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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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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Port Appin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Truckee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fortunate to dine here with friends through an event that Vail Resorts hosted. The food was incredible and the views were equally amazing. Service was top notch and the vibe was 5 star. If I could afford to be a member I would be..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gondola to SnowCat was a cool experience. Very professional and relaxing. Only outside for a couple of minutes. The food was very good, high quality prix-fixe meal. Unique menu items that fits the area. The room was not pretentious and neat causal is ideal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This isn't exactly cheap, but in my book it's very good value. The food is terrific - real food, served beautifully in sensible sized portions. Service is flawless. Gondola and snow cat ride make it very special. Not a place to take young children, but thoroughly recommended. The coldest part was walking from our accommodation to the gondola.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Dark, starry lit sky, night-time gondola ride up the mountain followed by snow cat transfer with snow billowing past the windows followed by a warm welcome and superb food. We chose the 4 course option- all courses delicious and beautifully presented. Our waitress was very friendly and the sommelier knowledgeable and keen to meet our needs. Our only criticism was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A 3 course meal fill with pleasant flavors, the rack of lamb was cooked to perfection, the Deer delicious and the banana dessert is a most.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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?