Best Steak — Best of Vail Valley 2019
You’ll pass icon after icon as you stroll up Vail’s Bridge Street, first Vail’s iconic Covered Bridge, then to your left Russell’s Steakhouse, where it has been since November 1989. They’re like the Mozarts of meat: It’s not really complicated. They’re just better at it than anyone else, according to this year’s Best of Vail voting.
Most of Russell’s staff has been with them for more than a decade, so chances are they know you when you stop in for dinner, or for a cocktail and appetizer after skiing Vail.
If you’re in a surf and/or turf frame of mind, Russell’s Alaskan king crab legs are enough to make you long for the Aurora Borealis. Their tuna sashimi is as good or better than anyone’s in the region.
They dry age their steaks themselves, and the wine list includes selections from around the globe.
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