ELWAY'S Downtown

4.6
2962 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 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 2962 People Are Saying
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Houston
1 review
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive wait staff and the food was excellent.

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OT
Denver
20 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, ambiance--all excellent. Always an excellent dining experience.

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KB
Denver
29 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Sunday brunch before the Broncos game for the 3rd or 4th time, and it is always good. Our wait person, Kelly, was the best server we have had there.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I would have given the service 5 stars but the hostess seemed annoyed by having to find us seats. Our waitress was fantastic. It was surprisingly loud and casual for such a "high end" restaurant in the Ritz. The Food was pretty good but I've had comparable short rib for much less. We didn't care much for the Pacific Grouper.

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DP
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal! Everything was delicious!

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JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time celebrating a successful business venture in Denver!

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RB
Las Vegas
33 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my wife’s birthday. Elway’s made it special. Fabulous, perfectly cooked ribeye. Knowledgeable server. Everything could not have been better.

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MW
Austin
6 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm from out of town. Saw it on an ad ranking top 10 steakhouses around the country, which I frequent. It's strip steak had a crispy edge and was well balanced and flavorful. The starter - pure lump crab was just that - pure lump crab and was excellent. Classy environment. Best part besides the outstanding food? We were going to the Rockies game - we got our food in a timely way and took advantage of FREE valet with only a 5 block walk. Very convenient and an excellent experience. Now we have a place locked in to go before the game when we come back!

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S
Denver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak salad was excellent as always. Soups was very good as well.

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D
Seattle
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I like to visit great steakhouses when we travel, and Elways was among our best experiences! The food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding! Thank you for giving us our best night in Denver!

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C
Phoenix
33 reviews
2.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience. Staffing totally inadequate for a busy Sunday with football and baseball fans. Uninviting ambience. Patios closed on beautiful day. Moved to bar and service improved.

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MH
Denver
7 reviews
1.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I want to start by saying we love Elway’s and have frequented both locations multiple times, thus we were excited to try the Broncos brunch before the game on Sunday. It turned out to be a huge disappointment. Service was slow from being sat by the hostess to waiting for orders to waiting on the check. Bloody Mary’s were disappointing compared to Cherry Creek location, chili and corn chowder were served cold, tablecloths were a mess. But to top off many of my complaints, I ordered a glass of Brut Rose and it was served me in a Cabernet wine glass because they were out of champagne flutes. Glassware is important to me, especially at a fine dining establishment and when I order a pricey glass of bubbles. I would also add the men’s restroom was gross and dirty. All of it combined was just a terrible experience!

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BF
1 review
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service with great food! Family friendly. John Elway!!

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CC
Denver
4 reviews
2.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Steak was good. But overalł food was average. Service was fine. Nothing memorable

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San Francisco
17 reviews
5.0Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is inside the Ritz Carlton. I could not have asked for anything better. The bartender was extremely skilled in the making of her Manhattan. The wine list was complete enough for us who were visiting from our home in Sonoma County. The server in the dining room was attentive and gave us her honest recommendations on the side dishes. The steaks were amazing, perfectly cooked and extremely tasty. One of us had the scallops and they were perfectly cooked also.

If you're in Denver and are looking for a restaurant that won't disappoint, I highly recommend Elway's.

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L
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to ELWAY’S and we came for 2 reasons:
1-we had a gift card, and
2-it was close to Coors Field
Our lunch was fabulous and our server, Charlie, was very knowledgeable and so personable. We expected it to be very pricey, but we were pleasantly surprised at the reasonable lunch prices. We will definitely be back.

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JN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was exceptional. I got a happy glamper for a cocktail and it was exceptional. The pretzel bread they give you is phenomenal. My wife has the filet which was super good and I had the bone-in ribeye which was phenomenal. The seasoning was great and cooked to perfection.

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JB
1 review
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary. The Steak and Lobster was over the top. Wish I could say the same for the twice baked potato. The wine recommendation from Adam was right on. We couldn't have been more happy. Both servers, Adam and Leslie were exceptional, attentive when needed to be, and genuine. The anniversary brownie was excellent!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet was amazing

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RS
1 review
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic! A trip to Elways Denver Downtown is a definite must.

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CH
Denver
4 reviews
4.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Yesterday's special was too greasy and salty. I could eat only a small part of it. This is first time in all the time that I have been coming there that I had a bad lunch. Pasta salad was excellent.

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CG
Denver
18 reviews
4.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Elway's always delivers. I much prefer this location to the one in Cherry Creek. Try the lobster BLT!

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H
San Antonio
55 reviews
5.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening celebrating our friends birthday. Thanks!

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DS
1 review
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing atmosphere. 3 amazing traits that every prestine restaurant needs in order to make a customer happy. Took my beautiful girlfriend out to Elways Downtown for our 1 year anniversary and I was not disappointed. Romantic, delicious and stupendous evening thanks to Elways. Will be coming back soon for more.

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JL
Denver
9 reviews
4.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wait staff was the best part of the meal. Food was expensive for what it was.

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MH
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had some outstanding service! Our server Mr. Hansen was a joy to have with us during the evening. He was attentive professional and Surely just a joy !!!
I will definitely be back to enjoy the food and the pleasure of such a great server thank you again Mr. Hansen !!!

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M
1 review
5.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great servers! Wonderful food! Your apple coleslaw is amazing and properly compliments the crab cakes.

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TB
1 review
1.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was very bad, food was not good. The bartender was nice and very good at her job. The meal went downhill after we were seated.

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C
Indiana
4 reviews
2.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Very disappointed. This is/should be a typical upscale steakhouse experience a la Capital Grill, Ruths Cris or many independent, but it doesn't measure up except in price.
The service was great - all involved very nice. The food was not. The bread was a modest pretzel stick - ok. But the other bread in the basket was stale.
We splurged a bit since it was a special occasion and ordered the seafood tower. It consisted of a small pile of lump crab meat that could have been dumped from a can, a half dozen small oysters and two shrimp. For $64. Seriously??
The Colorado lamb shank (a house specialty) was a small portion that was ordered medium rare, but were closer to raw. We sent back one of the two portions for further cooking and it came back very rare.
Worse was my spouse's lobster tail dinner. She said it was clearly taken out of the freezer and heated up. Tasteless, mealy and expensive - a tough combination to swallow. Perhaps our mistake by ordering seafood in Denver, but if they have it on the menu as all steak houses do, it should be done right.
They were nice to bring a complimentary dessert in honor of the occasion, but when the shared dessert is the highlight of a $400 dinner for two, it is not a great occasion.
I am sure the restaurant trades on John Elway's great name in Denver, but it sure would not make it anywhere else if this experience was typical.

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DS
1 review
5.0Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, wonderful steak, elegant atmosphere, easy to converse, attentive waitstaff. Grilled artichoke appetizer and ding dongs dessert are favorites.

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San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the service was awesome. Scott was out waiter and he was great. Will be visiting back soon.

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TC
Chicago
1 review
2.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Birthday celebration

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CL
1 review
3.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Very disappointed with the service at this restaurant.

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EJ
1 review
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time had by all. Food was outstanding, but portion size small.

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IE
1 review
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb is sensational. The wine list is excellent.

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NM
Salt Lake City
1 review
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolute perfect and amazing meal. Service was impeccable, the steaks were the best I have ever had. The Old Fashion was top notch and the wine selection was vast and perfect.

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PS
1 review
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome steaks. Great wine list and scotch list. Veggies were average but ok. Great steakhouse and actually less $ than other big name steakhouses.

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MB
1 review
5.0Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My steak was excellent and was the service. Highly recommend

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GG
Dallas
1 review
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and especially attentive service. Pricey, but good for special occasions or to enjoy something special. Provide special order - steak tartare- great, one of best experienced!!!

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