Twin Owls Steakhouse
Twin Owls Steakhouse

Twin Owls Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.twinowls.net/
  • Phone: (970) 586-9344
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Open weekends only 5-9om Friday-Sunday. Reservation suggested.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brant Price
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Steakhouse has a variety of private dining rooms all with log walls and massive stone fireplaces. We can accommodate private parties from 10 to 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Sandra 9702154544x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 34 Bypass
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Twin Owls Steakhouse
The Twin Owls Steakhouse is a beautiful log cabin built in the 20's. It has a warm candlelit ambiance and 3 moss rock fireplaces. We feature on our menu various steaks, seafood, game, poultry and more.
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Twin Owls Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
188 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (119)romantic (112)scenic view (88)fit for foodies (65)neighborhood gem (57)good for groups (47)notable wine list (33)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Best in Colorado!
    Ednlaurie29
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Twin Owls Steakhouse was recommended by a friend - we were extremely pleased with EVERY aspect of this experience! Reservation seated us right on time and our server, Krista provided flawless service! FOOD WAS AMAZING - THE BEST WE HAVE FOUND IN OUR 15 YEARS LIVING IN COLORADO! We have been searching for a decent restaurant in Estes Park for years - we cannot believe we missed this hidden gem. We will be back for sure and are telling everyone we know!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My rib eye was thin, over cooked, flavorless, and was a bad cut. My wives salmon tasted very fishy. We were very disappointed in the food. I made reservations a week a head of time and we still had to wait 15 minutes to get a table. We did like the atmosphere and the tea was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very impressed by the location, food, and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    One of my new favorite restaurants. Perfect place for a romantic dinner with excellent food and service. I cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Estes Park Experience
    UpForGoodFood
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great Estes Park Experience! This is a fine restaurant with service to match. The evening we were there, they had a Spanish-style guitar player for entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Kimberly1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I booked this restaurant for my husband and I's wedding anniversary. It was the complete package. The good was absolutely amazing. I had the elk medallions and they were to die for. My husband had the salmon and it was amazing. They even gave us two glasses of free champagne to celebrate. The service was great, very nice, polity, not loud and very funny, but not cheesy funny. There was a waitress though that was quite loud & a little obnoxious. With the place being so quiet, it was hard not to notice every word she was saying, even if she was quite a few tables away. Overall, the experience was awesome and I would recommend this place to anyone for all reasons listed above.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time, great food.
    Mack
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A very enjoyable evening. Excellent service, excellent food. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Great Great place to dine
    pickyeater
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Without a doubt, one of the best dining experiences we have had. We have dined at several top restaurants and this one is right up there. The service was top notch and the meal was outstanding. Will be dining there every time we are in Estes park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could be better
    Kingklaus4
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A beautiful place with lovely views. Based on the name the steak was a little below expectation but the service was good and the atmosphere was romantic and cozy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Special
    Francesca
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    If you'd like a quiet evening with special friends, Twin Owls will definitely please. The menu offers both wild game and traditional flavor, prepared with excellent detail. The historical ambiance encourages appreciation for a timeless evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Estes
    NYRay
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at the Twin Owls and we could not be more pleased. Our special table (the better of two tables in the loft) wasn't ready at our reservation time, but it was highly suggested we wait the 10 minutes or so until it was. We're so glad we waited since it gave us a catbird view of the restaurant along with the romantic privacy we originally requested in our reservation. Service and especially the food was outstanding. We also appreciated that the restaurant recognized our anniversary when we arrived and during and after our meal. Really makes it special when restaurants do this which is not always the case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just as good the second time
    Weirs
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    While spending a long weekend in Estes Park, we visited Twin Owls for the second time this year. It's so nice to be able to dine in a lovely atmosphere with romantic lighting, good wine, excellent food surrounded by people dressed nicely and behaving themselves! The service was friendly and helpful - not too intrusive but anticipating your needs. It was quite full, the bar was lively, a party was going on in a private room, but the main dining hall was still calm and quiet. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Twin Owls Estes
    BobS
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    One of my all-time favorite places to dine. Atmosphere is quiet log cabin with a great fire place. Order the McGregor fillet, it's the best. Occasional elk or fox wanders into view during dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vicki
    Yummyeating
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a great table by the window at dusk. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. We had the elk appetizer kabobs, they were cooked perfectly. My husband had their signature filet. He didn't like the balsamic reduction they sat it on...it ruined the steak. I loved the lamb chops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food and service. The area is beautiful, we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twin Owls
    Wandrea
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wonderful experience. Lovely setting. Great menu. Great good. Loved the roasted beet salad
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Niki
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We stayed at Black Canyon condos and had dinner at the Twin Owls for my birthday. This was our second time, once again, we ate too much! Food was delicious and service was impeccable. There was a large group of "youngsters" next to our table who were noisy enough that we heard a lot of their conversation. We probably should have requested another table, but didn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excelent
    Eatgoodfood
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was carefully prepared, and the owner of the restaurant was out mingling with the guests. The waiter was attentive and service was perfectly timed. We sat in the loft which was very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My wife and I ate there for dinner on our anniversary. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation which was a good thing. The restaurant seemed fairly busy for a Thursday night. Our order was the Elk Kabobs, 2 side salads, Bison Ribeye, and a hamburger. All the food was cooked to the temp we has requested. The two areas that made us leave without eating everything was the taste. My Ribeye had a balsamic glaze with sautéed mushrooms. It was ladeled on my steak and looked like I was eating soup with a steak floating inside. It was not that attractive to the eye or the palate. 2nd thing was the seasoning. Nothing was salted. I almost never need to add salt to a meal but my wife and myself had to add salt to everything.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elk and beer
    njs724
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The elk was excellent and the local beer was a plus. Will have to go next time in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We done at the Twin Owls Steakhouse whenever we are in Estes Park. It's something we look forward to and can always count on an excellant experience. My favorite is the filet Mcgregor and the beet salad. Plus, you won't leave hungry! Very good service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe the best in Estes
    Tyler
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We searched for the best restaurant in Estes Park for our Anniversary and I think this place may fit the bill. The service was wonderful, and they fulfilled my table location request. They had a guitar player plucking out some classical guitar and the fireplace lit. It was a cozy and romantic ambiance. The food was good. Not amazing, but solid enough. I liked the green chile mashed potatoes, added a nice little kick and some flavor. Our dinner lived up to my expectations for a steakhouse in Estes, but didn't exceed them. Classy place overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jazzy
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The ambience is outstanding, as you are surrounded by old Logs, barn wood floors, and intimate lighting. The food was also great. My husband ordered a filet and I chose the Elk Medallions. Both wonderful and flavorful. Service was also excellent. It was our anniversary and they set us at a perfect table to celebrate the special occasion. This was our second time eating dinner here while visiting Estes Park, and we will make it a reoccurring event when we vacation there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food service was lacking xxxxx
    Poorservice
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    our food was good, the service was lacking. our waiter disappeared for long periods of time. never took away plates, never refilled glasses. needed to order more wine, drinks. otherwise, ok. our food was good, the service was lacking. our waiter disappeared for long periods of time. never took away plates, never refilled glasses. needed to order more wine, drinks. otherwise, ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    MtnPrincess
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    TwinOwls is our favorite date place in Estes Park! The elk medallions were amazing and our waiter recommended the perfect wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Reunion Gathering Spot
    postweddingdine
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had the opportunity to dine at the Twin Owls Steakhouse with our party of 11 for a family gathering post wedding celebration. The attraction to our party was the it was not in downtown Estes and avoided the congestion of downtown dining during the weekend at Estes. The food was excellent and the staff assisted our guest with selections based on their dietary needs. The ambiance was excellent and our party was not rushed, even though there were guests waiting. The portions were large and several of us probably could have split a meal. We enjoyed dining at this location and would recommend it to those looking for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Came here for my boyfriends birthday dinner. We both ate the filet minon and lobster absolutely delicious. We did order the shrimp apetizer thought it was a little over priced when they only serve you five shrimp. Waitress was great and, even though it was a late birthday, he did receive and excellent birthday dessert(free) excellent experience overall.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twin Owls Steakhouse
    meet4eat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, service and overall experience at the steakhouse. The lamb chops and elk were outstanding. The prices were quite reasonable and portions were generous. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Birthday!
    AnnaCharlaine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This meal was amazing. I'd heard good things, but it's fairly pricey, so we waited for a special occasion. I had the prime rib, which almost melted in my mouth. The side dish was green chile mashed potatoes. They were a surprise and AMAZING! I absolutely loved the entire meal!!! Our waitress was also fantastic. I was a little nervous when we were seated because we were seated right next to the women's restroom door, but it wasn't even noticeable since they'd hung a curtain to hide the door. Twin Owls really made my birthday special. As a local, I'll be recommending it to everyone who visits me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Estes Park for foodies!
    TravelingFoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What a great find! The menu featured a lot of game dishes; my husband had the elk tenderloin, and I had the buffalo rib-eye. Each was cooked to perfection (we like our meat rare). The side dishes were fabulous, fresh and seasonal. The service was excellent, but not stuffy. And we enjoyed the recommended pairings from their great wine list! we'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twin Owls Steakhouse 10/02/14
    2yummy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    All I can say is Nearly Perfect! the restaurant itself is located near a rock formation that is named Twin Owls, hence the name also for the Steakhouse. Interesting history that the staff will have to tell you. Beautiful log lodge building and comfortable table seating. We had a loft table with a view of the main dining room, nice! The food is super and we opted for the Elk Medallions served with balsamic onions and sweet potatoes. As tender as any of the best grilled filet, superb flavor. Our receptionist and waiter Constantine were the best you could expect. My birthday earned a Chef's appetizer which was a fruit mix and we enjoyed that so much we took a photos that and our entre too! This by far is one of the best restaurant experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food...finally
    alrightguy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Very nice place with a few "bumps". Hostess efficient, but not personable. Group with a reservation 30 min after ours arrived after us (we were 10 min early) and was seated ahead of us. Then a couple that arrived after us and was seated after us received their drinks while we still had not been acknowledged. My wife had prime rib..said it was OK, but not the best she has had. I had ribeye, ordered Medium rare plus, arrived very rare. Once we were able to flag down our waitress it was promptly replaced with one closer to correct. Small cut (maybe 7 oz?), but considering veggies and potato (both quite good) are included, price is reasonable. Wine selection and price pretty good, though they did not have the wine pairing suggested in menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rustic Estes steak place
    Marty
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    4 of us enjoyed dinner at Twin Owls. Buffalo steak was new to me, so I can't compare it to others - but it was very nicely prepared. Others in the group raved about the beet salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite in Estes
    NCGent56
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Every other year, my wife and I spend 2 weeks in Estes Park. Her birthday falls within those 2 weeksp and have enjoyed celebrating at Twin Owls over the years. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT a steakhouse
    Dabber
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    There were only 2 beef steaks on the menu, filet and ribeye. I ordered the Ribeye. The beginning of any good steak is the cut they purchase. I first we received was the wrong steak, which had more grissle than meat - terrible. The second and correct steak was almost as bad - very thin and less than an average cut, barely Select, particularly bad for almost $30. Eating establishments in general are under whelming and over priced in Estes Park, but this was particularly bad given this was supposed to be the best steakhouse in Estes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real find!
    Muzzy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It had been many years since we had visited the Twin Owls Steakhouse. I looked on Open Table to see what, if any, restaurants in Estes Park were listed. The first one I saw was Twin Owls - and the reviews were very good. We were taking several special people to dinner and wanted the evening to be perfect. It was!! The server watched to make sure she attended to our every need. As always, it is a beautiful, charming place with a wonderful view. Many different entrees were ordered and everyone was very pleased. I had the short ribs. Wow! They were tender and delicious, and I will return soon to enjoy them again. We had nothing but rave reviews from our guests for our choice of restaurant. (We are residents of Estes Park.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food
    5Mtw
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    While beef is their signature the variety of choices makes it a place to take company. I like that pair their wine list to the selections and these wines are of moderate price. The atmosphere makes a special location
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We stopped eating here several years ago as it wasn't very good. Everthingwas great and I learned new owners in 2012. What a difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for dinner
    luvestes
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had a very nice dinner and the service was great. Highly recommend for a place to dine in Estes Park.
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great setting, expensive so-so food
    EP1diner
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had relatives in town who hadn't been to Twin Owls. Loved the the dining room & guitar player but felt the prices high for food quality. Salmon over cooked (served almost black), 8oz prime ordered rare looked like 4oz & not rare. Kabobs had tasty filet chunks but shrimp overlooked. Vegatables were skimpy size wise. Wait person skipped me when taking beverage orders & never caught the omission. She also asked guests if they wanted soup or salad like it was part of meal & not extra. Think quality/quantity for cost isn't there. Keep working on it.
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  • THe place to Go !
    12eatatVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The view from the windows are beautiful and the inside is a romantic cabin. We were treated to a special wildlife show - a bull elk grazing on the property. Order the Elk Medallions - they were GREAT !
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet