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Bon Vivant

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Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
+1 970-728-6900
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11:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so special. Al fresco dining at 11,000 feet. Nothing like a champagne toast with that view surrounding you. The mushroom soup en croute and French onion soup (add the short rib!) are amazing, and I crave them for a year until I am back again.

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Thank Rebecca T
Colorado
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place at mid-mountain (top of Polar Queen Express lift). Can get pretty busy in nice weather as it is outside seating only, but they raise a giant umbrella and fire up the heaters if it is overcast. The food is great! I highly recommend the mushroom soup which is unlike any other you may have had. The staff is... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there twice during our week at Telluride. Excellent views and a great place to stop for drinks late in the day. Service was mixed with problems having clean glassware but can't complain about views - spectacular

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San Salvador
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today was our second intent in trying to enjoy well known Bon Vivant, but again the nasty staff behaved like if they wanted to get rid of customers. The line was not long but was a mess, the listing was out of control, the staff wasn't helping at all, they showed no manners to people trying to understand their chances... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place is truly special. Excellent European style lunch with incredible mountain views. Mushroom soup and Croque Madam with rosemary ham was superb! Atmosphere and vibe is fantastic. For sunny slope side lunch experience is hard to beat!

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Thank Maria V
Tennessee
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is such a great lunch spot! We went on a day that they were running low on most of the menu items, but despite that it proved to be fabulous! We had the cheese tray...loved! The agave truffle nectar was to die for! We had one French Onion soup and one of the mushroom soups. They were very good... More 

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Thank pedolady
Little Rock, Arkansas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Bon Vivant restaurant at the top of Polar Queen Lift at a Telluride is a must for at least one ski day. Decidedly french in offerings, the quality is superb and the portions are ample. The GIANT umbrella that is unfurled if needed depending on the weather, is unique and very cool. The service was very good and not rushed.... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We ate here on a beautiful sunny day. It is expensive but it included a funky pair of sunglasses for each of us! The mushroom soup was excellent as was the ham sandwich...try it.

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Thank SallyO58
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is describable only by hyperbole. In a word, the ambiance is without match, not only because of the spectacular view, but because the staff and the food complete the experience. Get.There.Soon.

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Thank Monica C
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Been there many times, never disappointed. Only criticism: sometimes the wait is too long, although definitively worth it. The croque madam is exceptional. I also recommend the mushroom soup and nutella crepes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-6900
Description
Located at 11,000+ feet at the top of the Polar Queen Express (5), Bon Vivant is an experience unique to North America.Views from the massive new deck are rivaled only by the 39 ft umbrella, and the menu features classic country French cuisine, top wines, and ski country's best crepes and hand crafted hot chocolates. Price range $12-$50.

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