ELWAY'S Downtown

4.4
3659 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
ELWAY'S Downtown offers 100% USDA Prime steaks, hand-cut on the premises, an award-winning wine selection and a comfortable, memorable and attentive dining experience. Enjoy the NFL Sunday ticket in our bar and lounge. We offer multiple private dining options to accommodate 6 to 100 people, ELWAY'S Downtown is the perfect setting for any occasion.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 3659 people are saying
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CharlieC
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered a filet medium Rare and Oscar. The Oscar was not the best I had. I definitely had better at Elway's. The steak was not as tender as last time I went to Elway's, but still good. I guess I was a bit disappointed. Granted this is the first time I had anything less than stellar to say about Elway's.

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vipDavidSaint
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my 2nd time here at Elways and it was as amazing as the first! Will definitely be back anytime I’m in Denver.

VH
VickeyH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have an amazing time at Elway’s The steak was delicious as usual.

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vipNYfoodieGuy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tradition everytime I am in Denver. The service is bar none and the lamb chop fondue is to die for! GO BRONCOS!!

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CFor
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Elway's is a mid-tier restaurant masquerading as a top-tier. If you're looking for an alternate to Morton's Steakhouse, this is not the place. Elway's misses the boat on attention to detail in term of service. As a mid-tier restaurant, the service and food is good, but over priced. As a top-tier, the atmosphere, service and food is not quite there.

The staff is friendly and they are trying but they lack the training and experience that you would find in the staff at Mortons...and this is the lack of detail that I mention.

The atmosphere was "loud." It works if you are not looking for a relaxing dinner; It was bright and they had classic rock playing through the room.

At Mortons, the staff would pull out the table for you to slide into the booth, at Elway's they did not, and as we tried to slide in, the table cloth was oversized and got caught causing the plates and glasses to slide to the edge and almost fall off..we had to fix the table cloth and plates ourselves. As we moved through the dinner, the staff was not responsive on keeping the table clean nor checking to see if we wanted another drink. At Mortons, if you wanted to take things to-go, they would take your plates and prepare the boxes. Not at Elway's, they handed us containers that were too small for some of the items and I had to use my hands to squish it in the box. There were a couple other staff that seemed to have the experience we were missing with our servers, so others may have a different experience.

Summary: the staff just lacks experience for the price you pay and the atmosphere is too "loud." If the prices were 1/3 or more less, we may try it again, but as it stands, we will not return.

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CelesteC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Among the buffet-only Thanksgiving options, the best was the potato-leek soup, the worst, the turkey (dry) and roast beef (gristly) entrees. Salads were soupy and roasted vegetables, over-roasted. At $100 a plate, diners deserve a quality meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Thanksgiving

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JulieG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My steak was undercooked. When it came back, it was overcooked. Otherwise, the food was great.

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vipChrisK
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service you'll find anywhere!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Elway's from out of state. Awesome place. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They put us in the corner and pretty much forgot about us. The main course came before our salads were consumed. She pushed aside our salad plates, left them on the table, then set our main courses down. The salad plates remained until we actually flagged down our non existent waiter to have them cleared. One entree was the salmon with shrimp and lump crab. It came out with just the Salmon ( nothing else) so obviously we sent it back. It came back with the shrimp undercooked like it was all done in a rush rather than done right. I used to like Elways but I will not eat at the downtown location again.

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DanielL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John Elway not actually there...but absolutely worth it. It's inside the hotel.

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TammiW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Great service. Good food! Nice location

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ChristinaH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and the food and service was excellent.

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AllenE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the small filet and I had the bison NY strip. Two of the best steaks we’ve ever had.

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MichaelP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was good but not amazing. For the price point, I am expecting amazing. Three people three drinks it was 360 including tip. When I drop 100.00 per plate I want amazing good food. They missed the Salad we ordered but that was ok as we ended up with exactly the correct amount of food. The funny part is the Elway’s at the airport is better for less.

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipEmac
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a good steak but nothing extra ordinary. Was like every other steak joint- good steak just over price for an average piece of beef.

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PeterF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant Steak House with incredible food and service that never lets you down.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Sharables we’re too small… they were not family style

Stephen was awesome and so was Claude

Take some notes from Ruth’s Cris… it’s the baseline for a great steakhouse

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful new find. We love the atmosphere and staff. Hostess Becky is particularly outstanding. This is going to become our go-to restaurant when we want to celebrate.

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KeelyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seems like the quality of food didn’t match the price since the last time we were there. Two steaks at our table were cooked incorrectly. We sent one back and when it returned it was a different cut of meat and this time it was underdone. Didn’t feel like sending it back a third time. The ahi tuna used to be my favorite dish but the quality of fish didn’t seem up to par. There are too many steak houses to choose from to be disappointed. Needless to say we won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This place wasn't great. Everything is expensive and it wasn't very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was excellent. Only negative experience was the constant beeping of fire alarm for the first 20 min we were there.

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JamesJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Stephan was excellent as a server. Don't expect to get out for less than $200 for a couple.

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SusieC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brothers birthday on Halloween.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service

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vipDiningDuo
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Buffalo Rib Eye is the way to go for steak. It was the best steak at the table. Prime rib eye and prime sirloin were just ok. They were a bit over seasoned and over cooked. The crab legs were cold and not fresh. Take a pass on those for sure! The au gratin potatoes and baked potato were excellent side dish choices & we highly recommend the artichoke appetizer. The aioli dip for the artichoke is phenomenal. There is also unique jalapeño cheddar bread in the bread basket that my family loved as well. The devil dog dessert was too rich for our liking, but the warm cookies were a perfect ending with a delicious espresso martini. The service was top notch. We never had an empty wine or water glass

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TomT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service! One of the best steaks I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food and service needs to match the price. I don’t have a problem paying more but the food and service need to equate.

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Redvelvetlover
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wasn’t impressed with the quality of food, kind of felt like cafeteria dining with business people. Service was wonderful.

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vipGreatfood
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to Elway’s in the past to celebrate special occasions. The pricing has increased significantly over the past 12 months. This will likely be our last visit for a while.
I realize costs are going up everywhere. Even the sides portions have been reduced significantly, the least expensive thing on the menu.
Opportunity for us to try other steak restaurants.
Food was delicious, just over priced.

AM
vipAnthonyM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was not cooked steak came rare and cold asked for it medium. Salmon was cold and cooked. First lobster tail was cooked but was cold the replacement was not fully smelt fishy tasted like salt water it was soft and mushy just like old stale lobster does

Waiter was very good

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Marae
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Nothing like the Elways we experienced in cherry creek. They couldn't get the steak cooked right and the ambience was very run down

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great and food was amazingly

KG
vipKarenG
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Elway’s and can’t thank our server Scott enough for making our meal so enjoyable!

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Samp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great, but it was super loud, hard to hear people across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wish staff didn’t have to mask.

Loved everything else

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had dinner at Elway’s on a Sunday night and it wasn’t very busy but had a decent crowd. The service was very good but the food was a little disappointing. I ordered a salad that had iceberg lettuce, (some of the lettuce was brown) cherry tomatoes, bacon (very little) and some egg. It was very basic and not worth the $14.00 price tag. I also ordered the bone in ribeye for $78.00 that was pretty good but I excepted more for that price. I had cheesecake for dessert and that was very good and the best part of the meal.

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HaleyF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely evening

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ELWAY'S Downtown is rated 4.4 stars by 3659 OpenTable diners.

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