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“A Vail Favorite”
Review of Kelly Liken - CLOSED

Kelly Liken
Price range: US$50 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: S. Frontage Road
Longwood, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A Vail Favorite”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

There is a reason that Kelly Liken has been on both Top Chef and Iron Chef America. This restaurant is great! Great service and food and great atmosphere. We have eaten here almost every time we visit Vail, and will definitely continue to do so in the future!

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Robert G
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very disappointing - worst dining experience in Vail, CO”
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have chosen Kelly Liken for Christmas Day dinner during our recent stay in Vail, CO. The food was a huge disappointment. Of the three dishes that we picked as part of the prix-fixe none are worth "writing home about". Hamachi crudo was ok though not seasoned well, "chicken dumpling soup" lacked enough consommé to make it a "soup" and the little that was on the plate was lukewarm at best. The signature dish of potato crusted trout was good on paper but in reality turned out too salty and overwhelmed by pepper.

All in all, poor dining experience no matter how hard I try to find the silver lining. It goes without saying that we will not be going back.

Visited December 2013
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2 Thank petunka
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Hoover
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great recommendation from Locals”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Went with my wife on our last night in Vail. Service is great and the food is very good. Glad we made it into this place.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank David G
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A++++”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Wonderful service! Amazing food! If you are lucky enough to go in the off season ask about thier dinner and wine specials!

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Meganlynne0218
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Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“3 course meal = great value for Vail”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Husband and I were very excited about trying this restaurant for our anniversary mostly because we are celebrity chef stalkers.
For the price, we were not disappointed.
Positives:
View out the front window!
Valet parking (he even turned on our seat heaters)
Maitre d (very helpful with coat removal and with bathroom escorting)
Waiter, Matt was awesome!
Fig cocktail (LOVE IT)
Elk carpaccio
Duck

Minor, minor disappointments:
Campfire cocktail (tastes like a burnt wood)
No chocolate dessert? We didn't order dessert because none of them really caught our eye.
No special acknowledgement of our anniversary :(

We really loved how fresh and lovely the ingredients were. The portions seemed a bit small but only because I was able to finish all of them. Some might not be satisfied.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
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Thank BrananMike
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