 5:30pm-close
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Saddleridge can accommodate parties of 20 or more.
Private Party Contact:
Beaver Creek Sales Department: (970) 754-5762
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
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.
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.
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.
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?!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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