Alpenrose Vail

4.6
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184 Reviews
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$30 and under
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German
Where guests become friends..
With lovely prepared dishes from traditional recipes to fine classics and specialties with a touch of international culinary inspiration.
We serve simple tasty home-style cuisine with hearty goulash, dumpling specialties, Kässpätzle and a savoury snack plate as well as a sweet finish with a selection of traditional Alpine desserts like Marillenknödel, Dampfnudeln, Palatschinken or apple strudel.
For families and get-togethers with friends try our Walliser tomato fondue at long, comfy family tables and for our little one's we offer a special kid's menu.
Warmth, hospitality and enjoying life - Welcome to Alpenrose!
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4.6
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. The service was great and the food was fantastic. Wonderful experience overall!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere! Loved it!

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo súper rico!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan was amazing!!! He made the whole experience very welcoming and we loved the pretzel and tomato soup! Beautiful environment and will definitely return next time we are in town :)

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We've been going to Alpenrose for a long time. We find the food excellent. The concern regarding Alpenrose is its ability to handle groups. The seating plan is constricted for a group of five or more. This year, our group was six plus a baby requiring a high chair. We could not move once seated without forcing adjoining tables to rise and allow egress. We recognize the Alpenrose is simply trying to maximize space but it is causing guests to become less enthusiastic about its ambience and food. If you are not comfortable in the seatinga arrangements it is more difficult for a group to enjoy the experience. And, the Alpenrose needs more coat storage. Everyone comes in wearing gear. There are few coat hooks and, unless you specifically ask, you are unaware that Alpenrose will store a jacket in its back room.

MS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They thought of everything with the charming decor! Great cozy stop on a cold day. We weren’t in town long on our first visit to Vail but this made the experience. Service was quick and friendly, food and drinks were good and presentation was stunning. Duck was a bit dry but there was sauce on the side. Overall worth the price. Our party had 2 babies and they were welcoming. Not crowded on a Saturday at noon but it seemed like the inside tables were all reserved and outside tables were available for walk-up.

LL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant! We go every time we are in Vail.

H
Savannah
43 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved the Spätzle! We’ll be back for the desserts!!! Thank you!!

M
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved Alpenrose! Super hip casual European chalet chic decor and our food was delicious. A gem in Vail and we will be back for sure!

CG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

There wasn’t a good wine list. Most was undrinkable. We ordered a grapefruit and vodka but they were out of grapefruit. We ordered a dish with a side of potato salad. It came with boiled potatoes. The portions were small and the cost was $38.00.
The decor was adorable but the food was awful.

PA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Traditional German fare in a festive alpine ambience. Friendly service and good value for Vail! Enjoyable times.

P
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

the food is not good. The specialty, a swiss fondue with tomatoes ( never heard of such thing in Switzerland, Austria nor French Alps) is really a can of tomato campbell soup mixed with cheddar, served with pieces of commercial sliced brown bread and cherry tomatoes floating in the fondue. Selection of wine is not adequate, only costumes are authentic though nobody dresses like that since Heidi passed away.

n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True authentic experience

b
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun restaurant with an Austrian flare. Enjoyed the ambiance, service and food.

OT
Panama
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Acogedor chalet! Comida auténtica y excelente servicio

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SD
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it! Great ambiance, terrific service and a wonderful evening. We will definitely return!

DM
Berlin
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is awesome! The service was fast, the servers were polite, the ambiance is just lovely, the food delicious, and I didn’t try the bakery but it looked yummy! Great experience all around. And a kids menu!

DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was under-impressed with the food at Alpenrose Vail. There were many extra things on our plates that did not add to the quality of the meal. I think that the idea of this type of food is wonderful but the execution was poor. The cocktails were too sugary and the bread for the fondue was very stale. I know that this may be the style but it wasn't very good.

J
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to go back! Been coming to vail for years and some how have never been! Big mistake!

AH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dieses Abendessen war am das beste das wir seit lange Zeit essen haben. Wir können nur gut Dinge sagen., und kommen bald zurück.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a well thought out experience. From the accommodating staff, to the beautiful room and food and drinks presentation we felt like family, dining in an alpine fairy tale.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and very helpful. Overall service was outstanding. The food was also outstanding. Great pretzel, great fondue and loved the schnitzel.

NA
Jacksonville
57 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The cheese fondue and tomato soup were good and the caprese salad was OK but the place seemed a bit dead...it's great great great if you like that type of food!~

w
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot. Not ridiculously overpriced like most of Vail. Sat at the first date table which was pretty sweet. Would highly recommend and will likely return

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was welcoming, cozy and warm. Food was delicious and waitstaff was very attentive. A lovely evening was had by all.

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place and the food is phenomenal. My only issue is with the overhead lighting. It can be a little harsh in some spots of the restaurant!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the ultimate cute factor with delicious food. We have been here a few times and it never disappoints.

r
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Fantastic food! Loved the authentic feel of not only the food , but the servers , and decor. Will be back!

JJ
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First night in Vail, stopped in to get us in the “German-Swiss” Mountain mood - and Alpenrose didn’t disappoint. The salads are great, very big, and the Schnitzel and Spaetzle was tasty. We were at Alpenrose last year for a food tour and had great deserts even though we were too travel-fatigues to taste them this visit.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the world. Great food and employees.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Service is excellent! Authentic and super cozy atmosphere.

JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful waitstaff. Adorable ambiance and delicious food!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely charming and magical. A truly wonderful experience. Really made us feel like part of Vail!

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely restaurant when we arrived at 11:30 they were barely opening up but they let us sit right away. It has a nice German feel quaintly decorated and the servers are all in traditional garments. We had at the schnitzel and the potato salad which was the best I’ve ever had. The fondue was good. And the Spoetzl which is the veal soup which was delicious. The homemade lemonade we really liked although I’m not sure why it’s blue. It Would be a nice place for kids given the Decour.We had a Lena and she was a great server always smiling and happy, my husband enjoyed speaking German with her. Definitely recommend and will visit again.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience one of Vail’s most authentic ski chalet restaurants!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new team leading Alpenrose has done a fantastic job revitalizing this Vail establishment. My family of two teenaged boys, my wife and I had a terrific meal there tonight. Service was enthusiastic and attentive. The food was terrific. And the ambience was wonderful.

We are regulars in Vail and we will put this on our rotation moving forward. Thanks all and best of continuing success team!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant for quick Germanic lunch...

MA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great German comfort food. Busy venue right after Christmas. Attentive server Mariana.