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Bon Vivant

Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
+1 970-728-6900
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (40 reviews)
“crepes” (32 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (19 reviews)
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French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

It was an amazing experience to be able to sit on top of a mountain at 11 000 feet and take in the jaw dropping view. The food and service was excellent and quick, probably the best food I had whilst staying in Telluride. The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LewisA02
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The place has one of the best views in Telluride and maybe in Colorado. The service is good but I had a greater expectation of the food. They carry some tipical french dishes, well prepared but not great tasting. I had the french onion soup...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jesus D
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

After giving my drink order 4 times it still came incorrectly. How hard is it to put Jameson and Baileys into Hot Coco? Key being hot - who would serve their hot coco barely lukewarm? By the time that finally arrived - I decided not...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank sulouwill
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a great spot to take a break while skiing. The crepes were fabulous. We enjoyed the spectacular views and friendly service.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mwilliams505
Reviewed 20 March 2018

French food on the mountain at Telluride .....yes dreams do come true 😀Great food ..try the mushroom soup , great sandwiches .....and Chamay beer. On a sunny day sitting outside and having lunch here is really hard to beat. Don’t skip this place. And take...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 11 March 2018

More about saying you went there.....food was good. Service was acceptable. Super crowded and a small place. Seating awkward and just felt weird having a high end meal on a small outdoor patio with people tripping over each other to get a folding chari to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Loved this restaurant! Beautiful position with fantastic views, good staff, good food, great wine list & a very special ambiance. We felt very privileged to be able to sit here & enjoy this very lovely restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank sammac0110
Reviewed 10 March 2018

First up the food and service delivery here were very goood, and we had a very enjoyable, reasonably priced (for what it was and where it was located) lunch. The main issue is it opens at 11:00 and doesn’t take reservations. From a visiting European...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank IanS278
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Such a beautiful setting and excellent food mid mountain. Even on a cloudy day, the heat lamps made it plenty warm to sit under the giant umbrella. The mushroom soup, sparkling pinot noir and crepes made for an unforgettable lunch. A must at Telluride!

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank disugi
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great spot.....beautiful view. The food is good, much better than the typical ski resort food. It is a must on a sunny day.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank 649massimor
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28 December 2017|
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Response from Aaron G | Reviewed this property |
No--you do have to take the lift to get there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-6900
  • E-mail
Located at 11,000+ feet at the top of the Polar Queen Express (5), Bon Vivant is an experience unique to North America.Views from the massive new deck are rivaled only by the 39 ft umbrella, and the menu features classic country French cuisine, top wines, and ski country's best crepes and hand crafted hot chocolates. Price range $12-$50.
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