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About Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace
Enjoy Ship Tavern’s own micro-brewed beer on tap along with a large selection of bottled beers while watching sporting events on the plasma TV. Ship Tavern features a casual menu and the freshest seafood in town. This Denver Colorado restaurant is also home to the region’s best prime rib, Rocky Mountain trout, prime steaks, fresh seafood & the best lobster salad sandwich in town.
Denver, CO 80202
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Between Broadway & Tremont Place
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Pianist plays Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Off site catering is available from the Ship Tavern or the Brown Palace Hotel catering menus.
The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel.
Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
International award winning "Breckenridge Burbon barrel aged and infused with Brown Palace rooftop Honey"
Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace Ratings and Reviews
The Ship Tavern was a bit of a letdown for us. We went there expecting a really good food experience, but the food was pretty average. The French Onion Soup was good. The Seafood Chowder was good at first, but it was too salty. We split the Lobster Salad Sandwich with Truffle Fries. Both were pretty bland lacking the distinguishable features of lobster or Truffle. The fries were also cold when they came to the table. We gave things one last go and split the Bourbon Bread Pudding, but there was no noticeable Bourbon despite the title. Otherwise, it was a good sweet treat, but still felt like it was missing something. I would say consider going somewhere else if you're going to spend this amount on a meal.
my special occasion - tried multiple times to call and ask for booth or next to wall seating and kept getting transferred to message machine which told me to Open Table to book which I did. Never was able to talk to a "real" person. Got to the restaurant & asked for a table or booth and was seated in the middle of the room next to the bar - too noisy. Also had to wait for our table because some party from Bar was sitting there and asked to leave.
Our waiter argued with me about my inquiry (I asked a question & he got belligerent,) I didn't appreciate & was shocked with his reply & attitude.
I have taken multiple business associates to dinner there and really disappointed with the waiter.
I grew up going to this restaurnat. It has disappointed me in the past, and it does seem to be a little better this time. But they still can't figure out a way to get the food out hot. So, if you want to spend some money and are willing to have warm, not hot food, go for it.
We had only been here in the bar capacity, but it wound up being a great place for lunch. The food was great (my Philly Cheese-steak was only okay, but the Lobster Salad Roll and the Reuben my colleagues ate were amazing). Service was quick and very pleasant. Prices are pretty high (although, it is in the hotel, so not that unusual I suppose, but $17 for a hamburger is pretty high), so if it wasn't on work, it would be pretty expensive for just lunch.
We celebrated my parent's 60th wedding anniversary at one of their all-time most favorite restaurants. Brought back wonderful memories! Food was excellent, superior service and fun atmosphere. Not to mention the beautiful holiday decorations throughout the Brown Palace!!
Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Over-priced for the experience. My wife and I live in Denver and stayed at the Brown Palace in early December/2017 just to try out the hotel. We booked dinner at the Ship Tavern through Open Table. I had 6 oysters, the salmon entree, and a glass of red wine. She had the corn chowder, scallop pasta, and a glass of white wine. The total bill came to $130.00. I'm not opposed to spending some money on a good meal but this did not fall into that category. My wife's meal was cold, my salmon was very small for the price, and the service was lacking, which is probably why one of the meals was cold because it sat a long time waiting to be delivered. And the crowning touch, we had to wait way too long for the check.
Save your money and go across the street to La Loma. Great service and great food for half the price!!
The occasion was a book club’s holiday lunch. Very nosy (we were practically yelling to be heard) food was not hot, condiment was requested and not provided, Staff did not check on how we were doing, food okay, but nothing outstanding, presentation also so-so, considering the price. If there were holiday decorations in the Tavern, I didn’t see them.
Best part was the holiday decorations in the lobby. I do not plan to return.
It was the parade of lights in downtown Denver, so we made reservations at this restaurant because we knew that everything else would be full. We were staying at the Brown Palace and thought it would be convenient. The restaurant was a pub with pub food with 5-star restaurant prices. A basket of fries cost $9. All the meals were $30+ each. We ordered salmon with pasta and veggies. We have a few dietary restrictions, but we were willing to be lenient because of the circumstances. The waiter didn't know what was in the dish. Our salmon was served raw. We sent it back and it came back to us raw again. We were expecting amazing service for these kinds of prices, but even that was lacking. It was a disappointing experience. The saving grace of the evening was that the manager comped our food because of the salmon being undercooked.
Sadly, this was my first time to the Tavern and went on the recommendation of a friend for a special occasion. Burger came out cold and overcooked, service very slow, and place very loud and crowded. Maybe recommend for a (pricey) drink but definitely not dinner.
Bison burger was pretty average. The party that ordered medium rare got well done and vice versa; sides were correct so clearly the kitchen made an error.
Reservation for 11:00, the door not opened until 11:06. Not walker or wheelchair friendly.
Because of the historic nature of the Brown, it is a treat to go, but over the years the food has become very disappointing. The location does not compensate for the food not being worth the price.
I dined at Ship's Tavern with friends last night. It has been a tradition for us during the holidays for years to have a drink in the lobby, then dinner at Ship's Tavern. Two of us had burgers. My bun had a green half inch spot on it that was unmistakably mold. The waiter came and said that the manager should see it. The manager came by, took it to the kitchen, then returned to tell me it was char from the grill. Impossible! We used a flashlight and all determined it was mold. They did bring me a new bun. The other person ordering a hamburger said her burger was dry. Would you believe they comped her burger? As I said, this has been a tradition for us. We all agreed that we will not be back for dinner. Next year we will have our lobby cocktail, then move on to a different restaurant.
(This was for Thanksgiving dinner, and our 'Yes' recommendation would have to be considered more like a "Yes, with reservations")
Including wine and tip, we paid nearly $190.00. Service was fine. Waiter was busy but responsive. However, for a tab nearing $200, we were disappointed that some of the food (sweet potatoes, beans.) arrived at the table cold and while the turkey was barely warm, we would have expected it to have been warmer upon arrival at the table. Turkey appeared to be mostly dark meat. We would have expected a mix of both dark and white. However, the squash soup was delicious and the pumpkin pie was also quite good and an extremely generous helping. I think that anyone dining at The Ship for a holiday meal should be more assertive than we were about the temperature of the cooked entrees. Perhaps service at holiday meals can suffer, but I'm sure an establishment of this reputation will want to ensure that standards are upheld. Maybe we'll be back for a 'normal' non-holiday visit. That prime rib option is tempting, but on holidays I think we'll look at other options.
Wedding anniversary. Fifty third.
Slow day just before thanksgiving. Promptly seated and greeted. Waitress on her first day at Ships Tavern. If they are smart she will be there a long time. Personable and efficient.
Had prime rib. Tender and delicious. Giant portion. Could have been slightly warmer but some of the best I have ever had. Wife had scallops. They were excellent.
It was pricey but worth it for the occasion.
Have been going there off and on for over forty five years. Still a great place. Not fancy but very pleasant.
We got there early (5:00) so we could move things along. Took 15 minutes for anyone to greet us at our table then another 15 minutes to get our cocktails. The Manhattan was outstanding, love the brandied cherries. Then it took another 45 minutes to get our entrees. Food was very good but the Risotto was warm, not hot. I expect more when I go to the Brown Palace, even in the Ship Tavern. I understand it's not the Palace Arms, but a prompt greeting and hot food should be a standard of any restaurant. Should have gone to La Loma across the street, which is what my wife wanted to do, but I said let's do the Ship Tavern! Once again, I chose wrong.
We went the Brown Palace for the Champagne Cascade and then at the Ship Tavern after the event. My husband's entree did not come out with mine. Both of our meals were not made to our preference. Our sever never returned to our table after taking our order until she dropped off the check...another server checked on my husband's entree when it did not arrive and that same server took our payment. We enjoy the brunch and afternoon tea at the Brown Palace but will not be returning to this part of the hotel.
This was the worst experience ever. We had 1100 reservations they don't open until 1100. We were seated at 1115 after all the walk ins. We were ignored while the wait staff watched football. No one served us for 25 mins. We would have left but we were there for the champagne tower. Which was pointless because we missed it waiting for food to arrive. They tried to make it right by buying us a round of drinks, which was put on the bill and I had to complain about. My order came out wrong. I tried to like it, I wanted to like it. So sad. I will be canceling Christmas eve reservations. We will go to Village inn if that is all that is available. So disappointed.
Went here for hubby's bday. Main dish of filet, mashed potatoes and asparagus was good. Ceasar salad was lackluster. Service was ok but a bit off. Meal was quite expensive - something like $275 for 2 adults and one child. I would expect better for those kind of prices - many places in Denver have good food so there is a lot of competition. Probably the best sundae/banana split I've ever had - if you have kids they will LOVE that!
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