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Bon Vivant

Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
+1 970-728-6900
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (37 reviews)
“crepes” (23 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:30All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
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11 - 20 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is such a great lunch spot! We went on a day that they were running low on most of the menu items, but despite that it proved to be fabulous! We had the cheese tray...loved! The agave truffle nectar was to die for! We...More

Thank pedolady
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Bon Vivant restaurant at the top of Polar Queen Lift at a Telluride is a must for at least one ski day. Decidedly french in offerings, the quality is superb and the portions are ample. The GIANT umbrella that is unfurled if needed depending on...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

We ate here on a beautiful sunny day. It is expensive but it included a funky pair of sunglasses for each of us! The mushroom soup was excellent as was the ham sandwich...try it.

Thank SallyO58
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is describable only by hyperbole. In a word, the ambiance is without match, not only because of the spectacular view, but because the staff and the food complete the experience. Get.There.Soon.

Thank Monica C
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Been there many times, never disappointed. Only criticism: sometimes the wait is too long, although definitively worth it. The croque madam is exceptional. I also recommend the mushroom soup and nutella crepes.

Thank marta c
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best experiences my wife and I have ever had while on snow. The GM Jared and our server Matt (best last name ever) Bonebrake gave us the experience of a lifetime. I'm a big fan of hard ciders and they...More

Thank corysinman
Reviewed 4 January 2017

after a morning of skiing we spent a few hours at the restaurant.The have heaters at each table so outside but comfortable. They even gave us sunglasses because it was sunny and we only had our ski goggles. The french onion soup was amazing.

Thank lesh W
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

DP is the man. He took great care of us and the crepes he recommended were awesome! Drinks were great too.

Thank concertgoer0917
Reviewed 20 November 2016

You've just got to try this place out. Find it on the ski map and make a point of stopping by for lunch or drinks. You'll find it if you ski down "Ski Forever" and it'll be on your left. It's just the nicest atmosphere...More

Thank Catheyn123
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best place in Telluride to have lunch if you can just put on those skis have a great day outside and then go and head over for a beautiful view, with a beautiful meal, and just lovely lovely service.

Thank Annette P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-6900
  • E-mail
Located at 11,000+ feet at the top of the Polar Queen Express (5), Bon Vivant is an experience unique to North America.Views from the massive new deck are rivaled only by the 39 ft umbrella, and the menu features classic country French cuisine, top wines, and ski country's best crepes and hand crafted hot chocolates. Price range $12-$50.
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