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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%
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“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 4 days ago

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

Thank docby2004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 September 2017

The kitchen will cook anything, in addition to the buffet, for the same buffet price....which is great, but if you want anything other than regular coffee you can't get out of Ludwigs lovely breakfast glassed-in conservatory dining room for less than $50 which is a...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I've stayed at the Sonnalp many times, always always a great meal, outstanding service and wonderful Swiss atmosphere.

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Was able to grab the buffet breakfast a couple times during the stay. It was what you'd expect.....eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns. Quality was good.

Thank Dennis M
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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