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Montauk Seafood Grill

549 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5521
+1 970-476-2601
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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3:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
549 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Montauk Seafood Grill many times throughout the years but this has been our last. As with most restaurants your experience begins & ends with the waitstaff. Our waiter seemed to have a chip on his shoulder right from the start. A meal...More

Thank skimama160
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello skimama160, We are extremely sorry to hear about your experience at Montauk. You are very correct, waitstaff can really make or break a meal. In this case, the attitude of one individual ruined your entire experience. This is completely unacceptable, and by no means...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Limited seafood menu. Excellent wine list. The ceviche was awesome!!! We had three of the five seafood entrees and all were VERY SPECIAL. I’m glad they got their old chef back.More

Thank f02301
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello f02301, Yes, we are very happy too have Chef Dimitri back also. After taking his year or so hiatus, his passion for Montauk and our food program has been at new levels. We narrowed our menu a bit to enable us to continually provide...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate during a family trip to Vail. Our waiter Rob was amazingly attentive and made our meal and experience the best! The food was great! So many choice and between the five of us we loved everything.

Thank Lynda A
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lynda A, We are so happy to hear you had a great experience at Montauk! Rob is quite a character in general, and overall a great server. Hope you are able to come and visit some time soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to have a romantic dinner when you can barely hear each other talk. But the food and service are truly outstanding. The place is known for seafood, but the steaks are excellent, also. Be sure to make reservations in peak season.More

Thank 296davej
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 296davej, We completely agree, when the restaurant is completely full, it is very loud in the main dining room. We tried to put up some more art to help dampen the sound, but trying to fix the acoustics in a 40 year building is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this place..I am an ahi lover and they absolutely hit it out of the park with this dinner. My wife had a fish special that was also great. The non fish eater in our group had a filet that he said was...More

Thank Mike W
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mike W, Great description of our meals, very glad we hit everything on the head with your party. Ahi and Filet have always been awesome menu items, and Chef Dimitri always comes up with some great dinner specials too. Hope you enjoyed your stay...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a new owner at Montaul in Lionshead who has several years as an operations manager for a large restaurant group. He now owns and runs Montauk and it is fabulous. The food was delicious both seafood and steak. Salads also great as are...More

Thank Patrick K
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Patrick, thanks for your kind words! We're very happy to hear you and your group enjoyed everything on your visit. Looking forward to having you guys back sometime soon. And yes, we love Chelsea too, she's a keeper!

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Nice, unpretentious with great food. fresh oysters, crab and cuts with a good wine selection. Lobster bisque is amazing.

Thank Talachas
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Talachas, Thanks very much for your great review! That is exactly what we're going for, unpretentious food in a great atmosphere with great service. Glad you enjoyed everything, see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

My opinion, Montauk's is a must eat in Vail! Great atmosphere, food and service! The dinner was wonderful and the daily soup was delicious! Definitely a spot for surf and turf! Good desserts!

Thank hharcrow
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Hi hharcrow, Thanks very much for your excellent review. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything, hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The new Owner has done a amazing job of reestablishing itself as the premier restaurant in Vail. Our waiter Joe was outstanding! Definitely get seated in his section if he's working & you will be impressed beyond expectations. That combined with the amazing foods and...More

1  Thank Robert B
Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Hey Robert B, Great meeting you guys last week! Thank you very much for your awesome review. We are definitely trying to reestablish Montauk as one of Vail's best dining options, and reviews like yours let us know we're heading in the right direction! We...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We visited last December and had a great experience and this year's visit confirmed our earlier opinion. They make you feel at home. Prices are reasonable, quality is high and service is great. We will repeat here during our Vail vacation.

Cameron D, Owner at Montauk Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Dear BRBRICH, Thanks for your great review and kind words. Glad we could help make a great experience for you guys! Look forward to seeing you next time you're in Vail.

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7 May 2017|
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Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Their fish and seafood choices change with seasons, so check before you go.
7 December 2016|
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Response from Raymond T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Angus beef.
24 July 2016|
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Response from Daniel-FLN-BR | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 549 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5521
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from two local bus stops which are accessible via the Intown bus or the West Vail Green and Red buses. When coming from the west, get off on the Lionshead/Concert Hall Plaza stop. From the east, get off on the main Lionshead stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-2601
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