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Mountain Standard

££ - £££American, ,
193 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4549
+1 970-476-0123
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork shank” (73 reviews)
“pimento cheese” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Gastropub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
193 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4549
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Reviewed yesterday

We love to visit Vail but this was our first time to stop at MS restaurant. The location is perfect for enjoying the outdoor patio along the creek or inside for a more cozy atmosphere. We sat outside because the weather was perfect. We enjoyed...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant had an eclectic menu that included some really delicious items. Environment was cozy, yet modish. I highly recommend the pimento cheese appetizer & the Mr. Pink cocktail.

Thank cthurl0w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Mountain Standard. The Pimento cheese is outstanding as well as the biscuits with ham. The shrimp and grits wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but they were good. I would definitely go back on a return visit.

Thank OkMom
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant never disappoints. We had steaks cooked to the correct temperatures. The wine lis is impressive, even for glass servings. The octopus was tender, not chewy. The chicken liver mouse (yes, I was adventurous) was surprisingly delicious - the waiter was right. It was...More

Thank She L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my favorite restaurant in Vail during our 3 night stay! We ordered the hot olives and their bone marrow appetizers ...and let me tell you, the bone marrow was out-of-this world!!!! I had the hanger steak which was excellent. My husband had the...More

Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go. As is the sister restaurant- Sweet Basil. Four of us loved our meals. The grilled octopus appetizer was excellent as was the carrot and kale salad. The hanger steak and trout entrees were very good. The cheesecake desert with pretzel caramel...More

Thank TSfoodreview
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our best nights in Vail. Keith provided outstanding service at the bar. The menu had so many great choices it was hard to chose so we ordered a variety of things. The shrimp and grits was the star of the evening. The king...More

Thank travelcrazy45
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite restaurant on our trip to Vail. We got the pimento cheese for appetizer (delicious) - my Trout entree was the best fish I have ever eaten and my husband got the steak, which was incredible as well. Highly recommend Mountain Standard...More

Thank allemckinney
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during restaurant week, and got some great deals. Everyone really enjoyed their meals and atmosphere was perfect.

Thank Quest446605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mountain Standard was a beautiful restaurant, with a lovely rustic design. We got the biscuits and wood roasted bone marrow. The bone marrow was unbelievable. So delicious and flavorful. Biscuits were small but a great bite. All of the entrees were also very good. The...More

Thank Christopher M
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2 September 2015|
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Response from TomWall60 | Reviewed this property |
I would doubt it if they could handle a large group. It is a very busy restaurant in a tight space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4549
  • Public Transportation: The Vail Village free in town bus shuttle is available year round throughout the village. Take the bus to the Covered Bridge stop and proceed as noted below. Free public transportation is also available from East to West Vail into the Transportation Center at the main parking structure.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-0123
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From the creators of the legendary Sweet Basil in Vail Colorado, comes a fresh, innovative new restaurant. Aptly named Mountain Standard, this rustic and relaxed tavern aims to set a new standard in the Vail valley by using an ancient form of cooking.The majority of Mountain Standard’s menu is prepared via the most primal cooking method: over an open and live wood fire. The only restaurant in the valley to devote themselves to this age-old way of cooking, the food at this exciting new restaurant has rustic, bold and honest flavors, focusing on the purest ingredients in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.Service, like the cuisine, has that perfect balance of providing a first class dining experience with a more casual vibe. There is no smoke and mirrors here – no fuss – just simple, honest, from the heart service and cooking. The beauty of the creek side location is mirrored by the high energy vibe of this dynamic restaurant.It is this energy, outstanding service, and hand crafted food that enables Mountain Standard to offer a truly unique dining experience, approachable and enjoyable to everyone.
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