Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

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1028 Reviews
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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. 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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CT
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!

SJ
Denver
50 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.

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

Duck was tough, not cooked properly.

e
Denver
8 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.

t
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!

J
London
5 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.

R
Denver
79 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!

KW
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.

C
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please don’t ever change!

PA
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!

RT
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.

MK
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.

OT
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

KS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving-set menu. Beautiful hotel

n
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.

LI
Edinburgh
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, service and delicious food were perfect.

JT
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.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food was horrible. Asked for a pasta. Was given rice with cheese. 80$. Service was not good whatsoever

JL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is sophisticated, the food tasted great, and the service was superb. It was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

JP
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Have been there several years ago. Food was good but portions small. In my opinion it is not worth the money but the Brown Palace itself came across to me this time as not worth the money.

TF
Tulsa
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to stay in instead of going out and it was a great decision. The food was fabulous.

AH
Adelaide / SA
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The best Wellington I ever tasted. Nice ambience. Great service, We will return always at Denver and this great restaurant

JB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing like the Brown Palace! Lovely steaks, table prepared Caesar salads and Baked Alaska. Service perfect! Beautiful!

RR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Over rated, food and service poor, price high! Unfavorable and would avoid. Another previous good place, now bad after Marriott purchased, owns and operates this hotel and its restaurants.

l
Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and the food was delicious. I loved the table side Caesar salad and baked Alaska. Definitely a special place for a specialty dinner.

JT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

A SHADE OF ITS OLD SELF. I FELT THAT MY MAIN COURSE HAD BEEN SITTING AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE WE ARRIVED AND IT WAS WARMED UP. IT WAS OLD AND TIRED.

Palace Arms at the Brown Palace
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for your patronage and also for taking the time to share your comments with us. I was disappointed to see that we were unable to exceed your expectations. While we prepare each dish fresh and to order, it is evident we missed the mark on this occasion. I would be grateful if you would reach out to me directly, as it would assist us in identifying the specific opportunities. Regards, Dave Larson Director of Food & Beverage 303.312.8948

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o
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem in downtown Denver. History is in the very walls. Dress up, or you will feel odd surrounded by all of the Napoleonic wars memorabilia in the high ceilinged dining room. The service is first class and the food very good. Nice wine selections. The jazz band in the atrium was a bit loud coming through the door, but not enough to affect conversation.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Palace Arms. Thanks for the lovely evening.

JE
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The relevance of this past "treasure" is missed on today's diner. The food was mediocre in its preparation and presentation. It is far too expensive, even for special occasions, to settle for mediocre. It is time for the memorobilia of this restaurant to be placed in a museum and for The Brown Palace to present a new fine dining venue in its place. The service was very good as always.

L
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Such a disappointment. We expected an experience as elegant as The Brown Palace. The lobby is lovely and the restaurant follows suit : white table clothes, attentive staff, quiet atmosphere. The menu is limited and pricey - but acceptable. But the food was awful! Totally unimaginative, poorly prepared , tasteless and overdone. The pretensions - an amuse bouche that was laughable and a single rose for each lady presented at meal’s end - were silly after the really terrible meals served. Cannot recommend and am sad about that.

RL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Most of the meals were either overcooked or relative small in size. Not great values for the price, and the cook needs to watch the foods more closely so that overcooking does not occur. The ambience was wonderful, since we had a private room. However, the band in the outside courtyard much too loud, and it would have been much too noisy if we had been in the middle of the restaurant. The service was excellent. So, overall, a very nice experience particularly because we had a private room.

AG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Our waitresses was fantastic! She was thoughtful and even gave me a rose at the end of the meal. The food was over salted, the lobster bisque was a large chunk of lobster with a thick, salty bisque poured on top. The bottle of wine we purchased was warm and the creme brûlée’ we had for dessert had a shortcake base which we’d never seen before and my husband who has celiac couldn’t eat it (this is usually a “go-to” dessert for those with celiac” Again, our server was lovely, yet the food was a total disappointment.

SL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and ambiance and the customer service was excellent. Food was good and we had a great time at the Palace Arms.

PG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great. The Foie Gras was perfectly seared. Wonderful wine list. Our wait staff was not particularly engaging or helpful. Rather than seating us and handing us our menus, the hostess just dropped the menus onto our bread plate and walked away. The lobby of the hotel had a beautiful jazz ensemble preforming, but within the confines of the restaurant the sound of the band was drowned out by lazy elevator music being played over the speakers.

l
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Everything we ordered they were out of including the wine. What we settled for was not that good and definitely not worth the price.

c
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is not the old palace arms. The wait staff, the food and the overall quality of professionalism is gone.
We can no longer recommend the Brown Palace, unfortunately.

HR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was disappointing. It tasted like it was frozen and then heated. Very bland

DS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had such a lovely dinner at the Palace Arms Thank You very much

BB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last minute on a Saturday we were able to get a reservation at the time we wanted. It was convenient and the service was excellent. The food was very good and everyone went away satisfied. I will say that the ambiance wasn't our style but interesting and totally in keeping with the historic hotel