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Sweet Basil

193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
+1 970-476-0125
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (98 reviews)
“t bone” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the worst experience in a very long time last night at dinner. There was a rambunctious group next to us at dinner who was SO loud, used profanity and argued constantly. Several couples seated after us noted it immediately and asked to be...More

Thank Charlie10339
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Year in and year out this restaurant garners the awards. Elegant without being pretentious. If you want the ultimate Colorado experience go with the rack of lamb.

Thank edrowell929
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a Vail staple, been a yummy place for a good meal in Vail for as long as I can remember. Located smack dab in the middle of the village. Great menu that offers a menu with a nice selection. Pleasant waitstaff, great views,...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our daughter told us about Sweet Basil and how awesome it was. We'll, our daughter was right on. Loved everything from the delicious food to the desert. The wine was a perfect match for the food. The menu went all the way back 40-years full...More

Thank luv2bgone_2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As reviewer's agree this is the place to dine in Vail. Great food & service during our visit. Thanks to all for making our friends birthday special!

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best dinner we had during our three nights there. Slow service at times but waiter very knowledgeable regarding the menu.The food was very tasty , hot and good portions.

Thank Ken F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with friends. Service was excellent. Nice selections on menu They have a wonderful bar if you're just looking for drinks Only down side was noise. Had to talk and hear others Upscale so not sure a good place for children I recommend you...More

Thank lope1430
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this place, from the reviews my partner and I had expected a great meal with fantastic service. Our waiter didn't pay very much attention to us, the restaurant was very loud and our food wasn't the best. I had the lamb which...More

Thank Tundra970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always good at sweet basil. It is not inexpensive, but reliable. The view of Gore Creek is not to be missed and adds to the ambience. I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 because of the menu. They have recently changed...More

Thank skier003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our "go to" restaurant in Vail for a fine lunch or dinner. As in the description it never disappoints. Service is always attentive and excellent and the food (and creativity of it) is of the best quality. If you can only have one...More

Thank thomas d
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Questions & Answers
28 August 2017|
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Response from JCinDenver | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't.
27 August 2017|
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Response from Gerardoverap | Reviewed this property |
summer time I would say casual....
Marion P
13 January 2016|
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Response from Duckbob11 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. My wife always eats GF. But not me ! Have a blast ! Bob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-0125
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Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike since 1977. The cuisine is creative contemporary American utilizing many cultural influences from around the world. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the restaurant blends fine dining with a captivating "bistro-like" energy.
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