ELWAY'S Downtown

4.5
2873 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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 50 people, ELWAY'S Downtown is the perfect setting for any occasion.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily 7am -10:00am; A la Carte Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am -2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Happy Hour: Daily 4:00pm - 6:00pm - includes $3 Coors Light, $5 select glasses of wine, $7 select cocktails, 1/2 price select bar menu appetizers. COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, HAPPY HOUR, BAR AND DINNER
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Phone number
(303) 312-3107
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marco Ugarte
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th & Curtis St
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Parking details
Valet services are offered through The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. All guests of ELWAY'S Downtown receive complimentary valet parking.
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Public transit
ELWAY'S Downtown is located within walking distance to multiple bus and light rail stops. We are happy to assist in offering directions.
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Entertainment
Live music every Wednesday night from 5pm - 8pm on the patio.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:15AM 12:30PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:30PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 2873 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was great. Staff very accommodating when we needed to change our reservation.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was great, service was amazing, water glasses were NEVER empty. Only complaint was reservation was for 5pm and they didnt take us back until 5:15 even though the place didnt fill up til 6.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience and it will be hard to beat.

Come hungry!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Made a note on the reservation that it was my birthday, but that was not acknowledged when I was there. Waitress was polite but seemed rushed. 7X Wagyu steak was very hot, not allowed to rest, and slightly overcooked from what I ordered, which would normally be fine if it wasn't such an expensive steak. Didn't really get a high-end vibe, but it was overall a pleasant enough dining experience.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Seated promptly, good service, twice baked potato quite dry but rest of food delicious

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was Great

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Our server Heater was amazing! She made it an A+ experience!!!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food and amazing experience!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Elway's was our only family dinner in Denver. We wanted a classic steakhouse and they delivered. The wait staff was very attentive and great with the kids. We would definitely return.

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2.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Forgot our drink order. They brought out the wrong side dish and main dish. The place is too bright for a dinner date.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

From the hostess to our attentive and friendly wait & service staff, everyone contributed to our anniversary experience. I would rate this really a near 5. The food was great with the exception of the wedge which wasn't bad, but not special. The only dock in my rating came from the wine list. I understand I am at an expensive restaurant, but the lower end of wine prices ($50-75) were still high and there were few selections in each category. We asked the sommelier for perhaps a hidden gem, they said "not really." I realize that the desired price point for average bottle from this list might be $150+, but based on the quality and selection at the low end- I suspect that one might be investing in an average bottle of wine even at a higher price. Elway's, take pride in your selections from low to high. My expectation is that a $75 bottle of wine should still be a superior wine, not $11 bottle masquerading as something more. It was the only "drop" of the evening and probably why we saw a lot of beer coming by our table in lieu of wine. But enough- it was a great evening. Thank you for all of the extra effort to make it so.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great food! Pretty loud though...

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We met some friends at Elway's for a Sunday brunch. In our opinion, the best item on the menu was the Eggs Acapulco burrito with a very nice green chili sauce. Being a Ritz Carlton and the quality of the chef, I would expect more imagination for the breakfast items on the brunch menu. We have had Happy Hour meetings their several times and I rate that much better than their brunch menu. It is always a nice environment in the bar or the dining room.

One breakfast/brunch there, we asked for something not on the menu and if that was ok. The waiter, who was great, said this is the Ritz, we can do anything. It is too bad that wait persons we have had since then don't have that attitude. That one waiter allowed us to get a little more imaginative with the basic brunch menu.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The atmosphere was nice. Chris and Heather waited on us. They were knowledgeable, professional, polite and friendly. Monica the Sommelier was fantastic. The presentation and quality of the food was great and it was cooked to perfection. It was the perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Steven and Vanessa were a top notch, professional wait staff. They took very good care of us and they both took the time to engage in a friendly conversation. We enjoyed them very much.
We did not care for our selected side dish and the manager happily replaced it with something else. The generous portion of prime rib was delicious. The atmosphere is nice, wine list extensive, and the food choices are reasonable. Please note, this is a VERY expensive, a la carte restaurant where a bottle of wine could easily cost more than dinner for two.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Very disappointing considering the cost. It’s your typical chain Steakhouse. We had several issues with food not being done correctly, waiter forgot many things. Could be because they have two waiters per table.

We were there for my sons birthday celebration. I would not return. Had better

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Limited options for lunch. Chicken was not good

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1.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The “seasoning” was over powering it destroyed the flavor of the filet, and was so salty our party didn’t finish their meals.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very good steak, atmosphere and service. I would recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent and always a must when we visit Denver!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Nice bar and restaurant. The food was exceptionally good and the service was great as well as expected. I really recommend this place.

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2.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My wife's bone in New York strip steak was ordered medium. It came out cut very thick and at an angle. It was pretty much raw when she cut into it. Sent it back to be cooked more as I ate mine which was same steak ordered cooked medium as well. My steak was very good. Her steak came back after a while and was still raw, had to be sent back again. By the time she was able to eat hers, I was pretty much done. I have eaten at a lot of high end steak houses but have never had to send a steak back twice. We were comped dessert and sides which was nice but hardly made up for our anniversary dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Delicious food. Excellent server. Kids enjoyed it also.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The wait staff was not very attentive and forgot some of our food. The food was delicious but a bit over priced.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Our server, Steven, was magnificent! 💕 I couldn’t decide between 3 wines, so he brought me a taste of each. The chicken corn chowder was more like a southwest chicken green chili, not a creamy chowder. The steak, a bone-in rib-eye, was tasty, but not as tender as I was expecting, and the Ding Dong dessert was AMAZING!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Always dependable, always outstanding. Steak is without parallel.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Was in town for business. Had dinner two nights. First at the bar and second in the dining room. Both nights were excellent. Food was very good and awesome wine list. Highly recommend Elway's.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Overall the experience was excellent as always at this location. The one area that was somewhat lacking was the side dishes. They did not live up to previous sides we have eaten at this location. The main courses and salads were impeccable as always. The staff does a wonderful job!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Our dining experience was made so much nicer because of the waitstaff. LeighAnn, (not sure of the spelling) was excellent and so friendly and sincere. Her tone of voice and eye contact was just wonderful. My husband was really tired and she was so kind in all of her communications with him and I believe it was her extra attention to him that helped him to perk up and start to really enjoy the evening. I really appreciated her extra attention and she was so comfortable joking and talking with us. She didn't go over the top with her comments which was really nice. I would have to say she really made the evening for me and my husband. Thank you! I just remembered her name was Leslee not LeighAnn.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The service was terrible. We waited for over 1/2 hour for two drinks to start! It got worse from there. The food was mediocre at best, and the manager was aware the entire time, but waited until we were so frustrated and getting up to leave before he even said anything. By that time it was too late... never go there again!!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I've been to the Elway's at Ritz Carlton many times. I feel that over the years the quality of food and overall value of my experience has slowly diminished. My latest visit was no exception, as I would rate the overall quality and value at its lowest yet. The food was fine, but I just do not feel it is on par for the expense of the meal. I also thought the service was mixed. Our waiter was smug and unpleasant, but the assistant to our waiter was exceptional. My resulting feeling from an observed trend and latest experience is that I do not see myself visiting again.

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food was good, however, one of our waiters, Steven, was condescending and sexist. I was treated like I didn’t understand wine or know how to order. Also, I ordered two glasses of wine and was brought a bottle. Before I could correct this, he refilled our glasses, and we were stuck. Otherwise, the experience was fine.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have eaten brunch at Elways Downtown many times, and have always been pleased. We got fooled on Mother's Day, however. We assumed that the buffet would be in the restaurant and similar in quality and price to the buffets they have on Bronco's Sunday home games, so when asked if we wanted the buffet on this special occasion, we said yes, but when we got there, we were sent upstairs to the huge banquet/meeting room where there must have been 100 tables, a loud band that we didn't enjoy, very cold room, the food was good and the variety of stations impressive, but the worst surprise of all was the bill! It was outrageously expensive! I do fault myself for not asking ahead of time if there was a special price for Mother's Day, but I really think we should have been informed when we received a call asking if we would be wanting the buffet or off the menu, that we would not be eating in the restaurant, and that there was special pricing. We didn't eat at our country club that day because we thought it too expensive. This was double that amount per person. If you don't mind spending the money, the food, service,a room where you could make a bouquet or take a plant, and a special station for kids were all nice.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent all the way around. It is pricey but it's well worth it.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was outstanding, the steaks were prepared to order as well as the Ahi Tuna. The service was lacking in every way, attentiveness, friendliness, attention to detail etc. We were very disappointed with our overall experience.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great service and even better steaks. I love it when my steak is cooked correctly the first time. These guys know what they’re doing!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The ribeye was good. I would prefer some other establishments cuts and flavor to Elways but was still really good here. The Brussel sprouts are more like an Asian fusion take. The bread is so so and the wine selection leaves much to desire. Overall my date was great and the sever Vanessa was fantastic. Ask for her table if you’re there.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Went for prom my date and I loved every minute.

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