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About Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

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.

321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea, Lounge

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

Cross Street:
Between Broadway & Tremont Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(303) 297-3111

Website:
http://www.brownpalace.com/

Entertainment:
Pianist in the Atrium (adjacent the restaurant): Daily: 12:00pm - 7:30pm.

Catering:
Off site catering is available from the Afternoon Tea or the Brown Palace Hotel catering menus.

Parking Details:
The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel.

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

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

Private Party Contact:
Sandy House, Lobby Tea Manager: (303) 312-5952

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Mezzanine Level Thanksgiving Day Brunch:

Just Brunch $70.95 Domain Chandon $80.95 Moet & Chandon $90.95 Children 6 to 12 $20.95 Children 5 & Under is Free. Credit Card and 2 week cancellation policy. Late Cancel Fee $30 per person & Cancel by 11/9.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Holiday Hours: 11am-4:30pm
Holiday Tea Prices: The Brown Palace Signature Tea $40; The Royal Palace $46; Veuve Clicquot for Two $134 and Moet & Chandon Tea for Four $240/$200

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (65)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Birthdays (30)
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Live Music (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Fun (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Romantic (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (13)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Tapas (2)
Bar Seating (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful experience for high tea!
Great atmosphere!
Menu offers finger sandwiches and delicious pastries!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great afternoon with great food and service. Awesome!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was perfect! We were hoping to see the Christmas decorations, which is why the 4 score. The staff was beyond accommodating, we brought 3 very young girls and everyone was nice!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 6, 2017

What a lovely afternoon! My bestie and I had a 12:30 seating for tea and it was fantastic! We had the coconut matte and earl grey. The scones were crumbly delicious. The Devonshire cream was delightful along with the strawberry preserves. The cucumber sandwiches were soggy but the curried egg salad with cherry was a revelation. The turkey in rye was forgettable. The petit fours were delicious. The ambiance was delightful with an accomplished pianist that took requests. A lovely time in Denver.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful afternoon tea with sisters and nieces - thank you for making it extra special!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Brown Palace is an historic place in Denver and so it is nice to be there. However we found the noise level on the Sunday afternoon of our high tea to be extremely loud, making for difficult conversation. In addition, the table prepared for our table of five was more suitable for four and therefore uncomfortable. This is the third time for high tea there. The other occasions were better, but I think this will be the last time for me to arrange a celebration there.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We sat right next to the piano, which was playing lovely tunes, but it was difficult to hear other people at my table. Also, our server wasn't the most friendly, and took about 10 minutes to even acknowledge us when we first sat down. The food and tea were great, service was lacking.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

They mixed up our take home goodies and we didn't get our truffles.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

what a beautiful way to spend the afternoon. I took my mother and my daughter here for High Tea and it was amazing! Can't wait to go back and do it again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Live Music
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place to feel contented, and get a little haunting in.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The ambiance and food were very good. The service was questionable. First, she for out tea order (there were only 3 of us!) and when she finally came back with the tea, she looked confused, like she didn’t know which was which, and was bold enough to ask, “Do you care who gets what tea?” I was taken aback by what an absurd question that was!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Just wonderful!!!t thank you for great food and sevice!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a party of 8 to celebrate a birthday and it was a great choice!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a good experience -- I bring my twin nieces every year for their birthday, and it's always a treat. The service is so lovely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everytime we’ve come for High/Afternoon Tea it’s been lovely. This occasion we came for my daughters 7th birthday and they brought her a cupcake with candle and the pianist played Happy Birthday! She was overjoyed. I suggest you make an appointment in advance (months even for holidays).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was great and we had a wonderful time for our relaxed tea. Make sure you're not in a rush.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

I love the Brown Palace. I had high tea before there. This time the service was a little slow. Other then that it was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love the old world charm and lovely ambience! The whole afternoon tea experience was sensational!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was just the place for a special day for a special person.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We made a fabulous Fall Break memory at the Brown Palace afternoon tea. I took my daughter, her cousin, and my sis-in-law. Both hard-to-please high school girls loved it! We talked and laughed. There were several snap chats. We even have one gluten free and one dairy free eater in our group. Everyone had a buffet of delicious treats to enjoy. It was different. It was a slow peaceful way to spend an afternoon. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A wonderful afternoon hiding away from a snowy day, excellent service, accommodating special dietary needs of one of our party. Our special go-to place when ever we are in Denver.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was a great experience. My only issue was that I wished some of the tables weren’t so close together. The table next to us was practically doing the same thing as we were. Whispering. But other than that it was enjoyable.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I chose the Brown Palace for High Tea to celebrate my granddaughter's 11 th birthday. She was delighted. They served dainty tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and pastries. We had 3 selections of teas. They brought my granddaughter a special birthday cupcake and the pianist played "Happy Birthday". My daughter told me that she wants to make it a special family tradition from now on.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Had heard much of Afternoon Tea. Lived up to expectations! Food was wonderful and quite filling! Will be back! With friends!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great Tea! Was surprised to learn the you offer gluten free . My girlfriend was visiting from Oregon and had never been to the Brown Palace, she loved the tea offerings and the music as she is a piano player her self! Lovely rainy afternoon in October!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

I was visiting Colorado. I had always been told that Afternoon Tea at Brown's Palace was not to be missed. I am 68 years old. I had always enjoyed making time for elegance. It was nice to dress up in the afternoon and partake in the almost lost art of dining with grace. The service was pleasant. The scones and finger sandwiches were tasty; the desserts were excellent. If you really want to splurge on a rare opportunity to step into elegance of yesteryear, then I recommend the Afternoon Tea.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Brown Palace is always a wonderful place to celebrate with friends and the afternoon tea is a great way to do that. The live music was exceptional but as our table was very close to the musicians it made conversation across our table nearly impossible. The food was fantastic. I gave them 4 stars on service only because I had called in a special food request that did not get communicated to our waiter, even though I had called in twice to confirm. He did rectify the error though, which I give him full credit for. Overall a terrific place to meet your friends to celebrate a special occasion! Music is fantastic and the musicians were truly talented! I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 25, 2017

As always, you just can't be disappointed at the Brown Palace. The food, ambience and service is the best in Denver. It is consistently a wonderful place for any event or just dropping into by chance they have an opening in any of this restaurants.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had tea with a friend celebrating my birthday. I had the jade oolong and my friend had the masala chai, both were excellent. The tea tray filled with scones, sandwiches and treats hit the spot on a cold, rainy day. I can't wait for my next visit to the Brown Palace for tea.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

unique experience
beautiful place
special occasion

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The two of us thoroughly enjoyed tea at the Brown Palace this past Saturday. The history and architecture of the lobby made the afternoon even more special. The scones were without a doubt the best I've ever had! The staff was extremely accommodating. We were seated next to the piano player, who was very good, but too loud for conversation right next to him. Being seated two tables over made the difference. It was a nice addition to have the music.

The only thing I missed is that there was no lemon curd. Strawberry preserves were served in a small jar. But this would not stop me from going again. Loved the whole experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was delicious and the tea was phenomenal. There were plenty of teas to choose from. We’d go back for sure!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Sandwiches were not something I could eat right now (seeds in the bread) so the waitress had the kitchen make something else. Scones had a wonderful flavor but were a little over baked. Not the best tea I've had at the Brown but still good. Service was very, very good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Not really into this kind of stuff.
Was an awesome experience. Thoroughly recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a wonderful time! What a great place to celebrate our mom's birthday!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

A wonderful experience. So peaceful and special. It's not something I would do everyday because of the cost, but it's worth it because you are really paying for such a special experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

What a special way to celebrate with friends! We were treated like royalty! Food and tea were fabulous!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was a wonderful experience and well worth the money; at first glance I thought the pricing was exuberant, but later changed my mind. My daughter and I were promptly seated and the service was impeccable. We especially enjoyed the ambiance and the pianist. It made for a memorable afternoon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had wanted to do the afternoon tea at the Brown Palace for a long time and was not disappointed! Great ambience and an overall great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I can't wait to go again!! Food was tasy and it was a beautiful place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Comfort Food, Fun
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