Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

4.6
1066 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Experience the reimagined Palace Arms. Dine amongst Napoleonic artifacts, reinvigorated interior, upgraded furnishings and lighting while you explore our locally sourced, farm fresh inspired dinner menu, hand-crafted, specialty cocktail offerings and our Wine Spectator recognized, award winning wine list. Executive Chef, Kim Moyle breathes new life into our iconic Palace Arms with artful plate presentations and delectable dishes with a focus on locally raised premium Angus Beef.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1066 people are saying
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PaulG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding ambiance as always. The food is fabulous and I can't say enough about the perfect crust on a rare steak. The staff is very attentive without being obnoxious. Always a pleasure to dine at the Palace Arms.

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Dalphenia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Beautiful space. Service was a bit inattentive from waiter, but the support staff and hosts were very friendly. The desserts I had, Banana Mousse and Napolean cake were mediocre, at best. I also did not like being charged $8 for two half glasses of sparkling water, however the Griffin potatoes are amazing. Overall, beautiful and Id return but not for dessert.

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LynnS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and food was excellent. Music was a little loud. Not sure what I think about the carpet. I suspect it will soon be dated. It is a special place and a dress code would be appropriate. Also wish a couple of old dessert menu items would return, macaroons and chocolate soup.

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JamesT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Manager kept talking in a booming, disruptive voice at a table with 3 women. Waiter & hostess were lovely. Food was bland for our taste. (Sea bass and scallops.) Wonderful mousse. Old world setting. Nice overall for a special occasion.

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PatR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very interesting, unique, venue. My wife's steak was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good but pricey for the quality.

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TimC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, and great drinks. High price but would recommend.

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vipCharlesC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with great food and service

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vipBarnacle6
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place looks amazing. Very old school interesting...elegant. The menu was a bit small and the portions were a bit small but they were good. pricey, but good.

Excellant service, though. Enjoyed it.

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DamonD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palace Arms is a "must do" in Denver. The food and service are phenomenal. We were greeted and seated by Jackie. She is a Treasure. She gives you the exact right amount of social interface. Our Server was Mariah, on a scale of 1-10 She is a 20! Her suggestions of food and beverage provided us with the tight insight to order the most delicious dinner you can imagine. For appetizers we ordered the Mushroom Tart and the Caviared Eggs. The plating and taste were awesome. For the entree we ordered the Scallops and the Duck Breast, again it was awesome. We paired the Big Table Farm Pinot served in Riedel Pinot Glasses and it too was over the top. Through our dinner we were greeted by the Manager Izzy who shared with us the Story of the Palace Arms and what the restaurant is doing as we come back from Covid and staying at home.
For desert we shared the Banana Mousse and it was a Terr way to top off our meal.
As I said, you do need to come here and enjoy all they have to offer. I guarantee you will be delighted.

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RollTide
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Palace Arms since it reopened. The service was as outstanding as I remember and the new menu and food were even better. We had the ribeye cap and sea bass and both were phenomenal. I haven’t seen a ribeye cap on any other menus here in Denver. I’ll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Beautiful ambience to the hotel entrance and atrium. The restaurant area was beautiful as well. We were seated in a surprisingly empty room for a Holiday weekend. It took more than 10 minutes before someone introduced themselves and asked if we wanted anything. The drinks were spectacular and the salad as well. We were excited about the menu and after a good drink and appetizer start were expecting a great meal. Both entrees were bland and the presentation left something to be desired. The brisket was okay and came with some kind of slushy side and a line green chive. We barely ate them both. Very disappointed.

MK
vipMarkK
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

With the exception of last years lockdown, we have been choosing the Palace Arms for our wedding anniversary for the past eight years. This year was a disappointment. The food was not up to the standards we have been accustomed to in the past. Furthermore, the service was less than stellar.
Perhaps my wife and I have high expectations based on our past experiences with the Palace Arms, or maybe it takes time to recover from last year’s economic impact. In either case, our usual “5-star” feedback has been reduced this year.

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vipMountainGirl
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Keith is simply a waiter like no other! Wednesday reservations will put you in great hands! The food is outstanding! From presentation to the last bite, each morsel is bursting with flavor! The cocktails are classic and sophisticated. The atmosphere is historic and timeless. Thank you for a perfect evening!

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CynthiaW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic experience. We'd never been there before and were not disappointed. The food was wonderful, the service the best we've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out-of-control (in the best way), Amazing meal. Every staff member, including the chef came by, at some point, to wish my parents a happy 57th Wedding Anniversary… without being instrusive. DO NOT SKIP the Caesar salad prepared table side! A special thank you to Izy & Lou for taking such good care of us. Your service was noted in our minds. 🙏

KJ
KarenJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beverages were very good. Loved the Penicillin and Old Fashions. The staff was friendly, efficient and very attentive to allergy needs. Our water glasses were refilled multiple times throughout the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellrnt

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Edu4u
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time before dinner with the cocktail hour and music in the atrium. Beautiful venue with fantastic service. We will definitely be back for another romantic evening! So glad you are back open!

DJ
DrJohnD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Maybe Denver's best! Professional servers and great cooking. Perfect for special occasions.

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be recommending this restaurant to all my friends and family. Was a spectacular experience and the food was divine. Great service and excellent staff

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John
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the dining experience. Our service was outstanding and the entrees were very good, the desserts fantastic. It was a bit overpriced, we of course did not have any of your steaks, As told my son-in-law, there is expensive and then there is just stupid, your steak prices are just stupid.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I visited The Brown Palace on Valentine’s Day. It was like visiting the titanic! Loved it and it was an awesome experience, amazing food and great vibe. Must visit!

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vipSteveL
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Valetines day stay at the Brown Palace. Fixed menu with great choices.

JR
JefferyR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not what was expected, delayed food times, rude service loud and annoying atmosphere. Very unprofessional will not be going back.

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travelendessly
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Truly outstanding. Probably the most elegant restaurant in Denver. Service was very good, but could be slightly improved. Classy restaurants like this shouldn't serve straws with drinks. Food was very good. Only real complaint was the atmosphere. It was too dark to admire the decor.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Everything was great; food, service, ambiance.

MB
vipMarlaB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We went for restaurant week. The service was excellent, the food was bland and old fashioned.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room, exceptional service!

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vipNoname
Denver
488 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was during Restaurant Week, other times I'd drop the Value by 1, still very good. Palace Arms, and The Brown Palace, have been around longer than any of us and there's many reasons for that. Perhaps one of the most obvious is service. In our case, an ordered bottle of wine was not available but rather than going back to the extensive and wonderful, wine card, the Sommelier brought over a comparable bottle and best, stressed the price-point would be the same. That's something that few restaurants do, many even trying to serve different vintages (never better ones either). But that's just one item. From service to cuisine to ambience, it was a tremendous night. As it has been for me going back now over 4 different decades.

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Elle
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

It took an hour and a half to finally get our main course. When we arrived, we had champagne brought to our table, which was lovely (my husband's birthday)! We had a 5-course meal: our soup was delicious, our main course was brought out and after we sat down and ordered and the salmon and beef were both overcooked and super dry, and our salad (which we eventually got) was less than average. By the time our main course came out, we were not hungry anymore - we had waited so long for it we were nibbling on bread to not get overly tipsy from our wine!

All in all, super slow service, oversalted food, very dry salmon and beef= we do not recommend!

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Jacko6
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is so nice and service and food was so good...

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AshleyY
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Completely disappointing. I convinced a group of friends to try out this restaurant with me for restaurant week. The idea for restaurant week should be show me what you can do and if its great, I'll return. This was not our experience. The service was great, great waitstaff, but the food was incredibly sub par. The soup was great and then the meal slowly went downhill from there. Everything was over salted to the point that the beef was nearly inedible from the salt. The desserts that we had were dried out and just plain not good. The "creme brulee" tasted store bought and in no way tasted like creme brulee. The food was mildly warm at best, which seemed odd because the whole dinner took 2 1/2 hours. We waited quite a bit of time between courses, so you would think it was coming out fresh, but yet everything tasted like it had been sitting around the kitchen all day. It was incredibly disappointing all around. The beautiful ambiance and the great waitstaff just couldn't save an awful meal at an incredibly high price point. Will not return and will warn others to not bother wasting their money.

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vipqueenbee
Denver
80 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This, of course is a classic restaurant with a long history, so to be disappointed is very sad. I would not suggest going for restaurant week; it is way below the normal excellence of Palace Arms. The table next to me looked at the offering and asked for the regular menu; I wish I had done the same. You do not go there to choose short ribs, but that and salmon were the two choices. Soup, salad and desert were as per usual excellent. The grits and collard greens puree served with the meat would gag most of us. A true disappointment for my wife and me.

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RhondaN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The front of the house was inhospitable. The food was plain and the entree was unseasoned. The service was very pleasant.

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Nana
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and special dining experience for our anniversary. The complimentary champagne was a nice touch. Our waiter Ivan did an excellent job

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Valentine’s Day set menu was ok and the wine pairing was expensive.

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ByronR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

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vipDanno
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentines Day dinner. Nice job!

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vipWineanddine
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We dined at the Palace Arms six years ago and it was a wonderful, memorable event. The waitstaff were very attentive and friendly; they made you feel like you were having an extraordinary experience. The meal, at that time, was one of the best we had ever had and we thought the price was worth the noteworthy experience.
That was six years ago and we were dismayed at our recent dining experience. The waitstaff seemed disinterested/bored and their appearances did not seem suitable for an expensive restaurant. The food was mediocre although expensive.
I can only assume the operation has gone through a change of management/ownership.
Sadly, we will not be recommending it to our friends or out of town guests, nor will we be dining there again.

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Palace Arms at the Brown Palace is rated 4.6 stars by 1066 OpenTable diners.

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