Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

4.4
1361 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
**We kindly ask that guests wear a face covering while entering, exiting or moving through the restaurant. Parties must be complete to be seated and should not arrive more than 5 minutes before their reservation time.**

**Currently, our Sunday brunch is not a buffet; it is offered à la carte. We are hopeful that we will be able to return to a buffet-style brunch later this year.**
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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Extremely over-rated at this point. Compared to “Lobby Tea” and “Palace Arms” restaurant, this breakfast experience leaves much, much to be desired. Maybe it’s because they are just getting back-up from Covid, but table clothes had rips and tears, table wasn’t set when we sat down. An IHOP/Denny’s with a fancy decor.

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EMBO
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Like most restaurants post-pandemic, they are severely under staffed. Our waiter was excellent but was fighting a losing battle as he appeared to be covering the entire dining room w just 1-2 other servers. The wall next to our table was covered w stains. The entrees were underwhelming but the pancakes were excellent. Again-Kudos to the waitstaff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very disappointed. I was hoping for the beautiful brunch that I have experienced in the past, but that was far from what we got. The menu choices were limited, no beautiful buffet, and the whole experience was sub par. The place is in dyer need of updates, the table clothes were wrinkled and fretted. The bathroom was dirty and in need of several repairs. The food was also sub par and not worth the price. The only redeemable feature was the crime brûlée, which was very good. I will not be returning again.

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LaurenW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific breakfast ! Staff was very attentive and pleasant !

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very dated dining room but that also comes with the character and history of the building. Very expensive food and portions are very small. The champagnes brunch special is expensive and not worth the price. I would hate to say I’m disappointed but I’m disappointed in price per value.

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vipDaveH
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Before COVID, we had numerous special experiences as Sunday champagne buffet brunch here.

So it's still an elegant setting, and the band was, as always, marvelous.

It was made very clear that this would be plate service, not buffet. This is the (waning) period of COVID-19, so I expected and accepted a dialing down of things with the (temporary?) suspension of buffet here. This was ... not that good.

From the web advert, and how I expected things to go, it would be a "Yes, it's effectively a buffet of items, but that basically means someone will need to go to the kitchen to get what you want for you." That would have been great. And that's not what we got.

Instead, we got a moderately limited, very normal breakfast menu. And the execution was ... decidedly mixed.

The quiche was nice, but not particularly flavorful.

The massive corned beef was was dry.

The "Colorado Hot Dish" (eggs, fried tortilla chips, green chile) was a dry+soggy mess, and the "over easy" eggs were non-runny hard.

The side of bacon was excellent.

One of the features of the Ellyngton Sunday brunch in days gone by was the champagne. This still comes in three price levels, but it's served in ... a carafe? I mean, kinda tacky, not to mention the effervescence cost of pouring champagne into a carafe.

I'm not sure if it's a matter of COVID restrictions retained beyond requirement, or just a money-saving dial-down of service, but, quite honestly, this was a disappointing brunch for the price, given what we've experienced in the past.

Without confirmation that things have reapproached the Days Before, we'll likely not be back.

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DeannaP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had brunch for my daughter’s birthday in the wait staff went out of their way to bring us a nice dessert and have the piano player sing happy birthday to her. That made it very special considering the Buffay was not there. Service at Brown Palace is impeccable deep sense of passion for hospitality. My family, local denverites, really enjoyed our little escape to this beautiful establishment

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vipMountainGirl
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing compares to Ellyngton's traditional Sunday Brunch but despite the necessary changes due to COVID-19, it's still magical and worth it! The staff have always been the best part of the dining experience and they're amazing as always! The menu is reduced but still delicious and the pianist plays on! I would strongly encourage the community continue to support this historic gem through the pandemic until the whimsical brunch can return!!!

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AndreaT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Disappointed on the food quality and presentation. Service overall was good.

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vipbeakir
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent thanks to our server Claudia. The manager of Ellyngton's Izzy was a wonderful gentleman to share stories with.

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The hostess was very friendly and helpful. It was our server first day, but given that she did a great job on a busy Father’s Day weekend.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our 50th anniversary celebration ended with breakfast at Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace. The staff was very attentive and seated us in a special area and offered some complimentary to celebrate.

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vipFran
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greeters were very pleasant and personable. We had a lovely table, excellent service and the menu was perfect for brunch. Meals were delicious. We really enjoyed the piano playing and the validated valet parking.
Will definitely be back.

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BobG
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been for a few years but the quality of the Brown Place shines through as well as the service

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DougM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Such a neat location. Food was well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was disappointing. The food was sub par and very expensive.

NJ
NJE303
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our breakfast was good, it was very quiet in there being a mid-week meeting. Our server was professional but hovered for the bill when we were in the midst of a work conversation. I realize they were probably closing and he needed to check out but it was only 10:30 a.m. and on the website it makes it sound like they are open for breakfast and lunch so I wasn't expecting them to close in between. It will not affect my decision to go there again though, I love the formality of the Brown Palace and the weekend brunch at Ellyngton's is amazing!

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AllenG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's Denver's second oldest hotel. How can you NOT spend some time there either as a guest or for a meal?

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Veronica12
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food for the brunch, attentive service...

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vipRodrigoM
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It became like a average restaurant, nothing extraordinary

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Took girlfriend to nice breakfast

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RosieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch, but please bring back the Sunday brunch buffet!!!

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vipOneblondeattorney
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Sunday breakfast here after staying at the Brown Palace. Staff was so friendly and working very hard. Food was good. The atmosphere at Ellyngton's is great.

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vipknishi
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This restaurant is looking very dated and the service was slow.

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CorinneW
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing brunch.. Service was excellent. Please recognize Jerome and Eric. Amazing Staff!!!
We look forward to going there when the buffet comes back!
Thank you for "Service Excellence ".
Corinne W.

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luv2travel
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast with my daughters and granddaughter! The food was excellent and the coffee was very good. The service was impeccable. Only downside was the cream for the coffee was curdled but we were quickly given fresh. Very positive experience!

RJ
RJPSGOLDEN
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a reduced menu, our favorites were still on the breakfast menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and although it was a bit pricey I thought it was worth it. Our waiter was a pro and incredibly friendly. My husband and I both loved our breakfast but I ended up stealing a few pieces of his French toast, it was really tasty! My latte was perfect and I loved their rye bread with jelly. Also the gentleman at the host stand was awesome :)

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AJSamuel
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Keith was wonderful. The steak and eggs and the Prime Rib hash were cooked to perfection. We enjoy coming here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Always a good time.

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JenniferV
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waiter took forever. Extremely slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Service was very poor. Spent over 90 mins there and ½ that time was probably spent waiting for the server to come by and ask how food was, refill water and/or order another drink.

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DonnieBob
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Such a classy restaurant. The steak quiche was amazing

JS
vipJolandaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Comfortable, spacious, well appointed. Food was very good. We had the Salmon Eggs Benedict and the Avocado Toast. Both were very good. Albeit the Hollandaise could've had a bit more flavor. Berries were lovely, orange juice was fresh and the glass of champagne great.

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RandallR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Making a concerted effort at re opening so we forgive some service issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Nice to have a champagne brunch in a relaxing atmosphere with good food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the mimosas and the quiche!! Will definitely come again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was not so great. The sausage patties were hard as a rock. Everything else was great

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LindyC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the live piano music and the elegant and historical atmosphere. The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon was delicious and the coffee super!!

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MaggieD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Eggs Benedict and Hash with prime rib were delicious!

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TanyaA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were on a couples getaway and had breakfast at Ellyngton's before leaving. We were greeted by a charming host. Sunday morning at 9 am was pretty slow, so our service was prompt and staff were attentive. I had the Avocado Salmon toast and my partner had the Eggs Benedict with Salmon. His meal came out without the Salmon, and was promptly corrected.

It was a nice, relaxing way to finish off our weekend before checking out.

Bloody Marys hit the spot!!

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Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace is rated 4.4 stars by 1361 OpenTable diners.

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