Dinner and a Show at Sushi Oka in Vail Village

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

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)

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