Relaxed and approachable, with
a gorgeous deck
Fried ribs, chicken fried chicken
223 Gore Creek Dr | Vail | 970.763.5470 | whitebisonvail.com
White Bison might be the new kid on a block of signature Vail Village restaurants, but Executive Chef Robert Bogart, along with plenty of guests who have already discovered the new culinary option, thinks the new spot will have no trouble fitting in.
“This is the most exciting venture I have ever been a part of,” he explains. “I grew up in Vail; to be a part of this is so special. I have had the greatest days of my life here; whether it’s skiing trees in Blue Sky Basin, or just enjoying great food with my family, it’s my happy place. It’s awesome to be a part of this now. We just want to do great food well, and let people enjoy the beauty of Vail on the best deck in town.”
The deck, in particular, is the most noticeable of the new spot’s amenities, as there are few things quite as quintessentially Vail as sipping cocktails on the expansive space, the setting sun reflecting off nearby Gore Creek as it rumbles through the Vail Village. Occasional live music provides the perfect accompaniment to friends and family gathered around either one of the smaller seating options, or one of the tables fit for larger groups. And while, at first, the deck might be what catches your eye to give the restaurant a try, the menu is sure to catch your taste buds just as quickly.
“We have seasonal cuisine, sourced locally when possible,” says Bogart. “And our menu is approachable yet refined.”
The chicken fried chicken is the perfect chance to try the refined approachability of the White Bison menu, as it takes a down-to-earth classic and adds a bit of Vail flair in the presentation, ingredients and taste. The salads and starters all make for the perfect start to the evening, or as lighter options during the day. In particular, the Strawberry Spinach Salad is a deliciously light and refreshing combination of strawberries, blue cheese crumbles, and a berry balsamic vinaigrette plated with beautiful thoughtfulness. The “Beginnings” section of the menu is another fantastic way to share a few plates for the table, especially if that sharing spirit comes in the form of the Asian-style fried ribs, or the walleye fish tacos, accompanied by chipotle-buttermilk slaw and pico.
There’s no weak spot to the beverage list either, as White Bison’s beer, wine and cocktail selections complete the experience at the new space. A knowledgeable and friendly staff is always on hand to offer guidance on what might be the perfect liquid pairing to the meal as well. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, White Bison is a fantastic new spot for a true Colorado experience, and is sure to become a staple for locals and visitors looking to create memories with delicious food and drink in Vail Village.
The Fitz’s menu sources all its meats from Colorado, and many of the whiskeys in its collection are Colorado-made.