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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.

321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm CLOSED: Sunday & Monday

Cross Street:
Between Broadway & Tremont Place

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 297-3111

Website:
http://www.brownpalace.com/

Catering:
Available for Private Dinning

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.

Public Transit:
Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California

Executive Chef:
Garrett Kasper

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for Special Events Private Dinning

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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CHRISTMAS EVE hours: 3pm-9pm
5 course menu at $125, not including tax & gratuity. Cancel 2 weeks out, by 12/10. If cancels within 2 weeks of the date, full charge will be applied. Credit Card is required to make reservation.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

CHRISTMAS DAY hours: 3pm-9pm
5 course menu at $125, not including tax & gratuity. Cancel 2 weeks out, by 12/11. If cancels within 2 weeks of the date, full charge will be applied. Credit Card is required to make reservation.

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Details
Daily 5:30PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.6

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Quiet

64% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (14)
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Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Cozy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Authentic (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Decor is too heavy and dark for my taste. Also the menu has two spelling mistakes. Unacceptable for the most expensive restaurant in one of the most prestigious hotels in the city.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The menu was too "frou frou."
There was too much effort to be different. There was nothing that was simply "good."

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed a quiet evening celebrating our special occasion. Tastes were good and the ambience was very pleasant. Will be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for thanksgiving dinner which was a 4 course menu.
The only half-decent course was dessert. The others were bland and not cooked well. It seemed haphazardly put together.
Service seemed rushed and very hit and miss. One or two waiters were ok but another seemed overtly casual for what is essentially a rather pricey and supposedly upmarket restaurant.
They tried hard to push a $90 wine pairing on us and wouldn’t take the hint when we tried to politely decline.
Really disappointing as the hotel itself is beautiful and the dining room is quite atmospheric.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food and drink was fantastic. The 4 course meal was very good and filling. Dessert was great and the wine selection was extensive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Celebrating my Birthday again at the Palace Arms Service and food outstanding !

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Visited the Palace Arms for our anniversary and very much wanting to like this restaurant because the ambiance was quiet & relaxing. However, the food was a big disappointment. I ordered the Wagyu beef which was very tough & extremely small portion. My husband ordered the Palace filet which was tiny, but at least tender. For as pricey as this meal was I expected much better quality. I will not be returning as you can get far better food at much better price eating at Perry's s or Shanahan's. Best part of this place was the Lobby.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was an amazing dinner for a great Anniversary. The service was great !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I rarely ever write reviews, but I just couldn't let this one go without saying something. We booked rooms & dinner at the Brown Palace to celebrate the 60th birthday of a very close friend. I mentioned 3 times(on our Open Table res., at check in, & when we were seated for dinner) that we were celebrating a 60th bday. They did absolutely nothing!!! We did one of their tasting menus & it was nothing special......just okay. Our waiter couldn't remember all the items included on the tasting, & basically just left it at that--very awkward. The total dinner(& wine) for 4 people was $700!! Ridiculous in my opinion. For that price it should have been over the top, amazing food, & service. It was neither. I would NEVER recommend this restaurant to anyone. The restaurant & hotel are "riding on their laurels" & definitely need to up their game!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I wish to make comments about the dinner experience Saturday night, October 21st at Palace Arms restaurant. It was our anniversary and sad to say, it was awful. We had an early reservation to have a quite nice anniversary evening celebration.

Our very unfriendly main waiter Matthew, who never introduces himself, was not knowledgeable about 6 course dinner menu when we asked him to describe it. He were going back to the kitchen to ask the chef twice.

I ordered the Beef Wellington and the six course dinner for my wife expecting a nice experience and conversations over a surprised 6 course dinner (according to the restaurant website)

Chef Kasper brought the dinner courses to my wife (no introduction) explaining every course with a robotic unfriendly fashion, while I was looking at my wife eating, my plate was empty.

The third course for my wife was Wagyu beef. The appearance and the taste were just awful (raw, pink and fatty) we send it back and we were not offered anything else instead. I did not want to make a seen in front of my wife about the service and the food, but this cannot be tolerated. My Beef Wellington (see picture below) was tiny and terrible. There were no mushrooms or greens as it was described on the menu. The pastry shell was uncooked raw dough and the beef was tough. The paltry amount of mashed potatoes and 3 small broccoli florets was ridiculous. After paying $185 + $35 in gratuity we left hungry and disappointed.

We are world travelers resigned in Golden, but never experienced a rip-off like this. We will never recommend the Brown Palace and the Palace Arms restaurant to any of our local friends.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to Palace Arms for my wife's birthday and wanted to do something different and special. The Six Course dinner with wine pairing was exactly that! Chef Kasper did an amazing job of creatively choosing and presenting the courses. The wine pairings were perfect, and at times, surprising. This was by far the most stupendous dinner of our lives. We have been raving to everyone since.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We arrived and were taken by the service which was great. We participated in a chef's tasting menu of 6 courses I believe and frankly they were all a little odd and sub par. We found the prices to be pretty outrageous as well but knew that going in. Again, service was great just not great food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We ordered the 8 course menu and let the chef pick what to serve. Food was amazing. Most ingredients were local. The servers were attentive without being overbearing. It was an enjoyable evening. Slightly loud due to private party in adjacent space but I still highly recommend the restaurant

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Did not appreciate phone call night before telling us they were busy and we could only stay 2 hours. Plenty of time, but seemed a little inappropriate. Have had the tableside Caesar Salad many times so ordered it, was presented with a bowl of salad, no longer doing tableside, disappointing, should have been told ahead of time. Small entrée selection.Really small portions when ordering the "tasting". Had to send back one item as it was all fat, was told it was pork belly so that is how it comes. Did receive something in it's place. Our waiter was very nice and the wine selection is excellent. It just does not have the 5 Star experience that I have had previously. Seems mediocre at best. No more fine china!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I came with 14 people and they provided us with a separate room about the food and service was impeccable

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Only positives-bread and gentleman who was serving it & water.

Now start the negatives:
1. We ordered a bottle of wine. They did great on the presentation of the wine. However, with the exception of one time, I had to refill our wine glasses. This is tolerable in a mid-level restaurant but not in a restaurant like Palace Arms.
2. We ordered an app based on the recommendation of our server (the heirloom potatoes that are served on top of salt brick). Sounded interesting even though it was $17. What we received was maybe 3 small tomatoes that had been cut up, a couple small pieces of cheese, and some chopped up basil, on a plate (not the salt brick). When we told the server who dropped it off, they stated they were running low. Why were we the ones they decided to skip?! We told them that was the main reason we were intrigued about the dish so they fixed and brought out the dish. Despite this dish being a complete rip off, that may have been the best tasting dish we had (bread was still better but not a dish).
3. We then shared the lamb lasagna. Not much to say about this. It was completely flavorless and terribly small for $26.
4. We shared the wagyu filet ($56). We had it cooked just a little more than mid-rare. It was supposed to come with some type of side but that was maybe a bite. The meat was tough.
5. The only other thing is that the restaurant is next to the cigar bar. I love cigars but when in a nice restaurant, I prefer to not have the smell of smoke and my wife always prefers no cigar smoke. The restaurant was completely odorless until one server went through some other doors to go to the smoking side and left the door cracked. That created a draft. I kindly asked the server to close the doors and his response was “well we are next to a cigar lounge”. I informed him that I am aware of that but the smell didn’t start until the door was cracked and created a draft. He finally closed but I don’t why he bothered arguing with me.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Over priced and unimaginative menu. The ship Tavern is a much better option.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We dined at Palace Arms for our Anniversary. The service was outstanding and genuine. We decided to try the 6 course Chef's tasting menu. Wow! Garrett, our chef was wonderful. We had the heirloom tomato salad - so good! This was followed by a combination of melon, lobster and caviar which was also tasty. Next was lamb lasagna- this was very rich, I loved the cauliflower mushrooms and the homemade pasta, and the sauces! After this we were served smoked salmon over ricotta with fennel and deep fried dill with fish scales and beet puree- fabulous! The next course was beef with broccolini puree - this was one of my favorites. Finally, we had strawberry shortcake - not like any you've had before! The sommelier chose a wine for me that went with everthing. We were so full, and enjoyed every minute of it! We were fortunate to speak with the chef for each course and it truly made for an incredible dining experience and memorable anniversary dinner. We recommend Palace Arms for your special occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great find of a classic restaurant eager to provide a menu that is current. Chef Casper was outstanding in preparing and presenting a six course tasting menu. We enjoy fine dining around the world and were pleasantly surprised at finding a new chef who is so passionate in his work! Great sommelier as well! Thanks to Harrison our waiter, Chef Casper and the vintage champagne, it was a perfect evening!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The tasting menu was great and the service was exceptional. The chef came out to talk about at least two courses and was clearly passionate about his menu and the ingredients he uses. The atmosphere was quiet but not uncomfortably so. We had a great time!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Nice Anniversary dinner. Great service as in the past. Beef Wellington, salads, and desert were all good. Easy to carry on a good conversation. Only disappointment was that the menu had changed and some of the old favorites were no longer on the menu. Food was good, but past visits seemed better and more special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was impeccable except for one thing. Our waiter changed midway through the evening, but he did not introduce the new waiter, nor did any of the servers acknowledge the change. It would have been nice if the outgoing server would have introduced the incoming server. Having said that, all of the wait staff gave wonderful service.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A spectacular meal! We each had the 6 course tasting menu which allows you to select the six courses you want to eat. They were perfectly prepared, creative and -- most important -- delicious. Chef Kasper's (sp?) explanations were filled with cooking tips and the passion her clearly puts into his food. The wine list is also excellent: Totally international with great, aged choices from Bordeaux, Napa and Burgundy. Chris, the sommelier was also very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Thanks!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Thanks for a great dining experience and for going above and beyond our expectations

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Despite the great setting and "fine dinning" prices, the food was extremely lackluster. I had to send the salmon back to the kitchen. The Beef Wellington started out great, but faired slightly better than a hot pocket towards the middle allowing me to not feel at all guilty about leaving the last 2 bites on the plate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Incredibly disappointing. We have eaten here several times before for special events. We went here for our anniversary only to discover standards have slipped, the food was poor, the menu lacks many of the staples it has had for years and the restaurant seems to he having an identity crisis....The fine China has been replaced by earthy plate ware that is entirely in appropriate for a restaurant where the servers wear tuxes. Even the bread was awful...hard and crusty..not at all enjoyable to eat....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This restaurant has a nice ambience and excellent service. Then menu is strange, the portions are ridiculously small and the chef spends so much time describing the dish that it's cold when you eat it. I had a short rib dish with less than 3 bites of beef. The dish was 90% fat. My husband had salmon with lobster ravioli but did not like the accompanying side, which was peas. They offered nothing else and his portion of salmon was very small with one ravioli. I would not recommend it for any occasion. It is expensive, and unless you eat dessert, you will leave hungry.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The meal was excellent. We happened to make a reservation during their 125th anniversary celebration. The 7 course tasting menu was even better than we could have hoped. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Outstanding culinary experience. Amazing wine flight. Top notch staff!!! Near-by Cigar bar is unfortunate if you don't care for smell, but management tried their best to mitigate it. Executive chef is one of a kind!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

New menu, great food descriptions (tempting), but execution fell short. Food was good overall, but description of the courses did not match very well what was delivered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was very good, and well-presented, but in small portions for the price. The room had amazing atmosphere. The wait staff was professional but inattentive. All-in-all, based in this experience, we are not planning to return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great experience

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

All I can say is absolutely amazing! If you go to Denver you must eat there!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Organic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent service. Chef personally brings each dish and explains the food and where it comes from. However, I felt portions were way too small for the price. I ordered the heirloom tomato salad, it arrived on a salt block. The salad was way too salty, I couldn't finish it. Ambiance is great, very cozy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I took my family from out of town. I haven't been to this restaurant in 3 years. What a disappointment! Dreadful food, mediocre service. Never again!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Fantastic restaurant with wonderful staff! Enjoyed a special dinner for our last night in Denver.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food and service was good but small entree portions and overpriced.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Food was too "contemporary". Expected more of old style menu.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was a totally overpriced meal and the service was underwhelming. One Rose option on the wine list really?...and they were out of it seriously? Took ten minutes before someone brought a menu around. Serving sizes were tiny. Pork was tough. Very disappointing for $160 for two meal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was very good although I do not know if it was worth the price. This place is pricey and has quite a limited menu. Still a nice place for a special occasion.

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