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Game Creek Club

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$$$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000 (E Lionshead Circle)
+1 970-479-4280
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Chappaqua, New York
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Game Creek Club with my family and my brother in law and his family. The four kids were blown away by the lift up and the snow cat ride to the restaurant (who am I kidding we all were). They provide blankets for the lift ride up as the gondola is not heated. We were fortunate to... More 

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Pine Plains, New York
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

So the night begins with a ride on the Eagle Bahn Gondola to the top then a snowcat ride to Game Creek Club. What an amazing venue the views are simply spectacular. I've been to a lot of places that would use the location to "sell" the place and then fall short on the food . NOT the case here... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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188 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

What an adventure! First, you take the gondola up then board a snow cat that holds about 15 people. We were told to dress warmly (it was very cold out), but did not actually need ski pants, just a warm coat, hat and gloves. The restaurant itself was extremely warm and they left the door open to try to cool... More 

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New York
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I have eatten at Game Creek 3 times with the last time being 2-3 years ago. It has always been very good but this time it was outstanding. The view and location is still wonderful. That has not changed. The food and service was over the top this time. Family of four and we all agreed that everything from the... More 

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Thank Skimat
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Diner at the Game Creek Club is not just about food but also about the complete experience. You ride the gondola and hop on a snowcat to be transported to the restaurant. Everything is organized flawlessly. The club is an impressive building with amazing views over the mountains. Make sure you book dinner to start just after sunset so you... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I was on the fence to book this place afraid it was a tourist trap but it proved me wrong. The experience begins with a Gondola ride up the mountain and then a Snowcat ride. Both were awesome! The service provided was exceptional and the food was quite the culinary experience.Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable with the food items.... More 

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Thank jen c
New York
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35 reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

This was a highlight of our trip! From the gondola ride to the snowcat ride to the dinner it was all fantastic and a fun adventure. The food was wonderful and we had a guest with food allergies. The chef was able to delight her even though she could not eat much from the pre fix menu. I was surprised... More 

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Thank Kathleencook
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

High expectations for this culinary experience unfortunately the food was less than exciting. Had halibut which was dry and the fois gras appetizer was a very small portion and disappointing. The sommelier however had very nice recommendations and the waiters were attentive and friendly. For the cost of the meal I suggest you save your dollars for a prix fixe... More 

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Thank jeanpaul70
Port Appin, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Wonderful dinner venue. Riding up in the gondola at night followed by a ten minute snow cat ride was just the start. The club is cosy and atmospheric. The three course menu was fantastic. I was worried about managing three courses given portion sizes in other places but this was spot on. The chef previously worked at Martin Wishart's Cameron... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

This dinner experience is one you need to do at least once. The night starts with a gondola ride up the mountain with amazing views of Vail then you jump into a SnowCat for the rest of the way up the mountain. The food is served in several courses which allows you to enjoy the views, conversation, the wine and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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: +1 970-479-4280
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?