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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

4.3
1616 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 1616 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.4
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TaylorO
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ships Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Denver and I cannot wait to visit the Brown again and have a meal and drink there.

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Anniv
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thank you for a great two dinners for our anniversary weekend. Food was excellent except would recommend less salt on everything. My husband said french fries were too small, not hot and he did not care for the parmesan.

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StevenA
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food in a nice atmosphere right now the menu seems limited but overall it was a good experience.

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JeffM
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! Food was very average, especially considering the price. The crab cake was outstanding. My wife got the trout with fries (fish and chips) Very large portions, but fish had way too much breading and was somewhat overcooked...breading nearly burned. I had the flatiron steak "sandwich" which was a small steak plopped on a single piece of toast. Steak was cooked right and tasted good. The parmesan chips were good. My wife's fries were just fast food variety. Overall, food average at best, but cost over $85. Again, service was great and nice atmosphere, but food was not worth the price. Could get similar at Applebee's or Chili's for half the price. Would recommend with reservations. Ps, this was a Mother's Day dinner for my wife one day early.

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AlexH
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dean was excellent with his recommendations. The Fox and the Hound cocktail was delicious and still has me thinking about it.

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vipAllIsGood
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had Mothers day dinner at the Ship Tavern. The menu is quite limited and the food is nothing special. A glass of average sauvignon blanc cost $17. My seat at the table had a view of the kitchen and the wait people hovering at the bar. Our waitress was very good. We probably won’t go back.

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Twinmama
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was disappointed with our lunch. The restaurant was very cold. The staff was not friendly at all. We both ordered the cod fish and chips, which I felt was quite expensive for $24 for a lunch portion. The fish was overcooked, the coleslaw tasted like it was rancid. I will say the dessert was good.

Perhaps I was expecting more because it was the Brown Palace. I would not recommend The Ship Tavern, nor will I return there to dine.

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AudreyL
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall great place. Food was unbelievably salty though. And I love salt, but it was too much. I had the Caesar salad with salmon and both the dressing and the salmon were crazy salty. My friend had the chicken Marsala and it was also very salty. But would come back for sure. Great ambience and service. Might just request dressings and sauces on the side.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday lunch following a tour of The American Museum of Western Art. The Grand Manhattan was perfect as was the Clam Chowder, Crab Cake and Trout and Chips. The special complimentary birthday Macaroons were unexpected but delicious and much appreciated! It was so nice to be back at the Brown Palace in person again! You guys are the best!

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Anni
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
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 on April 30, 2021
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
26 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
2 reviews
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
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food/bevs

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RachelleR
Dallas
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.

DH
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.

KB
KrystleB
Denver
3 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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
JamesC
Denver
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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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 4.3 stars by 1616 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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