Covered Bridge Dining Guide: Top 3 Brunch Spots in Vail Village

With summer waning, we’re still celebrating the flavors of the season this Labor Day weekend. One slice of a great day can be a Vail brunch experience that celebrates sun-ripened ingredients with a touch of the upcoming harvest. Join us in bidding farewell to summer in the most delectable way, one bite at a time.

Root & Flower

root and flower

Don’t wait! Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend is the last opportunity this season for foodies to get one of the best brunches in Vail. Enjoy a morning hike, bike ride or stroll through the Vail Farmers’ Market & Art show on Sunday before heading in to try chef Matt Limbaugh’s delicious menu items like shrimp & grits ($26) and quiche ($19) This locally-owned eatery is known for its inspired wine list and really creative craft cocktails, including zero-proof options like the Persian Summer ($12) with honey, mint, lime and rose water. Brunch at Root & Flower is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can only be made for parties of five or more. Just a couple small tables are available for outdoor seating right on Bridge Street, and they are worth the wait!

288 Bridge Street C4, Vail


Flame Restaurant at Four Seasons Vail

Four seasons


Elevate your weekend with a luxury Sunday brunch experience on the Flame outdoor terrace that frames a lovely view of Vail Mountain. The revamped brunch menu features new dishes with a mountain focus, including a family-style brunch service for four ($250), featuring a 30-ounce Wagyu tomahawk as one-half of their steak and eggs dish. We love the Rocky Mountain game skillet ($29) for a savory medley and the huckleberry brioche French toast ($22) for something sweet, along with the acai smoothie bowl ($22) as a lighter option. The tableside drink carts feature a Bloody Mary bar ($21) and a fleet of Champagnes, Proseccos and Cavas. Other drink options include hand-pressed juices, award-winning hot chocolate or smoothie of the day. Flame is serving brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 Vail Road, Vail



Flame Restraunt at Four Seasons

Vintage is one of the most well-known brunch spots in Vail and it’s popular year-round. The French brasserie-inspired eatery has its Champagne Brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Whether you are craving breakfast, lunch, savory or sweet, there’s a great variety of options on this menu. Definitely try the bacon wrapped figs ($15.50) and beignets ($10.50) for the table, and for a decadent meatless main, get the veggie smashbrown benedict ($22.50). It’s two eggs on sautéed spinach and mushrooms, on Vintage’s signature “smashbrowns” — double-baked, and extra buttery homefries, potato pancake-style — topped with hollandaise sauce. Bottomless mimosas ($24-$56) are a festive option, made with your choice of orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice, along with a full menu of specialty cocktails.

12 Vail Road #100, Vail


Check out more of our favorite Vail Valley restaurants in the full Covered Bridge Dining Guide!