Delicious food & great service!
Cascades Restaurant is a GREAT restaurant - delicious food, great wine, wonderful service! Would recommended for a romantic evening with your love!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to the Cascades to celebrate our honeymoon and had the best tasting dinner we've ever had. Their food is delicious and their prices are reasonable. We were so impressed we ate there three more times before we had to leave the area!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great steak, excellent service!
Stayed at the Stanley for Fathers Day - beautiful hotel. Had dinner at Cascades - menu not super-intriguing, but the steaks we ordered (filet & NY strip) were excellent & cooked perfectly to specs - med rare. Started with the charcuterie board - would have liked a bit more variety, but the proffered cheese & salami were good. Our 5yr old ate with us - the staff were great with her, and she got a glow-in-the-dark frisbee after dinner for being well-behaved; a nice touch.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A taste of the Old West
The Stanley Hotel is a great way to experience times gone by with wonderful view. Although the dinning area is directly next to the bar( which makes it loud), the food and service were great with a great menu. Having seen what is avaialbe in town, if staying at the Stanely, the Cascades is the place to eat.
Great Breakfast as well.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
good for an anniversary celebration
My wife and I enjoyed our four year anniversary dinner here. Great service and food. The construction outside our window detracted from the ambiance a little, but not much.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were celebrating our 4th anniversary and had a great meal. We had two appetizers and two entrees--both steaks--and they were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Everything we ate was mouthwatering delicious. Highly recommend!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at the Stanley and we were very impressed with the friendly service, lovely atmosphere, and good food. We arrived early for our lunch reservation and the staff kindly encouraged us to enjoy some drinks on the veranda, which has an amazing view of the mountains. We ordered appetizers and the bartender brought them out to us. The restaurant is on the other side of the hotel, so no view, but a lovely courtyard with flowers and a waterfall made it a pleasant atmosphere. The courtyard is covered by four huge umbrellas so it was cool and pleasant, and not noisy. Wait staff were attentive and friendly. We brought our sister from out-of-town and overall it was a lovely experience.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
nothing old or spooky about the foo
I'ts a classic old hotel...possibly haunted... but the food is great and service friendly. Very attentive to gluten free diet with items noted on menu.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made our reservation for 5 at 130am the night before and was accommodated very well. We actually got a private dining room and were very surprised when we arrived! Food was feat as was the service. The dessert was absolutely amazing!!'
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Stanley hotel and staff are unique and a breath of fresh air. The food and service were excellent and the ghost telling was most amusing! I would love to return and I thank everyone for a lovely experience there.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in town
There's not a lot of fine dining in Estes Park, or creative dining even. We had a VERY good meal, including a delicious nightly special appetizer. The chicken (Momofuku style fried chicken) was moist and delicious and the side to accompany it was a very good fingerling potato/string bean salad with a light vinaigrette. And my child was served exactly what he was after--Kraft style mac and cheese. The drinks are to die for...try the Black Orchid. The server knew the menu very well and there was not a long wait for the food. I wish we had been able to return another night!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful setting - Wonderful food
The atmosphere is elegant but the servers are warm and engaging making you comfortable and welcome. The menu has a good variety of selections but isn't overwhelming. Each offering is intricate and beautifully presented. We enjoyed appetizers, a main course and dessert so had a good sampling of the menu. We will most certainly return.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably the best rest in town BUT.
This is probably the best restaurant in Estes Park HOWEVER, it can be hit and miss. We ate here twice. The first night I ordered their hamburger and my wife picked French Onion Soup. I have to say that the hamburger was very good but the fries were cold. The soup was horrible. No taste at all. Our waiter was also horrible but that is another story...We were in a hurry as we had an 8PM "Ghost tour" to catch so we just paid and ran (no complaining so I dont know how that would have turned out).
Second night another review...
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Elk meatloaf was excellent and and the steak I had was also good.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very good meal, service was excellent, ate in the bar area, and enjoyed the experience.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided to have lunch at the Stanley Hotel on a brief visit to Estes Park and we were not disappointed!! The hotel is beautiful and lunch at the Cascades was delicious!! Our server was a very friendly young man. We're looking forward to staying at the Stanley the next time we visited Colorado!!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cascades at The Stanley Hotel
Cascades at The Stanley Hotel was an outstanding dining experience. The ambience was superb, the food was wonderful (although the meatloaf was not available, but the turkey wrap was still great!), and our waiter was very good. We had our 14 and 4 year old kids with us, so we were nervous about that given the obvious high-end dining atmosphere, but it worked out just fine. I cannot wait to go back! Next time, we are staying at the Stanley and hope that we can dine with a spirit! :)
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great friendly service.
Great friendly service.
Our table was ready when we reserved it.
We will return.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine dining restaurant
Classy, but not stuffy. Welcoming, warm personnel. Superior, friendly service. Had the specialty: Colorado meatloaf - elk, buffalo, kuradoba pork - very tasty. Our first experience there. Great for special occasion dining.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted to visit the hotel, so decided to include lunch. We read previous reviews noting prices and food quality, so we knew what to expect. The food was fine, but not good enough to return. The service, on the other hand, was terrific. Overall, we had a good experience.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
After a long day to be served so well was wonderful. The steak was moist and tender.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fantastic! Waitress was so wonderful and so on top of everything! Our drinks from the bar were great! What a wonderful bar with a out of this world selection of drinks! Our stay and visit to the restaurant was on of the best for us of all time. Thank you so much!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food bad parking
Had a good meal and a great dining experience. The food is made with quality ingredients and it's rustic and perhaps a bit basic for foodies, about what you'd expect in a mountain town. The indoor dining room is wonderful - elegant, romantic, quiet, and full of history. The outdoor dining is on the wrong side of the hotel for great views and is not elegant. One surprise was that there was a parking fee to get into the hotel so add $5 to your meal or park roadside and trudge up the hill.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cascades Has It All
Innovative food, some with local ingredients such as elk, bison, trout, etc. Our server, Birgit, made the evening truly exceptional.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our wedding anniversary.
Upon my phone confirmation the private Wine Room was suggested. It was the perfect choice. Our server was delightful. She handled our every need. A memorable moment in time.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were at the Stanley Hotel for business and reserved dinner here with a special note. When we arrived, we were given a private room. The food was very good, as was the service. The wine list for real wine drinkers is excellent. And, the treatment we received was extra special.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Historic Stanley lunch
We enjoyed lunch outside on the patio of Cascades Restaurant. After confusion with three different hostesses, we were finally seated. The rest of our experience was perfect. Quality food, great live music. Service was attentive.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Historic and friendly
Fantastic trout dip appetizer and grilled trout entree. Wine list was great and prices were even better. A bourbon collection that exceeds 250 different bottles and on it's way to 800! You can take your drink out onto the expansive front porch and enjoy the cool mountain air and majestic views.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tim and Kathy's meal
We thoroughly enjoyed our whole dining experience.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pheasant Chowder and Bone
Pheasant Chowder and Bone in Rib eye were amazing. Attentive wait staff. Good wine list. Great gelato. Best I've had since Italy. Coffee was top notch in flavor after dinner. Would dine there again even if I wasn't staying at the hotel.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at the Stanley
Such a lovely setting with great people. We brought our daughter for dinner and the Chef was spot on! Great Colorado experience.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was special for a friend
This was special for a friend of mine, it was her birthday, and I knew she wanted to go to the Stanley to see it, so I booked reservations as well
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the nicest dinner on 8/25/13 for my sister's birthday. They sat us in a private room which was an unexpected pleasant surprise. Nick was an excellent server and dinner was delicious. The meatloaf was wonderful and so was the cheese plate appetizer! Dinner was reasonably priced, even with wine and one dessert. Also, there were plenty of gluten free choices. Will definitely return!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice lunch in the mountains
An out of town friend and I visited Cascades at The Stanley Hotel for a late lunch after visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. The food was very good, and we both enjoyed our lunch choices (striped bass and lamb-meatball "sliders"). Good service, and the dining room was quite nice. However, I guess we thought that we might enjoy a view, or a more dramatic experience, given the location of this (famous) hotel. From that point of view, it was just ordinary. Too bad, since we booked here mainly because of the hotel's location. In any event, a good, better-than-average, lunch.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time
Made a reservation for my spouse's birthday. The hostess wished my spouse a happy birthday when we checked in. They seated us in a little room and made us feel very special. The waittress, Annagert, was wonderful, very attentive. The food was very good, and they gave us free dessert in honor of the birthday!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Dining Experience
We visited Cascades on September 6 for my wife's birthday, and it was a terrific experience. Part of this was because we had reserved on Open Table and asked for a quiet table for the occasion, so we were put in a nook off the main dining room. Part was also that our waiter was John, the wine buyer, who was both an excellent waiter and also very knowledgeable about their wine list and wines in general. The food was excellent. The kale salad I had was one of the best salads I've ever had anywhere, and my halibut was very fresh and perfectly cooked. My wife's filet was excellent. The bar was outstanding, with an excellent selection of whiskeys of all sorts. Prices overall were very reasonable for the quality of the experience.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate on the patio, well-covered by a huge awning -- beautiful cascading water over large rocks with trees and sculpture -- lovely setting. The flour-less chocolate cake is fabulous; don't miss it. However, the meatloaf, a "signature" dish of the restaurant, was tough. I would not get it again. This is a pricier option in Estes Park. Oh, and non-hotel guests are charged $5 for parking.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a large menu, but the food was absolutely delicious. Terrific selection of whiskeys.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
scary but nice
this place was beautiful and creepy all at the same time. since the shining was written there, it made for an interesting dining experience! the food was great and so was the service...
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I come to Estes Park twice a year for a getaway, and we always make a point of having a meal at Cascades. It never disappoints. It is on the pricey side (hotel prices...) but it is worth it. We went on the tour of the Stanley hotel this year too, so we feel a part of history when we are there.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our bar tender was awesome! I cannot remember her name, but her birthday was coming up around Oct. 27th. She gave great recommendations and good conversation. She was lovely!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu items, unique foods, cooked to perfection. Good serving size, and great service!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. It was a little pricey but that was expected. However, we were pleasently surprised about how much food we got.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cascades was very nice, and staff was great! Had dinner there for my husbands birthday. We ate the braised ribs and salmon. Both were awesome! Bar service, and selection was great! Bar is an exact replica from The Shining movie. Only downfall was that when I made the reservation, I had told them it was my husbands birthday. Other than telling him happy birthday from the hostess, the restaurant or waitress did not offer anything else. But overall atmosphere was nice, and food was good!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Shining Hotel
A very cool ambience. This place inspired the movie the shining, which gives it an eerie feel and adds some excitement to the evening. That aside, the bar features literally hundreds of different types of whiskey. I highly recommend trying a scotch flight. Our bartender was extremely knowledgable with regard to scotch and he spent a good ten minutes explaining the different regions in scotland and the processes of making scotch.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food/presentation, service
Just mentioning dining in a restaurant inside The Stanley Hotel, at 7,500 ft altitude would be enough said, however The Cascades Restaurant adds to it with their fabulous service and food/presentation. The flavor of the rice served with their salmon was incredible! In the past I've had their steak and their breakfast dishes are as scrumptious as well
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taken Care of
I took my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary. The Cascades wait staff did a fantastic job making us feel important. It was really cool that the host even congratulated us when we first arrived. The food was perfect, I would recommend the boneless short ribs to everyone! Thank you Cascades for making our trip a memorable one.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate at the Cascades the
We ate at the Cascades the week of Thanksgiving and everything was just perfect. We have been there before and always enjoy going back. The food is delicious and the service is always wonderful. It's our favorite place to eat in Estes Park.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our meal
We really enjoyed our meal at Cascades. John, our wine aficionado for the night was very helpful and attentive. He was also very patient with the guest at the next table who seemed very intent on arguing about wines and bread. The food was delicious, and the whiskey chocolate cake with salted caramel gelato was delicious, and we would recommend it highly!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the Whiskey
Really enjoyed the Whiskey Bar and Cascades. The service was excellent in both areas. Very nice staff. The highlights of the meal were the amazing bread and the Potato Leek soup. We will be back.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM