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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.
Estes Park, CO 80517
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Taxi service and in season free trolley service.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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! :)
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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