TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
Address: 1265 Berry Creek Rd., Edwards, Beaver Creek
Balata prides itself on serving some of the finest foods in the Vail Valley. Located in Sonnenalp Hotel, this place offers creative American cuisine along with a spectacular view overlooking the Sonnenalp Golf Club. But serving fine dining cuisine does not mean dressing formal is a must. Balata has something for everyone from a casual dinner to a formal affair. The pub serves typical pub food in a more upscale way. They have delicious fresh salads, tuna tacos, chicken wings, burgers and so much more. Paired with the happy hour drink specials, pub eating can’t get much better.
If you are looking for a more formal fine dining meal, then the dining room is sure to tempt you with almond crusted trout, braised lamb shank, and center cut top sirloin steak. The kids won’t be disappointed either. Balata has a kid’s menu and they know what kids like to eat. Before heading to Balata, be sure you check for their current hours. Balata revolves around the ski and golf seasons, so in the summer months it is open for lunch and dinner, but during the winter months they open for dinner only.
What They’re Known for: Fine American cuisine. Balata’s fine dining dinner menu is small, but exceptionally delicious. Using the finest quality ingredients, Balata’s recipes will tempt your taste buds and make you want to return for more.
What to Watch for: Expensive. Fine dining doesn’t typically come cheap. You get what you pay for and based on all the 5 star reviews, you will not be disappointed with Balata’s meal. But, if you are looking for less expensive, then check out the fare in Balata’s bar. Typical bar food prepared in an upscale way, but more affordable to most people. You can also check out Balata’s specials. Each night has a different special available for diners to try something new.