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

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

  • 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 3032973111x3225
  • Entertainment: Pianist plays Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Special Events: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (15)vibrant bar scene (11)romantic (10)late-night find (10)hot spot (9)good for groups (9)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • very funky, good and fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    very funky, good and fun. Piano and singer were fun too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ship's Tavern has a great
    Svein
    Dined on 1/31/2009
    Ship's Tavern has a great inerior. The service is excellent. The menu is very good. We both had hamburgers (yes, on the pricey side aT $15 each, but worth it!. We had an outstanding server. The overall ambiance is tops.
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  • We enjoyed a wonderful lunch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/31/2009
    We enjoyed a wonderful lunch, serviced was outstanding and the food was outstanding. We will return here for another lunch/dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The site, at the time of our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/22/2009
    The site, at the time of our dining, 6+pm, was filled with patrons, making the room extremely noisy. One could hear across the table only with difficulty. The food, while of expected quality, was quite "cool" when received at the table. The wait person was attentive but not overly so, which is desirable. We would not go to the Ship Tavern again, on an occasion which would prove to be so noisy. The problem, of course, is knowing in advance, which may or may not be possible.
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  • The service was slow and consequent
    ParkHillerVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2009
    The service was slow and consequently, we got our food crisped from the warming lights. Two out of six orders received were wrong and we had to wait while the kitchen remade the dishes (a salmon salad without dressing and a sandwich that was supposed to have dressing). We got the sense that no one cared about the quality of our experience. Perhaps it was because we were a group of six women in a restaurant otherwise filled with men, but we got the distinct impression we were not wanted.
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  • we always enjoy the food and
    HowieVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2009
    we always enjoy the food and the old ambiance at the Ships Tavern.The best prime rib.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a terrific Old English
    ChitownRikVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2009
    This is a terrific Old English Naval Pub with a nautical theme. Dark textured wood with blue and white checkered tablecloths. Model sailing ships adorn the alcoves and bar area. A pianist started playing classic at 8:30. My wife had dinner and sampled a few beers on this Friday night. We were pleasantly surprised with our server's knowledge of the beers and the entrees. the Prime Rib with Au Jus and horseradish was great, my wife's Halibut, Asparagus w/ Hollandaise and fries were terrific. Dessert consisted of Ben and Jerry's Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Creams with a side of whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Make sure you examine the hotel lobby memorabilia in this very beautiful historic hotel.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner and service was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/30/2008
    dinner and service was wonderful and wait service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The decor is really neat,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/23/2008
    The decor is really neat, and my husband said the prime rib was excellent. However, my fish was unremarkable, and our server was not friendly. It was an expensive meal, and I felt that we did not get our money's worth. I might go back for a drink at the bar, but not dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2008
    This was our first time to the Ship Tavern. The food was good when it finally arrived. I think it took over a 1/2 an hour or maybe even longer 'til it arrived. So that was a little disappointing. The hotel overall was decorated very nicely for the holidays which is why we decided to visit Ship Tavern.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only complaint was that table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/19/2008
    Only complaint was that table backed up to VERY LOUD piano player. Made it impossible to talk and gave us a headache. The food was excellent and service also great. But the noise level was INTOLERABLE, forcing us to leave prematurely. This was a special occassion for both of us and we were sorry to end on this note.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place never fails to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/17/2008
    This place never fails to live up to expectations. The food is always wonderful, well prepared, and presented well. The service of the wait staff is top notch. And then if that is enough to make for a great evening, the piano player comes in and begins to play the best music and generally the crowd joins into sing along.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The prine rib and the shrimp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    The prine rib and the shrimp cocktail were really good. The au gratin potatoes were pretty bad. They tasted like they had been frozen a long time---definitely NOT fresh. I didn't like the chocolate layer cake. The middle filling was semi-sweet, and I definitely don't like semi-sweet. I really liked the Ship Tavern, although it was a little noisy. The waiter, Charles, is the best waiter I've ever had there. I definitely prefer him to the effeminite male waiters I've had there before. Charles really provided world-class service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Denver classic that never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/11/2008
    A Denver classic that never fails to please - stick to the prime rib and you'll go home happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good. Ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2008
    Food was very good. Ordered the house prime rib and it was excellent. The food was a bit on the pricey side (not posted on menu and opentable rating was a bit off with $$ rating) relative to what I expected. Decor was interesting though the table space was a bit tight and the bar atmosphere lent to a more noise environment. Service was very good.. prompt despite the crowds.. water, bread and bill brought quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yikes! The french onion soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/3/2008
    Yikes! The french onion soup was terrible and the filet was equally as bad. We sent back our soup, but I felt bad about sending the steak back also. The filet was mushy. Wouldn't go back and order steak, but the burger and prime rib were great!
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful place to entertain
    howellndog
    Dined on 10/23/2008
    A wonderful place to entertain clients and associates.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter, Francisco, was
    Dick
    Dined on 9/26/2008
    Our waiter, Francisco, was just plain wonderful...knowledgeable, pleasant, helpful, understanding, etc., etc. On the other hand the maitre d' seemed to be inexperienced and unsure of himself. We had a very minor problem immediately upon our arrival, that would usually be handled by the maitre d'. It was Francisco who "repaired" the situation to our complete satisfaction. Otherwise, it was another totally delightful evening at the Ship's Tavern.
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  • We always love to visit historic
    McMontes
    Dined on 9/20/2008
    We always love to visit historic sites and this one is one of the you need to visit when in Denver! It was just as I pictured it after reading the description online. We went for the ambience and that was delivered. The food was good and service excellent. My husband ordered the "half chicken" and, although it was de-boned, it seemed like a VERY small half chicken! Tasted great though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the ships tavern was very
    HowieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2008
    the ships tavern was very good. The ambiance is the same as it has been for many many years. Great Prime Rib.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We try to eat at the Ship
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2008
    We try to eat at the Ship Tavern at least once a month for the past 4 or 5 years. The prime rib is the best in town and our waiter, Albert, is one of the best and attentive waiters we have ever known.
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  • The Ship's Tavern is a good
    DrewVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2008
    The Ship's Tavern is a good place if you are looking for a casual meal that is just a cut above.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've always enjoyed the historic,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2008
    I've always enjoyed the historic, old Denver feel to Ship Tavern. It doesn't take much to imagine 19th century gentlemen gathering at the bar to discuss the latest in mining news. Add to that an excellent bar menu, decent wine list, and impeccable service, and it's easy to see why Ship Tavern has been a Denver favorite for decades.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was impeccable even
    ReedelVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2008
    Service was impeccable even on a very busy night during the DNC. Food was very good to excellent. Ambiance is somewhat "old world" in a charming way and in keeping with the spirit of the venerable Brown Palace Hotel location.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our dinner at the Ship Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/4/2008
    Our dinner at the Ship Tavern was simply outstanding. If Michelin gave stars to pubs, it should give Ship Tavern a Michelin star. The trout and onion rings were the best I've ever had. The homemade potato chips are to die for. The filet also was fantastic - very flavorful with just right tenderness. The service was attentive and professional yet unobstrusive. We didn't want to leave!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very good experience. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    A very good experience. The staff are friendly, helpful, and very courteous. The prime rib was very good, and the homemade potato chips were awesome! Desserts were plentiful and well prepared. The maple cheesecake was an unexpected surprise, and the maple was not overpowering. A little on the noisy side for a romantic dinner, but it is a tavern after all! Prices were not out-of-line for the experience. Overall a winner.
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  • Very enjoyable to have lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    Very enjoyable to have lunch! I always enjoy our visits with our out of town guest!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The special shrimp po-boy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    The special shrimp po-boy was horrible. The shrimp was way overspiced & way overcooked. 5 pieces of overcooked shrimp on a huge, dry roll. The seafood chowder was, as always, outstanding, but served lukewarm instead of hot. $4.25 for a glass of iced tea is criminal. I will probably not return.
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  • One of Denver's classics and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    One of Denver's classics and continues to maintain that special atmoshere that is always good to have when I travel to Denver and desire a classic seafood and/or steak meal. Great meal, great room great place. Curt Wilson
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Always a very enjoyable lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    Always a very enjoyable lunch except that the service has been slow the last two times. Perhaps add a waitress to cover the tables more timely during the lunch rush.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant and the hotel
    OrthoramVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    The restaurant and the hotel are in an amazing historical building that makes it worth going. Our hostess was very kind and charming. The restaurant was crowded yet we were seated immediately. It does feel like a ship tavern with a lot of naval memorabilia. The waitress however was slow and did not know much about the wine or food. There is a piano player that makes the experience notable especially when some diners join him. The food was good, the appetizers were fine the wine list(!) was tiny. Do not think of getting some wine although the restaurant could be taken as a steakhouse. It looks like they are stuck and couldn't make a decision whether it should be a beer garden or a steakhouse. Nevertheless, worth going at least once!
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible cobb salad, brown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Horrible cobb salad, brown lettuce, looked like a leftover. The food on this ship is sinking.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We dine at the Ship Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    We dine at the Ship Tavern several times a month. However, this experience was awful. First off the waitress forgot to bring our appetizers. Second the bread on my sandwich was so hard that it made the sandwich uneatable. Third upon mentioning the forgotten appetizers and the rock hard bread, the waitress was unapologetic and did not offer any alternatives. Lastly the manager was also very unapologetic and slightly rude; his response to us was "yeah, it was a bad day for us". We understand that restaurants can get busy during the lunch hour, but we when we chose to go out to lunch and pay $16 for a cobb salad and $12 for a turkey sandwich, and it is of poor quality we at least expect to the wait staff and manager to be courteous.
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  • The Ships Tavern does not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    The Ships Tavern does not fit into any of the categories above. It is a very high-end, traditional, comfortable tavern, or eatery, where you feel special and quietly attended to. The menu, though limited, provides something for everyone, and if it isn't on the menu, the chef will do his/her best to accommodate your needs and wants. I know first hand how accommodating they can be. I can't tolerate spices, don't eat meat, and bread, so I asked the server to modify my entree. She was very gracious. And the meal was high quality and presented nicely. Overall, we had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration.
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  • My family has been going to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    My family has been going to the Ships Tavern for years. I was in town on business and took two of my co-workers for dinner. The experience was outstanding as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • It was wonderful to dine in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    It was wonderful to dine in such an historic hotel and not have it cost so much. The beef tenderloin was perfect and the ability to choose among several sides was great. The waiter was competent and funny (amusing). I wish I could remember his name.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our anniversary and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    It was our anniversary and was wonderful. The food was great and the service was excellent. I look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have had lunch at the Ship
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    I have had lunch at the Ship Tavern before and have been pleased. Our server was very nice but it took 40 minutes to get our meals from the time that we ordered them. I know that the place was very busy but I don't believe it was him as I saw him go back to the kitchen numerous times. We had two salads and three hot sandwiches so it wasn't as if we ordered anything that should have taken that length of time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For a place that had decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    For a place that had decor reminisant to a Long John Silvers (I am quoting from my husband as I hail from England and have not been to LJS, but it was definately not like any Tavern(a) I have been to in Europe), the table linens had seen much better days and the food was at best mediocre (except the oysters which were delicious but a rare find in Colorado), and vastly over priced. Ciche, as the italians say!! The staff however made the night, they were brilliant and I would like to thank our waitress Theresa, very good at anticipatory service especially as we had our children and Aaron, the host I believe but could be wrong, he arranged our horse and buggy ride from the hotel, his demeanor and service skills are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was very impressed. I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    I was very impressed. I had some dietary restrictions and spoke with one of the managers the day before my reservation. They not only created a beautiful and healthy lunch of salmon and fresh vegetables; the wait staff did an excellent job of knowing what I had ordered ahead of time and didn't make a big deal of it in front of my clients. Very pleased! They also saved the most remote table for our private conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate