About Vail Chophouse

Located slopeside, at the base of the Gondola in Lionshead, the Vail Chophouse sits amidst all of the action and all of the beauty of Vail Mountain. Serving a comprehensive lunch menu, featuring an assortment of soups, salads, sandwiches, and hot entrees, in addition to an incomparable dinner selection filled with fantastic steaks and fresh seafood; this restaurant melds delicious cuisine with stunning views, a welcoming staff and a luxurious atmosphere to create an unparalleled dining experience.

675 Lionshead Place
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Après: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Arrabelle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 477-0555

Website:
http://vailchophouse.com/

Entertainment:
Don't miss the mind-blowing performance of our in-house magician, Danny Archer! You truly won't believe your eyes. Disappearing nightly at the Vail Chophouse, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

Parking Details:
Parking for our restaurant guests is available at the nearby Lionshead public parking structure.

Public Transit:
Buses make several stops throughout the Lionshead Village on a very regular basis. Transportation between Lionshead Village and the surrounding areas is very easy and accessible via the local public transit system.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Vail Chophouse is the perfect location for any event, large or small. The Chophouse not only provides a fabulous menu, but a magnificent atmosphere as well. Whether you are holding a business meeting, a mixer, or a wedding reception, the Vail Chophouse is ideal for groups of all sizes.

Vail Chophouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

58% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (5)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
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Live Music (3)
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Bar Seating (2)
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Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Casual (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Excelente en todo no le cambio nada grata experiencia en denver

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Go there enjoy Phil Long while you have some drinks and appetizers then stay for dinner. It will be a very memorable and enjoyable evening

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, People Watching, Live Music, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was subpar for the price. Location was good.

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 (Key West)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great service. Kobe steak awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I think this place is ideal for a nice drunken après-ski binge. Showing up at 7 PM for dinner was not a great idea especially when we got seated at the bar where the après-ski drinking had lingered a little beyond the normal après-ski time. Server was nice enough to recognize and tried to address but it seemed that the party was led by the owner so he had to tread carefully. Once we realized that reseating was not an option, we opted to search out other dinner options. The server was also nice enough not to charge us for the drinks we ordered and drank hoping the party would end. Therefore, I have no clue how the food is or anything else.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great time at Apres ski, the best in the area. Excellent food and awesome music.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was mediocre and the service was terrible. After the wine came and our orders were taken the staff disappeared. We had to finally get the bartender to get someone to give us our check. The place was empty too.

There are plenty of other dining options in this price range.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Overall, it was a nice night out - it was our last night at Vail so I wanted to go somewhere special. The food and drinks were good, but I was a bit disappointed that my 15 year old son sitting at the end of our high top table kept getting bumped into by passersby and waiters...which is not a big deal if at a bar/hangout style restaurant, but this is a higher-priced, nicer venue. The restaurant was also louder than you'd expect. But, our personable server was very attentive and helpful, and everyone enjoyed their meals, which were all plentiful portion sizes.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everyone's meal in our party was outstanding. Flawless service and great food. My favorite restaurant in Vail.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always great food and a great time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good steak. It was significantly overpriced, but it's what I expect in Vail.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good. It was off-season, so the atmosphere was a little weird. Steaks and Sunday football and there was live music for a while? The salad was mediocre, but the slab of cow was amazing quality and prepared perfectly. It wasn't cheap, but it was delish.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've been here several times. Something has gone badly wrong here. Steaks were 10-15 dollars more than say Ruth chris. Over $55 for a steak. I had an 8oz filet that was so tough and chewy I couldn't eat it. It should be impossible to screw up a filet... even though it was properly cooked. Our server didn't know much.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

According to the staff at Vail Chop House, there is a DJ Friday and Saturday nights in the bar and main dining area. If you are looking for an energetic, party crowd this would be a fun place to go. The food was great and our service was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The oysters weren't fresh and the ramekin of ketchup had a skin on it. The meat was cooked properly. But you're not there to dine. The staff is there to bang you out and turnover your table.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My husband had a great birthday celebration, great music and the staff was super friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wonderful experience!!
Live music!!!
Magician was amazing!!!
Food was great!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a great time! The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Enjoyable evening meal with family members. Waitress was exceptional in how she took our drinks and food orders. We thought the salads were really good. The flat iron steak was out-standing in flavor and tenderness. The pork szchop was thick and juicey. It was a little noisey for table conversation. I thought the wine and bar drinks were pricey but maybe that's the norm for Vail.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Second time here. The food was good. The server sucked bad. 25 min before we got drinks!!!!! No apology. Then the dummy spilled half my wine next to the glass, again just an "oopsy"... no refill nor apology. Its unfortunate but i dont want to go back. A manager just walked by but didn't acknowledge the table either.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great music, outstanding service & a wonderful meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We sat outside to enjoy the entertainment and view and both were great. The owner sings and plays guitar. My food was delicious (trout). My husband's was ok (chicken). The service was a bit lacking and very slow, but we had no where to be, so not a big deal for us. We thought it was an upscale restaurant and chose it to celebrate a wedding anniversary, but it is just a regular restaurant. No need to dress up. Shorts and flipflops were abundant. Would recommend it to those in Vail that want a relaxed environment with a great view.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We usually eat here every time we are in Vail. Good food, good service and usually quiet enough to have a conversation.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Made reservations for a party of two for 4/17/2017 through Open Table, and received a confirmation. When we went to the restaurant, we were informed that it was closed for a private party.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Honestly, we expected so much more. For the price, and the location, we expected a good steak. The cut was terrible, and tasteless, and after two tries they still couldn't tell medium rare from medium well. It's so disappointing to look forward to a good steak, and get a flavorless overdone mess.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Not good on many fronts. Bad food, lousy atmosphere, way overpriced.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Excessively expensive (even by Vail standards) for marginal food quality. Paying for location near the gondala. Good spot just for drinks. Wait staff are friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our service was pleasant but very slow. Steaks were decidedly overpriced, so we ordered seafood (trout), which was at best mediocre. It was served with very greasy brussel sprouts and a few pieces of lump crab (misleadingly advertised on menu as "colossal crab"). The four piece shrimp cocktail at $19 was overpriced and just average.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

After making advanced reservations that required a credit card, we were seated in a bar area at a high table, not in the dining room. If vail chop house can't seat you in dining room, they shouldn't tell you that you have a reservation. Food was just ok.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Located at the base of the mountain, this is a great choice for après ski. They have outdoor seating and a large indoor bar and had live music during our visit. The food was good: better than most "bar and grill" restaurants, but not up to the standards of national chain steakhouses like Del Frisco's, Ruth's Chris, etc.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Live Music, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 22, 2017

allie was awesome! Great service! just very loud and food is so so

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Cheap decor, expensive mediocre food, bad service. Changes were a downgrade!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Service lacked. Very disappointing. Staff was stretched thin on a holiday weekend.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Good food. Everyone enjoyed their main course and we really liked the family style vegetables which we passed around so everyone could share.

EXCELLENT service from the floor manager. We spilled a glass of water and it hit a glass of wine causing it to spill. When one of the men in our party backed up to avoid getting hit by flying wine, the legs of his chair gave away. A server two tables away from us turned to see where the commotion was coming from and he spilled several glasses of water in the lap of a man at another table. It was like a slow motion crash! The manager came over quickly. He made sure everyone was okay. Then he exchanged the broken chair for another chair, cleaned the spilled water and wine on several tables, directed the waitress to bring fresh drinks for everyone, and apologized as though it was the restaurant's fault that the incident occurred. Clearly, the owners made a good decision when they left this man in charge of the restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2017

This was one of our favorite places to go for happy hour and dinner during our trips to Vail. The service has declined considerably. We were seated in the back dining room, where tables were on top of each other, with barely enough room to move between them. The food was average, the price approximately $100 per person, indifferent service, and the ambience of a low cost chain restaurant, Vail Chophouse did not provide the value we had come to expect.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Meal was fine, but really, a $30 hamburger in a sports bar atmosphere? Only in Vail! Beautiful location, excellent service. Disappointing meal for the price.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We arrived on time for our reservation and the first table we were shown was in the middle of the bar with many people standing around in loud conversations. Had to push people away just to get to the table. We requested a different table, but were told "the bar was the main dining room." After a little pushing, we finally were shown to a table in another room that was much quieter and pleasant. I was surprised by the décor -- it was a low scale and appeared cheap. Table and chairs looked cheap. For most of us the food was very good, but the atmosphere, given the location at the base of Vail was definitely a lower standard.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 2, 2017

The service was good and the magician that came around tableside was fantastic. That is about where the compliments end. The pork chop was way over cooked that it didn't even cut with a knife and while the steak was cooked correctly it had no seasoning at all. When coming to Vail you expect good food so this is not the place to go!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Excellent restaurant, though a little casual for the prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Wow steaks are as good as it gets!

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