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Terra Bistro

4.5
1227 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - close
Happy Hour Monday - Sunday from 5:00-6:00 pm
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Phone number
(970) 476-6836
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shawn Miller
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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.
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Private party contact
Katie Fiedler: (970) 477-3243
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vail Valley Drive
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Parking details
There is parking in the east end of the main Vail parking structure; Terra Bistro is across the street.
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Public transit
Two stops within walking distance. Main Vail transit center within walking distance.
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Special events & promotions
For special event inquires, please contact Katie Fiedler, Events Coordinator, at events@vailmountainlodge.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room
What 1227 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
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4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always great food and great service! Always a joy to eat there for dinner. Will keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Exceptional service - could not have been more attentive. Lamp chops were sublime. Steak au pointe also delicious. Highly recommended for a night out in the Vail Valley.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love this restaurant, never disappoints! Delicious food and nice ambiance!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The menu is full of things that blend traditional elements with unusual spices. The staff were very friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

What a breath of fresh air! Excellent food, creative preparations, great service and they make it clear they are grateful for your patronage. From a typically-picky diner come only high praises for Terra. Not to be missed when in Vail.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very good service with a NYC date that can be demanding. Food was also excellent. Lamb chop cooked perfectly. Date had trout and really like it. I thought my bite was more fishy than I like but I'm not a trout person. I had not been for dinner in several years and it was a good as I remember. It's a pricey but then again it is in Vail.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Wonderful, warm feeling, friendly, great food.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Tony at the host stand is awesome. He is consistently friendly and positive. This was the second time in a row after dining over several years here that we could not say the same about the wait staff. Also, like our previous experience, the food was not that warm and the portion size of the flatiron chicken was very slight. Finally, we were very turned off by the note in the menu and the line on credit card receipt for tipping the kitchen. We tip our wait staff generously unless not treated reasonably well. Asking for people to tip on top of the dinner cost and the server seems like all the restaurant cares about is getting every single dollar out of the customer they can. This creates an uncomfortable evening. We will not be back for some time.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food was good, but I wouldn't order the very expensive wagyu steak: too chewy.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in vail. From Tony from Philly at the front desk, to the succulent meal and great service. We typically hit it twice a vacation.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Was very nice tourist there but they gave us an amazing table.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Fabulous food , excellent wine list , friendly staff , very pretty setting , attentive service

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Really wonderful food - our group of seven had a lot of different entrees, salads, etc - they all were delicious. Several mentioned that it could have been a best meal ever.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

It’s always hot so just don’t wear turtleneck cashmere sweaters!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always come here when in town, for my B-day. Service usually quick, unless very busy. Could be loud. Food always great. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We wanted a special night out in Vail and accomplished with our dinner at TB. Food was wonderful and so was the service. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Outstanding from start to finish

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We always have happy people attending to us, a pleasure to dine there!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. I wouldn’t do a filet again but would stay in the wheel well of healthy choices. Scallops!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Nos recibieron excelente y la atención durante toda la cena fue excelente
Sirvieron la comida rápido y deliciosa!!
Recomendable

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great food and staff!!! Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

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2.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Terrible Bistro. Was the chef incapacitated the night we were there and the dishwasher stepped in? They murdered a simple dish of shishito peppers by drowning them in a cloying sauce that had to be scraped off. The sashimi/tartare dish was bland and uninspired. The worst may have been their warm kale salad which was inedible - did anyone in the kitchen actually taste it? Was it even kale? How can a kitchen mess up sautéed broccolini?! I mean really... I might have thought this was an isolated bad night but, after sharing our experience, many friends and family reported the same. Some friends, eh? They should have warned us!

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2.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Terra Bistro is slipping. What was creative small plates and reasonable prices is now ordinary and pricey. Forget the trout unrecognizable beneath mediocre crust. My lunch trout at Simple in Buena Vista was a ten, tonight’s trout barely four.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We had an early reservation and were catching up with some old friends. We have been many times to this restaurant over the years, but were a little let down by the food this time. It seems to be slipping. I had the trout which was bland and unexciting. My wife had the lamb which was good but not memorable. We expected more from Terra Bistro, but were feeling a little underwhelmed. The service was cheerful, helpful and timely, but it didn't make up for the food.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing customer service! The food was crazy delicious!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was good. Overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We ate here twice in one week in Vail. The service was exquisite and the food fantastic. This is a great restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Seems to be slipping. Better experience in prior years. Seated in back room with great fireplace but atmosphere ruined by large group with obnoxiously loud, probably inebriated, member of same group who kept shouting throughout evening. Many great wine choices but food lacked usual quality.
Will probably skip return - sadly after many prior enjoyable experiences. Waitress, Katie, was a highlight.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Have been eating there for years. Always great !!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great dinner at Terra Bistro with an excellent server. We have been coming to the Vail Valley for years and had never eaten at Terra. Will certainly be back!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent service and food. Cannot go wrong.

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1.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Underwhelming. Service was inattentive and food was very bland. So many better places to go in Vail.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Vacation dining with 3 children; excellent food & service but with a high price tag

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

El servicio es muy lento. No te llevan pan para botanea y tarda mucho en traer los platos de comida

No regresaría

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Servicio lento,

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very slow service. It took the waiter 15 minutes just to take our drink order. No heads-up, no recognition of a delay or apology... a little acknowledgement can go a long way.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Winderful service and imaginative dishes. Lots of gluten free and vegetarian options and everything was delicious! Especially liked the mushroom curry and trout.

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Bad service, poor recommendations on entres...food pooly prepared...not what I expected and surely will not return

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Seemed like a little too much/many Asian inspired dishes/accompaniments, not enough variety, but flavors are delicious and rich without being too heavy, as you would expect from a bistro style place. Great wine list. I would go back.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

we were there for our 40th anniversary . We ask to be placed not close to kids. The table they gave us was next to a couple with a long girl. Our waiter took our order, and I asked for a desert menu, which he brought. He told us one item took approximately 15 minutes to prepare. Another server brought our meals. which required a steak knife. That arrived 5 minutes later. The waiter asked us once how our meal was and never came back until I asked the server for the waiter. We then order our desert, I felt since I asked for desert menu he should have asked if we wanted the desert that took long to prepare before we were done we our meal. I did tell the waiter I felt he was ignoring us, and to his credit he did tell his manager. She came to our table to find out what was wrong and did add a second waiter to our table for the desert that did come out in only 10 minutes. For the price and reputation I expected better service.

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