La Tour

4.4
1497 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
La Tour Restaurant has been voted the best restaurant in Vail since 2006 by the Vail Daily Readers Poll and is conveniently located in the heart of Vail Village directly across from the west-end of the Vail Village Parking Structure. Chef Paul Ferzacca’s modern French-American cuisine is famous in the Vail dining scene. Utilizing the best organic, natural and sustainable products available, La Tour is known as the restaurant where the chefs eat.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, French American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

Special hours from December 19 through January 6, 2019: 3pm - 10pm daily
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Phone number
(970) 476-4403
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Ferzacca
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Catering
Catering availability is limited depending on time of year and size of group. Restricted to small dinner parties at private homes with kitchen facilities.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Village Center Rd
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Parking details
Park in Vail Village Public parking structure. Parking is free after 3pm daily. Park on the far west end of the Vail Village Parking Structure and exit by foot. This exit is named Crossroads. We are located directly across the street from the Crossroads exit.
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Public transit
If you are riding the Vail Bus, please get off at either the Solaris or Bridge Street stops. If your arriving by Eco Transit or hotel shuttles get off at the top level of the Vail Transportation Center and walk down the steps to your right. We are located directly across the street from the West end of the Vail Transportation Center.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1497 People Are Saying
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MO
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I just think food used to be much better.

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J
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have dinner every year at La Tour during our annual ski vacations to Vail. In our opinion, it is the best restaurant in Vail. The food is always superb (including an amazing Dover soul entree--you don't expect to get fish this fresh and well-prepared in the middle of Colorado!).

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LT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Once again Chef Paul, Chef Sammie, and Chef Nathan hit it out of the park. Great food, ambiance, and service. La Tour is truly living up to the Vail standard. Impressive wine list with the best sommelier in the valley. Overall an impressive and delicious experience.

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DM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent food

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TO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

LaTour is great but this time around not so for us. At 8:30 reservation, table not available. Dover sole was very good but they forgot the haricots vert!!! Not what you expect from a top restaurant.

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J
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten in 3 Star Michelin places all over the world, and this is one of our very favorite restaurants. Stellar service, food, cocktails and wine list.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so delicious! My 7 year old finished her plate which is unheard of and the trio dessert is soooooo good. Thanks!

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DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We have been to La Tour many times and always had a great night. Unfortunately our recent visit could well be our last unless their policies change. We had a booking at 8.15pm. When we arrived it was chaotic in the entrance. Multiple groups of people hanging around waiting for their table. Turns out they don’t inform their earlier sittings that they need to clear the table by a certain time (like all the other top restaurants do). As a result we waited over an hour for our 8.15pm booking. We weren’t even offered a drink/ seat at the bar whilst we waited. Just had to stand in the doorway. Unless they change their policy they need to warn 2nd sitting diners that their booking is ‘tentative’ and wait times are unknown. Apparently this is the owners choice. The staff were understandably stressed. Unacceptable.

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

La Tour is usually my fave place in Vail. This year the food was not good. My daughter had a kids pasta that was inedible. Very disappointing.

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JO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food is a little underwhelming for the price which is much too expensive. Our server was lovely as was the staff. Nice place just poor value from a foodie perspective. BTW they will pressure you to check your coat, but don’t do it unless you want it to smell like a smokey barbecue. The closet must be right next their grill.

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SC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve 5 course dinner was fantastic! Amazing food, lovely presentations! Cheers!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is good but nothing g to write home about. Waiters are too busy and confused. 1:15 wait between courses. Way too overpriced for what it is.

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AF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We went 8.30p on Dec 29. Got seated 30min late, didnt get assigned a waiter, got horrible service. Clearly overbooked and short staffed...beware going during xmas week

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DL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Trying to serve too many; wait staff and kitchen couldn't keep up. Food was flavorful but everything was served cold because of the over sitting. I don't suggest you go to La Tour on a Friday or Sat.

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EK
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

After years of excellent service and food at La Tour, my service last night was, frankly, subpar. After hyping up the restaurant to my friend, new to Vail, and even claiming it as “my favorite,” our waiter rarely visited our table nor were we checked in on at all. Very upsetting.

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AJ
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We started with a drink at the bar. Great cocktails and bartender! When seated, our table was adjacent to the fireplace which could not be ignited lest the seating be uncomfortably hot. We sat to eat around 8:15 and the special of the day (bison steak) was gone, but there were many other tasty options. We were offered bread for $6. Considering the menu pricing (and ala carte), it seemed petty to charge for bread, but I understand the bread to be a specialty item at this restaurant. The food was very good. The portions were small but tasty. This restaurant was too stuffy for our midwest family and the pricing was high considering the portions and everything being priced separately. This restaurant is best for foodies that want a quiet atmosphere.

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h
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The Dover sole is excellent. However the black cod and the seafood paella were both not very good. We were highly disappointed as La Tour used to be a favorite place. Also the charge for bread and the surcharge for service were annoying. Just raise your prices if you need to but don’t add little charges.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiter constantly tried to upsell. Kitchen didn’t get order right and left in nuts. Food not as good as past, was just mediocre

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was wonderful!! All of the staff were so warm and welcoming. It truly felt like home

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D
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of four had a memorable and delicious 2018 Christmas Dinner with their famous bread basket, two Black Cod and two Chicken entrees.The service was fantastic. Since our reservations were late we closed the restaurant down!. All of us highly recommend La Tour.

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M
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice presentation but quality was not what was expected compared to other high end restaurants. Very crowded space for Christmas where servers were bumping into customers chairs to walk by.

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L
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food and service here. Booked for Christmas and even with full dining room the good and service were outstanding. This is our favorite restaurant in Vail.

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CM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, went Christmas. Get the foi gras and lamb chops, won’t be disappointed.

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SS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice Christmas dinner... especially the lobster toast appetizer- light and fresh, and the truffle cod- great depth of flavor! Only odd note... really bland asparagus-almost like they boiled it!?!

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M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Christmas Eve dinner. Not very festive. No holiday decorations. Food was ok but not great. Service excellent.

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JH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy and crowded as would be expected for Christmas Eve. We were a trio of a kid, vegetarian and confirmed carnivore..all left happy.
The carnivore said it was one of the best meals he has ever eaten.

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VJ
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at La Tour many times and are never disappointed! The food and cocktails are over the top with the freshest ingredients and unique flare.
I recommend La Tour wholeheartedly
Victoria

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was seated in a quiet part of the restaurant as I was a single party, but I was not treated unfairly at all, even for being on Christmas Eve! I was recommend an excellent pairing wine, because I’m inexperienced on that part, and the food was so good! I savored the whole experience. Excellent wait staff, they were amazing.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was overall unimpressive. Shrimp was “soggy” and the sole was mediocre. Many more options in Vail with better food for the price. The only standout part of the meal was our secondary server who started filling in once our first server seemed to be distracted by too many other tables.

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A
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, service was ok.

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S
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our party of four enjoyed the food and shared bits of each other’s plates. The ambiance is conducive to conversation and service was spot on.

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Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff are extremely professional, takes you through a journey of courses.
The wine list is truly impeccable. It is the true french restaurant experience we were there for just over 2 hours. The kitchen dessert is a must!.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Santos, Patrick, and Sammy all did an amazing job making my wife and I feel welcomed and enjoying her birthday. Wonderful experience!

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Denver
108 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Is latour vail’s best restaurant? Hard to argue with the creative balanced composed dishes coupled with a phenomenal wine program. The space is comfy and inviting as well. Kudos!

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AB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED La Tour! Amazing food, service, and wonderful ambiance. Don't miss the raclette and the Lobster Bisque!!

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KS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. Low key but classy atmosphere. Favorite meal my family and I ate in Vail. The French onion soup especially was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! Great specials too!

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HF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Thanksgiving

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AB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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GB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and ambience. General manager went out of his way to make it a special evening ... from a table in the corner to dimming the lights ... to bringing comp glasses of champagne to the table. High school sweethearts reunited 40 years later. A great meal and service ... a perfect dinner for this special occasion.

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