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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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 112
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Memorable Meal

What a wonderful experience taking a snowcat to this remove dining club on the side of Vail mountain. You walk in, and the place has the feeling of exclusivity and old charm. For us, as a family of 5, we were surprised to see there was an early dinner prix fixe menu that was significantly less than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
FondueMom
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Stowe, Vermont
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Stowe, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience taking a snowcat to this remove dining club on the side of Vail mountain. You walk in, and the place has the feeling of exclusivity and old charm. For us, as a family of 5, we were surprised to see there was an early dinner prix fixe menu that was significantly less than the regular prix... More 

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Northglenn, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Game Creek Club on top of Vail Mountain is a wonderful place to have special occasion dinner while at Vail. We too the Gondola in the midst of heavy snowstorm. The ride up was beautiful, and the snowcat end of the trip exciting. Be sure to ask to ride up front with the driver. Service was the best we've... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A wonderful evening celebrating my husband's birthday--from the fun experience of just getting to the restaurant to the high quality, innovative cuisine--I will happily return here in the future. Yes, it's pricey but it's also great! I had the fantastic filet mignon & arugula salad followed by the chocolate bombe. My husband raved about his caviar & duck entree. Super... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Eating at Game Creek was a wonderful experience! My taste buds had so much fun with the chef's menu. My favorite dishes were the monkfish and the beet salad. But, everything was delicious—art on a plate! The lodge is beautiful and has a great atmosphere; the trip up the mountain in the gondola and snow cat just adds to the... More 

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London
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4 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

An amazing experience riding the snowcat back up the mountain at the end of the day to visit the Game Creek Club for dinner. The food is excellent but extremely expensive and whilst portions appear small they are filling. The majority of staff are really friendly and helpful. Would definitely like to visit again.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped at Game Creek a few weeks ago for the breakfast buffet as I was skiing with a club member. I have also been here a few times before. They always have great food and if you have the opportunity to eat here, you should.

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Going to Game Creek is a great experience if you can afford it. You get to ride on the gondola up the mountain and then ride snow cats to the lodge. The lodge is amazing beautifully done, makes you back in time. Dinner was good, but bring your credit card, overall worth it. I really like and would probably go... More 

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London
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went here for the first time ever in Vail. I was very impressed. The experience getting there is all part of the fun - up the gondala into a snow groomer and then the club. We had the four course menu which was just perfect. Not too full and not too hungry. Three courses would suit only for a small... More 

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Nice, France
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141 reviews 141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was a great evening. You are given a blanket for the gondola ride which is great to sit on. The experience of being in a Piste Basher to get to the restaurant alone is amazing. We had a drink at the bar which was nice before going through to eat. The food was nice. The chef is trying to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

When I say loaded, I mean both with cash and with alcohol. It's a fun ride up and back on the snow cat, but the food and service are pretentious and overpriced

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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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