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Game Creek Club

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000 (E Lionshead Circle)
+1 970-479-4280
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Pine Plains, New York
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the night begins with a ride on the Eagle Bahn Gondola to the top then a snowcat ride to Game Creek Club. What an amazing venue the views are simply spectacular. I've been to a lot of places that would use the location to "sell" the place and then fall short on the food . NOT the case here... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an adventure! First, you take the gondola up then board a snow cat that holds about 15 people. We were told to dress warmly (it was very cold out), but did not actually need ski pants, just a warm coat, hat and gloves. The restaurant itself was extremely warm and they left the door open to try to cool... More 

Thank mandjfoy
New York
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eatten at Game Creek 3 times with the last time being 2-3 years ago. It has always been very good but this time it was outstanding. The view and location is still wonderful. That has not changed. The food and service was over the top this time. Family of four and we all agreed that everything from the... More 

Thank Skimat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Diner at the Game Creek Club is not just about food but also about the complete experience. You ride the gondola and hop on a snowcat to be transported to the restaurant. Everything is organized flawlessly. The club is an impressive building with amazing views over the mountains. Make sure you book dinner to start just after sunset so you... More 

Thank Fred v
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on the fence to book this place afraid it was a tourist trap but it proved me wrong. The experience begins with a Gondola ride up the mountain and then a Snowcat ride. Both were awesome! The service provided was exceptional and the food was quite the culinary experience.Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable with the food items.... More 

Thank jen c
New York
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This was a highlight of our trip! From the gondola ride to the snowcat ride to the dinner it was all fantastic and a fun adventure. The food was wonderful and we had a guest with food allergies. The chef was able to delight her even though she could not eat much from the pre fix menu. I was surprised... More 

Thank Kathleencook
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

High expectations for this culinary experience unfortunately the food was less than exciting. Had halibut which was dry and the fois gras appetizer was a very small portion and disappointing. The sommelier however had very nice recommendations and the waiters were attentive and friendly. For the cost of the meal I suggest you save your dollars for a prix fixe... More 

Thank jeanpaul70
Port Appin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wonderful dinner venue. Riding up in the gondola at night followed by a ten minute snow cat ride was just the start. The club is cosy and atmospheric. The three course menu was fantastic. I was worried about managing three courses given portion sizes in other places but this was spot on. The chef previously worked at Martin Wishart's Cameron... More 

Thank devonhall
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This dinner experience is one you need to do at least once. The night starts with a gondola ride up the mountain with amazing views of Vail then you jump into a SnowCat for the rest of the way up the mountain. The food is served in several courses which allows you to enjoy the views, conversation, the wine and... More 

Thank Soroya E
Truckee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I was fortunate to dine here with friends through an event that Vail Resorts hosted. The food was incredible and the views were equally amazing. Service was top notch and the vibe was 5 star. If I could afford to be a member I would be..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000
    (E Lionshead Circle)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-4280
Reopening June 20th for Summer dining! 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, 4, or 5 course prix fixe menu, and a special 3-course children's menu is also offered. Open for Dinner December through April, and for Dinner and Sunday Brunch June 20th through Labor Day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?