We were there to celebrate the holiday with family. I found the setting drab and needing a face lift. We sat in the garden area which is a tad nicer, but still no great atmosphere. For the price of the menu I would expect a much less tired atmosphere. I ordered a salad with dressing on the side, it came dressed. There was a hair in the rolls. I like my prime rib medium rare, but the waitress said it could be cold in the center so i changed to medium. It arrived medium well. Brown all the way thru. They took it back and brought me a piece i would consider rare. Very very rare. Those who ordered steak had it delivered over done. Plus, a six ounce steak arrives on a big white plate with nothing but a piece of burned green onion. Very poor presentation. You can order a sauce but it comes on the side. I love desser but this menu was just weird. Nobody saw anything that even sounded good. Frankly, after touting the Broadmoor to my family members I was treating to dinner, I was embarrassed. I would definitly go to the Summit over this restaurant. Will not go back again.
Our server Jenelle was terrific. She very friendly and interested in us.
Our granddaughter loved the Baked Alaska.
Unfortunately, we had a less than mediocre experience at La Taverne. The food was average and not worth the price. The waitstaff gets an automatic 20% gratuity (we usually tip 20% regardless, so this was not a big deal to us), but the service was poor. We tried to engage in conversation and showed that we were excited to be there, but our server was cold and not very friendly. On a positive note, the live music was fun and people were enjoying themselves on the dance floor.
When I made the reservation I asked to be seated in the Garden Room. When we arrived we were told that the Garden Room was not available however if we wanted to wait another 25 minutes a table may open up. We were with my in laws who are 90 and 96. It would have been too difficult for them to wait. We have been dining at the Broadmoor for over 30 years. The quality of food and the service were sub-par. Our waitress reached in front of my husband to serve me water and drinks until I finally asked her not to reach over my husband but to serve from the side. She said there wasn't enough room however when our plates were cleared the other server cleared my plate from the side and did not reach in front of my husband. We were insulted by the automatic 20% gratuity forced on us. Except for the company the dining experience was awful. We were all very disappointed at the decline of the establishment.
I will certainly admit the food was very good, as it normally is. I have been dining at the Tavern at least once per year for 12 years. Each year we dine there, the price goes up. While the food is very good, I believe $65.00 for a 10 oz filet is starting to get a little excessive. Additionally, they now add a 20% “service charge” to the bill. The automatic charge is evident in the attitude of the staff. For example, I called to change seating from 6:00 to 5:30. Concierge was not very enthusiastic, but agreed. When arriving, there was less than 20 people in entire restaurant. We did not believe our waiter rightfully earned the premium 20% either.
Quite honestly, the prices at the Broadmoor continue to rise, while the service continues to decline. It is very unfortunate, but not only is the Tavern in danger of losing us as patrons, but so is the Broadmoor itself.
Quality of the food was great. We were celebrating our anniversary and requested a quiet secluded table and we were completely taken care of. Romantic setting and the service was perfect.
Love this place. Great food and great service! We go here every Christmas for lunch. After lunch and dessert then it's upstairs to see the gingerbread house and beautiful trees and decorations.
this is a very good place. I took my girlfriend and she has only been here in Colorado for four months and she loved everything the broadmoor and this restaurant had to offer. I am a chef and personal chef myself and I can honestly say the food is great.
It had been 15 years since I had the opportunity to eat at La Taverne. My son was a Sous Chef there that many years ago. We made a special stop on our way through to have dinner there. Our cocktail was superb and our food was just as wonderful as we remembered. The service was not nearly as top notch as it used to be there but was adequate. As I observed other diners it seemed as though their service was adequate too but I certainly remember that in previous years, patrons were doted on while they were there. I was a little disappointed that the open grill was not in service as it was enjoyable to dine and watch the chef action. I have to mention that the 20 percent "service fee" automatically added on the bill is insulting. I regularly tip a minimum of 20 percent when dining. I often tip more when the service is excellent. I feel offended to be required a 20 percent tip and suggested "discretionary tip."
Overall, the place certainly has excellent food and is a worthwhile stop.
The ambiance in La Taverne is always wonderful. The brisk piped-in jazz music, however, was a distraction throughout our meal. Soft jazz would have worked, but this didn't. We both had the prime rib hash with bernaise sauce. The hash was flavorful and sauce perfect; however, the prime rib was cooked beyond well done. It must have gotten cooked further during the reheating process. Pieces of it were actually hard and almost mummified. So that was a huge disappointment, particularly at $23 per plate. The poached egg we asked to have cooked to "firm" (meaning not runny) was actually hard-boiled, so that was a miss too. I've been both staying at and dining at The Broadmoor for over 5 decades and it remains my most favorite hotel in the world--and I've been to many outstanding hotels overseas as well. It's a nostalgic location for me and brings back many happy memories of my childhood and special times. The hotel is definitely 5-stars, but I don't personally feel that your lower end dining restaurants are. For example, food in the Golden Bee frequently arrives at the table lukewarm. Not at all appetizing. Suggest you give some attention to your lower end menus and food preparation. Thank you. Karen Vanzant