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Ludwig's Restaurant

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
+1 970-479-5429
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“cotton candy” (7 reviews)
“blintzes” (3 reviews)
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European, Gluten Free Options
20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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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...More

Thank Sheila T
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...More

Thank BartCMH
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...More

Thank Jwghmg
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...More

Thank Marla R
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
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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

Thank David G
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
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...More

Thank Liana C
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...More

Thank Thomas K
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...More

Thank TexasTravler45
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you host rehearsal brunches or dinners? Approx. 60 people
29 April 2017|
Response from Jwghmg | Reviewed this property |
They have to capacity and a lovely glass atrium and the food. You need to ask them.
Is there a dress code?
6 January 2017|
Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Not for morning brunch when we wee there. Not sure about their evening service.
Do you need a reservation for breakfast on Sunday?
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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.