Game Creek Restaurant

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Contemporary American

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GAME CREEK RESTAURANT IS CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 23RD. WE HOPE TO REOPEN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WINTER SEASON.

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 dine on our 4 course prix fixe menu, or may opt for our featured Chef's Table menu. We also offer a special 3-course children's menu for 5:30-6pm reservations.

Open Winter Tues-Saturday
Open Summer Thursday-Sunday


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JCPg
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best on mountain dining experience. Great staff. Awesome cuisine.

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vipDougC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Abysmal service. Took forever. Watched dirty dishes for 22 minutes.

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Kelley09
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Game Creek is a very unique experience since it it located in the Game Creek Bowl. You have to take the gondola and then a snow cat to get there. Very fun!! However, once you are there you won’t be disappointed. The food is fabulous and service to match, in a very high end Colorado atmosphere. Love it!!!

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vipchrisrozp
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon is the best

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Denson
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was amazing! From the service to the food, we had zero complaints. We will definitely be back!

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Will
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! The restaurant and food is first class. The gondola and snow car ride only enhance the experience. Could not recommend any higher, an absolute gem!

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vipstarrskier
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a fun experience. Great food and wine. Chad and Aly provided amazing service. Must do when in Vail!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
81 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous trip up and down the mountain- great start to a wonderful evening.
Service was very good. Beautiful restaurant!
Food was perfect - the elk and wild boar entree were exceptional. Pear salad, trout appetizer, lobster bisque, agnolotti, desserts were all wonderful.
Would highly recommend. We would love to go again.

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Niseh
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed the evening from the gondola ride up with the cozy blankets to the CAT ride over to the Game Creek chalet. It was a beautiful sunny evening and still light when we went up. The meal was amazing and all four of us said it was the best food we've ever had and just different enough to always be remembered. Wait staff was great and helpful. CAT driver was so friendly and knowledgeable of the area. It is not a cheap evening but one our whole family will always remember and we will be back. Thank you to all who made it so wonderful. The gondola ride back down the mountain in the evening was spectacular with the moon and stars shining brightly. Loved every minute of it!!!!

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guido
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun experience to dine on top of the mountain. The food and service were fantastic. Great flavor combinations. Very accommodating for vegetarians as well. The staff was super knowledgeable and very friendly. we loved it and highly recommend the experience!

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BobB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Matt was our server and he couldn’t have done a better job. Bravo

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Lisa
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience and incredible view!!

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CourtneyP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salmon was quite dry and overcooked. Large portions which is a little unusual for a menu - a lot was wasted on our table.
Otherwise, excellent food, service and ambience. Lovely wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Henry was a fantastic server. The food exceeded our expectations and the arrival to the restaurant was so much fun. Every detail was seen too and we felt very special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Went for our once a year family Vail top of the mountain special dinner. They got rid of kids menu and only option was Caesar salad (lots of anchovies) and a filet that was so salty kids would not eat it. Both our meals (cod and wild bore) were terrible. Our server was a delight and I hate leaving a negative review because she was great. What a waste of $500+. We might be bailing on years of going to Vail as every restaurant and overall service has taken a major turn for the worst.

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four will never forget our wonderful experience at your restaurant- food , snowcat, gondola and beautiful view!The best part was the people and how we were treated by each one- truly a special evening to be remembered .

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vipamanda
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

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Rockvilletiger
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way overpriced for the meal and experience

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vipMcFoxy
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to introduce friends to a whole new kinda fun. Finished a week of historic snowfall and a historic meal. Thanks GCC see u next year

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DrDrea
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...from the food to the service to the transportation... it was on point

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Game Creek Restaurant completely! Everything was outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had the set menu for Valentine's day. My husband had the chef's special menu and I had the regular one.
The appetizers and courses prior to the main course were artfully presented and delicious, as was the dessert.
We were both disappointment on the main course. My husband's rack of lamb consisted of only 2 pieces of lamb that were severed extremely rare and barely edible.
My black cod dish was very salty and did not seem to be fresh as it had a "fishy smell". I was changed to the salmon dish, which was better.
The ambiance and service are excellent, and the presentation of each course is beautifully presented.

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vipFudgiefoodie
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must do when you want to splurge. From the available blankets at the base of the gondola to the Cat ride to the restaurant truly a memorable experience. Our server, Ali was terrific.
Food excellent, my only complaint is that the serving sizes a bit too large. Black Cod and foix gras were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very high quality food on par with the finest restaurants in Vail or Beaver Creek.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal with our family of 5. Server was fantastic! Food was outstanding. The whole experience is special.

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JeffH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience. The cat ride is special.

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vipFiveply
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent
Expensive experience but very special
Food was great
Pacing of courses well done
Great service without any
Fanfare
A wonderful time

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MaryAnneJ
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful experience with the cat ride, etc. Excellent food, presentation and service. We will go back next year when we return to Vail.

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Freshladybug
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is fancy and so are the prices!

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Ashley
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! Great service and an amazing meal! Our snow cat driver was super nice and it was our highlight! We will be back next year!

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vipcavlady
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I haven't missed a dining experience at Game Creek Restaurant in my last five trips to Vail. The food has always been five stars from start to finish except for this time. I don't know if it is because chef Toppell is no longer there or what but the overall quality of the meal was far below my expectations and what I have had in the past at Game Creek. I'm not sure I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top dining experiences ever. Food was fantastic, service exceptional. The experience getting there is fun too. A memorable experience

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vipStephanieK
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The gondola and cat up to the restaurant were nice. The indoor cat keep you warm. The food itself is very good, not great, but definitely worthy. Some of the accoutrements were served cold, like the sides for the entrees. My dessert arrived frozen (Panna cotta) which should be more like a creamy cross between pudding and gelatin. The flavor was delicious but part of panna cotta is the texture which was lost. . My husbands dessert (donuts) were perfectly served. The service is also very good. Very similar to like restaurants in beaver creek. No complaints, no exclamations either.

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vipvgh1
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding wine pairing dinner

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Game Creek is a must see and do if you find yourself in Vail. It’s completely unexpected-the food, the service, the snow Cat ride to get there- perched in the middle of a bowl you might ski down.
Every dish was better than the last. We were not rushed and the service was timely and helpful.
Tip- take an early reservation- you can enjoy the views- once it’s dark you can’t see anything.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Game Creek people, experience and food exceeded ALL expectations. The warmth of the people as you are greeted at the bottom of the gondola, to the coat check and the wait staff was incredible. The snow cat experience was like no other ... you will remember it the rest of your life. The presentation of the food was impeccable ... the creativity, care in assembling and burst of flavor with every bite was food chemistry at its height. We would HIGHLY recommend this experience.

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ElizabethB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The experience getting there was impressive - very much enjoyed! We were looking for a bit more direction on how to order. We picked the 4-course menu and added in a 5th course because we just couldn't decide. I wish our server had told us that these are not tasting portions - they are full, fairly large, portions. We weren't able to finish our meal and asked them to pack up dessert for us to go, which they were happy to do. We also requested wine pairings with each course. They were paired very well - I was impressed! The sommelier was very busy and only stopped by our table once. For the price of the meal, I was expecting a bit more conversation with the pairings (why each wine was selected, etc), but really didn't get that. I enjoyed pretty much every course except the entree. Pear salad - fabulous. Scallop appetizer - brilliant. The bison tartare was incredible - one of the best things I've eaten! We both selected elk for the entree and, sadly, neither of us were a fan. It was a bit tough to chew. The vegetable gratin, brussels sprouts and huckleberry that came with it were all delicious, though. We ordered the donuts and the cheese for dessert - both were incredible, though the donuts were my personal favorite.

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DenisS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gondola and Cat ride up and down was fabulous. Service was fabulous, food was excellent right up to the entrée. Especially, the steak tartare, outstanding! Salmon was undercooked, Boar was bland, not much flavor. Service and ambience were truly outstanding!

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kathryns
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What an experience from start to finish... we went for a 50th birthday w 10 girls... it was the highlight of our week away in vail. The snowcat ride was unforgettable and a bonus!!!
Beautiful restaurant and amazing food and service!

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