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Cascades - The Stanley Hotel

4.1
4.1
2537 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Cascades, a Classic American Restaurant and Steakhouse, is housed in the historic 109-year old Stanley Hotel. Join us for lunch or dinner in our dining room. The menu features wild game, beef, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, pasta and Colorado specialties. We also offer delectable desserts.

Our bar and lounge offers seasonal cocktails and a whisk(e)y menu with over 1,000 varieties. Ask our bartenders to help select a distinctive flight! The wine list offers a selection of sparkling, white, and red varietals to please your palate.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Estes Park

  • Cross street

    Steamer Drive, East Wonderview Avenue (US HIghway 34 Bypass)

  • Parking details

    From the front gate, make the first right, then wind up around the Lodge to the parking area behind the Main Hotel and through the gates and go down the stairs or pathway through the gardens and past the waterfall and pond and across the patio to the double doors, then turn to your right in the lobby to meet the hostess outside the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Year-round taxi service, Uber is sometimes available, and there is free shuttle service from late June - early September. Shuttle service maps are available from the Estes Park Visitors; Center near the intersection of US Highways 36 and 34.

  • Entertainment

    Bar TVs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,537 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was beautiful and comfortable. The service was on point and friendly. The food was absolutely phenomenal and beyond delicious. It was a truly perfect choice to dine at while on our honeymoon.
  2. LL

    LisaL

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, restaurant was a bit chilly, food was great, high price but well worth it.
  3. TT

    TroyT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    So disappointed! I have been there in the past and expected classy dinning. I made reservations for our anniversary dinner. They changed tables from classy intimate tables with white tablecloth and candles to big chunking wooden tables. We sat at table for 4- we were just 2. Made reservation but had to wait 20 minutes. No bread, or anything nice. Told anniversary but didn’t get anything! Food was good but super expensive but not fine dining experience.
  4. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, food. We cancelled our reservation to get an earlier seat at a high top.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Our 7pm reservation was not honor. We had to wait close to 2 hrs for an open table, once seated we had to wait an additional 1 to get our food. There were various people with the same issue while we waited to be seated. Restaurant was very loud, due to people consuming alcohol while waiting. The quality of the food and taste did not match the high price we paid for the dinner. I ordered a tea to go with my dessert and I got my tea when I got the check. The waitress forgot about it. I don’t recommend to go here. It is iconic place but not worth it. You can easily buy a drink and sit at the bar or the patio.
  6. OP

    OParker

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The wait time for entrees was unacceptable. Ambience and table were fabulous and service was good, but to no fault of server, Ning from China. She was just spread too thin and that falls on management. The hostess, Malica from Montenegro, was outstanding as was bartender, Bill from Cuba
  7. K

    Kermit

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Whipped potatoes were cool not warm. Cauliflower side was overcooked and they did not remove from bill.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible lunch with excellent service and a beautiful place doesn’t get any better than that
  9. CA

    CARLAW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner at Cascades. My husband had the prime rib and I had the buffalo meatloaf. Both excellent! Service was excellent as well. I would highly recommend.
  10. J

    Jessica

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven’t been here for about 8 years but it’s as good as we remember! Really a nice place to stop into. All the service is great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great maybe not a huge variety though.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome piece of prime rib on a special. One of the best I have ever had in my life. I was in a meat coma for hours.
  13. C

    Cascadesguest

    Denver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cascades has previously introduced me to lamb and arugula. Anything I want to try for the first time, I trust their chefs to take their expertise excellence in making a delicious meal. The server, Kev was very attentive and helped me make a decision between to entries
  14. JA

    JoAnnR

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was a last minute decision to eat a late lunch. It was nice We celebrated grandsons 14 birthday.
  15. S

    Shabaron

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We had a 6:30 reservation and when we arrived, they didn’t have a table for us and wanted us to sit outside and it was chilly. They eventually found an inside table for us, but then we waited quite a while for a waitress. As pricy as their menu is, I would think they would have a larger selection of dishes. I couldn’t quite find what I was in the mood for, although the salmon I ordered was very good. And, it is a wonderfully historic place to eat.
  16. G

    Greg

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Not a smile from the waitress, food just average, but, a very atmospheric hotel. Go for the ambience, not the food.
  17. SR

    SonnieR

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The meal was absolutely delicious, but the server was a little hard to find at times.
  18. LW

    LorraineW

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were basking in the beauty of the surrounding architecture throughout the meal!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The overall experience was great. Prices
  20. JB

    JohnB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We ate outside on the patio, it was lovely. The food was amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    The place was super nice. The history behind the hotel is just on another level. But the food was not great. The portions were a great size but the food itself was not great. I went all out the Kobe tomahawk and it had bbq sauce on it. To have a fine dining experience and for them to put bbq sauce to give the steak more flavor isn’t what I call fine dining.
  22. TM

    TracyM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    This was supposed to be a celebratory dinner capping off a wonderful weekend. Sadly, although the food was delicious, the service was atrocious, the ambience left much to be desired and the bar was sub-standard. Our waiter spilled water, tripped while delivering food, forgot to bring salads, when he delivered food to share he didn’t bring plates or silverware, didn’t check on us and overall seemed untrained in service. For a premium priced steakhouse and whiskey bar, much more was expected. Will not return.
  23. BI

    BethI

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had a 6:30 pm reservation. We checked back with the hostess after the time for our reservation had passed. It was like she had forgotten about us. I decided to try the scallops special. It was 4 scallops with polenta for $62 which was outrageous. My husband got a pasta dish which had minimal sauce and he asked for grated cheese and was told it would be an additional charge. So we spent over $150 for burrata and 2 entree and 2 nonalcoholic drinks. It was not worth the cost at all! Would not recommend and we eat out often at many different places
  24. BT

    BThornton

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Very expensive and food is okay. 3 people was $280.
  25. CW

    CathyW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the fillet flight and the Brussels! The steaks were PERFECTION and cannot believe my tiny body ate all three! THAT GOOD! Huge compliments to Chef! ❤️
  26. BS

    BobS

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Feedback: Appreciate a water bottle and glasses to reduce water waste. Pastrami sandwich was good, but a lot of bread in the roll and the pastrami was shredded. Hard to eat without dripping. Would have preferred sliced meat and rye bread for a more manageable sandwich. Sweet potato chips were nicely thick and very crisp. A little less salt would be more to my preference.
  27. RH

    RogerH

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. Enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant.
  28. CS

    CherieS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Matthew the waiter was very polite. We ate outside at fire table. Excellent arugula salad and chicken Corden blue
  29. G

    Ginnyw

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food was delicious and the waitress very nice. We sat outside. The food was overpriced and there was a belly up dead bug on the table about 6 inches from my plate. The tables outside have a square glassed off section in the middle of the table for a gas fire. In fact there is only 6-8 inches around the edge of the table you can put a plate on. There is no leg room underneath at the base of this thing. We had lunch there. It was not very comfortable to eat or sit at these gas fire tables. The service was awesome and the meatloaf tasty.
  30. RC

    RobynC

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I included on my reservation through OpenTable that we would be celebrating my granddaughter's 12th birthday. Not once was it mentioned upon our arrival nor during our meal, the service was very slow and lacking in attention. I noticed the waiter was very attentive to another table of diners but for my group of 4, only checked with us when we tried to catch his attention.
  31. DE

    DorisE

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    High dollar place that requires smart casual dress code. Then you arrive to guest wearing tee shirts and shower shoes. Disappointed, service was negligent. Food was good.
  32. G

    Gobba

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Final experience after The Stanley tours. Great place, goog food and atmosphere and excelent staff. Valid visit.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  34. GD

    GinaD

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came to experience the Cascade restaurant with my daughter.. we made reservations. I didn’t like that they sat us outside in the patio. The entire experience was to see the inside. So I was disappointed. They should give us the option.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was high quality. Great, historic environment. Service needed some improvement. It seemed there were too few servers for number of tables. The bolognese and Brussels were fantastic and healthy portions. We bought an expensive bottle of white wine and it wasn’t really cold. I would go back if I was staying at the hotel but otherwise wouldn’t come here just for the restaurant.
  36. l

    loriv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service great food. I was a great evening.
  37. YA

    YvetteA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have gone here for three years in a row for our anniversary. The food and drinks are always delicious. The menu is small but you don’t need a large menu of everything that is served is fantastic. We will continue to keep the tradition.
  38. JF

    JohnF

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and whiskey bar in the iconic Stanley Hotel, in Estes Park CO.
  39. C

    Cascadesguest

    Denver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting looking out on the patio. The fish and chips were tasty, the fish from a Colorado farm and home made chips which were delightful! The server, Joel, was very attentive, willing to give opinions of which of the two entries I was on the fence about to order. Excellent service!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Our experience at Cascades was below average. The best thing we had all night was the salad. I did the pappardelle pasta that barely had any meat and the sauce tasted like Chef Boyardee. We are big fans of ribeye, and while the steak was cooked medium rare, the cut of the meat was disappointing. We sat on the patio at 8pm, but never asked if we wanted our fire table lit. Therefore, we ate in the dark for most of the night until I asked a server to wipe a table off so we could move. The worker wiped the table off and we moved our entire table over ourselves. I was a little thrown off for the amount of money I spent for how awful the food and service was. Save your money, do a tour and eat somewhere else.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cascades - The Stanley Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 2537 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Cascades - The Stanley Hotel

333 East Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Steamer Drive, East Wonderview Avenue (US HIghway 34 Bypass)

  • Neighborhood

    Estes Park

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    From the front gate, make the first right, then wind up around the Lodge to the parking area behind the Main Hotel and through the gates and go down the stairs or pathway through the gardens and past the waterfall and pond and across the patio to the double doors, then turn to your right in the lobby to meet the hostess outside the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Year-round taxi service, Uber is sometimes available, and there is free shuttle service from late June - early September. Shuttle service maps are available from the Estes Park Visitors; Center near the intersection of US Highways 36 and 34.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Bar TVs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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