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Montauk Seafood Grill, Vail, CO

Montauk Seafood Grill

4.8
4.8
1762 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Serving dinner nightly 5-9pm.

All reservations require credit card information securely kept on file in the event guests no-show or cancel within 24 hours. In the event of cancellations we only ask for as much communication as possible to avoid a $25/per person cancellation charge. Email us at montaukvail@gmail.com or leave a voicemail if needed to let us know 970-476-2601.

Reservations are taken for inside dining rooms only. Summer time patio tables are ONLY available on a first come, first served basis. Patio diners cannot be guaranteed a table inside if inclement weather is in the area.

For parties greater than six please call us at the restaurant during business hours or send an email to montaukvail@gmail.com

Where the oceans meet the mountains.
Est. 1987, serving FRESH seafood from all corners of the globe & high quality Colorado steaks.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 476-2601

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dimitri Souvorin

  • Neighborhood

    Vail

  • Cross street

    Lionshead Village Pedestrian Mall

  • Parking details

    We are a short walk from the Lionshead Parking Structure. Parking is free after 3 p.m. Simply, park in the structure, head West through the main entrance of Lionshead Square. Walk to the corner, turn right and then, left. We are on your right, next door to Bart and Yeti’s. Across from Patagonia, under the iron arches.

  • Public transit

    We are a short walk from two local bus stops which are accessible via the Intown bus or the West Vail Green and Red buses.<br /><br />When coming from the west, get off on the Lionshead/Concert Hall Plaza stop. From the east, get off on the main Lionshead stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,762 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

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  1. R

    Roadster

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! The perfect night out for our first night in vail.
  2. KM

    KurtexM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to eat
  3. MT

    MichaelT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Mirel was great; attentive, fun, good recommendations on food and wine selection. Food arrived on time and was delicious. No better seafood restaurant in Vail!
  4. CF

    CarlF

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Drinks, oysters and seafood were all great. our server, Ryan, was very helpful in our selections and very friendly and attentive. A must-go place in Vail.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional. Service great. Will definitely recommend
  6. SD

    SDeWitt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food. However when I know I am going to spend over $300 for two and they let us stand in the pouring rain! No we could have been let in the foyer at least. Lack of experience from the woman trying to navigate her position.
  7. RC

    RobertC

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Montauk is a very nice choice for a fine seafood meal in Vail. We enjoy it every time we are there. And, our server, Dominick, was excellent!
  8. R

    Richard

    Tampa

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Montauk is fresh fish in the mountains. But there is also great beef and other meats. The fish is offered as prepared dishes with sauces and sides or as simple grilled fish with sides. The wine list is extensive with wine for all tastes and price points. Montauk Seafood Grill has been a fixture in Lionshead, Vail for over 30 years and the quality has been high and consistent.
  9. DO

    DeborahO

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio and great food! We enjoyed the halibut and a cocktail.
  10. b

    bonman

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small dishes were amazing. Salmon entree was just ok. Great wine selection and friendly service
  11. d

    dcfoodie

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were seated in the bar area (although the restaurant was not crowded) right next to a large party with adults and kids. Thankfully they left after about 20 minutes. The bar also seem to be a gathering place for staff as we were trying to eat, which made our experience a little less enjoyable. On the plus side, the food was excellent (except for the bread pudding - nothing special) and the entree portions were generous. The service was excellent. This is a pretty pricey place, so save it for a special night.
  12. JR

    JaneR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delicious! Our waiter Rick was very knowledgeable. Wonderful evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Entrees we’re not properly cooked. Side dishes were too heavily drenched in soy and wasabi. Not a worthwhile experience considering the high expense
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dining experience at Montauk Seafood Grill. Our server (pretty polish lady, sorry forgot her name) was so wonderful!! We connected with her and she ensured our food and drinks were top notch!! I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Had a great time with relatives. Food was exceptional. Wait staff did a fantastic job.
  16. C

    Connie

    Phoenix

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a GREAT meal back in March (thanks, Chelsea), and just had to come back there with our son and his girls. They loved the King Crab Legs. They weren’t inexpensive, but the girls devoured every bite. Thanks again, Chelsea, for a wonderful dining experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great- just pricey but it’s Vail!
  18. LS

    LyndaS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!!! We ate at the bar and loved the Bartenders!
  19. a

    acer1

    Naples

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!!!!!
  20. K

    Kaindog

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I had the scallops, my wife had the halibut. Both were just ok, but not hot enough when served. Probably would not return.
  21. JF

    JeffF

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We would not have thought we would have had such a nice seafood experience in the mountains of Colorado but Montauk exceeded our exceptions. Chelsea did an outstanding job in terms of service from beginning to end.
  22. S

    Sandy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The seafood is always top-notch here. The halibut is exceptional and cooked to perfection. My husband had the scallops which he enjoyed. For dessert, the bread pudding is one of the best!
  23. a

    acer1

    Naples

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic!!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food and our waitstaff Paulina made the entire experience such fun. She has such enthusiasm
  25. CW

    CasidyW

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great halibut, excellent manhattans and fabulous service from Chelsea
  26. MR

    MistyRiverLady

    Richmond

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food. Every bite. Thank you!
  27. TB

    TommyB

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best sea food restaurants in Vail, Lionshead! Service and value outstanding!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner in vail. The food was great, the drinks were great and the service was awesome. Definitely recommend for a good dinner. A little pricey but worth the money.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Amazing food, great service. It was hot inside and would think it’s a good time to start turning up the AC to make the experience more enjoyable. But really delicious and we enjoyed everything a lot!
  30. DH

    DavidH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always has been our favorite restaurant in Vail! Saw Rob the Mgr greatest us as if we'd been coming every day even though it had been three years. Wait staff and Bar were great and Hakibut was fabulous. Be back as soon as we can in a week or two!
  31. L

    Louisei

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All of our entrees were seafood. The seafood cakes were outstanding, had a little heat bit not too much. Scottish salmon was excellent. Cabbage slaw was perfect. Halibut was great. Had Generous portions and we ate it all!! Ice cream cake for desert was shared by 3 people.
  32. RR

    RRFoodie

    Houston

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Montauk is consistently very good. We have eaten here several times winter and summer, trying many dishes. The food is excellent as is the service. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass and interesting cocktails. They offer seating outside in warmer months.
  33. A

    Ambl21

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at the Montauk Seafood Grill, the food was fantastic and the wait staff was wonderful. This place is so cute and was the best meal we’ve had in Vail. I recommend the East Coast oysters, the scallop primavera, the fresh baked bread and their raspberry cheesecake was delicious.
  34. J

    John

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our meals were generally pretty good, with one complaint. My wife ordered seared tuna, a favorite of her that she orders out often and knows well. The tuna slices were thick (no problem), but she felt they were too cold inside, as if the had been taken out of a very cold refrigerator, slapped on the grill, turned, and served. She is accustomed to the inner meat being more in the range of room temperature. She said something to the waiter, and he immediately offered to take it back and bring a new serving. Very good! Then another employee came over to explain to me wife what seared tuna is so that she would understand that it is supposed to be cold inside. Very insulting! When I mentioned that to the waiter, that employee did come over to apologize. The new seared tuna arrived. It was exactly the same as the previous one, but we did not complain. The restaurant is in Vail, so you expect high prices. Just so people are aware, ordering a chardonnay by the glass, the cheapest option was $21, and that was not a generous pour.
  35. 1

    123metcalfe

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb seafood served fresh in Vail.
  36. BB

    BeeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The server to told us the chef does not like to make substitutions, so take it or leave it. If there is something on the entree that you cannot eat, you can order a la carte at a significant cost. We ordered a la carte and the food was very good. A 3% fee is added for kitchen staff. They should be the ones getting the 20% as all the server did was take our order and others delivered it
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to find, but we’ll worth the search!!
  38. j

    jaydeejay

    Little Rock

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit back to Montauk in 6 years, and it is under new ownership with some menu classics and some new items. It was quieter and more relaxed in the summer than in the winter. We started with a order of mussels which was enough to share. As entrees, my husband had grilled halibut with sides of baby vegetables and ginger slaw, and I had pan fried halibut served on top of buttermilk mashed potatoes with a lemon beurre blanc sauce with a salad of sping greens. The food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend.
  39. YY

    YumYum

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The clam chowder was sooo good and the seafood tower was excellent
  40. JG

    JillG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Montauk Seafood Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 1762 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Montauk Seafood Grill

549 E. Lionshead Circle Vail, CO 81657

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lionshead Village Pedestrian Mall

  • Neighborhood

    Vail

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are a short walk from the Lionshead Parking Structure. Parking is free after 3 p.m. Simply, park in the structure, head West through the main entrance of Lionshead Square. Walk to the corner, turn right and then, left. We are on your right, next door to Bart and Yeti’s. Across from Patagonia, under the iron arches.

  • Public transit

    We are a short walk from two local bus stops which are accessible via the Intown bus or the West Vail Green and Red buses.When coming from the west, get off on the Lionshead/Concert Hall Plaza stop. From the east, get off on the main Lionshead stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dimitri Souvorin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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