Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel
Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel

Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.invernesshotel.com/
  • Phone: 3033977105
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:00am breakfast buffet / 6:30am -11:00am Menu Mimosa Sunday Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm Menu / Monday -Friday 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Rodney Herwerth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Erin Reynolds at 303-397-6303 for your private party inquiries.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Reynolds 3033976303
  • Special Events: For special events and offers, please visit www.InvernessHotel.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dry Creek Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet and Self Parking available
A word from Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel
The Garden Terrace restaurant is a local favorite. The Mimosa Sunday Brunch attracts people from all over and has been voted "Denver's Best Brunch Buffet" (Westword Newspaper and citysearch.com) and features over 100 freshly made, all-you-can-eat brunch items. The Garden Terrace also has a wonderful á la carte menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (38)special occasion (25)scenic view (16)good for groups (16)fit for foodies (11)kid-friendly (10)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful birthday celebration
    LoveThroughFood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We celebrated my father's 83rd birthday at the Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel. The experience was wonderful. He grew up in New York and says that's why he loves great food. He enjoyed lunch very much not only because the food was great but because the staff took great care of us and made him feel special. The dessert bar was very nice but what really topped it off was that the chef created a special plate that said, "Happy Birthday" and included a candle. He never passes up a chance to make a wish! I think he wished that we would go there twice a month which sounds like a great idea to me!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A large variety of mediocre food. Bloody Mary bar lackluster as well. Average execution at inflated prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • visitoften
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Service excellent as always .. Very good selection of food !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SEAFOOD!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Their brunch buffet is outstanding for the price! Had not been there for quite some time, but will return again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We ate here for the Sunday brunch. They had a good selection of items to choose from. Well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    TheTruth101
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is a great place to have brunch on a Sunday morning. Me & my husband have been here mutiple times and its our fav so far, yes better than Ellyngton's which is way too over priced for the same thing. At the Terrace they have a little band playing jazz while you are eating which we also enjoy, while you eat you can over look the golf course as well. great place to eat at a great price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    CPdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A huge selection of food for varied tastes. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary bar are an up-charge, you pick one or the other. Service could have been better in picking up dirty plates and replacing silverware. All in all, a pleasant way to spend a Sunday with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch but Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The Garden Terrace was a great find for brunch. There are many, many different food options. We would probably go more often for Sunday Brunch except for the price. Will only be for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Delicious food! I wish they had brunch everyday! Did I mention it was delicious? If you have a chance to go....do it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac5762
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Excellent variety of choices. All items excellent, flavorful and delicious. We have visited the Garden a Terrace many times and it is with out a doubt the best Brunch we have ever had!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    Billy303
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This has been the 2nd time I have gone to brunch here and both times the food has been outstanding. This is actually where I discovered that I enjoy eggs benedict. The choices for both the breakfast items and lunch items were very unique. Also the chef both times created something not on the menu that the wait staff brought around table to table. I cannot recall the 1st time but this time was lemongrass rice pudding which was delicious. There is a live bank that plays which very much adds to the ambiance. The dining room overlooks the golf course so there is a great view. The waitresses I had were both very attentive and polite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day Experience
    NoShroomsPlease
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The buffet was excellent as always, with an extensive selection to satisfy even a picky eater. One member of our party had a mushroom allergy, and a chef came out and walked her through the whole buffet, showing her which things were safe to eat and which were not. Our server was friendly and had a good sense of humor. They made our Father's Day really special!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place!
    travlinkitty
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Loved the food, service & band for the champagne brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • visitoften
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Sure hope we have a better experience next time ... Not real happy with this last visit, looks like somebody didn't have it together .... short delay in having everything ready (sweeping and moping the floor after 9:30am) ... horrible looking oysters, watery fresh shrimp, also there was a strong fish odor by the crab legs and oyster/mussel area. It seemed like there was a lot of new staff members, we have been visiting the hotel for brunch on a regular basis for many years and this was one of the few times we left unhappy. It seems like things change during the summer months, sure hope it gets better, looking forward to a much better experience next time ... Thanks for listening .. Ron and Krista
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The food was not only delicious but presented with elegance and exceptional service! I would highly recommend this brunch experience to anyone who enjoys a variety and quality at an affordable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Great as always!
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Thanks for always making my special occassions wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go early!
    Seattletourista
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a group of 6 for the last Sunday brunch seating (1:30 pm). Even though the restaurant was quite empty, we were seated in the very back, in a chilly area that had tile floors -- the rest of the restaurant was warmer and carpeted. Service was spotty. The food obviously had been sitting out for way too long. Towering displays are impressive, but not if it means the food is sitting out past it's prime...
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    special occasion
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  • Great brunch!
    RTFF
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    It was fantastic. We were there for Mother's Day (belated), and we took my mother and mother in-law there. The food was fantastic - the ham was moist and delicious, and it was the first time I truly enjoyed a buffet prime rib. The crab claws were a hit with the ladies at the table. They had oysters (which I love), but they looked a tad snarky. I am sure they were fine, I am just picky about my oysters. The shrimp was perfectly cooked. One special thing to note: My mother got a piece of prime rib, and asked if they had any "well done ends". They didn't, but chef at the carving station took a piece back to the kitchen and grilled it for my mother to order. I was amazed at the level of customer service. We WILL be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Mother's Day brunch
    colorado0707
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We had a party of 10 with four kids under eight. We had lots of space between the other tables and we didn't feel we needed to keep the kids unreasonably quiet. Lots of room to continually get up to revisit the buffet line. We went for brunch the week after Mother's Day and saved about $20 per adult and had a leisurely brunch, under no time crunch! Food was constantly replenished and they even had gluten free items!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    VJAK
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Very disappointed in the freshness of the sea food. Oysters were awful. Egss Benedict were excellent. Great selection, but not a bargain at the price.
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    great for brunch, special occasion
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  • Good brunch
    Vanessa
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The brunch here was good at a reasonable price. There was a good selection of food and it was always kept fresh and stocked. The desserts were amazing! The service was fantastic - we never had an empty drink glass and the empty plates were always taken away quickly. They didn't make you feel rushed, which is usually a complaint of mine at buffets. The views of the golf course, lake, and gardens were beautiful. My only complaint was that the band was a little too loud.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was absolutely worth every single penny and then some. Every food item was absolutely fantastic. The service was incredible; I never had an empty glass of water or coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what I made a reservation for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I made a reservation for the champaign brunch. Not what we got.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very noisy
    dodiegr
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We were a party of twelve for Sunday brunch. We were seated in an area behind the buffet next to a brick wall and tile flooring. Every time someone moved a chair, there was a loud screeching noise. The conversation noise bouncing off the walls and floor was almost unbearable and we almost had to shout to carry on a conversation. The buffet was well presented and had a great variety of dishes, but some of the food had a not quite fresh flavor, especially the cheeses. Very expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 293 reviews are from the Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel reviews archive.
  • Great Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food choices were extensive and services was friendly with the right balance of attentiveness.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first time experience
    BK1234
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Oysters on the half shell, crab legs, shrimps and steamed mussels - what a great way to start a brunch! The sushi and prime rib was very good and everything was fresh. Though we went for the first time for Easter brunch, we would consider bringing out of town guests here for their Sunday brunches through the year.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    actaczd1
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great for Easter Brunch! Busy and a bit hectic, but great food!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch
    Clau
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went for Easter brunch, great selection of seafood and desserts. Beef tenderloin was a bit over cooked and potatoes were bland but everything else was delishhhh. My kids love the dessert table!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    It's been several years since we've dined at the Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel. The staff was amazing, the food was just as we remembered it to be from years gone by. The sushi selection could've been more but our three year old was content.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must sunday Brunch Family Vist.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    By far one of the best/outstanding Sunday Buffet we have tried. The food was excellent in presentation, preparation, taste, and variety. The food service staff was professional, and knowledgeable about the dishes. The wait staff was efficient and helpful in the dining experience. I cannot express the Joy and Pleasure that we had as a result of the Music Trio provided. The music selections, and artistic delivery more than anything was outstanding They should be in your advertisement as an added attraction for your Sunday Event. Our next visit will be with a larger group just to expose them to this level of entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best brunches for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    One of the best brunches for the money in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Took my elderly parents and wife for brunch. We had a terrific time and the even my parents complimented the quality of food and service. Said and Rudy were very attentive and anticipated our needs. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • food choices
    toni
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My granddaughter and daughter are gluten intolerant and there were so many choices for them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buffet at a hotel of this stature?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentines Day; premium hotel restaurant, only to find that I've made reservations for a buffet. Now, a superb and wide range of food choices; however, much to moan about, little to crow about. First, because we arrived a bit early, we still were able to secure some great raw oysters--but limited quantities were put out, and folks after us did not get any. The crab legs and claws were "water-logged" and soft/mushy. The soft-shelled crabs were good, as were the lamb chop appetizers. Our waitress taunted us with "Prime Rib" as we were seated. However, what an exaggeration: the carver sliced wafer-thin slices as if it were a roast beef, or even lunch meat, rather than an expected 1/2" thick portion as is the norm for a portion.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • 25th Anniversary dinner
    whiskeydave
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Awesome! The food was fabulous, the servers were exceptional, and the views were wonderful! The evening was incredible and one we will remember forever!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    The food is amazing. It is a relaxed envirnmonet that makes it very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blown Away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    I didn't think there were brunch spreads like the Garden Terrace anymore. Amazing variety of high quality, well prepared delicacies. Extensive amount of seafood, sushi, carving station, dessert bar and traditional breakfast items. The staff is very attentive and the price was very reasonable given the quality. We were so impressed we became members with the intent of enjoying frequently with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyed the choices of food
    mart
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    enjoyed the choices of food - everyone found things they like and was a great place to "try" different combinations. Enjoyed the piano bar and the pianist choice in music as we were sitting close to the piano - did not have to talk above it. thanks for a pleasureable afternoon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Christmas Brunch
    Darlin
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Fabulous brunch and wonderful staff on Christmas Day. Was going to eat brunch at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and changed my reservation as I didn't want to drive that far. Glad I did. The food offerings were diverse and very good to excellent. I love seafood and had oysters, scallops, ahi, sushi, calamari, ceviche, shrimp and other fish items too. All great. The hot food items and sides were wonderful too. You won't go hungry and the staff is at your beck and call. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Choices for Brunch
    Love2eat
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Great food and great choices, would definitely go back for brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate