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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
I have been going to the Brown Palace for many years. However, it seems like they’re losing their edge on the super great service they’ve always had in the past. I’ll go back again and hoping this was a one off that shouldn’t happen again. Menu has changed to portions are quite a bit smaller. Dessert was good but again the portions were very very small. It wasn’t a busy night by far, we should not have had to wait as long for our check.
We patronize the Palace Arms because it is quiet. On this occasion, amplified piano from the lobby made it somewhat noisier than usual but still far better than the typical modern place with an open kitchen, open bar, and muzak making conversation difficult. The food was outstanding except for the dessert we happened to choose (still OK). The wine list is one of the best.
Indulging at The Palace Arms is by far the best fine dining experience that we have had in Denver. Denver has some wonderful restaurants, and some expensive ones as well. The Palace Arms is a place where you can spend a lot but feel like you are getting every bit of value possible. We plan on returning for more special occasions!
The tasting menu featured perfectly cooked food. I especially loved the cod and citrus chocolate dessert. The flavors made it unforgettable.
The service was impeccable. I was particularly impressed by the team work. Anyone walking by attended to what was needed, regardless of whether they were assigned to my table. Best service I’ve experienced
Ignored at host station for 5 full minutes as host chatted with non customers. Not served bread until my second course. Sure would have been nice to have bread with my soup, which was astonishingly good. Served unfinished risotto: it was luke warm and had unmelted cubes of cheese in it. I had to convince my server of the fact. A waygu small plate was just ok. Soup, the small plate, and 2 glasses of wine totalled up at about $100. Wish I'd just gone next door to La Loma for green chili instead.
My husband and I try to go to a "fancy" dinner for Christmas every year. This year, we decided to try the Palace Arms, which has been noted as 4 or more stars for many years. We both got the 8 course tasting menu. The service was excellent. The ambiance is old-school and quite nice. The food was competent. There was nothing that stood out as particularly excellent, especially original, or really awful. The wine pairing were odd; this is the first time I have ever had a red paired with lobster. We enjoyed our dinner, but for this price point we won't be back.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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....
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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