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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

4.4
1544 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 1544 people are saying
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant food and service. We enjoyed every moment.

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JillC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Delicious cocktails! Service was fast and friendly. Social distancing being followed.

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Cathy
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Clam chowder was defiantly on the Menu.... we did wait for the soup to be ready.... was still cooking.
Needed at lease another hour...

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vipDavidG
Denver
112 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank makes dinner here magic! Great Cesar Salad, and I mean great!! Followed by a wonderful Chicken Marsala! Wonderful dinner, delicious food and the world’s best server!

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Scorn
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience. The food was good the drinks were excellent and the service was outstanding.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and Drinks Very clean and great service. The Prime Rib was one of the best I've ever had!

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VenesaB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I really enjoyed the ambiance of the place and the local history. I did not like how expensive the undercooked food is.....

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BeverlyB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Frank our waiter was very personable and friendly and made our dinner more special.
The soft pretzel with cheese and the macaroons were as wonderful as I remembered both from years prior.
The Covid situation makes it challenging for restaurants right now and keeping that in mind the four of us enjoyed our dinner and evening. Thank you Frank.

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VickiN
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the prime rib, it’s only served on Friday and Saturday, it was very good. The service and atmosphere were great. The baked potato comes with all the toppings, if you ask for them. The flourless chocolate cake was wonderful. The house old fashioned was also very good. Great experience and we are going back today for a Bloody Mary severed with bacon.

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JohnM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Noise level higher than we like, but we were on a couples date and would have gone to a quieter place if circumstances were different.
Prime rib meal was good, but everything on the plate had cooled off some before we got it.
Wouldn't recommend for anything romantic, though there is piano playing sometimes, but for other situations this place is good.

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Susie
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I would give a zero if possible. Absolutely the most pathetic excuse for a meal I have I have ever had in what is supposed to be a high end restaurant. The serving of prime rib was so thin you could virtually see through it. I found out it was actually 6 ounces. $45. 6 ounce prime rib. To add insult to injury, everything was cold. The baked potato too cold to melt the butter, the vegetables not a hint, And the “prime rib” not even warm. Awful does not describe this place. You could not pay me to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing great to say about this bar. Did appetizers and drinks and everything was nothing special. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice ambiance.

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kattice
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The reservation stated an anniversary for our guests. We thought sure they would be given a free and s sumptuous dessert. Nothing not even an acknowledgement of the special event. This was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was wonderful & so was the staff, would recommend!

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vipDebbiK
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry to have missed the prime rib - it’s the best! However our entrees were very good as were the drinks!

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vipTravisC
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to grab a drink and appetizer. My wife and I really enjoyed the piano player and the ambiance of the place. Highly recommend the cheese platter and wine.

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Shahad
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

They definitely need to approve their food menu. The price that I paid for the uncooked chicken wasn't worth it at all. I got the shrimp skewers, and it was old, not fresh, tasted, and smelled like it was spoiled! The place is very nice on the inside but cold and could use some new heating system! Overall, I was very discontinued with everything except the server because he was very nice!

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MarissaH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The prime rid dinner was delectable. I am just surprised the servers were not very attentive with 6 of them and only about 4 tables full of people. The service was not bad, but we could have used a drink check in and we were not offered the traditional bread when dining her.

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vipMark
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for quiet dinner and comfort food and a drink or two.

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JimH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and shrimp was delicious! I would also say the staff was very attentive. We truly enjoyed our experience at the Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace!!

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have been there before and have always gotten the Lobster sandwich - I was sad that it was not on the menu as that was the main reason I came back. In addition on your menu I was going to order the Open steak sandwich - but as I was ordering it I was told there was no au jus then there was no horseradish and basically was told the item had changed...it seemed that everything I wanted was unavailable. The waitress was nice enough but certainly did not go out of her way to accommodate me. Overall when it was always a 5 to come - I am sorry and sad to say it is now a 2...not sure if I will come back.

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vipDuke
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the fish and chips and the fish had too much breading. Love the feel and ambiance of the Ship’s Tavern.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, loved the atmosphere and had a great overall experience.

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RandyP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant was a pleasant experience and probably my 8th trip to this place. The history is very interesting as one of the oldest bars in Denver. Covid has affected the eating space with reduced tables but that is to be expected. Food was excellent.

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Tunie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The writer was very pleasant and attentive but the food was not worth the cost at all. I ordered a 8 oz. and sweet potato fries for $25. The steak had no taste, I had to sip the steak juice while chewing to enjoy it. I really wanted prime rib but it as not available that day. The atmosphere was dark but interesting lighting.

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maybe
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service for a memorable occasion celebration.

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VicenteR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. They provided free champagne for my phenomenal girlfriend. I truly expected to pay well over $250 for starters, steaks, and several drinks. It was well under that! Highly recommend this place! Full of history!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Also felt very safe. Ambience awesome

KC
vipKellyC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok. The waiter was way too busy with 5 tables to check on us. We had to ask for anything we wanted, bread... refills... steak knife....check... I came here 8 years ago and it was a much more pleasant experience.

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fadokv
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since COVID started, this was my first night out at a restaurant. After 6 months of being cooped in my home in Texas, we decided to come to Colorado for a week. We started our stay at the Brown Palace, one of my favorite Denver hotels. I was so pleased to learn that they are now part of the Marriott family.

Because of COVID, reservations were highly recommended. I really want to compliment the servers and the hosts and all the staff at the Ship's Tavern. They were so pleasant and really made our dinner special. I felt safe and the food was outstanding. The appetizer special was calamari, and their prep was amazing! Not greasy, just deliciously crisp. My meal was the shrimp and salmon with grilled artichokes and other veg. Amazing! I highly recommend this place, even in the time of COVID. Great wine and beer selection too.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an enjoyable evening out for our trip to Denver.

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Shawn
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with beautifully presented food.

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Becca
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice open ambiance. Friendly service and good food.

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GuyW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
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.

TP
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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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 1544 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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