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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (40)special occasion (24)good for groups (18)scenic view (14)fit for foodies (10)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (5)romantic (4)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    For the 1st time in years, my husband & I didn't have any plans for Thanksgiving. We decided to out-source and based on reviews of the Garden Terrace Buffet (and because it is close to home), that is where we went. Food selection was very small. Seafood wasn't near fresh. They kept running out of various foods and we had to ask for them to replace the missing food items because no wait staff had noticed. With it being Thanksgiving, we expected some holiday ambiance like nice tablecloths, holiday music, and some elegance. Instead, we both felt like we were eating in a cafeteria. Lesson learned. Next time we'll stay home or make reservations at the Brown Palace.....which has THE BEST buffet, service, and elegance expected at a holiday dinner.
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  • Wonderful Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The Garden Terrace has the best food selections for Brunch. There is always so many great choices and I always leave there feeling like I need to roll out of the place from eating such delicious foods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    The Garden Terrace has a wonderful brunch on Sundays - may be the best quality brunch we can recall anywhere in the U.S. The food choices are diverse, and food quality is excellent. The service and atmosphere are also excellent. I cannot imagine a finer Sunday brunch if one wants to relax with family and/or friends in a lovely environment while enjoying outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating
    Shiloh
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    We went to brunch for my birthday and we were seated right by the entrance to the buffet area. We are normally seated by the rail close to the piano where i like because I like to hear him play. I could have asked to be reseated but didn't..I just usually don't. The next time I will ask for a better seat. Still enjoyed my birthday brunch very much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the service. The food
    cowboy
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    I love the service. The food set up and presentation was awesome. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome variety
    Turkette
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Tons of variety and very tasty food. I was also very happy to see labels on foods to denote gluten free or dairy free. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    buddhistzombieVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Not the first time dining for brunch, great price for the value and definitely not the last time we will stop by! Keep it up the good work folks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    jade1331VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    The dessert table did not live up to expectations but the rest of the food was great. Dessert selection was good but very little effort in presentation, variety and actual flavor. Hostess also seemed to be a little inexperienced. May need to work on more professional greetings and interactions with customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch venue!
    Ginger
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    This is always a great brunch. I come from an area where brunch is a very popular event and I always have a difficult time finding a good brunch in the Denver area. I thoroughly enjoy this brunch and try to come back as often as I can. Thank you for continuing this tradition for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Brunch
    repeatcustomer
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    We have been back several times since our initial visit a few years ago, the offerings and quality are consistent each and every time, with choices for every member of your party, even the indecisive types!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Sunday Brunch!
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Absolutely worth the price. The oysters, claims, crabs, shrimp were incredible. I can't wait for another reason to celebrate there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ultimate Brunch
    Piper
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    We have always enjoyed our brunch at Inverness. The staff is outstanding and the food is exceptional. We especially love your piano player - somehow he seems to remember the special songs we request and plays them wonderfully! A very special place to relax and enjoy a selection of foods not normally found at a regular restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for all day
    Jimbo
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    We went to the Garden Terrace for brunch for a second time and were very pleased. I thought the cost was a bit high, but the food quality and selection were great.e
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday bash!
    HappilyStuffed
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    We took my parents out for their 60th birthday. We made the reservation the morning of and the special request was honored. Window seats! The piano guy played Disney/Kids tunes for my daughter throughout the meal, the server played with her a little and our waters were never dry. The food was excellent - see website! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch location and spread
    Chowboy
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Best Brunch location and spread in Metro Denver. Also reasonable price and great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was great, many items
    downtowndinerVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Brunch was great, many items all very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great treat
    ginamk28
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    We went here for my birthday, this was our second time at this brunch, its absolutely wonderful! Great variety of delicious food. While it's more expensive than a typical brunch, it's really a great value for your money as well, and just a beautiful setting. It's a taste of the life of the rich life tucked in south Denver. I plan to visit more frequently and take family here when they are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    When we made reservations we were given a choice of 10::0 or 1:30. When we arrived at 1:30 There was no one else in the restaurant. The food was picked over, and dried out. We felt rushed to leave. All in all not a good experience
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  • Beautiful presentation of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Beautiful presentation of food, outstanding service and excellent selections! Good deal for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    our server said was amazing, made the experience way much better I have been there before but said moved the experience to a different level. would come back very soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but service lacking
    MikeCVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    The brunch layout was extensive and the food was very good. The only thing lacking was the service. We had to flag down our waitress for everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the morning
    Shiloh
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    We came to brunch to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. We are looking forward to celebrating our birthdays there as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Brunch
    Pat4
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    The champagne brunch on Father's Day was incredible. What a wonderful choice of food, and the desserts were heavenly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dining! A True Gem!
    Hard2please
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Great find for us. Nothing could be finer. Great service, food, with a friendly staff. Alisa, thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great start
    Jimbo
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    The food and selection were top-notch. However, late in the serving time some of the chefs who were assigned specific stations drifted off to the kitchen and created waits at those stations. Also, late in the serving time, some of the food items were readied on small plates and consequently, they got dried out. Other items were fresh and very tasty. The dessert selection was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still fabulous!
    MoonWomanVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    I hadn't been to the brunch at the Garden Terrace for many years, but was delighted to find that it was as good, if not better, than ever. Would recommend it highly to anyone looking for fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    live2eat
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    There seem to be so few places with buffet brunches anymore - especially good ones. The Garden Terrace had a great selection of salads, hot dishes - both breakfast and lunch items. They even had sushi, peel and eat shrimp, and crab legs. The fresh fruit was good and sweet - even the melons which can be hit and miss in restaurants. They had a great unlimited Bloody Mary bar for an additional cost, but it was well worth it. I was slightly disappointed by the dessert selection, but by the end of the meal - that was OK! It was a nice relaxed atmosphere - we weren't rushed at all. There was always plenty of food on the buffet - never saw anything that needed to be refilled. I can't wait to return - won't wait for another special occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day a bit crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The food and service at this wonderful Sunday Brunch location was as good as always. Fantastic variety, all excellently prepared and buffet kept fully stocked. I should have realized that Mother's Day would be crowded, and would not go there again on such a holiday. The increase in cost for a less-enjoyable brunch just doesn't make sense. But, I will certainly visit many times in the future on the restaurant's non-holiday Sundays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best seafood buffet around.
    Lindaparty
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    The best seafood buffet around. Other menu items equally delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our visit was wonderful. Jennifer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Our visit was wonderful. Jennifer our server was outstanding! We will be back again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch was top notch. A great
    stephVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Brunch was top notch. A great variety of food and everything tasted fantastic. Too much food to do it weekly but definitely an option for the occassional splurge or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer service was at its
    2kids2adu
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Customer service was at its highest here at the Inverness! You will not be dissapointed with the great selection of food and quality was excellent! Would recommend this hotel to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing, amazing buffet. We
    ampedtwizVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Amazing, amazing buffet. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and she had a wonderful time. The birthday brownie plate was a very nice touch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not What It Used To Be
    BonaduceVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    The service is still great, but the quality of the food has slowly gone down hill over the years. Their Prime Rib is horrid and other meat selection were very under cooked and disgusting. The fish looked, well, terrible.
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We took our family of 6 to the Sunday Brunch to celebrate our son's 16th bday. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. 2 comments - Sometimes they didn't get certain popular dishes refilled quickly enough & might need to revise their process. #2 we were not told there was an automatic 18% gratuity added to parties of 6 or more. Since there is no menu for brunch,the hostess/server should have mentioned this. It's not a good surprise when the bill arrives. The 18% was warranted because the service was indeed fantastic, but that isn't always the case. When it's a family dining; not separate parties in a group requiring different tickets or additional service, it can be a bit rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I went for
    julialb
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    My husband and I went for our anniversary brunch and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Both my husband and I tend to eat mostly the seafood and salads; creamy lox, succulent chilled shrimp, salmon, shrimp cocktail, Asian prawn salad. Also the small plates of crispy buttermilk chicken on grits were a favorite of mine,and the sausage in the breakfast area was cooked perfectly, had a great flavor and my husband loved them. Everything was wonderful and we look forward to returning. Also, we enjoyed the piano music too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate