Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace
Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brownpalace.com/
  • Phone: 3032973111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tea: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Cocktails: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Bill Dexter, Executive Chef
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off site catering is available from the Afternoon Tea or the Brown Palace Hotel catering menus.
  • Private Party Facilities: Any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering rooms may be reserved based on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Jones 3033125352
  • Entertainment: Harpist or Pianist, in the Atrium (adjacent the restaurant): Daily: 12:00pm - 7:30pm. Pianist: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway & Tremont Place
  • Public Transit: Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel.
A word from Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace
For decades, afternoon tea has been a tradition at The Brown Palace. Set amid the historic grandeur of the newly restored atrium lobby with its serenade of the melodic harp and piano accompaniment, guests revel in the splendor as they escape from the city's bustle. Enjoy such signature items as a pot of properly brewed English tea accompanied by scones served with Devonshire cream and preserves, savory tea sandwiches and a delightful array of classic tea pastries.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (142)great for lunch (42)romantic (42)great for brunch (40)good for groups (37)kid-friendly (26)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (24)scenic view (11)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Tea at The Brown
    Bren
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding high tea at the Brown Palace and Hotel in Denver! Lovely lobby setting; service was excellent; food was delightful. Piano music was a very nice accompaniment. We followed tea with a hotel tour (available only on Saturday afternoons). Thoroughly delightful afternoon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were disappointed in our server's attention to detail. Our past servers have always been very friendly and interested in making our experience unique. We were disappointed there was an extra charge for additional scones. The cost of the afternoon tea is the same but the food was limited. We would prefer to pay a few dollars more per person and have the service and amount of food return to the tea's prior standards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    Happymamma2one
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    What a wonderful treat. I took my mother and daughter for afternoon tea. Well worth the price for special occasion. Tasty finger foods and scones with Devonshire cream, delicious tea and pleasant and friendly service. We loved the relaxing piano music and before we left, we were able to hear someone beautifully playing the harp. We loved our experience at the Brown Palace.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it One Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was an experience that I do not necessarily regret but I would not do it again. The price was very high. The lobby was very beautiful but quite noisy. There was a lady that came in & sat right next to us that started in on a conference call. It was quite obnoxious. The food was not bad but was definitely not something I would pay for again especially not at those prices. I enjoyed the time only because I had never been there & it was an opportunity to do something kind for the friend I was visiting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful
    Cofoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is a perfect place for a special ladies day out. I look forward to making this a birthday tradition.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Male server was unattentive
    foodmuse
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    While most of the staff was wonderful, our male server was always in a rush and rude to us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Tea
    BPhightealover
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have taken quite a few of my friends to the "Brown Palace High Tea", some are Piano lovers some love the Harp – This time my friend and I were so very much enjoying the Harpist. No doubt, Star is one of the best!! Thank you, Erika Tiepel
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was my second visit to the Brown Palace for High Tea. It's a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the tea, food and the company you are with. I would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience Once Again
    ILoveBrazilian
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My mom was in town and I wanted to take her to Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace since I have been before and loved it. My sister, mom, maid of honor and I went after I had found my wedding dress and we had a great time. The scones and dessert tiers are always my favorite and we enjoyed trying each other's tea. The only downside this time was the service. Our server was very nice and friendly, but it took a long time to get the check. My sister had to ask the hostess to send the bill over. Other than that I would recommend the Brown Palace Afternoon Tea to anyone wanting a special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth a visit!
    Munchee
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We treated ourselves to tea while on vacation in Denver and it was lovely. The Brown Palace is worth a look, even if you are not dining, and adding tea in the lovely historic setting is special. The service is very attentive and friendly, and the food was by far the nicest tea we have had outside of England. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant afternoon
    DineTime
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a Mom and daughter tea and it was a very charming experience. The tea, finger sandwiches, pastries and scones were delicious and we were able to talk and enjoy the moment. We were never rushed and the waiting staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The ladies in my family love to spend a couple of hours enjoying this special treat. As usual, the Brown Palace staff were solicitous. We enjoyed the company in a relaxing atmosphere and all of us felt that we were well taken care of. And the food was splendid.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab
    gottodine
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Always a great place to take out of town friends and family! The Brown never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I always love going to the afternoon tea at the Brown Palace. Since my last visit, I have discovered that I am dairy intolerant. I asked that they accommodate that, after all I was paying $39 for afternoon tea. I couldn't eat the pastries, I couldn't eat the scones with chocolate. They brought me two triangle finger sandwiches of turkey and hummus which equates to approximately 1/2 a sandwich and 2 strawberries. While the tea and ambience were wonderful, you would think a hotel like the Brown Palace could do better than that!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing High Tea
    Traveler
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A phone call directly to the restaurant was placed regarding special requests. Needs were documented & then completely ignored. Our waitperson poured the 1st cup of tea & then totally ignored the table. Had to insist on serving utensils after waitress told us to use our own silverware for clotted cream & edibles. We were a party of 6 & had no choice but to have 3 large coffee pots of tea rather than having our own choices. Was also guaranteed our size party (6 or less) could have individual checks. Head waiter insisted on one check with a mandatory 20% tip. Total for sparse edibles, one incorrectly poured Kir Royal, and compromised tea choice - $49.00 p/p. Could have had a very nice dinner for $49.00.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was spectacular!!!
    jrichard
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We didn't realize how great this would be when we booked our reservation. We would skip going to lunch to do this earlier! It's all you can drink tea which is fantastic! The sandwiches, scones, and desserts were great. They paired so well with the tea. They had live music (happened to be a jazz combo while we were there). It was so nice. We are talking about doing this quarterly it was so enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High Tea at the Brown Palace
    fabulousfour
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My granddaughter was visiting from California and especially loves to do tea. There were 5 of us - my two daughters, two granddaughters(one was an infant), and myself. We all had a lovely, uninterrupted lunch/tea experience. The service was exceptional; refills on the sandwiches was generous as was the teapot refills. The seating was comfortable, and the live piano music very soothing which gave to a lovely relaxed afternoon luncheon. Our kudos to the staff who prepared the delicious sandwiches, scones, and pastries, as well as to the attentive staff who served us. This was my second time to have high tea at the Brown Palace and I would happily go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Special Celebration
    JCservicesnob
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I always enjoy going to the Brown Palace. It's a great place to celebrate special occasions. This last visit was with my 12 year old daughter. She is entering into that age where she is really getting to enjoy and appreciate fancy places such as an Afternoon Tea with silver and china. My intention was to have a special mother and daughter time, and the Brown Palace made sure we had that special time. Our servers were very pleasant, attentive, and accomodating. The live piano music was appropiate for the occasion and requests of other songs/pieces were readily played. The food was delicious and gladly changed to our vegetarian needs. These ensured my daughter and I enjoyed our time together, and these are the reasons why we go back there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mile High Tea
    MTdiner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is the second time I have attended afternoon tea at the Brown Palace. Both times were incredible. The beautiful lobby, piano player, and table settings create a enjoyable atmosphere! Tea comes with an abundance of scones, fancy sandwiches, pastries, and fresh Devonshire cream flown in from England. I would suggest their Brown Palace Tea. The flavor is rich and it compliments the food that is served. The service is great. We never waited for anything or had to ask for refills. They are on top of it and spoil their customers. I highly recommend the Brown Palace afternoon tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patti
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My two eleven year old grandchildren, their mother, and their aunt had a pleasant experience at the tea. They enjoyed the ambience of this historic hotel. I will never understand the high price placed on afternoon teas and the Brown Palace afternoon tea's tea price was extreme! The teas that we had were delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • =-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    my two grand daughters really enjoyed the tea. and the pianist who played their favorite show tunes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Loved the food, the environment, and the music. A special treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Experience!
    Yomie88
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Having tea at the Brown Palace is a treasure! The scones melt in your mouth. The cream for the scones is out of this world. It is a beautiful place to spend a few hours!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JuliaFelix
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Loved the ambiance. The Brown Palace tea never disappoints. The pianist was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant tea service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We ordered the Darjeeling tea, which was the best black tea I have ever tasted! Tea comes in individual tea pots, and hot water is added as needed. The china is beautiful and the setting is perfect for quiet conversation. An assortment of petite desserts, such as macaroons and cookies are on the top of a three-tiered server. Middle part offers finger sandwiches; delicious scones are on the bottom platter. The scones were a bit crunchy on the outside and had a great bite on the inside. They were buttery and delicious! I didn't care too much for the sandwiches. One had a thin layer of turkey and the bread was on the dry side. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I recommend it highly for anyone who needs a calming, elegant break.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great time
    Teaforourfriend
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We were celebrating a friend's 80th bday!!! Our waiter was outstanding!!! He was very attentive & professional. It was truly an elegant tea and our friend loved the venue.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Afternoon Tea
    66Cruiser
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Afternoon Tea at Brown Palace was exceptional and I would highly recommend the tea to all of my friends! Very relaxing--particularly with the piano in the background.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Fun Experiance
    Star
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My mother and I enjoyed ourselves greatly! She was very surprised and please with how the tea serving was done. It was a great mother and daughter treat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Afternoon
    SweetSue9
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    If you are ready to be treated like a very special guest and have the time to sit back and enjoy High Tea at The Brown Palace Hotel, it will vbe money well spent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    A must visit while in Denver. It's like a walk back in time to an era of civility! Beautiful setting, fabulous service, great afternoon tea!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tea Time!
    NikkiTea
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The Brown Palace does a wonderful job with afternoon tea. This was the first time I ever felt full after a tea. Great service and delicious food and tea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Smif
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I've been having afternoon tea at BP since childhood. It's always a lovely experience. My only qualm is that they could use a larger wait staff in order for the servers to be more available and attentive. It can be difficult to find your server when you need something.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My husband and I took our 5 year old daughter to afternoon tea while visiting Denver. It was a lovely set-up...food was great, tea was perfect. Great for families, ladies/mother/daughter special occassion, girls afternoon out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea
    Loveitohso
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Such a great tea. The staff is professional at what they do.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    mccindi
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I took my daughter and two daughter-in-laws to afternoon tea and it was delicious. The tiered plates were scones, finger sandwiches and small bite desserts....so definitely lopsided on the sweet and not a substitute for lunch. That said, they offer you another plate of finger sandwiches free of charge if you want to "lay-off" the sweets. Each person gets 3 finger sandwiches. In addition to the tasty treats, The Brown Palace is a beautiful and historic setting to enjoy a lovely hour or two of pampered indulgence.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ClehBeh82
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Elegant setting and gracious service for afternoon tea. The food was delicious and appopriate in portion size. I will admit, I am english and a bit of a tea snob. The tea was good, but they kept refilling the pot with hot water. I don't know if this is an American thing or not, but the result is very weak tea so I requested more tea leaves. I requested twice before I got them. It took a little time to get the check as well. However, the overall experience for me, my english mother and my Coloradan friends was great. We would do it again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant time between friends
    KCMac
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been to tea at the Brown Palace Hotel twice now and have not been disappointed. They have a wide variety of teas to choose from, so everyone can find something they enjoy. The scones in particular are delicious! It is a little loud, but you are eating in the elegant lobby of a hotel so every little noise echoes around. It is not so loud that you cannot hear your party. This is perfect for a group of ladies or just two friends getting together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Tradition that Never Disappoints
    SomewhereinTime
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is one of my favorite places to be. It's my summer treat to myself. The tranquil ambience reduces my stress within minutes of being there. I'm treated like royalty, but not in an over the top fussy way. More like this is a special place and now (even briefly) you're part of the magic which is the Brown Palace.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VisitorsKSVAFL
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A great place to gather with out of town friends. Based on others' comments, we asked for a table away from the piano and it was perfect for those of us with over 50 yrs hearing! Food trays were delightful and tasty, teas (of course) were great and surprising, hostesses were present, punctual, gracious and informative.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Excellent high tea spot, pricey yes, and worth it. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.