Monarch Chophouse

4.8
485 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
A whole new twist on a classic steakhouse
Welcome to fine dining done the Monarch way.
Elegance. Sophistication. Luxury. Three words describe the food and the experience at Monarch Chophouse. Monarch Chophouse proudly serves 28 day aged, USDA prime cuts of beef chosen for their superior marbling and flavor, fresh seafood, and Colorado lamb in an elegant atmosphere with unsurpassed service and attention to detail. Experience the art of table-side preparations from traditional Caesar Salad and Steak Diane to our uniquely modern “321 Below” ice cream created using liquid nitrogen amid a dramatic cascade of fog. Complement your meal with wine from our selection of over 330 labels or an expertly mixed cocktail from our intriguing list of spirits. Allow us to arrange an exclusive private dining experience for your group of up to 50 guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 485 people are saying
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HELENR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Be careful ordering wine from the wine list. Make sure appellation and price match your expectations before they open the bottle.

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YvetteM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love! This place is beautiful, the food was outstanding. All the employees were so nice and professional. The chef send out multiple things to taste and they gave us champagne (on the house) because we were celebrating a birthday. Overall spectacular I can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond. Truly fantastic meal. Danny is the man! Cocktails on point and table side Steak Diane was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with a few extra special touches- everyone was sooo accommodating and we will definitely be back again. Everything was perfect! Chad, Chad and manager Dan were on top of their game all nite long. So nice to see people who take pride in great service!!

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MilesB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was pretty good except
for the shrimp cocktail.

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DebC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall dining experience was awesome. Food was amazing. Server was very experienced and attentive. Ambience was very nice and calming. They even gave us each a small bag with a slice of crumb cake to take with us when we left. I highly recommend this restaurant

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SueB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation, quality of beef and fish was exceptional. The braised short ribs were rich in flavor and substance and delicious.
Other table guests enjoyed Salmon and Sea Bass and felt the quality and flavor was exceptional and the best flavor ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible best chophouse I have been to so far

Everyone down to the bartender to the server was top notch professionals

Make sure you see Tyler the bartender super funny guy

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SKV123
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner on October 20, 2021. We ended up here because it was perhaps the only steakhouse in town where there wasn't a 21+ age requirement. We were here with our small children, ages 4 and 6. The bartender was so sweet and made them specialty drinks when we first arrived. The maitre d' was so friendly to our kids and everyone acknowledged her birthday. (We didn't go there for her birthday on purpose--it just ended up that way!) They gave her a special dessert. The food was excellent -- we had the filet mignon, asparagus, the NY Strip Steak, table-side gelato, and creme brulee. We would honestly return to Black Hawk to stay at the Monarch and eat at the Monarch Chophouse again. It was a beautiful experience!

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Care2dine
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with complimentary glass of champagne. The rack of lamb was fabulous!

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Mikele
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here once before and that is why we came back. The food was excellent and the staff was very pleasant and helpful.

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DanielH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent staff, from arrival, our waiter and the Caeser Salad made tableside. The food is excellent except for my chicken - it was so tough I could barely cut it with my knife. I would have said something but I was there for a birthday celebration and didn't want to cause any problem. I definitely will go back - just won't order the chicken.

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CathyF
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience expensive but worth it. Will come again.

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GoldenREV
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our 5th Anniversary. I have dined at every fine restaurant in the metro area and have never had food this delicious, hands down. Our server Chad was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the food selections. We are going back soon!

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AlexisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very good food, it was great to find a fine dining restaurant.

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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations and went to the desk to check in. We waited 20+ minutes and nobody seated us. The hostess and 2 guys who worked there just hung out at the bar and watched us as we waited to be helped. So we left and had a wonderful dinner at the buffet.

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MattP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and accommodating. They never stopped moving. Very attentive but not overly intrusive. Food was very well prepared. A couple of quirky options, like smoked whiskey and Caesar salad from scratch table side were really fun. Great experience.

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vipBernie
Denver
130 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We are always treated as very special guests. Food is always of the highets quality (the salmon is the best in Blackhawk)

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KellyB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would definitely return. Great food and service.

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SusanG
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere! This was my third time to eat here & I will definitely plan on it again.

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TaraG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Outstanding service. The quality of the food being offered is unmatched

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MarciaD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience. This is our 2nd time eating there and I highly recommend it! Delicious food from start to finish. The staff was wonderful and very attentive! Looking forward to returning as soon as we can. One of our favorite places to dine! Well done Monarch Chophouse!!

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BradN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Monarch Chophouse. The ambiance, food, and service were all exceptional. Our server, Chad, food runner Eric, and all other support staff were outstanding. The only thing that was missing was a manager checking in with us, where we would have communicated that we had pleasurable experience.

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VictorS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLANT!! GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE!

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LukeO
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ambiance is fantastic, especially in the side room. Very quiet and cozy with the fireplace. Our server was great. My steak was overdone and it was the thinnest filet mignon I’ve ever seen. It looked more like a hamburger patty.

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LindseyK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food, phenomenal staff. One of the best dining experience I’ve had.

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vipProfEng
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mother’s and my boyfriend’s birthdays, and received a personalized five-star service! The Steak Diane, risotto and asparagus were perfectly cooked and delicious! Thank you for an incredible dining experience and birthday celebration!

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AutumnV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience for our anniversary! They made us feel so special on a meal we splurged on, not able to do this very often. Thank you! It is something I will never forget!

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WILLIAMR
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best service in town. Looking forward for the next time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best caesar salad ever! Food is great never disappoints!

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SharonE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect. Will go back there again.

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JaneK
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dining experience at Monarch was well worth the trip. The service was to be complimented. The soup of the day was a Butternut Squash creation & was excellent! Steak was prepared to a perfect Medium & the Bison short ribs were a huge plate & could be shared. We were even given an after dinner treat!

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Teddie
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly and the presentation was amazing. We also received exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. No sommelier. Although the server was able to recommend a bottle after consulting with another employee.

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DonnaJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The consistency in the way the staff treated guests is the main reason for the low scores. My husband and myself will not be eating here again

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Emma
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for our 25th wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was beautiful and romantic as we sat next to the fireplace. Staff was wonderful, food was so delicious. Highly recommend the cheese tray appetizer, plenty for two. I had the pork chops, so tender and my husband had chicken. FYI the chicken was a little pink in the center but the waitress said it’s only because it’s smoked and that’s what happens. Unfortunately my husband couldn’t finish it, he is that way with chicken, it has to look fully cooked, don’t blame him though. Other than that we give it a 10/10. Oh, and the lobster Mac n Cheese, delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were very excited to eat at the chophouse again as we have dined here before for a birthday and it was absolutely incredible

As a culinary professional I appreciate the fine dining atmosphere and cuisine

However, this visit to the chophouse did not meet our expectations.

The cocktails, appetizer and chop salad were very good, but unfortunately our main dishes were just not up to standard

The short rib dish and salmon were cold. The marrow with the short rib should come out very hot, almost sizzling and I would have liked grilled toast with the marrow

The brusselsprouts were way over cooked and drowning in sauce which took away from the crispy texture of brusselsprouts

I am not trying to rip this place apart or anything, maybe the kitchen had an off night, as an experienced chef and culinarian, I only want to offer suggestions for next time

The manager was very nice and took care of our entrees and provided a dessert which was appreciated, but it seemed like our server was displeased with us voicing our concerns

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NikkiR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the absolute best places I have ever eaten! the food was phenomenal, the service was superb and the overall experience was perfect :)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable, food is always consistent and service is always great!! Compliments to the Chef and his staff and all the servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service was awesome! Overall great experience!

FAQs

Monarch Chophouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 996-2006.

Monarch Chophouse is rated 4.8 stars by 485 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.