Hooked is an American Seafood House serving the freshest fish in an eclectic collection of hot and cold dishes.The amazing food and exciting ambience creates memories forever. Get Hooked!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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$31 to $50
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Beaver Creek offers 2 parking lots that are within walking distance from the restaurant.
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Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hooked Ratings and Reviews
We arrived to find the restaurant half e ...
We arrived to find the restaurant half empty . Mike our waiter took our drink order and when we asked about specials said he'd send Tapee over to explain. Tapee arrived carrying a tray filled with "fresh" fish. He explained our options and when we baulked at his suggestions he very persuasively insisted that the chef would create a special preparation using the fish we selected. He would fillet half the fish and prepare it sashimi style and use another portion for a special roll. The remainder would be fried and prepared in a spicy preparation to our liking. We also, at his suggestion, ordered the calamari which he promised was crispy and lightly battered . We accepted his recommendations with the caveat that we wanted time to enjoy our drinks and a request not to rush the food. Despite his assurances moments later we were looking down at soggy calamari which looked like it just came out of a microwave. Unfortunately, it didn't get much better thereafter. The sashimi was bland (as we anticipated - Bronzino apparently doesn't lend itself to sashimi - you rarely see it on a sashimi menu). The roll showed no sign of having any Bronzino in it and was otherwise bland. Hooked , unfortunately is one of a few restaurants in the Vail valley specializing in fish and clearly missed the marked this evening leaving us to feel we'd been "hooked."
Food was amazing... Fresh seafood at its ...
Food was amazing... Fresh seafood at its finest! Service was decent. Just not a very comfortable restaurant to sit in. We were sitting at a small table right as you walk in... There was a large booth/table directly next to us and at a higher level... Felt like we were looking at their feet and butts the whole time. But the FOOD is incredible!!!
Great plaice for fish, pardon the pun. ...
Great plaice for fish, pardon the pun. Party of 4 for a family reunion. Enjoyed the evening the whole table had fillet fish and each had it cooked to their own preference. The waitress explained everything very well as this was our first experience. We spadix the have to wait too long for the meals to arrive and all had clean plates. It is great to find a fish restaurant in a land locked area. The dining experience is very casual but with a vested interested I it quality fish.
We would return again and try a different type of cooking method just for the fun of it. Yum!
Possibly the BEST seafood I have had in ...
Possibly the BEST seafood I have had in my life! We've even eaten at one of the top 10 seafood restaurants in the U.S. The suggestions for selections and the preparation was fantastic! We WILL visit there, again, before we leave the Beaver Creek, Colorado area!
All of our dishes were thoroughly delici ...
All of our dishes were thoroughly delicious and thoughtfully prepared, these included a whole lobster, sweet-potato fries, my fish filet prepared Szechuan style, rice, and brussel sprouts, as well as a ceviche appetizer served with tortilla chips.
A few minor quibbles:
1) My fish arrived several minutes after my fish and my wife's lobster - and I really did want to have the rice with the fish!
2) There was an intermittantly screaming toddler in the restaurant throughout our dinner (I realize this is a challenging issue for restaurant staff.)
3) Are the TV's on the wall really necessary? Seems sort of down-market ambiance for a rather pricey restuarant.
We loved this place and our server, Ann, ...
We loved this place and our server, Ann, was extremely personable and shared her extensive knowledge of the menu and even gave us tips on the local area. They have cocktails made with local spirits, some local beers, and a decent wine list but the variety of choices on the menu whether you want seafood or meat are extensive and fun. We had a couple of Colorado Mules which are made with local vodka and a dollop of ginger foam. Magnificent! I would recommend picking a fresh whole fish, which they brought out three choices for us to choose from by the way, and have the chef prepare it Omikase style. We chose a Loup de Mer and in addition to sashimi style we had some with an out of this world ponzu sauce and then some nigiri style and two different sushi rolls that were dynamite! I have to say the best was the cooked part which he did partially Mediterranean style baked with fresh lemons, olive oil, and sea salt with the skin on and the texture was marvelous. We also had some sautéed with a lemon Beurre Blanc sauce that was very good as well. I will definitely come back here as we had a wonderful experience.
I never miss this restaurant when I am in Beaver Creek! Definitely try the whole fish and allow the chef to choose the preparations (do half raw and half cooked). The fish is fantastic and prepared in ways I would have never thought to order.
Food was incredible. Have to try the who ...
Food was incredible. Have to try the whole fish and let the chef be creative with the preparation. Half cooked and half raw, delicious and worth the price. Awesome dining experience. We are going back again tonight!
Really special-- enjoyed the whole fish ...
Really special-- enjoyed the whole fish two ways and the kids were happy to order sushi and fish and chips. Very small place so had to go a bit early to get in. It was worth it! Great service and delicious food. Highly recommend.
Wow, can I just say wow!
So on our last evening in Beaver Creek had a reservation for me, my wife and our two sons 10 and 12, to dine at Hooked. From the beginning to the end, the meal was just amazing.
We took the suggestion to pick out a fish and have it both partly cooked as well as partly prepared as sushi/sashimi and other appetizers (ceviche). My younger son who absolutely loves seafood rated it a 10, and my wife and I concurred. Our older son who is a bit more finicky gave it a high score as well, which is amazing since usually he is even a more picky eater.
Everything about the evening was an absolute delight. To say it, the fish we chose, let alone the preparation, was fantastic - the fish was called Shimaaji or striped horsemackerel. It was just delicious and the boys, my wife and I fought for every bite.
We live in NYC and have excellent restaurant choices, but for fish we would rate this equivalent to some of the top places we have had the opportunity to dine.
Well done Hooked, we can't wait to return not just for the skiing, but also to dine again at your wonderful establishment.
one of the best in the valley
Really good sushi, and also their whole fish preparations are amazing. Not cheap, but this kind of quality should not be. The decor is rustic, and it can be kind of loud, particularly at or near happy hour. If you want a quiet dinner, maybe go later. The food is fantastic though- we repeat this restaurant fairly often.
Not a great value
The salmon filet was wonderful and the mushroom side was yummy. Three scallops doesn't really make an entree although they were cooked very nicely. The broccoli gratin side wasn't great. The broccoli was tough and the gratin fell off. Bread pudding needed sauce as it was hard. Taste of it was good but it was hard to cut. Overall the meal was very pricey for what we got. Better values else where. Fun spot and probably would go back for the salmon but otherwise would not.
we were disappointed with our visit to Hooked...
Our last trip to Hooked, we were intrigued with their approach to ordering a whole fish, cooked or prepared several different ways. Although the selection is wide and the fish looks very fresh, the prices are not only 'unannounced' but exorbitant. It's a clever 'Hook' they have with a 'fish-specialist' displaying and suggesting the type and size a fish for your party, without mentioning what each little fishy costs! I mean, $50+/pound? ... seriously?
We were NOT informed that this was going to the price of our selected fish until our waiter came back around and asked if we knew that was what we ordered. Stop the presses - we cancelled and settled for some shrimp and appetizers- and walked out paying $120.
Wont be back unless it's for a couple of sushi rolls
The other point of contention - if you're a smaller table (2 ppl) you are seated in what feels like a 'walkway' - either right by the door or right by the bus-station. Seriously BAD seating!
Creative and well done, but too much
We dined at Hook for a second time on our visit to Beaver Creek. The fish is excellent, and the preparations are very creative. The whole fish is wonderful, but they push too large of a fish on you. This runs up the price and it is simply way too much food. Do the whole fish, but discount the recommended size by about a third.
One of the most amazing meals we've ever had!
We chose Hooked while on a ski weekend in Beaver Creek because, as New England transplants to Colorado, we love seafood and the menu looked interesting, so we thought we'd give it a try. They only had an early (5:15pm) reservation, the apres-ski crowd still filled the patio when we arrived & there are only about 10 tables, plus some bar seating in this kind of hole-in-the-wall type spot - don't let that deter you. The wait staff was great - one explained how menu works (a little confusing with so many prep options), one took drink order, one brought out fish and gave detailed description & when we asked follow-up questions, he mentioned he had a baby yellowtail in the back so we made all the prep decisions (you buy the fish and then get 1/2 prepared cooked and 1/2 prepared raw), but then the original waiter came back out to tell us the yellowtail was "a premium fish" and would be $200. Don't get me wrong, we're used to spending a few hundred $$$ on a good meal (usually with a cocktail for each of the two of us plus a bottle of wine), but were somewhat surprised as the menu said $85up ($200 seemed like a big jump). It sounded so fantastic, so we decided to go for it, though I was a bit apprehensive. We enoyed a VERY strong mai tai (delicious though, with a bit of pineapple cream and a brandied cherry) while we watched the sushi chef create each item (they show on a large screen at the front of the bar). WOW - NO disappointment - MOST amazing fish ever! We had the raw half prepared in ceviche (with avocado, onion, cilantro and fresh lime juice), just as sushi (with a sesame/soy/onion topping), and in a roll with a bit of rice topped with macadmia nuts and onion - the fish was SO fresh - each bite and item was better than the last. The other half of the fish was kept on the bone (with head and tail intact) and prepared chef's choice and a seared rare - we just pulled the chunks off the bone. The entire experience and meal were well worth the price - we will be back!
We had the whole fish, an amazing experi ...
We had the whole fish, an amazing experience! Half of the fish is filleted for raw preparations and half is scored and cooked with three different rubs. Our favorite was blackened! A unique and very fun way to eat fish. Our only disappointment was the hostess. She sat a group who came in after us ahead of us because one of the group members was her friend, even though our party included a starving 8 year old and one member who needed to leave in under an hour.
Hooked on Hooked
Lets start with the good . . . Hooked is conveniently located in Beaver Creek Village . . . an easy walk or bus ride for anyone staying in Beaver Creek. It was a very cool experience. I would recommend ordering a whole fish and having it prepared multiple ways. The MiSO preparation was a favorite of both my wife and I. We had the fish prepared 3 ways and I don't have anything negative to say about any of the preparations. The service was very good and the host and wait staff were very attentive. Now on to the neutral feedback and constructive criticisms. The restaurant itself was small and seating is "tight" as there were some tables elevated and hovering just above a couple tables for two. In the table we had, it felt like other guests were sitting on top of us (literally). Because of the closeness of some of the tables and the elevation, there was one gentleman who refused to take the table he was assigned as he told the wait staff it was "way too close" to other diners (and it was). The white rice side dish was very bland. Will not be ordering that again. And, here's the biggest surprise . . . the bill was not even close to what I expected. We ordered a small whole fish. I asked the waiter what type of fish would he recommend. I don't recall what it was but we went with his recommendation for a light, flaky textured fish. When we got the bill, it was double the price on the menu. Apparently the fish he recommended was considered "Market Priced", not menu priced. That little fact was never shared with us, nor communicated to us during our dining experience. Be careful and inquire about the price of the fish before you order (regardless of what it says on the menu). Ultimately, however, I would go back as both my wife and I enjoyed the fish preparations and now we know that prices are not what they appear to be so we will need to inquire before finalize our order.
Unique Delicious Dining Experience
Hidden Gem in Beaver Creek. Fishmonger flys in unique fish each day for the freshest selection. We chose a fish and the cooks prepared as they saw fit. They served us raw sashimi, sushi rolls, ceviche and 4 different cooked options -- it was amazing! Drinks were good too ;)
Great Sushi and Sashimi
Everyone told us that we should get the whole fish, but we ended up ordering a bunch of raw food. Sushi and Sashimi was fantastic. Highly recomended. They havea somolier with great wine choices. For what you eat and drink and condisering you are in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, the price was very fair and worth every penny. Owner made an effort to come to the table and ask our satisfaction.
We always eat at Hooked when we go to Beaver Creek. We particularly like the whole fish option and eat it down to the bone.
Our most recent experience was not satisfying not because of the food, good as always, but because the server was rushing us.
We spent a boatload of money on dinner and were entitled to enjoy it. We were there less than 2 hours, not an unreasonable amount of time.
We were a party of three. It was a littl ...
We were a party of three. It was a little confusing on ordering. The staff kept telling us leave it to them, has we were telling them what we liked and didn't like. It was not what we wanted. Are total bill was $390.00. They could not get us out fast enough. Taking everything off the table, but the glasses in our hand and we still had a full bottle of wine. We were at our table for a little over an hour. Not a great dining experience. Will not be going back.
Ordered the whole fish. Deferred to chef ...
Ordered the whole fish. Deferred to chef's choice re: preparation which consisted of raw and cooked portions. Raw preparation was pretty good. The fish however was over cooked, dry and bland. Very disappointing considering the $165 price tag for the fish alone. The sushi was underwhelming and the rice itself was subpar - my mother is Japanese, I grew up eating sushi/Japanese rice and the rice at Hooked was inedible.
Amazing food, service and experience.
Not your average, over-priced, ski-village restaurant. Hooked stands apart. The food is unique, creative and most importantly DELICIOUS.
As a local for over 5 years, it takes a lot to keep me coming back to high-end village restaurants and Hooked has me HOOKED! You will enjoy everything about this hidden gem!
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