Zach's Cabin - Vail Resorts

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
232 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American

Restaurants you may also like

View all

About

Currently closed for summer. We will re-open in December of 2020.
After arriving to Zach’s Cabin on an open-air starlit sleigh ride from the Ritz-Carlton Bachelors Gulch Hotel, you are welcomed by our warm and friendly staff. Warm up at our fireplace and find many great selections of contemporary American Cuisine from Chef David Gutowski. Zach's Cabin has won Wine Spectators Award of Excellence for the last 15 years and we pride ourselves on World Class Service.
What 232 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
AT
vipAustinTraveler
Central Texas
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, as always.

w
williamc
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

The trip up and back was excellent. The sleigh staff were cordial, and entertaining, The food was excellent. The service in the restaurant was unacceptable. The waiter was argumentative, the wine manager was snobby and elitist,and the hostess was pushy, constantly reminding us of an arriving sleigh for our return trip. We felt rushed and could not enjoy the true beauty of the facility. We had taken our family there for their first experience. After so much build up I was embarrassed by the service we received. The experience did not equal the expense

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and excellent food. Unique experience being pulled up mountain in oversized sleigh to eat dinner. Incredible view.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach’s never disappoints!! Service, ambiance and an unbelievable dining experience every time.

GS
vipGregS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Server was inept and poorly informed on the menu. Extremely slow service and frequently found the check back with the table to see if anything else was needed by the Guess. Wine with warm at room temperature even though we were promised it was at Cellar temp. I've been going there for 14 years in this place is going downhill

MM
vipMarkM
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful approach in the sleigh! Good service! Delicious short ribs and gnocchi.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your experience begins with a lovely “cat” ride up the mountain to the rustic elegant mountain style log and stone restaurant. You are graciously welcomed by staff then seated in the dining room with an impressive stone fireplace to warm you and create a cozy and relaxed ambiance. The sommelier, Sean, has an impressive wine list for your preferred taste and price point. Then there’s the food-WOW! The daily house made gnocchi is tender and succulent. The unique 14 day dry aged duck and the elk are incredible and not to be missed. The desserts are house-made, unique, and delicious-so order multiple and share. The finish to the evening is the beautiful cat ride back down the mountain in the nighttime sky and distant lights. The perfect end to a great evening. We will definitely be back.

A
Alisa
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Zach’s for my son’s 16th birthday and had a great experience. It was his first real fine dining experience and he was so impressed. Our server, Marina, was so attentive and knowledgeable. Her menu suggestions were spot on. The sommelier was also very knowledgeable and helped us find the perfect pairing. We are locals and will definitely be back for another special occasion.

H
vipHoward
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner “event”. The sleigh ride is not something you get to do every day but the food and service at Zack’s is outstanding. The staff welcome tells you that they are really focused on you, the patron. You will not be disappointed!

C
Clancy
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Multi generation family get together. Prompt service. Host or maitrede was terrific taking pictures and all of our wants. Terrific food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was okay but not a lot in terms of selection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service, very expensive. Kid’s meal of (ours chose spaghetti) was $45 although it included soup and dessert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing experience! A must do when in Avon/Vail! Will do again!

AJ
AJC3
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Third time dining at Zach's was a total bust! Disappointment doesn't do the dinner justice.

Arriving at the Ritz was anything but pleasant, from the valet fee to the hotel lobby being booked for a private event ((both inside and outside)). Our party was ushered down the hallway and "allowed" to stand in their retail store, or we had the option to stand outside in front of the store door. Good thing we arrived early for a cocktail and to enjoy the "New" and "Improved" bar area that our reservationist raved about.

Due to the horrific service as well as making our guests quite uncomfortable, our frequent stays at various Ritz properties have officially stopped. Vail Resorts has no idea how much the Ritz Carlton is negatively impacting their guest's experiences.

The food at Zach's was mediocre - nothing special whatsoever, from the selections to the preparation, plus, two of the five dinners arrived cold -- although the waiter offered to "warm them up." The service was totally and completely unimpressive.

If you're interested in overpriced average everything in a mountain setting - Zachs Cabin is right up your alley, bring the kids and enjoy the snowcat ride up the hill! If you want great food with excellent service, don't be fooled by the location, advertising, PR, or any association with the Ritz - this isn't the place for any of that.

If you want to enjoy a great meal with exceptional service in a fantastic setting... dine at either Grouse Mountain Grill at The Pines Lodge or Splendido at The Chateau.

KF
vipKelleyF
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every year and love it!

RP
RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful staff, awesome experience!

LR
vipLaurienR
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect up until my girlfriends coat was lost. I did a follow up call the next day but no go the staff did what they could outside of the coat being lost we had a great time and it will put that exclamation point on what was a great birthday dinner. Recommendation for non member guests have a coat check by table #.

WC
WalterC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience! I've been to Zach's 4 or 5 times & this time
I brought a group of guys for a boys-out snowboarding weekend. This was the highlight of our culinary experience on the trip and we will make sure to book again next season!

MS
vipMarkS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful. Awesome meal, wine and service

M
Michelle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Vail over our kids’ winter break and booked up last minute. We could only get a 5:00 reservation and were initially “annoyed” that we had to go so early. But it turned out to be great. Our sleigh ride up was in the dusky light and was beautiful, we saw sunset on the mountain and then had the nighttime view for the trip down....best of all worlds. The food was delicious. Service was attentive, friendly and efficient. The kids meal was good value. My 10 and 12 year old had 3 courses of “real food” (kid friendly and smaller portion but not kid food) and they enjoyed every bite. It’s not a cheap night out but I assume that’s not what someone would expect. However we had a dinner in town the night before with much worse service and ok food and the bill came out the same. That’s the reason I gave a good value score. You get what you pay for here.
My only complaint would be the $5/person sleigh fee. I felt like that was a cheeky add on and it bothered me. I would have preferred for that to have been added into the cost of the meal and kept me believing my beautiful trip was part of the experience...but maybe that’s just me 😳
Other than that, if you are in Vail and want a special night out, I highly recommend Zachs!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best !!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Zach’s! Our meal was incredible and the staff was so kind! One of our favorite meals we’ve had in a long time. Such a fun experience on the sleigh too!!

PA
PaigeA
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience at Zach’s! Have been coming here for nearly 20 years! Love it.

DU
vipDancingUrsula
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A delightful evening, from the sleigh ride up the mountain as the setting sun bathed snow covered peaks in gold, to the warm and gracious reception of restaurant staff, to the delicious and unpretentious food, to the great wine rec from sommelier, to the attentive service at table by waitperson, and finally to the sleigh ride back down the mountain under a chilly sky loaded with stars. A wow and highly recommended experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top to bottom...everything was fabulous!

c
captainfrostymug
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, very attentive. Great wine list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. A must at least once if you come to Beaver Creek. The elk and the halibut dishes were both superb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unforgettable night... was amazing from start to finish. Great food and wonderful experience overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños de mi esposa

Report
K
vipKent
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we made our reservation, the service and attention to detail was outstanding. Greeting us at the Ritz, escorting us to the snowcat “sleigh” with blankets, and greeting ya at the cabin - everyone was attentive and courteous yet laid back without being stuffy. Throughout our meal and after, we wanted for absolutely nothing. Food quality was as you’d expect at this price point. Starters of crispy octopus and the gnocchi with lobster were served to perfection. Our mains of Colorado coffee rubbed elk and the halibut were outstanding as well. Add in our helpful server and sommelier to the Amazing deluxe cabin decor, and our evening was nothing short of perfection.

K
vipKristin
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from top to bottom—food, service, ambiance, experience. We can’t wait to return!

RP
RP08
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun on sleigh ride and food was delicious

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Didn’t expect the cost of sleigh to be an additional cost. A $500 tab for a family of five with three kids under 10.
The food wasn’t amazing - it was just okay. Servers were very attentive. The sleigh ride under the stars was amazing.

c
christa
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Sorry to have to write a bad review. The staff and ambiance are excellent and the trip up is quite unique. The meal that I had was quite greasy(salmon). My husband had the same and agreed. Also, the menu is quite limiting if you do not eat foie gras, octopus, lamb, suckling pig.... My fault for not inspecting it more carefully.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary at Zach's Cabin thanks partly from a Gift Certificate from family and it was a fabulous experience. Be warned that there is a $20 valet parking charge at Bachelor Gulch Ritz Carlton and a $10 per person to take the sled up to the restaurant....or I guess one could snow shoe...ha ha. Actually the open air sled ride was fun. The food was interesting and outstanding. I had the short rib and what may have appeared like a smaller serving certainly was not due to the richness of the dish. It was great. My husband had a pork rib special that at first was a little salty on the outside, but the large chop was overall very delicious. We also had the almond cake with blue berry sauce ...yummy and not too sweet. Highly recommend Zach's Cabin for foodies!

CW
CelieW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our third visit to Zach’s- impeccable service, lovely ambiance, quiet and overall fun experience from the Ritz to sleigh and cat ride Kids meal is overpriced. Our short ribs and beef tenderloin were very good

TM
vipTinaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience! Amazing butternut squash soup too 😊

JW
vipJimW
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, the best food I had in Colorado!

FAQs

Zach's Cabin - Vail Resorts is rated 4.7 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.