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Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace, Denver, CO

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

4.8
4.8
3470 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea & Atrium Cocktails

Afternoon Tea, a decades-long tradition at The Brown Palace, is set amid the historic grandeur of the Atrium Lobby serenaded by a melodic piano. Guests enjoy 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.

Atrium Cocktails are on Friday & Saturday evenings, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Sip on classic cocktails, wine, or a refreshing pint with charcuterie and other inventive dishes. Live music by The John Kite Jazz Quartet will complete an unforgettable and lively experience.

For parties of 8 or more guests, please contact us directly 303.297.3111 x3223

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Cocktails Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 297-3111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kimberly Moyle

  • Private party facilities

    Any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering rooms may be reserved based on availability.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway & Tremont Place

  • Parking details

    The Brown Palace Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Tremont Place. Enjoy reduced day parking when validated at Afternoon Tea. Complimentary valet parking when validated at Atrium Cocktails.

  • Public transit

    Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California

  • Entertainment

    Pianist in the Atrium (adjacent the restaurant): Monday through Saturday: 12:00pm - 7:30pm. Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,470 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. BL

    BarbaraL

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely tea at the Brown Palace! Soft classical piano music, attentive staff, tables set far enough apart that you can have private conversations.
  2. JL

    JenniferL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for an Afternoon Tea Experience in a historical building. Plenty of food, and relaxing atmosphere.
  3. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and so was the tea. The Brown Palace is beautiful.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my daughters and granddaughters to tea to celebrate the start of the school year and some very busy moms.
  5. PG

    PhyllisG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would have enjoyed having more than one flavor of tea.
  6. t

    teatime

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was too notch as usual. Kristina Mariana and Kristen are the best of the best at the brown palace. Everything was just exquisite!
  7. DP

    DottieP

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh this was so much fun and elegant!!!! I took my 8-year old granddaughter because I have always wanted to do this. I am so glad I did and I am sure I will be doing this again and again. The piano player was AMAZING and I even keyed in on the fact he was playing Harry Potter and Disney songs. They sounded so elegant and upscale I am sure there were many who did not even notice. I am glad I did because it made our experience even more delightful. I would highly recommend this to anyone who would like to enjoy a little beauty and charm in their social outings and I would absolutely recommend this as a mother-daughter or grandma-granddaughter experience (or grandson of course). 6 stars and 3 thumbs up!
  8. NH

    NicholeH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to do this again! We had a fantastic time!
  9. RG

    RamonaG

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Brown Palace for a birthday for our guest and it did not disappoint! Customer service was much better this time than in times past.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing service, beautiful ambiance!
  11. BM

    BenjaminM

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Brown Palace and enjoyed their afternoon tea. Not only were the tea and treats amazing but the ambience was first class. They had a great orchestral band playing with a singer that sounded exactly like Louis Armstrong.
  12. B

    Blair

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. The ambience is very special, venue is gorgeous, food is good, pianist was wonderful. They have a gluten-free free plate!
  13. JR

    JulieR

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It is a lovely tradition. The piano is wonderful! So pretty and quiet!
  14. N

    Nebgirl

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scones were delicious. The clotted cream and lemon curd that accompanied them were outstanding. The egg salad and cucumber sandwiches were quite good too. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon celebrating my aunt’s birthday and wedding anniversary at a place she had celebrated her honeymoon and several wedding anniversaries.
  15. J

    Jstenz

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was beautiful and the tea experience was relaxing with beautiful piano music playing.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  17. RM

    ReneeM

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service in the center lobby of this beautiful historic hotel.
  18. p

    paulam

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience. Exceptional staff. Delicious food. The tea was amazing. Great options. The Tropical was perfect for a summer afternoon.
  19. G

    Gddining

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I took my granddaughters for our annual tea before heading back to school. The food offered, like every year, is wonderful for ladies and older women but for younger girls there was not much variety.
  20. JH

    JoyceH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Nice place for fiends to get together and enjoy the lovely afternoon tea!
  21. TO

    TeriO

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here before and the same great service and quality. Rachel was our server and she was top notch. Next time I will ask for her
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy tea at the Brown Palace. It was a great late Mother’s Day gift for my mother and my daughter came as well. The service was impeccable as well as the food and tea.
  23. CH

    CindyH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t miss this in Denver! Awesome good. Great service! Beautiful hotel!
  24. CR

    ColleenR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Always beats expectations!
  25. L

    Lambshark

    Los Angeles

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful tradition of finesse and service. Families dressed up and enjoying themselves. Teas and delicacy sandwiches. Really special and good.
  26. RK

    RebeccaK

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience as always! My husband and I were celebrating the anniversary of our meeting. We had the Brown Palace Signature Tea which offered two types of scones (traditional and rosemary), tea sandwiches (especially good egg salad and beautiful cucumber sandwiches) and delectable sweets (loved the raspberry pastry and Earl Gray cookies). The array of teas from which to choose was perfect. The pianist was not only an elegant musician but a warm person who took our photos later.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated birthday yea with my granddaughter
  28. NF

    NickyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can always trust that afternoon tea at The Brown Palace is going to be simply magical. It really is a superb experience.
  29. NW

    NathanielW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun experience. A bit expensive, but for what you get it is understandable. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Delightful.
  30. LD

    LadyDi16

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice tea service! A little on the pricey side, but you’re paying for the experience of eating in the stately Brown Palace. We enjoyed the scones, desserts and tea—sandwiches were so-so. Overall an enjoyable experience.
  31. A

    Atlmom

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we are in Denver, we always make reservations for Afternoon Tea ! The staff spoils you! The tea selection includes something for everyone. The delicate sandwiches and tasty desserts are incredible- the variety of scones with clotted cream are to die for. This is a must!
  32. S

    Steve

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do not miss this experience. Do not eat lunch or a large breakfast beforehand.
  33. CC

    CamdenC

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    There was wonderful food the service was kind and very welcoming
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely!! So. Ice!
  35. L

    Linm

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The beautiful chandelier was gone & replaced with a large American flag. It really detracted from the ambiance.
  36. JM

    JenM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! There is a reason it is hard to get a reservation. The piano player was amazing playing a variety of songs while holding full conversations and interacting with people attending tea. He gave us insight into the hotel itself which made the time more special for us. The staff was great at guiding to what would work for us on the menu and giving great service while allowing time for conversation and not rushing us so we could truly sit and enjoy the ambiance of The Brown Palace. Will absolutely try to go again and it is absolutely worth the months in advance reservation!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fabulous place for afternoon tea! The wait staff is very attentive & the food is marvelous. We had a pianist playing in the background- very relaxing!
  38. E

    Ellen

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience and can’t wait to go back.
  39. S

    Sweetbunny

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely afternoon tea to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious. We’ll definitely be back!
  40. TL

    TeaLover

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You accommodated my gluten issues with wonderful substitutes and the tea itself was so tasty. The service made me feel like a queen and the entire experience was like being in a Hallmark movie.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace is rated 4.8 stars by 3470 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway & Tremont Place

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Cocktails Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Brown Palace Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Tremont Place. Enjoy reduced day parking when validated at Afternoon Tea. Complimentary valet parking when validated at Atrium Cocktails.

  • Public transit

    Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kimberly Moyle

  • Entertainment

    Pianist in the Atrium (adjacent the restaurant): Monday through Saturday: 12:00pm - 7:30pm. Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 297-3111

  • Private party facilities

    Any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering rooms may be reserved based on availability.

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