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Cascades - The Stanley Hotel

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841 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Cascades, a Classic American Restaurant and Steakhouse, is housed in the historic 109-year old Stanley Hotel. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner in our dining room. Stop by for drinks and food in our lounge as our bartenders handcraft a cocktail.


The menu features wild game, beef, freshwater fish and seafood, burgers, sandwiches, pasta and Colorado specialties. We also offer delectable desserts, such as pannacotta, cheesecake, rich and fudgy flourless chocolate cake, crème brulée, a selection of sorbet and ice cream, and other delights.

Our bar and lounge offer dining from lunch through late dinner, along with seasonal cocktails and a whisk(e)y menu with over 1,000 varieties. Ask our bar tenders to help select a distinctive flight! The wine list offers a selection of sparkling, white, and red varietals to please your palate.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am
Bar
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
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Phone number
(970) 577-4001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Angus McIntosh, Jr - Executive Sous Chef
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Steamer Drive, East Wonderview Avenue (US HIghway 34 Bypass)
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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.
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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.
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Entertainment
Bar TVs
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 841 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We dined at Cascades on Mother’s Day.
I have to say the food was great actually. Better than I thought!
The part that needs improvement is the service.
I feel like our waiter could use some etiquette training.
He was a young waiter and I don’t think he had much experience waiting tables. I felt rushed with the way our starter and salad came out first and the plates were not cleared before our entrees came out. We had to stack plates up so the entrees could be put down .
Also, we split a salad so when it arrived I asked if we could each have a plate to put our salad on. The waiter just didn’t understand the concept. I told him we weren’t going to both eat it from the same plate!
He slapped down two plates as he rushed past the table on his next passing by.
I really think a lot of young inexperienced adults work at the hotel and restaurant and could use some serious customer service skills training.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

In the past, we have always loved the food at the Stanley. But this year for Mother's Day, it was WAY overpriced ($69) per person, and the food was marginal at best. There weren't any egg dishes except for an omelet bar. We thought this was odd for a brunch of this caliber. The pork roast was dry and they ran out of prime rib, which was probably the best dish offered. The pain music was hard to hear, and we watched the pianist gobble up his plate of food right in front of us at his piano. It was not the usual Stanley class act, and we are not likely to return again due to the decline in quality as coupled with the increase in price. What a disappointment for friends of Estes Park.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic food, and service. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Had a meal I will remember.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Super slow service...our waiter forgot our appetizer and it took over 40 minutes to get our dessert once we finished our meal. We didn't want to rush, but we were getting pretty antsy.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We enjoyed the food of Caesar Salad and Elk Tenderloins, both uniquely presented and delicious. We also especially liked our server, Kristina. She was friendly and personable without being intrusive. It was a very nice evening at The Stanley!

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

When we arrived and checked in the hostess was texting and snarled when we “interrupted” her.
Food was bland and unseasoned. No butter, salt, pepper- nothing. Additionally, a “medium-well” steak was literally raw- I’m talking rubbery and bright red in the center.
The waitress was completely oblivious or avoiding the fact that we basically picked at the food for most of dinner. After we received our food we didn’t see our waitress for almost 30 mins and she never asked how our food was.
With the horrible food experience, i wrongly assumed a glass of wine would be a challenge to mess up.... Wrong, there was a small piece of metal floating in it. And the wine refill took over 10 mins to get. Just all around a bad bad experience.
If you want a nice dinner just drive down to boulder- this place is the biggest let down and waste of your time and money.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The menu options were adequate, the execution not so much. The chef needs to raise the bar on presentation and flavor. The total for two was $130, not including tip. This price tag for two people is a bit steep for an average meal.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was very good- but pricey and not sure they equated. Bar is in same room and it was very loud and distracted from our dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our dinner was excellent. The Elk was tender and cooked just right. Service excellent

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We took a 90 minute tour with Becca. She was great. We sat at the bar for happy hour and then were shown to our table. It was the semiprivate to the left. Outstanding and exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

in the hustle bustle of Estes Park a wonderful spot for a quiet and enjoyable lunch or dinner. excellent food and great ambiance. However, stay away from room 217 in the hotel.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Had an issue and they made it Right. Manager stopped by with an apology

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Best restaurant we’ve ever been to! Best food, too.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Elk was good. No salad with meal. Appetizers expensive but good. Small portions.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food is great. A bit over priced but for a hotel restaurant in such a beautiful location probably worth it, if the service was even half way decent. We waited for an hour to have our order taken and the server’s apology for the delay was “sorry, what do want?” Literally he didn’t say anything more. Then he took the order so fast we couldn’t even order another glass of wine. For a hotel that used to be the peak of service and hospitality it’s such a bummer the waiters can’t get it right. Don’t waste your time here until the service matches the prices.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We went here for supper on our honey moon and the service was awesome, the food was great, and just such a cool atmosphere. Somebody even purchased us a drink! It made our night. We will have to come back again if we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Their buffalo steak is the best steak I have ever eaten. I would recommend this place just for the steak alone. However the other foods and drinks are also incredible.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We arrived for our early 5:00pm and were the first diners in the restaurant; however, the Whiskey Bar was packed. We started with the artichoke appetizer special which was delicious and their sage bread is so good. For dinner I had the filet and my husband had the meatloaf - both were excellent and I wouldn't hesitate ordering them again. The only minor criticism I have for my experience that evening was the floor and surrounding areas didn't appear to have been vacuumed in some time as there were visible crumbs all over. As the first seating I was surprised the servers hadn't given the restaurant the 'once-over' prior to seating us for dinner. This was compounded by the trash (i.e. discarded water bottles, papers, etc.) strewn about the hotel property. I understand that a historic hotel may have small cosmetic lumps and bumps and while it wasn't such a big deal as to dissuade me from returning it appears to be a small task worthy of the history and grandness of The Stanley.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was amazing and our waitress was awesome and very knowledgeable about the Stanley. The staff was very friendly too.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We wanted to eat at the historic Stanley Hotel (the hotel from the movie, The Shining), so we settled on their more casual restaurant -- Cascades. The view from the restaurant is of the hotel's back patio (not a scenic view), but it's a quaint restaurant, good food, and a relaxed atmosphere. After the meal, you can always wander around, sit on the front porch and check out the historic elements of the hotel. Fun place to visit while in Estes Park.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

When walking in, as I understand there was construction but the supposed to be water feature had stagnant water that smelled and the flower planter boxes empty with glasses and trash around. I just would expect a little more effort when the whole place is under construction that can add nice ambiance.
The service was good but not very personable. Just going through the motion.
Food was great though!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We have eaten at Casades multiple times. Every time is amazing I look forward to trying a new whiskey every time. My wife had the bass and was truly amazing. I had the meatloaf which is to die for, really savor every bite.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great Ambiance. Food was very good, but limited menu. Great wine values to be found.
Excellent Bourbon selection. Service was lacking a little, but it is a resort town atmosphere.
would go back for sure

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Lovely brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Awesome place to eat! Our server for dinner was great and made for a special birthday, and our late night bartenders were really great and fun to talk to!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent service and food. Our server was very helpful and attentive. We requested to speak with the manager after our meal to commend her. There was a very intoxicated man at the table next to us and he had attempted several times to intimidate her. She kept her cool and was very polite to him and to us.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Will not recommend or go back Unable to comment on the food because we never got served. Waited an hour and 15 minutes and left. Overheard hotel staff saying they’d never eat there. Had one of the merchants in town suggest we make reservations elsewhere. Now we know why.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised. Our expectations were not that high, being a small hotel restaurant. The first glance of the menu sparked immediate interest. While it isn't vast, it is adequate for most guest. I had the buffalo ribeye and my wife had the strip. Both were cooked perfect, paired with great sides. The cost was less than our average dinner, which is pleasant also.
We travel and dine upscale frequently. The value of your dollar is recognized here. That's becoming rare. I would greatly recommend giving it a try.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was awesome! The noise level was high at the beginning, but lowered as the meal went in!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was very good. Some of the signature cocktails were a bit pricey for what you get.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was convenient being in the hotel for a breakfast before going out for the day.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were able to make last minute reservations. Food was good drinks were pricey. Convenient being in the hotel.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent dinner before the illusionist show at the Stanley. Kristin service was very attentive, friendly and prompt the striped bass was perfect.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Where to start on this one. This was a very underwhelming experience.

First, the service was quite horrible. Super slow, and our waitress was never in site. Also, we had three sandwiches and it took 45 minutes from when we ordered to when food arrived. The problem here was that the had a tasting for a wedding, and obviously the kitchen was too focused on that to serve any of the other restaurant guests.

Next, the food was cold and not worth the price. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich, which felt like they pulled it from the fridge and slathered it on a bun. Totally unappealing. Also, they obviously don't pay attention to food allergies, because I mentioned I couldn't do dairy, but my fries came out covered in Parmesan. Both my companions said there meals were fine, but not hot, and not worth the wait.

Two words for this one: Skip It.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I celebrated my birthday at the Stanley Hotel. My friends and I dined at Cascades Saturday evening. The food was excellent and the portions plentiful. I had a Filet and it was tender, juicy and delicious! We enjoyed the atmosphere and the bar area is fabulous. I would come up again just for dinner. Everyone treated my birthday as a Special Event and I appreciated the attention!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food and service were excellent! I would highly recommend the Cascades for any occasion whether visiting the Stanley or Estes.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The waiter acted as if it was a bother to come check in on us, and only seemed interested when he was waiting to pay for the check. He only refilled one glass of water between the two of us, leaving the other entirely empty. His attitude entirely ruined the dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Service was excellent. The food selection was good with enough range in prices to make the meal affordable. Chicken wings; hamburger and duck all very good. The person who refilled the water did not speak English, but she was still very attentive and tried hard. The restaurant is very classy; just what we wanted. The common areas of the hotel itself were not kept tidy. There were used glasses in the lobby, on the front porch and in the lower level near the coffee shop. Clearly a hotel management deficiency and not a restaurant problem.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

The beef and buffalo entrees were tender, lean and flavorful. The arugula salad and panna cotta were very enjoyable. The restaurant has a friendly, attentive staff and has a nice selection of adult beverages.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Service was good and nice wi e list for single glass

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