Alpenrose Vail

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77 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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KC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite!

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

This place oozes charm and ambiance! So many thoughtful touches and details in the decor and food. We highly recommend the Alpenrose for an authentic German/Austrian experience!

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We had a large group for lunch. They were very accommodating. Great patio on a sunny day.

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SP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun atmosphere! Great food as well. Will visit again!

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RC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Packed with little to no room to eat. Waited 25 minutes after reservation time. Staff apologized, but sitting next to screaming kids is not a good time.

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KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like we were in an alpine lodge in the swiss alps. Great food! Great staff! Highly recommended!

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F
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Over all a great experience.
Service was excellent and the food was very good.
Great atmosphere....just a bit cozy with seating on the upper level.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous staff and food!

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MF
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A charming place very suitable to the Vail experience. Food was fine- not fabulous. Once a big group showed up next to our table, we sat ignored for over 30 minutes. And the wait staff's beige corduroy uniforms are odd to say the least.

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JC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Austria & Germany, this was the best schnitzel I’ve ever eaten!!!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I ordered the veal knuckle and my Mother ordered schnitzel and it’s not Weiner aka Veal. It’s pork. Be sure to ask. Pork is far less expensive to make and cheaper on menus.

The food was plated and at our table within 5 minutes of ordering. Faster that the mountain cafeteria.

It’s all pre-cooked and reheated.Bland. Overpriced compared to quality and of other Germanic restaurants (including Swiss Chalet across the street).

Our reservation was for 5:15 pm and upon leaving - they refused to give me a rose (as they do ALL women at dinner) because it wasn’t technically dinner time. But when I booked the reservation, that was the only dinner time available.

Not amused.

Found out the new German restaurant in town is owned by them (same plates and everything). Cancelled that reservation.

Only good thing was the interior decorating refresh -except that you can’t see your server behind the massive lamp shade.

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JG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun and authentic atmosphere! Good beer and a nice selection of German beverages and great food!

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SR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family gives this restaurant five star rating. Everything was exceptional. The food was amazing. So fresh and tasty. Our server (Theresa) was a doll. She was so helpful and knowledgeable about both the food and the drink selection. The atmosphere was so unique, you really felt like you were in an Austrian Village. If you are in Vail, you should definitely check it out.

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NA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only caveat: You've got to like Austrian food, because that's what this place serves. Start with a shot boot of ZIRBENSCHNAPS to get warmed up, followed by a large glass of Austrian wine. Continue warming up with a soup, such as the beef broth-based RINDFLEISCH SCHÖBERLN. From there, you can't go wrong, as the Schnitzel, Spatzle, duck legs (KNUSPRIGE ENTENKEULE), or anything else you order. Don't forget to wrap things up with APFELSTRUDEL, featuring apples sent from Austria. Of course.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The remodel looks great, and the food and service was fantastic. We look forward to dining there again on our next trip.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the food and service was excellent. Loved the ambience and our server was beyond authentically nice. I highly recommend.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It was hard to eat the raclette

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EC
Mexico City
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toda la comida excelente y el Strudel es el mejor

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decor was authentic and beautiful. Service was great. And the food was great as well. Some of the best duck I have had in quite some time. Good kids menu. Overall really nice experience for the family.

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HN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for fondue in a classic Austrian mountain cabin setting! The food is delicious and the ambiance is adorable!

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S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The service was so rushed we were served and ushered out before we could barely drink our first glass of wine.
Not very relaxing for what could have been an elegant cozy meal. The food was good and the place looks great, but it was a very pricy 45 minutes for an adult dinner out!

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

Ok perfect Restaurant

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Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Their sister restaurant Almresi was booked up so decided to try Alpenrose. Ambience is why you go not for food. Limited menu, not as good as Almresi.

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H
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Menu limited but deserts are very good. The Weiner schnitzels are excellent.

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Denver
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We have loved sitting on the outside patio for lunch. But our dinner experience was less fun. The decor is authentic Alpine, but there is such a thing as TOO cozy. The tables are very close together and it was too hot in the restaurant (we dined upstairs). We opted for an early dinner (5:15), which was a mistake. It was still happy hour (and had been for almost 2 hours), so the noise level was deafening. Wait staff is very professional and fun. Food was authentic Alpine food, but combined with the stuffy atmosphere, we couldn't wait to get back out into the fresh air. We will go back, but probably just for lunch.

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Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been here before but wanted to try a new German restaurant. Alpenrose ll is such a cute place! The staff are very friendly and attentive. They made some great recommendations and we couldn’t have been more pleased. It’s a small restaurant and such a nice ambience. I definitely recommend this place!

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H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic food- had the schnitzel and spatzele and it was delicious- good German beer selection and great strudel. Waiters were attentive and wore traditional German outfits.

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LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Please bring back the veal wiener schnitzel

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C
Dallas
111 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really like the improvements at Alpenrose 2. The interior was given a much needed facelift and the menu is quite authentic. Our favorite is the Alp bruschetta - which is quite large and filling and contains a number of delicious items. The only drawback is the limited entree menu. If you don't eat veal or fish, there are not a lot of other options and we felt that an authentic chicken dish would be a nice addition. This is our second visit this season and we enjoyed both visits.

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O
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service. We started with the large brotzeitbrett appetizer - everything on the board was scrumptious! Tons of food - could have made a meal for 2 just from the appetizer. The warm bread was really good! Shnitzel was also delicious - loved the ligonberry sauce on the side. The spaetzle and cabbage was also great. Dessert was recommended by our server - kaiserschmarnn - also delicious though the dough could have been a tad lighter/fluffier. Add Alpenrose to your "must dine" list when in Vail!

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M
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we ate at Alpenrose. We will go back the next time we are in Vail. Wonderful food served by attentive staff that didn’t hover. Best goulash ever!

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very crowded and I was bumped into often during our meal as we were seated by the bar and there was not any waiting room. The food was not anything special and the plum cake was served cold. Decor was interesting though.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in a wonderful
Area near the bar. Very cozy and delicious food.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! More schnapps please!

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LC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for a Valentine’s Day date. I was not familiar with most of the items in the menu so our waiter did a very good job of explaining them and giving suggestions and directions on eating. The place was adorable and so cozy.

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JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We were looking forward to a wonderful meal at Alpenrose. We have dined there in the past. We were disappointed in 4/5 dinners. 2 were served cold. Spartzle was dry, it needed a bit more butter or cheese,
The only item that everyone agreed was delicious was the red cabbage. So disappointed 😞

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C
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening celebrating our visiting long-time friends’ 50th anniversary: The food was superb, the service was excellent, & the renovated interior & the atmosphere it creates are perfect! I had called ahead the same day to see if they might have a “small, yummy, chocolatey German/Austrian-style cake” they could bring to our table for dessert as a surprise for our friends, who had lived in Germany for a number of years . . . & the pastry chef MADE US A YULE LOG THAT AFTERNOON!!! It was truly to die for & a huge hit with our friends!!

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Beautifully decorated, just love this place. Great service and great food! I love there ice balls in the drinks! They put true art into the food!

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M
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a special spot! The decor, servers and food are so Tyrolean. Our servers were precious, all either German or Austrian, and our meal delicious. The decor is warm friendly and alpine themed. We love coming here. Won’t miss it each trip to Vail.

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JD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Our 10 year old twins enjoyed it very much. It would also be a great place to go as a couple.

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