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Game Creek Club

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American, French, Contemporary
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278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000 (E Lionshead Circle)
Take Free Vail in-town bus to Lionshead bus stop. Walk through Lionshead to the gondola. Plan to check in at the gondola 30 minutes before your reservation time.
970 479-4280
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Reopening June 20th for Summer dining! Game Creek Restaurant is located...
Reopening June 20th for Summer dining! Game Creek Restaurant is located at 10,300 feet, at the top of Vail Mountain. Enjoy a gondola ride and cozy snow cat ride or shuttle in the summer to an elegant European chalet, where the ambiance is charming and the memories are long-lasting. Renowned for the fabulous view, Game Creek Restaurant features modern American style cooking with regional and seasonal ingredients. The menu is comprised of contemporary dishes and Game Creek favorites. Game Creek Restaurant offers an award-winning and extensive wine list, and personalized service. More than simply a restaurant high above Vail, Game Creek Restaurant has emerged as a true culinary destination. Adults choose from a 3, 4, or 5 course prix fixe menu, and a special 3-course children's menu is also offered. Open for Dinner December through April, and for Dinner and Sunday Brunch June 20th through Labor Day.
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  • 102
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  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice nightly adventure!

Start at gondola 1 and enjoy the beautiful view vail has to offer at night. Once on top of the mountain, a very nice lady greeted us and pointed us towards the "snowcat" which then climbed up some more to take us on a pretty unbelievable ride. The restaurant looks out of a snow bubble. It is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
CamiJC1012
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Start at gondola 1 and enjoy the beautiful view vail has to offer at night. Once on top of the mountain, a very nice lady greeted us and pointed us towards the "snowcat" which then climbed up some more to take us on a pretty unbelievable ride. The restaurant looks out of a snow bubble. It is very warm and... More 

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North Carolina
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The gondola and the CAT ride to the restaurant were the coolest part of this adventure. The food was fine. I liked my food even though it was fussy. I enjoyed 3 out of 4 courses. It was definitely an experience, but I would be happy with a beer and a slice of pizza. You should go once, but I... More 

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Haverford, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Everything still terrific here, although I did miss the blankets offered to us at the beginning of our gondola journey that we were so generously given last time. I also want to say we were given a glass of champagne on the way up last time too, a lovely touch also missed. Roy, our Snow Cat driver was a gentleman... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ok I planned this special evening for my family of 6 tonight. The gondola ride and snow cat trip were outstanding. The food and service were very good. The problem I had was that the temperature at our table was so hot that two of of our party actually got sick. We alternated going out to the porch to cool... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There are many great restaurants in the Vail area but this by far was an excellent choice. The food was an amazing combination of flavors, leading to savory explosion in your mouth. Down to the bread, Game Creek won't disappoint. Recommend eating at dives during the other meals to save up for this pricey splurge!

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Edwards, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just the experience of the gondola ride up and then a snowcat ride back to the restaurant was fun in itself! We had the 3 course dinner with wine pairings and everything was fantastic! The building is beautiful and the service was wonderful. The gentleman who suggested the wines with each course was very knowledgeable. I had only gone for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First, the food (we had 5-course dinner pre-fix) was excellent. The flavors was unique and used local meats (elk, etc). By far, our favorite place to eat in Vail (and we tried all the other top rated restaurants too - Sweet Basil, Mountain Standard, etc) The experience of getting to and from the restaurant was also very fun. You have... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

What an experience. The gondola ride is a must do in the day time and at night it is just as beautiful. Now the snowcat ride from the gondola to the restaurant was thrilling. It was really snowing so we couldn't see much from our side. The driver had to go on an incline and then stopped, which felt like... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

What a great evening. It started with a greeter at the gondola to check us in and offer blankets for the ride up. To another greeter at the top to help whisk us away on our journey to the lodge via snowcat. Upon arrival we enjoyed a cocktail in the lounge while they prepared our table and were promptly seated.... More 

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had not heard of this restaurant in the past but learned of it from my brother who lived in Vail. I am glad we made the trek to get there on the gondola and the snowcat because it was a great experience overall. Taking the gondola there at sunset was beautiful. I was able to get some really pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000
    (E Lionshead Circle)
  • Public Transportation: Take Free Vail in-town bus to Lionshead bus stop. Walk through Lionshead to the gondola. Plan to check in at the gondola 30 minutes before your reservation time.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: 970 479-4280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Reopening June 20th for Summer dining! Game Creek Restaurant is located at 10,300 feet, at the top of Vail Mountain. Enjoy a gondola ride and cozy snow cat ride or shuttle in the summer to an elegant European chalet, where the ambiance is charming and the memories are long-lasting. Renowned for the fabulous view, Game Creek Restaurant features modern American style cooking with regional and seasonal ingredients. The menu is comprised of contemporary dishes and Game Creek favorites. Game Creek Restaurant offers an award-winning and extensive wine list, and personalized service. More than simply a restaurant high above Vail, Game Creek Restaurant has emerged as a true culinary destination. Adults choose from a 3, 4, or 5 course prix fixe menu, and a special 3-course children's menu is also offered. Open for Dinner December through April, and for Dinner and Sunday Brunch June 20th through Labor Day.

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