Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace
Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brownpalace.com/
  • Phone: 3032973111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Sunday 7:00AM - 10:00AM

    Lunch:Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch:10:00am - 2:00pm
    Holiday Brunches:10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Venturo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jazz trio during Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

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. Ellyngton's will validate your parking ticket for the Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch.
A word from Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace
Deal makers, politicians and businessmen frequent the restaurant regularly making it the place see and be seen. The hotel main dining room serves traditional breakfast with a twist; deli sandwiches, creative entree's and salads for lunch, as well as our City Search 2006 Best Brunch winning Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch. Three tiers of champagne are offered to complement the experience: Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon, and of course, Dom Perignon.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (49)special occasion (43)fit for foodies (19)romantic (16)great for lunch (15)good for groups (13)neighborhood gem (10)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (5)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Brunch
    Freida
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went to the Brown Palace for Sunday Brunch. We had been there last Christmas and wanted to enjoy it again. The food was great, the service very good and the experience wonderful. I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    1degree
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Elegant, sumptuous. Everything you might expect from an icon. Service was impeccable. I loved the prime rib, the shrimp cocktail, the bananas foster, and much much more. I wish I lived in Denver and I would be there every Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low Class
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Ellington's is supposed to be a "formal" brunch. They have NO dress code. You will pay 52.00 to sit next to people wearing football jerseys. Totally classless, they need to institute a dress code. The Brown Palace is one of the most historic hotels in Denver and you feel like you're at an embassy suites free breakfast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always been my favorite
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Ellyngton's is a classic. A man can wear a suit and feel right. When I treat a client to lunch, Ellyngton's is my top choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Denver Icon
    HighCountryFoodie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have nothing but great things to say about my experience at Ellyngton's. I took my wife for Sunday brunch, October 2014. Complimentary valet parking if you get your ticket validated by the restaurant host. The ambience is dripping with history from the time you walk into the hotel until you're seated at your table. Our waiter was so attentive. He definitely earned a 25% tip. He was personable, told us everything we needed to know about the buffet, kept or drink glasses full the entire meal (water, orange juice and champagne). The musical entertainment was perfect. Not too loud to have a conversation but loud enough to feel like nearby tables couldn't hear your conversation. The food was amazing. Everything I tried was unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    An exceptional dining experience: food, service, atmosphere woven together seldom found in Denver restaurant. Appreciated the attentive but not intrusive care by the server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful brunch
    uberwench
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch with my 17 year old daughter and my mother in law. My daughter observed that she was the youngest in the place by at least 20 years, which was true. They may not offer a child's priced brunch option, which I appreciated because I am not fond of little kids licking the utensils at a buffet bar and running around the restaurant after they've eaten while the parents sit at their table ignoring them. Excellent attentive service (even though it's a buffet) and lovely piano music (live). My first choice for a special occasion brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Was wonderful. Great atmosphere good food choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrific!
    FredVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We stayed at the Brown Palace and went to Ellington's for Sunday brunch. It was just terrific! Great food, outstanding service, a wonderful jazz trio. And an all-around experience that was well worth the money. I'm going back and I just can't wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing setting
    KatLondon
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Beautiful restaurant and inside of hotel is worth seeing! Food good too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Business Lunch Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Ellyngton's is a beautiful restaurant in historic hotel downtown with great service and a perfect location for a business lunch. We dined here specifically because we wanted a quiet place to discuss a business interest and the quiet atmosphere makes that possible. Wait staff is unobtrusive and professional. Service is outstanding. Food is beautifully prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Ever!
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a must do at least one time, although once may not be enough. It's pricey but the quality is there. Everything was so delicious we couldn't stop eating. Beautiful displays, excellent staff, amazing food all in a beautiful hotel, who could ask for more?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • probably won't recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My drink was served with a fruit fly in it which I didn't notice until after taking a sip. While they replaced the drink, they didn't offer anything else. I ordered a lobster BLT. I turned out to be lobster claws, not lobster tail. The lobster was tough, lacked flavor and generally just wasn't very good. Overall the experience was a major disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice
    CheerMom80
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We enjoyed Brunch. For the price, you are definitely paying to eat at Brown Palace. I feel like there could have been more options but overall was good. One of the options offered was sushi, however it looked like it had been sitting for awhile. Dessert was the highlight of our visit with a fantastic chocolate drink and bananas foster!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to beat
    911skibumVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Ellyngton's is probably one of the best restaurants for lunch in Colorado. The selections and food quality are outstanding along with the food actually being healthy. Hard to beat this combination in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    SSSK
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It is so excited to have a weekend brunch in this historical place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Denver must-try experience!
    Ruedawg
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I was here about ten years ago, and virtually nothing has changed since then. I'd like to think that very little has changed since the hotel opened its doors 100 years ago... making this a rare glimpse into history!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding brunch
    Food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I return here for brunch each time I visit Denver. Food and ambience spectacular!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It was a birthday celebration and all went well. The band played happy birthday and the waiter asked their names so all were pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place
    Gamemeatamazing
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Excellent service and food selection. This is a great place to take your spouse for a getaway dinner or for work lunches. Excellent location and also a place where you can have a conversations without feeling like you are yelling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monty
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We celebrated our forty-fourth wedding anniversary with brunch at the Brown Palace... first time! It will not be our last! The staff know how to receive guests and the food exceeded our expectations... delightful variety and deliciously prepared. Jessica, our server was a personable and graciouos young woman who made for a very pleasant experience. Loved the jazz band. Valet service exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Comfortable ambiance.
    TMOHAZ1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We pondered the actual breakfast menu as we had arrived before the brunch buffet was completely set (10am) and were impressed with several tempting and reasonably priced offerings. The allure of what we had read to be the best brunch in Denver won out, though. Salad bar components, sushi, lamb and prime rib carving station, raw bar, smoked local trout, each wowed us. Moet et Chandon flowed like water (and tasted like honey-coated stars) for only $20 more than the buffet only price. What a great value. Add in the two musicians and a very nice occasion turned really special. Everyone should try this if in Denver on a Sunday. Doubt you will regret it. If so, the dual white and dark chocolate fountain or mini creme brulees should right it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    LuvDenver
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We enjoyed afternoon tea and also the Sunday Brunch. The tea was amazing and the brunch was incredible. The service is amazing. Keep up the great work! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Selection
    heartsandcandy17
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious and there was a lot to choose from. I took my husband here for his birthday and it was great. The seafood options were delicious. I was especially impressed with the sushi. I would definitely recommend enjoying this brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    As excellent and you would expect. Have the desserts first is my only recommendation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The best brunch I have ever had! Amazing jazz band makes the experience even more special as does the delightful service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Anniversary Brunch!
    dolphindebbie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our daughter and son-in-law had their wedding reception at the Brown Palace 6 years ago. We've made it a tradition to celebrate our anniversaries (3 days apart) with brunch at the Brown Palace. We are always made to feel very special, treated like royalty, and the food is just perfect -- tasty and perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch1 Lots of good choices.
    Annie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Very enjoyable brunch with friends. Great variety of food-something for all. The one thing that I was disappointed with was the eggs benedict-specially cooked. I prefer the yolk to break out over the muffin and it was a hardcooked yolk. On the other hand, my friend said it looked just the way she liked it. All in all, I would recommend heartily.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 493 reviews are from the Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace reviews archive.
  • Fabulous
    hatedit
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Fabulous and delicious as usual. No complaints, just a good time. Danny Showers and his band are a great added bonus to the brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Brunch
    weddinggirl
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food and service were amazing. The atmosphere and location were great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anmanor86
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Ellyngton's was wonderful! We weren't sure that we'd be able to top our all time favorite brunch location on the San Antonio River Walk but we love this place just as much. The atmosphere was fun and festive, the food was excellent and the music was pretty awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing venue
    militarypediatrician
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    a must-try for those who love a variety of food - in abundance - with elegant ambiance
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    kathy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We made brunch reservations thru open table but when we got there it was for a different breakfast and not the brunch. Food was very bland and luke warm. Certainly not worth the money we paid.
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  • Elegant Jazz Buffet Brunch
    ReedelVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    A predictably elegant Sunday Brunch Buffet with all the expected breakfast fare with omelettes, lamb, roast beef, sushi rolls, raw bar, seafood and a vast selection of sweets. There is no culinary magic here but a well prepared, beautifully presented brunch buffet in the elegant surroundings of the historic Brown Palace. Nice Jazz - I wish the musicians were next to the entrance door and the dessert buffet was with the other food. It might lessen the volume of the very nice jazz combo that can make conversation difficult and it might improve the flow of the room where the jazz group is set up now. Service was very professional and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Birthday Brunch
    Brunchbaby
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My mom had a wonderful time at brunch on 5/18. Michael took great care of us and made us feel welcome. The food was amazing. The eggs Benedict was the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GCasey
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Food was incredible and service was amazing. Never needed to ask for anything and could barely get a sip of champagne before they were refilling it! Great place for brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed
    stenrudeVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I had been told that rather than making the trek down to the Broadmoor, I should try the Brown Palace because their brunch is just as good. It is not. Nor is it as good as many of the other restaurants that do brunch in Denver/Boulder. The presentation is very nice and the room is impressively opulent, but the food is nothing special - in fact, I liked very little of what I ate - and the service is well dressed but lacking. Food: Not much variety overall, the orange juice was not fresh squeezed (though we were told it was), the smoked salmon was cheap and salty, the prepared fish tasted about a day past fresh, and the coffee was awful. Service: Plates weren't bussed, water/coffee glasses empty, needed to ask for new silverware
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GradDad
    GradDad
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great setting for a food bachanailia, both quantity and quality, for an after grad celebration
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Mother's Day Brunch
    HappyWifeHappyLife
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    A great time was had by entire family in recognition of Mother's Day. Food was great, service impeccable as always, a brunch of unparalleled food choices...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice splurge
    Erin
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Very nice selection of brunch items. Fresh berries with clotted cream for pancakes and waffles. Prime rib was excellent. Save room for dessert. The little pastries on lollipop sticks are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate