Cascades - The Stanley Hotel

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1255 reviews
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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. The menu features wild game, beef, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, pasta and Colorado specialties. We also offer delectable desserts and a selection of sorbet and ice cream, and other delights.

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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent a long weekend at the Stanley hotel. We ate breakfast daily at Cascades, and 1 dinner. The food, while a bit overpriced, was AMAZING!! We never had a bad meal and we each tried something different each day. The staff is very friendly and wonderful. And although it's quite expensive, I would still recommend it.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Celebrated our anniversary...nothing was outstanding, but then nothing warranted a poor rating. Noise from the bar area tended to drift over the half wall, however once the bar emptied the noise level was fine. The food was well seasoned and in good sized portions. We had the leg of lamb special. Our server Kevin...did a fine job.

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I cam here for my Birthday and well I will NEVER eat here again. I will visit the hotel but will not be dinning here. I am not one to write a review but I felt that it was necessary to based on the food quality. It was gross. The steak was dry with just a sauce tossed on it. Ended up taking it to go to feed to our dog. Chicken was even more dry. AND the mashed potatoes were not massed potatoes. Not edible at all. How you mess up mashed potatoes is beyond me. Service was good and so was the wine but we left hungry.

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Seemed like the atmosphere was “hurry up and get out” meanwhile we’re paying the prices of nice steakhouses.

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BS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good overall experience in a nice atmosphere. Food and service was both very good. Ambiance very nice.

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JD
San Antonio
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great time!!!

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HG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all counts! The manager even stopped by to say, "Hi!" and gave us several useful hints for our stay in Estes Park. If you want, "Great!" go to the Cascades for lunch or dinner any time of the year.

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RK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cascades was a wonderful place to eat. The menu has many choices, the staff was great, and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted. Quiet and romantic in the area we were seated. If you wanted a livelier area the bar area would have worked too but we wanted a more romantic setting and found it in the restaurant area. We would definitely eat at the Cascades again!

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JD
San Antonio
40 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great -- Bill did a very nice job with suggestions. We had the tomahawk steak. Perhaps a garlic or basil butter or something similar would have been nice. Maybe not worth the $99. The restaurant was quite warm. Maybe sitting near the window would have been cooler, but it was hot sitting near the interior and closer to the bar.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

Our server was really not interested in us, we got a quick hey a special is this but I’ll be with you in a few, and she ran off. We never heard of the specials again. We had never dined in before and didn’t get any kind of intro or explanation on the menu, whiskey, or drinks. I asked for a recommendation on my taste and got two drinks from her suggested. We hardly seen her, and she was pretty unfriendly. Being in the hospitality industry I would hope I would receive a friendly welcome and experience as we have never stayed or dined at the hotel but was very let down. The hostess who took us to our table was amazing and so friendly.

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NF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was of poor quality. Service was medium and menu choice limited.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Joshua, helped to make our dining experience exceptional. He was attentive, personable and engaging. The bison prime rib special was amazing and we appreciate his suggestion.

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AV
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The service was weird, we waited for the host to get off the phone for 20 mins before even being sat. Mind you we had reservations for an empty restaurant. Our waiter took 15 mins to even show up. The food was gross, and cold. But they did let us stil and talk for a long time, so that was nice. I mean the place was empty.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for our anniversary! First visit to the Stanley hotel and we will definitely return! (NOTE: Even tho property signs direct you to the rear of the hotel, the signage directing you to the hotel is sparse -- the restaurant is to the Left of guest registration, inside) But the Salmon and Swordfish were delicious! And, tho the bar area was crowded, the noise-level in the dining room was nice. And definitely walk around and enjoy the the public parts of the hotel as it's such a neat place!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was over priced and just not good. We ordered a pound of peel and eat shrimp
And we’re unable to eat it. It wasn’t cleaned properly.

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MN
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable lunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Our crab legs were cold when they were served to us. Our waitress kept spilling our water also.

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GE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I had high expectations. Our server didn’t show up for 25 minutes, we just sat there with our menus, no water. She finally arrived and took our drink order, then took another 20 minutes and didn’t return with my wife’s drink. Then she brought salad along with some bread and olive oil. Not everyone likes olive oil! My steak was pricey and tasteless, while my wife’s meatloaf was charred. and cool. The restaurant was noisy. We felt rushed. The only thing brought timely was the bill. There are certainly many opportunities for improvement.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waited over 30 minutes for our 8pm reservation. No cool after giving our bar table.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wasn't too impressed with this restaurant. When ID'd for alcoholic drinks, it was mentioned twice that my wife's birthday was that day but yet the waiter did not do anything (dessert, etc.). Baby kale salad did not have very much caesar dressing so it tasted overly kale-y. My honey glazed salmon was OK. My wife's steak was excellent. It seemed like once we decided to move on from the waiter's suggestion of the tomahawk steak and go with our own choices, he seemed to lose interest in creating a great experience for us. For my wife's steak with fries, wine and my old-fashioned, salmon and baby kale salad it was about $121 dollars. The best part about the whole dinner was just the fact it was inside the Stanley Hotel.

I wouldn't recommend the place to a friend. I believe there are much better places in Estes Park to go for fine dining.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The portions are large but the quality of the food is poor (except for shrimp and some salads).

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was over priced for what you got(not a lot of flavor). The bread had too much rosemary, and we both ordered steaks, and each of ours was cooked how the other wanted it (must have been entered incorrectly) The dining area is next to the bar open seating (divided by a railing) and both areas serve the same food, so a reservation for private dinning is pointless.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for st Patrick’s day and the food and ambiance are unmatched! Waiter could be a little more friendly, he seemed annoyed.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and bar! Food was wonderful with large portions. Wait staff was some of the best I’ve seen. Highly recommend for dinner or a cocktail.

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AK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner there on St. Patrick’s Day. Everything was delicious and the ambiance was lovely as the sun set. Our waiter wasn’t terribly friendly but he was good. I would dien there again.

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Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Loved the hotel, loved the ambiance. Cool history, bourbon menu alone was magnificent. Food was just lame, positively tasteless. The mashed potatoes could have been the boxed ones my mom made me as a child's. Skip the restaurant, have a drink at the bar and do a tour.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a birthday celebration with two people.

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TP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, friendly service and overall great experience.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful historic hotel and wonderful scenery with great food and drinks!

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

The food was pricey but the quality was definitely not worth it. The food wasn’t cooked properly, the dishes were poorly constructed so they were difficult to eat, and the food didn’t quite match up to the descriptions (added and/or missing ingredients). The staff didn’t listen, made mistakes on our orders, and weren’t knowledgeable enough about the menu to answer basic questions. We were very disappointed. For the high price, we expected much better quality food and experience. The location/decor was gorgeous though.

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was great! The food was amazing and the ambiance was very romantic.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the diverse culture of the staff. They became new friends.

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MF
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wish we could have tried more dishes. The lamb chops and ribeye were delicious as was the lobster salad salad appetizer. The restaurant was quiet and the perfect setting for a nice intimate dinner. Our waiter wasn’t constantly there, but he never let our waters or beers go empty. I definitely will recommend to a friend and hope to go back one day.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Excellent service from our waiter Reed. He went above and beyond. The food tasted amazing, the presentation was just gorgeous. The dining area was very nice. Highly recommend

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was amazing! Brussels could have been cooked a little more. But over all very nice dinner. Very loud.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first trip to the Stanley Hotel and I loved every minute of it. Such great memories. I especially enjoyed the romantic dinner and champagne.

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C
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Omelets. The veggie omelet was great! They’re great st refilling the coffee too

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

The steak and shrimp were incredible. Just melts in your mouth. Plus there whiskey bar had an insane amount of whiskey.

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Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kale salad and salmon entrie really good chpices

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The overall ambience was fine. The food was terrible though. Served randomly and flavorless.

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