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“Excellent food, excellent service!”

Atwater on Gore Creek
Ranked #44 of 127 Restaurants in Vail
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Frontage Road
Transit: Free transportation available through Vail Cascade shuttle service. Shuttle stops in Lionshead and Vail Village.
Description: Take your taste buds on a sensory experience as you savor creative Colorado cuisine paired with an eclectic list of craft beers at Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade's signature creek-side restaurant. Unique, innovative and inspired by culinary camaraderie, dishes come to life when perfectly paired with the creativity, passion and complexity of ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gluten-free and vegetarian menus available.
Reviewed October 30, 2012

We spent 4 days at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. We decided to try the restaurant there, even though we were excited to see what other restaurants we could experience while in Vail. We kept coming back! The food is superb...especially enjoyed the pheasant soup (had to go back a second time), and also had a fabulous trout entree for dinner. We received breakfast buffet with our room, and it was the best breakfast buffet we had ever experienced. Now, that's just the food. The service was very, very attentive and friendly...we enjoyed being served by Ivan, Nikki, Erik...and, several others, whose names we didn't get. The manager David surely knows how to train his employees! They did everything they could to please, with a smile on their face. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Some restaurants can come up with a pretty decent menu. Fewer still buy quality ingredients to go into the dinners. Most rare, however, is the presence of a chef who can cook exquisitely. That is where Atwater really shines. We loved the salmon; each of the vegetable side dishes were perfectly cooked. In addition, Atwater presented us with two types of home-made crackers. I'm told that the desserts are equally magnificent, but I went with the pheasant soup rather than dessert, so I can't say for sure. The pizzas at the neighboring table looked great with interesting toppings.

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Thank Rick94705
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TBemis, Executive Chef at Atwater on Gore Creek, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Rick

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review ! We purchase salmon from Skuna Bay Salmon Company. I'm glad that you enjoyed it! They provide a great product. It is a bit more expensive for us to purchase but the fact that our guests are tasting the difference means that it is worth it. We have every intention of keeping it on our menu because of great comments like yours.

Sincerely

Todd Bemis
Executive Chef

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Just had dinner at Atwater restaurant in Vail, Co. This was our second dinner there. What an amazing experience. Food was delicious and service amazing. Kristine, our server, was super friendly and attentive to our needs. We highly recommend chicken green chili. Also if you are traveling with kids- great healthy menu for them!! Actually my husband and I liked my son's meal so much that we kept eating it- feel bad for our 3 year old. If you have room for desert- their home made ice cream is delicious. Overall a great experience. PS. This was my first review ever!

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Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were staying at the ritz and heard from fellow travelers that Atwater on Gore Creek was a great place to dine. The food was great, no complaints. I believe our server was Bennett, he provided excellent service with a friendly smile, since my wife can be a bit picky. The food was good but what really made an impression was the service from Bennett and serving staff, if you ask me that is what keeps customers coming back not just the good food. Will spread the word about the restaurant and the great service provided. Thanks for an enjoyable experience!

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Thank Steve H
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TBemis, Executive Chef at Atwater on Gore Creek, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Steve,

We sincerely appreciate your business. I will pass along your accolades to Bennett. We strive to hire, train and retain great folks. It looks like we are hitting the mark. Please ask for Bennett the next time you are in town.

Sincerely

Todd Bemis
Executive Chef

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The fruit plate is absolutely outstanding -- a wide selection of perfectly ripened fruits and plenty to share for 3 people. We also ordered the house-made granola with plenty of sunflower seeds and dried fruits to go with the fruit plate. Truly an outstanding beginning! Then followed up with the in-house smoked salmon plate. Definitely a winning breakfast.

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