Took our 7 year old grandchildren
Took our 7 year old grandchildren with us for dinner and they agreed that their dinner was described perfectly on the menu: "The BEST Mac and Cheese." They loved their desserts too. The four adults all enjoyed excellent Romaine Caeser salads and all entrees were prepared well and presented attractively. The calamari appetizer was served in a processed fish-stick type form which we didn't care for. The taste was okay, but we prefer the real thing, tentacles and all.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service / accommodation
Excellent service / accommodation of our reservation request; food was delicious; noise level was among the more reasonable in recent experiences; outstanding wine recommendations;our waitress was exceptional although the waitress who delivered food did not bring silverware as promised and when asked for a wine list brought the cocktail menu. Overall, a wonderful experience in a town with many excellent options! A lovely place to entertain out-0f-town guests. Thank you.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get to the Creek!
My family, my friends and I have been eating at Up the Creek for many, many years. We keep going back because of the food and the location, sitting just above Gore Creek. No other restaurant in Vail seems to capture the essence of the Vail Valley like Up the Creek.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is nestled
This restaurant is nestled off the main walking area against the creek in vail. It is a great little spot for very good food and service.
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had eaten here before as the food, service and location are great. Even better, the entrees were 50% off at dinner.
It was a cool evening so we chose to sit next to the window while eating inside but, there is plenty of of outdoor seating. We ordered a salad and it was delicious, fresh with pears and goat cheese. The sour dough rolls were delicious. The trout dish was plated beautifully with spinach and the gnocchi dish has fresh vegetables with it. No room for dessert but, everything was terrific.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat next to the creek, beautiful!
Staff was attentive and food was well prepared. If available take advantage of the outside seating, wonderful!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to relax in Vail
The patio is next to the river in Vail and is very relaxing having a beer or cocktail listening to the water rush by your table. The food was excellent as well and served in a timely fashion even though we were there during a very busy part of an afternoon weekend crowd. The service was exceptional, the servers provided for all our needs while not rushing us to complete our meal and clear the table for the next group waiting. We will definitely go back there on our next trip to Vail.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, cool location along the creek, food was amazing as always. I go all the time and I've never had a bad experience
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Totally up'ed their game..........
I remember UTC as an OK place for apres ski lunch and a beer. Must be a new chef - this place totally rocks. In the league of its nearby (and more snooty) competitor, Sweet Basil. If you haven't been there in a while, give it another try. Surprising!!!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal on the creek
Be sure to get a table on the patio if the weather permits. It's just so lovely by the creek. Food was excellent as was the service. Nice wine list and the seasonal peach dessert was decadent.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed Dinner on the Creek
We had a nice dinner on the creek here. Definitely sit outside (if weather permits). The short rib was very good - the bacon gouda mac and cheese was awesome... My husband had the buffalo and it was excellent. Service was fine - but not that great. It was a slow night (we went on a Tuesday) so you would think we would have gotten more attention/better service, but we didn't. Would definitely go back though!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still good food but too expensive
I've always enjoyed eating here, the food and service is very good but the prices have really gone up lately. For an arugula salad the cost is $14! This is the first time I have eaten here in the summer so maybe the prices are higher? I would recommend you eat here once but I don't think the cost is in line with the quality of food.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely to dine al fresco by
Lovely to dine al fresco by Gore Creek on a warm summer night. Attentive service and relaxed ambiance. Crab cakes with plenty of crab, calamari tasty and not fried. Halibut, Elk, Buffalo, Scallops, all delicious, with beautifully cooked vegies. I could have done with a little less seasoning on the buffalo, but maybe that's just me. Have visited this restaurant several times and found it to be very consistent. With advance notice I have found them to be responsive to special requests such as seating. Very enjoyable evening.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great value
I have visited Up the Creek a couple of times as a Vail local. I love this restaurant. Their service is top-notch, better than what you find in many of the Vail restaurants - they meet the expectations of fine-dining service while still being friendly and approachable. The food will not disappoint, everything we tried was delicious and presented beautifully. This restaurant offers a great experience at a price point below most of the other top named restaurants in Vail. I brought my family in from out of town, and the experience for all of us was by far the top of our list during their week stay. Highly recommend a visit.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost All There!
This restaurant was great on all levels - food, scenery, etc. My only complaint is based on a perception - it FELT like service slacked off the teeniest bit, when the waiter discovered we weren't ordering drinks, appetizers or desserts. Also - the chairs on the patio weren't the most comfortable. However - food was great!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed our meal immensely-the parmesan truffle fries cannot be missed! Great kids menu
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, I had forgotten...
About this place as it had been hears since I had been back. Will return!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the Creek at Up the Creek
Great Food and Service. Worth the money! A real gem on the creek.
Thanks for making our 27th Wedding Anniversary memorable.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor dining
This trip was a girls weekend and we wanted to have one fabulous dinner while we were in Vail. We chose "Up the Creek" and so glad we did! It was mid September, slow season, and all entrees were half price. We sat outside near the river and it was the perfect environment. I chose the cucumber gin martini - wow, and my friend chose the mojito - yummy! The calamari appetizer was amazing...and the elk tenderloin and trout as entrees rounded out the meal. Our waitress Haley rocked....and was very attentive. She was great! We are so glad we chose "Up the Creek".
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal, especially
Excellent meal, especially given the off season discount!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Up The Creek met our every expectation. We have dined here for years, and have come to expect nothing but the best. We have never been disappointed.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My finance and I recently went to celebrate our Anniversary. We lived in Vail for many years and this is one of our favorite places to go. Busy but not crowded this place is tucked away with a great view of Gore Creek. Good portion sizes and delicious food make this a must try! I recommend the Braised Short Rib, it's fantastic. Friendly service with good timing makes a wonderful rounded dining experience.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal of the season!
We went during Vail restaurant week, so it was quite affordable. But it would have been worth it even at full price! They were totally accommodating regarding my gluten-free needs, and I had the most delicious trout! Add the great food to amazing ambience...watching the creek roll by...a perfect evening! Even though we like to explore new restaurants when we come, we will definitely have to return! They even shared the secret of the bacon-infused bourbon...guess what people will be getting from me for Christmas???
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both my Wife and I were happy
Both my Wife and I were happy with how well the food tasted as a whole. My wife thought it was some of the best food she has had.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM