Tavern on the Square

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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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Caribbean
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not good, the food was marginal

TV
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

MB
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!

PB
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.

VR
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Early dinner before a lecture series. Very good!

TW
Oklahoma City
11 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.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome to let kids play on the lawn

S
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.

S
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

JP
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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OT
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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BR
Denver
4 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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S
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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D
Kansas City
56 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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BC
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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OT
San Diego
32 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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OT
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible. Ended up walking out.

JM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Special!!

B
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

G
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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!

LE
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

BR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

SH
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

GL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Nice evening

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BW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

l
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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.

WL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food way over priced for what was served.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

TL
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

f
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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