Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

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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! We also have a youth menu for the small tummys!

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!

The Ship Tavern is open 7 days a week, including all Holidays!

In order to accommodate parties of 8 or more guests, please contact us directly 303.297.3111 extension 3315

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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CG
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Busy and a little overwhelming for the staff it seemed. Overall though, it was a pleasant evening and perfect for the occasion. I had the Colorado Trout fish and chips which was excellent.

JP
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Denver

MK
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the atmosphere. Our appetizer (fried calamari) was great, but the rest of the meal was just ok and took a very long time to come out (restaurant wasn’t extremely busy).

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience
Delicious food and kind service
Top Live music

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Don was terrific. Great recommendations!

SD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

This is one of your places we really like and enjoy. We took my 83 year old mother-in for her birthday, the food was still good the prime rib sandwich was a little small from what it use to be and there was no melba toast which we really loved. The waiter person was great but the whole experience was a little long 2 hours for a tavern experience is to long. Still a great place to dine and experience.

BS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was not a planned event, but so special for a 50 year Colorado native to be at the Brown Palace for a meal with my best friend and husband. We celebrated our anniversary with Sarah (with an h she said 😁) She was so sweet to bring a complimentary dessert! I'll never forget the evening.

S
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Don was the most knowledgeable and attentive server I’ve had in some time. Accommodating and directed us to the perfect entree’s. Charcuterie was off the chart. Will be back!

JH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The homey feel of the Ship Tavern was exactly what were in the mood for. Our waitress was busy with all the other tables but we didn’t feel left out. The food was great and I especially loved the macaroons!

OT
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for making my birthday special.

IT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I go to Ship Tavern with special friends from out of town. Very disappointed that buffalo burger is no longer on the menu. I had Cobb salad - it had too much ham,very little bacon and very little blue cheese - good but disappointing. The other salads ordered looked meager. Considering your pricing, your product didn't support the price.

AO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Hostess Cheri was incredibly kind and accomodating to our party. Food was great!

j
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I have always loved coming to the ship’s tavern but this last visit was simply terrible. The bao bun was inedible and the meat tasted like shoe leather and had to be sent back. One of our guests ordered chicken and half of it was raw.

BZ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We both had the Primb rib sandwich with no bread. It was excellent when it eventually came they took 30+ minutes. They gas us a discount due to the long delay. That was nice.

JA
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food took a very long time to come out and though we had a reservation, the restaurant seemed unprepared for our arrival - and we were late. They had just rolled out a new menu so that might have contributed. Additionally, they were unwilling to make substitutions. A place of this caliber might need to review this policy.

b
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They have amazing drinks. They are expensive at $16 each. Very tasty

AL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Tavern Cobb salad was low quality with minimal turkey and ham on it.

G
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had never been to this restaurant, nor the Hotel, unfortunately I wouldn’t say my experience was unforgettable but I also wouldn’t say it was bad.
The food was good, a slightly pricey and I felt that there could have been more toppings on my salad (I got the quinoa salad with Salmon).
The staff were very nice and our waiter was attentive and prompt.

LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Historic hotel across from Denver's oldest church, Trinity United Methodist. Our guests from out of state were really liked it.

LS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Ship Tavern many times, it is an annual special occasion. Service outstanding, Dean was very good server. However, after many visits, there was something different about the quality of the food. I had a Colorado Burger. In the past the burger was a half pound beef patty, this time it was two 1/4 patties stack on a day old dry bun. The beef was good but for 17.00 it did not meet expectation. Some one else in out group and had the Philly Steak and commented that it was not as good as the previous one. Our visit may just have been an exception. We will be back and try again... we did miss the bison burger option...

MH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was very average. Expected a lot more from the brown palace.

TM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a regular go-to for a nice lunch and impeccable service.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal - portions were bigger than necessary, but the quality of food outstanding. We had a Ruben sandwich, a club sandwich and the seafood chowder, all excellent. Service was of a quality that is expected for a luxury property, it was obvious that the servers enjoyed their job, and that they understood how to deliver a great experience to the guest.

SB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at this Denver institution didn't disappoint. The food was fantastic (no surprise). But beyond that, the service was absolutely first class. The staff was attentive without being overbearing, ready to answer any question or accommodate any request. We look forward to going back soon.

r
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We have always enjoyed the Brown Palace and all of it's ambiances. Especially the restaurants. But, this visit to the Ships Tavern was not good. We started with an early lunch @ 11:30am. We were only the second table in the Tavern. The Food took forever (25 mins) and the service was terrible. It appeared that the kitchen was understaffed and the waiter help was overwhelmed with too many tables. The food was excellent as always, but I recommend to the management to get more and better service help for the Tavern or they will loose life long patrons like us.

T
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate, have lunch, or happy hour. Loved all the options with Prime Rib!

N
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Disappointed in the quality of the food. Salads were ok, the meat on the cheese steak sandwich was tough and fatty and the cheese tasted like cheap velveeta. Ambiance was the only positive experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Incredibly poor service. Otherwise as great as always.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere! I had a bit of a time crunch and told the host. The waiter was informed before he came to the table. The lunch came out in a very timely fashion The salad I ordered. The Wedge. Was delicious. In the end I had 10 min to spare! They went over and above to accommodate my tight schedule!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience

c
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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.

EC
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Ship's Tavern at the Brown Palace is a long standing Denver tradition and history. It is a comfortable and elegant place where you can enjoy high quality food with attention given to every detail.
My son and I had a lovely Easter lunch. Thank you!

KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
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!

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

SC
Denver
3 reviews
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.

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

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!

OT
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!

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

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

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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