Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

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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.
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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been celebrating birthdays and weddings at Brown Palace Tea for 25 years and I’ve never been disappointed. The women who serve are fantastic!

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Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an enjoyable way to spend an hour. Very civilized.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

There were more kids at the afternoon than I'm used to. One girl was running up and down the stairs, but that's the parents fault, not the restaurants. Food was average. I'm used to four types of sandwiches at the other teas I've been to (I try and go to one every city I visit) there was an egg, meat, cucumber, but no salmon (which is typically my favorite). They did give two sandwiches of each so that's nice if you're hungry. The clotted cream tasted super light and like whipped cream to me. I'm a little suspicious if it's actually Devonshire cream. Scones were okay, nothing to write home about and the sweets were too sweet. Overall I really enjoyed the ambiance and for $40 I can shell that out for a nice setting. The staff was attentive.

SC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year hundreds of stories are shared over tea
At The Brown Palace -Denver
I am just thrilled my sister, niece, & I added our celebration to energy & history of the Brown Palace! The ambience, service, and of course, refreshments were to die for! Thank you for making our precious time together extraordinary.

HH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tea at the Brown Palace is charming and decadent. I enjoyed the experience, absolutely delightful!

SF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful way to celebrate something special, or just a lovely treat for fun!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had requested a “cozy” table. Michael seated us at a two top, on the tile pathway everyone takes to get to grill etc.
There should NOT even be a table there due to continuous traffic and positioned behind the piano. No ambiance at all. Just the opposite. Uncomfortable.

We asked to be moved.
We were put on the carpeted side by the check in desk. The white cloth tablecloths added a nice touch, especially for a birthday celebration. Big improvement.

We eventually went to the center section to have a cocktail and enjoy the fabulous quartet.

Positive outcome with table relocation.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed tea. It was lovely.

SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mariana has served my wife and me numerous times over the years. She served me after my wife passed away and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary. She always does an excellent job. She is upbeat and was responsive to our every whim. The entire staff is the best. My grandsons commented on how well they took care of us.

B
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Sister vacation.

CS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Afternoon tea was lovely but the service was a bit slower than I expected

KC
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food wasn't quite as good as I've had there in the past but it is ALWAYS a beautiful and relaxing experience when you go to tea at the Brown Palace.

CJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love coming to the Brown for tea! I’ve been coming since I was 9 years old, and the experience is nostalgic and special for me. I end up coming at least once a year, usually 2-3 times for different celebrations of friends bdays or out of town visitors. I have also brought my own daughters as well as my husband. The staff has in particular impressed me the last two times I was there, yesterday Sept 25 and in early June. I had a pregnant friend with me in June and the waitress was amazing with her. My friend wanted to double check the ingredients in the tea she was choosing and the management found the list for her, the waitress also helped to the extent that she could. My friend was also gluten free and the plate of food looked incredible and she was also impressed with the taste (I was jealous of her desserts 🤣). I love the scones, with cream and jam the most. Desserts are sometimes hit or miss (but that often is personal taste...I prefer chocolate over cheesecake for example). Love coming here and hope to have an occasion to return soon!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Second attempt at gluten free high tea, since a bad experience here. The reality is, the gluten free bread and scones are just not good at all. If you are coming for regular high tea, perhaps it’s delicious. The gluten free bread had been previously frozen, and was so dry. The scones just disintegrated into sandy, dry, crumbles upon cutting for cream. At nearly $50 a person, and expensive parking anywhere close, to be at such a high end hotel, I have an expectation of fresh, and delicious.
The ambiance is lovely, and the staff is very pleasant, someone kept our water topped off, but we waited a long time between offers for more sandwiches, and a tea top off would have been appreciated once it just turned to hot water in our pots.
I was so surprised my cloth napkin had holes in it yesterday and a stain. These little details at a several diamond star hotel feel so stark, I know these are little things, but with being at The Brown Palace, and for the price- I was disappointed. Mostly in the food flavor, quality, and freshness. Still a relaxing afternoon in a beautiful piece of history.

LW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was about the 4th time I have attended the High Tea over the years. It never disappoints. Will look forward to the next time.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea at The Brown Palace is always superb! Great service, great food, and great tea!!

MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a lovely Wednesday afternoon high tea, elevated beyond the usual high tea experience due to the beautiful hotel and the pianist playing the grand piano throughout our entire tea time.

I can't wait to come back in December and enjoy another high tea during the Christmas season with my girlfriends!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

For the price we paid it was 100% not worth it. The sandwiches were just blah and the bread was dry on one sandwich and soggy on the other. The desserts were pre made/ packaged. Our waiter didn’t refill our tea for us and didn’t ask till we were ready to leave. We have been multiple times and the service/ food has gone down hill. If you are charging so much for a tea I would expect better service and better food.

LW
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous High Tea‼️‼️. It’s always being memorable at THE BROWN PALACE💕💕💕💕

WS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love tea at Brown's Palace! Our service was a bit breast but otherwise as always, the food and tea were wonderful. The ambiance with perfect.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding weekend.

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Denver
49 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose Tea at the Brown to cap off a special vacation for someone dear and it did not disappoint. The service is friendly, gracious, knowledgeable about the many varieties of tea, and very attentive. The atmosphere is of course beyond compare and the grand piano player was the icing on that cake. The table settings are lovely. We enjoyed everything provided on the multi tiered server- delicious scones, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweets. The tea menu is amazing. And starting with a Kir never hurt anybody. Denverites, don’t forget how to dress up a tad and take yourselves and your guests to this iconic locale.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I was disappointed because I tried to increase my reservation and was rudely told it was impossible but there were a lot of empty tables during our entire lunch.

SB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my Birthday with tea at the Brown Palace. It was a wonderful afternoon!

LE
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time doing afternoon tea and had a wonderful time. The food was great and the tea was AMAZING! Will absolutely be doing this again!

DP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brown Palace takes us to a time when our society and culture were gracious and caring. The food was tasty and beautiful to see! The setting and service were lovely and my friends and I were very impressed with the perfect amount of attention by the staff! I wish I could do this more often, but it is a little far for me to do that! However, the memory will live on and I most certainly will return!!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve been to tea at the Brown Palace a few times and always have a wonderful experience. The only reason I gave service 4 stars is because after being seated it was nearly 20 minutes before we were greeted by our server. After that they were all very attentive. The food was excellent as well, except for the bread on one variety of the finger sandwiches was rather dry.

b
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

There was no lemon curd for the scones. When asked they pointed to whipped butter. The tea pots would be better of China rather than metal which gets hit and hard to handle. I think the Brown Hotel in London dies it correctly. Ambience perfect

EH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been to tea here many times, but this is the first time that the music has overpowered conversation. It was a jazz group (Starting at 4:30, my guess is because of happy hour overlap_) It would have bee much more appropriate to have the usual piano, which offers pleasant music and still allows us to hear each other.

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was something to do on a (holiday weekend) Friday afternoon. The tea selction....something for everyone.

S
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service and lovely setting; however, the noise level was too high and made the experience less enjoyable.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my mother, sister, and baby niece and it was a wonderful experience! All the staff was so welcoming and lovely, and they were wonderfully accommodating when it came to my baby niece! I would go there again definitely :) food and tea was DELICIOUS!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at this afternoon tea. My daughters first tea:)

MF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have the best time when we have tea at the Brown Palace. This time was no exception.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We love Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace - this time we have 5 in our group. I prefer having 2-3 people because you each get your own individual tea pots (rather than the 3 very large pots we got that were more difficult to pour) and a smaller table (rather than a large round table which made it difficult for us to share/reach the tea tray of sandwiches and desserts). It's always amazing there, and this time was no exception but I recommend to go with a 3 or less for a more intimate and enjoyable experience!

AS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a very beautiful setting with great customer service. The food is delicious and the selection of teas is impressive.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to apologize now as we are horrible with names. Our host through wait staff and valet were amazing. Our server was female, H name, foreigner, dark hair. Just amazing!!! What a sweetheart & very kind, professional & all the above. Michael, dont ever let either one of them go, he is the same. We enjoyed our time so so much. Thank you. I mean thank you more than you know. We are looking forward to our return trip.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great! Fun way to celebrate a birthday!!

PP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time there and it was just as good as the first. The service is excellent and I love the scones. The pianist even played Happy Birthday for our friend. I would recommend this for all.

CL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

We have made a tradition, my daughters and I, to go have tea every year before school starts. I was a little thrown off when we left that after spending almost $200 on tea and sandwiches (that are lovely) that I was asked to pay for parking on top of that. Any other time I’ve been it’s been validated, as it is at every other hotel/restaurant that you eat at. I assume this is new because I don’t remember that from years past. I’m just so shocked that an hour in your hotel spending that kind of money you would still charge for parking.

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