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Game Creek Club

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French, American, 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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Fine Dining

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  • 12
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
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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
Unbelievable experience

My wife and I attended a corporate function as this restaurant. You take a Gondola to the top of Vail and then a snow cat to the restaurant. I had a steak fro dinner and was a really great meal. Overall just an amazing experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Rockrobbie
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We thought what better way to end our trip to Vail then to eat at Game Creek Restaurant. Restaurant is up in the middle of the mountain. Our experience turned out to be a nightmare. We told our server that my adult son had food allergies. The waiter assured us that they take food allergies very seriously. He even came... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We checked in at the gondola before venturing up the mountain. The staff at the bottom and the top of the gondola knew we had a 7:00 pm reservation so when we arrived we were confused to hear we had to wait until our exact reservation time. Arriving 13 minutes early seemed to disrupt their process. Silly because most of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I attended a corporate function as this restaurant. You take a Gondola to the top of Vail and then a snow cat to the restaurant. I had a steak fro dinner and was a really great meal. Overall just an amazing experience.

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Powell, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Fun trip to get to the location via bus, lift and snow cat, need to make sure you factor in the time to get there up and as well down the mountain. View as great especially in the evening with the sun setting. Food was good not over the top great, desert was excellent and I am not a desert... More 

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melbourne,australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We enjoyed getting there by gondola and snowcat, but found the food was incredibly average and the staff mechanical like robots. The place lacked warmth and was unbelievably pretentious, as if the staff was dispensing rare gems, when in fact what we got was very forgettable.

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Corte Madera, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were there for a corporate party. The wait staff was attentive and on the ball! The food was impeccable - only matched by the view and the setting! Took the gondola up to a Snow Cat which took us the rest of the way. No one will just stumble upon this treasure! The bar staff was knowledgeable and QUICK!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We dined here for a work event for my husband. It was definitely a unique experience. We were lucky we had some true spring weather so it was not a frigid night to go up the mountain to dine. You start by taking the Gondola out of Lions head up to the top of the mountain. At that point you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went to dinner last night after a day of skiing in Vail. The ride up on the cat was fun and the building and restaurant were nice. The bad news is that the food was expensive, average quality and the service was poor. From our table, we had a view of the kitchen exit and we could see a... More 

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PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant is at the top of the Vail Mountain. It has a fixed pricing menu, so you have to look at the menu before you go. You take a gondola 3/4 up the mountain, and then the restaurant has a snow cat that they transfer you in the rest of the way. The Restaurant is very nice, clean, and... More 

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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is truly a unique dining experience. Take the gondola up the mountain and then get on a snowcat to reach the restaurant. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We all got the four course meal. The chef delivers delicious food as well as the little extras along the way, like a small bite to start and the palate... 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: French, American, 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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