Tavern on the Square

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$30 and under
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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 our Culinary Team, 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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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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3.7
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vipMaddog
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Jacob, our server, was very attentive and knowledgeable. He checked on us many times and immediately brought us anything we asked for. Menu is good for non-meat eaters and they even have a vegan/vegetarian menu which is hard to find in Vail!

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HeatherP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely family evening and our waiter Bryan was great fun. He really looked after us all evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Phenomenal service

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vipdmzmichigan
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was the worst experience we’ve had at the Tavern. First of all they were entirely out of Chardonnay and Cabernet wines by the glass. Seems ridiculous as this restaurant is located in a high end hotel. I asked for dressing on the side of my entree salad and it came with the dressing on. My husband’s meal a salad was tasteless. We were quite disappointed as we’ve always had a good experience. For the price you can find much better food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than I expected - just as good or better than many higher prices places in the area. Loved the live music!

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vipNewmexdex
New England
82 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Basic comfort food at base of Vail Lion's Head. Nice live music.

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vipKaikai
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was not very good overall, cost did not seem to match the lower quality of food. Service was excellent though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Korean bowls horrible salmon cold ravioli mushy

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner and food. We enjoyed

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iarch
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Live music was outstanding. Service was excellent.

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vipcugimoto
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan was fantastic! Service is incredibly attentive... food is great.

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RickG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worse service I ever had in spite of it not being busy

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ClintM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! The lobster mac n cheese was amazing after we added a little salt. Really good value on that because there were chunks of lobster and the portion was huge. The New York strip was decent but could have been more flavorful. The truffle mashed potatoes it came with made it worth the order. The apple bread pudding was not our fav and would not order that again. Overall we will for sure be back and hope to get the same table over looking the ice rink:)

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stephanel
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The “pie” is a pot full of gravy covered with a thin pastry. This is a joke. Food is not great, for the least. At this level of price, there are so many good restaurants around. Tavern on the square is amongst the very few you do not need to book ahead... avoid!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was good
Nachos were terrible.....cheese sauce...
Wings were good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was great along with the service. The food was just okay, nothing special.

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Julieta
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were put in bar area even though we had reservation. It was very noisy but otherwise ok

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vipcarolfbird
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mediocre food, very expensive. Our $28 nachos were extremely average - basically some melted cheese on chips with a few chunks of buffalo chicken. We had a Korean Noodle Bowl with Tofu that was “meh” and was $34. They brought our appetizer (nachos) just 2 minutes before they brought the rest of the meal - bad timing. So they did offer to comp us the nachos, which was the right thing to do.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Absolutely awful! Both food and service were horrific. ( We were a party of 6 - 2 teenagers and 4 adults). They brought out my son's meal after only being at the restaurant for 10 minutes. They brought out 2 more meals 30 minutes later. Then they brought out the remaining 3 meals 10 minutes after that. When we said something, instead of apologizing, their solution was to take away the meals they already served. We ordered bread only to be charged $9 for an incredibly small loaf and the bread came out after the meals. Even the food itself was awful. The prices were outrageous for the quality of service and food. My daughter is 13 and we asked if we could do a 1/2 plate of ravioli. They said no. All around awful experience. Stay away!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great live music. Food was above average. We had an enjoyable evening. Would recommend.

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vipEatmr2day
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not good, the food was marginal

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vipToddV
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Service was very disjointed. Check cam before dessert arrived.

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MeghanB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the sunset. The food was delicious and relatively fast. We got the bass and the fish and chips. For dessert, we got the fried peach pie. The table beside us got the chicken pot pie and the s’mores taco which both looked amazing!

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PaulB24
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I split a Caesar salad and it was huge. Neither of us could finish our half. My wife had the chicken satay and I had the Bison Chili, again large portions, and we could not finish either one.
Our server was very good as well.
We likely will not be back in this area but if we were we would certainly go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here frequently. Great service, always a fun environment. We enjoy the live music on the patio or by the bar whenever is offered. Great local place.

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vipVillaRonco
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Early dinner before a lecture series. Very good!

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ToddW
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a spectacular view of Vail Mountain and an open outdoor seating arrangement that allows Ed great conversation, Tavern on the Square in Lionshead is a must. The juicy Angus burger with thick fries sounds nonchalant but it’s one of the best you’ll have anywhere. Our Cobb salad was robust, flavorful and had generous cube cuts of tender chicken. We finished the dinner with the Fried Peach Pie, which was the perfect ending to our evening meal in Vail! We have had many other entrees there and have always been pleased with the quality and flavor of the food, the excellent service (thank you Jacob - great job!) and the superb setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome to let kids play on the lawn

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Suzie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had reservations for an inside table. When we arrived we were seated inside and brought water by a young man. We sat for quite a while before we were given menus. A young lady waitress came over to our table and asked us if our waitress had waited on us. When we replied no, she apologized and brought us menus. From then on service was very good but it seemed to be that most of the waiters and waitresses were more concerned with serving people on the patio rather than inside tables. We were not the only ones who were unhappy. We could tell that several other tables around us were upset as well. One couple even got up and left because they were seated at a small 2-person table instead of a 4-person table. They asked the hostess about moving and she told them that table was reserved, although there were no reserved signs on any tables. When we left an hour later, they were moving tables around for a larger party and putting reserved signs on tables.

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vipSteve
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice setting sitting outside in Lionshead Vail village
Service was less than spectacular
Food was excellent
We were halfway done with our appetizers when the main courses came
We sent them back for 15 minutes
I would still recommend for food and location

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JuneP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not as good as we expected. I personally got the wedge salad. The lettuce was brown in spots and the bacon was thick slices with mostly fat.

Tavern on the Square
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback due to some complaints of the pork belly we took this off our menu. Please come and try us again and ask for me Jeffrey or Andrew and we would love to buy you a drink. Once again without your feedback we would not be able to improve

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and not unreasonably priced compared to Denver. Location can’t be beat, and the service would get higher stars if possible.

Tavern on the Square
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thank you for choosing the tavern, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit

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BrendaR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Rain closed outside seating so when we. got there they didn't have a table for our reservation! Got stuck in the LOUD bar but changed tables as soon as one opened up . Good food , great service except no water refills.

Tavern on the Square
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear we didn't refill the water as much as we should. We have been working on better attention to detail and its reviews like this that help us achieve better service.

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Susan
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My sincere thanks and kudos to Tyler. He was johnny-on-the-spot with suggestions for dinner and made our visit DELICIOUS!!

Tavern on the Square
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thank you, without out servers like Tyler our job would be more difficult. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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vipDoug
Kansas City
62 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great patio on the bottom of the mountain.

Tavern on the Square
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thank you Doug, we are very lucky to have such a great ambiance and location.

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vipBillC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate there twice, good breakfast, great dinner. Sports Bar so noisy in the bar, but quiet outside on the patio.

Tavern on the Square
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thank you Bill, It can be a little noisy I'm glad you were able to enjoy our patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
93 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKenS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible. Ended up walking out.

JM
vipJaneM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Special!!

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