We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Creek side Dining at it's best!”
Review of Mountain Standard

Mountain Standard
Reserve with OpenTable
Mountain Standard is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #3 of 124 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Grill
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Creek side Dining at it's best!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Wether indoors or on patio this spot is #1! From hostess to server to chef creations you can't find any better!!
Chef will accommodate dietary requests and the Lake trout with crispy(on request) is Top Shelf!!
Sparkling water(in house label) available!!
Only negative is that you must inquire about what comes with entree.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Gioia011
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

962 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    623
    219
    81
    20
    19
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“$$$ more accurate. Kids menu poor quality”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Burger and kids meal food very poor quality. Adult menu good. More expensive than expected. Would recommend families go elsewhere. Service also below average.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jerry K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Incredible !!!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had! Food and service absolute perfection. Fresh ingredients artfully prepared but not overly fussy. We sat at the bar and the experienced bartender was incredibly knowledgable about the menu and food, and added much to our experience. All dishes excellent, the bruschetta a standout . Worth every cent,

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Amy T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Mountain Standard is much more”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Had a fine lunch here today. I ate the Pork Belly BLT, and my wife had the garden salad with shrimp. Both were excellent; however, the bread the BLT was prepared on was a bit tough to bite through without squirting the sandwich contents out the side. You might ask for other options. The salad was excellent. We would highly recommend MStandard!

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Roger B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Phenomenal!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We chose this as our 'nice spot' for dinner on our final night in Vail and we're not disappointed. The service was incredibly friendly and the menu was unique and upscale, didn't have a bad thing on it.
We'd highly recommend the gnocchi appetizer, it was like nothing we'd ever tried. For entrees, we had the succulent pork loin and the light and fresh trout. Both excellent choices.
We finished off the evening with the "Kitchen Sauce" - a 6 pack for the kitchen crew, resulting in an uproarious cheer from the kitchen. Such fun! They had more than earned it.
Location is great too - view from the patio on the back side of Vail Village is beautiful, overlooking the river. Loved every minute of this!

Helpful?
Thank Jessie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Mountain Standard also viewed

 

Been to Mountain Standard? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing