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Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

1863 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Afternoon Tea
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Afternoon Tea, Lounge
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Hours of operation
Tea Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm February through November
Cocktails Daily: 4:30pm - 7:30pm February through November

HOLIDAY TEA DAILY: 11:00am - 4:30pm
November 15, 2017 through January 21, 2018

Holiday Cocktails Daily: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
November 15, 2017 through January 21, 2018
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Phone number
(303) 297-3111
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering rooms may be reserved based on availability.
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Private party contact
Sandy House, Lobby Tea Manager: (303) 312-5952
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Off site catering is available from the Afternoon Tea or the Brown Palace Hotel catering menus.
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Cross street
Between Broadway & Tremont Place
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Parking details
The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel.
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Public transit
Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
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Pianist in the Atrium (adjacent the restaurant): Daily: 12:00pm - 7:30pm.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1863 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipATLfoodie (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Afternoon tea at the Brown Palace has become an annual event for me and my team. It is a special afternoon out of the office. The ambiance is fantastic. An absolutely lovely setting. Nice assortment of sandwiches and sweets. Always good service. Very relaxing.

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Tea time at the Brown Palace is always enjoyable. It makes celebrating a friend’s 80th birthday an extra special event.

vipErin (Denver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I took my mother here for Valentine's Day when she visited from out of town. The ambiance and history are like no other! Lovely selection of tea, pastries, and delicate sandwiches.

vipChiz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fun adventure with family. Definitely an amazing experience

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The space was amazing the food was good the tea was great! The waitress was upset when we asked for a few more sandwiches but when I had been here before I was told that they are unlimited. So for $40 not really sure if it was worth three finger sandwiches and some scones. But the time spent with friends was nice.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

For more years than I like to admit, at least 4 generations of my family have enjoyed afternoon tea at The Brown Palace❣️The servers are articulate, professional, friendly and accommodating. The grand piano player was magnificent❣️ Our relaxing, lingering tea time was enjoyed immensely❣️Thank you❣️ Please do not ever change anything about this very special experi nce👍🤗❤️‼️

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined 7 days ago

Poor service. Didn't ask about dietary restrictions, offer options or check on us. Overpriced for lower quality food; dry, stale scones, milk had particles in it and was warm, overall flavor pairings were not 5 star but mediocre. Advertised as having high standards but was subpar in terms of food quality and service. Would have been justified if lower price but the overall experience was somewhat tacky with a pretense of elegance.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Tea was a disappointment. We were seated right next to the piano and it was impossible to talk. It was actually a relief every time the pianist took a break between songs. All three of us were relieved when the experience was over and we left. No one should be seated RIGHT NEXT to the piano.

The food was ok, but nothing special. The scones were good. The cucumber and egg salad sandwiches were soggy. The sweets were extremely sweet and akin to what you might get out of a candy box.

I left a message for the food and beverage manager to give feedback and have not even received the courtesy of a call back.

I am from New Mexico where we have excellent Teas at St. James Tearoom an St. Francis Hotel.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Pretty pricey for what you get, service was good, band was good, loved they had a cigar lounge so close
By, we had a good time probably a one time deal.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The service and food was very good, the atmosphere was so nice. A great place for girls get together. I would also go there for happy hour.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Put on the reservation that it was for a 30th birthday but no one acknowledged it even though several other tables got a song from the piano and a treat. Otherwise very good.

vipGinny (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had an unfortunate experience. We were served moldy food. After bringing it to their attention we were told they had issues with rotating food. They didn’t offer ANY form of compensation. It was unfortunate, because I am an afternoon tea aficionado, and this was my first visit. I have two more reservations for the Brown Palace booked, so I’m hopeful for a better experience next time. I won’t write off any place for one bad experience.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful experience! The Brown Palace always serves a delicious, elegant afternoon tea.

GaleG (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We three sisters had a delightful occasion at the Brown Palace Afternoon Tea. We shared memories, love and laughter. Thank you for a lovely experience.

2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I celebrated Valentine's Day with High Tea at the Brown Palace, it's something we had both been looking forward to. We had saved money specifically for this since we knew it was a little pricey and drove up from Fort Collins. The whole experience was unfortunately very underwhelming to the point where I almost wanted to leave mid way through. We were seated at a table and waited almost 10 minutes before our waitress came, she was brisk and asked what tea we wanted - no explanation on the beautiful hotel or the menu, etc. Just overall lack of attentiveness it was quite obvious she didn't want to be there yesterday. We had to ask to have our waters, teas and sandwiches refilled, she was going to explain the foods and forgot to come back over to do so and finally she got our final bill wrong. She charged us for a completely different tea experience than we had ordered. The saving grace of our experience was the wonderful pianist, he interacted with us and played requests. I would not recommend High Tea to anyone else.