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Sweet Basil

193 E. Gore Creek Dr., Ste. 201 Send to Phone
A Colorado-casual Vail restaurant combining creative contemporary classics, outstanding service and a large wine cellar.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Dining room at Sweet Basil, Vail, CO

Sweet Basil Restaurant Review

: Executive chef Paul Anders creates original renditions of contemporary American cuisine at this warm Colorado fine dining bistro in Vail Village that has been pleasing locals and tourists for more than 30 years. An expansion resulted in more seats along the large back window overlooking Gore Creek, although sociable diners might prefer the view of the bar in front "après-ski." The kitchen is upstairs, but Anders and chef de cuisine Brian Brouillard turn a negative into a positive by finishing the soups tableside, including a filling French onion made from Gruyère and white cheddar. Fresh fish is flown in daily and transformed into interesting dishes such as sesame-and-cumin-dusted Hawaiian ahi and sautéed Mediterranean loup de mer. Anders takes top-quality meats, such as Niman Ranch organic products and Kobe beef short ribs, and prepares them well, with lots of accompaniments that accent but don’t overwhelm the natural flavors. Sommelier Wade Vizena offers able assistance in pairing selections from the notable cellar that holds more than 500 wines with the menu items that change monthly.

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Best meal I've had all year!
by winendine09 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:38 am
 
Wow! What a place! We were referred here by this site and were absolutley 'wowed' by the entire package. Just walking into this place had a buzz about it. Our server was good, not great, but the food...oh the food...one word - OUTSTANDING! We started with this vegetable bisque with fall veggies. I would have licked the bowl clean if it weren't a faux paux. My husband had the tomato salad and the tomatos were actually better in Colorado than they were in my homestate of California! The entrees came next: Colorado lamb melted in your mouth and I had the yummy organic chicken which was so simple, yet the flavors were like nothing I've tasted. We barely had room for dessert but the server said we must try the hot sticky toffee pudding. hat was just the ticket to put me over the edge and straight into heaven! This is a not miss restaurant if your even close to Colorado. Best meal we've had all year!! Thank you Gayot for a spot on evaluation!!
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