The Fitz Bar & Restaurant

4.2
96 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Colorado inspired cuisine & local craft spirits. The perfect spot for après or an upscale dining experience served unmatched views of Vail Mountain. Named one of Colorado's best restaurants for incredible views.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Fitz Dining Room:

WINTER HOURS
November 1st to March 31
Wednesday - Saturday | 5:30pm - 10pm

FESTIVE HOURS
Dec 20th to Jan 5
Monday - Sunday | 5:30pm to 10pm

Fitz Bar:
SUMMER HOURS
Monday - Sunday | 4pm - 10pm

WINTER HOURS
Monday - Sunday | 3pm - 10pm

DAILY HAPPY HOUR
Hours 4-5pm
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Phone number
(970) 476-4959
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kenneth Butler
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Private party facilities
Full and partial buyouts available in our Aspen Room, bar, restaurant and outdoor patios.
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Private party contact
Lesley Norton: (970) 343-6110
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Catering
Catering menu available on and off site.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Underground and surface parking available for bar & restaurant guests. Parking free after 3pm or based on availability at a daily rate before 3pm. Please inform gate attendant of reservation upon arrival.
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Public transit
Steps away from free Town of Vail Bus system
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Special events & promotions
Food and wine or beer pairings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate dinners and all other special events. Please contact our Sales Manager, Lesley Norton at Lnorton@destinationhotels.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Year’s Eve in Vail! Welcome the New Year deliciously with a 4-course prefix menu from Executive Chef, Kenneth Butler. Complimentary champagne toast, party favors and after party access. The Fitz Bar & Restaurant is located in Manor Vail Lodge.

*Cancellations must be made 72-hours in advance.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 96 People Are Saying
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JC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We received awesome service from the young lady at the bar... she saw we loved the firepit and offered to serve us out there... made our night memorable! Wings were great, as well, but our daughter was not happy with the Mac and Cheese, lol!

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MM
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Somebody messed up!!! What happened? We showed up for our 7:30pm reservation at The Fitz tonight, and there was no dinner service because the restaurant was closed this evening for a private event. I made the reservation on August 8th and it had been confirmed. We even got an email yesterday asking us to reconfirm that we were still coming. We have dined at The Fitz on several occasions and very much enjoyed the experience.

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WP
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Good for what it is....not quite a "quick bite" but rather quick. Great location near Ford park Amphitheater.
Too noisy for conversation, perhaps outside would be better

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n
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I made a reservation for the Fitz during the peak time of summer. I had tried to change our reservation from 5 persons to 6 but the times then became unavailable. We showed up on time for our reservation and were anticipating a packed house. However, there was only one table occupied with no one else insight other than the wait staff. After looking over the menu, it was clear as to why this restaurant in the peak of summer was empty. While I understand wanting to show off flavors of Colorado, the menu still needs to be desirable. The restaurant was NOTHING like it states to be in the EAT magazine given to the hotels.

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JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to Bravo Vail, don't miss this stop before or after. Make a reservation on open table.

We loved sitting on the porch amongst the flowers. Food was excellent.

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OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were fantastic! Picturesque view and great service. Will definitely come back!

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B
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our visit to the Fitz was very good overall. We were seated at 7:30 and were pleasantly surprised to be one of two tables seated on the patio on a Saturday night. Morgan was our server and he was very attentive throughout our meal.

My wife got the Prosecco Refashioned to drink, which was very good and refreshing. I got a glass of the Malbec which was very good as well.

Appetizers were phenomenal. We sampled bruschetta, brussel sprouts and the elk medallions. The brussel sprouts and elk medallions were the stars of the show and we could have easily ordered seconds of each of these.

Entrees were a bit of a letdown from the start of the meal to be honest. The Colorado Sea Bass was good overall, however the skin was not crispy. I'm not sure if this was the intent or if the kitchen got slammed and it was an oversight. Either way, it was a textural turnoff. The Mushroom Risotto was delicious; however the poached egg whites were undercooked while the yolk was overcooked. This was another textural issue. The flavor was really good.

Overall, our night was a success. If not for a few small flaws in the preparation of the entrees - it would have been a perfect meal. Flavors were spot on for all dishes and ambiance was fantastic.

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n
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

the room is horribly unattractive
it's a shame because the food, although limited, is very good
we only come when we're doing something at the amphitheater
we use to eat at the Lord Gore ALL the time

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual atmosphere.food was really good and some fun,unique choices. It was a little hard to find if you are not staying nearby.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Had a hard time finding it: we drove and didn’t know it was within Manor Vail building. Called and got recording saying they were closed. What?! They called right back to say all was good and we then had to be buzzed in to Manor Vail then buzzed into the garage (new to me). Finally got there about 8:30 for our 8:15 reservation. The place was empty. Two other tables cleared out after we arrived and we were the only ones in the restaurant which always feels weird. Service was attentive and food was straightforward. Think it must be more hopping apres ski. Wouldn’t go back for dinner.

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c
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was excellent with attentive service. Dry-rubbed wings were some of the best I've had. Salmon was wonderful as well. Great restaurant in Vail with parking.

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MW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, but very comfortable place. The staff could not have done more to make our evening enjoyable. Nice respite from big Vail restaurants. Highly recommend

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SS
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place, really great service and good food/drinks. A little bit of a challenge to find and park, but still would recommend. The Brussels appetizer was the bomb.

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P
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very casual, lots of families, a bit noisy. Your local hangout with a twist: the very best Brussels sprouts cooked with pancetta, peppers and balsamic. Generous dessert portions which was helpful in sharing the s’mores selection of marshmallow and chocolate.

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SF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would say that this was the best service we have had in the US across 2 years. The service was casual but friendly , helpful and fast.
Atmosphere was perfect for dinner with our 2 children

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TD
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reasonably priced for Vail, easy to get a reservation and free onsite evening parking. The food needs is OK but needs to be taken to the next level. The cocktails are good and have witty names. The wine list is a bit basic.

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LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wings and Smores are outstanding

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MB
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at The Fitz. We were expecting casual, and this place is cool. The brussel sprouts were off the charts good, the sous vide wings were amazing and my burger was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend catching a meal here when you are in Vail.

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MG
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An unexpected gem! Excellent service and hearty food and deserts. Definitely going back for the Mac & Cheese and the S’mores!

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B
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Fitz was a great spot to have a casual dinner while we were in Vail. It's in the Manor Vail Hotel so maybe that's why it was so not crowded, but I would recommend it to anyone looking for good creative comfort food. Very nice wait staff as well.

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B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

My husband and I dined at The Fitz for New Years Eve. I made a reservation months in advance and was called about 2 weeks before NYE by the restaurant to collect my deposit for a prefix dinner for $125. At that point it was going to be hard to find another reservation so I kept this reservation and paid the $125/person. The dinner was sub-par. Very basic salad, appetizer, and main dish. I had "lemon thyme" chicken.. which came in a beef au jus sauce. Very strange and unappetizing. They served one option for dessert... a chocolate cake that tasted like it has been dropped in a sink. Almost every table we saw bussed had full slices of chocolate cake left. Maybe that should have been a clue that dessert was NOT working for them. Our waitress was fairly useless and didn't even say hello when she approached our table initially. However, she got a $50 tip because the restaurant included a 20% gratuity on our bill. Needless to say paying over $300 for a disappointing dinner for two was not a GREAT end to our 2017.
I would NOT suggest the Fitz for a special occasion. Maybe their normal menu is better, but for a small restaurant it should be necessary to set a prefix for a holiday.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved The Fitz Bar & Restaurant! The dining room was beautiful and had a lovely view of the mountain and holiday lights outside. Service was terrific and my family enjoyed their meals. We went early so it was pretty quiet. We enjoyed the Brussels sprout app, halibut, chicken breast entree and my kids loved their kids’ steak and chicken tenders. Would go back next time in Vail!

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Bad quality,written Salud tomatoes with old mixed greens ,awful elk ossobuco ,hard and reheated,cream with some risotto inside worse risotto ever , ,just a bad experience.

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FD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, innovative food and an overall great dining experience.

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j
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great cozy restaurant and bar. The hamburger's were outstanding and so was the service. This is a perfect place for an Apres ski drink and bite to eat.

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LL
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great burger on a pretzel bun, yummy Bloody Mary, good service even though there was a private party going on. Don't think they ever checked me in however because I never got my points.

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t
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place for a casual meal. Food was tasty, but limited menu.

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dining ore.. Vail Dance Festival. Park at Manor Vail. Short walk to GRFA.

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not find the restaurant so we called 10xs and No answer!! But once found great dinner

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C
Dallas
101 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was awesome! Somewhat off the beaten path over in Manor Vail but well worth the 5-10 minute walk. The patio overlooking Ford Park and Gore Creek is wonderful place for summer dining. The hand crafted cocktails were amazing and the food was very very good. We had the heirloom tomato bruschetta, English pea salad and chicken. Everything was delicious and on point with their farm to table offerings. I would easily pick this location over Mountain Standard.

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MG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun menus and very attentive management. Great food presentation. The heirloom tomato bruschetta is a fantastic appetizer and the Boulder Chicken is to die for. Don't attempt to share, you'll want your own!

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JM
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Early reservation at 5 in order to get to concert at 6. Not crowded, but service slow. Slow to get drink order, very slow to get food order. But it all worked out and the food and service, after the slow start, was great. Appetizer was hummus, enough for 2 and delicious! It was served in a totally unexpected way, and was extremely flavorful. We both had burgers, cooked exactly as ordered and also delicious. We will definitely go back.

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P
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Ive eaten here a few times over the last 2 weeks-It is close to Bravo,our classical music festival here in Vail, convenient. They had a VERY OFF night and can't handle a crowd. We had our apps brought to us-and it was burnt, then they brought our app out again, and it was the wrong one! I had to get up and look for someone who was managing the restaurant.We finally got the right one after 45 minutes. Then dinner finally showed up, salad with salmon, which was totally raw in the center.......when we sat down, we specifically said we had 1 1/2 hours to eat and walk out to make the show...we ended up running to get there on time. Oh, once we found the manager, he was nice, but the waitress want so nice! The comped the appetizer.
It was an aggravating dining experience

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JB
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great find as we eat out a lot in Vail and have never run across this. Clayton was an exceptional waiter and the food was great.

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JI
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Too much salt and other seasonings overwhelmed flavor of food. High prices not justified by quality of food.

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D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place, great for families but also for adults only, servers are amazingly nice and attentive. Food is awesome!

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TH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waited 30 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. Waitress got our order wrong. Food was expensive and mediocre.

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B
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience. A one and only event. Would never go again.

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j
Denver
83 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Fun place after a concert

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Poor service. Food is usually good but tonight average. Not going back for awhile.

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