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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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4.7

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4.8

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4.8

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4.2

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (13)
Notable Wine List (10)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
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Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Business Meals (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined a day ago

Amazing Dinner!!! Food was incredible. Wow!!! Thinking about going again tonight.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Very much enjoyed our experience. Great service and wine list. Food was very good and the ambiance is excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent and high quality food. Good service and very nice ambience. The ride to and from the restaurant in a snow-cat adds to the experience. Very extensive and astonishing wine list, but difficult to find any reasonable priced bottles.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Very attentive staff and SnoCat ride was great.

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyable experience as a whole. When you tie in the Gondola and snowcat rides it is a great adventure for the kids too.
They do well catering for food issues.
Attentive in a nice way. Knowledgable Sommelier. Varied menu choices. Something to suit most everyone.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine s day

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Cool experience and something to impress a significant other. This was our second time, but the novelty was gone.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing place, service and food.
The scenic ride up and experience adds up to the amazing fixed menu.
The Brussels Sprout salad and Beef Filet just out of this world.
The service was very attentive and professional.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server, John and his helpers were super helpful and attentive throughout. Food was GRRAT! We LOVE the snowcat ride! The only person I'd like to point out is the lady who checked coats for everyone at the door. She definitely needs to improve her attitudes towards KIDS!!! We were all kids once upon a time!!! Time to act like family friendly!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on February 8, 2018

A lovely evening With great food. Certainly one of the best meals in the USA in the last 25 years.
The service and location just perfect too.
The tasting menu with wine flight was delicious and wines paired beautifully.
Highly recommend

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Dining at the Game Creek Club is a truly special experience. Ride the Vail Lionshead gondola to the summit under starlight, be transported in a warm comfortable snowcat to the restaurant, where outstanding cuisine is prepared and served with an excellent wine list to accompany.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a wonderful dining event at Game Creek. Fabulous food in a spectacular setting high in Game Creek Bowl. Great cocktails, lengthy and impressive wine list, very attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It's a thrilling experience to go up the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead and be taken by snow cat to this exclusive mountain setting. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the wine list excellent. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

As always, perfection is amazing!!! Each dish is a surprising burst of flavor ... unique ... delightfully the staff is well informed and educated in their specialty and they work together as a team!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our second time to this restaurant. We loved it the first time and would go back whenever we are in Vail! It is not just a meal, but a real experience!! If going to Vail, I
would highly recommend going but get reservations well in advance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Beautiful venue, excellent food, staff cannot do enough for you, highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was so much fun, the food was great and service was OUTSTANDING. We had an amazing time. Definitely worth the money

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 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 10, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 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 2, 2018

The whole experience was great. We will definitely be back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 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 27, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 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 24, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 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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 (New York Area)·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 5, 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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