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“Great experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Game Creek Club

Game Creek Club
278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000
970 479-4280
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Ranked #3 of 100 Restaurants in Vail
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: E Lionshead Circle
Transit: 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.
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.
Broadbeach, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fantastic fun getting the gondola and snow cat up to the restaurant. Cocktails at the bar were delicious and really different. The fixed menu was mainly excellent. Pork starter was superb. Entree of lamb was a real winner but wagyu beef a little disappointing was quite tough.
Deserts and cheese platters were lovely. The atmosphere is superb.
Highly recommend this experience.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlantida Department, Honduras
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Gourmet mountaintop food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We've eaten here for both brunch (summer) and dinner and have never been less than amazed by the imaginative, delicious food...the chef is a genius, the staff is friendly, attentive & helpful when you just can't choose WHICH fabulous dish to order...the experience is enhanced by a gondola ride to the site & the amazing views...all we'll worth the expense of dining here...

Visited February 2014
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Houston, TX
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Stellar food and wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

From going up the gondola, riding in the (yes, slightly pimped-out) snowcat through the swirling snow, to the doorway was awesome; the trip back (with slightly better visibility) was just as good.

In between, it was one of the best meals I've ever had. Started with the pork belly, which was delicious; the salad was good, but, well, I love salad and wouldn't have minded more... My lamb was outstanding, served with 5 separate little dabs of condiment to accompany, and they were all delicious and a perfect match. Particularly the carrot puree with a hint of Indian spices -- awesome! Except that the salted dried olives were also really, really, good. The other members of my party had the duck, and pronounced it delicious.

The 5-chocolate dessert is really good, however the standout dessert was the cheese plate -- it came with a small amount of truffle honey that was an incredible taste experience; sweet combined with incredible umami. A small amount went a long way, but man -- what an accent!

It was a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience overall.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Groton, CT
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Outstanding in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A trifecta of perfect food, service and view! It was the best experience I have ever had in a restaurant. I recommend you reserve well in advance and early in the evening to witness a glorious sunset in the Rockies. The water steered us to one Chef’s tasting and one price fix set of choices so we could share seven plates. Every dish was wonderful, especially the elk and sea bass.
The place is accessible only by the Lionshead Gondola, then a short but memorable ride on a snow cat with a luxurious heated cabin and first class seating.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monrovia, CA
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Unique Experience and Delicious Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a fun way to have dinner in Vail. Ride up the Lionshead gondola and then travel via snowcat to this beautiful restaurant. You'll feel like you've arrived in the Swiss Alps once you enter the dining room! The menu is prix fix (4 or 5 courses, or a more extensive tasting menu). We felt that the prices were a good value to the delicious food and generous portions. Standout items included the goat cheese burrata, tofu with lemongrass (delicious!), salmon, sea bass, and wonderful desserts. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and help to make your experience an awesome one. Vail is filled with great (and expensive!) restaurants, but Game Creek stands out as one of the best.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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