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Chimney Park
Chimney Park

Chimney Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chimneypark.com
  • Phone: (970) 686-1477
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner - Monday through Saturday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jason Shaeffer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chimney Park offers off site catering drop off and set up.
  • Private Party Facilities: Chimney Park has two separate dining rooms and can be reserved for completely private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Shaeffer or James Gurley (970) 686-1477
  • Entertainment: Patio viewing Windsor Lake and Boardwalk Park open seasonally. Summer Concert Series features free live music at Boardwalk Park every Thursday evening in the summer months, concerts can easily be seen and heard from Chimney Park patio. Check Town of Windsor's website for a full list of events and activities.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public diagonal street parking in front of the restaurant.
A word from Chimney Park
Chimney Park Restaurant and Bar has a warm and inviting atmosphere combined with a straight forward approach to cuisine. The menu reflects seasonality and items produced within the region. Exceptional service and an award winning wine program will assure you an outstanding dining experience. Menus include an a la carte and 4 course chef's tasting. Chef and owner, Jason Shaeffer, embraces a refined but casual style in cuisine and dining. Shaeffer trained under renowned chefs Thomas Keller (Per Se) and Terrance Brennan (Artisanal) in New York City. He most recently opened 1500 Ocean at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego gaining local and national accolades. Chef Shaeffer's vision is to create a destination dining spot in Northern Colorado. Chimney Park Restaurant and Bar is conveniently located between Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley; Chimney Park is a short drive from I-25 to historic downtown Windsor.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We chose Chimney Park for our 50th anniversary dinner, based on a recommendation from a friend (we were there years ago.) Liked the understated interior décor. Considered sitting outside, but noticed several people constantly flapping at flies, so declined outside seating. Overall, the food was wonderful, especially the artichoke and crab soup. My scallop dish lacked flavor -- needed some zip. Husband declared his crab cakes and bass dinner excellent. Dessert was terrific and the coffee (Jackie's Java) was the best I've ever had in a restaurant. I especially enjoyed the subtle and low-decibel music selections -- it is rare anymore to find a restaurant where one can actually have a conversation."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to try out Chimney Park after many months of debating on going or not. We had the chef's choice. It was amazing! The food was delicious and having a surprise for each course was fun! We each had a completely different meal. This restaurant is definitely worth the slightly higher cost!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Just spent our 10th anniversary at Chimney Park and had a wonderful experience. My husband loved the Black Angus Ribeye. I made some special requests from the chef; I tend to love vegetables and hoped he could tailor to my preferences. The entire experience was impressive - every dish was so beautiful and tasty and unique. This chef is obviously passionate about what he does and works to please those who eat here. We are looking forward to going back to Chimney Park again and would highly recommend it to our friends."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Have read multiple 5 star reviews from multiple sources and had to try for our anniversary. Had experienced a small tease from this amazing chef at 5 chefs and 5 farms dinner and was amazed. Dinner was incredible! We had the shrimp and grits and tuna tartare appetizer - highly recommend. The shrimp and grits my favorite. For our main course we both tried the colorado lamb 3 ways - belly, rub and tenderloin - we requested rare preparation and for the first time ever it was cooked to the true meaning of rare - Absolutely delicious. We opted to pass on dessert but were brought two delicious chocolate truffles in honor of our anniversary. The perfect ending to a perfect meal."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Anniversary supper. Everyone friendly and professional. Scott was great and accommodating to our wishes. Food was Excellant and of right size. Recommended wine was very good. A place I would recommend to folks that appreciate great food and service."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We almost cancelled our reservation for my birthday dinner as the previous night we returned home to a broken pipe, water leak and a mess! After spending all night and day dealing with that we very nearly decided not to go out--boy would that have been a big mistake! From the moment we walked in and were seated we were able to take a deep breath and relax. James took such good care of us all evening and the food....ohhhhhh the food! Shrimp & grits appetizer--simply amazing! We shared the bison and the scallops which were both spectacular. James made the perfect suggestion for a lovely Pinot Noir. We've traveled pretty extensively and eaten many fine meals, but Chimney Park--right here in my home town-- is truly a "neighborhood gem"!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "A Michelin star hidden in Windsor. If you are a foodie, don’t cheat yourself off this great places, prices are fair, the vine list are out of this world, if you think about where you are. Surprises your wife, girlfriend or mother in law, give them a great taste of honest food made with love."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The most knowledgeable wait staff. The food is delicious too."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Stunning design of restaurant, stunning presentation of food, fabulous taste. Steak beautifully prepared, medium rare as ordered. Fois Gras terrine was delicious, with that perfect silky texture. Scallop carpaccio not to be missed as well. Waiter paired some lovely wines. Best priced, most generous pour on a single malt ever. Loved the experience."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was as well. I added a private note but it told me I exceeded the characters so I will just add here that the noise level was very high and we had a hard time having a conversation, which one would expect as such an expensive and high caliber restaurant."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always delicious and love having exquisite dining in our small town neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We've been eating at Chimney Park Bistro for over nine years and feel so fortunate that such an excellent restaurant is in our hometown of Windsor, Colorado! The menu changes with the seasons and Chef Jason taps into local sources for cheeses, veggies, etc. to work his wonders. Like a fine painting, he dishes up art on a plate with layers of intricate flavors and color. This restaurant is prime without being arrogant. The service is attentive, but not intrusive. Savor the experience."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was our first time and we were wowed. Robert was our excellent host and server for the night. Very personable and attentive. A true professional. John, the Sou chef was on hand to make our meal an incredible journey of visually appealing and tasteful delights. (sorry for over doing it but this place is an amazing restaurant in our opinion) Having eaten at Bouchon in Napa, the sister restaurant to French Laundry, Chimney Park may not have the same ambiance/location of the wine country, but the food is over the top and the service made it that much more special for our anniversary. Thank you Robert and John. We will be back"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food was very good. Service was very good. Staff was friendly and accommodating with the exception noted below. Open Table online reservation system was lacking. Limited to reservations at 8:15 pm but when we showed up at 7:00 pm for cocktails, were seated at the bar in our reserved seats which were available. No effort to find us a table and seating at the bar was not optimal. Otherwise, a good experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed a delicious meal, service was fantastic and we always enjoy sitting on the patio! Always a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "this is always my favorite place to eat... i get excited when i know we are dining there"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had an amazing time at Chimney Park… amazing food, service, atmosphere… everything was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Best food in northern Colorado, hands down. Very romantic atmosphere, wait staff are the best and most knowledgeable around. Couldn't be happier."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Where else can you get fresh halibut? Says it all. Service is always excellent. Wine list is unbelievable for a small restaurant. Always love the Chef bites."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "As always...Need to go back soon to try the watermelon salad."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner for my daughters 16th birthday. The food was excellent as will as the service. Will definitely be a first choice for special occasions. I liked the small size of the restaurant which lends to the special treatment by the staff. Loved it and can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. One always at the top of our list. Very quiet with soft music - one can actually hear your table companions without a lot of shouting! Hope they never leave this charming neighborhood location."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Best place to eat in Northern CO. Will compete with fine restaurants in Scottsdale and Phoenix where we spend much of our time."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "3rd time visiting here. We went for our 20th anniversary. Did the chefs special 4 course dinner plus the wine paring. Food was awesome and they definitely took our hints and preferences and worked them into a great occasion and night out."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was my second time in three weeks at Chimney Park, celebrating special birthdays. The first was an intimate for two, which was perfect. The second was shared with family, which was a completely different experience but fabulous. In fact, for the latter celebration, we added four more people at the last minute, which was kindly accommodated. The hostess, our lovely server, James and everyone looked after us and the food, as always, was outstanding. Thank you for a brilliant evening!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had the Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing. Superb! All four courses were wonderful!!! It's been our special occasion spot for years and years. We'll continue to dine there regularly."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The chef's tasting menu and wine pairing is phenomenal-- it's an absolute delight for the senses!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have been wanting to try the chef's tasting menu for awhile and it did not disappoint. It begins with sharing your likes, dislikes and allergies with the wait staff. Then sit back and be prepared to be amazed. We were given 5 courses, each paired with the perfect wine. Every course is like Christmas, though be sure to wear your Thanksgiving pants because you will devour every last bite. It's a pricey affair ($200 ish for two) but a must-experience even if you only have it just once."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We celebrated my 50th birthday at Chimney Park. Everything was lovely - our server, James, the wine sommelier and our hostess. The food was spectacular. We asked for a few changes to our meal and the chef was very kind to oblige. I asked for a special table and we were given a great spot. We had an amazing evening. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our first time to Chimney Park. Was a bit worried with the brashness of the hostess when we arrived. Then we opted to sit outside, as it was a nice evening. After sitting for a few, it became apparent there was absolutely no ambiance outside - with the exception of listening to the cooks in the kitchen working. Made a mention to our waitress and she turned the music. Then the food started to arrive. It was heaven! The food made us forget all of the questions we had when we walked in. If you like good food, this is the place. We did the Chef's four course meal. Ate and greatly enjoyed many things we would never have ordered. Absolutely outstanding food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Every time we go to Chimney Park Bistro, we have a wonderful meal. Their wine list is by far the best in Northern Colorado and the waiters know the list well. The food is amazing as well. The foie gras is impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant. If you are into food, you will have a wonderful time. If you are not, it is worth exploration. You may become a foodie!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had their 4 course tasting menu with matching wines, was wonderful. Our waiter made it fun and exciting, each course was a creation from the chef that was explained by our waiter completely. Best dinner including the food, wine, and service we've had."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food was great. Good selection and appropriate portions."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Tried Chimney Park for the very first time to celebrate our 31st anniversary. It was without a doubt the best one ever, wish we had been able to spend each and every wedding anniversary at Chimney Park! The food was incredible from the appetizer to the dessert. Highly recommend this gem tucked away in Windsor old town."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "awesome food, great patio, good service. my only complaint was the really large, noisy group next to us. otherwise, a great spot for a special occasion"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday here. First time here. We were not disappointed! Everything was wonderful. The menu is great and the food so nicely prepared, presented and mouthwatering."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fabulous! Best restaurant we've been to in years. The Chef's tasting menu along with the wine pairing was perfect. The meal from start to finish was immaculate."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Fresh, interesting food choices. Our bison and beef were perfectly cooked. Excellently informed and helpful service. We will be going back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had a wonderful evening last week, celebrating our anniversary. The crab cake was SO out of this world that I actually regretted that we had decided to share that and tuna appetizer between 4 of us! The new roasted salad had such a beautiful presentation, and it was delicious with the scent of fragrant truffle oil tickling my nose. The scallops were superb as usual, not overcooked. Lemon trifle completed my perfect dinner and by then, I was glad I split the appetizer :-) My husband had bison and it was really tender. I just love Chef Jason's creations there! If you want to take someone special to dinner, Chimney Park is the place to go. It is a lovely restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Always excellent food. Among the very top restaurants in Colorado."
    Dined on 5/25/2014