Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

4.3
944 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 944 People Are Saying
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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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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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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
9 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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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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Denver
12 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
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A remarkable experience!

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KM
San Antonio
9 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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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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Washington DC
11 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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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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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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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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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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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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Philadelphia
6 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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a
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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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
2 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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p
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Was the first time there always wanted to eat there. Food was extremely good. Staff was not friendly they talked with all the surrounding tables but ours got the feeling they were being judgemental like we couldn't afford anything because we were wearing jeans. Doesn't mean don't have money. Probably won't go there again.

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Denver
64 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exquisite dining at its finest.....restaurant week is a great deal. Two guests unfortunately had to send their beef entrees back due to toughness, but the rest were great. The well provides fresh spring water so their coffee and water are amazing!

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H
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been a while since I've been here, but the service, food, and overall quality has definitely been maintained. The wine pairing they offered was exceptional, and each dish we had was fantastic! I will definitely be back soon.

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KW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was great and the environment was decent. I was extremely disappointed with the wagyu beef. It was so hard to chew and my jaw started hurting after just one piece. I honestly did not finish the meat which never happened to me before.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

An adequate meal but overrated and not a good value.

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J
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

If you're going for Denver Restaurant Week, make sure you eat before you go. Portions were very stingy, food was only average at best. The place is beautiful, and the service was impeccable, but we won't be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It’s highly possible that the restaurant week menu It’s not their game to offer good quality for the price. We thought it lacked in overall value… Let me was tough, small portions, limited choices for each course, overpriced wine pairing.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

We went here for restaurant week, excited about the Wagyu Beef entrée more than anything. I cannot stress how absolutely disappointing and tough the steak was. My boyfriend and I have a very hard time believing that it was truly Waygu Beef. You couldn't pierce the steak with a fork, and our hands were cramping midway through the meal with the effort it took to cut it. (This is not an exaggeration. We were even joking about it causing arthritis.) And don't get me started on trying to chew it! My boyfriend counted that it took him 47 mastications in order to chew one piece enough to swallow it. For me, my jaw would get tired and I mostly ended up swallowing big chunks of meat. It was unbelievable how bad it was. I got the squash soup to start, which was delicious, and he got the salad, which was unimpressive. The dessert was tasty enough, yet very small. Neither of us left remarkably full, though we spent $145 in total. It was not worth it for the restaurant week special price, let alone what it usually costs to eat there! The service was good and attentive, though it was clear that their main goal was to get us out of there as fast as possible. When the waiter asked how the steak was, and we responded with an unenthusiastic "it's OK," he just nodded and walked away, not even giving a care to our answer. We were forced to get a reservation at 5:45 since that was all that was available; however, by the time we left the place was still nearly empty, so it seems strange we couldn't have gotten a later reservation. Anyway, if you're considering this place to treat yourselves to a fancy meal, I would think twice!

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L
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

As a Colorado native, I have been going to the restaurants at Brown Palace for decades. In the past few years, I feel the quality of all of them except Ellyngton's has decreased substantially. The menu at Palace Arms is very limited, with nothing really great or outstanding that we would normally expect. The salmon was small, dry, and uneventful and the filet was nothing spectacular either - neither meal was worth the price. The wine list was boring and extremely overpriced and the dessert menu was awful - there were only 3 choices and nothing sounded remotely appealing. We were incredibly disappointed. Denver has so many amazing restaurants and yes, Palace Arms has a nice atmosphere but that doesn't justify a bad menu and food. Very sad.

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C
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dimly lit, candles on the table, white linen tablecloths, red leather banquettes. Ambiance that is hard to find these days. The elegant Palace Arms at the Brown Palace has it all. My husband and I decided to take a "staycation" in Denver, and wanted something special. We found it at the Brown Palace. The Palace Arms is popular. A week out they were booked all evening except for 5:30 and 8:30. We chose the latter time. The restaurant is not large, but the soaring ceilings make it feel huge. The tables are spaced at a comfortable distance so quiet conversation is possible. The food is excellent, the service superb. We felt well-taken care of. You must try the Valrhona Chocolate and Citrus dessert - heavenly. We will definitely be back for the Tasting Menu with wine pairings.

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