About Game Creek Restaurant
Vail, CO 81658
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.
Hours of Operation:
Winter Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (December 14 - April 1)
Open Monday, December 26
Open Sunday, February 19
Summer Hours: Dinner, Thursday-Saturday: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm (Open mid June 19th - Labor Day Weekend)
Summer Apres on the Deck: 5:30-7pm with featured appetizers and drink specials.
E Lionshead Circle
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
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
The experience dining at Game Creek was ...
The experience dining at Game Creek was a great way to celebrate the holidays with our teenage children. We were offered blankets for our night-time ride on the gondola, then we took a (warm) private snowcat and were dropped at the front door of the restaurant. We dressed nicely, but with winter appropriate footwear. There was a coat check, which was helpful. The level of service was excellent and the prix fixe setup was great for us. They did a great job of providing vegetarian options for me, while allowing my family to eat meat dishes. My husband said it was one of the better dining experiences he has ever had and the kids loved it too!
We absolutely love Game Creek it is a mu ...
We absolutely love Game Creek it is a must do every time you come to Vail. The service is always exceptional, as is the food and the ambience. Very special restaurant to get to great experience wonderful for memories.
We look forward to dining there again!
We just love Game Creek restaurant. The ...
We just love Game Creek restaurant. The chef produces extraordinarily nice creative dishes from mostly local ingredients (ok, the fish are flown in but are great). The service is impeccable. Nothing beats the gondola ride to and from. One of my top restaurants in the world.
CHristmas Eve dinner for ten. Gondola a ...
CHristmas Eve dinner for ten. Gondola and snow cat transport to restaurant fun and exciting adventure. Food was delicious and creatively presented. Our large table was comfortable and secluded enough to feel like our own area. The service was excellent with attention and patience.will repeat again without hesitation!
Game Creek was disappointing. Food was ...
Game Creek was disappointing. Food was Luke warm and not very flavorful. Tiny very overpriced portions. Automatic 20% gratuity was a surprise. Desserts tasted like they were from the grocery store , waxy and bland. I would not return.
I would give this 5 stars because every ...
I would give this 5 stars because every dish was excellent. However, they forgot that it was my wife's birthday and I just wanted a candle on our dessert. That tidbit was specified in my OpenTable reservation and I even reminded the hostess again when we entered. She assured me that the waiter was aware and they will take care of it.
This place is a bit pricey with the prix fix dinner, so I had to make some adjustments to other parts of our vacation to ensure we can afford this "special" event. Unfortunately it did not come out as special as I had planned and, of course, I couldn't just go back the next night to try again.
I spoke to the manager afterwards, he apologized and offered us a glass of champagne but we were really ready to start our trek back down the mountain. We appreciate the gesture but it was getting late and it wouldn't have made up for the oversight. Otherwise, it was a good dining experience.
When you want to impress, this is the pl ...
When you want to impress, this is the place to go in Vail. We have been to pretty much all of the top places in Vail to eat and this was the last place we hadn't been to yet. It is pretty romantic to take the gondola up for dinner and then dine during sunset. The selections at Game Creek are also outstanding. The lamb was probably the best I have ever had and the venison that my wife had was also as good. Entrees are creative as well as the desserts and one will not be disappointed. The service is not quite the caliber of a five star restaurant with long times between courses but the servers were very attentive when we needed something. It is fairly pricey but worth the experience. One can not say you have eaten at all of the best Vail has to offer until you eat here.
Lovely, scenic ride up to the restaurant ...
Lovely, scenic ride up to the restaurant brought me back to my time in Switzerland. Friendly waiter, Devin, provided attentive service and steered us to tasting menu options that best suit our palate. Tasting menu was artistic, delicious, and adequate in portion size. House cocktail specials weren't at all unique. Overall, an enjoyable time.
Everything about Game Creek was outstand ...
Everything about Game Creek was outstanding. Food, ambiance, view, staff, everything. We had a wonderful time riding the gondola up and back and then spending a very relaxing time at the restaurant taking in all that it had to offer. Will most definitely go back the next time we are in the area.
The view is as spectacular as it gets be ...
The view is as spectacular as it gets because you are literally in the middle of Vail's ski slopes. The flowers and trees and mountains are breathtaking. We went for Sunday brunch and it was $50 person. The food -- especially the fresh crab claws -- was delicious and there was a nice variety of breakfast and lunch items. Our service was not great. And I was very surprised to see that we were charged an additional $4.50 for an iced tea.
Overall, a great place, but prepare to spend some money.
The food was mostly terrific, although n ...
The food was mostly terrific, although not as creative as I might have expected as suggested by the price. The staff was knowledgable and attentive from start to finish. However, it's the view and adventure of getting to and from the restaurant that makes it a memorable must-do!
Amazing dinner with the perfect ambiance ...
Amazing dinner with the perfect ambiance and mountain views! This is our second visit to Game Creek and certainly we will go every time we visit Vail! The food was delicious and the service ranks extremely high. Of course one of the highlights is just getting to the restaurant! We would not hesitate to recommend all aspects of Game Creek - food, service, quality, location and atmosphere!
Had a table by the window. Beautiful vi ...
Had a table by the window. Beautiful view that was so good we were (as were most patrons), out on the deck for pictures before and after dining.
The dining room and the bar area were beautiful. Only thing I'll mention negative about the dining room was that there were a large number of flies at the window behind the mesh blinds, most of which stayed at the window. My wife killed one that was flying around. Got a cheer from the table next to us. The staff is well aware of the issue and was clearly doing all they could do.
We ate from the Chef's Table menu. Food was outstanding, especially the duck pastrami and the marlin. I would say that the although the Wagyu was tender and flavorful, it was a bit salty. I think it was the rub that was used but, could have been the sauce. The dessert was outstanding.
Wines were excellent. We asked for the specific pairings offered with the Chef's Table menu and were glad we did. Seemed a little heavy on white wines and we're red wine people so we opted for a couple of lower cost but, excellent selections. One white and one red. Overall, the wine list gave a nice variety at all price levels.
Overall, we'd do it again. Outstanding dining experience. I'd only put it second to Victoria and Albert's in the Grand Floridian at Disney but, they don't have any views and the Game Creek Club is outstanding there. Glad they open dining to the public on certain days.
We had brunch here after a very beautifu ...
We had brunch here after a very beautiful hike up Berry Picker. It was truly a perfect ending to our hike. It was such a beautiful and spectacular view. This was so special. I highly recommend coming here for any event. Dinner or lunch winter or summer. The food is amazing and the Brunch was the best I ever had!!
Game Creek Restaurant, a gem nestled in Vail
What a special evening...the tram ride at sunset... the ride in the snowcat to the restaurant...the attentive staff...the warm atmosphere...the great food! It felt like everyone there was just having an enjoyable evening out. Well done! We will be back.
The entire night is a fantastic experience!
The staff is very efficient and friendly. They take pride in their service and want your dining experience to be a memorable one. The snow cat ride and the remote location of the restaurant makes this a very unique experience and the food is out of this world! I love the fact that the restaurant manager walks around to tables and briefly chats with people to be sure everything is going well. A very classy touch! It's a great way to spoil yourself, friends and family!
Enjoyed the atmosphere and service so much. The wine was outstanding. I thought the halibut was too salty and I switched plates with my husband. His lamb chops were out of this world. Portion sizes looked small but were perfect with all the richness and flavor of the food.
Game Creek with Snowcat ride!
The restaurant was very nice and the menu had interesting selections. The portions were small, but tasty. Service was FANTASTIC! Bar looked nice as well. Views are spectacular. The restaurant is located in one of the bowls on Vail Ski Resort. You take the Gondola up from one of the Vail Villages and the snowcat is there waiting to take you to the restaurant. Our driver let one of us sit in the front cab with him on the way to the restaurant and back to the Gondola. He was entertaining and it was just plain FUN! The highlight of the night was the snowcat ride for us. Highly recommend it.
Everything about Game Creek Club is a special experience. The snowcat ride, the food, the service, the wine list, the view - all are excellent. We have dined here twice now, and wouldn't consider visiting Vail without going to GCC. Only downside is the cost, but it is a very special experience, so worth it.
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