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About ELWAY'S Downtown

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.

1881 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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

Cross Street:
18th & Curtis St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 312-3107

Website:
http://www.elways.com/downtown

Entertainment:
Live music every Wednesday night from 5pm - 8pm on the patio.

Parking Details:
Valet services are offered through The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. All guests of ELWAY'S Downtown receive complimentary valet parking.

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.

Executive Chef:
Marco Ugarte

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Always the perfect setting, ELWAY'S Downtown welcomes your celebrations, events and business gatherings. We offer seating accommodations for 6 to 50 people.

Individual Rooms:

ELWAY'S Room: Accommodates up to 12 guests.
Mile High Room: Seats up to 24 guests.
Hall of Fame Room: Hosts a maximum of 50 guests.
The Semi-Private Room is a partially enclosed area of the restaurant that can accommodate up to 70 guests.

To begin planning your personalized event and menu, please contact Lindsay Shogan at (303) 312-3135 or lindsay.shogan@ritzcarlton.com
All events include 8% tax and 24% gratuity.
Lunch events include a room facilitation fee, and dinner events have a minimum total for food and beverage sales.

Private Dining

Always the Perfect Setting, the Private Dining Room at Elway's Downtown

ELWAY'S Downtown Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (44)
Business Meals (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Notable Wine List (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (27)
Good for Groups (24)
Worth the Drive (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Casual (14)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
People Watching (10)
Authentic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Live Sports (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

The staff was outstanding, and the food was amazing. The wait staff gave us a special dessert for our anniversary. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service.... Monica the Sommolier was very helpful with wine selection. Steve our waiter was very attentive and the food was off the charts delicious. We were a group of 10 and everyone’s steak was perfect and the sides especially the spinach was top shelf.

Well done!!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice food and service!!!

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·Dined 7 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere...the great attention from the staff to details and recommendations..Very friendly well prepared knowledgeable and experienced.
The food was the best I have experienced for a steak...prices were to be expected on such high quality taste.. waiters did a amazing job...all 4 of them..highly recommend
Great name for restaurant...only reason I wwnt..big Elway fan

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Ambiance noisy like a cheap sportsbar. Oysters subpar. Service was great.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

After waiting over thirty minutes past our reservation time to be seated, we waited another fifteen minutes before someone took our order. The staff seemed extremely impressed with themselves. The food was fair, but overpriced even by steakhouse standards. I would be hard pressed to recommend them, especially when compared with more professional establishments like Fleming's or Ruth's Chris.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Was very disappointed. The quality of the food was okay; expected more for the price. The atmosphere is not great; nothing stood out. I would not go back; did not meet my expectations. Shanahan's much better!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

As always, the food was terrific. The lamb chop fondue and home made ding dong are both worth the trip alone! My wife's filet was a little dry, but my exact same cut (cooked to the same temperature) was perfect.

The restaurant was exceptionally busy, with a few obvious large group functions, so our service was not up to our normal experience. But the people watching was exceptional.

We have dined at Elways many times before and always have had exceptional service. This visit left a bit to be desired.

Some examples:

No one discussed the menu with us (chef specials, seasonal changes, etc.). We usually get a great run-down of any changes to the standing menu and a good description of the special menu items. Not this visit.

Transitions were very slow, we like to take our time and enjoy the meal and atmosphere, but this meal took about 3 hours for 4 courses, a bit longer than our normal 2 hours for similar menu choices.

This is one of our favorite restaurants, so we will be back and expect the food and service will meet previous levels of excellence.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Elway's is always a go to for us when we are in Denver. We always hit the Airport Elway's for breakfast before we fly out. The downtown Elway's has always been consistent and very good. We enjoy going for brunch. I guess my only complaint is that the downtown Elway's does not offer the same breakfast items as the Airport which is very unfortunate because there are some fabulous breakfast items at the Airport location. But overall you can't go wrong!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Noisy, but excellent. Great steaks, of course, but house-made potato chips are truly wonderful. Must try them if you like potato chips.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Lively restaurant even on a weekday evening. Drinks were competitively priced, service was good, steak was cooked to perfection as was the asparagus. The onion rings were really good. The wine was good. The dessert was ok. The place isn't inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very mediocre salad at a high price for what we got
Service was excellent

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

My wife and I went to Elway's for our first anniversary and had a fantastic experience. The host was very thoughtful and put a rose on the table and our servers did an excellent job. The best part of the experience was the food. We loved every single bite we had. Thank you Elway's staff for an outstanding meal and fantastic experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service and food was phenomenal. Would recommend to anyone.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I made a reservation at Elways thinking that it would be a nice romantic place to take my girlfriend for her birthday weekend but it turned out to be a pretty terrible experience. We were treated as if we werent even there. Our server took atleast 20 minutes to come to the table to go over the menu with us and we only saw her once after that. We were just sitting at the booth being walked by and ignored by multiple staff members until the manager came and asked if we were doing alright which he noticed we werent. He sent over a different server to take care of us but she didnt really show much excitment or enthusiasm about taking care of us, she acted as if we were more of a burden. She was spotty when it came to refilling drinks and a different waiter from another section would occasionally notice that we were being ignored and would refill our water or help us out when he got the chance. Overall some of the worst customer service I have ever experienced and definitley did not expect it from what seemed like a high class place in downtown. I dont know if it was because we are young and it seemed like we werent going to spend a lot of money or what but other tables around us were being tended to regularly by our server! And on the way out we stopped by to grab our coats from the host and we were ignored for at least 5 minutes while two employees were chatting it up with a guy and I was standing right next to him. Will not be returning to Elways and if you are wanting a place for a date night or special occasion look elsewhere. The food is decent but the service and attitude will leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I came to Elway’s to celebrate my birthday and my experience was outstanding. The staff was great and knowledgeable. Everyone was very kind and professional. I would definitely recommend the place to my friends and family.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Family dinner before parade if lights

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Sadly disappointing chili was watered down and salad was tasteless.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent all around

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent. Get the rice.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Waiter attentive at times but not at others. Said there were 2 waiters to take care of us, we only saw one.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I took my kids to Elways for Thanksgiving and we had a wonderful time. The food was excellent, the price point was good, and we had great service despite it being such a busy occassion. I would recommend anyone go for a wonderful evening out!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We visited Elway's Downtown for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was delicious! And the service was fantastic. I would definitely go there again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came for Thanksgiving, and everyone in our group loved it! Great service and a great meal. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The fire alarm went off for over 15 minutes. The prime rib was very good but it was supposed to be medium well and was more rare to medium rare. For the price it should have been cooked better.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Incredible food and service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

David and Scott were our servers and they did a great job! They took care of all our needs and were very knowledgeable about the menu. Food was spectacular. Great job team!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Host was unfriendly. Waitress was friendly. Food was delicious and the beer was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The bone in filet is great...

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The selection of dinner was 8oz filet which was average in in bot h taste and tendersness. The second meal was Rack of Lamb, witch was excellent in all respects. The service was excellent and we will return in the future.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very disappointed to say the least. Have been wanting to dine here for a long time. Finally back in Denver with some friends and recommended we eat there for the bday celebration.

Service was ok, we have two working with us -One was great and very attentive, the second was slow and forgot everything we requested. Frustrating.

Food was not good. I ordered the lamb and it was over cooked and dry, the side dishes were terrible (Brussels sprouts, Yukon potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus). Should have listened to others. These were not good and a waste of money. Wife’s filet was good and friends dishes were satisfactory (my strip, ribeye).

Dessert was the best part (cookies, cheesecake).

All in all, there are several other steakhouse options in Denver that have better food and much better value. I would not recommend this location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Beautiful place, delicious food and drinks. Highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and I shared a salad, steak, baked potato, and two drinks. For $150 (includes tip), the steak was below average. Do $55 filets have 1/4 fat?? Apparently this one did! Outstanding service (way to go Adam!) and the ambience is top notch. But you can't serve that kind of filet at that kind of price with that quality and expect a good review. Our normal go-to place is The Famous in Colorado Springs. The food is MUCH better. Sorry Elways - we love ya' - but don't do that . . .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The turtle cheesecake was amazing!! I also had the 10oz lobster tail and crab fried rice. The crab fried rice was delicious and so was the lobster tail. 10oz of lobster tail is hard to get through though so I do wish they had smaller portion options available. My appetizer was a potato dip and it was the greatest dip if ever had!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

been to Elway's many times and was extremely disappointed in the service this last time. I hope it was just one bad night.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

On the rare occasion i end up in Denver, Elway's is a must. It's a little bit on the noisy side. But, the decor, great service, and good food overcomes that. Visiting Elway's in Denver is always a requirement to stop at.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was exceptional! It was a birthday celebration lunch and our waiter went out of his way to make it a special celebration. The food is always outstanding! A great place to celebrate.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Good food great service, disappointing pretentious over priced wine list

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great service and amazing steak.

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