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About Palace Arms at the Brown Palace
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 menu 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.
Denver, CO 80202
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm CLOSED: Sunday & Monday
Between Broadway & Tremont Place
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Available for Private Dinning
The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel. The Palace Arms will validate your parking ticket.
Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Available for Special Events Private Dinning
Palace Arms offers the Independence Room for private dining (10 to 24 guests). Additionally, any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering space may be reserved based on availability.
Palace Arms at the Brown Palace Ratings and Reviews
Based on reputation, a meal at the Palace Arms would be a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, the meal was passable at best. While the presentation was very good, the portions were small and the food was bland bordering on tasteless. Initially, we were told that the food was be gluten free, fat free, etc. Unfortunately, it was taste free.
A major let down for what was anticipated to be a special Thanksgiving dinner.
This is a beautiful restaurant in an iconic Denver hotel. For a time, the restaurant was not up to its previous standard but has now returned to its place of excellence! Wonderful staff, food, and service. The lobster main course was fabulous! Our only disappointment was the Caesar Salad, the restaurant specialty, which now uses a pre-made dressing and no Parmesan cheese. We gave our feedback re: the salad to the very knowledgeable and gracious Sommelier. Hopefully, they will return to their original table side preparation. This is the only restaurant in Denver appropriate for celebrating a special occasion.
It was a terrible dinner. The famous Caesar salad was drenched In salad dressing and was mushy. They are famous for the table side preparation. Awful and not worth the $20.00 price. My friend had a terrible thick piece is salmon that had no seasoning. I had the very expensive beef tenderloin ($55.00). It was cooked perfectly but was served in a pottery bowl. Very had to cut it in a rounded bottom bowl. My sides were so overdone and slimy and did not live up to their description. My friend and I were very, very disappointed after looking forward to this dinner for months. I would never recommend The Palace Arms to anyone!
We celebrated my husband's birthday at this upscale restaurant located in the landmark Brown Palace Hotel. The dining room has the feel of an old English men's club with warm lighting and comfortable seating. In honor of the occasion, we were offered two complimentary glasses of champagne. Our caesar salad (for two), prepared tableside, was delicious. My husband said his Colorado Beef dish was prepared as requested, tasty and just the right portion size. The Colorado Pork dish I enjoyed was equally good. The menu items -- all offered a la carte -- are a bit pricey; however, the service as well as the quality and presentation of the food are all outstanding!
Evening was strange. Two people who asked to be move and sat almost directly in front of our table spent the evening groping each other. It was our 45th anniversary, and this conduct was crude and distracting. Dinner was fine, but that was gross.
The restaurant is in flux. The menu was terrible. Nothing recognizable. One salad, no steaks !! The brown palace was the hangout of all denver cattle barons. I would love to see what the menu looks like during the stock show... I should have looked at it online before we arrived. They need a lot of help , I don't mean servers. I felt sorry for them because there was only 3 tables at 7:00pm on a Saturday night. Not good.
I have enjoyed several meals at the Palace Arms. The menu has been updated in recent years and, fortunately, no longer reflects an "80's" style. I have mixed feelings about the décor. It is still an "old school" décor that evokes a feeling of a London Men's Club. That being said it is dated by elegant. The menu has some excellent but excellent selections and does not cover a lot of different food. There is beef, fish, fowl, veggie, and pork. No duck or lamb choices. Although the food quality, presentation, and service are excellent, I believe the menu to be overpriced. Outstanding wine list with a lot of older "treasures". Wine prices are reasonable.
The last time I dined at the Palace Arms, every little detail was exquisite, from the food, to the service, to the general atmosphere. Sadly, this has changed somewhat. My compliments to the chef for a fabulous meal, my compliments to the gentleman (and I do not use that word lightly) who served the water and the bread.
That being said, the service was a classic example of the "gang who couldn't shoot straight." One hand did not know what the other was doing. We were greeted, our drink order was taken. Then we were greeted by another waiter, and we told him that someone had already been to the table. Our drinks were delivered, not correctly but in a relatively timely fashion. We ordered from one waiter, and then the other came to take our order. And so it went for the entire evening, dueling waiters, neither of whom gave genuinely efficient or caring service. My wine order was forgotten. One of the waiters was too busy taking selfies and giggling with the women sitting next to us to even remember bringing us our check. The entire attitude was laissez-faire, to say the least, and was not the professional service I expect from an establishment of the caliber of the Palace Arms.
My wife is a vegetarian, so the waiter said the chef offered to prepare a special vegetarian dish. It was some vegetables cut up on a plate, drizzled with some dressing, which took us by surprise, in a bad way - we paid top dollar for something we could have done at home. Next time we'll order strictly off the menu, as those dishes are well-honed and delicious. Everything else at the restaurant was superb, from ambiance to service.
Dinner at the Palace Arms to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary was a truly memorable event. We were married in the chapel of a German castle, so it was fun to celebrate in such historic surroundings!
The classic decor was fascinating, and the food preparation and presentation were beyond cooking show winner quality.
Our lasting memories will be of the gracious, cheery hospitality and impeccable service of our lead server K(I apologize for not recalling the rest of her name), and her associate servers. Thank you all for making our special night unforgettable!
Palace Arms is one of the restaurants associated with the famous Brown Palace. It is their signature restaurant, with the Churchill Room, Ships Tavern & Ellyngton’s rounding out their exclusive list. Palace Arms has always been the place for special occasions and high profile business dinners. We are always pleased with the service and superior food at The Brown Palace. We were there for our 31st anniversary of our marriage. Palace Arms is always the high point to any visit to Downtown Denver!
Disappointing We dined here several years ago and it was good. Perhaps we hit an off night but the entrees were very salty and lacked flavor. We ordered a bottle of wine that was unavailable. There was not a sommelier or anyone else knowledgable to recommend a replacement. The bright spot was the lamb pavre. It was delicious.
We spent our 1st married night at the Brown, but did not that evening eat at the Palace Arms. We have on several occasions, since, but this was special to celebrate 40 years of marriage.
The service, food, ambiance and experience were all exceptional. They normally offer champagne for such occasions, but honored our request for something else, and it was excellent. We tried many parts of the menue, and discovered some new items to try in the future.
The pace was ours, and the servers were both attentive to our needs, but relatively invisible otherwise.
Palace Arms did a bait and switch on the Denver Restaurant Week prices. They charged $50/pp, instead of the 2 for $60, with no notice advising of their different prices. It was not on the menu offered nor on the Denver Restaurant Week website. All patrons only found out when their bill was delivered at the end of the meal. We had to beg for a roll each and the waiter ran out of what the gentlemen at our table wanted. The salad was awful. The brisket was dry. The trout was good. The dessert was nothing special. The table setup was not set up for fine dining. We felt rushed. The Palace Arms is no longer a 4 or 5 star restaurant. It is now a middle of the road Marriot and is no longer special.
We enjoy this restaurant each time we are in Denver. The incredible night starts with the Amuse and continues throughout the night. Broccoli Soup seems everyday until you try it with braised mustard seed and a mini ham and cheese crouton. Over the top. The Foie Pate, Squash Cappalletti, Colorado Trout with Smoked Potato w/ Uni Chowder, and Salmon with Crispy Skin were just some of the entrees that made us smile. Arrive early to allow time to enjoy Danny Showers on the piano in the lobby if he is in town. He has lifetime contract, but plays in New Orleans, and has played with the likes of Ray Charles. Together it is a night to remember!
We have been enjoying the Palace Arms for over fifty years. The staff are accommodating and fun to talk with. The surroundings are elegant and historical, which we appreciate. The presentations hold up and are nice to look at. The entree`s were unimaginative in seasonings, preparation, and taste. Where have they gone wrong? A piece of roast meat or fish is not just a bit of 'cooked' product. There should be some panache`. The prices are not necessarily outlandish - it's just that the 'product doesn't keep up to that level.
We would return again if they served lunch as they did previously (we live out of town and are seldom in the city in the evening) but will wait until we hear better reports about the preparation of the principal ingredient i.e. the meat/fish et al.
Ann & Greig
There were some notable highs and some notable lows. I understand the hotels history and I can understand wanting to hang on to the nostalgia but this place needs modernized. My wife and I was there for Valentines Day and had the 7 course dinner. The meats were a little on the rare side for my wife and I's liking but it was good. The fois gras was the best I have ever had and the celery root puree was excellent. Our waiter was awesome and well informed. The hotel is amazing! We had an overall good experience and would recommend this place to others. If your a foodie I suggest you give it a try.
Was hoping for a nice romantic Valentine Day dinner. Atmosphere was good, but the food was way overpriced and awful. It was a pre-set menu for Valentine Day with 7 courses. The soup and dessert was OK. The duck, salmon and beef were all nearly raw which sickened my wife and I later in the evening. I should have known better. Brown Palace is a great place to stay, but not to eat.
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