Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

4.2
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1511 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
**Reservations are currently available. Please note, a face covering is required while entering, exiting or moving through the restaurant. Parties must be complete to be seated, and should not arrive more than 5 minutes before their reservation time.**

Welcome to the Ship Tavern at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 17th Street in beautiful downtown Denver! We are pleased to offer a varied menu sure to accommodate all appetites! Chef Herwerth and his team source our signature Prime Rib and Colorado Trout, as well as most of our products, locally! Enjoy John Kite live on the piano every Friday & Saturday evening from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

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!

In order to accommodate parties of 8 or more guests, please contact us directly 303.297.3111 extension 3315
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Shawn
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with beautifully presented food.

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Becca
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice open ambiance. Friendly service and good food.

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GuyW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Ship Tavern is still as charming as we remembered it. A lovely place for a special dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the prime rib!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Stayed at Brown Palace so this was a convenient option, especially with Covid affecting other area restaurants. Server was great. Prime rib was very good. Fried chicken BLT had no lettuce on it. The macaroons were tasty but something failed in the process of cooking them. Texture was off. Probably just one visit here but glad we checked it out as part of the story of the hotel.

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KeithK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Although an old bar in a destination hotel, this has very minimal ambience. The woodwork is not at all ornate and other than some ship models, there is no effort to impart any character to the space. There were a couple of TVs playing sports but otherwise nothing happening. The French Onion soup was very good, but everything else is no better than you can make at home. Our server was inattentive. Although I saw another server check on his tables, ours did not ask if we needed anything when our food was delivered. I ordered fish and chips but had to call our guy over for vinegar, ketchup, salt and pepper. We also had to ask for silverware. I had a beer while waiting for dinner and told him I'd like another when the food came. He didn't follow up on that until we were nearly done eating. Won't go back.

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vipToniH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Super loud, definitely not an intimate setting. Waiter wore a mask but kept moving it to speak and fondling around his mouth and face, totally defeats the purpose of wearing a mask. Food was really good, but the ambiance looks nothing like the beautiful photos, more like a hole in the wall tavern vs, an up-scale tavern in the "Brown Palace". Despite the food being good, I would not eat there again.

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ThomasP
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Prime rib was not available and the wine list was minimal.

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JohnA
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food is fine but service is very uneven. Our waiter disappeared after dessert and we had to ask someone to get our bill. Then we charged the meal on our card, not to the room. Next morning we hen we checked out, we found $61 in Tavern charges on our room. The front desk removed the charges without problems. We will not eat at the Tavern again due to these service problems. Very disappointing!

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nancyr
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

2 out of 3 loved it! Husband was not pleased with Cesar salad. Very small, too much dressing and cheese. Charcuterie plate was very large and varied. Fish and chips great. Chowder good but could have been warmer, a bit on the room temp side.

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LindaF
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service

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LukeC
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute favorite restaurant in Denver! Love the piano bar on Friday nights and the prime rib is out of this world.

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RobertL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good for bar type food, they had some higher priced items if u want. Ravioli was good fries were good and philly cheese was good and service is good and everyone helps each other out. I would go again

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun, pub-like atmosphere. Food was outstanding. A pianist provided great entertainment. I’d definitely go back!

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CindiT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The raviolis were good but the salad was overdressed and the dressing was not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this classy place

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warrenk
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We loved the opportunity to spend time
At the Brown, but a bit disappointed in the two meals.

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vipSteveK
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. French onion soup was delicious. Steak was a bit overcooked but they brought out a much better replacement.

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ScottL
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Piano player was outstanding. Service was very good, masks and social distancing in effect. Very enjoyable eveing - we’ll go again when we’re in Denver just to hear the music.

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BrookeW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service
Great drinks
Generous food
We had a wonderful time

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slammer
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was precise. Food a little high priced. The Brown has a long tradiotion of ambiance and hands on. Hopefully it will always be there for all.

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MichelleT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m vegetarian and found plenty of delicious options. The decor is lovely as well as the entire property. Staff is courteous and professional.

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vipjond
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Shared Onion soup for appetizer, it was wonderful. Both had prime rib-best in town. Service was excellent. Still a special place!

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ZoeV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice for a date night with pretty standard American cuisine and strong drinks.

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Hookie
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I abhor reviews that force a written adjunct. My meal was wonderful, wait staff wonderful. I will eat the The Ship's Tavern again.

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GerardC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Tables are too close to each other making if VERY difficult to have a conversation with the person you are with. We had a table for two and the table that was right next to us had three people and we could not hear ourselves talk.

Recommend that the restaurant separate the tables more!

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SteveW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ship Tavern is the nautical themed pub within Denver’s venerable Brown Palace Hotel. It opened just as Prohibition was repealed and it’s enjoyed decades of history since then. We found it to be a wonderful, casual pub for a nice evening of food and drinks. We’ll be back to stay at the Brown Palace again and Ship Tavern will be one of our destinations upon our return!

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Picky
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great small room. Very good food, friendly staff. I really like this place.

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vipMarioR
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Place old but in good condition, food could be better according the place.

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CarlJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Very loud and expensive. 4 adults and one child. Each adult had no more than 2 drinks. Dinner was sandwiches, salads, and fish and chips. Bill was about $225. Way too expensive

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Jade
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server Christine appeared judgmental of our table as we were younger (mid 20’s) than the average demographic seen in the Tavern.

For $100.00 for 2 people, you would expect consistent check-in’s from the waitress; however, we waited 15 minutes just to receive the check, which a hostess stepped in to do and apologized for.

The food was absolutely delicious which is why this is difficult to leave such an average rating, but service is an important part of a dining experience, to which we felt extremely disappointed in.

Would recommend the restaurant but to avoid the Waitress Christine.

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RebeccaH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I was not impressed with the fact they put the prime rib on a pile of mashed potatoes and the poured au jus on top making my plate a mashed potato soup. Everything else was fantastic! We will be back, au jus on the side next time!

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vipSPLASH24
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average - it’s lost its luster.

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AndreaC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and service. Menu has many fine options.

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vipJillS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were the only people in the restaurant and had to wait for a bowl of soup (cold French onion) and a sandwich. Disappointing.

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GiovanniC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

To expensive for crappie food and slow service, constantly flagging down the waiter to refill water glass or order more drinks. The food was subpar, if it was cheaper it would be okay. I've paid half that for far better service and food at the cheesecake factory.

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vipbike2work
Austin
77 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of food choices and a delicious meal. Restaurant was full so it was a challenge for the staff but they did a good job staying on top.

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BryanS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good Food. Good Service. Enjoyable will be back in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was readyeasy and I was reminded of my reservation 2 days before and I even I called to make sure I was in for that time and date they very nice and found me right away!! I felt at ease!!

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NancyL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The Ship's Tavern is an icon in Denver. I have a deep love and attachment for The Ship's Tavern as I am a Denver native and have gone there often for fun and special occasions. Unfortunately, our classically wonderful French Dip Sandwiches were cold and too rare. The rolls they were served on were hard, ordinary and had very little horseradish sauce as promised. The french fries were also cold and ordinary. The meal was more on the level of a Denny's or worse rather than a standard that The Brown Palace and The Ship's Tavern should maintain. We were sadly disappointed. I surely hope they up their game and not let this iconic Denver restaurant fail.

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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 297-3111 ext. 3315.

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace is rated 4.2 stars by 1511 OpenTable diners.

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