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Ludwig's Restaurant

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
+1 970-479-5429
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“cotton candy” (8 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
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European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great breakfast experience. The hotel redid the whole buffet and now its a real experience. First $38 seems a bit lot, but when you are there you understand why. Live Egg Station, local honey bar, local cheese and charcuterie buffet, everything presented in...More

Thank heathers882017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful setting! So alpine style and cozy! Service was impeccable! Anton did a great job!! Really enjoyed the food as well! Were served 2 amuse and then started with the carpaccio - it’s art! Tenderloin perfectly cooked! Maybe little too much mushroom powder. Pasta was...More

Thank eulenspiegel0711
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thankfully the restaurant dropped its gluten-free menu and we truly enjoyed this meal. Service was exceptional throughout. After 2 different & delicious Amuse Bouchée, we had appetizers. My friend had the Oxtail soup, which he loved, & I had the Elk Carpaccio which was outstanding!...More

Thank shellyf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was absolutely fabulous!! My kids and I ate way too much and enjoyed every bite. Service was Super .

Thank docby2004
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear docby2004, Thank you very much for your review. Very much appreciated and we will share your comments with our service and culinary team. hope to see you soon again! Daniel Spingler Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed 30 December 2017

I took my family group of 8 to dinner on Dec.27 because it was the only place we could find on short notice that could accommodate a party of that seize. I have enjoyed the bar at the Sonen Alp Hotel for years and had...More

1  Thank Frederick W
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Frederick W, Needless to say, I am disappointed to read you comment. Please know we take this feedback seriously, and reviewed your comments. We strive to exceed expectations and genuinely want to deliver exceptional customer service to all guests dining with us. We listened...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

If you love lavish brunch buffets, head to Ludwig's for stellar service and delicious food. Everyone in your party ill find something to love, from giant Bavarian pretzels, pastries, hot breakfast entrees. oatmeal bar and much more. No reservations, so get there early!More

1  Thank eatplaylove
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Dear eatplaylove, so happy to hear that you liked our new brunch experience. Our culinary & service team will love to read your feedback. Please let us know when you are back and I will make sure you will have a great experience again! Merry...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I don’t know what I was thinking!!! I ordered the Cowboy burrito instead of going for the buffet. My mistake, the burrito was really good, but my wife got the buffet and it was way better, and so much faster. It really was well stocked,...More

Thank jjp333
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear jjp333, thanks for also sharing your experience for Ludwig's. Great to hear you liked the buffet! We love to bring that European Buffet Experience to Vail! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Daniel Spingler Director of F&B

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful selection-everything from European style baked goods to blitzes to bacon and eggs to fresh fruit. Good service; everything fresh and tasty.More

Thank OnTheR0adAgain50
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear OnTheR0adAgain50, thank you or your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you had such a great Sunday Brunch with us. We would love to have you back with us. Please let us know when you plan to visit again so we can...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We love this restaurant ! It has a wonderful ambiance and the menu offers traditional items with a flair. Their gluten free approach is especially appreciated as my daughter is intolerant. We try to visit every time we're in Vail as it's one of our...More

Thank Charlie10339
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Dear Charlie10339, Thank you very much for visiting us and we are delighted that you enjoyed our European Style Buffet. We hope to welcome you back soon and feel free to contact us in advance so we can arrange special items for your daughter as...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017

While traveling from Oregon to visit Colorado I had a wonderful breakfast at Ludwig's. I was not only amazed with the quality of my mimosa, but also the quality of our server. Taurus had several people seated in his section and still gave us a...More

Thank makenna2017
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Dear makenna2017, Thank you for your nice comments and we are proud to have such an amazing team behind us. We certainly will let Taurus know about your experience and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back - hopefully soon! Have a nice...More

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29 April 2017|
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Response from Jwghmg | Reviewed this property |
For sure
6 January 2017|
Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Not for morning brunch when we wee there. Not sure about their evening service.
11 July 2015|
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Response from SonnenalpVail | Property representative |
Hello! We do not take reservations for breakfast. We shouldn't have a problem accommodating your party. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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