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Signature cocktail being poured at a high-end bar in Vail, Colorado, with MICHELIN Guide and Vail logo

MICHELIN Guide Recognizes Vail, Colorado, Restaurants

Over the summer, the highly regarded MICHELIN Guide’s anonymous inspectors dined in Vail — along with other destinations like Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Snowmass Village and Beaver Creek — to identify innovative Colorado restaurants serving exceptional cuisine that’s rich in flavors, including many using local ingredients sourced from Centennial State farms.

Colorado is now only the eighth MICHELIN Guide destination in North America. This is the first time any Colorado restaurant has earned this honored designation. Find out which Vail restaurants made their list:

100 E. Meadow Dr., Vail, 81657, USA
1 (970) 949-7728
Nestled within the storybook town of Vail, Osaki’s is a tiny spot where just a handful of counter seats and a sprinkling of tables await diners. It’s a classic sushi-ya in every way with a no-frills look but a laser-focus on the fish. Learn More

Sweet Basil
193 Gore Creek Dr., Vail, 81657, USA
1 (970) 476-0125
Opened in 1977, this legendary local establishment has a long and storied history, and it remains as popular now as ever, whether for lunch, après-ski drinks at the bar or dinner. The menu is eclectic, freely borrowing and blending flavors from across the globe, as in tempura-fried mahi mahi tacos with peanut salsa macha, bone marrow pho with scallop, or a miso black garlic-glazed halibut with fondant potatoes. Learn More


Vail Dining at its Best


Vail restaurants recognized by the MICHELIN Guide are just a part of the mountain town’s expansive and celebrated culinary community. In Vail, you’ll find a wide variety of dining options from gourmet experiences to casual sports bars. Whether you’re enjoying a craft cocktail at happy hour, sitting down for a four-course meal or just grabbing a quick bite with the family, Vail restaurants offer something for everyone. Explore our full restaurant list.