Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

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Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
**Reservations are currently available. Please note, a face covering is required while entering, exiting or moving through the restaurant. Parties must be complete to be seated, and should not arrive more than 5 minutes before their reservation time.**

For decades, afternoon tea has been a tradition at The Brown Palace. Set amid the historic grandeur of the atrium lobby with its serenade of the melodic piano, guests revel in the splendor as they escape from the city's bustle. Enjoy such signature items as a pot of properly brewed English tea accompanied by scones served with Devonshire cream and preserves, savory tea sandwiches and a delightful array of classic tea pastries.

Sip on classic and tea-themed cocktails, a glass of wine or a refreshing pint in our lobby while digging into charcuterie and other inventive dishes at Atrium Cocktails on Friday & Saturday evenings from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Live music by The John Kite Jazz Quartet will complete an unforg
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GailW
Key West
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time to come for high tea for my birthday and I would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion. Well worth it. It measured up to any tea in my home country of England!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing afternoon tea! The Palace Grey was one of the best teas I’ve had. All of the food was delicious (especially the desserts!). We left full and happy! The atmosphere was everything. Such a beautiful place full of history. We hope to visit again!

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Trent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time, great dining experience and atmosphere.

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MeganR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, amazing atmosphere, really fun time with the family!

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LuannS
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tea at the Brown Palace was one of the highlights of our trip

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work in an emergency room and decided to treat myself on my days off (I had to cancel my vacation earlier this year). I absolutely loved my experience and hope to go back... perhaps with a friend or two. Everything tasted great, the service was wonderful and the piano player enhanced the experience.

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BradB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Price is too high, but we enjoyed the experience. Sandwiches were somewhat dried out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! The staff is amazing, very personable.

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AdrianM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!!! It was a early birthday surprise for my Wife, she loved every minute of it!!!! It's a definite must if you are in Denver.

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CooperK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful treat! We went to the brown for my birthday, and it was a great experience. Everything was very spread out and they were incredibly safe as cars as masks and social distancing goes. The tea itself was outstanding as well as the cakes and tea sandwiches. There was a love pianist and he was very good, it set the mood beautifully in the hotel atrium.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and traveling to area

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kimD
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it! server was amazing and answered any questions we had! food was great!

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SusieT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! We went for afternoon tea to celebrate my friend's upcoming wedding (just us two and her daughter). Her daughter was just beside herself, exclaiming that everything was 'so fancy'. The service was wonderful, everyone was so friendly, and the tea/treats were all delicious. Tea at the Brown Palace never disappoints!

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BobA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea at the Brown Palace is an amazing experience. The tea and food are excellent. The service and ambiance wonderful. It was a lovely way to spend some mother daughter time.

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lindaP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambience, beauty and service for tea at The Brown Palace is excellent. I have been to tea many times over the years. However, this time, the food was only ok. The scones were average, nothing special; in fact, a bit dry. Some of the tea sandwiches were good, but the cucumber and cream cheese was very wet and tasteless. Some of the desserts were again, good, but some rather ordinary.

Disappointed. Rather expensive for the food that was provided.

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Cecily
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service and tea were fine, but the food was not worth the money. I believe such experiences at that price point should go above and beyond the quality you can receive at half the price. This high tea is over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday. Very elegant and memorable experience.

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MarcyG
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my husband to his first afternoon tea experience near the end of our vacation time in Denver. For a guy who usually isn’t in to that type of stuff, he loved it! This was one of the best afternoon teas I’ve experienced, from the food to the music. The Brown Palace was recommended by my mother, and I’m so glad she did! We’ll definitely be back when we return to Denver in the future.

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DorothyS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was lovely. It was pleasant and relaxing and there was no rushing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With covid, I felt they could’ve not allowed so many reservations at one time. I felt the spacing from other guests was still too close.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The scones, tea, service, and music were great. We had a lovely time.
The desserts were terrible, two were inedible. I expected way more for the price and the location to have much higher quality. We had some kind of chocolate and a Russian tea cake that all for of us found awful. The cheesecake cookie was ok. I’m not a baker and I could have done better.

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CherylO
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful afternoon that should be experienced at least once!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great value and service, definitely recommend!

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vipDependable
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Always nice to have the option for a proper afternoon tea and the Brown Palace has the ambiance to make it memorable. I was a bit disappointed in the food quality and staff attentiveness. With so few options for afternoon tea, the Brown Palace will continue to be a preferred option in Denver.

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Menumanics
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday, I think we’re starting a new tradition. The experience was great!

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nancyr
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Better than tea at Empress Hotel in Victoria BC!

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vipEvergreene
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I celebrate her birthday at the Brown every year, starting with afternoon tea. We see a lot of the same wait staff every year; some are there for a decade or more.

We look forward to it all year long. This has been our 21st year. We started when she was 4. At age 25, she still wants this to be our tradition. I agree!

We love the scones and the egg salad sandwiches the most. At age 21, we were able to progress to champagne along with the tea.

We also greatly enjoyed the pianist who just randomly chose a lot of our favorites. My daughter is too full from tea treats to eat her cupcake with the candle, but we keep it in the fridge in our room upstairs for her to take home the next day.

Now I have to wait another year but it will be fun anticipating it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipSharonG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely, relaxing way to take a break in your day. Fantastic food and impeccable service! The piano player really added to the overall ambience (and such a friendly guy!) Overall amazing experience!

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Mykie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hiwat was our beautiful server and she made us have the most amazing experience.

Also the sweet man at the front check took all the pictures we needed.

We celebrated our friend, Sarah, getting married and it was a magical Lunch.

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vipPatL
Tahoe
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good service and delightful ambience. for TEA

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LisaT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time at high tea today! The champagne, tea and all the food was delicious! The bonus was the piano player who played a couple of our favorite songs and he was so sweet!

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NorrisC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate my Mom’s 80th birthday!

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LauraS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the Brown Palace Tea several times and it is always wonderful. This time they set the room up to socially distance and the servers wore masks. The room is an atrium so super high ceiling. We felt totally safe and pampered. So fun to be able to enjoy this special time for my birthday.

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Bogdan
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty, elegantly presented. We loved the ambiance provided by the piano player and the lobby of the Brown Palace.

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vipLauren
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea, plus champagne, of course! Delightful atmosphere and service. Really enjoyed the live piano music. Food was fine -- typical tea offerings -- but sandwiches could have been a bit more posh. Loved the chocolate truffles!

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughters, granddaughters, sister and I had a wonderful time. Service was very good. A little to quiet.

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GoodFoodie5280
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We decided to show up for afternoon tea to celebrate a friend! We had a good time. The service was great! The tea was delicious. The pianist was amazing!

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PatrickM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We promised my daughter that if she had good grades my wife and I would dress up in Victorian era clothing and have afternoon tea at the Brown Palace. COVID put this promise on hold for a bit but as we gear up for another round of online learning, we decided it was a good time to have a fun afternoon. The tea was good, the pastries were good, the sandwiches looked appropriately tiny for afternoon tea, the service was excellent and the guy playing background music on the piano was absolutely fantastic. We had a good time, took lots of photos and had an afternoon we won't soon forget. As "value for money" goes if you price out the food and tea, it's a terrible deal but for the whole experience and the fact that our daughter is only 16 once and the time window on how long she wants to dress up and have tea with her parents is closing... it was amazing and we will treasure our afternoon spent having tea.

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Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace is rated 4.8 stars by 2695 OpenTable diners.

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