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About Twin Owls Steakhouse
The Twin Owls Steakhouse is a beautiful log cabin built in the 20's. It has a warm candlelit ambiance and 3 moss rock fireplaces. We feature on our menu various steaks, seafood, game, poultry and more.
Estes Park, CO 80517
Continental, Steakhouse, American
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week, with the exception of our Private Events.
Private Events on May 20th and 28th
Rt 34 Bypass
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
The Steakhouse has a variety of private dining rooms all with log walls and massive stone fireplaces. We can accommodate private parties from 10 to 200.
Private Party Contact:
Sandra: (970) 215-4544
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private Event on the following dates in May:
Saturday May 13, 2017
Saturday May 20th, 2017
Sunday May 28th, 2017
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Twin Owls Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
Our experience was great as far as the ambiance and the service. The only complaint I had was that our food wasn’t quite cooked the way we wanted. My pork chop was pink in the middle Andy husbands elk was more rare than we would have liked. Other than that, everything was great! We will give this place another chance if we come back that way.
We were disappointed. First of all, our waitperson never told us that there were specials. Second, I've never seen a rib-eye steak that was less than 1/2 inch in thickness. My filet (house special - McGregor) was cooked perfectly in the center but was well done around the periphery (dry). The toppings, although, sounded delicious, were so so. On the other hand, ceasar salad and desert were excellent. Overall, too expensive to be that mediocre.
The 2 and one half hour ordeal started at the front end when we had to wait for a reserved table(in a half empty resturant) for 10 minutes. 10 minutes for service, 15 minutes for drinks . Ok fine front end issue. The appetizers shows up later and were fine,more than fine they were excellent. The prime rib showed up and was chewy,(noticed some one else send it back.) OK steak as a substitute, that was ordered with NO blue cheese. Shows up with blue cheese you send that back comes out naked another 15 minute right cuts into the steak rare not medium we send that back. Meanwhile I get the trout I put a pat of butter on the rice and it didn't melt the entire dish is barely warm. Doesn't matter I send that back it comes out and the fish was fishy it was either off or freezer burned. No manager shows up no one tries to make it right. They do give me a discount on the bill and they're backed up out front because we've had the table for what would have been a one-hour meal for two and a half hours. They're only open 3 days a week, I would suggest they just don't open at all.
It was our 55th wedding anniversary which we celebrated with our daughter and son-in-law. It could not have been better. We each had something different: lamb chops for one, cowboy steak for another, steak and lobster for the third person, and for me, elk medallions. All were superb. Our server was excellent, and he suggested a wonderful wine which we all enjoyed.
There was even an excellent guitarist who played music that was perfect for the setting. We would all go back again.
We had a reservation and were promptly seated upstairs, which was a great location. We ordered our food and our appetizer (bacon wrapped scallops) arrived. They were delicious, but the serving was quite small: we each had 1.5 wrapped scallops. Dinner arrived. It started great -- I ordered the duck and my husband ordered the elk medallions. His meat was cooked perfectly. It was quite tender with very good flavor. I ordered the duck, which came as two legs. The first leg was tender, moist, and had good flavor. The second leg, however, was so dry that it was rendered inedible. After informing the server she let us know she would pass the word along to the chefs and gave us a $4 discount for the meat... or essentially 13% off the menu price because 50% of the main entree was inedible. That hardly made up for it and I left the Twin Owls very disappointed, after hearing many great things about the restaurant. However, the wine was a great complement to the meal! And it was a ambience for my husband and I to enjoy a date.
We had a reservation for 6:30 pm for which we were promptly on time. We were greeted by a semi- rude hostess. We were then led to our table and waited quite a while for the Server to come and greet us, take drink orders etc. The food was fine, the elk tips appetizer was excellent, but the steaks and prime rib were nothing special. We passed on dessert and the waiter brought 1 check. We were 2 couples and did not ask for the check to be split up front. Our Waiter was visibly angry that we asked him to split the check. Overall, we enjoyed our evening, the ambiance is nice and we enjoyed the guitar player. Probably wouldn’t go out of our way to return but would go back.
Many steakhouses in Estes Park, but this one has great ambiance, exceptional service, and interesting twists on classic steakhouse fare. For example, they have a Beef Oscar variation with smoked trout instead of crab meat, and was served with a chipotle hollandaise. We asked if we could have that preparation with elk instead of beef, and the kitchen happily accommodated us. Our server was exceptional, and there was live acoustic guitar music and a roaring fire throughout our dinner. We will certainly return!
What a lovely restaurant nestled in the Black Canyon Inn complex! The bread was served with a spectacular olive oil, and the salads were fresh. My husband’s entree - fillet mignon - was tender and delicious. I was a bit disappointed in my entree (trout), which was simply prepared but not particularly tasty. Finally, the service was excellent.
The filet i had and the prime rib my wife had were great. Some of the sides and the creme brulee were good, but not as outstanding. The bartender was not friendly or personable, but he was very prompt and professional. Overall a very good restaurant that i would recommend to others.
I ordered the Filet Macgregor - House Special, medium. The meat came rare and the whole dinner was just warm. When ordered I asked for extra Balsamic sauce. It came with hardly any so I had to ask for more. I had a table with 7 people in the dinning room behind the bar area. There was only two other groups of two customers each. One left shortly after we were seated. The other table of two must have been friends with their waitress as the three talked a lot and were laughing a lot VERY LOUD so I couldn't hear much of the conversations going on at my table across the room. The waitress should have been more professional.
I planned dinner here as a surprise for my wife. I wanted something that was uniquely “Colorado”, and something that was an exceptional dining experience.
Our experience was nothing less than amazing. The atmosphere was exactly what I hoped for, the service “AAA”, and the food was excellent.
Don’t pass this opportunity by...
Everyone was very nice but the entire experience lacked in so many ways. Twin Owls was the one big disappointment of our four day trip to Estes Park to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. They do not serve premium cuts of meat but they charge for it. We had the filet mignon and bison filet and neither were very tender. Both cuts had "grizzle" and they were butchered very sloppily (I first thought it was a charming rusticness until I tried to cut through the meat). They do not employ professional table servers, but they charge for it. Everything was just "ok" at best. The vegetables were refreshing and cooked to a delightful tenderness - but we didn't go there for good vegetables. Meat not seasoned. Bacon wrapped scallops not thought through. Dessert was a waste of calories. I made reservations a month or two in advance but still had to wait quite some time (at least 20 minutes, I believe). It was a big $200 bummer. The only redeeming thing about the evening was the company of my beautiful wife.
We shared the scallop wrapped in bacon appetizer, there were only 3 scallops, scallops were excellent but the bacon was quite fatty and not thoroughly cooked. For entrees we had the surf and turf and the elk medallions. The lobster was very good but the filet had no texture to it and was mushy in our mouth, we told the waitress who offered options and we took a second lobster tail. The first elk medallion was good, tasty but a bit chewy, the second was more chewy and the third had so much gristle I could barely cut it. I had had enough by then and let it go. They had a guitar player who was very enjoyable and not too loud.
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