Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace
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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Just not what it used to be. So not worth the money.
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.
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!
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.
Beautiful ambience, wonderful food, great service!
Mother & Daughters weekend at hotel
Ellyngton's brunch is always amazing. The Mahi Mahi in brown butter sauce was really good. The Eggs Benedict with truffle are amazing.
Awesome lunch date service was excellent would definitely come back
Quite overpriced for what it is. Beautiful hotel, ok service, mediocre food. Isn't the food why we should be there?
Our server, Ed, was the best! He kept our drinks topped up and answered our questions.
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.
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.
We had a very nice brunch. The desserts were really great!
Great jazz band, great food, great waiter, no complaints, we will be back.
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!!!
A very nice Sunday brunch for a friend's birthday.
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.
Food and service are always impeccable
Celebrating new job
Great old school service, food service. One of the great lunches in the city.
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
This was an awesome experience. I would recommend the campaign brunch to anyone that is looking for a memorable experience!
I love the ambiance here. The employees and wait staff were super friendly. Excellent experience!
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.
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!
Service was not as excellent as usual. Seemed like reduced wait staff.
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.
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.
Great food, excellent service and really enjoyed the live music.
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.
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.
Service is excellent. Very relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend trying it out if you have never been.
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.
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!
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.
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.
New Years family brunch
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.
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.
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.