The Lodge at Sunspot

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Thank you for your interest in dinner at the Lodge at Sunspot, unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Winter Park Resort is suspending all on-mountain operations. This includes dinner service at Sunspot for the remainder of the 2020 ski season. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thanks for your understanding.
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4.4
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ScottnMarcy
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first trip to the mountains with our daughter

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I wish they had an actual children’s menu. I had to wait 45 min for my first drink. The food was great but probably will not return.

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TrevorF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you happen to eat dinner early, beware of daylight savings because there is a chance you may the sun shining directly in your eyes! Otherwise, everything was excellent.

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vipAngelaW
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Had an awesome dinner here a few years ago so we went again. Won’t be going back... quality and overall experience just not the same. Food was just mediocre and for the price you expect more. Beautiful location though on top of the mountain!

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MikeM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and food was excellent, enjoyed the location.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had a 5:45 reservation and were sat at the far back of the room. Having read on Open Table that “the probability of being seated by a window is greatly increased if you book at 5:45,” we were disappointed to be sat at the back with a view of the gondola instead if the majestic valley. (While many of the prime tables sat empty until after dark). The manager’s response was that people had specifically requested the “view” tables or that they were held for people doing wedding tastings. So, note to all: put in a request for a table in the front even if you make a 5:30 or 5:45 reservation.

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SkiSlaw
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service is great and the food is okay. My only complaint is the sides were subpar (veggies and potatoes).

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vipSpunkygirl
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The Lodge at Sunspot has so much potential and what a lovely concept for a different type of venue. The food is decent albeit unremarkable. I think with a little effort it could be much better. Our waiter was attentive and tried hard but there’s a mismatch between the price point (high) and the style of service. The atmosphere is basically that of any family-style restaurant (no tablecloths - old placemats like those you might use for a picnic table), really noisy and with cafeteria style lighting (bright). The folks running the gondola and coat room service were really friendly and helpful. The host told us to wait for our reservation in the bar where the drinks we ordered were not very good and bar service apathetic (total for 2 drinks with tip was $33). I am glad we tried it but the value was not there.

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EllenN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was of low quality for such a high price. The chicken tasted nothing of maple bourbon as stated on menu. It was if they poured a bottle of seasoned salt on it. It was horrible and inedible. The steak was tough.

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DanielM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Unique dining experience.... great place to celebrate a 65th birthday

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TA9000
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday / Valentine event! Such a great staff. Excellent food!

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KCPortsmouth
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dining experience! The food, service, ambiance, all top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Will definitely return for either regular meal or special occasion.

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vipDowntownDiner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend for a special occasion!

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GregG
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is much improved and Great! We love this place.

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TammieS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fabulous and very candid, the food was amazing and views were spectacular.

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UweS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have given the food 6 out of 5 it was that good.
The waiter was amazing and well educated

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KimberlyW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The setting was fun and beautiful on top of the mountain. Nighttime gondola ride was awesome. Food was very good and enjoyable. The service was EXCELLENT. Jessica was one of the best waitresses we have ever had! Overall a little expensive but the best meal we had on our 5 day trip to Winter Park.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was awful. 60.00 and just awful.
The server was the best part of the place.
Need lights outside. Dark and snow all over the place.
No safe path to walk up to door to get in place.

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KevinC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely dinner with my wife. Food and service were great!

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DianeM
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

First, I want to say the service and ambiance at Sunspot were amazing. We had a large party of 13 and they were able to sit us all together. Our server (can't recall his name) was efficient and friendly. Our problem was with the menu selection and food quality, especially for the prices we paid. Everyone who ordered the chicken dish was unhappy with it-said the bourbon sauce didn't go well with the chicken. One person ordered the prime rib and could barely cut it with a steak knife. It looked more like pot roast. My trout was really good, however. My husband ordered the bison ribeye and it was amazing. The vegetable sides were very undercooked. We had to use a steak knife to cut the carrots. The salad was an unusual, rather bland assortment of lettuces and hard to identify items. The only other first course option was lobster bisque. I personally liked it, but most people would prefer a more mainstream soup, like vegetable or chicken based. Sunspot's corn chowder is one of my favorite items- wish they offered it at dinner, too. This was my first time to eat at Sunspot for dinner. We usually do lunch there and have always been happy with our food. We will definitely return to Sunspot for lunch, but unfortunately, not for dinner, especially at the prices we paid.

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vipFamily
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Great view, but don't go for the food. It was 5 star prices for 2 star food.

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TonyD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I dont mind paying for fine dinning...but $400 for 2 adults, 2 children and the service was lack luster at best. If you are going to charge a premium for service then it should be 5 star

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Jdawg
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were fantastic! It was a bit pricey though.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great location but the food was not worth the price.

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StephanieB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner and experience for our special date night. Our waitress was perfect, efficient, and friendly. Food was delicious. We would definitely go again.

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LauraI
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great service. The food was much better than I expected - we enjoyed a lovely NYE at The Lodge at Sunspot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was banquet quality and overpriced.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Server, David, was extremely attentive to our needs, which is exactly as you’d expect from a high level restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Christmas buffet, prime rib looked like it was bleeding. Turkey was as dry as my face after an entire day of skiing without a mask. Bread could have been used in the Stanley cup final. Price was out of this world for extremely sub par food. Never again. Best part was the blankets they gave us for the gondola ride up and down.

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leslyW
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Beautiful scenery and view. I just thought the food would be a little more exquisite for spending 193.00 dollars; turkey and prime rib was the meat selection. We were a party of 2 and gratuity was 25.00 for Christmas as well. Interesting experience.

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vipJenniferB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Biggest ripoff ever, ever, ever. I will never go back. The price fixe was misrepresented and I feel like I was cheated and robbed. I eat out a lot and this was a complete snow job. I have not felt so taken advantage of in a very long time.

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EdSmith
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

$700 bill. 7 people. 3 dinners came out perfectly. Four dinners came out under cooked cold raw. I ended up taking my prime rib to the kitchen myself as my waiter was not to be found after entree delivery. The prime cut was about half the weight they advertised in the menu. They were about half full so not overloaded. I was so excited to go too. ☹️

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Tabby303
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I really hate that my whole experience was Brought to a negative review due to lack of training with my server. I am frustrated at the fact that there were many issues during my dining experience from the server not knowing how to present a bottle of wine my server not refilling any drinks soda or cocktails without flagging him down. my server not understanding the menu. The restaurant being sold out of prime rib at 6:30 in the evening on a Friday night. The back-and-forth with my server from the kitchen trying to get orders correct for my children. We brought family from out of town, Christmas dinner on the mountain was imagined to be enjoyable and not challenging. I was also frustrated that I manager never even came over to greet the table considering the major issues that were going on. With the price on the plates at this establishment I wouldn't recommend risking your money there

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance!! We really enjoyed our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, fantastic views, ver professional staff

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

When I made my reservation it was for $50 per person. When we finished the meal they stated it was $69 per person. I had the original reservation so I am trying to get a refund.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at The Lodge at Sunspot. It was really special to go up the mountain and watch the sunset. The lodge was beautiful and food was amazing. Our service was great. Shoutout to Frank who was awesome! I definitely recommend going to dinner here one night. Definitely worth it.

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SanMabn81
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not say enough good things, food and service were great and Annie's wine suggestion was spot on. It really complimented the meal. We will be back I am sure.

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Mogawp
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Frank was a terrific server.

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The Lodge at Sunspot is rated 4 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

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