Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

4.5
1056 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Deal makers, politicians and businessmen frequent the restaurant regularly making it the place see and be seen. The hotel main dining room serves traditional breakfast with a twist; deli sandwiches, creative entrees and salads for lunch, as well as our City Search Best Brunch winning Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch. Three tiers of champagne are offered to complement the experience: Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon, and of course, Dom Perignon.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
SUNDAY, MAY 13
ELLYNGTON'S MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH......10:00am-3:00pm
MEZZ LEVEL MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH......9:00am-3:00pm
PRICING (does not include tax & gratuity)
Just Brunch..$70.95 Domain Chandon..$80.95 Moet & Chandon..$90.95, Children 6-12..$20.95, Children 5 & Under..Free

BREAKFAST PRICE RANGE: $31-$50 BREAKFAST HOURS: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 11:00am; Saturday 7:00am - 11:00am; Sunday 7:00am - 9:00am
LUNCH PRICE RANGE: $31-$50 LUNCH HOURS: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm

DOM PERIGNON SUNDAY BRUNCH (Pricing does not include tax & gratuity)
BRUNCH HOURS: 10:00am-2:00pm
Just Brunch..$53.95 Domain Chandon..$63.95 Moet & Chandon..$73.95 Children 6 to 12..$20.95 Children 5 & Under is Free
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Phone number
(303) 297-3111
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Garrett Kasper
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Broadway & Tremont Place
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Parking details
The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel. Ellyngton's will validate your parking ticket for the Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch.
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Public transit
Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
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Entertainment
Jazz trio during Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1056 People Are Saying
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Christmas luncheon for friends

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anton did a great job. We love visiting the Brown Palace during the holidays to celebrate our family Christmas! It is our family tradition!

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N
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I went with a friend who shares a December birthday. The Sunday brunch was fantastic. And so was the champagne. I will say that I went for brunch two years ago, and it seems the food was pretty much the same. My only complaint, if you'd call it that, is that keep some of the staple food items but vary some as well. But overall, a great experience!

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w
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ellington's Sunday brunch! Wonderful selection of food and the dessert bar... well it's dangerous!!

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PD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We had horrible service. We waited for at least 30 minutes before our food was delivered. And it was cold. I had to ask for a to-go box four times - from both our server and the manager. Our server was distant and hardly checked in with us. I really enjoy having business meetings here; however, the lack of good service was embarrassing for me as the host of this meeting.

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RT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Uneventful
Food was average

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GT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I enjoy the authenticity of the Brown Palace and Elyngton's. The food and service is great!

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DJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great, ambience is lovely, particularly near the holidays. We went for Sunday brunch, my main reason for reducing a star was it was too loud.....the jazzy holiday music was well done, just too loud. We had to raise our voices to be heard and our party were not able to hear what the server was saying.

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JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience! Our waiter, Keith, was friendly, fun & knowledgeable. Food was incredible, excellent quality, well-seasoned, beautifully prepared. Our first time but we'll be going back for sure.

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OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

At 7:45AM, the buffet is pretty basic. Do the brunch for a larger offering. It's good, not great.

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Y
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We booked the Santa breakfast brunch and had a great time, the restaurant was decorated beautifully, the kids loved seeing Santa and Mrs Claus...however, the actual food was really disappointing. The buffet lacked options, the options that were available were not what you would expect at a $40 per person brunch. We’ve been to plenty of hotel brunches at much lower scale restaurants and had a bigger selection. We had a great time, but i wouldn’t spend the money on the brunch as it’s just not worth it.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere but food and service are average or below. Santa and Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, elves and THE PIANO MAN are fabulous.

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Truly this was the epitome of mediocrity. Nothing was really good, but not bad enough to say i hated it. We were willing to pay hotel prices to have a quiet brunch with some friends who came in from out of town and have the ability to graciously talk and catch up. The good point was that worked. Beyond that the food was meh, the service sketchy, and all overpriced. This felt like a place that was past its prime or stretching to be more than it is.

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CT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Sheldon, was outstanding. All other food and Beverage staff were perfect - polite, friendly and very helpful, as well as having great senses of humor, even at the end of a long day for them. Will definitely come back for such a special holiday event.

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MR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thanksgiving brunch was lovely.
As expected, they were running late for reservations, but we had a cocktail in the lobby while a great jazz band played. Service was a bit spotty, but it was a buffet, so we just took care of ourselves.
Food and atmosphere was wonderful.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!!!. Everything was perfect. It was our first time there and the experience did not disappoint!

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MI
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Our reservations were for 1:30. Did not get seated until after 2:00. The hostess was rude and told us we could walk around and if we found a table we could have it. I finally contacted the manager and we were seated after 2 at a very small table. Our chairs bumped the people behind us. Service was spotty at best. Cold coffee. And the gravy was very salty. Don’t think we will be going back.

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e
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely time as usual. Music was delightful, as was the food.

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N
Denver
378 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is based on the annual Thanksgiving Buffet though that is very similar (and identical pricing) to the weekly Sunday Brunch Buffet. Maybe not every item in the world but certainly far more than enough and everything is of top quality. Juice and coffee (their own blend) is included and different champagnes are available as add-on's for those who want. And why not?? Great attentive service, friendly hard-working people behind the tables, one of the great buffet's anywhere.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Family gathering with small kids

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CN
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had an early morning Sunday breakfast and it was awesome.

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TF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant as ever!

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AE
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ellyngton’s. Quiet tables not too close together. The service is always outstanding. Our server, Ed, has been there 27 years and his pride and experience really showed. We were celebrating our anniversary and he surprised us with a black bottom pie for dessert. So nice and delicious! The only downside was no Melba toast baked on-site anymore. What a shame...

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c
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyment of brunch a couple times a year

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JJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great but it would have been better if we were told that full brunch wasn’t until 10am

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A
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ellyington's was good but we did not expect the price to be so high! On Open Table it states the pricing is $31-$50. When we arrived, it was $71/person for brunch. Website was totally misleading but the food was alright. Not a large selection for the price. Seems like they had more dessert than actual food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Must do in Denver.

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RR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Festive and fun Monster Brunch

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, from Keith.

Love Bananas Foster, but urge that the spiced rum product *not* be used. Really changes the character and taste of the dessert, but not in a good way.

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AN
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

We recently visited Ellyngton’s at Brown Palace for a birthday brunch. The ambiance and historic aspect of the experience were the only enjoyable parts of this experience. The seafood and sushi options that are highlighted were abysmal, the oysters were simply inedible. For a brunch of this caliber/price, crab legs should be a staple. We were scrambling to find something to eat, this is simply unacceptable for the price point. The meat carving station was simply average, although the pork shoulder was moist, and was one of the only enjoyable items of the spread. Moreover, the pancake from scratch station was a central staple of the brunch, and did taste authentic/homemade. Overall, the chapagne brunch needs serious reconsideration for the price point. Would not recommend this brunch, most 30 dollar brunch options have a better spread and similar ambiance. On a side note, the champagne offerings were good.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, decor, live music. Excellent service. The mimosas were quickly replenished throughout the meal. They offer all of the usual standard brunch menu items, I was hoping for a broader selection of small bites and an expanded variety of fresh fruits instead of the usual melon and strawberry medley, but the quality and presentation of the available items was remarkable. The pastries were fresh, the bananas foster made to order was absolutely divine. There is a carving station with excellent beef and lamb, an egg station with omlettes to order, bacon done perfectly crisp, warm and not sitting in pool of grease. Overall the meal was really good but a little over priced for what is being offered. Our server was excellent. Never a empty glass and all empty plates were quickly removed. Absolutely a wonderful service and made us feel very welcome and unrushed.
I would highly recommend giving the Brown Palace Brunch a try.

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m
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the champagne brunch. The food was delicious and they were not stingy with the champagne!

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MC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit and the food, atmosphere and service were all first rate --- as I remembered from the other two visits! Thanks for maintaining a quiet, tasty, relaxing environment in downtown Denver!

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SG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very historic setting. Food was good. Service was average. Breakfast menu was pretty standard.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

90 th Birthday for my father in law! He had a great time!

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AM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Disappointed. Slow service, put right by the band (they were quiet, but it's still hard to have conversations over amplified music). Ordered half a benedict and it took forever, then had clearly sat under the lights, hollandaise had boiled and plate was hot. Not worth $55+

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BC
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the music was fabulous, the waiter (Ed) was excellent. It is a little expensive, but not for the quality of the experience. Will definitely go back for brunch!

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RA
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I’m a native Coloradoan and have always wanted to eat at Ellyngton’s for brunch. To celebrate a special birthday we decided to splurge and pay the expensive price to eat here. Our server Edd was very professional and attentive. The small band was really good. The song selections were very much appreciated by our group. Unfortunately, the food selection wasn’t very good. I shared a cinnamon roll trying to save some calories. I took one bite and almost choked as it was so dry! The shrimp did not taste very fresh. There was only 1 beef choice , bacon and ham only. The eggs Benedict was very disappointing as the egg was undercooked-very runny. The only section that was impressive was the dessert station. I especially liked the raspberry liquore with chocolate. The white/milk chocolate fountain was fun. I don’t feel I got a good value for the price of this Brunch. We won’t be back.

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TG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience combined with overwhelming variety of food. On my first visit to Ellingtons’s I was already calculating the valet cost for parking when the hostess greeted me with “Let me stamp your parking ticket to there’s no charge.” I was rapidly seated, and the waiter took time to explain the range of brunch food provided, their location, and the variety of drinks he could provide. The buffet was outstanding variety of meats, vegetables, seafoods, breads and desserts. Thank goodness their plates were large. The omelet was customized and excellent, the ribs moist and delicious, the shrimp tasty, the Bananas Foster prepared on demand (and there was a lot of demand). I have no doubts I will return as often as I can.

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MW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They provide an excellent atmosphere for a business lunch

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