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About Terra Bistro

For more than 23 years Terra Bistro has been an essential dining destination for Vail Valley visitors as well as a lasting favorite among locals. Chef Shawn Miller’s adventurous approach to seasonal ingredients yields imaginative, carefully crafted dishes and ever-changing menus. With a special focus on lighter fare but with plenty of opportunity for indulgence, our menus naturally accommodate a variety of tastes and dietary restrictions including gluten allergies and vegans. Accompanying our menus is our all-encompassing wine list presented by our very talented in-house Sommelier. Additionally, we offer a variety of Colorado craft beers and Colorado spirits, which are a focal point of our specialty cocktail list and often a highlight of our guest’s experience.

352 E. Meadow Drive
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - close
Happy Hour Monday - Sunday from 5:00-6:00 pm

Cross Street:
Vail Valley Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(970) 476-6836

Website:
http://www.terrabistrovail.com/

Catering:
N/A

Parking Details:
There is parking in the east end of the main Vail parking structure; Terra Bistro is across the street.

Public Transit:
Two stops within walking distance. Main Vail transit center within walking distance.

Executive Chef:
Shawn Miller

Private Party Facilities:
Our mountain room features a rustic decor with mountain views and can accommodate parties up to 40 people. In addition full or partial buy outs of our main dining room are available, which can accommodate between 70ppl and 140ppl.

Private Party Contact:
Katie Fiedler: (970) 477-3243

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Special Events & Promotions:
For special event inquires, please contact Katie Fiedler, Events Coordinator, at events@vailmountainlodge.com.

Terra Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for a Date (16)
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Notable Wine List (12)
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Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fun (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed our evening and food. The waiter was exceptional .

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·Dined 3 days ago

Terra Bistro is a great restaurant and always reliable! Our dinners were delicious and the service was perfect!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious the only flaw was dessert was tasteful just very small portion wine selection was great all topped off with some of the best service in the valley

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing experience! Thank you!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome food and ambience.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We tried Terra Bistro for the first time after many years of coming to
Vail Village and were very pleased. Our meal was wonderful and the service was as well.
We will definitely return as we enjoyed ourselves. Delicious Meal and great choices!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a great meal! The parsnip soup and terra tots are a highlight. Andy our waiter was fun and very helpful with navigating the menu. We showed up early for our reservation and the gentleman at the front accommodated us. Overall a great dining experience! Ask to sit near the fire in their front room.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excelente todo muy buen lugar

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Terra Bistro has been on my list of restaurants to visit each year for several years when I make my yearly trip to Vail. I keep thinking that one of these days it will disappoint me, but so far, that hasn't happened!

The food was excellent, fresh, creative and, once again, good enough that Terra Bistro will be on my list of destinations next year. The bar was cozy with attentive service and friendly bartenders. The ambiance is warm and inviting. Service was excellent. It remains one of my favorite restaurant destinations in Vail Village -- an easy walk from the Vail Village hotels.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Awesome! But no surprise, it's always outstanding. Service. Ambiance. And Fooood!!!! My fav restaurant in Vail for many many years!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The parsnip cashew soup was so tasty! We had four different entrees - all exceptional. (Steak au poivre, pork chop, salmon and Colorado lamb chop)
We highly recommend Terra bistro.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The overall ambiance, the service and the quality of the food were excellent to a point that we returned for a second evening during our week skiing at Vail. The beef wraps appetizer was unique and fun to share . Our main entrees also were excellent. The bottles of wine available were expensive but it is Vail and unfortunately really marking up wine is pretty standard for the town. Definitely a keeper restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We always make it a point to dine at Terra Bistro when we visit Vail to ski. Food is top notch and service is excellent without being stuffy. My dinner entree was as good as i've had at a restaurant with a Michelin star in Chicago. Not inexpensive but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a lovely waiter who explained the entrees well. The food was excellent. Cocktails great!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

My husband and I chose Terra Bistro for a vacation date-night while visiting Vail in February 2018. The experience was phenomenal from start to finish. Reservations ere simple to acquire, as this restaurant utilizes OpenTable. A friendly Rep from Terra called me 24 hours in advance to confirm our reservation. We were greeted at the door by a warm, friendly face. We were seated at a perfect, romantic spot by the window, overlooking all the happenings in Vail Village. Me enjoyed a selection of small plate appetizers to begin, including the Salmon patty, scallops and duck fat fries. The duck fat fries were a wonderful treat! My husband enjoyed the pork chop, while I devoured the popcorn, pine nut trout. The white fish was light and flaky, yet full of flavor. Perfectly paired with the seasonal, cauliflower hash and a drizzle of lemon aoli to finish. We concluded our meal with the Creme Brulee, and let me just say...it was to DIE for! The friendly and accommodating Manager on Duty, Katie was attentive to our needs and seemed invested in providing us with the ultimate dining experience for our special date night. We left feeling nourished and satisfied. We will definitely return to Terra, and will be sure to do so when Katie is managing. She made sure we were well taken care of.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Salmon cake, beef lettuce wraps, parsnip/cashew soup all decent, truffle risotto excellent, squash ravioli with duck outstanding. Interesting art, ambiance/comfort needs work, service friendly but not topnotch. Located inside Vail Mountain Lodge at the edge of the village.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Interesting menu options included the square tater tots with tuna, which were not bad but different. I was really excited for my entree until it arrived with a piece of plastic in it. The service recovery was prompt, which I appreciated. The overall service was sluggish though. For the price and on a Sunday night, this wasn't the slam dunk we were expecting.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service from the host to the sommelier to the waitress as well as the chef. Great food and good wine selection.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

C’est bon mais vraiment trop chère en rapport qualité prix. Cepandant la serveuse été charmante donc l’expérience n’est pas entièrement gâchée. Peut-être faut il l’essayer pour le lunch.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time and meal at Terro Bistro. My pork chop was delicious and my husbands salmon the same. I know the menu changes seasonally and I like the fresh seasonal offerings. The tuna starter was great also.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Romantic
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 (México)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Amazing meal and service. We went 2 times in 5 days. Anything you order will be delicious. My husband is a vegetarian who does not eat fish and had wonderful meals both times.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding! Fantastic wines by the glass, excellent service and amazing food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were two couples, ordered appetizers, drinks and four different meals. All food was well-presented and delicious. The restaurant is beautiful and service was excellent.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Friendly, but not the best service. Food is good, but not great, and pricey for what you get. Wine list is not very good.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always a great choice

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was helpful nice and courteous. Good value excellent food. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We visit Terra Bistro every time we are in Vail. We consistently have an amazing meal and great service. The menu has varied options with creative twists.. The service was outstanding. Tony was great as always. He sat us at a perfect date table. Terra Bistro is a must!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

After we got seated a group of 8 (who acted like they were in their man cave in their basement) arrived and created an unbearable volume of hollering, laughing, nd generally carrying on.
The Bistro staff handled the matter with concern and grace. They quickly moved us to the large dining room where the noise level is acceptable.
I hope other restauranteurs learn how to defuse this all too common incident.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Expected more from this place based on reviews. We sampled apps and light plates because we weren't hungry enough for a full meal and we wanted to sample what looked good on the menu. Spicy beef lettuce wraps - meat was tough and chewy. Thai beef broth - was presented luke warm, had to ask to have it reheated. Shitake Ramen was good. Flat bread had been sitting under a heat lamp forever. Service was good, our waiter tried to be helpful but can overcome what the kitchen gives to him. I won't return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We had a very pleasant evening with friends at Terra Bistro, particularly because we were seated in the back in a quiet part of the restaurant. Our server was excellent and most of the dishes were good. My curry was tasty but my husband’s pork chop was somewhat tough. The other diners enjoyed their dishes and the sea salt caramel ice cream was delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Terra Bistro never disappoints! We had a wonderful meal, great wine and went back to the condo quite happy. This is a must-go-to restaurant every time we're in Vail, and we love to eat at the bar, too!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The and service were incredible. We will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were skiing in Vail. The dining experience was top notch with a creative menu and excellent service. As all things in Vail, it was expensive but priced similarly to its piers. We look forward to returning.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I’ve been to terra bistro several times over the years. Normally I love it, but last night I was disappointed by the duck entree. The appetizers and dessert helped make up for it though!

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Price doesn't warrant quality or flavour

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place, great food, great service. Highly recommend.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We have dined here off and on over the years since (maybe ?) 1981. It’s a lovely restaurant. The menu had been updated and maybe not quite as eclectic as it was some years ago. The wait staff was very attentive but not intrusive. The food quality was excellent and portion size satisfying. I love that they are on open table which makes reservations so easy!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We were trying to sample restaurants new to us on our Vail holiday. Terra got good ratings so we gave it a shot.

The ambiance is just OK. I suppose part of the reason is that it’s located in a condo building, so entering is like entering a condo lobby.

The menu is well rounded. The food was fine but we felt the chef was a little too cute, for example, square tater tots accompanying ahi tuna. Unfortunately, the sautéed Aisian veggies, that also came with the tuna, were a little bit burned. My partner had a trout dish which sported some sort of breading; he found it tasty but it was too heavy for me. The chocolate cake dessert was adequate but a bit dry. The portions are large and the service was good.

The prices are higher than we pay at home (Philadelphia) in some much finer restaurants— I guess this is “resort pricing.” Overall, we were not very impressed.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous food and service

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