Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Palace Arms has a posh, old-world ambiance that provides a charming, cozy and superior dining experience. A conscious effort is put into assuring all organic, local farm-to-table, humanely raised and GMO-free foods as much as possible. The Palace Arms’ multiple award-winning wine list is one of the largest in the world and makes our wine-pairing options opulent.

Our versatile private dining room, The Independence Room, allows you to host a rehearsal dinner, hold a business meeting, celebrate a special occasion, or go for a night out on the town. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available. Reservations are appreciated. Complimentary valet parking with validation is available.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.5
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hightory
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Truly outstanding. Probably the most elegant restaurant in Denver. Service was very good, but could be slightly improved. Classy restaurants like this shouldn't serve straws with drinks. Food was very good. Only real complaint was the atmosphere. It was too dark to admire the decor.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Everything was great; food, service, ambiance.

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vipMarlaB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We went for restaurant week. The service was excellent, the food was bland and old fashioned.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room, exceptional service!

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vipNoname
Denver
453 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was during Restaurant Week, other times I'd drop the Value by 1, still very good. Palace Arms, and The Brown Palace, have been around longer than any of us and there's many reasons for that. Perhaps one of the most obvious is service. In our case, an ordered bottle of wine was not available but rather than going back to the extensive and wonderful, wine card, the Sommelier brought over a comparable bottle and best, stressed the price-point would be the same. That's something that few restaurants do, many even trying to serve different vintages (never better ones either). But that's just one item. From service to cuisine to ambience, it was a tremendous night. As it has been for me going back now over 4 different decades.

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Elle
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

It took an hour and a half to finally get our main course. When we arrived, we had champagne brought to our table, which was lovely (my husband's birthday)! We had a 5-course meal: our soup was delicious, our main course was brought out and after we sat down and ordered and the salmon and beef were both overcooked and super dry, and our salad (which we eventually got) was less than average. By the time our main course came out, we were not hungry anymore - we had waited so long for it we were nibbling on bread to not get overly tipsy from our wine!

All in all, super slow service, oversalted food, very dry salmon and beef= we do not recommend!

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Jacko6
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is so nice and service and food was so good...

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AshleyY
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Completely disappointing. I convinced a group of friends to try out this restaurant with me for restaurant week. The idea for restaurant week should be show me what you can do and if its great, I'll return. This was not our experience. The service was great, great waitstaff, but the food was incredibly sub par. The soup was great and then the meal slowly went downhill from there. Everything was over salted to the point that the beef was nearly inedible from the salt. The desserts that we had were dried out and just plain not good. The "creme brulee" tasted store bought and in no way tasted like creme brulee. The food was mildly warm at best, which seemed odd because the whole dinner took 2 1/2 hours. We waited quite a bit of time between courses, so you would think it was coming out fresh, but yet everything tasted like it had been sitting around the kitchen all day. It was incredibly disappointing all around. The beautiful ambiance and the great waitstaff just couldn't save an awful meal at an incredibly high price point. Will not return and will warn others to not bother wasting their money.

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vipqueenbee
Denver
80 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This, of course is a classic restaurant with a long history, so to be disappointed is very sad. I would not suggest going for restaurant week; it is way below the normal excellence of Palace Arms. The table next to me looked at the offering and asked for the regular menu; I wish I had done the same. You do not go there to choose short ribs, but that and salmon were the two choices. Soup, salad and desert were as per usual excellent. The grits and collard greens puree served with the meat would gag most of us. A true disappointment for my wife and me.

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RhondaN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The front of the house was inhospitable. The food was plain and the entree was unseasoned. The service was very pleasant.

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Nana
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and special dining experience for our anniversary. The complimentary champagne was a nice touch. Our waiter Ivan did an excellent job

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Valentine’s Day set menu was ok and the wine pairing was expensive.

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ByronR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

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Danno
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentines Day dinner. Nice job!

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vipWineanddine
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We dined at the Palace Arms six years ago and it was a wonderful, memorable event. The waitstaff were very attentive and friendly; they made you feel like you were having an extraordinary experience. The meal, at that time, was one of the best we had ever had and we thought the price was worth the noteworthy experience.
That was six years ago and we were dismayed at our recent dining experience. The waitstaff seemed disinterested/bored and their appearances did not seem suitable for an expensive restaurant. The food was mediocre although expensive.
I can only assume the operation has gone through a change of management/ownership.
Sadly, we will not be recommending it to our friends or out of town guests, nor will we be dining there again.

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RichardY
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a spectacular dinning experience. the service was excellent, the food was even better and the ambience was exactly what was desired to help make this a memorable dining experience. While the dinner was a bit pricey, the overall experience was one we will remember and enjoy for a long time, making the overall experience exactly what we were seeking.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During a mile stone birthday dinner they treated us like royalty! Exactly the experience we were looking for. The only disappointment was a $20 add-on for king crab leg that way that most 2 ounces. Homemade breads were wonderful. The escargot was spectacular as was the beef Wellington and shaved truffle.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted promptly and warmly, escorted to our table where our server welcomed us. The service was excellent -- pleasant and attentive but not overbearing. The appetizers and meals were delicious and well presented. Elegant old world decor without being pretentious and a charming ambiance. A delightful dining experience. The Brown Palace never disappoints.

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Rich
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant surroundings, friendly personal attention from greeter through server. Unhurried. Food was excellent and portions were generous. We had sea bass and beef Wellington entrees. Arugula pear salad fresh and refreshing. Chocolate cake very very rich, almost like a fudge. Bread pudding was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience dining here if I could give more than 5 stars I would. Our server Harrison went above and beyond to give us exceptional service and to make us feel special! The food was absolutely amazing and I wish I could eat here all the time!

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vipDogear
South Dakota
65 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Old world ambiance sadly I think has seen better days. Duck and Beef Wellington were unhooked but don’t bother with table side Caesar salad it needs a lot of work. Wine card was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. The food was extremely well prepared, presented, and served. The old world ambiance of the dining room created an intimate experience to share for a refined dinner.

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CamilleT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal I’ve had in Denver. Phenomenal food, outstanding service and a memorable night. Skip the generic steakhouses and eat at Palace Arms!

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vipSJKM
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful. The food was amazing - everything we had - might be the best caesar salad I've ever had. And the beef Wellington was delicious. The service was top notch as well and the ambiance is so fun.

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vipStuartK
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Duck was tough, not cooked properly.

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egressoru
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. So pleasant to be able to converse with my wife in a restaurant without competing with loud music and background conversation.

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tomg
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crazy fun NYE six course meal. Service was excellent and food with wine pairing well worth the price for the evening. I highly recommend for special occasions!

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vipJames
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall, the food was good, but the ribeye steak on the menu was not good. We thought it curious that the waiter did not ask how we would like it prepared. Also, it was a very thin cut, which I thought unusual for the Palace Arms and for a ribeye steak. I expect top notch quality beef from the Palace Arms. Also, the deserts were not very good. I expect deserts at the Palace Arms to also be top notch.

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vipRamboprincess
Denver
85 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! We went for NYE and had their pre fixe meal which was great. Between the two of us we tried all the options. The only thing that wasn't "perfect"( I say perfect because everything was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing) were the scallops. The scallops themselves were cooked perfectly but the sauce was weird. It resembled and tasted more like a gravy which didn't seem right with scallops. Definitely will go back to try their regular menu!

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KarenW
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Our New Year’s Eve dinner was five courses of deliciousness paired with delicious wines. When we needed a break, food service was suspended. If I had a criticism it would be that the wine pours and portions were 1/3 too large for my appetite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please don’t ever change!

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PalaceArmsPatron
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner on NY Eve. Food was amazing! Harrison, our waiter was amazing and the entire waitstaff was truly amazing! Harrison remembered our favorite wine and they made special accommodations by able to add my favorite appetizer, foie gras to my tasting menu. We even got to choose 3 desserts for each person and all the desserts were so cute and delicious. Definitely coming back!

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

When half of your party has to wear a coat to stay warm when they eat dinner something's wrong. Room was cold when we first sat down and remained that way all evening even after numerous request for more warmth. It's sad when you look forward to an enjoyable first experience at The Palace Arms and only come away with regrets. Will not recommend the Brown Palace to friends or out of town guest in the future.

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MitchK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The appetizers were delicious and the table-side ceasar salad a treat, very good and a fun twist to a menu standard. The entre's were really superb and the sides complimented them very well. The sommaliere was a joy to talk with, very friendly and knowledgable, not stuffy. The wine list was very good and the wine we selected was a good value. Finally, the atmostphere was elegant and eclectic, that allowed table conversation without having to shout or cause a raw voice by the end of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The quiet atmosphere was perfect for a date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating a landmark birthday and, while several verbal acknowledgements were made, no complimentary gestures were bestowed, which might have been expected at a restaurant of this caliber.

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KristinS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving-set menu. Beautiful hotel

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nancydreamlanding
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although this was quite expensive for the quantity of food, the quality was superb. That being said, my favorite part of the meal was the "petite Thanksgiving plate" which had small portions of all the key Thanksgiving ingredients. I APPRECIATED THAT, but it was pretty pricey.

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vipLINDAS
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, service and delicious food were perfect.

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JamesT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice and quiet place to spend an anniversary or date night. My wife loved the scallops, the duck was ok. We enjoyed ourselves. Ready to go back and have another great time.

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