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Should go more for the experience versus the food. The manager, our server, and the cabin were all nice. The food was very mediocre, especially for the price. The best tasting dish was the scallops appetizer, would give it a 9 out of 10. The ribeye was tasty but for $56, the quality of meat was not what you’d expect and it was over cooked, a solid 7. The soft shell crab and caesar salad were just yuck...maybe a 2 out of 10.
The snowcat ride was the best experience ever. Food was forgettable.
Simply outstanding. We were there for a family dinner for the first time. The drive up was stunning and the interior both charming and warm. I had the chicken which was truly the most outstanding chicken dish I have ever had and I’m not normally inclined to order chicken. Others in my party had the trout with sweet pea puree which was also perfection. The service was friendly and attentive. Overall it was the most incredible dining experience we had while in Vail/Beaver Creek. Cuisine is our passion thus we are not easily impressed - I would recommend without hesitation.
Our (group) visit to Zach's cabin:
~The ambiance is perfect! I really feels like you're at someone's cabin home in the mountains.
~The food is de-lish. My husband and I split the filet which was cooked perfectly. We also had oysters (yum), the wedge salad (yum), the scallops (I didn't eat but everyone else loved them), and the beef tartare (just ok).
~Our waiter was really trying his best but the service was just so slow!!! I think he had too many tables and the bar was backed up bc it took a good 20 minutes to get our first round of drinks.
~The cocktail menu isn't inspiring. I love when restaurants come up with fun drinks but these were just blah...
~The cat ride up the mountain was fun but I think the closed-in cat at Game creek is much better. It's not as big (more intimate) and there's no snow spray.
Ultimately we had a great time but we will probably not return. Next time we will probably try Allie's Cabin or Beano's.
Amazing find, everything from the ride up, to the ambiance, food and service! Highly recommend!
Wonderful dinner with spectacular views & atmosphere. Our children (9,11) loved the kids menu. Husband really liked the Elk. Salmon, was just ok. Wine is way overpriced. Overall we had a great experience and would recommend it to friends & family. We look forward to dinning here again.
Outstanding! The food, views, service and ambience were some of the best ever in Beaver Creek. The sommelier was outstanding and really knew his stuff. We will be back next March!
The birthday we went to celebrate wasn’t acknowledged :(
We have dined here before when in Colorado. The adventure to Zach’s Cabin on the sleigh behind the snowcat is always great! The service is impeccable. Meal was good and only disappointment was the Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes. They were very dry and almost like something that was reheated. At first, I thought it was maybe just my serving, but the others at the table were also commenting on how dry the side of Au Gratin Potatoes were as well. This will not stop us from returning as this is the first time we have ever had a minor issue.
Wonderful experience! Very knowledgeable sommelier. The food was perfectly prepared! Great meal!
First time. Very unique! Yes! Very unique! Starting with the Ritz Carlton "base station"! That was not expected. Had to wait for the ride, Oh my! Can we wait longer?! I will! Wonderful! Sno-cat and captain, sleigh and historic guide, wonderful experience! Good food, good waitor. Incredible place! Don't want them to rely on their location, location , location; but they could. However all was good. Highly recommended only because I know the RC crowd wont let it die. Otherwise I would say it is awful so the reservations continue to be accessible for future visits.. A hidden gold nugget in the vastness of the Rockies! Sorry to spoil it for you regulars. Wow! What a find.
Nice ride to restaurant Great atmosphere great food and view
It was terrible. I live in Vail and took my girlfriend here for her 30th birthday.
We would have been better off going to Any other restaurant. Clearly they now only cater to tourists, rather than the locals. A real shame, as we live here, tourists visit once a year.
The food was terrible, my elk looked like it had been cooked by the Purina dog company. (And I harvest elk, so I’m familiar with how to cook it; and how NOT to cook it.)
Not a great experience, and a complete waste of $250
Oh yeah, and they also charge $20 for parking. Meanwhile you can say you’re getting a drink at the bar (be prepared to wait 40 minutes!) and parking is free.
What a joke.
This used to be a family-friendly experience, it’s fun to ride up the mountain to Zach’s. But the kids menu is not really for kids, there are no hamburger/chicken tender etc options. Clearly a decision was made to try to compete with Beano’s as a “fine dining” destination (but more affordable), and we’re not going back. The food is good, although the elk was brought to the table raw and inedible (no, we didn’t send it back because we had waited so long for food that we didn’t want to send it back and extend the meal). Disappointing, because we had come here regularly for years. The staff was friendly and did their best, and they tried to accommodate our kids, but it wasn’t enough for us to return.
A must when visiting Beaver Creek the food and ambiance is top notch! And the sleigh ride is the icing on the cake!!!!
Fantastic Experience, my now fiance and I felt spoiled and had a very special night. We heard it might be best to reserve a spot so that you can see the sunset on the sleigh ride up to the restaurant. Pretty special view at night as well though.
First of all, the sleigh ride in and out of the restaurant (only mode of transportation to get to the restaurant) was very beautiful. But, they never mention that it costs $5 per person. We had 6 people, 2 adults, 2 children & 2 teenagers.
Then, although we ordered 2 appetizers, 2 salads (one for my husband & one for myself), and 5 adult entrees, the server proceeded to tell us that people usually order an appetizer & entree per person and that one appetizer is made for one person. Really???? Did she not notice the size of the children?
Then, they waited to serve our dinners until my husband finished his appetizer & salad. Needless to say we had children waiting for a while to get their entrees. So, we were the last to get served from our sleigh ride group.
We ordered 3 elk dinners & although they were all prepared as to the chef’s suggestion, some of the entrees were tough meat. My sirloin was excellent. The lamb meat was also great but it’s sauce was just ok.
We ordered 2 s’mores dessert. At this point a hostess came over to inform us that the next sleigh ride is in 5 minutes. Really??? Why not tell us this before ordering dessert or when another sleigh would come?
It would have served us better to not have the s’mores dessert anyway.
Wonderful food and the trip up in the snowcat was great
Very good experience
This was by far the worst meal and experience we had while staying in Bachelor Gulch last week. We dined on Valentine's night. We sat for a long time before being offered a drink. We actually had a guy come by to take our order before the drink guy came around. They were busy but no excuse as they should have been staffed appropriately. We felt rushed during our meal to get out. They were out of filets, so I chose a ribeye instead and it was such a poor quality ribeye that it would have been hard for a dog to eat it. The lobster was served way undercooked and not edible. We didn't bother sending back as we were just ready to get the hell out. For a $300 meal for a family of 4, you expect much better. Basically we paid $300 bucks for a bottle of wine -- the wine was good. The meal and service were a joke.
We really enjoyed the experience of dining at Zach's cabin. We got to the Ritz Carlton early so had a glass of wine at the bar. The ride up was fun. The restaurant and the food were excellent . Service was excellent also. Only surprises were the charges for the sleigh ride and the additional valet parking charge. Other than that our evening was wonderful.
The drive up to the Ritz,(where you board the sled), was beautiful. Our reservations where for 5:45pm. This way you can see the beauty of the mountains on the drive up, the sled ride up and the sun hitting the mountains in the background. Dress warm! They do have parkas to cover up with if you choose. The food was excellent. Our waitress was not very good, but that did not ruin the evening. The trip on the way down was extraordinary. The lights of the Ritz and the surrounding landscape was amazing. This is a must do dinner place if you are visiting or in the area.
Eliza Sean Ilan all contributed to a fabulous celebration. Service was outstanding. Wine chosen by Sean was perfect. The menu was diverse and deliciousSomething for everyone.
A perfect evening ending with a sleigh ride surrounded by the most brilliant display of the stars of the galaxy.
Fun snowcat ride up. Food and atmosphere were amazing!
You won’t be disappointed. Great service, wine and food.
From the sleigh ride up, to the cabin itself, everything was perfect. The food is superb and the service is exceptional. Our waiter Joseph was an absolute professional and couldn't have been better. Can't wait to go back!
A huge shout out and thank you to the entire staff and foremost our waiter Kramer who provided a magical experience on the 24th of January! The food and the service was one of a kind!
Incredible experience! The night starts with an the amazing sleigh ride and continues with excellent service, great wine and nice fire. A wonderful date spot in a special location.
Love the ambiance & the sleigh ride. Last dinner here was amazing, but was disappointed this time with the food. Appetizer was too salty. Salmon was fairly basic-nothing special. Dessert just ok.
We sat by the window and was a bit cold.
Service was really great!
overall great experience. venue was a great looking mountain lodge and had a great staff. great place for an anniversary dinner after skiing all day. great whiskey drinks
I went to Zac’s Cabin with a group of friends and had an enjoyable evening. Sleigh ride was on time and nice. They handed out parkas and helped everyone in and out of the sleigh. Upon arrival to the restaurant, we were given a space for our coats, hats, and snow boots. We were also given slippers to dine in. Wine selection is awesome and the food was great! Only complaint would be the size of the $44 add-on lobster tail. It was very small. Otherwise, we all had a great evening!
Zach's Cabin was breath-taking! We can't wait to go back. We wanted to try everything on the menu. The service staff was over the top, attentive and knowledgable!
We were rushed by the staff in every aspect of the dining experience. We were asked to give our order in spite of asking if we could enjoy our drinks and appetizers before ordering entree’s. We were reminded several times that the next snowcat was leaving and we would have to wait 30 minutes for the next one. (All this while just receiving dessert and coffee). The restaurant was less than 50% full- What’s the rush?
Its a truly unique experience taking a sled to a beautiful restaurant in the mountains. Whats not so great is sitting next to a table of screaming kids all playing video games on their phones with the sound cranking. While I can live with that distraction pouring chimi churi all over a 45 day dry aged ribeye is a bit confusing. If you go, please ask for the sauce on the side, it's not a flank steak chef.
This is the best kept secret of Beaver Creek. Taking the (7min) sleigh from the Ritz with our family on a beautiful clear night was picturesque. The food was fantastic, the kid menu was superb. The staff were all accommodating. Five Stars...
So disappointed. Food was cooked poorly. All we wanted was to have a good, relaxing meal. They failed miserably.
Early in the season - but was very disappointing to say the least . Was there the previous year -was exceptional--Different Chef we heard........
Put on your todo list on your next trip to Beaver Creek
I had an amazing time at Zach's. My date and I sat at the bar with Jamie and were taken care of like VIPs. The sleigh ride was magical, the whole staff greeted us at the door which made us feel very special, and the cabin was so cozy. The wine and cocktail list was everything we could ask for. The food was delicious and timed very nice so we didn't feel rushed. I would recommend the foie gras for an appetizer and the Denver prime and scallops for dinner. Will definitely be back and will recommend Zach's to friends and family.
Although I am a valley resident, I decided to treat some friends visiting from Boston on their final night in town. We had a drink at the Ritz bar before checking in for dinner. From the sleigh ride up with friendly driver Pete (we ended up riding in the snowcat cabin - such a cool experience!) to the views from the restaurant (the sun was just setting) - we were impressed from the get go. Zach's itself is a rustic little cabin located right on the slopes and upon hanging our coats, were invited to slip on flannel lined croc slippers - perfect for getting out of my winter boots. We were seated in the semi private dining area and were greeted by several different staff - everyone was just lovely. The sommelier Sean was very helpful in selecting a wine for the table. I had the beef carpaccio to start (which I cannot recommend highly enough) followed by a delicious black cod. The dessert was just awesome - a s'mores ice cream cake with graham cracker and topped with toasted marshmallow - so so so good! Get it! We also took some pictures in front of the fireplace which were great momentos. This was such an awesome experience for both me and my visitors - I cannot recommend Zach's enough for that special occasion and can't wait to go again next season :) We also saw some folks that snowshoe up to dinner - I wish I had known ahead of time that was an option - would be great especially on a full moon night!