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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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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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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
A unique experience

Our entire experience was wonderful. We rode the Eagle Bahn in Lionshead and then took a shuttle to the restaurant. We went early to enjoy cocktails on the deck before going inside to dine. This is a must as the views are breathtaking, especially at sunset. They have patio tables you can sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Our entire experience was wonderful. We rode the Eagle Bahn in Lionshead and then took a shuttle to the restaurant. We went early to enjoy cocktails on the deck before going inside to dine. This is a must as the views are breathtaking, especially at sunset. They have patio tables you can sit at and there are gorgeous flowers everywhere.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Buffet food is as good as it gets! I've dined here buffet-style on several occasions and never been disappointed. Menu service is exemplary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Sunday brunch or dinner, this is a restaurant experience you must have when you are in Vail. It is a completely different experience whether you are going during the summer or the winter. Transportation is provided from the top of the gondola to the restaurant. During the summer it is a bus. Arrive early during the summer for cocktails on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Quite a trek to get to this restaurant, but once you get there it is the best views in the Valley. Our waiter was great, and the food was very good as well, would definitely return!!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Best view and the food was 5-star hotel food. The restaurant itself was very well built, it's just sooooo beautiful. We reserved for a brunch on the day we arrived at Vail. We had to push the reservation to an hour later because the traffic accident on 70 west. The restaurant staff was very friendly and helpful. Everything was perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had dinner during summer here and the view is just amazing. The views start when you go up the gondola, and after getting to the restaurant there is a large terrace where you can take pictures. They offer a children menu and a fix course menu that you can choose between three or four dishes. Food is ok, service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

With almost 100 guests, the people at the Game Creek Club in Vail provided a beautiful atmosphere for our daughter's wedding reception. Dining area was spacious, small but nice dance floor. Lovely place setting, friendly wait staff. Guests selected one of two entrees, veal chop or sea bass. First course was a delicious gazpacho, warm bread. Simple chocolate dessert. Vans... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We recently had dinner at Game Creek Club and it was extremely disappointing. The meal was $70 a head for 3 courses. For this, you get a gondola trip up to the top of the mountain then a ride in an airport shuttle bus down to the restaurant. Patrons were wearing jeans and flip flops. Next, you get 3 courses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is something that you must try: the brunch is outstanding, with omelettes, crab legs, and great pastries. Be aware, the price tag is expensive, but the view and the trip is worth it. It includes a ride to the top of Vail Mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dining at Game Creek is a unique experience in Vail. After riding the gondola to the top of the mountain with its stunning views, you descend into Game Creek Bowl to the restaurant which serves dinner Thursday through Saturday and a terrific Sunday brunch, truly one of the best in Vail. Rather that an enormous assortment of mediocre food, they... 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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