Chimney Park

4.9
1436 reviews
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Contemporary American
Chimney Park Restaurant & Bar, established in 2007 by chef and owner Jason Shaeffer merges the refined elements of dining with a feeling of accessibility and simplicity. The restaurant has become a regional, state-wide and national dining destination in Northern Colorado. In recent years Chimney Park has won the DiRoNA Award of Excellence, OpenTable.com Best Restaurants in America, 2011 and 2015 and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014 through 2018. Housed in historic downtown Windsor, Chimney Park’s original building from 1895 has undergone a recent renovation in 2017, the restaurant’s 10th anniversary. Chef de Cuisine, John Gutierrez sources local, seasonal and organic products from Colorado and the surrounding region. Whether it’s a special occasion, evening with friends or nightly happy hour in the bar, Chimney Park offers an approachable, sophisticated atmosphere!
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Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience at Chimney Park. My companion & I both had the chef's tasting menu, with wine pairings. We loved the chefs creativity & thoughtfulness. Tell them what you like and/or don't like & they will design a meal just for you. We always enjoy our meals here & will no doubt return soon!

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DB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Up to the best standards I've ever had

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AL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Chimney Park. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the food, cocktails, service and ambiance were outstanding. Special thanks to our server Emily who was professional and knowledgeable and really made the night.

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NM
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The selection of entrees was not what we expected. Farm raised bass did not seem like a good selection for a fish entrée. My husband had the NY strip steak and he enjoyed his meal, along with potatoes and onions and green beans. I had the butternut squash soup which was good. I was surprised that the caesar salad was not satisfactory. I did not care for the dressing.

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s
Denver
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was not our first time to Chimney Park - and it continues to impress. The food was phenomenal, as always! My husband had the Pheasant and I had the fish of the day, a striped bass. Both dishes were out of this world! Wine list was perfect and Service (by Abby) was great. The only reason I did not give 5 stars on ambience was that we were seated in an alcove area instead of the main dining room. We’d made reservations, but were told that the main dining room was “full”. The alcove - while intimate - was a bit chilly and we were the only ones in there for some time before we were joined by 2 other couples late in our meal. However - this will NOT stop us from coming again! We will just make sure we request the main dining room.

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AH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Everyone was friendly. Our serving was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.

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A
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommended! The chef's tasting menu was fantastic and the wine pairings were perfection.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience, based on previous reviews we had high expectations, the hostess told us the wrong price for the tasting menu, my husband was asked to remove his hat so apparently there is a dress code, the octopus was fabulous, the lobster bisque had an overpowering burnt taste, the salad was good, the entrees were way under seasoned, the steak was burnt on the outside, the scallops were cooked perfectly, the bread was good, the waiter was nice and helpful, but overall an underwhelming experience

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Though not mind-blowing, it was very good, and thought-provoking!

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GR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Chimney Park two or three times a year for special occasions. This time, Valentine’s Day did not disappoint. As always the food was phenomenal! The service is next to none and the wine pairings are inspired and very satisfying. We love Chimney and it’s near overly attentive staff and will continue to return as often as we’re able in the future. Thank you Chimney Park staff and management for yet another memorable dining experience.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricy but worth it once in a while.

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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service, would recommend too anyone!!!!!!

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SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My crab cake appetizer was wonderful, the ribeye was good but not fantastic. Others in our party were very happy with everything.

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MW
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy this uniquely upscale restaurant in Windsor with an incredible menu and the refined, quietly attentive service one enjoys.

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TE
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we have become accustomed Chimney Park is a "go to" up scale restaurant in Northern Colorado. When we desire an excellent dining experience---we head to Chimney Park.

The chef's work their magic and never fail to come up with a gourmet meal----but at a price that is creeping up and up.

My wife's meal of roasted vegetables in a balsamic reduction was very, very pleasing to her.

My ribeye was just a tiny but overcooked for my liking---by the time I finished the steak --the last several pieces were overcooked for medium rare.

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DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I made our reservations on here at least 2 weeks in advanced for our anniversary dinner . We get to the restaurant , gave them my name and time of the reservation . . . " I don't find your name in here , I don't see any reservation for you . " REALLY !!!! She kept looking . . . NOPE nothing !!!!! I had even received an email for me to confirm that we would be there for our reservation at 6:30 Feb. 9 . I CONFIRMED IT !! Nope nothing , no record ZIP !!! Then . . . well , I guess I will have to just give you someone else's table. So , we were seated, had a wonderful meal . Our waiter was great . Very disappointed in the NO Reservation on the books and just glad we were able to be seated and that they weren't jam packed and not able to seat us . The menu online also needs to be kept up to date , as there were things on there that are not available . EDIT : Since writing this review I have been contacted by Jason Shaeffer . I was told there was a 'glitch' in the computer system and this is why our reservation wasn't showing up . He had contacted Open Table about this and apologized to me . I told him we LOVE the restaurant and that the food is phenomenal and we will be in again soon !!

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RD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pains me to say this but Chimney Park may be slipping a bit. We've been going to Chimney Park since it first opened and have always enjoyed wonderful meals. Prices are on the high side but generally worth it for the quality of the food. Went there this past Saturday night and left disappointed. These may sound like nitpicks but for a $250 meal for two, everything should be pretty close to perfect. Had the bison tartare for an appetizer and it was delicious but the egg on top was overdone and the yolk barely ran out, which takes away a lot from the overall flavor. Also had the foie gras which was good but not the normal exquisite. My wife and I both had a tomato bisque which was excellent. I had the rack of lamb for entree which again was good, but didn't blow my mind. My wife had the prosciutto wrapped pheasant breast which was the real disappointment of the night. Expecting a juicy pan seared breast of pheasant what we got was more like a pheasant sausage that tasted like luncheon meat. Very disappointing. Maybe we just hit an off night but I would urge the folks at CP to not rest on their laurels and recommit themselves to making sure every dish that comes out of their kitchen is worthy of the price and reputation of what is normally the best restaurant in Northern Colorado.

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s
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The only problem that i would change is the unisex bathrooms. they should have a separate bathroom for women and men.

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!! The food and service was amazing! We will be back for sure!

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JB
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently spent a Saturday evening celebrating my husband’s birthday at Chimney Park. What a wonderful experience!

We had a 7 o’clock reservation, and were seated immediately. (There are a few high top tables for two in the bar area for more casual dining.) We were seated in the main dining room at a table for four. There is only one table for two, tucked away in the corner. (So, if you are looking for a private dinner you may want to request that corner table.)

We did not order an appetizer, but someone from the kitchen brought out a small one that was smoked bass on a wafer prior to our salad course. It was yummy. We decided to split a salad, and it was plenty for us. But, if you are looking for a larger dinner salad, you may want to order your own. My husband ordered the fillet of ribeye and I ordered the scallops. So, each of us had “surf and turf” after sharing. Both entrées were outstanding. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the scallops melted in your mouth. We shared the Black forest flourless chocolate cake for dessert. It was beautifully plated with happy birthday written in chocolate along with whip cream, cherry ice cream and cherries. A delicious ending to an awesome dinner. Highly recommend for your special occasion.

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GS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. They were very knowledgeable and careful with my gluten allergy.

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LD
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Colorado period. Just amazing!!

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F
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!!

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GB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely try the tasting menu, with wine pairings. My 11 year old daughter also lives the food. Not cheap but well worth the expense for a treat.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for my Wife's Birthday, great setting, outstanding service and the food was excellent. Remined my wife and I of the old French Restaurant that used to be in Berthoud. Great place in a quiet easy to get to setting! Thanks, we will be back!

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TJ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the chef’s dinner with wine pairing. Highly recommend trying it!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

One of my friends was a bit insulted when he was told to remove his hat. We did not have our coats off yet. Many time diners at this restaurant and mature individuals so he took offense.

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Denver
126 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, spot on with food and service. This is a great restaurant to take a date or to just go out with friends, especially if you like farm to table food. We will return.

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and the tasting menu was fantastic and more than filling!

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MW
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Especially enjoy Chimney Park on Sunday evenings. It’s often quieter, the menu remains spectacular, the team is on their service game, and the bottle discount on wine makes the experience even better. Very nice evening.

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MH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I along with another couple had an exceptional evening. Fantastic food, service and wine as usual. We always enjoy going and it's our favorite Colorado restaurant by far and in our top 5 world wide.

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k
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the wife for our anniversary, and we cannot even try to explain how pleased we were with our experience. We did the Chef's Tasting Menu and it was fantastic, every single course was wonderful. We cannot recommend it enough.

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FC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant! Always very good and great service. Wonderful martinis and wine!
Don't miss it!

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BD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Colorado restaurant-period!! Outstanding cuisine and excellent service. Great place for a date or special occasion.

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H
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary new years eve dining!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve, special menu and incredible experience

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CM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Best restaurant in Northern Colorado!

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MO
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Chimney Park never fails to impress. For my special birthday celebration, three of us each ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings, with the foie gras supplement. Each of the five courses were superb, and John Gutierrez and his staff do not seem to miss a trick, even when chef/owner Jason Shaeffer is not in the house or running the kitchen. Of special note, two of us were served a main dish of the wagyu beef, but each was prepared differently with different sauces, emulsions, and accompaniments. The other main dish was the lamb chops. Emily provided us with outstanding service throughout, although she was ably assisted at various times by all of the other extremely friendly servers and staff. We never had to wait for a new course, but we always felt we had ample time for good conversation between courses, and were never rushed. Although we missed Kristopher's special cocktail inventions since we were doing the wine pairings with each course, his wine recommendations with each of our courses highlighted the food. I'm becoming addicted to the Duckhorn Merlot which I was served with my beef main dish. We seem to always see friends when we dine at CP, and Saturday was no exception. Kudos to everyone at Chimney Park for a memorable evening.

Although we enjoyed a special night on Saturday, we truly enjoy CP anytime as a friendly place to just sit at the bar and grab a bite. It is always fun to sit back and watch Kristopher and the others whip up inspired cocktails, learn about new wines, and to learn about upcoming happenings at Chimney Park.

Happy New Year to everyone at CP. Can't wait to see what you bring out for us to enjoy in 2019!

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MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Chimney Park for our special occasions. It's always been amazing. The bison special was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Service was wonderful and overall, just a delightful evening.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Waiter Dan was very accommodating by answering various questions and suggesting wine pairings. Thank you to Chef John for allowing a member of our party to visit the kitchen! We enjoyed our delectable meal!

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