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About Game Creek Restaurant

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.

Vail Mountain, Game Creek Bowl
Vail, CO 81658
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Winter Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (December 13 - March 30)
Open Sun & Mon, Dec 24 & 25
Open Sun, Dec 31 for New Year's Eve
Open Sunday, February 18

Summer Hours: Dinner, Thursday-Saturday: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm (Open mid-June - Labor Day Weekend)
Summer Apres on the Deck: 5:30-7pm with featured appetizers and drink specials.




Cross Street:
E Lionshead Circle

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(970) 754-4275

Website:
http://www.gamecreekvail.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available at the Lionshead parking structure. Please allot addtional time before your reservation for parking, accessing the gondola, and the snow cat or shuttle ride. Check in with the Game Creek greeter at the gondola 30 minutes before your reservation time.

Public Transit:
Take Free Vail in-town bus to Lionshead bus stop. Walk through Lionshead to the gondola. Plan to check in at the gondola 30 minutes before your reservation time.

Executive Chef:
Steven Topple

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private events and weddings are world-class at Game Creek! To inquire about parties of 16 or larger, or for private party bookings, please contact Vail Group Sales Department at: 970.754.4515

Private Dining

For parties of any size, Game Creek Restaurant offers private, intimate dining options. Game Creek Restaurant is available for large private parties, weddings, and corporate dinners. Please contact Stacy Romer in our Group Sales Department for inquiries on private dining options and group events.

Game Creek Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.8

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4.6

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3.9

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic service and wonderful ambiance! Loved the snow cat ride in and out! Only accessible via gondola and snowcat. Four course meal was beautifully staged! Friendly staff

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

wasnt worth the money, cat ride was dumb, dinner options were gamey billionaire dishes with very small portions. go to vail chophouse and get a real dinner and watch the idiots like me going to game creek

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was mediocre and the wine pairing very poor. Too much money and trouble to get there for what you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent food and unique setting. Gondola ride up followed by a snow cat to the restaurant make for a truly memorable evening and the food and service live up to the rest of the experience. It's pricey (especially the wine list...) but overall worth it.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Thanks for taking care of us and remembering we were celebrating a graduation. Adam is a great server that made us feel at home and didn’t rush us at all. Josh recommended a great bottle of wine in our price range. Nothing beats the gondola ride and snowcat ride at night in the snow!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had an exceptional experience - the staff was friendly and the food was fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The whole experience was great. We will definitely be back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Game Creek is one of the very best restaurants in the Vail Valley. We celebrated my birthday there recently—a family group of six. Our group ordered a variety of different course offerings, and everything was perfect. The service was excellent as usual, and the staff bent over backwards to accommodate my young granddaughter. This is really not a place for young children, but we took a chance and everything went well. In addition to the outstanding food, we also enjoyed several selections from their extensive wine list. Highly recommended if you don’t mind paying for both high quality and a unique setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great experience! Great food and service and the trip there was memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We spent a delightful Christmas Eve at Game Creek. At $160 per person for the pre fixe dinner, I expected perfection, but one of the desserts (the egg nog panna cotta) fell short. The duck duo was very good but the duck leg confit was overly salty. Everything else was outstanding. Service and ambiance were exceptional and we would return in a heart beat.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Beautiful ambience and a really fun experience up the mountain. The food wasn't as good as I expected though.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here last week and it was just spectacular! We arrived early (via Gondola and Snowcat) to enjoy the sunset and have a drink at the bar. The bar service was great and Scott as well as Jim? made us feel so welcome!

The food just blows your mind with differing flavors and impeccable service. I was informed that the portion sizes are smaller, but I couldn't finish my entree and had to take my dessert home. I am glad that the menu was preset because I would never have ordered those items if I wasn't pushed. I will remember that night for a long time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

What a lovely spot a top a vail mountain. Take the gondola, then a shuttle the restaurant. Very fun and special. Brunch buffet was very good, views are incredible, we had a lovely day of weather. Very much enjoyed everything.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We'd never been before and we were very impressed with the location and food.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wonderful food with creative twists. Excellent preparations and presentation. Service was properly timed to our tastes. Staff took the time to discuss each dish and quickly addressed a small concern. Terrific summertime deck atmosphere with late afternoon and sunset views. Scenic gondola access and optional short (or long) hike to the restaurant. Will likely return for brunch, drinks on the deck, or dinner again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The Game Creek Restaurant is perhaps the best restaurant in Vail. It is expensive but worth the price. We did a four course prix fixed dinner, and every course was perfect. Because the restaurant is high up on the mountain, the scenery is spectacular, and the sunsets equally spectacular. We have been to Game Creek three times, and the service is always impeccable without being stiff. I love this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a excellent experience and outstanding service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We’ve dined here often over the years and have mixed reviews. Love the views but service can be spotty.
Mostly can say positive things, except if there is a wedding or private party the rest of the dining room suffers and that isn’t good.
They need to improve that aspect.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Not one complaint. Everything was top notch. Great view, great service, great food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing staff and service.
Unbeatable view.
Unforgettable menu and wine pairings!

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful. Our server, Scott, was very attentive. We went for Sunday brunch, and the only available reservation was at 1:00 p.m. By that time, the buffet was very picked over and there was nobody even attending the omelette station. I think that if we had gone earlier, we would have had a different experience.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food is really nicely prepared in an amazing setting. While expensive, this is a great experience and worth splurging for. The food is always very nice, the meal is wonderful, and the setting relaxed and beautiful.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This is our second time at Game Creek. The first in the summer. We tried the 4 courses and were not disappointed. The food is world class, the service the top. My wife has said she can honestly say "it was the best meal I ever had". Thank you for making our 30th anniversary special!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Just perfect. Worth the extra cost. Great mountaintop views.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Beautiful setting, Scott our waiter was wonderful. We order the 4 course tasting menu. Halibut was dry, very small portions not worth the $100 per person charge.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant any time we are in Vail we stop in with family and friends. No matter if its winter or summer the atmosphere and views are phenomenal. The service is excellent and the food is divine. There is no restaurant in the area better for special occasions and breathtaking views.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We went here for our anniversary dinner and decided to bring our kids (ages 9, 10). We had the best time! The view is outstanding. Go early for a drink on the deck before you get seated. Then grab your camera and head back outside to catch the sunset. As for bringing kids- this place is perfect! They have a kid-friendly prix fixe menu which is a brilliant way to introduce young diners to the multi-course meal. Plus- the deck provides a nice little opportunity for the kiddos to take a breather in between courses.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Natural beauty enhanced by excellent service and creative cuisine

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The view and the food were amazing. The interior is worn, high noise level and at $180 per person, I expect linens on the table and music . The noise level was unreal for such an intimate dining experience. The music was so low we couldn't hear it. Our table had no flowers, no S&P, no candle like the others. We asked to be moved later. My beef is just with the overall experience/dining room management. Great food and view as I said. Could use a remodel. Glass all along view side. Nana Doors?

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

A must try in Vail! Make sure you grab a drink outside first before getting seated. Food was fantastic

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Above and beyond what I had expected. Great dining experience. My children enjoyed the ride to the restaurant, a new experience for our whole family.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on March 30, 2017

This isn't just a meal, it is an experience!! We will talk about this dinner for years.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Service was impeccable. Food was perfect. Location was beyond expectations Presentation was great. Extensive wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 29, 2017

We've dined here a few times over the years, and Game Creek Club is consistently perfect. Every detail of a dinner at Game Creek Club is meticulously planned and executed with second to none quality and service. Executive Chef Steven Topple's creations are as beautifully plated as they are uniquely delicious. My only regret was having ordered the four-course prix fixe dinner instead of the five-course dinner so that I could enjoy more of chef Topple's specials. Our dinner started with an amuse bouche of tuna tartare paired with a mini, velvety parsnip soup. It was amazing! The rabbit with pancetta and chorizo appetizer was incredible. My son loved the brussels sprouts and bacon salad almost as much as I loved the beet and goat cheese salad. His elk was the most tender, flavorful elk we've ever had at any restaurant. Game Creek Club does it perfectly! The signature Colorado lamb was the best lamb entree I've ever enjoyed. The accompaniments were a work of art in presentation and flavor. Both of us are allergic to gluten and loved the fact that almost everything on the menu is gluten free, so no substitutions had to be made. The wine sommelier was very knowledgeable and friendly, bringing us a very smooth bottle of just the right French red to accompany our dinner. As for dessert... it was so beautiful we almost didn't want to touch it, but in the end we're glad we did. It was amazing. Everything from start to finish was perfect, and the best way to celebrate a great vacation in Vail. When in Vail, don't miss this restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Organic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Once again, another fantastic meal at the Game Creek Club! The food is amazingly creative & unique and the atmosphere is relaxing and cozy. The service is friendly, professional & courteous. We love coming here because it is truly a unique dining experience that is not offered anywhere else to this degree! The snow cat ride and the drivers make it an exciting way to start and end the evening too. Thank you!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food and views are great. Unfortunately the ambiance is very dated and "old lady-ish". This could be an amazing restaurant but the interiors need to be completely redone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great overall experience but very expensive. Loved the food and service. Wines are marked up almost 4-5x. Not a great value, but would probably return.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Very cool experience by taking the gondola then a snow cat to the restaurant. Food is pre fixe but AMAZING. It's pricey but worth it. The views from the deck and equally stunning. Get the lamb.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Second time that I have eaten here, worth every penny. Try to get there early to see the view and sunset. It is almost as good as the food.

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