Explore what makes the ‘Mountain Standard’ difference. 2020 Colorado Chef of the Year (Colorado Restaurant Association) Maria Busato brings her passion and talent to creating a vibrant and unique menu using her wood burning grills and rotisserie as inspiration.
Mountain Standard is passionate about serving seasonally crafted cocktails, sought-after spirits, and an extensive selection of local and national craft beers. Even our non-alcoholic beverage list is comprised of unique concoctions utilizing juices, rotisserie roasted fruits and fresh herbs.
Mountain Standard strives to elevate your dining experience with specially selected wines from around the world. The approachable yet distinctive wine list has been carefully selected by our sommelier Jeremy Gramling to enhance the flavors of each dish on our menu.
Founded in December 2012, the creators of the legendary Sweet Basil opened Mountain Standard as a rustic and relaxed tavern setting a new standard in the Vail valley by using an ancient form of cooking. The majority of Mountain Standard's menu is prepared via the most primal cooking method: over an open and live wood fire. We are the only restaurant in the valley to devote themselves to this age-old way of cooking. The food at our restaurant has rustic, bold and honest flavors, focusing on the purest ingredients in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. Service, like the cuisine, has that perfect balance of providing a first-class dining experience with a more casual vibe. There is no smoke and mirrors here - no fuss - just simple, honest, from the heart service and cooking. The beauty of the creek side location is mirrored by the high energy vibe of our dynamic restaurant. It is this energy, outstanding service, and hand-crafted food that enables Mountain Standard to offer a truly unique dining experience, approachable and enjoyable to everyone.