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Ludwig's Restaurant

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
+1 970-479-5429
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“cotton candy” (8 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
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European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 14 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 31 August 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
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Ludwig's is a great choice for breakfast if you are staying at the Sonnenalp. You really can't find a better selection for breakfast and the service is fantastic. Their pastries are absolutely fantastic and reminiscent of the best of Paris.

Thank jareds220
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The buffet is very impressive. Filled with freshness, quality and impeccable distribution of delicious foods. The service is equally deserving of 5 stars!

Thank IsaTraBu
Reviewed 18 July 2017

How can you beat the breathtaking view outside of Ludwig's for breakfast? You can't. There are no bad seats in the house as you dine overlooking the Gore Creek. The buffet has everything you could imagine including the ability to order off the regular menu...More

Thank DanMDay
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I ate breakfast at the Sonnenalp a few years ago, and I remember it was lovely. While the atmosphere cannot be beat, the menu prices are now breathtaking. And not in a good way. Three pancakes for $16? A $10 fruit plate? Although the servers...More

Thank Joanna V
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I love European style brunches. This one was very exceptional. The setting was beautiful and the service was excellent (Sofia). The brunch had a great selection of items., especially fresh fruit. The coffee was outstanding! The even made a different type of eggs Benedict just...More

Thank pat g
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28 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.
10 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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.
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