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Atwater on Gore Creek
Atwater on Gore Creek

Atwater on Gore Creek Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vailcascade.com/atwater/
  • Phone: (970) 479-7014
  • 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: Contemporary American, 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 (970) 479-7014
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The dishes were creative, beautifully executed and presented and absolutely delicious! Service was a 10!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "we made the mistake of ordering pizza and it was really substandard chintzy ingredients very boring."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "From the service to management, everything was perfect. We are coming back here again"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Easter brunch for 5 - very good food selection and friendly atmosphere"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Main dinning far nicer than atrium like offshoot, except for view. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "A verry pleasant dining experience with a nice view."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was good, staff was accomodating but seemed understaffed. Easy to get a table at last minute, great pasta dishes and vegan option."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The staff was excellent as was the food. My family thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Price was moderate for Vail."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "As always a wonderful dinner at Atwater. Great food and service!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Atwater is one of my favorite restaurants. Had my first lunch there recently and the food was excellent as ususal."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The service was just terrible restaurant was not extremely busy so really no excuse would not go back"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We took our 5 young men to this restaurant and had a great dinner. There was a great selection of food choices and there were many beers to choose from. They enjoyed the beer flights to get a taste of the local brews. We enjoyed a good bottle of wine. We tried A few if the appetizers: the lamb meatballs, the chicken wings, the tuna tacos, and sweet potato fries. We ordered a second round of lamb meatballs and a skillet of focacia. All were excellent. Dinner choices included bison burgers (excellent), trout, short rib grilled cheese. All the dinners were great. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the wines, beers and food. Would definitely return when in the area. A great local treasure!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Would come back any time. So much amazing food we ended up eating way to much but no regrets."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "I spent a night in Vail with my girlfriend for her birthday at the hotel that houses this restaurant. Our server Ivan was incredible. Not only did he comp her entire meal ($50 lamb chop plate), he brought us free champagne, and a piece of chocolate cake on the house. I couldn't believe it. The food and wine were also excellent but the real star here was our server Ivan."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "This location is a bit west of the main part of Vail, but still on the right side of the freeway. The restaurant is inside of a resort (Vail Cascade) but it feels like a free-standing restaurant. It is actually beneficial because just outside of the restaurant is a great cocktail spot in front of a huge fireplace where you could have a drink before sitting down. The pork shank was fall-off-the-bone tender and made unique with a dollop of fall-friendly cheese, peppers and herbs. The fish dishes were also outstanding, done to order and to perfection. Don't miss the foccacia appetizer with homemade pear preserves. An exceptional value was the $33 for 3 prix fixe menu -- one appetizer, one main course, and either a salad or dessert."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Service was extremely slow although the restaurant was half full (at most) and the servers were all running around as if they were slammed. We waited 10 minutes to be greeted by our server and another 15 to get our bar drinks. Our server didn't recognize that it was our anniversary (even though I made the reservations with that information) and we were seated by the kitchen which was loud and distracting. The food was mediocre (blackened chicken wings were good, but the short rib grilled cheese sounded much better than it was and the carnivore pizza was so-so). Both the dinner and dessert menus were lacking. Although all workers seemed nice, overall it was a very disappointing ending to our 5th anniversary."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We have gone here several times since its close to our home but even if it wasn't we would still go over. The outdoor area by the hugh fire pit is wonderful and the service is great."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Your old menu was up on your website, so it was a bummer when I got to the restaurant and couldn't order what I originally wanted. I did enjoy the replacement meal though, and it was a surprise to have 50% off our bill."
    Dined on 9/29/2012