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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace
Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brownpalace.com
  • Phone: (303) 297-3111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bill Dexter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off site catering is available from the Ship Tavern or the Brown Palace Hotel catering menus.
  • Private Party Facilities: Any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering rooms may be reserved based on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Bird, Ship Tavern Manager (303) 297-3111 x3225
  • Entertainment: Pianist plays Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: International award winning "Breckenridge Burbon barrel aged and infused with Brown Palace rooftop Honey"

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.
A word from Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace
Enjoy Ship Tavern’s own micro-brewed beer on tap along with a large selection of bottled beers while watching sporting events on the plasma TV. Ship Tavern features a casual menu and the freshest seafood in town. This Denver Colorado restaurant is also home to the region’s best prime rib, Rocky Mountain trout, prime steaks, fresh seafood & the best lobster salad sandwich in town.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Model sailing ships and dark wood walls with antique lanterns. Both Rocky Mountain trout and the beef filet were superb. Timely, very friendly service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The clam chowder was good the seafood fresh but the broth was too thick. The noise level was a bit too loud and it was difficult to have a conversation."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! Will definitely dine there again!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Prime Rib and the server were EXCELLENT. Both were our main reasons for returning to the Ship Tavern!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Best lunch in Colorado. Expressly designed for deipnosophists, so a business lunch? Perfect."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food, service, and ambiance. Quiet and feels secluded. Went for Sunday lunch/brunch it was wonderful but almost empty. Prime rib was wonderful. My kids even raved about the food from the kids menu. The other restaurants in the Brown Palace seemed to get all the brunch traffic, but The Ship was outstanding if you are looking for good food in a quiet spot."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've loved the Ship Tavern since I was a child. The menu is varied, including sandwiches and some of Denver's best burgers to yummy, more formal entrees. We're always proud to take guests from out-of-town to the Ship Tavern. It's just the right blend of casual and "up market." We can always count on a very tasty meal, served well in a unique setting. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Female wait staff and male manager lavished attention on my male client and ignored me, the woman who made the reservation and hosted the lunch. The food was undercooked and cold when it arrived."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had a very good experience, as always, at the Ship Tavern. We will be back when the occasion arises. Thanks."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Love the Tavern. I enjoy taking clients a d friends there. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Our waiter, Don, could not have done a better job. The Philly cheesesteak was VERY dry."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The Brown Palace is known for their house made Caesar as well as their prime rib, but don't discount one of their many other options. The scallops and tarragon risotto were just fabulous (their wine offerings were as well). The service is unmatched and the waitstaff aims to please with a very professional demeanor. We like to come here for special occasions, but we're finding The Ship Tavern to be one of our favorite weekly dining spots as well. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The Ships Tavern was recommended to m by a friend for a place to go for an upscale casual anniversary dinner before a theater engagement. Spot on. Dressy or casual is acceptable attire. The wait staff was efficient, did not hover but was attentive and professional. We opted for several appetizers and a shared salad to stay on the light side. The shaved prime rib quesadilla was outstanding in flavor, servicing size and a great value. A nice old pub atmosphere inside a ship made it not quiet but not rowdy, enjoyable. Highly recommend for a place to stop in for a grog or meal."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Well quite honestly the Tavern wouldn't be as desirable to us if it were not for the pianist, John, as he is absolutely fabulous! However we have always enjoyed our meals and gatherings there, he is just an added, delightful benefit."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Took a DC client to the Ship Tavern for dinner meeting. We were seated promptly at our 7:30 reservation. Entire staff was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly My guest was very impressed."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I don't know why but I have always liked the ambiance of The Ship's Tavern. It has kind of a pub feel with the dark wood and low lighting. The food never really disappoints. The prime rib is always excellent. The lobster bisque had a generous serving of lobster on top of a very nicely seasoned bisque. The scallops were excellent on top of a risotto perfectly cooked with the most delicate mushrooms cooked in the risotto. The service is always very professional. The wine list is a little pricey and does not have a very large selection, but other than that, the experience was great."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal at Ship's Tavern. The best rib-eye steak I've eaten in a very long time, marinated just right, with fresh vegetables and potato fingerlings. The lobster bisque was full of lobster, which is hard to find these days. Albert, our waiter, was a sweetheart! Located inside the Brown Palace Hotel, it's a find in the downtown area, and not as expensive as other well-known name steakhouses. Ship's Tavern is known for their prime rib, as well."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "EFFICIENT SERVICE. Good variety on menu. comfortable. will return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was ok but the atmosphere felt like a cheap New England luncheonette . Went for my sons 21st Birthday... Thank god for the upscale cigar bar,,,,,truly classy"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Tables crowded together detracted from the experience. Food very expensive for the quality."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A long time favorite it had been a while since we were downtown to eat there. The food was great, service the same. It was a fun place to go to."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Terrible dress code. In some cases, like a locker room--sweat clothes, baseball hats on backwards, and the like. Loud drinking women at the bar."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We got there around 5:30pm so it may have been Happy Hour in the restaurant. Men were shouting, women were screeching and kids were making a racket. The tables were packed in tightly and hard to get around. Being a party of four seated in the corner, we couldn't hear one another speak. We had to wait for the walk back to our hotel to catch up on things. The food was well prepared and presented. I would say the menu had something for everyone. They have a fantastic chef and servers. The bar selection was outstanding. If you want someplace catch up with friends, unless you want to join in the shouting, I would not recommend it. I would find another place for dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Ships Tavern is now our favorite place to bring out-of-town guests for a special dining experience WITHOUT breaking the bank. Dress is casual (guys you don't need to wear a jacket to dinner) and the service is fabulous. Valet parking is free with validation (remember to tip) or consider Light Rail which drops you only a block away! We love the beauty and elegance of the Brown and love to show off this gem to our guests!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time looking at all the ship models. The buffalo (bison) burger was done perfectly. The homemade chips were outstanding and very plentiful. My dining friend had the reuben, which was also very good. Friendly wait staff."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Took my husband to dinner for his birthday and his first time to the Brown Palace. Seated in a wonderful, quiet booth. Excellent service! Grey Goose was having a promo so we tried their pear drink special...very good (and free that night!). We both ordered steak (prime rib and rib eye). Both were very good; cooked perfectly, tender and juicy. My only complaint is the sauce on the ribeye was a little on the salty side. Highly recommend Ships Tavern. Looking forward to going again for another special occasion."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This place can be hit or miss, but our visit this time was a hit. It was nice that our server remembered us from a previous visit. Although the food is pricey, it's worth it for the ambiance."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "In Denver it is a place to feel at home and enjoy with family and friends. You are unlikely to see any hip hopers here it's just not there scene."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We did not think the food was good at all!! Not even the dessert!! My husband had the fish and I had the chicken. We felt like they were trying to put something together cheap & tasted like a cheap restaurant. It was not worth the money at all!! We even had to send our food back because it was cold the first time we got it. I don't know what happened this year for restaurant week and I hope this is not the norm!! Beautiful hotel awful food in the Taven!! They either need to do it right and represent the quality of food they do offer or do not participate for restaurant week. It's better than serving awful food!! It was not worth the money!!! We regret choosing this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This place really reminded me of a ship's tavern! The piano player was amazing and the ambiance was great. The food was not that great to me and especially for the high prices I expected it to be good! The service was extremely great and I would go back just for the seafood!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "For more than 50 yeas, the Ship Tavern has been a special site for me. When my husband and I lived in Denver, it was a romantic get-away dinner spot. Now that he is gone and I am in Boulder, I bring guests to enjoy the warmth of the setting. I know everything must change, but it is nice to find a place that is pretty much as I remember it."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "If you are a prime rib fan, you have to have the open face prime rib for lunch!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great food! Went for resturant week a little disappointed that the menu didnt give as many selections as it stated on the restaurant week menu, but overall was good. The service was great and the appetizers were amazing!!! The quesadilla were to die for."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We visited the Ship Tavern during Restaurant Week. Typically, I don't expect great service during Restaurant Week because I know the service staff hates this time of year. We were pleasantly surprised with the level of service we received. Our server was attentive and didn't try to rush us out the door. Also, even though there is a limited menu offered during Restaurant Week, the food was delicious. Hats off to the chef! Thanks!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "It is a cool place to go once! My husband and I looked at the food and prices and opted for a late dinner of soup and dessert. The seafood chowder was very good as was the bison chili and apple pie for dessert was fun (but order it early since it takes half an hr)."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This is the second year we've chosen this restaurant and they never fail to please with excellent food, both in taste and presentation . The service is good and it is always fun to visit the historic Brown Palace Hotel,"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We made reservations to eat at this place. That would mean that a table would be available. The staff claimed we were "fifteen minutes late," so they "released" our table and were going to give us a substandard one because we were "late." The only reason we were "late" was because the person seating customers took her sweet time seating people, and we had to wait in line for fifteen minutes before she got to us. It wasn't our fault that we were "late," it was hers. We expect better of a restaurant in a high-end hotel. When we left, this person had the audacity to apologize for our "inconvenience!" We won't be back, which is a shame, because we've made a point of eating at this place every time I'm in Denver on business."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Have frequented the Ship Tavern for 33 years back to the day Mr. Alex Anton was a waiter. Never had an experience that wasn't pleasant or food (love the prime rib) that wasn't excellent. The wait staff has always been top notch."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The Ship's Tavern is great for business or for friends who are in from out of town and want to visit the Brown Palace. Easy in and out of Downtown and the validate valet parking"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went especially for the Prime Rib which was excellent and my husband's favorite. It was his birthday, so I wanted to find the best Prime Rib in the city, and we did. Everything else was excellent."
    Dined on 2/4/2014