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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.

1300 Westhaven Drive
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Frontage Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 479-7014

Website:
http://www.vailcascade.com/atwater/

Entertainment:
Seasonal Apres Ski Entertainment

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet with Dinner

Public Transit:
Free transportation available through Vail Cascade shuttle service. Shuttle stops in Lionshead and Vail Village.

Executive Chef:
Chris Bates

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

Additional:
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

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4.1

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4.1

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4.0

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3.5

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (173)
Scenic View (170)
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Romantic (118)
Good for Groups (99)
Notable Wine List (83)
Kid-friendly (76)
Great for Outdoor Dining (72)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Great for Lunch (36)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Great for Brunch (28)
Hot Spot (20)
Late-night Find (8)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2014

The staff was excellent as was the food. My family thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Price was moderate for Vail.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 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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 (Denver)·Dined on March 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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 (Denver)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 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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 (Denver)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2014

As always a wonderful dinner at Atwater. Great food and service!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2014

The service was just terrible restaurant was not extremely busy so really no excuse would not go back

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 8, 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2013

Would come back any time. So much amazing food we ended up eating way to much but no regrets.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2012

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2012

Open Table let us book a reservation for 5pm but they do not open until 5:30pm for dinner. They were very nice and accomodated us at that time. The food was great and not too expensive. The beer flight was awesome.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2012

The food was just OK. It lacked much in the way of seasoning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2012

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2012

This is such a lovely restaurant with great food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 13, 2012

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 31, 2012

We enjoyed a delicious gluten free lunch. The service was incredible! We'll definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2012

tried to do too much with too many ingredients which led to a sub-par meal. The trout was bland, the mussels in a sauce which did nothing for them.
The waiter tried his best and was extremely professional.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2012

Excellent food - all fresh, local produce and I swear our trout was swimming in Gore creek that morning. Extensive, reasonably priced wine list. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2012

The menu was totally different from our last trip to Vail. The asparagus salad that had been on the menu was not available. We did not like the menu and ordered steak to be on the safe side; however, it was drowning in sauce. . .

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 23, 2012

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2012

Great roasted chicken with lots of flavors!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2012

great food, great service, a perfect end to a great day of skiing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2012

The tuna tacos were the best I have ever eaten!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on February 13, 2012

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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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Their signature dish was the lamb, I was not impressed I had lamb that was much better two weeks earlier for half the price.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 2, 2012

Excellent food, among the top tables in Vail, but less well known because of the out-of-the-way location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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