White Bison

4.2
389 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Nestled in the heart of bustling Vail Village, White Bison offers modern Colorado cuisine and craft cocktails overlooking Vail’s scenic Gore Creek. White Bison welcomes large groups and private events.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! We started with the bone marrow- beautifully prepared with carmelized onions and brioche toast, this is great to share- and the iceberg wedge- classic style wedge smothered in blue cheese dressing, pickled onions and two thick cut pieces of bacon rather then bacon bits!- For entrees we had the 8oz Filet- a simply decadent dish served with asparagus, blue cheese butter and cooked to a perfect medium rare- and the roasted Pork Shank -finished with citrus, fennel and mascarpone polenta- unbelievable! Service was on point and timed perfectly. Overall an excellent experience, we can't wait to go back!

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Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was so overpriced and bland. Had a wedge salad which had very little dressing and two pieces of bacon on top. The dressing was tasteless. Then ordered filet mignon which was small and over cooked. The only topping was a slab of butter.

White Bison
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Anonymous, Please accept my apologies that your experience was less then exemplary. I am very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I appreciate your feedback and have shared it with my team. When you return to White Bison please let me know so I may ensure your experience is absolutely perfect. Please feel free to contact me directly anytime, I am always available. Warmest Regards, Ben Christie General Manager

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1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! Sat by the window and the view of the river was spectacular! They had coloring sheets for my kids which is always a plus! Try the mango sorbet!

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MW
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious They were out of the bone marrow and the mussels. The food was great. Just looking forward to one of those two in the future.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

My boyfriend and I went in after seeing a movie at Cinebistro. We got seated right away however it took them 20 min to even serve us. My family and I however went in a week prior and it was absolutely amazing. We ordered the mozzarella appetizer and it was to die for. After having that experience was very disappointing. I ordered the mozzarella again and it was awful. The cheese tasted like a dirty mop, the appearance looked very thrown together and it didn’t have anything besides the cheese and tomatoes. There weren’t any beets, and yogurt dressing and no greens. Maybe it was just a lack of communication or there just wasn’t any effort but it was not acceptable. I work in the food business so I get it. 10 o’clock at night is late but everyone should still be giving it their best effort. My boyfriend had the pork shank. Which was another dish my family had and it was AMAZING!!!. However when my boyfriend and I went in it wasn’t as good. I hope this message finds White bison and we can all learn from the mistakes made. Cheers!

White Bison
Responded on May 28, 2019

Dear MorganM, Please accept my apologies that your experience was less then exemplary. I do very much appreciate your feedback. I have reviewed your comments with my team. We are working diligently to meet your expectations. When you return to White Bison please let me know so I may ensure your experience is absolutely perfect. Please feel free to contact me directly anytime, I am always available. Warmest Regards, Ben Christie General Manager

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I’d have no way of commenting on the menu. We sat down at the bar and the bartender was rude and gave off the impression we were bothering her. So we had a mediocre cocktail and left. I was bummed, as I was looking forward to trying the menu. We went to Mountain Standard instead

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SE
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This used to be a great place- good food, creatively prepared and moderately priced. Now the menu is more upscale, but the food was unremarkable (bland trout, undercooked parsnips, etc) and high- priced.

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Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Improved menu with upgraded service items. Initially hesitated to return because menu was static but changes made it a good experience.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for food with great ambience and noise level.

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LM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View... amazing.
Music... great.
Staff... fantastic.
Definitely one of the best places to eat in Vail!

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JT
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Especially enjoyed the bison bone marrow and elk dish.

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New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I dined at White Bison this week for the first time this season. My companions and I had the trout, salmon and chicken, plus the pear-and-pomegranate salad. We thought the food was among the best we've had in Vail. I highly recommend White Bison and plan to return soon.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall it was a good experience and we liked that it was right in the Vail village. The Moscow mule cocktail was delish!

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BK
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Our meal and service was just ok, not worth the cost. And there was blinding sun shining in the window right on us, they had no blinds or anything to help block it.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida es un lugar relativamente pequeño muy acogedor con buen ambiente buen servicio y con una carta aunque no muy amplia todo estaba delicioso y los postres estaban buenos sin ser excelente, una lista de vinos bastante amplía para escoger sin problema.

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DG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The food was tasteless and overpriced. Menu was limited and not very interesting. Good service and ambiance, but I wouldn’t go back.

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JR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not too bad, but certainly not the best place in Vail Village. Choose elsewhere if you have the option.

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LG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, especially the lamp chops. Thank you to Ben,the new GM for a great experience.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

the artichoke was soggy and way tooooo garlicky.
the salmon was very dry.

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KG
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to come to White Bison every year when we visit Vail. We love the food - I got the salmon; my husband got the pork chops. Excellent wines by the glass. The service is always great. It’s a spacious dining room layout so you are not “on top of” the table next to you, but it’s still a fun, upscale mountain style atmosphere.

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

Food was really good and service was excellent!

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T
Pittsburgh
85 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner and a fabulous Super-Tuscan wine on vacation! Great place

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EB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was a great

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant in Vail Village with a good range of dishes on the menu. The waiters were very well mannered and helpful when we asked for advice about what to eat and drink. The wine was delicious as was the food. The ambience was also good and we had a nice table in the corner of the restaurant.

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H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent trout dinner but disappointed with side of brussel sprouts that was blackened and burned. Fortunately waitress took these off bill.

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CB
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best, nothing special. Really great service but overall much better spots in Vail.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a reasonable price and friendly service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and terrific friendly service.

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Miami
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Riquísimo y el lugar muy bonito
La comida estupenda, la codorniz excelente

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1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food took over an hour and came out ice cold - some of it was frozen. Management admitted not everything made onsite. This is NOT fine dining in Vail. Many many other options with far superior food.

White Bison
Responded on February 24, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Having read your comments, I am naturally concerned and have addressed these issues with my Team. We greatly appreciate your feedback. I am certainly disappointed to read your experience with us was less than exemplary. I would appreciate the opportunity to take care of you in the future. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me anytime. With apologies, Ben Christie General Manager

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BL
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was wonderful and attentive, aware of the fact that we had our toddler with us. Food was very good, I got the pappardelle and my husband got the pork chop. Pappardelle was great but I thought the pork chop was overcooked. Lovely location overlooking the creek.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

While I really enjoyed the food my wife was not as impressed. Given the worst table in the house so I’m sure that had an impact. One server was exceptional the other forgettable. I will give it another chance hoping for a better overall experience.

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1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was way overpriced for what we received. And all of “medium rare” meat was medium to easily well done. $54 for 2 small overdone lamb ribs and a plop of cold spaghetti squash???

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It started off amazing, appetizers were great and then there was a 45 minute wait for our mains. Once the mains came out the sides were cold and the meat was dry. It all started out so beautiful and ended in unhappiness. They took care of 150$ of the bill which was greatly appreciated. I would like to try again because I had much faith in them. But couldn’t believe the meal

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Guadalajara
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente vista!!
Delicioso
Buen ambiente 👌

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CM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our server was rude and our food was cooked incorrectly so they remade it. Which was fine but it took a couple hours and all they offered was a free dessert.

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SS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Valentine meal! Thanks for not having a set menu and for being flexible with the burgers, even though in the end we didn't order one.

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S
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great server and host. Lovely meal and bottle of wine. Get the pappardelle! Will be back.

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EN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice setting along the river, captured everything one would expect when dining in Vail. Probably the best pork chop I ever had.

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and drinks! Service was fantastic and we loved the entire experience there!! Highly recommended in Vail! Definitely try out the Colorado lamb chops. Amazing!

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