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About Chimney Park

Chimney Park is now open from our recent renovation!

Chimney Park Restaurant and Bar has a warm and inviting atmosphere combined with a straight forward approach to cuisine. The menu reflects seasonality and items produced within the region. Exceptional service and an award winning wine program will assure you an outstanding dining experience. Menus include an a la carte and 5 course chef's tasting. Chef and owner, Jason Shaeffer, embraces a refined but casual style in cuisine and dining. Shaeffer trained under renowned chefs Thomas Keller (Per Se) and Terrance Brennan (Artisanal) in New York City. He most recently opened 1500 Ocean at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego gaining local and national accolades. Chef Shaeffer's vision is to create a destination dining spot in Northern Colorado. Chimney Park Restaurant and Bar is conveniently located between Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley; Chimney Park is a short drive from I-25 to historic downtown Windsor.

406 Main Street
Windsor, CO 80550
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Monday - Saturday 4pm - 9pm
Dinner Sunday 4pm - 8pm
Happy Hour Everyday 4pm - 6pm

Cross Street:
4th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 686-1477

Website:
http://www.chimneypark.com/

Entertainment:
Patio viewing Windsor Lake and Boardwalk Park open seasonally. Summer Concert Series features free live music at Boardwalk Park every Thursday evening in the summer months, concerts can easily be seen and heard from Chimney Park patio. Check Town of Windsor's website for a full list of events and activities.
www.windsorgov.com

Parking Details:
Public diagonal street parking in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jason Shaeffer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Chimney Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Worth the Drive (47)
Good for a Date (45)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Local Ingredients (41)
Notable Wine List (39)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Tasting Menu (31)
Romantic (31)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Authentic (22)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (12)
Business Meals (12)
Healthy (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Casual (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Waterfront (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Best place for an upscale night out in Northern Colorado. Service is top notch and food is outstanding. The remodeled dining area is not quite as quaint, however it’s still very enjoyable. We love this place! Highly recommend it.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Chimney Park is always a treat and the best restaurant we have found since moving here from the east coast. I love the scallops and my husband usually goes with a local bison or fish dish. This trip the tuna tartar appetizer was excellent and our server was wonderful.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic meal. Best in Fort Collins area.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great dinner and experience. Our first time to visit and we’ll be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

We came to Chimney Park for the first time for our anniversary dinner. The food was wonderful, the service was great and our evening was perfect. We will be back again, soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Chimney Park is a true gem for northern Colorado. While slightly more costly than the standard 'fancy' restaurants, the combination of wonderfully prepared entrees featuring both seasoning and sauces that reflect chef skill and the pleasant, relaxing environment make this truly a 'bargain' in nice dining. I truly have zero complaints and I tend to be critical about dining out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

As we have previously experienced, the food is delicious with every coarse but on this occasion we were fortunate to have had Dan that ensured our evening was exquisitely satisfying on every level. He was so professional & had his timing down to a nano-second with a playful glee in his presentation. The food & wine selection is always spectacular and we will be coordinating our dining with Dan schedule in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and service was excellent. This is a wonderful place for a special occasion. I had the lamb shank and my wife had the fish special. Both were very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

My first time to eat there and was very impressed with the menu and preparation.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My friend and former colleague was visiting from the East Coast. He's a foodie and wine buff, and we've been to many fine restaurants together throughout the US when we were in business together. There are not many places in Northern Colorado that could stand up to the finest in Manhattan , San Francisco, or Los Angeles, and nothing that I could honestly call haute cuisine, that is, with the notable exception of Chimney Park, located in the most unexpected place, Windsor, Colorado. The surroundings are fine and the service and food are excellent. The service is attentive and helpful, without being overbearing, and the food is meticulously prepared with beautiful presentation. My friend had the sea bass and I had the ribeye. My wife and I have been several times and I have referred it to others. All reports have been favorable. It is a bit pricey by NoCo standards, but especially for a special occasion, it is well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We’ve eaten at Chimney Park several times and have always had a delicious meal and terrific service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We haven't been to Chimney Park since before the renovations, and I'm glad we decided to give it another chance. Took my mother there for her last night with us and she was over joyed by the experience! Loved the uniqueness of the cuisine and the bass I had had to be the best I've ever tried! Great experience overall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We love Chimney Park for special occasions. The best restaurant in Northern Colorado, I think. Dan hasa been our waiter for our last two visits, and we appreciate him. We'll see him again at the end of December.

I only gave the "Ambience" category a "Very Good" because I prefer the room with the long brick wall. This time we were seated in the small front room, and it is lovely, but I do love the old brick.

Thanks to all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always, we enjoyed the most amazing meal. The service was fantastic and the food combinations were like a piece of beautiful music. Thank you for making this year’s birthday dinner amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Recent renovation has resulted in fresh environment more suitable to the outstanding food. We all enjoyed crabcakes, porkbelly and fish, with chocolate desserts. Nice wine list. Ambiance and noise level very conducive to good conversation to complement the cuisine. We will happily return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing! It is expensive, but you are paying for the exquisite food. I’d like to try to chef’s tasting menu with a wine pairing, but will have to save up for that. We will be back the next time we are celebrating a very special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Jason and his staff create a unique dining experience like nothing available north of Denver, and I would put Chimney Park against anything I have experienced in Denver. The chef’s pairing is absolutely the way to go if it’s your first time there, and the wine list is tremendous. We are very fortunate to have CP in little Windsor!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I have been to Chimney Park dozens of times. The staff are very friendly, gracious, and welcoming. The food is incomparable to any other restaurant that I have visited in Colorado as well as most other states. I almost always have the Chef Tasting Menu because I never know what I will be getting, so each course is an adventure. The wine list is extensive and priced comparable to other restaurants of this caliber.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vegan
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Do the chefs tasting with wine pairing! Awesome date night!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Chimney Park was the hands down favorite of our group of 4 to celebrate two November birthdays. We had recently purchased 2 tasting menus generously donated by Chimney Park at the Brews and Bites for Windsor charity event benefitting the Windsor Community Foundation, so my wife and I selected the tasting menus. Our friends selected the bison and the halibut--both outstanding selections in their own right. However, my wife and I were blown away by the five courses prepared by chef John Gutierrez and his staff (since the owner/chef Jason was not in the kitchen, but instead was attending a different charity ball the night we came to Chimney Park.) The kitchen did not miss a trick due to chef Jason's absence, so everyone can rest assured there most likely will not be an off night, even if one of the chefs goes AWOL. Our dinner started when all four of us received a raw scallop under glass, paired with finely diced strawberries. When the glass was lifted, smoke came out. The sight of this course was pleasing enough, but then we tasted it, and it was outstanding. My wife, who generally does not like sushi, raved about how good hers was. We then moved on to a course of Hamachi crudo for my wife, and the seared foie gras paired with extremely moist and flavorful banana bread and jelly for me. One of the best things I've ever had in my mouth! Our 3rd course consisted of a delightful salad for my wife, and a pumpkin squash bisque with pine nuts for me. The night was continuing to build! Our main courses arrived, and a phenomenal plate of wagyu beef was placed in front of me, and an equally phenomenal plate of lamb rib eye medallions paired with foie gras was placed in front of my wife. We both commented after a few bites that we could die now, and be happy. Our dessert selections gently brought us back to reality, and we left Chimney Park 3 1/2 hours after arrival, fully satisfied, and congratulating Chef John and his staff on making birthdays memorable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, and all of the food was fantastic. Our server was extremely attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was very conducive to conversation and fun. The prices seemed high, but I guess that's what one pays for an evening out in a fine restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We chose Chimney Park for our 15-year wedding anniversary dinner. They never disappoint. The tasting menu was fantastic (and they're willing to accommodate specific food preferences), the cocktails were delicious, and the service was attentive. Great restaurant for a special occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love the new decor. Food and service always excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was my 5th time, and as always, chimney park was flawless. Wonderful food, great service, A+++++

Try the scallops, and the pear cheesecake. Both were perfection!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We took advantage of the Chef's Tasting, a 5 Course Tasting menu. And 2 of us enjoyed the Wine Pairing that was offered for each course. It was fun to be surprised at each course offerings as each one of us had a different meal. It worked out really wonderful as this group of friends shared our food, so that we could each taste everything . The 4 of us all had different meals, except the first course was the same for all. Emily did an amazing job of describing each plate and made the evening perfect. The whole staff worked as a time. The Chef was fantastic. to have the variety that we enjoyed, the presentation and taste was lovely. Thanks Chef!
We made reservations to celebrate working hard this year and taking care of our real estate clients. No need to get there as early as we did, but the place was almost full by the time we left, so it is a good idea to make reservations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We always love coming to Chimney Park Bistro but don't get here often enough. The food is always delicious, wait staff knowledgable, wine list excellent, etc

This time we were slightly disappointed in the Caesar salad . . . lettuce seemed a bit limp. But as usual, the Hazelden Mushroom truffle soup was exquisite! The steamed halibut was so tender, the steak was cooked to perfection, bison tartare yummy, and the waiter even brought me the dessert that was only supposed to go with the tasting menu.

All in all, another exceptional experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was amazing and continues to display chef Shaeffer’s talent of balancing creative, with approachable and incredible tasting food. Mushroom Soup, Lamb Saddle and Buffalo NY Strip were all perfectly prepared with perfectly matched sides. Carrot cake was also delicious.

Hands down, the best dining experience in Northern CO and one of our top 10 picks within the Fort Collins, Denver, Boulder triangle.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic food, service and ambiance.
Best restaurant in northern Colorado!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Waiters quite loud! Food was very good, renovations nice, acoustics could be improved, creative dishes, consistent quality, recommend for fine dining

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. Jason and his staff did an amazing job as usual in putting out fantastic food and making us feel special! We are so lucky to have a restaurant the caliber of Chimney Park here in Northern Colorado!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Chimney Park is our favorite restaurant in the area. We moved here from the east a year ago and have tried many in search of fine dining experiences. The menu is exciting, the food perfectly prepared and presented and the service usually friendly and attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our direst return since renovation. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience as always. Looking forward to our next visit when the occasion arises.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I truly believe this is one of the best restaurants in all of Colorado. My girlfriend and I were blown away with both the quality of food and the genuine hospitality and service. The remodel had really improved the overall experience. Chimney Park gives us in northern Colorado a reason to treat ourselves more often.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in NOCO.--food is always delicious and the menu unique. Four out of six of us had the halibut and it was the best I've ever tasted. Service is always top notch and they are experts at accommodating large groups. You should check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love the “New” Chimney Park. The food was delicious as usual, but the improvements make the atmosphere equally nice. We found the acoustics terrible in the past. The remodeling has rounded out the experience to wonderful all over!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great wait staff, food delicious & fun. Dessert was fabulous, a great birthday outing for out family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I found Chimney Park on OpenTable and decided to try it as a special treat for my boyfriends birthday dinner. Our experience was fantastic. The ambiance is warm and inviting. The sound level is perfect for conversation and a romantic dinner. And we loved the dishes we ordered. My scallops were beautifully prepared and my boyfriends lamb was melt in your mouth perfect. The heirloom carrot cake is one of the the best I've had. Seasonal so if it's on the menu, I highly recommend. Thank you for a great night out, Chimney Park! We'll be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Chimney Park surprised and impressed us! The food was remarkably great, and the service was friendly and attentive. The location seemed unlikely, and this was the surprising part since it is in a very quiet small agricultural town location. And it is SO WORTH THE DRIVE! Already looking forward to our next visit.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food, the service, the wine: impeccable, as always. First time we've been there since the remodel and it is very nice. The noise problem has been solved, in case there are folks out there who didn't want to return till it was fixed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

What a gem in Windsor, Colorado! Wonderful food and service.

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