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About Permanently Closed - Atwater on Gore Creek
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Atwater on Gore Creek is located in the beautiful Vail Cascade Condominiums. Enjoy the mountain creek view with a morning coffee while dining on the Brioche French toast or house cured salmon lox. Stop by after a long day of skiing or just bring the family out to dinner. Start out by dining on warm skillet Focaccia bread that is baked fresh daily and topped with churned honey butter or Colorado peach jam. Warm up with a bowl of roasted butternut squash soup or the smoked pheasant soup. Atwater suggests beer pairing for all the main dishes and offers a full bar so that you are sure to have the perfect drink along with the meal.
Atwater is very health conscious and takes great care for patrons with food allergies. It accommodates those with gluten intolerance or food allergies such as seafood or nuts. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are available.
Vail, CO 81657
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Seasonal Apres Ski Entertainment
Complimentary Valet with Dinner
Free transportation available through Vail Cascade shuttle service. Shuttle stops in Lionshead and Vail Village.
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:
Chris Bates: (970) 479-7014
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Atwater on Gore Creek - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
My experience at Atwater on Gore Creek was decent. However for the location and prices I was expecting more variety. I ordered an ahi tuna sandwich and it was undercooked. When I brought this to our server's attention, she replied with: "well, it's not for everyone," as opposed to offering something else off the menu, or for it to be fixed. For me that pretty much ruined it. My kids and company enjoyed their meals, I just wasn't pleased with mine what-so-ever.
Fantastic experience at Atwater, tucked beside Vail Mountain with its flowing creek beside the restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating, richly decorated with dark wood floors, modern fireplaces, very comfortable surroundings. We went for early dinner with the kids, and their servings were more than enough to share. Chips and queso appetizer had an interesting array of dipping sauces, homemade bread/crackers were delicious, ample wine and beer listings, adult dinner portions were big enough to feel full but not overboard. Excellent variety on menu to make everyone happy.
Outstanding food and service with a wide variety of standard “American” selections at dinner, including standard entrees (steaks, seafood, special items), burgers/sandwiches, pizzas and “small plates”. Most entrees are priced in the low $20’s.
The wine list is very broad with many outstanding selections in the $40 to $60 per bottle range, with a large number of higher end selections. They also have by-the-glass selections around $8 to $15. They also have a special selection of craft beers, on tap or in the bottle.
The service is friendly, competent, prompt, without being overbearing, and “kid friendly”.
There’s a great view from the dining room which makes the experience all that more pleasurable.
Let me start off with our only issue, We were seated by a very friendly and helpful hostess and sat outside on the patio and told Jose would be our server. Not only did Jose not serve us but totally ignored us. People came in 15 minutes after us and were sat, given drinks and appetizers. I went up to the host, she was away but the manager a very polite woman had came right to our table after we explained our situation. She took it upon herself to be our waitress. And after that it was a very pleasant experience Food was amazing starting with the charred corn chowder. Best soup i have ever had, great wine, great burger and we were given a free desert. The chef came out a few times to chat with us which i loved. Will come back again and again
This restaurant is very quiet. Our reservations were for 7 which should be a peak time, however the restaurant was almost empty. It is out of the way, however, a shuttle runs every 15 minutes for so from the Vail and Lionshead transportation centers so it actually easy to get to. We started with the chicken chili which was spicy and delicious and the arugula salad with strawberries. Both were very good. My husband had the scallops and I had the papperadelle pasta. My husband's portion seemed rather small compared to my large portion. White chocolate cheesecake and a trio of gelato rounded out the meal and were both excellent. The mark ups on the wine list seemed excessive. The food is expensive, but comparable to others in the area.
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