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Mountain Standard

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193 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4549
+1 970-476-0123
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It wasn't a surprise to find out that this restaurant is from the same group as Sweet basil (one of my favorites ) and Zinos. The food is superb . The menu is not very long or complicated but it has great options . The restaurant is cozy and with a lot of wood cabin like decoration . The seafood... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great ambiance, good food, mediocre service. We made a reservation a month in advance and we still had to wait 20 minutes. Our waiter was friendly, but inattentive. Didn't check back to see if our meals were prepared correctly or ask us if we needed another drink. It's unlikely that we will return.

Thank RMT1624
Dallas, Texas
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at this bustling eatery. Warmed olive mix with pine nuts and raisins and creamy pimento cheese with bacon jam and grilled bread started us off...all were great. The Wedge salad was perfect combo of crispy prosciutto, maytag blue, puffed farro and avocado. Did I taste a bit of tarragon sprinkled on top? Not sure but I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip advisor review took us to this restaurant in vail village. The hot toddy I ordered was amazing as were the lamb salad , wagyu cheese steak and the burger. The only reason I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 5 is because the olive and bacon mussel sauce was on the extra salty side. Service was attentive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always consistent. Can't go wrong! Same owners as Sweet Basil which is also excellent and been the in the Valley for many years!

Thank Vik R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on Valentines Day and the food was excellent- great variety on the menu. Appetizers delicious, when asked our server told us the pork shank was the best thing on the menu and she was right! It melt in your mouth and was delicious! Everything was good-- great service but not rushed or hovered. Would definitely eat here... More 

Thank Terri A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in the highly overrated Sebastian and were desperate to find somewhere that rose above basic mediocrity. Mountain Standard was simply outstanding. The creative style (my spicy grits with shrimp was inspired), coupled with accomplished cooking and delightful service was really a joy. We arrived early for our table - my mistake - and decided to eat at... More 

Thank jonathanwT3430GB
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another favorite! The roasted chicken is the best. Flavors were a perfect blend. We visit this restaurant every year and have always been pleased.

Thank Lnr7
White Plains, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot for lunch or dinner. It's quieter at lunch. Noise level is the only drawback unless you're into the really lively crowd scene, in which case this will be your new home in Vail. Food: really good and innovative with a thoughtful selection of wines by the glass (the Père Mata sparkling from Spain was a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the special that was scallops. The description my the server was amazing. Sounded like we were getting 5 scallops and a whole bunch of yummy sides. As it turned out it was 5 very small scallops with minute veggies and a foam. It was good but no where near a main course as it was described. Pretty expensive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 35
American, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?