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Ludwig's Restaurant

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
+1 970-479-5429
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“cotton candy” (10 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
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European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for breakfast.. Garden room with a nice view of the stream. Food and service are stellar.

Thank Bruce066
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about our experience here was 1st class. Wonderful breakfast with a huge variety to satisfy everyone's needs. The staff are top-notch!

Thank GricoMA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so much fun to have the Oktoberfest experience on the river. Helmut was extremely entertaining and got everyone involved. The food was fantastic.

Thank chadjchis
Reviewed 20 April 2018

xcellent! We arrived for our daughter's birthday weekend and the minute we drove into valet parking we were met promptly and wisked away to our room check in two hours earlier than we had anticipated! Our daughter was met with a fun-fetti birthday cake and...More

Thank sjesse2018
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Ludwigs is a family favorite. We've been having a dinner here every year during our annual family ski week for many years. Always love the cotton candy and truffles at the end of the meal. They always find a way to accommodate our vegetarian son.

1  Thank DetroitSunlover
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear DetroitSunlover, Great to hear that you enjoyed Dinner in Ludwig's. Please let us know once you plan to return so we can ensure you have a great time again with us. Best regards from the Sonnenalp, Daniel Spingler Director of Food and Beverage

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

What an experience. Typical european dining experience with amazing courses and very unique food. Had ravioli over sourkraut as 1 intermezzo, and the best is I can describe it as Pop rocks made out of beets, bacon, and pork rinds as another. The main course...More

Thank Craiffer
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Craiffer, Thank you for your feedback here as well. Glad to hear that you had a great experience even with the little hick up from our side. Let us know once you are back, we would love to have you again! Best regards from...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious evening at Ludwigs in a cozy and warm atmosphere. The 3-course menu consisted of a fine selection of fresh and local ingredients - just amazing. The service was excellent and attentive. We felt welcomed from the very first minute. Fine dining deluxe!!!!

Thank Misssophie_087
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear Misssophie_087, Thank you for your review. happy that you also had a great experience in Ludwig's. Come visit us again!! Daniel Spingler Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed 17 February 2018

What a great breakfast experience. The hotel redid the whole buffet and now its a real experience. First $38 seems a bit lot, but when you are there you understand why. Live Egg Station, local honey bar, local cheese and charcuterie buffet, everything presented in...More

Thank heathers882017
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear heathers882017, Thank you for leaving us a review for Ludwig's also. We are very proud of our new Buffet and do our best to offer the best Breakfast Experience in the Valley and Colorado. Thank you again Daniel Spingler Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting! So alpine style and cozy! Service was impeccable! Anton did a great job!! Really enjoyed the food as well! Were served 2 amuse and then started with the carpaccio - it’s art! Tenderloin perfectly cooked! Maybe little too much mushroom powder. Pasta was...More

Thank eulenspiegel0711
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear eulenspiegel0711, Thank you for you feedback and your kind words. Makes us proud to receive such a nice review. Let us know when you plan to come back. Best, Daniel Spingler Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Thankfully the restaurant dropped its gluten-free menu and we truly enjoyed this meal. Service was exceptional throughout. After 2 different & delicious Amuse Bouchée, we had appetizers. My friend had the Oxtail soup, which he loved, & I had the Elk Carpaccio which was outstanding!...More

Thank shellyf
SonnenalpVail, Manager at Ludwig's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear shellyf, Very happy to hear that you enjoyed our Dinner in Ludwig's! Sorry to hear that the dessert was not to your full satisfaction - we will do better next time. Let us know when you plan to come back. Best regards from Vail,...More

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29 April 2017|
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Response from Jwghmg | Reviewed this property |
For sure
6 January 2017|
Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Not for morning brunch when we wee there. Not sure about their evening service.
11 July 2015|
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Response from SonnenalpVail | Property representative |
Hello! We do not take reservations for breakfast. We shouldn't have a problem accommodating your party. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
    (W. Meadow Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Complimentary Vail bus route, Village Inn bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-5429
  • E-mail
Ludwig's is pleased to offer European cuisine, featuring a menu of entirely gluten-free dishes artfully crafted by our Executive Chef Florian Schwarz. Every item on the menu, including fresh made pastas, bread and desserts, is gluten free. Fresh ingredients, light and healthy, carefully prepared - this is what you can expect with every visit. Ludwig's boasts an award-winning selection of wine, refined European service and attention to detail. Treat yourself to a Vail tradition.
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