Atwater on Gore Creek
Atwater on Gore Creek

Atwater on Gore Creek

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vailcascade.com/atwater/
  • Phone: 9704797014x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Todd Bemis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining room availble for large parties. Contact Mark Roberts for information and menus.

    Beautiful venue for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and private events! Please call 970-479-7014 for information regarding weddings and buyouts in Atwater on Gore Creek.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Roberts 9704797014x
  • Entertainment: Seasonal Apres Ski Entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frontage Road
  • Public Transit: Free transportation available through Vail Cascade shuttle service. Shuttle stops in Lionshead and Vail Village.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet with Dinner
A word from Atwater on Gore Creek
Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade’s signature creekside restaurant, is an authentic Colorado grill offering a journey through the world of creative cuisine, handcrafted brews, customized beer flights and artisan food pairings. Offering Vail's most diverse selection of craft beer with a lineup of Colorado, American and International craft beers, spanning classic brews, hard-to-find vintages, exclusive releases and one-of-a-kind creations, Atwater is the quintessential craft beer destination.

As a top restaurant in Vail, Atwater serves up creative dishes using fresh, local ingredients that will transform the everyday dining into dining with altitude. Combine superior service with spectacular views of Gore Creek and legendary culinary endeavors for the ideal dining trifecta.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Atwater on Gore Creek reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (21)fit for foodies (14)great for outdoor dining (13)special occasion (11)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (6)romantic (6)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Selection
    vailgroupee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were quite impressed with the selection of items being offered on the menu. Everything from appetizers to deserts the menu caters to all different types of palates. The prices are reasonable as well. Great first experience for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grlfrmneb
    Grlfrmneb
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience here. Fantastic food, excellent service. A really great place to dine in Vail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice location, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The location of this restaurant (inside a hotel) means you will have families and potential crowds. Make a reservation in advance (through open table). The service was excellent and friendly, food was good and the location is perfect for taking an after dinner walk along the river. There is a nice bar area outside the restaurant if you do need to wait for a while.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for my husband's birthday and both ordered steak. Very beautiful and delicious! Wine pairing was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ctltribecaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We ordered the beet burger, salmon sandwich, and bison burger and each was fabulous with the right amount of seasoning that perfectly matched the food groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Running late
    Cakedog
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were running late to the airport in Denver and the most friendly accommodating waiter served us quick.. Food was excellent. Sat outside overlooking the pool and river. Fine choice for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hotel restaurant
    campianoVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We are staying at the Cascade Hotel and this is their restaurant. The food was very good with generous portions. I had the sea bass both nights we went, and my wife's pork shank was delicious and falling off the bone. The fish was expertly cooked and flavorful. My only suggestion would be that the restaurant could be laid out/organized/decorated differently to give it a more elegant look. Then it would match the chef's presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definite Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The dishes were creative, beautifully executed and presented and absolutely delicious! Service was a 10!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion - Great Service
    bbincolorado
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were greeted by a very friendly hostess that asked if the evening was a special event. We modestly noted that it was an anniversary night. The wait staff was very helpful with my wife's gluten free dietary needs. Several quality options existed for her. Prices were what we expected for a quality restaurant in Vail. We were treated with a special and complimentary dessert for our occasion. One note is that we learned that this restaurant is about 1.5 to 2 miles down valley from Vail Village. A separate shuttle service connects Vail Village and Vail Cascade Complex. Ask the reservationist for guidance. It is not directly serviced by the main Village bus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Karen
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    we made the mistake of ordering pizza and it was really substandard chintzy ingredients very boring.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Vail Experience
    JEVB
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a great dinner on the first day of our five-day stay in Vail. So delicious, that we are going back on our last evening of our trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Outstanding. A highlight of our time in Vail. Wish we had eaten every meal there. In fact, we did each lunch there the following day and then breakfast the next day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great views & service
    Skier
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Friendly place with great service and good food. It is on the creek and you get views of people biking/hiking by. Some noise from the pool below but not disturbing. The menu is quite varied and has some intriguing options, especially good appetizers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Mountain Retreat
    eclectictraveler
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was a quiet and relaxing venue with an excellent view of the Vail mountainside. The service was prompt, friendly and helpful. The salmon sandwich on gluten free bread was excellent, as was the pub burger. Cooked perfectly. The chipotle maple aioli accompanying the sweet potato fries was superb. Also enjoyed the flour less chocolate cake. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale but casual dining experience. The menu is varied and friendly to vegetarian and gluten sensitive diets, and the staff is accommodating and willing to help with dietary needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 96 reviews are from the Atwater on Gore Creek reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Was expecting more. Slow service even though the restaurant was having a slow night. Food was ok... Not great. Was very formal looking in the pictures online, but pretty bland in person. Was supposed to be romantic dinner, but there was boxing on the tv. I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent from start to finish
    1sttimefancydiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    From the service to management, everything was perfect. We are coming back here again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our best dinner on our honeymoon.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Ivan was beyond outstanding! We had dinner there to celebrate our honeymoon and my husbands birthday. The starters and entrees were a generous portion and you could tell the chef put care into everything that came out if the kitchen. I have been wanted to go back for their yellow lentil hummus....fantastic!!! I would recommend this resturant to anyone in the Vail area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Easter brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter brunch for 5 - very good food selection and friendly atmosphere
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Main dinning far nicer than atrium like offshoot, except for view.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was cold
    Luvwine
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The pork shank was cold had to return the pasta dish was mushy and so oily that was dinner. Lunch was much better hamburger was great!
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A verry pleasant dining experience
    JMRDEN
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    A verry pleasant dining experience with a nice view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very happy
    cpmurphy
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We were very happy with the dinner we had here. Food was great and also had good service which is hard to come by in Vail. Will definitely eat here again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We had dinner there on a Sunday night and the meal was great. The restaurant was very quiet with only a couple other tables around us. Had a great view of Gore Creek from the dining haul. Service and food were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, staff was accomodati
    Diana
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Food was good, staff was accomodating but seemed understaffed. Easy to get a table at last minute, great pasta dishes and vegan option.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ski Trip
    Gibbman
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Stayed at Cascade Resort and had dinner here. Had the Kobe steak and the salmon. Both prepared very well and tasted excellent. Highly recommend both dishes. Service was attentive without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colorado beef
    Sharon
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We chose this restaurant for it's location and steaks and we were not disappointed. We were a little shocked by their prices. It was a celebration dinner and we enjoyed it but may think twice about coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The staff was excellent as was the food. My family thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Price was moderate for Vail.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A trapped audience
    Gored
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This restaurant can count on steady business from the hotel guests "trapped" in the Cascade resort. It acts like it. We walked into an empty restaurant except for our friends, who were already seated. We had reservations for ourselves, but we asked if we could be seated with our friends. The host told us it was impossible due to all the other reservations. We were disappointed, but said OK. For the next 2 hours, the restaurant remained over half empty. There was no reason that the host could not accommodate us. The waiter was odd & awkward, disappearing for long stretches, never telling us about specials. The food was uninspired and my expensive Kobe steak was coated with a bitter marinade. No mention of a marinade on menu. Avoid.
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  • Working out the kinks.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We'd had breakfast here too, and the eggs benedict was basically inedible-dried out ham & muffin and the yolks were rock solid. At dinner, we paid $100 for one glass of wine, one appetizer, one dinner salad & one entree. They were fine, but nothing special. The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived at 6, except a table with two moms & two kids. That table quickly became two tables of families with young, noisy children, yet they continued to seat adult only parties right there, in an otherwise empty restaurant. The waiter & hostess sympathized with us, but did not offer a new table, so we paid, and finished our drinks in the bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • acceptable once, not twice
    Jesse
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The waite staff needs serious improvement. I dont need to hear chatter about last nights date, I dont care what boarder is "tearing up the pipe". My waiter was in and out and had to be called back several times just to take orders. Not impresses.
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  • Birthday wishes
    Shaunie
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    It was my husbands birthday. All staff from waiters, bus boys and manager all wished him a happy birthday. The large dish seclection was on the house for him. Service was great. We liked the waiter, Josh. They also made a special dessert for him and written in chocolate on the plate was, "Happy 75th Birthday Ted". A very special touch. We both totally enjoyed the evening. We also were seated right next to the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenience was best part
    Average
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I am surprised the restaurant had a good rating on Open Table and Trip Advisor after our average experience. It certainly was not up to the standards I would expect based on the cost. Our server was nice enough but we had to ask twice for a coke and twice what the special was. We ordered the focaccia bread which was also forgotten for quite some time. The menu provided a decent variety at different price points but the food itself was just OK. I had the Colorado Lamb Chop prepared medium well and the meat was quite tough although still slightly pink. The server forgot to bring me a steak knife. The sweet potato fries were good in flavor but too soggy for my taste. The highlight was my husband’s fettuccine with mushrooms.
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  • Good food lousy service.
    Oni54VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Went here on a recommendation from a friend. Food was good but service was awful. Couldn't get mad at restaurant because they realized service was unacceptable so they comped dessert without us asking. Appetizers were served but where are the plates? That bad.
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  • not overwhelmed, but OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Was not expecting a huge restaurant connected to a lodge. Website didn't mention that. But, very nice upscale place, not very convenient parking, food was good, consistent with price. would go back again. knowledgable wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waited 15 minutes for a bottle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Waited 15 minutes for a bottle of wine only to be told they couldn't find it. Waited another 15 minutes for the replacement wine (delivered without wine glasses). Changed the side items on one dish and didn't get the desired items. The lamb and steak were very fatty and not cooked to proper temp and served cool. The place was not busy and had at least 20 open tables. It was very disappointing and I will not choose to eat there. We should have just stayed in the bar area.
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  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We went in a group of five to celebrate a birthday. The wait staff was great! I think our waiters name was Lucas. The food was great. Loved it. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of consistency
    SwarthmoreGourmet
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Some dishes, such as the venison, were outstanding, both others, such as the salad, was just fair. Given the price level, the food should be consistently excellent.
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  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    As always a wonderful dinner at Atwater. Great food and service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Atwater!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Atwater is one of my favorite restaurants. Had my first lunch there recently and the food was excellent as ususal.
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  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The service was just terrible restaurant was not extremely busy so really no excuse would not go back
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    • Noise LevelModerate