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Caroline's- Wine Country Inn, Palisade, CO

Caroline's- Wine Country Inn

4.8
4.8
99 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Whether you prefer informal or formal, dinner will is based on fresh, sustainable local foods paired with local wines. Tapestry Lounge features signature cocktails, wine and beer along with small plates and an informal menu. The more formal Victorian dining room, Caroline’s, focuses on fresh Colorado foods such as lamb and beef along with fresh, local produce prepared in the classic French tradition. No separate checks for parties of 6 or larger please!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 464-5777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bridget Zlab

  • Catering

    <br />

  • Neighborhood

    Palisade

  • Cross street

    Exit 42 off I70

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LM

    LenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous staff! Good food. Quiet and nice place to eat.
  2. AL

    AlejandraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is such a cute and classy place for a nice meal; a bit on the higher price and not a big menu. However, sometimes less is more.
  3. a

    apchavey

    Denver

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to stay! Friendly and helpful staff and very nice accommodations! Breakfast was the best and the attached restaurant, Caroline's was exceptional in food and service! We are looking forward to another stay!
  4. KM

    KarolM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Lupita, was personable. The restaurant is very quaint and had a lovely ambiance.
  5. SB

    SueB

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner! We enjoyed the grilled salmon and it was so delicious. Paired this with their local Rose’. Desert of Palisade bread pudding was delicious. Service was great. We watched sunset on the Mesa complete with bighorn sheep. Would definitely recommend if in Palisades.
  6. TO

    TinaO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a lovely place in a beautiful little Vineyard. The staff was very accommodating. Mt husband's steak was fantastic and my friends Rasputin was great. The French onion soup was very good too. My chicken however was dry and potatoes were cold. I5 was a fun experience though.
  7. J

    John

    Las Vegas

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We loved everything. The elk loin was over seasoned with the spicy rub. Instead of the rub, a nice Demi glaze would have been nice.
  8. PJ

    PaulaJane

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Caroline’s was a wonderful experience starting with excellent service. The French Onion Soup was delicious along with the Vegetable Ragout and the Palisade Peach Dessert. I highly recommend this place.
  9. f

    foodlover

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Noise level was energetic because of our table....we had a great time! Our waiter, Juan was excellent, very attentive to our needs.
  10. MD

    MaryD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time experience and I will recommend Caroline's to anyone.
  11. LB

    LynnB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was a bridal party at the restaurant when we arrived they were loud-/not using their inside voices-- once they left the room the dining room noise was normal and pleasant. Food and staff were good. Enjoyed our dinner experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Tough meat; weird-tasting potatoes. The best French onion soup I’ve had!
  13. J

    Jonathanb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    I went to celebrate my daughter’s birthday with a reservation for 4 at 8:00. When our party arrived, our reservation wasn’t even acknowledged. We were rudely told as we walked in that they are closing at 9:00. The girl that received and seated us was rude, staring at us and various people from the kitchen kept looking out at us clearly wanting us to leave the whole time. It was uncomfortable are really surprising and I was embarrassed I brought everyone where we weren’t wanted. We won’t be going back.
  14. LS

    LoSCHAE

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out for a birthday weekend for my mom. THEY DID SUCH AN AMAZING job, they dressed the table up different to make a statement, Bridgette saw us in the lobby holding the cakes and walked over grabbed the cakes and put them in the fridge until our reservation. They put the cake on a really nice plate and added candles. ABOVE AND BEYOND if you ask me. The food was fabulous like always. This definitely is going to be a stop every time we are in Palisade. Make your reservation!
  15. T

    Toonces

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice entree selection. The salmon with orzo was excellent. We had the best lemon sorbet we've ever tasted. Attentive, kind wait staff.
  16. N

    Nate

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my GF here as a cap to a nice fruit-tasting weekend. Got the trout dip, Elk steak, and the veggie ragu. The mountain restaurants are really hit-or-miss because they don't have as many people coming through rating them, and I typically rate the smaltown restaurants on a bit of a curve, but this place was easily a "city A"
  17. RR

    RichR

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance is nice and staff outstanding. Food was excellent-would highly recommend
  18. BB

    BluelineBlazzer

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good meal, everyone enjoyed their choice and quality of food. Service was great.
  19. s

    sherr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We shared a charcuterie board which was excellent. Also shared a decadent chocolate cake for dessert.
  20. GC

    GwyndolynC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing night out. First time eating at Caroline's. Alexis, the hostess, was wonderful. Very polite and friendly, bubbly personality. Our server Manny was amazing! I do not have one complaint. Food was wonderful, drinks were so good, dessert yum!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Vacation with my daughters
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  23. RM

    RachaelM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lupita was a wonderful server! She provided excellent recommendations for both wine and entrees. We love Caroline’s and always visit whenever we are in town, but Lupita made our visit extra special this time. Thank you for your excellent service Lupita! See you soon!
  24. GL

    GloriaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd time here. The menu selection is limited but is made up for by the outstanding quality of the food. A lovely place, with a spectacular view, and friendly, efficient service. Better than many Denver restaurants for the same price.
  25. DJ

    DrJay

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    7 year old birthday celebration! Awesome experience!
  26. JB

    JerryB

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The signature elk dish was excellent. Servers were very friendly and knowledgeable.
  27. JG

    JohnG

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding dining experience! First time meal. I don't know why we have not been before. Service was exceptional! Food was Amazing! Salmon was delicious. They use lots of local fresh farm ingredients in the dishes. I would have paid twice the price. We will definitely be back!
  28. JO

    JeniferO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Not very much selection to choose from. Only 4 items I recall. 2 desserts. Not many people dining there, says something isn’t right. Should be bustling with people. Food and quality didn’t meet my expectations . Expensive! Weird pictures on the wall. Desserts offered could be better
  29. M

    Michael

    Denver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Both nights top notch service from both young man and woman
  30. KH

    KHinStmbt

    Denver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Server was attentive. With only one for the whole restaurant she had a lot on her plate, but managed. But for a price restaurant you would expect more waiter. Food started out good with the appetizer, Salmon Dip, follow by an average French onion soup followed by the low point of the evening. Either too much pepper on the elk loin or tasteless like the mushrooms with spinach. We should have stopped after the soup. Wine selection was all local and decent. The Merlot was actually very nice. Too expensive for the quality of food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Fair, ambiance great a little outdated, but nice,. steak was good but others did not like their meals as well
  32. JC

    JoyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a beautiful setting and very nice, quiet atmosphere. I had the Chervil Brined Chicken and it was outstanding. The carrot puree was a nice extra. I would certainly go again and highly recommend.
  33. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and delicious. We will be back for sure.
  34. JB

    JonB

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Great place for just a quiet meal.
  35. RR

    RevnRef

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Elk Carbonara was delicious. The meat was tender and melted in my mouth. Try the Gouda Chips. Delicious appetizer. All in all, the meal was very good.
  36. s

    scort7

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and the staff was outstanding.good for families
  37. M

    Momdobby

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    First time eating at Caroline’s. Awesome food and service. Great value. Dining room decor was very dated. Reminded us of our parents country club back in the 60’s/70’s.
  38. RY

    RaymondY

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service,food and aviance.
  39. JB

    JanetB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was cold and had to be sent back. We had an early reservation but they were not ready. Still had a team of photographers shooting a food scene. They had stuff everywhere. The service was good.
  40. l

    laww

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice dinner

FAQs

Caroline's- Wine Country Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 464-5777.

Caroline's- Wine Country Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 99 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


Google Map for Caroline's- Wine Country Inn

777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, CO 81526

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Exit 42 off I70

  • Neighborhood

    Palisade

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bridget Zlab

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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