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Sunset Lounge, Fort Collins, CO

Sunset Lounge

4.4
4.4
63 Reviews
$30 and under
American
**We only accept reservations for our Sunday Tea Service, all other days and times are walk-in only**

Sunset Lounge features all-weather and open-air lounge areas atop The Elizabeth Hotel. Sunset Lounge is open to the public and is able to accommodate groups and events.

Sunset Lounge features an exquisite outdoor space with unrivaled sunset views and front range mountain views. Our beverage program pours a list of craft cocktails, plus wines by the glass and by the bottle.

Imbibe in style and relax in a sophisticated atmosphere. Our rooftop deck is truly the perfect place to unwind while savoring the finest of drinks and views in the Old Town neighborhood.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (970) 999-3494
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    L'amour Crain: (970) 999-3454
  • Neighborhood
    Fort Collins
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • High Tea

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for high tea in a sophisticated atmosphere at the Sunset Lounge rooftop bar overlooking Downtown Fort Collins. Our menu is specially curated by our culinary team each week. Please list any dietary restrictions or allergies in your reservation. Reservation only.

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

63 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and views, it's all about the ambience. The tea selection was a little weak and didn't offer milk/sugar options. Food was excellent but heavy on the sweet side for my tastes, would like more savory and did not offer to box up remaining treats.

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  2. JudithD

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The piano was way too loud for me and my party. We could not hear each other speak

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  3. EmmaF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea and various fancy little finger sandwiches and scones and such were delightful

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and great food. Love the view from the room.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea was wonderful! The tea and food were great. The ambiance was perfect! We will be back :)

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  6. BrookeL

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It took way to long to get our tea food. We sat 55 minutes with two grand daughters. They had indicated 20 minutes. All reservations were fixed so the food should have been prepared a head of this. Tea was good but not hot enough. Most tea places, Brown Palace, which was equivalent in price, offers you more food for the fixed price of $55 pp. Our servers were kind and friendly. Piano player was too loud. He was asked to play softer and I don't think he did. Probably won't go back. G'ma with resources to pay.

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  7. MaryG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, food and tea wonderful. It was sunny and hot where we were sitting. Shades down a bit would have helped. One waitress in jeans, but otherwise wonderful.

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  8. BridgetY

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had a lovely experience at our tea on Sunday. We have gone to the Brown Palace in Denver in previous years, but couldn’t get in this year. This was a nice alternative, but we were disappointed that it wasn’t more holiday oriented and festive. The food and ambience were lovely, and the piano music was pretty as well, though a little loud at times. Our server was delightful and the tea was delicious.  I will definitely be returning to the Sunset lounge for another Sunday afternoon tea. 

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  9. KNL20

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a lovely afternoon date idea. The tea was excellent!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, but it was the service that really made the high tea experience exceptional! All the staff was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable! The piano player was very talented and added a wonderful background to the great food and drinks! Also, the view is pretty special! I highly recommend the Sunset Lounge!

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  11. MarianK

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience was a very nice one. However, the price per person is certainly NOT worth what you get out of high tea service, selection and food.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely location with views of Fort Collins and the mountains. The live jazz piano was the perfect touch. Dietary requests were easily taken care of. I would definitely book again.

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  13. Anonymous

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    High tea was fine to experience 1 time but is overpriced but atmosphere is nice although we left hungry. We won’t be back.

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  14. KrisM

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The venue has lovely views of the city sky. The chairs/couches were cozy and a nice change from a traditional dining establishment. The small coffee table we had was very tight for 3 persons to have their tea and plate of snacks. The tea selections were nice and I appreciated that they refilled our cups frequently. The food itself was good but did not feel substantial enough to justify the $55 per person + tax + gratuity price. I have been to many teas within the state of Colorado and the price for this one is on the high end. For service in the same price-range, generally the food offerings include sandwiches--egg salad, chicken salad, cucumber, etc-- possibly a salad, a quiche, a sausage roll, and so on. For the offerings given here, I felt it was equivalent to places I have gone in the $35 per person range. I just expected more for the price. This was a one-and-done experience for me at this location. I left still wanting more to eat and feeling disappointed that I spent over $200 for 3 of us to have afternoon tea and we were still a little hungry.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue is amazing! So lovely, very attentive waiters, professional pianist played while we dined. I was not impressed by the food though, and the waiters carried out tea as opposed to leaving a teapot on the table. Sometimes the tea they served was lukewarm and other times piping hot so that was a disappointment. Nevertheless we had a nice time and again, the location could not be beat

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  16. Dons

    Denver

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent but there just wasn't enough of it. We weren't expecting to fill up but we also weren't expecting to have to stop and get lunch somewhere else after. For $55 a person, we felt that we should get a little more food. Ambience was great and the staff were fab.

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  17. LeonoraO

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The only thing that wasn’t perfect was the noise le el. The piano was so loud we couldn’t hear each other.

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  18. CatherineC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went this weekend with my mother and daughter. It was a pleasant atmosphere and staff were nice, but the amount of food was laughable. Just a few tiny items. I know that high tea is not a large meal, but it was not enough food. We've had high tea in other locations (London, DC and Chicago) and portions were never so meager elsewhere. For the price--three of us with tip was well over $200--it was not a value for the money. We immediately went elsewhere for a meal. I do not typically post negative reviews, but I tried to reach out privately and received no response.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The high tea was just a wonderful experience! Piano playing, great service, and a beautiful view. Recommend!

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  20. TeriM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The High Tea was nice. The tea could have been a little hotter and some of the bread was kind of on the stale side so that should be remedied, but otherwise having tea pots on the table instead of having to wait for a refill would be preferred. The pastries were nice, the lounge itself was cozy and the music was nice. Wait staff was good but a little slow as we had to wait for refills multiple times. Overall a good experience for my mother's birthday celebration.

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  21. PennyK

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was wonderful. It would have been nice to have some Christmas decorations and some Christmas music from the piano.

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  22. Foodlover

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was great but for most of the teas I have attended you could have seconds for one of the savories (sandwiches) or scones. It was also not very inviting for a holiday tea. A little holiday decoration and some holiday music on the piano would have been nice. The service and the food itself were very good.

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  23. STEPHENH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely environment and a unique experience that everyone needs to try! Planning on taking more friends and family there!

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  24. Savebygrace

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 star for ambient and very friendly service. The food was very simple. Being in a hotel, I expected a better quality chef level food. Shrimp cocktail had one shrimp! Scone was very plain and dry. Dessert was nothing impressive. Tea was good though. I have been to many afternoon tea like this and they charges about the same price, but I got better/more food from other places.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such a relaxing pleasant experience. The view, the sophisticated look and the pianist added tremendous ambiance. My only request would be to leave the teapots on the table. Overall a wonderful family memory was made. Thank you?

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  26. KRey

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing!! Amazing food and cocktails. Wife was very happy.

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  27. GloriaK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience and food were great, but very expensive.

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  28. mpercy

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the tea. The setting is lovely but the tea is way overpriced. Would not do again.
    Sunset LoungeResponded on July 6, 2022
    Thank you, mpercy, for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us! If there is anything else we can do to assist you, please feel free to reach out to us directly at 970-999-3491.

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  29. Jbean

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend & I attended the Afternoon Tea and enjoyed the tea, scones, little sandwiches & mini treats. The view from the restaurant on the top floor of the hotel was impressive and our servers were very attentive as well. Spencer, a local pianist provided lovely live music. We will return.
    Sunset LoungeResponded on May 26, 2022
    Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Sunset Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for afternoon tea. The space was beautiful, the food was tasty and thoughtfully curated, and the staff was attentive and kind. Terrific experience, well worth it.
    Sunset LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed afternoon tea with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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  31. TrinH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I bought the High Tea experience for my sister's birthday. We had a wonderful time and the food was great. If you drink a lot of tea I would have to say pace yourself. The teapot is not left at your table but served one cup at a time. We weren't expecting that, but it did allow us to try all the different tea. I recommend the experience, you have to do it at least once.

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  32. JohnS

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I spent a couple of pleasant hours this afternoon at the Sunset Lounge atop the Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Fort Collins for "High Tea" (more accurately an Afternoon Tea). To my knowledge this is the only traditional style Tea service in Fort Collins, and I would definitely recommend it. The views from the top of the hotel were excellent and there was a delightful piano player who entertained throughout the afternoon. While some of the offerings were a bit unconventional for this type of tea, everything was very good. The scone course had two types of scones, an Earl Gray scone and a cranberry scone served with lemon-thyme butter and an excellent peach-rhubarb jam made by the hotel chefs. I didn't even miss the clotted cream 🙂. The savory course was the most different. It consisted of a traditional egg salad sandwich served on a rather thick house made marble rye bread, a caprese salad with balsamic reduction "bite", a zucchini round with cream cheese with herbs, and a roasted vegetable bite. While all these items could have been seasoned better, they were very good. The sweet course had a strawberry cream macaron, a yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting and a delightful panna cotta bite which was excellent and so different for an afternoon tea. The servers were friendly and efficient and kept my teacup filled throughout the afternoon.

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  33. Ogun

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High tea for Easter was exceptional. Very attentive staff and not crowded.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to high tea for a birthday, the staff was amazing, the tea was so good, and the food stole the show. For $45 for tear time and what they provide it is both a great value and a spectacular experience. Also the daytime views from the sunset lounge on a clear day are incredible. Thank you all for the wonderful experience
    Sunset LoungeResponded on April 12, 2022
    Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your high tea experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Sunset Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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  35. Jake

    Denver

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice. Service was excellent, the lounge ambience is so good, with the mountains in the background. Piano was such a welcome touch. Tea was excellent, good choices. Food was good. A few more savory a few less sweet would be an improvement. Really good way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.

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  36. LillyAsh

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A must have experience if you enjoy tea and small delicacies, although I felt the selection of finger foods could have been overall larger everything was delicious and fun. I look forward to my next visit. The piano was a splendid addition.
    Sunset LoungeResponded on February 23, 2022
    Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. We will pass along your feedback to our management team!

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  37. BrianC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The signage could be better for the people going for the first time and the doors aren't open yet. Not sure if we were at the right place. The 2 entrance doors maybe should have a sign.
    Sunset LoungeResponded on February 11, 2022
    Thank you Brian for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us! I will pass along your positive remarks and feedback to our management team. Thank you for choosing Sunset Lounge. We look foward to welcoming you back soon!

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  38. DSI50

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Food was very good! Not enough savory items for the $ though. Sweets were fine. Did a great job with a Gluten and Dairy free tray for me.
    Sunset LoungeResponded on February 2, 2022
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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  39. Julie

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High Tea at the Sunset Lounge was the perfect place to get together with girlfriends. They accommodated my gluten and dairy allergies and the substitutes were delicious! The service was friendly and very attentive. We had a group of 10 and they were quick to refill our tea and answer any questions we had. We will be back again!
    Sunset LoungeResponded on February 2, 2022
    Thank you Julie for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Sunset Lounge!

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  40. TheDoc

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a blast! I was able to bring my mom, who is in a wheelchair, and my daughter joined us. The food was ok. It was very high end, gourmet, hoity-toity. The chocolate ganache was amazing tho (should have just given me a bowl of that!!!) I did not think it was worth 45 dollars a plate however. The service made the whole experience worthwhile. I love Curtis and Mehow. They were super attentive and cute ta-boot!! But, my ultimate kudos go to Alec the manager. I tried to make reservations the week before and kept getting turned away because "there was no seating available." I knew this wasn't true because Brittany the bartender had told me they were having problems with reservations. Many people signed up and few showed. I went to Alec and HE made the reservation for me. Truly, there were less than 20 people there that day in a venue that seats 45. If it weren't for Alec, we would not have been able to attend. I also loved the live piano. It added a lot to the ambience.

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FAQs

Sunset Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sunset Lounge

111 Chestnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Fort Collins
  • Hours of operation
    Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 999-3494
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    L'amour Crain: (970) 999-3454
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