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About The Fitz Bar & Restaurant

The Fitz is known for its approachable menu of ‘comfort food, elevated’, creative cocktails and local Colorado drafts. A great place for families, groups and couples to gather in comfort and style. The friendly service, inviting atmosphere and cool kids menu only add to the mountain charm.

595 East Vail Valley Drive
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
WINTER HOURS
Friday & Saturday | 12pm - 10pm
Sunday thru Thursday | 3-10pm

DAILY HAPPY HOUR
Hours 4-6pm
$5 Drafts, $6 House Wine & $7 Well Drinks

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 476-4959

Website:
http://www.thefitzbarandrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering menu available on and off site.

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.

Public Transit:
Steps away from free Town of Vail Bus system

Executive Chef:
Kenneth Butler

Private Party Facilities:
Full and partial buyouts available in our Aspen Room, bar, restaurant and outdoor patios.

Private Party Contact:
Lesley Norton: (970) 343-6110

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

The Fitz Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Fun (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wings and Smores are outstanding

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, People Watching, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Fun place after a concert

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Restaurant was a little quiet but so was most of Vail due to time of season. Food was very good, waitress was very good and very accommodating to our 3 kids and us. Loved the decor and the view is unbeatable. Would definitely return and would check out the bar area.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on March 21, 2017

We selected The Fitz while on vacation for dinner. It was a delightful experience. The menu is not large, but all of the entrees sounded very creative and enticing. The butternut squash ravioli was the absolute best I've ever had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 21, 2017

We ordered several small plates and enjoyed every one of them.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Very nice place. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get there on the free bus. Really great service and food. Recommended!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2017

One of the best views in Vail, paired with modern comfort food. The chef creates a menu of classics with a twist. It's the last bus stop in Vail, off the beaten path and despite the great food and drinks, not crowded.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Surprised it wasn't busier. Bar area is very comfortable.
Salads beautiful, tasty, healthy.
Attentive staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Great place. Food was also great. The flatbreads are must try!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Second time dining here with family. What a hidden gem! Easy parking in Manor Vail Lot just outside the restaurant. We came back for the yummy wings and this time had delicious onion rings too - both with homemade pickles. One of us had the steak special which was delicious and we had two of the salads on the menu and they were yummy. The atmosphere is comfy and nice ski- vibe with cool videos on giant screens and mellow music playing. Last year there was a live guitarist. Our server Payton was attentive and super delightful . We will gladly return when we are back in Vail.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2017

The Fitz truly is a hidden gem in Vail. Located in the Manor Vail Lodge, the dining room is cozy with a giant fireplace, you feel right at home. In warmer weather, there is a great outdoor seating area as well. Everything was amazing from the wings and fried mozzarella to the burgers and pork shank. House-crafted cocktails were delicious - some fun twists on classics. Decent wine list, but small. Prices were pretty standard and comparable to other restaurants of the same caliber in Vail. As locals, we will definitely be recommending the Fitz to friends and visitors and will be returning ourselves again soon! Thanks for a great evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 1, 2017

The food was just okay. I thought it was overpriced. The cocktails were very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

The restaurant was half full on a Wednesday night around 8:00 pm. It took 15 minutes to get menus. Although the waitress was very nice, we sat for another 15 minutes and did not see her, or any other staff. We gave up and left.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Tasty! Great food, chill atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

A very convenient nice restaurant to go to especially if you are staying in Manor Vail. I enjoyed a beet salad with steak and my husband had sea bass. We were a little surprised at our check, however, when they charged us $8 for bread! It was not on the menu as a side item. I asked the waitress if we could have some bread. She said yes but did not say anything about a charge for it. We assumed that most restaruants serve free with meals. I guess not.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Excellent restaurant for Valentine's Day dinner. It was cozy and romantic! The food was superb and the waitress was very helpful and attentive! The setting was at the foot of a ski slope in Vail, Colorado and gave us the feeling of being close to the action! In all, it was a wonderful night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy
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