About Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch
Folks in Grand County know that if it's a special occasion, there's really only one place to go. Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch sits rather unpretentiously on the edge of a sweeping meadow with the Continental Divide above, and worn hardwood floors below. You see, it's located in the original homestead that was built on the Ranch in the 1930s. We like to think that when those early pioneers picked the spot for their home, it was chosen for it's magnificient views - elk and moose wander by, the stars blanket the sky like you'll never see in a city. We also like to think that those early Ranchers knew a thing or two about eating well. And we carry on the tradition with style at Ranch House Restaurant. We serve New American Mountain Cuisine here - which means real food, cooked with real ingredients. Organic and locally grown whenever we can. Always fresh, always delicious.
Tabernash, CO 80478
Hours of Operation:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer special events from 2 to 180 persons. Various spaces available including private wine cellar, meeting rooms with views and large conference area with views.
Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch Ratings and Reviews
We have been to this restaurant many times. It is always very good; the current menu is best ever! Great seafood, wild game, and steaks, including Wagyu. Gorgeous, rustic setting! You can have a late afternoon XC ski or snowshoe, enjoy a drink at the great bar or in the lounge, and then have an amazing dinner.
We were guests at the Devil’s Thumb Ranch for a 3-day stay and unfortunately this particular onsite restaurant was only open for one night, the Sunday night, of our stay. Service was much better here than at Heck’s (another DTR restaurant). We enjoyed our dinner here, very much. Food was very good and service was nicely-balanced, smooth, attentive and friendly.
We were at Devil's Thumb Resort and make reservations for the Ranch House while there. Food was good. I started with clam chowder which was very good. For entrees; I had the lamb and my wife enjoyed some of their wagyu beef. Both were well prepared. My only issues were the dessert cake was dry and the service was a bit remiss. They had plenty for the table count but something was off. Seemed very inefficient.
We've been going to this restaurant for years to celebrate our anniversary. This year was a real let-down from our prior experiences. In the past, we've always found the food to be outstanding, with a great combination of ingredients and flavors. The presentation has always been high class chef quality. However, this year neither my wife or I were impressed with either the quality of the meal or the presentation.
Getting an average meal for a high dollar price isn't something we're willing to do again. Next year we'll look for another restaurant.
Our dinner here was truly a memorable dining experience. The menu, the service and the ambience were all outstanding. This is an expensive venue, but well worth the splurge for that special occasion. The unique mountain ranch setting make this restaurant distinctive from many others, but the exemplary food and wine list are outstanding features as well.
What a wonderful couple of evenings having dinner here. Jeff our waiter was outstanding and the food was fresh, relatively light, and lots of interesting flavors, textures and color. Hubby had the lamb and the bison, I had the scallops and lamb. Both were outstanding. The spinach salad is a standout as far as I'm concerned...and ah the pineapple cake...wonderful. The real star is the stunning view across the valley...a not to miss at sunset. We'll be back!
Everything was wonderful. It seems like the wait staff are trained to swoop in and remove food dishes at the first sign someone has stopped eating. We had to ask multiple waitstaff to leave plates that still had food and sauce on them. This happened to the point that it was laughable. Someone should address this in training.
Wow! Dinner at Ranch House was spectacular. First, the dining room is comfortable and nicely appointed and the view of the ranch is outstanding. We ate late and there was no crowd. The waitstaff was courteous and very knowledgeable about the menu. Dinner was well paced between the charcuterie appetizer with house made everything (compote, cheese, meats); beet tasting plate; Colorado trout and elk tenderloin main course; homemade chocolate ice cream for dessert.
The chef is committed to sustainability in his food choices and uses local foods when possible.
The commitment to detail in service, presentation and preparation shines through everything and everyone there. Chef even came to our table to say hello and talk about his food.
It was a dark, stormy night and the staff even offered to escort us to our car using their cell phone flashlights.
Very expensive but worth every penny for a special night out.
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