Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

4.2
1317 reviews
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Welcome to the Ship Tavern at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, located on 17th Street in beautiful downtown Denver! We are pleased to offer a varied menu sure to accommodate all appetites! Chef Kasper & his team source our signature Prime Rib & Colorado Trout, as well as most of our products locally! We offer noteworthy vegetarian items such as our delicious Eggplant Caprese Sandwich & our Bucatini pasta. We also have a youth menu for the small tummy's!

The Ship's cocktail menu offers hand-crafted beverages, a large selection of beers, including tap and a pleasing spirit list! The Palace Arms' wine list is also available!

We are happy to offer online reservations for lunch. We do not accept online reservations for dinner. In order to accommodate parties of 8+ guests, please contact us directly.

We look forward to serving you soon!

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Sun 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:00PM - 1:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:00PM - 1:30PM

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The Ship’s Tavern has gone way downhill. We’ve been going here for 20+ years and yesterday it wasn’t even busy. The French onion soup was cold. The potato chips were stale. No one waited on us for 42 mins. Then we ordered our food and it took 1 hr for it to come. It was Easter but we arrived at 1:30pm and the entire Ship’s Tavern was only 50% filled until we left at 3:55pm, yes, 3:55pm.

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KG
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this spot! Great vibe, in the beautiful Brown Palace, and delicious food. Lobster salad and reuben are the strongest, burgers are excellent, and each salad is perfect. Ask for your fries well done, and get a cocktail!

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Good setting for semi-business or social meeting, good silent ambiance for a pleasant conversation, food is moderately engaging which is also less of a distraction

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All is good except the size of the wine pours we very small considering they charge $15 a glass.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great time had by our table of five--Thank You. We will be back

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BP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent experience; it was an anniversary for us and we were treated like royalty. First, the prime rib was the best I’ve had and there are very generous servings. A special dessert with greetings appeared as a complimentary plate. Wait staff were attentive and delightful. Absolutely recommend!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately the food was poor, took over an hour to get. We did like the French onion soup!

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KH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent, lunch was delicious, all very enjoyable!! Thank you

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WA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not the best value for your money, but what in Downtown Denver isn't over priced? Had a reservation, and arrived early. Decided to ask if they could take us early, and they did. Set in a front corner, by the piano. The place was busy, and quite noisy, as they were broadcasting "March Madness" games. Service was prompt, for drinks, and although food was a bit slower, it was timely considering the crowd. My burger was good, hot and there were plenty of hot, fries. My wife's prime rib, was good, but I'm sure not the "Best in Denver" as advertised. Check, and take home boxes arrived promptly. Seen it and experienced it. Next overnight in Denver, I will check out another establishment.

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FD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Haven't dined here in probably 10 years but good to come back for the nostalgia and a business lunch.

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TM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a fun place for an upscale casual lunch experience.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Ship Tavern for over 60 years, celebrating special occasions or when the spirit moves us. We've always been delighted with the experience. This last time was no different...

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p
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Ship Tavern seems to get high marks for business dinners, but I don’t recommend it. The food and service was good, and it’s a cute place, but incredibly noisy. We could barely hear each other and we had a small intimate table.

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U
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Way too noisy. Overpriced for what you get. Have had better food at a breakfast place: fish was greasy; prime rib was dry and stringy; soups were cold; Cobb salad was overdressed and made with iceberg lettuce (gave me indigestion until the next morning). Server Donnie was wonderful. Very attentive and friendly.

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Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I always tell people this is my favorite restaurant in Denver when I travel to my office there. I'm boring and pretty much always get French onion soup and prime rib, because they do it so well. This time, they were off their game. I fear it might have been because I was dining alone on a Saturday night. I was put at a high top table over protest (I'm 5'3" and 60s with a bad back). Then it went downhill. 35 minutes for the soup to arrive, missing the usual thick browned cheese. The broth and onions were same as always but the cheese was sparse and not fully heated. It seemed to be topped with grated parmesan too. I asked the maitre d for their bread basket, which is always a highlight, as the waiter never brought it. Never did arrive. Prime rib was fine as always but I think had been waiting a bit while I finished the delayed soup. I didn't stick around for dessert.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had such a lovely time here for a birthday celebration! The food was superb, as was the ambience!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is tremendous every single time. Waitstaff is attentive but not intrusive. I can’t recommend Ships Tavern highly enough.

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C
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This has been a favorite go to for over 30 years. Unfortunately under the Sheraton's ownership it's slipped quite drastically in a lot of ways. Cleanliness, menu's were dirty and crinkled, server's training lacked, hot food was warm at best, overall quality and value no longer impressive. Sadly the details aren't on point anymore.

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SJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the food, the ambience and our waiter. He was a young guy and very attentive. We had a reservation for 7:00 pm for 6 of us. At approximately 8:10 we had just paid and were ready to leave. The hostess came over just as we got out checks back to sign and told us we would have to leave and that the next party was waiting for their table. It’s not like we were sitting there talking for hours. We have never been asked to leave before. I called the manager and she will talk to the hostess. We were very disappointed that happened especially since we were ready to leave anyway.

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d
Oklahoma City
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank for a beautiful evening celebrating our valentines

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, one of the best meals I've had in Denver, and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The service wasn't the best- a little slow and the server was kind of rude, but overall it was a great night out.

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JE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place food was great service awesome a bit pricey but it’s worth it.

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LL
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to the Brown Palace and Ship's Tavern. Loved the history and detail of the hotel and the Tavern was fun and the right call. Had excellent prime rib and cocktails in a bar setting with lots of great people watching. Great deserts and service, too. Will be back soon!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Best Prime Rib in the world!

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MR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a ton of history. Service is always spectacular and the food is simply, a cut above what you will be able to get anywhere

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M
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were exceptional. The staff was friendly and the portions were amazing.

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JW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I guess I expected a little more. My bourbon drink was outrageously $22 and in a high end steak house I’ve paid in the high $15....NOT $22. The place did not warrant charging such a premium price.

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J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The trout fish and chips was spectacular but the Rueben was the worst I've ever had, and I've had a lot. Can't believe they charge for it.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We said it was for an anniversary and no mention was made of it.

Our dinner was paid in advance including the tip but we were asked again for a tip. We did not know this until we got home . We have called the restaurant but have heard nothing.

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KR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came back for a 2nd business lunch on MLK day. The place was pretty empty, but the food was pretty good and good service. Good spot for lunch meetings on that side of downtown.

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RM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Their dinner menu has changed and does not reflect what is on their website. Their entree options are limited to 6 or 7 specials and their steak options were either Prime Rib or a $50 Waygu T-Bone. Instead of bread, they served broken crackers wrapped in cellophane with butter. Our waiter didn't offer a salad, so we had to request it. The food was okay, but nothing special. The $50 steak was a little dry, but the Prime Rib was good. This used to be our favorite spot in Denver for dinner. Sadly, we will probably not be back.

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Sadly one of my old favorites. Ordered the 24 oz t bone medium and it came dry and well done. The chef said it was my fault.🧐

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D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They have changed the menu and don’t offer many DINNER choices. Service was slow. My husband ordered fish n chips. They made it with trout. With the SKIN on which of course stick to the batter . Mostly batter. Hardly any fish

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JG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. We enjoyed our pasta dish as well as the wonderful salad. The waiter was exceptionally helpful attentive and thoughtful. He provided a free dessert because it was our 22nd anniversary! So I thank you!

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KR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The setting/ambience is fun.
Service was attentive (thanks Don).
Food was decent (I had the apple quinoa salad, but the club sandwich looked really good).

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RK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th anniversary went perfectly and everything went good and waitress was super and we will do it again

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c
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu had changed from what was on website, miss having the tuna. A bit expensive for some items ie the salmon. Still a historic gem & great to visit during the holidays to see the lobby decorations.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent but the food was not. We have been coming there for years and have ALWAYS had great food and top notch service. We had two dishes that were cold and one steak that was ordered medium rare that was served medium well. This is not what we expect from the Ship Tavern or the Brown Palace. We have so many years of fond memories and good times but this visit disappointed. Also, don't like the menu changes. Bring back the short rips and the almond trout!! Change up the menu a bit.

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DR
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a celebration and it was a wonderful experience.

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