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Sweet Basil

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193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549 (Wall Street)
+1 970-476-0125
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Naples, Florida
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423 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you meet a waiter like Justin you know the day is great. Attention to detail. Grand view of the Gore Creek and wonderful food. Awesome fries!

Thank Chaucer39
Leawood, Kansas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is wonderful. Unique dishes. Great service. We enjoyed sitting by the window and enjoying the view of the creek.

Thank robersdb
Edwards, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary dinner. The food and presentation was amazing! I was impressed with the creative flavor combinations and beautiful platting. This is a dining experience, which we prefer, so don't expect to get in-and-out fast to catch a movie time. When our dessert came out it was decorated with "Happy Anniversary". These personal... More 

Thank lovestraveling77
Denver, Colorado
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135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers everything you need for a fine dining experience. We were greeted by a very pleasant hostess who took our coats and checked them for us. Our waiter, Dan, was incredibly professional, helpful, and pleasant. He handled our 10-top party like it was a 2-top. We were never left wanting for anything at the table. He was on... More 

Thank CroatiaSoon
Morrison, Colorado
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is very interesting and I like that all the entrees are the same price...$25. The braised lamb was so tender only a fork was needed. The hangar steak was delicious and served with Yorkshire pudding and a horseradish sauce. The gnocchi appetizer was gorgeous and so tasty w morel mushrooms. I was not over the moon about the... More 

Thank Victoria80465
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews for this long time Vail restaurant seemed like a lot of complaints from locals who remembered back when. We were first timers and had an excellent experience and marvelous meal throughout all courses. Dishes were conceived and presented well and creatively. Execution of each course was near perfect. There was a brand new spring menu with special pricing... More 

Thank Dan F
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant if you can afford it. My wife and I went there between Christmas and New Years and the place was absolutely packed. The hostess was awesome enough to get us seats, and we had a great time. Their cocktails are extremely well made... like I said, fantastic place if you can afford it!

Thank Abhi R
Vail, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top notch! Great staff, great food, great atmosphere. My family and I have been going to Sweet Basil for 20 years. Great seafood. They make an effort to use locally grown produce. Tip - make sure to make a reservation far in advance. This place books up. Clean, remodeled bathrooms. Beautiful view of Gore Creek. You will not be disappointed!

Thank vailpowder
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and excellent wine list! Service and atmosphere were fabulous. Ordered all tapas, but Definitely going back for entrees!

Thank Justin C
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me address the price, its Vail, everything is over priced so I would say that this restaurant is at parity with what one would pay for a great meal in Vail. The staff is really friendly and helpful, we asked a lot of questions about the area. I ate lunch here on the last weekend of the season... More 

Thank Reneetravler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-0125
Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike since 1977. The cuisine is creative contemporary American utilizing many cultural influences from around the world. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the restaurant blends fine dining with a captivating "bistro-like" energy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?