Penrose Room - The Broadmoor

4.4
448 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Penrose Room is Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant and a Broadmoor institution. Former French Laundry Sous Chef and now Penrose Room Chef de Cuisine Max Robbins is at the helm bringing his expertise with contemporary French and American creations that emphasize the freshest local ingredients. Our sommeliers will navigate you through the extensive international wine list to perfectly pair each memorable course. In conclusion, to your impeccable meal, a collection of dessert temptations awaits to delight your palate. Dance the night away to the sounds of the Penrose Room trio and vocalist in the classic, stylish atmosphere.



Jackets are required for gentlemen, dressy denim accepted, no shorts or sportswear, please.

A 20% service charge will be added to your total check
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner Tuesday through Saturday 6 PM to 9 PM.
Entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings until 10:30 PM.

Penrose Lounge
Tuesday through Saturday from 6 PM

Closed on Sunday and Monday evenings.

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Phone number
(866) 381-8432
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Maxwell Robbins
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Private party facilities
Enhancing the Penrose Room's timeless elegance is the glass-enclosed 24-seat semi-private dining room, which extends out from the main dining room affording guests a breathtaking view of the mountains and lake.



Located at the Southwest corner of the restaurant, the private Cornet Room featuring two tables of 20, or 40 total guests, is the perfect location for a private reception to experience a chef's tasting menu.



There is truly no dining experience more satisfying than one spent at a private Chef's Table at the award-winning Penrose Room. Every detail has been given the utmost attention at the Chef's Table, from the hand-blown Grecian plates custom designed for each course to the individually created menus. With cooking and wine demonstrations for up to 16, guests are treated to an up close look at the chef in action, while the wrap-around balcony offers an irresistible setting for pre-dinner receptions or for sipping port after.
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Private party contact
Gareth Tootell: (719) 634-7711 ext. 5417
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Circle
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Parking details
Complimentary valet. Hotel garage parking is also available.
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Entertainment
With live dinner music and dancing, Penrose Room offers a complete evening's entertainment.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 448 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was perfect!

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San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointing food. I had fois gras, which was old and didn't have a very good taste. Then for main dish, I had the venison, that was tough meat, and drenched in a glaze that was way too sweet. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

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B
New Mexico
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu prices are not for the faint of heart. The portions are relatively small but that’s no problem as many places supersize their meals. This is a special place and well worth a visit at least once. The abundant servers are quite young and lack the polish of more experienced servers in high end restaurants.

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RL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was as great as it gets. Duck was not good but appetizers and dessert were excellent. Wine was overpriced but great selection.

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D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

"Two couples were celebrating a birthday and anniversary. The service was slow and inattentive at first. We had to flag down a bus boy to ask to be waited on to get drinks. The sommelier came over to help. He was very knowledgeable and helpful and the wine list extensive. We ordered quite a range of appetizers and mains. Without exception, the food was shockingly mediocre. One of the asparagus appetizers was so tough that it couldn't be cut with the knife provided. The beef dish was cooked properly, but almost tasteless. The duck dish was not crispy and had no special flavor. It was like it was cooked in advance and served from a hot table. Two ordered chicken piccata. Neither tasted like piccata. They knew we were unhappy and didn't charge for one of the wines and brought extra deserts. One tasted like chicken. We were very disappointed and will not go back."

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply outstanding. Creative and inspiring food. Exceptional service. Worth every penny!

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m
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. We go to a lot of nice high end expensive restaurants. A lot of them feel the same and are of the caliber. Penrose is well above the norm. Absolutely amazing. We highly recommend this restaurant. It's one of those places that you should put on your bucket list.

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C
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, they go above and beyond to serve you. Knowledgeable staff that really assist you with questions about the dishes and drinks. The food is fantastic, perfect serving sizes, complex flavors artistically plated. Every bite is an adventure. The view is amazing during sunset and at night, great atmosphere and live music. Everything aboy the Penrose room lives up to expectations and beyond. Definitely worth experiencing at least once in your life. I know that I will be returning.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wondering dishes that test your pallet. Great wine pairings. Great service.

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s
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant with views of the mountains from the dining room and bar, old world ambiance with inventive modern cuisine beautifully prepared and presented, superb service and wine steward. Highly recommended if you are staying at the Broadmoor or in the area. Dancing to the piano duet was a plus and the night we were there many couples were dancing which adds to the fun.

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was impressive in all aspects: service, cuisine, atmosphere, attention to details and the views! They earned their Forbes 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond ratings. We chose this restaurant to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for our 15th anniversary. Wow. Everything is simply wow. You won't find a better staff. Food is unmatched. We will be back.

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LP
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding tasting menu with incredible wine pairings.
If it’s an anniversary, special date or birthday, this IS the spot.

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DH
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very special evening for us being our 45th Wedding Anniversary. We were treated like Royalty. The wait staff was extremely attentive and responsive to our every need. Fine linens and crystal greeted us as we were seated. We then embarked on an adventure in dining. The staff made sure we had the best of everything and spent a lot of time explaining dishes and wines. We opted for the three course dinner but there is also a 5 course tasting dinner chosen by the chef for your pleasure. Each course was preceded with a small starter to prepare you for the course and the starters were almost better than the courses them selves. The table was reset with silver and plates required for the next course. It was enjoyable watching the wait staff as they were constantly in motion in very choreographed duties as they performed their duties for each of the diners. It was an evening that we will never forget. Oh, by the way. The food was superb. I had the cucumber gazpacho, the roast duck and the PP&J desert (a chocolate wonder). We had very simple tastes in wine but the Sommelier was available to help you with your selections. Everyone there was gracious and helpful. This evening was worth every penny.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

For a $650 dinner, I wasn’t expecting the wine pairing to include a glass from a $20 bottle that I’ve previously bought at a gas station liquor store. I wish that was an exaggeration.

Most of the food was great, with the exception of the main course, a steak that neither my husband nor I ate more than a couple bites of.

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r
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Dinner was rushed. The food was very good with a chefs tasting. It presented several great dishes that were lost when the "slab of bacon on baked beans" was served. I expected a slow leisurely pace with a variety of fine small dishes. It was ok at best.

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VB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Needless to say, this was a superb meal in a singular atmosphere.
The chef and staff were in their elements this evening. The dinner had a light but complex flavor and texture. Each time our utensils left the plate was an adventure! The dining staff were well-informed and their hospitality was welcomed. I can think of nothing that could be realistically improved. Our special occasion was indeed special and we felt we had experienced a Colorado landmark.

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We dined here recently while staying at the Broadmoor, and were hoping for a romantic couples dinner. The ambience was nice - there was a live jazz band playing. The food, however, fell short of our expectations. One of us ordered the octopus and it was so overdone it was inedible and had to be returned. The other courses were okay but not up to the standard that the restaurant claims it has. The service was acceptable but not comparable to the nice restaurants we've frequented in NYC. Overall, the very expensive meal and experience was disappointing.

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Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Penrose room exceeded our expectations which were high, As normally the price was well above our restaurant budget range. However, the food was so beautiful and delicious, the service impeccable, our table had a wonderful view of the mountains and unexpectedly, the musicians were playing our favorite music, Brazilian jazz. I suspect, just like the service staff, they read our minds! It was a lovely memorable evening. Worth eating at home for the rest of the month.

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ME
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a very special occasion with my wife. It was the perfect environment and the food was excellent. Made the occasion memorable. Would highly recommend the Penrose Room for its charm and outstanding service.

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was by far the best food and dinning experience of my life! Everyone was so nice and attentive! They fully deserve the 5 star 5 diamond rating!

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A
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Broadmoor lives up to its name. Ambiance is unsurpassed. Service is extraordinary.

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R
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. We did the three course menu as we were not impressed with the evening's tasting menu. All of the food was delicious, but the squash appetizer and the main course duck breast are worth mentioning specifically! The sommelier recommended a wonderful wine that went perfectly with our food. If you are visiting from out of town, it's worth the stop. Decor is very antique, but it is still upscale. There was a nice piano and string duo playing and later a singer, so we were able to dance after dinner as well.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Foodies should avoid this restaurant. Poorly prepared - my bread roll was burnt, not an exaggeration - uninspiring, overpriced food of questionable quality. The wine list was nonexistent and the service was phoned in. When our pork main dish was brought out our server described a dish with ahi tuna. That sums up the evening.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The portion sizes of the protein items in the 7 course meals were very large. They'd have been good if we weren't getting 7 portions. Also, some of the accouterments didn't complement the dishes even though they may have looked nice on the plate. We didn't receive the attention to the wine service we'd hoped for and it turns out the sommelier either wasn't around or was unavailable during our dinner. Other than that lack of service, everyone else was very accommodating and friendly.

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TL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Penrose Room service was everything we expected from a restaurant of this reputation. What was unexpected was the innovative food and menu. We had not realized that the Penrose Room had embraced the newer styles of creative cuisine - we were ready for old and stodgy.

We will be back

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YC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! Yum! Elegant dining room, fabulous wine selection and delicious, creative food and soft live music. Great for a relaxing evening with friends when you have time to dine.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The wine was beyond overpriced. Service was good but we felt like they were hovering all the time. A 20% service charge was added. Whatever happened to the customer choosing how much to tip? It was a disappointing anniversary dinner.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Wonderful jazz, delicious food, great ambiance.

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Portland
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always dazzled by the food and service at The Penrose Room. This time, however, I was positively WOWED. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and absolutely everyone made us feel special. A nice card awaited us at our cozy booth, every server stopped to congratulate us, and then there was that sweet slice of Happy Anniversary cake. Lovely!
The cocktails were tasty and wonderfully balanced, and the dishes were perfectly conceived, portioned, and executed. Bright and layered flavors, rich and beautifully plated.
Thank you so much - and see you next year!

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m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A very mixed experience. Some of the food was really good, other courses were not. We were served a piece of pork roast that was downright tough and overcooked. The matched wines were nice, but not exceptional for an additional $60 per person. The wine server did not really elaborate on why those wines were chosen. Service just did not meet expectations for this caliber restaurant. Twice a server (the same server) asked my wife if he could bring her more wine as part of the matched wine tasting; twice he failed to deliver. Very disappointing for a meal that was over $300 per person.

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C
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful rooftop setting, excellent menu and wine pairing!

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BF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect as we expected and have been accustomed to for many years.

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JP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I visited the Penrose Room for dinner to celebrate a wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful evening of amazing food, fantastic service and an unrivaled elegance.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 30th anniversary. Great atmosphere, great food, great service!! It was N outstanding experience!!!!

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Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable. The food was excellent, the portions being typical for this type of restaurant. When the question of which glad of wine to have with the main course, they brought both bottles for a taste. Great place for those special occasions.

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RD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations and wait staff was phenomenal!

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RS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Penrose Room is a very special place, fairly expensive but worth the expense once in a while. They now have a three course and five course menu. Each permit a fairly wide range of selections. The service is absolutely first rate. Most people dress very nicely, men have jackets on and no jeans. They had a small combo and singer entertaining during the meal which is very nice. Sure to create a favorable impression on almost anyone.
A great place to introduce an older child, 12 and up, to a fine dining experience. Would not recommend for younger children.

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Denver
29 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for anniversary.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing, magical evening. If you have a chance to go you won't regret it! The food was outstanding.

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