Game Creek Restaurant

4.9
447 reviews
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Contemporary American
Game Creek Restaurant is located at 10,300 feet, at the top of Vail Mountain. Enjoy a gondola ride and cozy snow cat ride or shuttle in the summer to an elegant European chalet, where the ambiance is charming and the memories are long-lasting. Renowned for the fabulous view, Game Creek Restaurant features modern American style cooking with regional and seasonal ingredients. The menu is comprised of contemporary dishes and Game Creek favorites. Game Creek Restaurant offers an award-winning and extensive wine list, and personalized service. More than simply a restaurant high above Vail, Game Creek Restaurant has emerged as a true culinary destination.

Adults choose from a 3 or 4 course prix fixe menu, or may dine on our featured Chef's Table menu. We also offer a special 3-course children's menu.

Open for Dinner December through April, and for Dinner and Sunday Brunch mid-June through Labor Day Weekend.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a full experience with great food and service Game Creek is the and all and be all for Vail fine dining.

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KT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My best birthday ever! I have gluten and dairy allergies and they were able to accommodate me for all four courses.
The gondola and snowcat ride to and from the restaurant put it over the top!!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the rare combination of a spectacular view and out of this world food!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very special setting at a private lodge mid mountain at Vail. Food and service was fantastic. Lucky enough to time our reservation with the sunset. Amazing views looking out over the mountain range. Pricey but worth it.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at the Game Creek Club was such a wonderful experience from riding up in the gondola, to take a snow cat to the restaurant to the delicious food and great service. I would highly recommend it.

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CL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my girlfriend. The staff is delightful and very knowledgeable of the menu and spirits. Food was just delectable and interesting.

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RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Definitely a “must do” when visiting Vail.

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KT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience - the staff really bends over backwards to make sure everything is enjoyable and going smoothly. Loved the wine suggestion. Also the lobster bisque and lamb were exceptional. The wild boar was something I never had before .... so GOOD! Wow! We love coming here. Another thing - I've dined here a few times and each time the restaurant was never over-crowded or noisy and we never had a long wait for anything even during the height of the ski season. The snow cat ride makes this a truly exciting evening! So fun!

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RH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food.
Outstanding service.
Great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gondola then a nice heater snow cat to the beautiful restaurant with magnificent views. Four course meal with fantastic service.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but worth the splurge for a unique and memorable dining experience.

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GB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a unique dining experience because of the location, ambiance, service and food. The snowcat ride to the restaurant was memorable. My only complaint is the nitpicky charges. For one of the courses, my wife ordered foie gras and I asked for a large cube of ice for my bourbon. When we got the bill, we had an extra charge of $8 for the foie gras and $4 for one large cube of ice. When you are spending $119/person for a four course meal, the extra charges are irritating.......especially when you are talking about frozen water. The extra charge for the foie gras was supposedly in fine print on the menu. My point is, they should build these costs in and not make them extra charges.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server and food was AMAZING!! The view was breathtaking.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner! Well worth the trip although the group of 8,with the very loud kids, were a bit much. That’s not the restaurant’s fault though

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SI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience from the gondola ride to the cat ride with Roy. Food is amazing, wine was great, Josh the Somm was very helpful. Wonderful night.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Getting there is all part of the experience. Excellent dining and service

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The experience of going up Vail Mountain in a Gondola, to then be transported by Snow Cat to the restaurant was surreal. The dining experience was terrific. Would highly recommend.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved to restaurant and the journey to get there was so much fun. It was a beautiful night.

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AW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! From the gondola ride up the mountain, to the snowcat, then the cozy and classy restaurant perched atop the mountain... the entire evening was magical. Would highly recommend!!

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Game Creek every year for at least 5 years and never disappoints. It's one of the best experiences in the area. Of course, it's even better if you make it there to see the sunset, but it was too early in the season for dinner and sunset

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New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The snowcat, the gondola, the experience oh my!! The actual dinner matched the delightful time getting to the restaurant. Go here if you haven’t!!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! From the snow cat ride to the exquisitely prepared food! Wonderful experience!

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1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Highlight of our trip was dinner at Game Creek in game Creek Bowl. Food was great but service and experience put it over the top.

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Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at the Game Creek restaurant on Tuesday evening. Our waiter, John, was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and ansewered all of our questions. The experience was one of a kind andI highly recommend it!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun experience overall. Delicious high quality ingredients. Very delicious for a special occasion.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing from start to finish. Taking the gondola up and then a snow cat to the restaurant was fantastic. The food was fantastic, the service was too. Highly recommend for a special occasion or just a nice dinner.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ski vail 20-24 days a year and eat and drink out everyday. We always enjoy our dining experiences.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. It’s our 4th time and it never disappoints

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! Henri provided excellent t service & was very knowledgeable. Would defintily recommend

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1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most unique and exceptional dining experiences ever.

All food from the 5 course meal was perfectly made and presented. Brandon, our server brought the experience up many notches and truly made this evening memorable.
5 stars PLUS!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, Gondola snowcat, good food and wine!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant we have gone.

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MT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Game Creek! Such a unique experience and out of this world cuisine!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this from start to finish. It was a snowy night and the gondola ride and the snow cat was so much fun. I thought the food would be the let down of the night but it was wonderful along with the service. If you have a chance to go to Game Creek you will love it.

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ML
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food! Fun night, executed flawlessly!

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AM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a little pricey Excellent food and service Presentation of good superb Great ambience

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SM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The adventure alone of getting there and back is worth it. The snowcat ride through the snow covered woods is so beautiful and the views of the sparkling lights of Vail below as you float down the gondola are spectacular!
Game Creek’s wine list was impressive and the menu had just enough options to please everyone. All the food was well prepared and presented nicely. The service was very attentive.
The donuts for dessert were a little disappointing but the ice cream was delicious.
Only wish there had been some live music, even a single guitarist would have been a nice touch.
Definitely worth it for a special occasion!

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w
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was absolutly amazing! Gondola ride and snow cat ride was an amazing experience. Defiantly would recommend to a friend or family member!

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CG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service in a spectacular setting. Ride the gondola up halfway viewing the mountain scenery and lights of the village below and then a snowcat to the restaurant entrance sets up everything. It is expensive but if you can afford a ski trip to the vail area then you should top it off with a visit to this restaurant.

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