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
I really don't like to do negative-ish reviews, in general people work hard in the food industry and there's a lot of entitlement that occurs in reviews, in my honest opinion. HOWEVER, my honey and I went to the Ranch House last week on Thursday night. We had a reservation and have eaten here before - with excellent results. On this night, the restaurant seemed highly under-staffed. There was a corporate group in one end of the dining room that made some noise but it was not excessive by any means. The problem came with the apparent understaffing, it took a long time to get bread/water after being seated, drinks were slow in coming once ordered, and we were left to study the menu for quite a while before someone came by to take our order. Once we ordered, it took a LONG time for any food to come out of the kitchen. Fortunately my honey's Wagu beef came out properly cooked and hot, unfortunately, my buffalo loin came out just plain cold. It appeared to be cooked properly, but the entire plate was literally not even warm. I sent it back, and it came back reasonably warmed, but the meat was then overcooked and the vegetables were not hot. Fortunately the manager took care of this entrée on our check, but this experience was not stellar - specially for the prices and food quality that is typical of this restaurant in our past experience. Our waiter was personable and upbeat, but the hostess needs to take some speaking lessons - while she does technically speak English, her accent is so heavy that it was very difficult to understand what she was saying, both on the phone and in person.
Always a beautiful, quiet, elegant place, Outstanding wine list and craft cocktails. Fresh local ingredients coupled with inventive presentations. The ambiance is worth a visit alone, and the food is consistently delicious and beautifully prepared. Have gone many times and will continue to go back.
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.
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