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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

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Notable Wine List (362)
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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)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (11)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2016

A fantastic view and an amazing menu! We loved the whiskey flight and the appetizers.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 10, 2016

We waited, for our reservation time, in the bar-the service was spectacular! The bartenders really know their cocktails and are super friendly! If we had not had reservations, it would have been just fine to eat in the bar as well. Wonderful atmosphere!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Beautiful restaurant in the historic Stanley Hotel. Amazing whiskey menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Only negative is the room was much to noises, but food and service were excellent in a quaint dining area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 5, 2016

The restaurant is a beautiful setting, the servers are very attentive. We ordered two dishes and found that the elk was very tender, but the pork chop dish was quite bland as a whole.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We ordered several vegetable sides, green beans, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms. All were delicious, excellent. Also ordered bread which had terrific flavor. Restaurant was busy but server forgot my wine.. She seems distracted.

Tags: Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2016

The food is outrageously good! The service is wonderful. I always ask for my favorite waiters/waitresses

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2016

We enjoyed a pleasant and outstanding dinner at Cascades. We've enjoyed excellent meals here before and were looking forward to another delicious meal. We shared the Foie Gras appetizer, it was delicately seared and came with whiskey poached cherries, it was exquisite! Unfortunately they were out of the Elk loin and we ordered the filet mignon instead. It came with a crispy potato rösti, some spinach and truffle béarnaise and bordelaise sauces, the beef was perfectly cooked and very tender. Much to my husband's surprise and delight the Whiskey Bar carried Hibiki, his favorite whiskey. Service was very friendly and professional, all in all a perfect dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Probably the best filet I've had in a long time. Perfectly cooked and placed on top of a crisp rosti potato stack. The ingredients stated it was served with spinach, but the spinach was actually between the steak and potato, so there was scant spinach. Next time I would order a vegetable on the side.

They have the best and smoothest martinis!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Our server, Bobbye was horrible! We brought a group of 14 senior citizens in for a tour and lunch and she nearly ruined our afternoon. She was rude and acted like we were an imposition. I allowed her to include 20% gratuity to make sure she was tipped correctly rather then receive loose change which has been the case in the past with this group, yet she didn't deserve it at all. She should not be in the service industry.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Enjoyed a filet mignon as the elk was sold out. Probably more to my taste anyway, those elk look so amazing in the great outdoors.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2016

The food was delicious, service was wonderful, and the portion and quality of meat was about right for the price. However, the portion of vegetables was ridiculously small. My meal was described as including fingerling potatoes, edamame, and several other vegetables. I swear there was only one little cut up potato and 4 or 5 soy beans with equally skimpy portions of the other vegetables. A handful of mixed vegetables was not at all what the menu suggested and I shouldn't feel the need to order more food just to feel satisfied at the end of such an expensive meal. I'm a small person so it's not like I eat a lot anyway but this meal left me wanting more.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2016

My husband and I had breakfast and dinner at Cascades. Dinner was okay. Disappointed that they ran out of elk steak by 7 pm. Breakfast had very slow service- half cups coffee with cream 10 minutes later despite reminders. Refills also slow. Toast served after meal was partially eaten and we're told they ran out of English muffins by 930 am. Service could be improved. No one said thank you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Dinner was good. I enjoyed the elk steak which was new to me. My husband had the porkchop, also good. Would have expected more vegetables Service was fine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The food was average, expected a little more quality. We returned the hot chocolate as it tasted like chocolate water, the kids couldn't drink it. Waffles were not hot. The Bloody Mary's were fantastic though! Ambiance was nice and the hotel was beautiful.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Food was good. We all enjoyed a late lunch after a morning of hiking Gem Lake. The wait staff was attentive and very personable. I will be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Service was horrid. At breakfast - only a dozen tables in the restaurant and we waited 10 minutes to get water and coffee. Server never came back to refill coffee - fortunately another server took pity on us and filled me up. Food was WAY to heavily salted. The Eggs Benedict was like a salt like. The biscuits and gravy was strange, almost as if made with Italian sausage rather than breakfast sausage. Honestly - for 3 people to have breakfast, the bill was high and the service and food were not worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Best meal and best overall dinner experience in Estes Park during recent vacation. Polite, quick service without being intrusive despite the dining room being full. My elk loin dinner and cocktails were superb. Will definitely go back again and hope to spend time enjoying drinks at outside fire tables too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The restaurant was nice and the service was good. We were a table of 6 and the food was OK, but nothing special. The burger was very good. The rest of the food was just OK, but could not recommend the chicken wings. They were mediocre at best!
I would go back because of the "provenance" of the hotel, but I would not go out of my way to order the food. It was noisy, but it was lunchtime!ll
The grounds are beautiful and the hotel was lovely. Great pictures were taken on property!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2016

The restaurant was very nice, romantic outside seating, excellent service, food was very good, loved the bread!!! The waterfall and tables with a fire pit were wonderfully romantic and warm for cool evenings. I would go again for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2016

We were a little late for our brunch appointment, and the hostess said grumpily, "You're late!" The restaurant was not full. However, everyone and everything after that moment was sheer perfection. The potatoes were unusual and delicious, and the omelet delighted with its touch of bleu cheese, as suggested by the server. We enjoyed the mimosas as well. We will definitely return on our next trip to Estes Park.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Dinner was fabulous. We had foie gras with poached cherries, my husband had bison meatballs with mancheago polenta, the flavors were so tasty. Both were superb. Dinner consisted of hanger steak with caramelized brussel sprouts & an elk steak with red wine demi glaze. Dessert was blueberry crumble. The entire dinner was outstanding. The steaks were done to perfection. The dining room atmosphere was spooky, the architecture was amazing & relaxing. It was our 20th anniversary and they treated us extra special. The Server was so friendly and efficient.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Food was very good. Too noisy as restaurant is adjacent to bar. Cocktails and wine very pricey.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 21, 2016

The food was outstanding, but the ambience was awful. We ate there for a special occasion and it really looked elegant, plus the menu was interesting. The elk tenderloin was outstanding, and the fois gras was to-die-for. The restaurant was extremely noisy and if you can handle that along with everyone in shorts, flip-flops, etc, then this is the place.
The food that we had was excellent, but the wine was way over priced. The wine by the glass was an absolute rip-off.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 14, 2016

It's the Stanley! Fair comparison with other similar establishments in metro areas for my family and I says they are "good," but being in Estes Park, at the famed hotel, at the doorstep to the Rockies, boosts the overall experience to being "very good." Parking for us was free with 7:30 reservations. Hotel and restaurant is a short stones throw from town (nothing like the movie).

For drinks, my wife had a "Red Rum," which tasted bitter but for some will be fine if they are not expecting a sweet drink as my wife was. I had the Old Fashioned, which was so good, I had a 2nd for dessert.

Main entrees and appetizers were delicious. Hanger Steak was great. Filet Mignon and Colorado Game Meatloaf were similar. Appetizers were almost too pretty to eat but we did and they were good too. One appetizer was a unique vege "garden tempura" of sorts with a combo of unique fresh vegetables and flowers." Awesome! Meatball appetizer was good, not great.

Reservations in season are a must. We made ours a couple months ahead of time. Overall, would recommend, particularly to experience at least once as an Estes Park visitor.

Thank you, Cascades and the Stanley!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Too many children for a date night

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2016

We had a really good experience at Cascadess. The only complaint I have is that we felt rushed. If we are going to spend 93 dollars on just the dinner, not including tip, I expect not to be rushed through. Very friendly wait staff. My big complaint would be regarding the bartenders. We came in around 9 pm for a nightcap and dessert only to find the bartenders were also enjoying a nightcap while they were working. We watched them slam a few drinks back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Visiting the Stanley Hotel is a must for all trips to Estes Park. The bar always has a good crowd but it is very difficult to get a drink. The bartenders generally ignored us. Our waiter in the dining room was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2016

this beautiful historic hotel is a must see. dinning here was very nice but i felt that the hostess did not do a great job of seating us when we notified her of our arrival. she said it would be 3 or 4 minutes but proceeded to seat others w/out even making eye contact w/me. after 10 minutes i had to ask if our table was ready and she said "of course".
food portions were a bit scarce. i get it though. upscale dining usually is. will return when visiting again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Very welcoming of my service dog Jacob the Pug and the hostess seated us without hesitation. The lounge area was a nice introduction to the dining area and helped create a festive mood. My server Natale was top notch. The food was outstanding in presentation and quality. Everything I would hope for in a special dining experience was to be had at The Cascades.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Very disappointing! Elk was child size portion and under seasoned! Duck was dry and the risotto was raw and inedible! Short rib was dry and under cooked!We waited a long time for our food which would have been ok if the food was ok.Waitress was grouchy until she put the bill down! Sad!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2016

I was afraid it was going to be a tourist trap with bad service and food. The opposite! Excellent service and food, and the touristy setting added to the charm! We went for my birthday, with our 6 year old. Everyone was happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 5, 2016

Scenery can't get any better, wonderful knowledgeable staff on all levels. Decor is as expected and much better in person.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Asked to change from dining room to outside. Dining room hostesses could not understand our request. Patio hostess was great. Food, so, so. Wait staff, not good.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 30, 2016

We did the 6pm ghost tour and then had dinner at 8pm. The menu is diverse and the server was very helpful with suggestions. It is probably more on the expensive side, but the food was very good. White table cloths and an old fashioned elegance compared to most of the restaurants in Estes, Co.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 27, 2016

We wanted to eat at a special place the first night in Estes Park. Researching the place found that the Stanley Hotel played a part in Stephen King's book, The Shining. We decided to give the Cascades Restaurant a try even though there were signs of spooky events.

It was a very delightful place to eat. Outside the property was nice. It was raining but it gave it a more chilling feel. The parking lot was full but we found a spot.

Once seated by our hostess our waitress, Laurel, served us. Her attitude was good and made our dining experience one not to forget. Even the other servers were pleasant as well.

We decided on small plates with a main dish to share. They allowed us to share with no problems. The food was great and I hope to go back again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2016

From the moment we entered the dining room, we felt like we were going to get special treatment. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. She explained everything and allowed us time to decide without rushing us. The food was outstanding. Matthew, the manager, was very nice and made sure he stopped by each table to check on his customers. Kudos to everyone at the Stanley Hotel!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2016

We celebrated our wedding day with a table for two in the wine room. The food and drinks were excellent. It was a great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 15, 2016

I would not go any where else in Estes Park. The Cascades offers a unique menu (inclusive of western bison and great seafood) with the best drink selection, including its trademark bacon bloody mary's. The service is impeccable, as the owners employ professional, patient, and multi-lingual staff. We book the Stanley hotel for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and special occasions and delight in the history-filled rooms, interesting tours, ambiance, and multi-lingual staff.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Amazing staff- thank you to the manager Matthew, our waiter Ben, and our bartender Jimmy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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