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Ludwig's Restaurant

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20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010 (W. Meadow Drive)
+1 970-479-5429
05:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 05:30 - 22:00
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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Ludwig's Restaurant at the Sonnenalp every June for for years. It is a breakfast buffet. Includes blintzes, waffles, French toast, hash browns, yogurt bar, oatmeal, pastries, breads, cottage cheese, fruit, veggies, and more. They are usually open 7-11 am, which is nice that you can make it a brunch, and not wake up so early. Ludwig's... More 

Thank Sheila T
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I occasionally travel with a Gluten-Free companion who is accustomed to having to question every item on a menu to be sure that it is truly GF. Our dinner here was superb and the experience was made even better just knowing that we did not have to question that there might be cross contamination! The meal (really each course) was... More 

Thank BartCMH
Marble Falls, Texas
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I realize not everyone has a discriminating taste for fine dining. But you just try this in your lifetime. Gluten free never tasted so delicious. However, the taste, presentation and service is 5 star no matter what city you find yourself in. We enjoyed the chef's 5 course with wine tasting. WOW! If you got the monies, the wine list... More 

Thank Jwghmg
Beaver Creek, Colorado
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128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Tried Ludwig's on a Sunday morning. They offer a buffet but I went for the eggs benedict instead and my friend went for the Huevos Rancheros. Meal sizes are a good proportion - you will not walk away hungry. The California Benedict was cooked perfect and included avocado and hashbrowns on the side. We were seated in the windowed atrium... More 

Thank Marla R
New York City, New York
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270 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The Ludwig's team do a great job with food preparation, drinks and service. The restaurant has a reasonable decor and usually always satisfies our needs.

Thank stewater
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Tasting Menu with wine was exceptional. Great service and attention to detail. The servers always remember your name.

Thank David G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly and helpful waitstaff. Food was incredibly fresh and delicious. The array of options was endless and everything was so flavourful. Best breakfast in the village by far. Worth the 30$/person for the buffet. Excellent work!

Thank Cody G
Vail, CO
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went to Ludwig's on Dec 31, 2016 expecting an exquisite dinner for $215/person without drinks. We were very disappointed. Ambiance was very elegant but the first question mark came when they decline to accommodate a low-salt request: all food, including fish and lamb chops was pre-cooked! The foie gras mouse was so salty and running off the crackers that I... More 

Thank Liana C
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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464 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Ludwig is actually the breakfast restaurant at Sonnenalp hotel. You can sit in the more formal dining room or the more saual winter garden. Breakfast starts with Champagne and Espresso followed by eggs to your liking, all kinds of bread and at least 30 other items from fish to sausage, from fruit to peanut butter not forgetting , blintzes, waffles,... More 

Thank Thomas K
San Antonio, Texas
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317 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

One of the tourist books we were looking at had an article on this restaurant with the Sonnennalp Hotel. we decided to try it and were not disappointed. A very elegant and enjoyable place. The server was top-notch, the food was very good and my made to order omelet was delicious. we are thinking about staying at the hotel on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
    (W. Meadow Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Complimentary Vail bus route, Village Inn bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-5429
Ludwig's is pleased to offer European cuisine, featuring a menu of entirely gluten-free dishes artfully crafted by our Executive Chef Florian Schwarz. Every item on the menu, including fresh made pastas, bread and desserts, is gluten free. Fresh ingredients, light and healthy, carefully prepared - this is what you can expect with every visit. Ludwig's boasts an award-winning selection of wine, refined European service and attention to detail. Treat yourself to a Vail tradition.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?