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“The scenery! Spectacular!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Balata - CLOSED

Balata
Price range: US$18 - US$31
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Enjoy some of the finest foods along with some of the best views in the Vail Valley. The staff at Balata take Fine American Cuisine to another level. Whether you are looking for a casual dinner or a formal affair, Balata has something for everyone. Come experience what the Sonnenalp Golf Club members have known for years-- for atmosphere, great food and exceptional service, Balata is the place to visit.
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The scenery! Spectacular!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

This local country club restaurant is great for families. Outside deck seating overlooking the whole Vail valley , mountains, and golf course is great for dinner. Take advantage of pub menu for lighter fare like tacos, burgers salads. Or order off regular menu for things like pork tenderloin, trout and steaks. Family friendly too! Prices reasonable too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank AlixMiami
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32 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Vail, Colorado
Level Contributor
205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Local's restaurant with great food and service and fabulous deck!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Six of us had dinner here recently, our food was excellent - three people had the trout and loved it! The mussels were delicious and the garlicky broth they were served in was perfect for dipping your bread.
Service was attentive and polished. Views over Sonnenalp Golf Course include the slopes of Arrowhead and Game Creek Bowl in the distance. This is a wonderful place out of the tourist flow to have a drink and enjoy a Colorado summer evening. White tablecloth restaurant and a casual bar and deck area.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank PassportTherapy
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Edwards, Colorado
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Used to be great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

They used to have deep fried asparagus -- no more. Every time a new chef comes in they mess up the menu.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank abby86
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Edwards, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our favorite place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

My boyfriend and I have dined at Balata almost every week for the last few months. I can't say enough about the kindness and expertise of the staff. Luke, the General Manager, is always ready with a warm smile and goes out of his way to make you feel at home. His knowledge about wine and the menu is also stellar. Pemba has been our server many times as well, and he is sweet, accommodating and makes great recommendations! The food has always been delicious and portions are generous. If we are looking for a great meal, a nice atmosphere, and wonderful service, this is the place we go first. After living in Edwards for years and suffering through many hit-or-miss meals at other establishments, we are happy to finally have found a consistently great restaurant. We will definitely be regulars for a long time to come!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank FrannyG G
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Vail, Colorado
Level Contributor
78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best Deck for Summer Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

The views of Beaver Creek and the sunny deck will draw you in and the food will keep you coming back. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank travelknat
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