Posts Tagged ‘Vail Restaurants’

Dinner and a Show at Sushi Oka in Vail Village

Friday, January 11th, 2013

I had friends in town last night so we decided to go out for dinner, with the all the restaurants in Vail it can be overwhelming at times trying to decide where to go. For us though any where would be fantastic since we come from a small town where majority of the restaurant choices involve order by number meal deals, and drive through windows. Even though I have lived here for over 12 years it’s still nice to have a variety of places to choose from.  I thought it would be a nice change of pace for all of us to go to Sushi Oka in Vail Village. It’s a Japanese restaurant with Hibachi tables and also a sushi bar. We chose to sit at one of the hibachi tables which is always fun. Our chef was very entertaining

The onion volcano is always a crowd pleaser!

Overall we had a good time, the food was good and we did get there early so we beat the crowds and didn’t have to have a reservation, which is always a huge plus!

The 10th

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Vail Mountain is opening a new restaurant this season on December 1 called The 10th named in honor of the 10th Mountain division. The restaurant is located at mid-Vail, some of us at the Antlers were lucky enough to be invited to their soft opening to try out the food,  see the new building and all the amenities they have to offer. The menu has a great selection and I was surprised that the prices weren’t as high as I was expecting.

Janet and Tyler enjoying lunch at The 10th

I think the consensus in our group was that the best part is the slippers provided so that guest can be completely comfortable while they dine. The 10th is a full service restaurant where guests can have a nice sit down lunch complete with a server and all. It is a nice alternative to the busy cafeteria style restaurants through out the mountain.

Bar seating area at The 10th

I have to admit my favorite part (I know it’s weird) is that the bathroom door handles glow red when they are occupied!

They do recommend reservations, something that will take some getting use to for most everyone. But, you can do it through opentable.com, so that is handy!

Katie

The French Deli (Les Delices De France)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

As the leaves change and fall off the trees many of the restaurants in Vail close their doors until winter. You can rely on the French Deli in Lionshead Village to stay open. With a simple menu consisting mainly of made to order sandwiches they also have breakfast items as well as home made soups and quiches. Located just steps from the gondola the French Deli is the perfect place to get an espresso and egg sandwich before hitting the slopes or warm up with a cup of hot soup and some fresh, French bread.

French Deli

Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Cheese Sandwich

Chicken Curry Soup and French Bread

Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich

Brie cheese wheel and fruit

Sorry for the picture quality. They were taken with my phone.

~ Darci

Ask an Antler!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

That’s right, I have unofficially decided that the singular title for an employee at the Antlers at Vail Condos is “Antler.” This is largely because I really like the alliteration it gives the title. But enough digression. I’m looking to bring you loyal readers a new regular column here on the blog. Not to compete with, but to supplement Ratz’s regular snow updates. I endeavor here to bring you a local’s insight into anything and everything Vail through interviews with our loyal and dedicated staff. First up is Amy Scherm, a 2 season veteran of the Antlers front desk and even longer Vail local.

Favorite Chair or Run on Vail: Chair 2.
Ed’s Note: She’s not exactly lying, but to really find out you’ll need to go skiing with her (and try to keep up).

Best Pizza: Old Forge Pizza. The garlic knots are the best.

Best Apres Ski: Garf’s. It’s got a good scene and plenty of TV’s to watch the game.
Ed’s Note: On a sunny day they have a killer deck too. And I suppose its there on a not sunny day. But its best enjoyed on a sunny day.

Best Fine Dining Restaurant: Lancelot. Great steaks, and great portions for the price.

Best Non-Skiing Activity: Ski Biking. Its fast, and its dark out.

Best Gear/Rental Shop: Ski Base.

Best Nightlife: Is it cheesy to say The Club?

Best Reason to Look Forward to the Snow Going Away: The activities: mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting… and the weather.

Best Reason to Go Downvalley: The movie theater (the only one within 20 miles of Vail) and Loaded Joe’s. Loaded Joe’s is great for morning coffee and drinks at night.

Anything Else? Best Lodging: Antlers at Vail

So there we have it, straight from the local’s mouth. Tune in again sometime soon when I will interview whoever else happens to be working with me the next time I remember to write one of these. In the meantime, if there’s anything you’d like someone’s take on next week, leave me a comment or drop me a line at rgray@antlersvail.com.

Amy dropping some cliffs.  Again…