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Cascades - The Stanley Hotel

3.7
1841 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1841 people are saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.6
service
3.9
ambience
3.2
value
Noise · Moderate
60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Over priced

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AudreyU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cool place for some light appetizers and delicious cocktails! My boyfriend and I will definitely be back!

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Wonderful service and atmosphere, The bar is amazing with all of the options especially for a whiskey lover like my self. The food was extremely overpriced though. I expected it to be high being that its located in the Stanley, but we ordered the 70 dollar rib eye and it was awful. Cooked perfectly but the meat was just not at all what I was expecting for 70 bucks. I have had better steaks from the grocery store.

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vipCourtney
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The Stanley Hotel is gorgeous, and I can understand that the restaurant is a little pricier.

This restaurant is NOT good with dietary restrictions. I have an allergy to gluten and dairy. The server told me that there was goat cheese on the charcuterie board so we order that and I picked around the cow dairy cheeses. Well turns out that the server told me the wrong cheese and I feel ill later that night.

I paid $26 for a burger without a bun (totally fine) but there was no other toppings included. No tomato, onion, or lettuce.

Overall, not a good experience. If you have any dietary restrictions DO NOT COME HERE!

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LSColorado
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Specifically made an early reservation to ensure seating in the dining room. Upon arrival, we were told that we would have to sit in the bar area. We were seated directly under the speaker blaring rock music. Server was lackluster and spoke so quietly that we couldn't hear her. Food was just okay. For what you pay here, it was sub-standard.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mindy was a fantastic server .. loved her! Thanks Mindy.

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taylor
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful service, awful food. DO NOT EAT HERE. Our steaks were old. Each entree was $50+. We ordered dominos after we left. We should have talked to the manager and had the entire meal comped however, we were in a hurry to leave because we were so disgusted.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this hotel and the restaurant absolutely beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner before the Ghost tour for our daughter’s birthday. The tortellini Mac n cheese, burger, fig and burrata flatbread and beef Wellington were amazing! Bar has an EXCELLENT selection of hard to find whiskey and bourbons right now. Very good distancing standards.

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vipMicki
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I escaped to Estes Park to escape our home in Broomfield for a day. We started with a gorgeous drive up the canyon, then a truly excellent lunch at Cascades and finished with a beautiful drive in Rocky Mountain National Park. Couldn’t have asked for a a better day. The Stanley is a beautiful place to visit and our lunch was lovely. The service was attentive and prompt, the food was wonderful and the chef even visited our table to ensure everything was to our liking! We highly recommend the Stanley Cascades restaurant as a destination.

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SheriK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We hadn’t eaten there for 3-4 yrs. went for a birthday. Tables are tall and wood and not that fancy or comfortable. ( like a bar) Had about 8 entrees all very expensive and al a carte. Service was slow. Meals were tasty except my hubby’s special sirloin dish- steak was tough and no flavor. Then no offering for birthday desert.
Won’t be back anytime soon. Too many great places to eat- dunnraven/ wapiti/ rock inn tavern!!

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BridgetL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

My biggest grip is that their credit card system was down. Our dinner for 4 came to $400. That's a lot of cashola to be carrying around. And they had no ability to charge dinner to our room because, apparently, the restaurant is separate from the hotel.

They should consider figuring out how to charge back to the hotel in case their credit card system should go down again. It was super annoying.

No explanation was provided. No apology. No attempt to appease patrons for their inconvenience.

An appetizer or dessert on the house would have gone SO FAR to help goodwill.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I had made reservations for this restaurant before our stay at the Stanley. I made them because it was their only fine dining restaurant. We were brought to our table there was No place settings or even a table cloth. In Viewing this restaurant online it looked amazing. I was truly disappointed with the whole experience and would not waste my money returning. I gave one and two stars only because I would hope that Covid and the fires might have had something to do with the lack of service, quality of food and the loss of the fine dining experience.

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ErinK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The music was terrible current day pop music. Doesn't match the devote and feel of the restaurant. It was a mismatch of time in history and current day terrible music. I would prefer nice classic or jazz music. The food was terrible. On top of it it was over priced. The lamb was bland with parts of overly seasoned with lemon. The mashed vegetable it came with was bland and tasted like fake lemon. The elk sliders were good but one had way too much arugula that over powered the sandwich. The server was nice and treated me to yummy beignets for my birthday!

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vipTxRunningGirl
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The bar/restaurant area we sat in was cozy and the service was great but out of all the places we ate at in Estes Park, this was the worse. My BBQ Short Rib Grilled Cheese was burned black and my fries were overcooked. I'm surprised it was even allowed to leave the kitchen.
If you want to go, go to see the hotel and take the tour. I would not ever recommend eating at this restaurant.

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Spook
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Too expensive!!! My Italian place back home 100 times better! Food was mediocre at best...waited far too long...not busy.

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AMITCH15
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, service, and overall experience was excellent! We can’t wait to return when we are in the area again!

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Dirtyshower
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Needed reservations. The person seating us said we were going to be seated in the dining room but ended up in the bar. That was were our reservation was at, but don't know why we were told (and wanted) the dining room. Only reservation was at 9pm which in a way was lucky as they stopped serving drinks at 9:30 so a lot of the NOISE left then. Piped in music was too loud. My son had the steak and frites. It looked rather bland in presentation. Ordered an appetizer which never came. We were not billed for it so at least that worked out that way. I had the beef wellington and I enjoyed it. Overall experience at the Stanley was disappointing so hard to be excited about an overpriced meal when being there was not enjoyable.

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vipRichA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our return experience. Awesome food and service. Highly recommend!

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Steve
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience2

It’s OK. Reservations for the restaurant may actually be in the bar area instead. More awkward eating in high bar chairs.

Manager is brisk and rude. Couldn’t be bothered with a dinner or hotel guest.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Not much variety. Maybe because of COVID19 scaled down menu. Had steak which was good but the steak medallions were dry and not good. Pasta was not very good either. Overpriced. Was seated in bar area maybe that is why we had to tell the waitress we were eating dinner after waiting almost a half hour. She ignore our kids not even asking if they would like anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like truffle- you’ve come to the right place! Amazing.

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vipCharles
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

When we checked in we wanted to get a cocktail at the bar as we were about 25 min. Early. We were told that we couldn't stand at the bar after ordering drinks but that we would need to walk around in the bar with them. The bar was already filled with patrons at tables and it was already not social distancing so we felt uncomfortable doing that and we not offered any information about taking our drinks to the front or rear patio areas of the hotel and since we didn't know that there was an option we didn't purchase any. Later during our meal in the dining room we noticed several groups of 2 standing and drinking at the bar so obviously there is misinformation given to the staff. Our dining experience was not any better, service was slow, we waited for 5 minutes before any greeting or service, our server was friendly bit had no sense of urgency. We shared a wedge salad and lamb shank entree. Our salad was small and had very little bacon or tomatoes, the lamb shank was tough and not braised long enough, we had to cut the meat away from the bone and it should be fork tender. It had very little broth and was a big disappointment.

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IsraelM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not what I expected. It seemed more upscale that it actually was. People rushing in to take a pic, have a drink at the bar, or ask questions about ghost, dressed in shorts, or casual clothing, it definitely killed the romantic atmosphere I was hoping for. The prices were definitely on the high end. We enjoyed but probably will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing with my husband and 2 boys during fall break and wedding anniversary. Cascades was a fantastic meal and experience! Our service was fantastic and we even got to try a couple different wines to compliment our charcuterie board we ordered along with descriptions of each of the cheeses and what they taste best with. Our meals were wonderful! My youngest had a grilled cheese from the kid’s menu, my husband ordered short rib grilled cheese, I had chicken milanese, and my other son had steak and frites. My son’s steak was not necessarily the best we have had, but we are very picky when it comes to steak. Everything else was perfect! The restaurant was very clean and I felt the proper COVID-19 safety protocols were being followed. Thanks for the great meal and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing day! Great wines, food was fantastic a d the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic food with great ambiance and service. Loved the historic bar and dining area. The bone marrow appetizer was incredible, and the beef Wellington was visually stunning and equally delicious! Wish we’d had room for dessert!

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DougB
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dinner at Cascades was the high point of our stay at the Stanley. Food was excellent; service a little spotty, but we understand that they were short-handed due to some employees calling in sick. The price was high, as one would expect at a luxury hotel, but not exorbitant.

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JeninaH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was a nice atmosphere, menu felt a little limited and when we told them it was out anniversary I expected a little something special but ordered a dessert and waited about 15 minutes, I believe they ran out of the cake we ordered so instead we got a free made up dessert of two smaller brownies and some marshmallow fluff which was good but I think it was more of a make good for not having the cake we wanted vs a comp for our special day. Food came out warm but not hot.

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vipchowhound
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very disappointing... I ordered a steak that was very expensive which I ordered medium rare, and it came medium well. My husband ordered the Beef Wellington which was just ok... for about twice the price of any other place we've had it. In addition, he ordered a glass of wine to enjoy with his meal which came when he was essentially already done eating. This was to celebrate my husbands birthday and his retirement, bottom line the restaurant was just no up to the hype, and clearly I should have picked another place for the celebration.

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Rocky
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The upscale venue failed miserably to deliver food and service to match. Perhaps we will give them another chance post Covid but there are many other restaurants that consistently deliver good food and service for less than half the price.

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lindersguy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For an upscale hotel like The Stanley we found the food to be very uninspired and bland.
Priced very upscale. The quality does not reflect your reputation.

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BrookeE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was supposed to a highlight of our Estes Park trip, but when we arrived, we were told the kitchen had been closed all day and would not reopen for three more hours. We were unable to eat there and missed an important part of our trip after waiting to have a late lunch. We were turned away without an apology. It would have been nice to recieve a phone call at least.

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KayB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

When you charge $12 for seven small onion rings, they should be cooked to perfection, not overcooked and burnt, as was our case. I love a wedge salad, but this was very disappointing with the sparse toppings. When we requested extra dressing, we were given Caesar dressing.
We came expecting to order the fabulous boiled shrimp. These were not on the menu to our disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was not great at all. Drinks were great!

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KristinP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible, I think they forgot our order. Didn't even offer to compensate us or try to right their wrong.

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GwendolynG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Try a new whiskey. Appetizers are enough to share and all sounded good.

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SherriL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Dinner took several hours, it was noisy, and the food was not great. Menu descriptions don’t accurately describe what you will be getting.

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Cascades - The Stanley Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 577-4001.

Cascades - The Stanley Hotel is rated 3.7 stars by 1841 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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