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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

4.4
1607 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1607 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anni
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

My husband booked a table at the Tavern for his 75th birthday. He then perused the online menu and selected his meal (mussels) However, when we arrived and read the in-house menu, it was quite different, with no mussels offered. This was a very disappointing and frustrating experience for my husband, who ordered fish and chips instead. You need to update your web site menu! However, the food was quite good, and our server (Ashleigh) was friendly and efficient. I very much enjoyed the Downtown Club sandwich and champagne. We have been going to the Ship Tavern for many years, and hope things improve.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at the Ship Tavern, but it definitely will not be my last. It is a pricey location, but it was worth every penny. Everything was wonderful from the food to our amazing server. He was very friendly, personable and gave great service. I definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kind of load

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ShannonS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great time! The service was quick and attentive, the food was great and the live piano gave a fun atmosphere.

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BettyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely disappointed. Very expensive for poor quality and service. Food sat for a long time before being served. Food was poor quality. Had to repeat requests for service. French fries cooked in old grease. Lettuce was days old and watery. Meal not delivered as ordered. Service was slow we waited forever. Trust the Brown Palace will return to their high standards

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MichelleS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing at being cautious of my date’s allergies and accommodated all of our needs amazing service, amazing food, and amazing atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server and food were fantastic with the exception of the Crab Cakes. They were completely over mixed or they are not using jumbo lump.

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NicoleB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not good. Left a Google review. Would not eat there again.

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vipAmbiance
Palm Springs
72 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

More than a sports bar. Less than fine dining. Good food, great service, medium priced. I’d go back.

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vipJ77024
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The menu was limited, the dinner menu had more sandwich options than I would have liked. The signature prime rib advertized everywhere was not available. I went with the filet mignon and truffle fries, which was cooked perfectly. Service was quirky, I waited for a while, then everything happened at once, then I was ignored. I left as soon as I settled my bill. Ambience was good, food was good but not a destination dining experience.

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vipRonaldF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The menu is very limited. Not the same place as it once was. It may be due to Covid19; but my wife and I were somewhat disappointed with the ‘new” experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience

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DAVEM
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun night, our type of experience, great service, great food, great piano player...we will be back for sure!!!

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vipgroupifoodi
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious restaurant. The prime rib was superlative. Truly one of the best I’ve ever had. We ordered three desserts and all three of them were superlative.

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vipDavidF
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and attention to detail. Love the live music - terrific piano! We'll be back.

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CynthiaH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brown Palace never disappoints! The food, service, ambience is always excellent. I have been going there for many, many years and so very pleased some of the restaurants are open!

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AnsonM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had a pretty simple meal in the Ship's Tavern . One order of Easter Ham and one, a cobb salad. A couple drinks came to over $132.
In the value for the money column I think it is over-priced.
Ambiance was extraordinary so I guess you pay for that.
Cool old Denver Western style Hotel full of nostalgia.
But for the money, for what we had I think it costs too much .

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KimA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was expensive and the quality was awful. Chicken was tough and not edible.

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JamesR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food very good.

Very accommodating to our seating request. We arrived early had a drink at bar (great drink service at bar ! Host sat us early when seat became available.

Nice 45th wedding anniversary dinner!

JH
JHaz
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food/bevs

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RachelleR
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, especially the cocktails, but the service was phenomenal and the experience was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy atmosphere with lots of history! The charcuterie board was awesome, using vegetables instead of fruits. A great starter for the prime rib that we split!

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GAStime
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don’t believe that pets should be allowed in the restaurant. Just not sanitary.

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BrookeB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Horrible experience. We wanted to like this place soo bad. As soon as we walked through the door we had one thing after another go wrong. First, the friends we were meeting were hassled by the hostess with a bad attitude over them not knowing the exact name we used for the reservation. They weren't sure if it was mine or my husbands. She was super sour and acted as though they were trying to steal a reservation or something? Even though they had explained we were running a few minutes behind and that it was either under myself or my husbands name (they provided both). After we arrived we got a taste of her bad attitude when she brought water to the table and rudely sat it down without acknowledging us what's so ever or even reply a simple "sure" or "you're welcome" to all of our thank yous. Fast forward, we're not that bothered over the hostess, it happens. We've heard the food and atmosphere are great and we're just ready to enjoy ourselves...unfortunately we were treated with poor service left and right. (Going to add that this was NOT a busy night. Plenty of empty tables) Bread wasn't even out til 30 minutes after we had ordered entrees and drinks. Food took forever. My husband ordered a double and was brought a single, yet still charged for the double. The chicken Marsala was so hard when I tried to cut into it, it went flying off my plate spilling sauce all over myself. A hockey puck. My friend who had ordered the salmon entree with a side Caesar was literally brought a Caesar salad with a dry cold piece of salmon thrown on top. When she asked the waitress she was basically told that is what she ordered and that's what she got. She finally grabbed the manager and asked her to make it right, which the manager did...we'll sort of. Fast forward OVER AN HOUR and my poor friend finally received her food. Shocking. The manager was not to be seen anywhere. Didn't come and apologize for the wait or the situation as a whole. Didn't check to make sure that things were...

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TanyaA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were in a couples' getaway, 8pm dinner reservations on a Saturday night

His $44 steak dinner came out with cold steak, cold baked potato, and a very small serving of vegetables.

My $32 chicken marsala, although a generous portion, was more on par with a $12 a plate restaurant for flavor and presentation.

Waitstaff was attentive with drinks, and quickly bring soup instead of remaking the steak. That too came out not very hot.

The piano player was nice for some ambiance while dining.

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ScottQ
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. A bit higher priced but delicious

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MWFF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for a late lunch on a Saturday, so downtown was too quiet...
Strange lack of activity in the restaurant, and then the hostess finally appeared, after we knocked on the kitchen door.
Wait person was ok, and the food good; not great or memorable.
While we went for the history and architecture, we will not return.
I hope they get their act together after the pandemic resolves.

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DanielH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was disappointed that the menu had been reduced from that listed online. Chef did come up with an vegetarian dish that was not on the menu.

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KrystleB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy food. I got the french onion soup and a burger and both were top notch. My husband got a steak and he was very happy. We celebrated our anniversary and had a yummy cake afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing scotch collection, tremendous service. Loved it and so did the kids.

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to be on a cold night. Had a real nice evening.

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Frequenter
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brown Palace is back! The Ship's Tavern was a great place to celebrate my sister's birthday. I had the chef's salad and my sister had the onion soup and the club sandwich. After I saw the onion soup, I ordered some for myself. Delish! The salad and the sandwich were both generous proportions. The waitstaff was wonderful and accommodated our requests. They helped us celebrate the birthday by providing a fabulous piece of cheese cake, candle and all. This is a wonderful spot to meet a friend, celebrate with family or just have outstanding food. Everything was 5 stars!

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vipJohnN
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed with the Ship Tavern. Sandwich was ok but my wife’s salmon was terrible. When we spend $100 we expect better quality. I don’t think we’ll be back.

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JudyV
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good as always! We enjoyed the prime rib and the chicken Marsala! Service was decent, but the noise level is loud enough that the masks just make it hard to communicate with wait staff!

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SharleneD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was hoping for a nice experience at The Brown Palace. The Palace Arms is closed so we booked at The Ships Tavern. It was just so so. My risotto was good but cold. My husband's Ruben was a bit soggy, and the service was just ok. Pretty disappointed since we were only staying there one evening for my birthday.

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Janel
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the live piano performance.
The food was great and Justin's service was impeccable.

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Rocksteady
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service. The food and drinks was amazing as was the atmosphere. The live music was a plus. A bit pricey, but worth it (my opinion). Excellent all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is excellent

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KarBar
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Don’t believe any menu you see prior to arrival. Extremely limited menu. Prices were very high. Food quality was poor. Service was really really bad... You’d think they would bring their A game on a Saturday night. I regretted choosing this spot for my birthday dinner.

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Scandinavian2dine
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food and service will for sure come back!

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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 4.4 stars by 1607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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