Atwater on Gore Creek
Address: 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail (off Frontage Road, free shuttle available)
Hours: 5p-10p, everyday
Imagine sitting next to a roaring fire with your beloved, looking out over Gore creek with the sun setting over the mountain behind it. The Atwater on Gore Creek combines a superb experience with excellent food. Before being seated, spend a few moments in their lounge—which has couches, a roaring fire, live music and a craft beer—before enjoying a meal. The meals themselves are creative takes on traditional American fair. The Atwood is a perfect choice for a romantic or business dinner, but is also family friendly enough to bring the kids along.
What They’re Known for: The Atwood is known for the food, atmosphere, service, and the view. The food is an elegant take on steaks, pizza and pasta; the Colorado Kobe Steak comes highly recommended. The Atwood has an extensive beer and wine selection to pair with any meal. But, perhaps the most stunning thing about the Atwood is the view: from your table, you can see Gore Creek and the mountain behind it, a view that is especially breathtaking at sunset. Combined with a comfortable atmosphere and excellent service, the Atwood is sure to be a meal to remember.
What to Watch for: While the food is excellent, it is also on the expensive side. The Atwater is all about the experience though, so if you treat it as the special event it is, rather than just a quick bite to eat, you’ll be thrilled. Patrons with special dietary needs should call ahead, as their menu changes frequently and the variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options can be on the small side.