Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

4.4
1110 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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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Just not what it used to be. So not worth the money.

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RM
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was priced accordingly to the hotel in general. The service was good, and the food was really good, the view isn't that great and sometimes you get a view of the not so great things of Denver, but overall very nice.

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AC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Sunday brunch at the Brown Palace. It’s our annual tradition for my husband’s birthday, and every year we look forward to it weeks in advance. And yet, it never seems to disappoint. The seafood is lovely, the champagne flows, the bacon is exceptional and the atmosphere is both fancy and fun. We’ve always had great service, and we love the live music. The dessert section is ridiculously good, almost overwhelming (but if you are gonna be overwhelmed, it should be by dessert). It’s our annual glutinous adventure and we have no regrets!

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CA
San Antonio
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service are what is expected from a top restaurant, it was first class.

The thing that knocked down the overall rating was the noise level and thus by association the ambiance. I thoroughly enjoyed the band playing, but they needed to bring the overall amplification down three levels of magnitude. Between the jazz bass and the volume, it moved from being subtle, inviting music to more of what I would expect in a smaller venue to be the focus.

Do I recommend the Sunday Brunch, yes. Did I enjoy the music, yes. But turn the volume down so that polite conversation can be had.

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CW
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, wonderful food, great service!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother & Daughters weekend at hotel

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M
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ellyngton's brunch is always amazing. The Mahi Mahi in brown butter sauce was really good. The Eggs Benedict with truffle are amazing.

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OC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome lunch date service was excellent would definitely come back

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BP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Quite overpriced for what it is. Beautiful hotel, ok service, mediocre food. Isn't the food why we should be there?

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Ed, was the best! He kept our drinks topped up and answered our questions.

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wait staff were very good, there was a computer glitch that delayed our food significantly but we were kept informed.
Food was very traditional American, diner style. I had expected a little more presentation and gourmet flare considering the foodie culture in Denver. Still very good.
Overall good experience.

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TG
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Ellyngton's. It is truly one of the few places one can have an intimate meal free of irritating noise.

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LV
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice brunch. The desserts were really great!

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OT
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great jazz band, great food, great waiter, no complaints, we will be back.

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JS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I made a reservation for brunch to celebrate my husband's birthday last Saturday. We have frequented the Ships Tavern, enjoyed numerous events at the Brown Palace, and wanted to try Ellington's for this special occasion. We were greeted and seated in a lovely area; there were only a few tables with patrons. The ambiance is classic Brown Palace and you definitely feel elegant dining there. The brunch items were delicious and I would highly recommend the food. Unfortunately, the service from our server Anton was pathetic at best. There was a table that had a couple who garnered everyone's attention leaving us to ask three times for water and coffee refills that came eventually. Anton spent a great deal of time chatting with this couple while ignoring our table. In addition, I expected an acknowledgment of some type for my husband's birthday celebration and there was none. If it weren't for the delicious food, the brunch would have been a disaster. Anton needs training on how to serve his guests!!!

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JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice Sunday brunch for a friend's birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent and a good value for the quality. Our server, whom I’ve had before, is about as exciting and attentive as a sloth.

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WC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always impeccable

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating new job

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D
South Dakota
59 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great old school service, food service. One of the great lunches in the city.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch buffet was fabulous with many foods to choose from and it all looked amazing. We had terrific service from Eric, and really enjoyed brunch

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an awesome experience. I would recommend the campaign brunch to anyone that is looking for a memorable experience!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance here. The employees and wait staff were super friendly. Excellent experience!

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EM
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went for brunch to celebrate our 21st Wedding Anniversary. The food was fantastic and Garth (our server) was very attentive. The only complaint was that I had requested table 61 or 62 and my request was not honored. Our reservation was for 11:15am. I do not believe the comments/request are read in a timely manner. The young lady appeared to just be reading the request.

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r
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I met for lunch at Ellington's inside the Historic Brown Palace. Everything in Brown Palace exceeds expectations. Ellington's does also. We were warmly greated, promptly seated and provided a very attentive staff. Salads were elegantly plated and very well portioned. We frequent Tea and occasionally indulge in the Spa here too!

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RL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was not as excellent as usual. Seemed like reduced wait staff.

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s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second lunch there in a month. Each time there were 15 of us. Our tables were ready on time, the waiters were informative and attentive. Everyone in my groups loved their food and we all said we would definitely want to come back.

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m
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sunday brunch was decent . . . very busy and hard to get the attention of our server. Food was good, not amazing. Fresh shrimp, good cheese selections, decent cinnamon rolls. We ordered eggs benedict. The hollandaise sauce was pretty congealed and the eggs were overcooked. We enjoyed our time, but not really worth the price.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and really enjoyed the live music.

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time. We were seated a little before our reservation. The waiter was right there and explained everything. Waited until we were back at the table to bring our coffee so it would be hot. Cleared plates right away so we could start again. Food was amazing and was replenished often.

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CP
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a beautiful restaurant and a wonderful place for a special brunch. It's pricey for brunch but certainly all great food and great service.

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is excellent. Very relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend trying it out if you have never been.

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DD
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was early empty at 1:00 on a Friday afternoon. Food was tasty and presentation lovely. Unfortunately, it was quite a struggle to redeem the Open Table Dining Reward, and not until hours later did we realize we'd also been overcharged but hadn't the stamina to do anything about it. The old-timey elegance was nice as a novelty, but for the price we're likely to try some place more lively another time.

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m
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I’ve been going off and on for several years now but really think I’ll try to find something else at this point for the price. The food needs updating. It’s an old fashioned menu that is overall heavy and the desserts are too rich. Kids don’t have healthy options such as separately made veggies like beans and glazed/buttered carrots. The brunch items could use more creativity. Desserts like nice fluffy torts would be a welcome addition. The food offered at this point can be found at most any relatively decent restaurant. The music is great though!

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SL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My wife and I were excited to have our annual New Years Sunday brunch at Ellyngton's yesterday. We were extremely disappointed. I am not sure if there was a change in management but the experience was at best sub par.


Two hostesses greeted us, one dressed nicely (as would be expected at the Brown) and the other in sweats (ok this might be overly picky).

There were no smoked salmon or bagels, but plenty of cream cheese. They ran out of oysters at 11:00. The carving station only served Colorado Beef - No turkey, ham of lamb. The sushi, so limited and average why even bother! The deserts were great.


The service was average at best.


Ordinarily I would not write such a scathing review, but at $70/person not including champagne, I expect more that an omelet and bacon and sausage.


Other options next year, The Inverness Hotel, YaYas or Pappadeaux.

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave the Sunday brunch for 2, to my daughter and son-in-law for a Christmas gift.
They loved it ! I will make this a tradition for their gift next year.

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d
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years family brunch

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NS
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our group stayed overnight at the hotel and chose to meet up for breakfast at the hotel to keep it simple (no taxis necessary). Reservations for 9am and we were there until 10:30. For breakfast. No one ordered anything out of the ordinary, but apparently two of our orders were wrong before they even came out and had to be remade. Server must have been busy because we hardly saw him. We saw the woman who refills water more often (but don’t ask her for coffee...). One of us specifically ordered his eggs “not runny” but that’s exactly what he got.

We had a great experience at the Ship Tavern the previous night, but only Ellyngton’s is open for breakfast. Wasn’t great, but maybe it was a bad morning. For $18/entree, I’m not sure we’d come back for their runny eggs. We would have asked the server or a manager for assistance but we never saw a manager and hardly saw our server.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We ate here because we received breakfast vouchers for being Marriott Platinum Premier Elite members. The food was subpar. French toast was soggy and undercooked. Eggs Benedict were bland and came out cold. Service was slow. Best part was the ambiance with the Christmas decor. I would’ve been upset if we had to pay... the food was overpriced and seemed comparable in quality to what you’d get from Perkins.

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TL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The good was decent nothing exceptional. We were seated in the corner so I couldn’t see the rest of the restaurant. I would say a great for a casual lunch.

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