Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil

TripAdvisor Rating:4.5

Address: 193 Gore Creek Dr., Suite 201, Vail (Wall Street)

Hours: 11:30a-2p and 5p-10p


A staple of Vail dining, Sweet Basil has been voted the #1 restaurant in Colorado by the Zagat Survey. Since 1977, Sweet Basil has been a destination for locals and travelers alike, blending the fine dining atmosphere with a more casual bistro-like ambiance. Sticking to a contemporary American cuisine with influences from all over the world, the menu is exciting and eclectic, and the food is sure to wow anyone.

What They’re Known for: Are you in town skiing with your sweetheart? If so, Sweet Basil may be the dinner destination for you. Sweet Basil is known for their heavily romantic vibe, coupled with an outstanding menu and excellent wine selection. With a river window seating option, you can enjoy the cuisine and romantic company with a view you’ll surely remember. Dishes are carefully presented, service is attentive but not intrusive, and the casual yet upscale atmosphere will encourage conversation.

What to Watch for: The menu may seem a little pricey for what you’re getting. While the service is great and the food is unique, the check at the end of the night may end up being more than you bargained for. It’s one thing to have romance on the line, but take an extra moment to look at the wine selections. Certain bottles may be priced at $100 or more.

Price: $25-$50

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Sweet Basil