Off season around the Vail Valley means less people and a slower pace. Many restaurants stay open, however, and some may even offer deals. This is also a fun time to head a bit off the beaten path, away from Vail and Beaver Creek villages, to enjoy spots more often frequented by locals.
Here's a list of my favorite dining spots.
The Rose in Edwards, Colorado, is hands down my favorite date-night establishment. It’s cozy and offers a diverse drink menu, the dining menu is simple and delicious, and the decor is pretty hip. Try the ramen or the tacos. Salads offer fresh ingredients, and pork belly is an add-on (yum!).
Photo: Above, courtesy of The Rose's Facebook page showing customer favorites!
Northside Kitchen in Avon is a tasty breakfast spot located off the beaten path. They offer a nice dinner as well, but breakfast is why I go back again and again. It offers a step up from diner ambiance and a varied menu full of breakfast favorites. Try the huevos rancheros.
Terra Bistro in Vail Village is a favorite for special occasions. We recently celebrated my husband's birthday here and it was a delicious culinary experience. Enjoy the Butternut Squash Ravioli or the King Trumpet Mushroom Curry. Both are good main-course options. Terra Bistro is also currently offering $25 entrees for the off season. Don't miss it! Terra Bistro is currently closed until Memorial Day Weekend.
Photo: Courtesy of Terra Bistro (right)
Sato Sushi Bar & Restaurant
Sato in Edwards is my favorite sushi place in town. Rolls are made with fresh ingredients, and I love all the menu options. Enjoy the spicy edamame as a starter.
Maya is located within Avon's Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. It offers a wide-ranging menu of Mexican-fusion dishes. The bar offers more than 100 tequilas and agave-based spirits. Plus it offers an outdoor terrace used during the warmer months. Guacamole can be made fresh for you at your table.
Photo: Courtesy of Maya (left)
Everything Vail Valley offers a full list of restaurants to explore. Click here to see them all.