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Sweet Basil

193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
+1 970-476-0125
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
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Reviewed yesterday

If there is ione place in Vail I have been telling people they must go for lunch and dinner for the past 35 years, it's SWEET BASIL. Any day that ends with the letter 'Y' is a good day to go there. Food is amazing,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sovail17
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have dined at Sweet Basil 5 or 6 times over the last 5 years. Always a staple when going to Vail. Nothing exceptional this trip aside from the Crudo appetizer, which was excellent. Sea Bream entree was ok. Fish portion relatively small. Should have ordered...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AlexBost0n
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for quick lunch, very nice atmosphere, Lots of seats with nice views of the village. Food was exceptionally good and service was great as well. Will definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank M4538PTmm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best fine dining experience we had in Vail. I don't recall the pork chop being especially memorable, but everything else was absolutely outstanding. This place fills up fast, so make reservations as far in advance as possible.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Prozach2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was indeed unremarkable. I spent a lot of money here I could have cooked a better meal at home. My fish was bland and served luke warm. My husbands seafood linguine dish was small and overpriced and my son’s meat was tasty but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank gxhewitt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look, there's nothing particularly wrong with this restaurant -- it's just a bit impressed by itself. The food is acceptable, the service is adequate, the price is premium. We ordered cocktails while we were deciding on everything else, and the cocktails turned up with our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Waimate01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. . less exciting than in the past. We have eaten here regularly over the past 20 years and always recommend it to out-of-towners, but I wasn't as impressed with this menu as with past offerings. We were a group of four and had the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 3 had NYE dinner reservations here and was not disappointed. Great atmosphere , great service, and great food. Our waiter was terrific along with the front of the house manager. They made my 4 year old feel really special . Gave out...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jpatrickDallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our first dinners in Vail and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere at Sweet Basil is warm and cozy but a little bit on the darker side. We ordered cauliflower soup and a beet salad to start and the mediterranean sea...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kimberly y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply the best restaurant meal I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot. Well done and thank you to all the team but especially the chefs and kitchen staff !

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DebbieN828
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Response from JCinDenver | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't.
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Response from Gerardoverap | Reviewed this property |
summer time I would say casual....
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Response from Duckbob11 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. My wife always eats GF. But not me ! Have a blast ! Bob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-0125
  • E-mail
Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike since 1977. The cuisine is creative contemporary American utilizing many cultural influences from around the world. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the restaurant blends fine dining with a captivating trendy energy.
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