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About Cascades - The Stanley Hotel

Cascades, a Classic American Restaurant and Steakhouse, is housed in the historic 103-year old Stanley Hotel. Join us for, breakfast, lunch or dinner in our dining room. Stop by for a cocktail in our lounge as our bartenders hand craft a cocktail from our historic cocktails menu.


The menu features certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, sandwiches, pasta and Colorado specialties. The chef has tailored a menu to compliment our local cuisine while introducing some American favorites, with a "farm to plate," influence. We also offer house-made gelatos, desserts and crème brulees.

Our bar and lounge offer complete dinner service, along with fine beverage selections and a menu of over 500 whiskies. Ask our Whiskey Concierge to help select a distinctive flight. The wine program will awaken your inner sommelier. We have an extensive list with Old World and New World selections, that will excite the novice or the aficionado with great depth and breadth.

333 East Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 577-4001

Website:
http://www.stanleyhotel.com/dining/cascades

Public Transit:
Taxi service and in season free trolley service.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cascades - The Stanley Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.1

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4.1

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3.7

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (891)
Romantic (597)
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Fit for Foodies (438)
Notable Wine List (362)
Vibrant Bar Scene (336)
Great for Lunch (250)
Good for Groups (205)
Great for Brunch (184)
Great for Outdoor Dining (173)
Neighborhood Gem (173)
Kid-friendly (108)
Hot Spot (105)
Late-night Find (68)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Worth the Drive (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Authentic (12)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (11)
People Watching (11)
Fun (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Outstanding Value (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great Beer (2)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Service was good and nice wi e list for single glass

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We ate here after going on a daytime historical tour at the Stanley hotel. We thought the food was great, and our waiter was very good and attentive. Our only complaint is that we had to wait initially for the hostess to seat us.....she was not at her station when we first arrived. The menu items are very very pricey, but we did think that it tasted delicious. My husband got the salmon entree and I got the roasted chicken. We had the turtle cheesecake for dessert and it was outstanding. Our waiter was friendly and serviced our table very often. Overall, great experience!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Although we were disappointed with the meal, the restaurant is beautiful, located in the historic Stanley Hotel. The wait staff was pleasant and prompt.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Nice hotel, restaurant not worth the hype. Super expensive drinks and high priced entrees with tiny portions. Would not go again

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The restaurant was noisy and a lot of children were allowed to run around. I know it was a holiday but a little much. We were seated at a table in the back by a sliding door to the outside. People kept going out and not closing the door. It was cold outside and my wife was uncomfortable. The food was very good but, I think, overpriced for what was received. Most likely would not come again as there are better places that are more reasonable. Was a novel to try once I guess. We are local and live in the Estes area.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

BAD BAD MANAGEMENT. Had reservations for Mothers Day breakfast. There was no intent from the kitchen to serve patrons (they were busy cooking for later in the day). Wait staff explained that to prevent over an hour and half wait for food, the we should avoid breakfast on special holidays. Hmmmm... wonder why they allowed reservations. Now...it was clear from open table that they were offering Mother's Day brunch... what was never indicated was that brunch started at 11. And my 930am breakfast (with reservation) would have been 2nd choice since I needed to make a flight in Denver and impossible to find another restaurant at that point. BUT AFTER AN HOUR, WAS TOLD 2 ORDERS AHEAD OF ME AND NOT EVEN STARTED. THIS WAS A COMPLETE DISREGARD TO THE 4-5 Tables waiting over hour and half. ABSOLUTELY THE WORST MANAGEMENT. My rating of my weekend went to the very lowest level

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We used to love Cascades and the StanleyHotel for its history and ambience, as well as food quality. Our last visit, however, was disappointing. We had breakfast reservations on Mothers Day, 2017. The restaurant was very understaffed, especially in the kitchen. We ordered eggs Benedict, and it took over an hour to arrive and was not very flavorable. Our waitress was very apologetic, and the manager did comp the meal, but it did not live up to our previous experiences. Apparently, one of the line cooks had just quit, and staff is very hard to find right now, so maybe it woiuld be better on a different day. We hope they get the problems resolved soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The service was very slow. My wife's meal was burnt. I had only water with the meal and my glass was empty for the last half of the meal. There was a party in the next room and I think our waiter and busboy were working that venue as well as tables in the restaurant which might have been the reason for the poor service. Not sure why the food was bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Average food with top price tag. May have just been what we had though. When restaurant is attached to whiskey bar it makes for a noisy place.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

What a disappointment. Made a Saturday afternoon reservation here months in advance to take my mother while she was in town for the weekend. The service was terrible, mostly because there really wasn't any. Mom ordered a burger and I got their pork belly BLT, which included a fried egg. When the server brought it, 35 min after we placed the order (not an overly crowded dining room either) the egg was raw on top- the white was totally liquified and runny, and I immediately and politely asked for it to be returned and cooked. The server acted like I was insane when I made the request. When he returned it, the egg was still raw and simply flipped over on the sandwich. Both orders of fries we received we so stale and cold they had the taste and consistency of rubber. We are NOT picky eaters at all, and I can count on one hand the times in my life I've had the audacity to send food back, but this was unreal. Such a disappointment considering how amazing the ambiance of the hotel is. I'd not recommend anyone do anything but sit at the bar here and enjoy the impressive whiskey selection.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food here was fantastic! Of course being in the one and only Stanley adds to it. The service here was amazing as well. Everyone has a great attitude! I have nothing negative to say about Cascades!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 1, 2017

My boyfriend and I had gone to Cascades for a special occasion because it supposedly had a reputation as a high-end, gourmet food, special place to go out. Certainly the prices were set at that level! It was basically like any standard hotel restaurant fare. Nothing special at all.

When I made the reservation with OpenTable, I added a note that we did not want any alcohol and would need gluten free options. When I called to confirm the reservation live, I repeated those same requests. Clearly, I wasted my time. We were given a drink menu and when we asked for gluten free options, the waitress didn't have a clue. I'm not even sure she understood what gluten free meant because I had to explain to her that wheat is found in sauces and can also be present in spice blends and such. The one positive - we were served gluten free bread.

The menu was super basic. The only for sure gluten free item on the menu was a steak, mashed potatoes and green beans. Big deal. I can do those at home. The steak was huge and thick and nice, but not extraordinary. The mashed potatoes were cool and gloppy. The green beans were undercooked.

The best part of the creme brulee was the berries. It tasted like it was from a mix and the sugar shell topping was soggy - it had clearly been sitting for a while.

My boyfriend had the elk-bison-pork meatloaf wrapped in bacon. He said it was bland and except for the bacon, really had not flavor.

We were next to a railing that had a wood floor under it (most of the restaurant was carpeted). The floor under the railings was full of crumbs and food - my coat picked up the bits.

The service was poor - we had to ask a couple of times to have our glasses refilled with water.

For the price, for the marketing, we expected a special night out....the two of us had a great evening together, but it sure wasn't because of the location or the food!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great place with good food and great views. The bar was great as well

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Best salmon either of us have ever eaten in our lives, hands down. Amazing. And the carbonara was delicious, even though it was completely missing the green peas. Wine list is great. Loved the decor and ambiance of the room. Service was outstanding!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2017

We went for a special occasion, menu was not anything new. Service was ok but for being a high end hotel. The dinning was not great and I would not go back again. They need a better menu and better feel then a bar/hotel diner.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 24, 2017

A fun mountain setting, interesting architecture but unfortunately a very, very lackluster lunch. Meals were lacking in quality, taste and presentation. The grilled chicken on the salad tasted like it was cooked the day before and reheated before serving. The server, while polite and eager to serve, appeared overwhelmed and forgetful for regarding even simple requests like water refills. Soup of the day wasn't available as they "didn't have the time or necessary ingredients" to prepare it. Menu drinks were sporadically available, even the Ubiquitous Coors and Bud Lights were out of stock. Too bad as having lunch at The Historic Stanley Hotel was the primary focus of our trip yesterday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Hostess was rather rude and servers didn't seem too interested. Food was decent. Drinks were good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The Stanley hotel is worth a visit. The food was good but most impressive was whiskey. Over 1200 different types. Outside was high but was expected at a landmark like this.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The food was good, but not great. My salad was topped with chunks of caramel which gave a hard crunch that was off-putting. The waiter seemed not to want to be there, greeting us with a scowl and mumbling a welcome that had no conviction. But we were attended to pretty quickly

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Our waiter was very professional and dinner was great, well cooked. Honestly, Cascades needs a dress code. With the price of that food, and type of restaurant, it is absolutely unacceptable to dine with people in shorts and Hawaiian shirts. Sorry, but a $200 dollar dinner should not be surrounded by, shorts, tacky shirts, and Addidas jump suits. This completely waters down such a wonderful restaurant. If Cascades wants to fine dining... then be it, if not then don't.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The Stanley Hotel's Cascades restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious! The filet mignon melts in your mouth and is accompanied by tasty seasonal vegetables. We went on our honeymoon and will go on future anniversaries! They took the time to make our celebration even more special! Thank you! :)

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 11, 2017

It was a wonderful meal, however, there were a fare amount of gnats that kept buzzing around our table and food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to have dinner at the Stanley for an interesting experience while staying in Estes Park. The Stanley has a wonderful history of course, but I do think its reputation may lead diners to believe the food will be better than it was. The duck I ordered had a nice flavor, the meatloaf tasted like warm/soft beef jerky, and the cheesecake was simply okay. It was all largely overpriced for what it was. Our server was wonderful and attentive. The two whiskey drinks we ordered were divine, however, and I think for its history alone its worth a stop at the Stanley bar. Enjoy a drink and the ambience of the whiskey collection behind the bar, but don't expect a meal that matches the price at a table.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The Stanley was beautiful, the service was wonderful

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Fantastic food, employees are absolutely wonderful!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

I recommend sitting at the bar and enjoy the cocktails and bar food menu. Better value overall. Dining on full menu is hit and miss. Service is very good and consistent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2016

I love the Cascades restaurant. Their chefs are excellent. Everything is served so eligantly

Tags: Outstanding Value, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Live Sports, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Had a great Thanksgiving dinner with my lady. Stanley gives a warm home feeling. Experience was wonderful! Great libation selection!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Food was good. Table was wobbly. Great selection. Price was high. Especially charging $12 for a glass of house wine! Really? We enjoyed it as a nice experience, but I wouldn't do Thanksgiving there again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Terrific service from staff. My husband ordered the filet and it was perfect. I ordered the braised lettuce which wasn't so good. I also noticed that the menu featured several off-the-path meals (which is not bad), but I would think one or two frequently offered (trout, chicken and such) items would be good. I definitely would recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Waitress was not very pleasant. Prices too high. Did not like presentation. Menu selection was limited.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The food and service were very good. Ate here before Mary Chapin Carpenter concert at the Stanley. The bar area was extremely crowded before dinner and it was a wait to get service there but the wait staff was very friendly despite the busy atmosphere. They worked their tails off. We ate breakfast here the next day. Food was very good and service was again wonderful. Many people who did not have reservations were turned away so be sure to make a reservation and they will keep it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2016

We've had several meals at Cascades during our stay. The Elk Medallions were good (not great) and The Hangar Steak was excellent; however, the vegetables were QUITE salty! We found the same thing with the Eggs Benedict - and I LOVE salt, so for me to say it's salty, IT'S SALTY!!!!! The Creme Brûlée is the best part of this restaurant!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2016

We went on a date there and it was nice but many guests were poorly dressed and the ambiance wasn't as fancy/nice as we thought it would be. The service was a tiny bit slow but the food is great and worth the high price.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Great service with a unique ambiance and setting. Excellent food options at a reasonable price for fine dining.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2016

The food was fantastic! The variety gave a satisfying number of diverse options. My only complaint is that it took too long to get seated and that our waitress was rather slow and inattentive. I understand that it was busy, but we waited around ten minutes for her to pick the check back up, even after waiting for her to bring it to us in the first place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Very disappointed with the noise level, bar and dining area collocated. Poor choice for the romantic dinner I had in mind.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Their collection of over 1000 brands of whiskey was very intriguing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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