Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace
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
Prime Rib Sandwich
Rye Bread | Au Jus | Prepared Horseradish | Fries or House Chips
Heirloom Cherry Tomato | Bibb Lettuce | Avocado | Herb Aioli | Brioche Hoagie | Fries or House Chips
7X Wagyu 8 oz. Patty | Choice of Cheese | LTO. Additional Toppings: Caramelized Onions | Sauted Mushrooms | Egg* | Bacon | Avocado
Wonderful service with beautifully presented food.
Nice open ambiance. Friendly service and good food.
The Ship Tavern is still as charming as we remembered it. A lovely place for a special dinner.
Try the prime rib!
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.
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.
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.
Prime rib was not available and the wine list was minimal.
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!
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.
Very good service
This is our absolute favorite restaurant in Denver! Love the piano bar on Friday nights and the prime rib is out of this world.
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
A fun, pub-like atmosphere. Food was outstanding. A pianist provided great entertainment. I’d definitely go back!
The raviolis were good but the salad was overdressed and the dressing was not great.
Love this classy place
We loved the opportunity to spend time
At the Brown, but a bit disappointed in the two meals.
Service was great. French onion soup was delicious. Steak was a bit overcooked but they brought out a much better replacement.
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.
We had a wonderful time
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.
I’m vegetarian and found plenty of delicious options. The decor is lovely as well as the entire property. Staff is courteous and professional.
Shared Onion soup for appetizer, it was wonderful. Both had prime rib-best in town. Service was excellent. Still a special place!
Nice for a date night with pretty standard American cuisine and strong drinks.
I abhor reviews that force a written adjunct. My meal was wonderful, wait staff wonderful. I will eat the The Ship's Tavern again.
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!
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!
Great small room. Very good food, friendly staff. I really like this place.
Place old but in good condition, food could be better according the place.
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
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.
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!
Very average - it’s lost its luster.
Wonderful atmosphere and service. Menu has many fine options.
We were the only people in the restaurant and had to wait for a bowl of soup (cold French onion) and a sandwich. Disappointing.
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.
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.
Good Food. Good Service. Enjoyable will be back in the near future.
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!!
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.
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.