Elway's Vail

4.5
828 reviews
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Steakhouse
The perfect place to celebrate a special milestone or simply savor a great dinner, a glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail, Elway’s Vail is the ideal setting for any occasion. Enjoy an outstanding meal served with genuine hospitality in an environment that is uniquely Colorado. Open for dinner nightly in the heart of Vail Village at The Lodge at Vail and less than a block from Vail Mountain's Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16), Elway's features USDA hand cut prime steaks on an award-winning menu chock full of Colorado lamb, fresh fish and creative side dishes. An affordable wine list boasts over 350 selections. The lively bar offers classic cocktails alongside unique appetizers. Dine indoors in the casual mountain setting or après ski in the Colorado mountain sun on the covered or sunny outdoor patios. Parties of 25 to 200 are assured the same great Elway's food and experience through our professional event planners.
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our family has dined at Elway's numerous times over the last few years....the last few found the food great, ambiance lovely and the service....rather mediocre...step if up folks...you've got a great venue....

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K
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in Vail!!! Bone-in filet.

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Cancun
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buen servicio, solo que éramos de las últimas mesas y como que nos estaban apurando para irnos

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RY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Steak was overdone. Price was rediculous even for Vail. We won’t be back.

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Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Had to send my steak back.
Over cook the brought me a rare steak..
The server was great and very apologetic.
Everyone else’s meals were fantastic.
I was disappointed but we would return because of the outstanding service

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TD
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent fabulous food!

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered Elway's on our last trip to Vail. Realized it was no longer The Wildflower, which we loved. We loved it so much we made it our last dinner in Vail to celebrate our trip. We saved the best for last. The steaks & sauces are unbelievably good, as well as the sides. Wish they had more dessert choices, but we did enjoy sharing the "Classic Ding Dong". (It does need a better name!)

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London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My only critique is the John Elway’s seasoning they put on their steaks... give the diner the choice. I spent $58 on a bone in filet and I don’t want all that seasoning on my steak

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SR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great food and like most restaurants in Vail, the wine is really expensive.

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RZ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elway's was the finest resturant we ate at during our stay in Vail. The food and drinks were first class. Steaks cooked to perfection. Portions were sizable. Wait staff made you feel at home. We will be Back!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet mignon was cooked to perfection and our server was excellent.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Food was fantastic. Server Eric was great.

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PE
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my birthday and the food
and service were excellent. Highly
recommend, esp. Lamb chops.
Was an enjoyable experience here.

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New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Elway's Vail. The service/the staff are all in it together. Anyone there is ready to help. But not to worry because the waitstaff, your person, is neither one who hovers nor one who forgets you exist. And he came back after a minute or so to see how everything was. I am not one for appetizers ( so I can eat my entree) but the tuna tartare was delicious. And the ribeye just melts in your mouth. That it's primarily known for steaks & seafood makes being GF easy. I didn't share in the very chocolate/cream filled dessert but the table was relatively quiet.!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Extremely loud.

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and delicious food

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RM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

My lamb was extremely chewy. I had a hard time cutting with the knife. Additionally, two other meals, one of bone in fillet was chewy as well, and the other a porterhouse which was not cooked to medium and had to be returned to the kitchen, also resulting in being chewy. Just not up to the standards of Elway's. Very disappointing. The waiter was fine.

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New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been to others but thought this was just okay. As with most in vail village it’s pricey and lamb was ok, steak was cooked medium rare but chewy sides were flat. Maybe just an off night

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EB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was a great

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

...excelente calidad de carne y preparada justo al punto que se pide. El servicio deja un poco que desear. Para nosotros es visita obligada aunque me parece un poco excesivo el precio.

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SA
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our 4th time at Elway's in Vail. A mediocre experience every time. Salad arrived immediately, but then it was a 45 minute wait for the main course. My Elway burger, ordered medium rare, was well done and the server didn't ask how things were for 20 minutes after food was served. Servers operate as teams but we only saw the one guy who was also waiting over 5 other tables, 2 with families of 8. Last time, (last year), they totally forgot to bring our food. I think the waiter forgot to put the order in. It's unfortunate because the meat has the potential to be outstanding. Mr. Elway would not want his name attached to mediocrity, I'm sure.

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently a good choice!

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FP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & food!!

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere fantastic!!! We had a great window seat celebrating my sons birthday. Could not have had a better time.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

All of our food was great with the exception of our steak. The steak was ordered medium plus it was an uneven cut that was closer to medium rare to rare. They apologized and brought another out which took 15 minutes which is understandable, the next steak was a good looking cut but was as rare or more. They explained that a completely pink/red center is medium plus for them.

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DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I have been to elways the meals are outstanding and perfectly prepared. It is pricey and reservations are needed.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 2

It’s good, but it’s not that good.

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JT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steakhouse in a very nice lodge. Ambiance was intimate

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J
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was excited for an excellent steak dinner, but the food here was not even mediocre, complete disappointment.

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s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service incredible...very good food. if you want a great steak, seafood, etc. meal after skiing, this is totally worth the money! Our child loved the waiter recommended "Ding-dong" dessert!!

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CU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The lady host was very rude looking up for our reservation - but the food was good.

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RL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was excellent

Meats were not quite cooked as advertised
Should be more as explained in your menu

They were a tad too rare at each of two levels

Wine

Need more options between 50 to 80 dollars

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

This use to be my favorite restaurant in Vail, has now dropped out of top 10 easy. We were in the room by the host desk (leather ceiling) SO LOUD I could not hear my wife. Service was just ok, previously exceptional. My Steak (12oz Filet) was perfect as always but had a headache by the time I left.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! The lamb chop fondue was spectacular!

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Vail...
We celebrated our daughters 16th bday last Thursday and everything was amazing. The food, the staff and the service.
Thank you all!!
We’ll be back for sure.
The Cepeda’s

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b
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Beet salad was delicious. Expensive but expected.

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MI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Very loud 6 person group next to our Valentines table for two. Didn't see semi circle out cove till we left. Kinda ruined the ambiance.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I never write reviews. But I feel compelled to tell others of my experience. It was Valentine’s Day and I was planning a good dinner with my wife.

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MK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. A must try is the lamb chop appetizer, but the entire menus is perfection.

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