Palace Arms at the Brown Palace
Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brownpalace.com/
  • Phone: (303) 297-3111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

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. The Palace Arms will validate your parking ticket.
A word from Palace Arms at the Brown Palace
The legendary restaurant is for the food and wine aficionado. Blending contemporary American cuisine with one of the best wine selections anywhere, the Palace Arms consistently rates among the finest restaurants in Denver. Signature items such as a caesar salad prepared table side, seared steak of Colorado bison, combined with many other creative contemporary or traditional dishes. The "New" Palace Arms provides a casual dress code where jackets are not required.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Palace Arms at the Brown Palace reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (29)fit for foodies (25)notable wine list (21)good for groups (5)great for brunch (3)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Superb food and service
    MJR777
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Very high quality food and service....Group of 4, everyone's food was perfect for every dish...Although not cheap by any means ($625 incl/$220 in wine) the food and overall dining experience was First Class
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome Birthday Dinner
    Irishlad
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I took my wife to Palace Arms for her birthday dinner...It was amazing! We had the Chef's four course dinner. The crab cake appetizers were the best we had ever had. Tableside Caesar salads were pretty neat. When we got our entrees all I can say is Yuuuummy, we had rib eye and Ney York strip steak and they were tasty and tender we cut tiny pieces so it would last longer. To top the evening off we ordered the tableside Bananas Foster. If you ever find yourself at the Palace Arms make sure that you order this item. They fix it for you tableside...its great!!!! We were very pleased with the food and the service. In the future you will find us at the Palace Arms every November 20th for my wife's birthday!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic service at Palace Arms
    Patricia
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Roy was our primary server assisted by at least 3 other people who brought items to our table, cleared plates, replenished bread & water & silverware. They were all expertly attentive without being intrusive. They were friendly & in good humor as well as very well informed about the restaurant & its exquisite fare. I had the loin of lamb, medium rare, on a bed of vegetable risotto---and it was outstanding. It was a Colorado raised cut of meat & it is the best I've ever had. Preparation & seasoning were absolutely perfect. My husband's steak was a bit on the small side for the hefty price and he wasn't quite as pleased with it as I was with my choice. We shared the Caesar salad for two which was prepared tableside. Our server made sure I received extra anchovies on top which I loved! And who doesn't ooh & aah over the dramatic presentation of Bananas Foster when the rum is ignited in the pan. Truthfully, that was a fabulous finish to an elegant dinner---absolutely delish! Palace Arms is a truly elegant & palate pleasing place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rabbit
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a fabulous time, and my mother who is a world traveler commented that "this was a first class birthday dinner!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Spent 2 and 1/2 hours just enjoying each others company. Waiter was amazing, checked on us just the right amount. The food was great, tried a few new things. Had a great wine selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same
    88041VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It has been awhile since our last visit and The Palace has changed a lot. It is still a beautiful restaurant, but it use to be quieter more refined. It now seems to be the place for large groups (8 or more). While the service was impeccable, the food certainly wasn't. Although the filet mignon was up to the restaurant's reputation, the salad was so so, and the rabbit terrine needs to be removed from the menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is the third time my wife and I have selected the Palace Arms restaurant for "special occasion" dining. Every time the the outing has been a wonderful and memorable experience. The ambiance is wonderful, the wait staff is very friendly / knowledgeable, and the food is to die for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful, but service was amiss
    Einajr
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The place is very nice, but sadly the maitre d was very selective in his attention to our table and talked down to us, but seemed overly attentive for a select. For the price, I am shocked at the lack of attention and the insincerity. Simple items were overlooked such as a drink refill and the blame was placed immediately on the others..sadly it shows interest only oneself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good experience
    tealuver
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food and ambiance were very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    gardenloverVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our meal was fabulous and the service was outstanding and very friendly!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alan
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Altogether great experience. Caesar salad table side hardly ever seen any more. Great bison filet. Great sommelier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding 25th anniversary dinner
    OnlyTheBest
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We were fotunate to find one of the best restaurants in Denver to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We were impressed with the restaurant decor and setting. I had placed my reservation through Open Table with a note explaining the occassion and their staff rolled out the red carpet with a bottle of champagne as the experience kept getting better. I chose the Four course tasting menu. The Crab Cakes and French Press Suckling Pig were delicious appetizers, their table made Caesar salad was a delight that I have not enjoyed in years. My wife was overjoyed with the Ribeye, while I treated my palate to the Bison. We ended our journey with the Banana Foster and and glass of port. The staff was magnificent, this was a world class experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As great as expected
    Bill
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant lives up to its five star rating. The whole experience was wonderful (and priced to reflect it). Great service, wonderful Tournedos Rossini, and a wine that lived up to the main course. It made our stay at the Brown Palace even more special than usual.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh.
    diner130104VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Was so excited when we arrived. Place is well decorated and gives the air of a very fine dining establishment. Food was disappointing. Appetizers were great, soup was just OK, dinner (duck) was not well-prepared at all. We ordered the wine pairing (big bux), but the choices were disappointing. The sommlier even missed the dessert course, service us the dessert wine after we had finished eating and the waiter had cleared the plates. OK, but not recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Denver's most elegant restaurant
    duchess
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Palace Arms retains the wonderful fine dining, exquisite ambience that one would expect at such a gracious restaurant. It is definitely the best food and service with none of the 'trendy' (here today gone tomorrow) aspects one finds in many restaurants today.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    Californiagirl
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I moved here from California and had a very dear Californian, former New Yorker, friend in town. We wanted to have a nice meal and a proper catch up. As I say, we're both Californian girls who when you offer us Russian River or French wine will chant Russian River before you've finished the sentence. Likewise $100 for two outstanding courses and great wine to us, while not cheap, is good value. Food and wine was great, indulgent and perfectly prepared and presented. But the standout was the service - brilliantly timed, charming, attentive. We had plenty of time to catch up, never felt we were interrupted and everything flowed effortlessly, which as we all know, takes enormous effort from the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Historic and very fine
    BlazorVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Historic room in the historic Brown Palace Hotel. Great service, refined atmosphere, very good food. Quite romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • zeke
    zekeVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was very good. The prices on the menu on the website needs to be updated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bizarro Service
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I cannot select "Notable Wine List" because, although the wine list looks impressive on paper, my first Three, THREE, selections were unavailable...further disappointed they tried the old, "we have a different vintage/ year..." Service was quirky bordering on bizarre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Saarinen
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent on all fronts!!! Not sure I like being told how long this must be!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palace Arms
    Eaterz
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    What a wonderful experience this was. Have to rank it up there with my top Denver restaurants - Barolo, Fruition, Luca, Mizuna, Acorn,even Frasca. The dishes prepared table side are fun and delicious. Try the Caesar for two and Bananas Foster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The service was very friendly though a little slow. We like a nice pause between courses so that we don't feel rushed or like we are being rushed out, but 30 minutes between each course was a little longer than what I would prefer, especially since we were hungry. The amuse was a very good crab bite that we enjoyed. We also had the crab cake appetizer and it was the best crab cake I've ever had. The entrees were not as good. My husband had the fish and it had good flavor but was over cooked. I had the duck and it was tasty but salty. We didn't order dessert but the little pasteries they brought, especially the macaroon, were quite good. We had a nice time and had a good meal but I would not go back for dinner. It was good but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a Treasure!
    kawoodward
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I chose the Palace Arms for our 36th wedding anniversary dinner, hoping we would love it as much as we did on our 15th, which was also celebrated there. The ambience is old world and you are never hurried. The food remains wonderful, a perfect example of fine dining. The real treasure is the knowledgable and deft staff. We loved every minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service - Very Romantic
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the atmosphere and the service provided. The place is just awesome to try out. We did find the food to be a pretty salty for our taste and the beet salad was 'unique'. Definitely ask about the menu before ordering.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MarkVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A beautiful restaurant with amazing food. A rare gem where one can enjoy enjoy dressing appropriately for dinner and truly love the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 616 reviews are from the Palace Arms at the Brown Palace reviews archive.
  • A Perfect Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    No wonder this is considered Denver's finest restaurant; a truly fabulous experience. The food, the service, and the ambience were all perfect. Make sure you arrive early enough to enjoy a cocktail in the lobby before dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old School
    speedraysahVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was like being transported back in time, to a dining experience from a long-gone era. Will visit again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marvelous continuity
    Ro72VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We get to Denver about every ten years and celebrated our 50th Ann. this time. This is a regular stop for us but we found the service disjointed due to inter staff communication or lack thereof. One humorous incident. I decided on a Pinot noir to go with my pork loin and when asked "sweet or dry?" I answered,"medium". Our server giving instructions to the wine stewart said, "he'll have that 'low end' Pinot noir. I hadn't realized what price range I had ordered but he made it very clear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delectable
    LuvfinefoodVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Caesar salad made table side was the best I have tasted. Duck breast was tender and delicious. It was served with a wine sauce and cream of corn. Spouse had a tender filet of bison. Chocolate soup finished off the evening. Also the chocolates & macaroons were an surprise touch. All complimented with a smooth Malbec wine. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Brown
    Native
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    GREAT service. We had a small private room in the Palace Arms, for a small family gathering. We really enjoyed the quiet area so we were able to be a little loud. Food was exceptional, really like the Rossini and the chocolate soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Amazing Experience!
    JenlynnVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We celebrated our son's graduation from college with dinner at the Palace Arms. It was the perfect setting and the perfect food and wine to mark the occasion. It could not have been better. We will always remember this wonderful experience. One of the best meals we have ever had. Outstanding in every way!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magical experience
    katmacneil
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had dinner last Saturday with a friend for a joint birthday celebration. The Palace Arms is a long time favorite but this visit was the best. The food was exquisite to look at and delicious. The service was flawless. Do not miss this place on your next visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    30bday
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went for out 1st Wedding Anniversary. Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding. We had our reception at the Brown Palace because we love the setting of the hotel. The Palace Arms is not exception. We had a wonderful experience and will be making this a yearly tradition for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent but expensive
    Diningoutmom
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food and service amazing. Very expensive for a family of five, though. Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but overpriced
    NewMexicanVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This is a good restaurant, with wonderful ambience. But the food is hideously overpriced.
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  • Wonderful
    mahrtskyman
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Atmosphere, wine list, service, wait staff knowledge, food...all wonderful! Great for a nice business dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in new Maître D'
    FoodluvrVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Michael McMillan, the outstanding maître d' at the Palace Arms has unfortunately left the position. It has been filled by amuch less sophisticated and skilled person, which has substantially diminished the experience. Although she knows wine, she does not know how to give guests the special treatment to which they have been accustomed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TomP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Perhaps the best meal either one of us has ever had dining out. Highly knowledgeable and experienced staff. Cannot recommend highly enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mary
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant. The service is exemplary and the food absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Celebration!
    leenie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were celebrating my twin sisters 70th birthdays! The food was outstanding! The service was top notch! The ambience was perfect and we were able to visit comfortably! My sisters plus the rest of our group received white roses. We could have not had a more enjoyable evening! Thanks to everyone at the Palace Arms for making a special occasion even more special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.