Best Seafood — Best of Vail Valley 2019 |

Best Seafood — Best of Vail Valley 2019

Nosh at Montauk (with photo 8-19-08 044)

1. Montauk Seafood Grill

2. Hooked Beaver Creek

3. Matsuhisa

The Vail Valley may be a long way from an ocean, but Montauk Seafood Grill is dedicated to bringing the freshest fish to town and is a place “where the ocean meets the mountains.” That tagline rings true as Montauk, which was renovated two years ago when owner Cameron Douglas came in and reinvigorated the space, brings the fresh fish to you by ordering smaller amounts of inventory.

“If we run out of fish during the night, that’s not a bad thing. We place smaller orders because we want to always keep it fresh,” Douglas said.

Executive chef Dimitri Souvorin combines the freshest seafood around with creative and unique preparations and changes the menu with the seasons. From oysters from the raw bar to steamed Alaskan king crab legs, there is something for the seafood lover.

Montauk takes home this honor for a second year in a row. “I think it is because we have such a loyal, local customer base and that spills over to the visitors,” Douglas said.

-Tricia Swenson

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