Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

3.9
954 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
We are a tasting menu only restaurant. We offer a six course and an eight course chef's tasting menu. We do not offer any a la carte options.

The Palace Arms has a posh, old-world ambiance that provides a charming, cozy and superior dining experience. 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. Valet parking is validated.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 297-3111
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Garrett Kasper
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Catering
Available for Private Dinning
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Broadway & Tremont Place
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Parking details
The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel. The Palace Arms will validate your parking ticket.
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Public transit
Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
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Special events & promotions
Available for Special Events Private Dinning
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Palace Arms offers the Independence Room for private dining (up to 24 guests). Additionally, any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering space may be reserved based on availability.

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What 954 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Expensive... terrible meal.. tough beef, beet salad was a jumbled up mess..even the ice cream was tasteless.. I expected a lot more from the best restaurant in Brown Palace..

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BW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Just a disappointing experience

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MH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The food was surprisingly mediocre in flavor and overly presented with complicatied things like the pineapple upside cake dessert. The physical restaurant is beautiful and classic with professional service.

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OM
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Special menu for Thanksgiving was fabulous in many ways, especially the service, but was not designed to ensure one could enjoy dessert. And one when is eating in a restaurant for Thanksgiving, you do not have the luxury of wandering away for two hours and coming back to have dessert as many families do and thus the ultra rich surprisingly sweet second course meant dessert was near impossible for all of us. We are regular restaurant eaters, have a clear sense of value, and felt that the Thanksgiving dinner was a $400 dinner that ended up costing us $800 after tip when there is no choice and the menu is Wholly pre-ordained, then the cost per person should feel like an experiment and adventure not a subsidy. Let us be clear the dinner was very good and we were very happy but despite our experience in restaurants at this level we did feel that it wasn’t fully our money’s worth. And we would’ve happily and did happily tip for the incredible quality of service offered by the hostess our waiter the runners and the other servers in the restaurant. We would not complain but wanted to be clear because we did have a lovely time.

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BC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food for Thanksgiving diner was only barely warm. Very disappointed.

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f
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They don't make them like they used too, what a cool old place to enjoy a meal. The food and service were great. I would recommend giving yourself some extra time to enjoy some music in the lobby before or after your meal.

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was really disappointing except for the tomato soup which was very good. Scallops were rubbery. Very expensive. Service was also inattentive. Nice ambiance, quiet— since it was almost empty on a Friday night.

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DN
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A Saturday evening dinner at Palace Arms was a special occasion surprise for my spouse's 65th birthday along with our two grown up sons and their dates who had never been to the Brown Palace. When we sat down our surprise was that the Tasting Menu was our only option for dinning that evening with our choice of a six or eight course meal. I did not notice the menu before making this reservation, but once we realized this limited option, we should have gotten up to go to another restaurant in the Brown Palace to eat. The atmosphere was quiet and dark - more like going back in time - compared to the lively options in the downtown Denver area. Four people ordered the six course meal and two ordered the eight course meal. We shared the extra two courses which were veal and duck. The food was tasteful but not exceptional. Although there were only six or seven tables being served that evening, service seemed to be slow - possibly understaffed. For example, after a wait our dessert was presented and then the pre-dessert was delivered since the staff was still making the pre-dessert. Our experience lasted over three hours during which a few of members of our family lost patience. The Palace Arms is Denver tradition which is relying on is reputation. Unfortunately, this dinning experience did not live to our expectations especially considering how much the final tab was.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Set menu, which was ok but happened to feature one of the few foods I cannot stand: beets.
The red meat and fish were dry/overcooked. The artwork is odd. There were only 2 other tables occupied on a Saturday night and I think it's because overall it was not all that great, esp for the price.

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CY
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brown Palace is just a delightful establishment
From its white linen service in the Palace Arms to Churchill’s Cigar Bar or the less casual Ships Tavern. It is the Denver institution when it comes to stetting the standard in quality and service.
I love the place.

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G
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary here. It was an awesome experience. We enjoyed the 6-course chef menu. The food was tasty, the service exceptional. We felt truly “special” throughout this memorable meal. Needless to say, the rose that I was presented was a delightful, thoughtful touch.

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SL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Chose the restaurant to celebrate a 30th Anniversary. Enjoyed the ambiance and the historic status of the hotel. The menu was a chef's tasting with good variety and techniques. Our party enjoyed the food very much and appreciated the portion size. The number of wait staff was more than adequate which leads to my major complaint. With so many staff and a limited number of courses, that were the same for each table, why did we get lost? The waiter served the second to last course, the beef course, without even knowing that we were already missing two courses, the salad and fish, and unless we reminded him where we were he had no clue. Then he asked if we even wanted them! Really? We were in the restaurant for 3.5 hrs to finish our meal. The waiter did comp one bottle of wine to make amends but this was a $600.00 dollar dinner and I expected better from the Brown Palace. Now that I think of it, maybe I was to nice in my ratings.

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JP
Grand Rapids
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Failed to check menu in advance and it turned out to be limited to a prix fix menu only which would not have been our preference.

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D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Six course dinner, only the dessert was okay, the others were either barely edible or inedible

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for a dinner date. The meal was average, however the wine pairings were wonderful. We opted for the six course meal, which consisted of salmon, a curry style soup, steak and the dessert was a creme brûlée. The steak was too rare. My husband and I both felt the meal wasn’t comparable to the price. The ambiance is beautiful and the wait staff excellent.

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LP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fancy dinner. I liked the concept, the food was well arranged on the plate. However not all dishes were tasty. And they only had the 6 and 8 course seasonal menu, so options were limited.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an anniversary. Wonderful food. They do an amazing job of creating such synergy in the tasting menu. Be warned. It is a LOT of food. Definitely worth the money, but come prepared to eat a lot of wonderfully delicious food!

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OT
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife's birthday. The eight course entree was fabulous. They acknowledged her birthday and the evening was fabulous. Wonderful evening.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Had 6 courses. Perfect amount of food. Atmosphere very romantic.

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MK
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A remarkable experience!

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KM
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gastronomical gem! Trust this chef to your meal, and be delighted with perfectly composed meals, paired with harmonious libations.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The decor reminded me of what a military captains dinning room from WW1 would be like, and it carried the aroma of a deep fryer. The food selection, although small, was excellently selected by the chef and staff. We were treated with amazing service, and the rose at the end of the meal was a happy surprise.

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HD
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant and the food was awesome!

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U
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the six course chef's tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was exquisite, a special evening in Denver!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Four in our group ordered the chef’s tasting menu, 6 courses. The meal was rushed as the courses were served for too quickly. The dinning room was nearly empty and we felt hurried to leave. Very disappointing. Courses should be served with sometime between each plate , not rapid fire...

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WS
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Planned A special celebration for 40 th Birthday party for 6 people. Made a last minute change to 7 and the manager accommodated and provided a private room! We received a comp glass of sparkling wine on arrival ! Our waiter Harrison was the best ever! The experience was a 6 out of 5!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love The Palace Arms. The food is exceptional! The history, impeccable service, outstanding wine list. The Palace Arms will not disappoint.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and excellent classical technique in the kitchen.

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j
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully fun restaurant with a touch of the last century and a wonderful menu and staff.

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This was a Denver experience checkbox. I’d never been to the Brown Palace. We thought the iconic hotel & amenities would be worth the cost. Unfortunately, really nothing was special. The service was excellent but that is a gimme when fine dining. The best entree was the caesar salad prepared from scratch & at the table. Our choices of (4 course tasting) ribeye, salmon, rice + cocktails were extremely average. $250 buys a lot more all around ambiance & value elsewhere in town. But, box checked.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food. Years past dining.. table side preparations such as Caesar salad. Nicely done..

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P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for an out of town couple celebrating an anniversary!

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LM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Beef Wellington was superb! Definitely worth the trip downtown.

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JS
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

My mom and I had a lovely time at the Palace Arms! The Beef Wellington was to die for!

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c
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible location with Lobby/Bar area superb in ambiance...restaurant was quite beautiful with wonderful food...we had the place basically to ourselves...

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So impressed! Such a nice fancy place.

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MB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lineup of seasonal ingredients. The 8 course tasting menu with accompanying wine was filling and delicious. Although the dessert came in with apples in March, not sure where that one came from. Overall great experience and will do it again next time in Denver.

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AG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable and delicious. It was a magical evening

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I had been around to different restaurants for food tasting but this is the worst experience ever I had. I have friends come over visiting but this dinner make me look bad. The service was rude the food was salty

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KG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Birthday Celebration and it was Fabulous!

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