Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

4.6
1014 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 entree's and salads for lunch, as well as our City Search 2006 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
Tim Ralphs
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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

Private Dining

Ideal for a power breakfast or lunch, Ellyngton's is a fine dining destination serving contemporary American cuisine with attentive and thoughtful service.

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

What 1014 People Are Saying
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JW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved coming to Ellyngton's for our 63rd anniversary ! The food selection was awesome, so yummy and so special. We will DEFINITELY come back!!

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MH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific and Anton provided great service. Always enjoy brunch at The Brown!

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

What happened? I eat at Ellyngton's regularly and it was very different this time. The bread used to be memorable. This time it was so stale it was barely edible. We all agreed that the food was not near as good as it has been in the past. Soup was still good though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here for brunch, but especially love bringing people here for the first time. They get hooked just like me.

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SL
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Ellyngton's does not disappoint. A great, relaxed lunch with fantastic food and service. Thanks!!

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Best brunch we have ever had!!! Can’t wait to go again!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 1

The air conditioning was not working properly in the restaurant, making for a disappointing occasion at a very high monetary cost.

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Shreveport
34 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early breakfast on a Sunday morning. Since we were dining before the standard brunch offered at the restaurant, we were very happy to see that the restaurant had prepared a most adequate buffet for the early diners. The breakfast buffet included omelettes and pancakes made to order, plus most of the usual buffet items such as meats and fruits. We were very pleased with the quality of the food. The service at the restaurant is excellent and attentive. We will definitely dine here when we return to Denver.

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Shreveport
34 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had breakfast off the menu at the restaurant. The menu was very complete - each of us found choices to our liking. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was excellent, and the portions were very good. We recommend this restaurant to anyone having breakfast in the area of The Brown Palace.

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Shreveport
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had breakfast off the menu at the restaurant. The menu was very complete - each of us found choices to our liking. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was excellent, and the portions were very good. We recommend this restaurant to anyone having breakfast in the area of The Brown Palace.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the brisket was the best I’ve eaten.
The dessert bar was amazing.
We celebrated my wife’s brother’s anniversary.
Highly recommend and ask for Ed as your server!

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AW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The environment was lovely - restaurant is inside such a beautiful, historic hotel (one of Denver's prized buildings). We attended the Sunday Brunch; the service was attentive, the ambiance was fantastic, and there was a lovely 3 piece jazz band playing lightly during the meal. The food was alright, not as many stations as expected.... the cheese platters and pastries were totally underwhelming. The price was right, not too expensive and we had a great time enjoying the history of the place.

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E
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Burned bacon on blt. Burned cheese for grilled cheese.
Service good But food was subpar.
Plus place feels dated and dusty. Needs an uplift.

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LH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were wanting to celebrate a special occasion and this was a perfect spot. Fine dining with live music and a buffet that I have never seen it's equal. I plan to go back when I am visiting Denver. A must do if you are visiting Denver.

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t
Denver
64 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

I really can't rate this because we didn't eat. We made an 11AM reservation on Open Table and arrived there at that time. We were told that the kitchen closes from 11-1130, so we could sit at a table and get a drink but couldn't order until 1130. Being with 2 young adults who had been excited to eat at one of their hometown's historic landmarks, but they were also really hungry, we said no thanks. I don't understand why we would be able to make a reservation at 11, but not be able to be served. Really disappointing.

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MN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was so amazing! We did the Sunday brunch. Would’ve been perfect but it was a little warm in there.

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BP
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and there was some live entertainment that was really good. I will be back

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JV
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived earlier than our reservation time and the staff was able to accommodate us within a few minutes. Very friendly waiter. Food was excellent.

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JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for my birthday, totally worth it!! The food was delicious and the variety was endless, from sweet to savory, definitely for the food lover! There was a live jazz band which made it very cozy. Ed was our waiter and was very prompt and friendly. Being a native to Colorado, this was the first time I have ever been to this brunch special. I will definitely be going back, just an all around elegant and fun experience!

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LE
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My sister and I went for breakfast and the overall attitude of the restaurant was negative. Our server was rushed, rude, and spastic. The eggs Benedict was sub-par. Not going to return.

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RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was not full but somehow the hostess had trouble getting people seated. She dissapeared for so long before I was seated that a waiter finally got me a table. The blody mary was the worst I have ever had.....very vinegary and greyish looking, The eggs benedict we perfectly done and they did use real truffle slices but somehow they still came out bland tasting!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Air conditioner wasn’t working, so it was quite warm. Otherwise an amazing meal. Garth, our waiter, was superb!

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W
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went in being told this was one of the best brunches in Denver, and left pretty disappointed. Most items were lukewarm, the prime rib was extremely tough, and the service was a bit slow for refills on simple things like orange juice, water, etc. The redeeming quality are the deserts which were quite tasty, but I didn’t go to spend $55 on deserts. Very pretty hotel, sad it didn’t live up to expectations.

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BS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious as well as the variety! We indulged in shrimp cocktail. prime rib, New York Strip steak, Mahi Mahi, the omelet bar, freshly baked pancakes, delicious waffles, and amazing desserts! We had fresh made Bananas Fosters, adult drinking chocolate that contained Kahlua, and unlimited coffee and orange juice! We can't wait to go back soon!

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FD
Jackson Hole
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

After an awkward seating process that was not like clockwork we found ourselves in opulent surroundings. Thenfood was great and plentiful. I wish I would have focused on a subset of the buffet but I wanted trontry some of everything and so spent the day feeling a little gastrically overwhelmed. I feel it was pretty pricey but worth an occasional splurge

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MR
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is elegant, classy and perfect to celebrate a special occasion. I treated my birthday to the Champagne brunch for his birthday and they were so amazing with their service. The band wished him happy birthday which was really sweet! They even got a cupcake with candle on it to celebrate the occasion and made it very special for both of us. Apart from the fantastic service, the food is excellent. So many options!!! The desserts are to die for. Worth everything. Definitely recommended to reserve a table in advance as the wait can get long.

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MR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We really enjoy the Brown Palace and it was our sons first visit, so we felt like he did not get the same experience we have come to expect from our visits. Some of the Magic was missing. The service from the cooking staff was great as was most of the food. The hosting staff was a unimpressive as was the table wait staff. The seating in some of the areas with some of the tables are very difficult to maneuver around especially if you are near the buffet tables.

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TF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

There are many quirky and unique places in Denver to have brunch. However, Ellyngton's creates a blend of elegance and warmth without feeling uncomfortable or stiff. The only down side was the side door to the street, that allowed smokers to come and go as they pleased. If it had not been for the cigarette smoke we would have had an absolutely perfect time. I defiinitely recommend going, just don't let them seat you in the back.

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g
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Have been coming to the Brown for brunch 15 years, yep a family tradition
Our server either was way busy or something. Plates piled up, not sure if he or his helper with water was responsible. A party of 5 love Champagne, seemed to slow down.

Will always come back as we have for years, thanks

Ev Kragh

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MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Not much to get excited about. For a price of almost $200 for two I would expect a better selection and better quality of fair.

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BM
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good selection without being overwhelming; price is a bit steep depending on how much and what you eat; they were not ready to begin seating on time and we were seated 20 minutes after our 10a reservation time; servers were all great; decor is a smidge outdated

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w
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch in Denver, great food, perfect for a nice Sunday with your special friends

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DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was absolutely fabulous! Unending Champagne, Sushi, shrimp, clams, mussels, crispy skinned barramundi, meat and cheese trays, and that is just a small portion of the dishes offered! Then if there is room left in your belly, orange chocolate truffles, crème brulee, bananas foster, and a white and milk chocolate fondue bar. We waddled out of there! can't wait to come back!! Deb from Delaware.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant, delicious food with a lovely ambiance.

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LN
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for Sunday brunch, we’ve been there a couple of times before and was really looking forward to brunch because we were wanting to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, but we came away pretty disappointed and it really colored the whole experience we had.
The first change was in the pricing and we might have been ok with it but then the second change was less of a selection. I can see paying more for more selection but paying more for less left me disappointed that we chose Sunday brunch for our anniversary meal. I thought the food was fine but not for $70 per person, sorry.
We probably won’t be going back for awhile and while we might have recommended brunch before, we probably won’t now.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant. Fantastic service and perfect experience for business meals.

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N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful spot for breakfast! There was a lot of variety and options.

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, very historic location in the Brown Palace. We had Sunday brunch. I took a girl who was turning 12. She had never had an experience like that before and she was very impressed. The food was standard American brunch fare, which made it comfortable for her as that is what she is accustomed to eating. There was a little jazz combo playing. They gave her a small cupcake with a lit candle. I’m glad I took her there for her birthday.

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M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Didn’t live up to the hype. One of the worst hotel brunch buffet I’ve had. Oysters were not fresh at all and you can get much better sushi even from Trader Joe’s.

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CL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The 3 of us all ordered hamburgers (and/or bison burgers). 2 of us our burgers were overcooked (I asked for med., the other gal asked for light pink) and dry. Did NOT mention to waiter as we were on lunch and did not have time to have the order re-done.

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