Tavern on the Square

4.1
69 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, in the Arrabelle within Lionshead Village, the Tavern has an exciting array of breakfast, lunch, après and dinner menus with the perfect atmosphere for making new memories. With live music nightly during peak season and an outdoor patio with breathtaking mountain views, the Tavern is the perfect spot after a day on the mountain.

Delight your senses and discover the unique creations of Chef Paul Wade, from locally sourced ingredients, to fuel you before or after a day on the mountain. Enjoy a food selection for all tastes, an eclectic wine list, microbrews and fresh cocktails to complement any dish. The Tavern is also kid-friendly and dog-friendly. Our dedicated team is proud to invite you on a culinary voyage, with a diverse menu selection, including vegan and gluten free options.
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San Diego
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

They need to train their staff! They have young people underwater w little to no training on service. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and the cork broke. They just used a napkin to wipe it off and served it up.

The salad was ok. We ordered the chili and it was not edible. They did not charge us for the chili , but they didn’t do anything to make up for it either.

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Denver
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt and Bill did a great job, selection was perfect, well certainly go back.

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KS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was horrible. Ended up walking out.

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JM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Special!!

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B
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visited Tavern on the Square during restaurant week and the food was fabulous!! Also, the service was good (almost too much attention), and it was quiet enough so we could have a nice conversation. The special for restaurant week was four courses, and every one of the dishes was DELICIOUS. I had the lamb shank for the entree, and my husband had the seafood stew.

This was our first time, and we will be back! In fact, maybe we will go again this week.

Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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G
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Food was over salted and overpriced. Yes, it is Vail, but we had tremendous other dinners there for the same price. We were one of only 3 tables seated in the restaurant and it's as if they couldn't have cared less that we were there. Definitely skip this place...SOOO many other better options!

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LE
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent burger, fried chicken salad and toasted cheese sandwich! Great service too!

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere! We would recommend to anyone!

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible, took 30 minutes for first beer. Mile high nachos a BIG disappointment. Had to request everything.
NEVER returning.

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SH
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very good meal at prices slightly less than most other places in Vail. It's a lively scene, even in the dining area (the bar is very loud, and the dining area just pretty loud). Server Jacob was fantastic! Personable, knew the menu, got things to us quickly, updated us on kitchen progress, refilled drinks. What more could we ask?! I had the chicken pot pie--terrific!

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GL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice evening

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BW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lively ambience, entertaining band, a great place to go with friends apres ski or for other occasions to have fun and enjoy good food.

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l
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is good, not great, the appetizer menu didn’t have anything appealing to me. I realize that is a personal preference and may have been great for someone else. Our server was great. The flatbread was delicious. Pad Thai is what I had and I just didn’t love it.

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WL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We always enjoy coming to the Tavern. Service is mediocre- takes forever and the food is pretty good but there is nothing outstanding about it. Just a go-to spot in Lionshead

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Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Great chicken wings but other than that, I wasn’t impressed with the food.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Server was fine but not supported by her staff. Bartender was terrible - completely disengaged drinks took over 45min. Chefs and expo team missed two dishes in our group of 6. Very disappointing

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food way over priced for what was served.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, kid friendly, family atmosphere, they even have an amazing vegan menu, just ask!

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JM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Portions are huge. If quantity over quality is important this is a great place. Very average food. The nachos presentation was obscene.

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TL
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant serves needs of Arrabelle guests for all three meals but guests from nearby condos come too. Interior is very elegant yet they are flexible enough not to require dress code and there are plenty of hooks by the entrance for the ski jackets, etc & tables for larger groups. Food is good, many flavors, good variety on the menu, servers have a great attitude. Breakfast buffet is served till 11 a.m. even during the week and variety of delicatessen foods is outstanding for a small restaurant, even an omelet & waffle station, with breakfast for two included with the stay. Way to go, Arrabelle !!! Breakfast alone makes me want to come back to stay in the future

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I want the tavern to be a better place, but the service is always horrible. The food is good, but it doesn’t outweigh poor service in my opinion.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation dining.
Great date nite, great menu, fantastic steak frites! Large enough to share.

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f
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place after a long day on the mountain. From nachos to elk!!!

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j
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good for a casual lunch or dinner. Pork shank and steak were good, noodle bowl and bison bolognese pasta was just ok. Nothing special but about what we expected.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place and food. We had a noisy 1 yr old and she blended in. Not a quite place!

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l
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The menu is odd and the food nowhere near as good as the Denver outposts. It's a comfortable environment and the service was fine, but we wouldn't go back based on the poorly conceived and executed food selection.

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MP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the vegan menu. Thank You Tavern. Mezze was incredible, so was vegan pad Thai, so was island poke bowl (vegan), and the impossible burger. You guys are doing an awesome job. Your staff was kind and helpful and very accommodating.

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Too noisy, impossible to talk, food is very average

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RD
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here several times and the food, bar and service are terrific. I had the Steak Frites on Thursday and it was the best meal I had in Vail. Cocktails are excellent.

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TX
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was pretty good, but service was horrible. On multiple occasions, it was 10-15 minutes before our server checked on us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service with Angelica even better. The bowl of noodles were really cool and my better half loved the pork shank with cabbage.

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Nice location and slow, if not forgetful service. It was dusk and although people were there, the lights were not turned on, the fire pit was left off so on top of not being checked on, it felt like they were closing. A big group next to us finally got up and walked out and one person audibly stated they felt ignored.

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D
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, ate outside on a cool summer night with a fire pit.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

For years Tavern has been one of our go to eateries in Vail. No more. The menu has been downgraded, the food on the menu wasn’t particularly good and the service wanting.

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JS
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely evening at a great restaurant! The Poke and Noodle Bowls are a must!

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken pot pie was divine! They have a very cozy, but vibrant bar area.

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s
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the tomato salad was delish. beautiful patio. really enjoyed our meal... would definitely return if I am in Vail again!

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter pushed food before drinks arrived. Drinks came. Appetizers came immediately. Dinner came and we had barely touched appetizers. Hadn’t finished first drink.

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CS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pretty good. Have good gluten free options which is important for our family to eat together. Felt sort of rushed. Server kept asking to take our order- before we had received our cocktails. Then once our food came didn't see our server. Had to ask another server for our check. Past experiences were better. So I would go back-

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Kids meals were $12 and consisted of poorly prepared boxed Mac N Cheese. Entrees such as seafood pasta were obviously frozen shrimp, scallops, etc. service was friendly but inattentive.

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