Tabernash Tavern

4.6
849 reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
Located in a vintage building in beautiful downtown Tabernash Colorado, a mere ten minutes from Winter Park Ski Resort, the Tabernash Tavern offers an exciting, ever changing menu of Chef Alberto Sapien’s interpretations, featuring international culinary entrees including generous portions of USDA prime aged beef. The Tabernash Tavern boasts a Wine Spectator award-winning wine menu and carefully selected craft beer selection to accompany Chef's creations. After a day of fun in the mountains enjoy dinner with us at our warm, intimate restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Open Daily for Dinner 4-9
Happy Hour: Thursday 4-6
Friday-Saturday 4-5 pm
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Phone number
(970) 726-4430
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Alberto Sapien
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Private party facilities
Private dining at Tabernash Tavern is available in our Moffat Room. From business events to social functions, our dining areas are set up in a way to ensure your needs are exceeded and service is executed flawlessly.

We will work directly with you on your menu and wine selections to ensure a great experience.
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Private party contact
Sharon Shelton: (970) 726-4430
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Catering
Whether you're planning a small wedding rehearsal, a business meeting or a large wedding reception we can create the perfect event for you. Tabernash Tavern offers full service catering for groups of 30 to 1000 at the location of your choice. Tabernash Tavern is a professional and experienced caterer with over 20 years experience in the Colorado high country. Our chef is always willing to design custom menus for any occasion. You may choose from a variety of services: food preparation, delivery, set up, clean up,servers and rentals.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Feel free to park in our private, large, lighted lot off the highway.
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Entertainment
We offer live music, please check our website for details.
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Special events & promotions
We celebrate Oktoberfest every fall, check our website for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 849 People Are Saying
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TS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Tabernash Tavern is always outstanding! They have a very creative menu and a great wine list. Also the ambiance can't be beat.

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KW
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've dined at Tabernash Tavern many times over the past several years. I have never been disappointed. When my wife and I are looking for fine dining or entertaining out of town guests are best options in Grand County are Tabernash Tavern or the Ranch House at Devil's Thumb. Both are excellent with a slight nod to Tabernash Tavern.

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SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, big portions, nice wine list, wonderful atmosphere.

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DW
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was good, noise lever was good, could actually hear each other.

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JC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All the food we ordered was excellent except the paella. The paella was to heavy on tomato and the fish over cooked. It was not overly busy but we waited along time for our food.,

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome service. All staff were wonderful. Bartender was excellent.

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LP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food and service were just ok. For the price, I’d give it a B-.

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KE
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was pretty good, especially for the area, but not blow your mind

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m
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our Anniversary at our favorite restaurant in the valley. Greeted with “Congrats” plus card signed by employees at our table. Wonderful presentation & delicious entrees. Great wine recommendations as well.

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C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner. Didn't know it but it was Octoberfest the night we went, but the German food was amazing and delish. Loved our server and the atmosphere is very homey. Best restaurant in all of Grand County.

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M
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The entrees were too pricey for us but loved the appetizers and salad. Lots of old west charm.

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KS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I usually like this restaurant and actually had a wonderful experience here 6 days prior to my last visit. The ran out of the bottle of wine that I wanted and nobody there seemed too knowledgeable about the wines they carried. The paella was very dry and not very delicious. The lamb chops however were outstanding as was the fillet that I had the week before. I think for the money - I would rather go somewhere else where the food and service is consistent.

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C
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great friendly service, rustic ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I have ever eaten! Hand cut by the chef and perfectly seasoned. Melt in your mouth goodness! Although a bit pricey, it was worth every bite! Will definitely be back!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and the staff never disappoint. One of our favorite spots in Colorado!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Meaty menu, short but excellent. Check out choices online to ensure it meets yr needs. Loved wines

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NY
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome.

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K
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great neighborhood gem. Food and service some of the best in the Valley.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the beef cheeks in ribeye steaks and everything was absolutely wonderful. Definitely order the bacon appetizer.

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DB
Denver
61 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I really liked the ambiance of this place. The portions were large but the preparations were only fair. My dinner was cold.

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AA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Love this place. Well worth the drive from Grand Lake area where we were staying. We had great cocktails, muscles, waygu sirloin, braised beef cheeks and what is called Mudslide Pie for dessert. Everything was awesome with amazing sides and large portions. I would highly recommend this place and we would definitely make it a point to go back next time we are in the area.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst service, raw food and terribly overpriced. Ate there 7/30/18. Never going back, bad vibe. Waiter named Tom and rude bartender named Chris.

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoyable bringing our guest to enjoy such great food and ambiance. Our guest are always impressed and really enjoy the excellent choice of food

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l
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, Service comfortable and friendly. Best menu anywhere close. Don’t miss it.

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KS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was excellent. Had a self-described foodie along and he was impressed.

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CG
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tabernash Tavern is a favorite. We always look forward to dining here when we are in the area. The food is outstanding, just innovative enough without being weird. The only negative on this past visit was that the happy hour wine I tried was terrible. After 2 sips, I sent it back but it was not deducted from our bill. They have the best grilled Brussels sprouts I've ever had.

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WT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We looked forward to dining at the Tavern because it appears to be a special mountain dining experience; however, we were disappointed with both the service, noise level and the food. Although service was attentive, she was surprisingly unknowledgeable about the menu or was too busy with a full house to answer questions. The seafood in my wife’s paella was over cooked and the Spanish dish was more Colorado flavored and too heavy on tomato sauce. The side dishes that accompanied my beef cheeks were terrific, however. While the beef sauce was excellent, the meat was fatty. It looked like most of the regulars ordered steaks, which is probably the best thing to do.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m 61 and well traveled physician. Had the lamb and roasted beets with chocolate cake and st Francis merlot 2014.

Best merlot I’ve ever had- your house choice. Top 20 best meals I’ve had in my life! Beet salad best salad ever in my life. Wait service excellent. Expectedly expensive. Had a great time!

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C
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Tabernash came highly recommended so we made a reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival. A nice young man poured us water right away and then nothing. All around us, wait people were talking orders, delivering food, checking in with the tables around us. No one came to our table to ask about drinks or see if we were being taken care of... We waited patiently. After 20+ minutes we decided this was not the place for us. By the way, we did shower and dress nicely, just in case you're wondering. Lol.

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TL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our anniversary evening. We will go back soon and sample other menu items.

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V
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Would rate this restaurant higher except that it has no gluten-free bread or crackers to enjoy with some of the appetizers and limited selection of GF appetizers and entrees. Did not order dessert so don't know what the GF options were there.

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SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a jewel in an historical location and a small town such that the restaurant could be easily dismissed. The menu, although small and specialized, is spectacular. Great wine selection. Recommend reservations if you want an evening on a weekend. Remember, this is a special place with special dishes and you are in Colorado tourist country so you will pay. But, portions are very generous. Two of us shared the Colorado lamb chops and a Beet Cobb salad and it was plenty. Enjoy !!!

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CM
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Tabernash Tavern is always a stop for me and my family when in town. Up until recently every visit for me has always included vegan food options only - which the Tavern always succeeded in providing delicious options!

This time I finally indulged in the filet and it was prepared perfectly and absolutely tender and tasty. Other items ordered were the lobster mac & cheese, french onion soups and even a vegan paella for my sister. All the food was delicious as expected.

The couple of items that left me feeling like we may not stop here in the future were:

1. Our server was very friendly but another server chimed in with 'quite' an attitude and an incredibly snarky comment about how the menu clearly states 'no split checks'. While sarcasm is typically appreciated from my perspective - not in this case. She wasn't part of our conversation and, well quite frankly, the job is 'serving customers'. I mentioned it to the hostess (owner - not sure?) and - her attitude was also - sparse and annoyed.

2. Which leads me to the 2nd issue - the prices are just plain ridiculous. I mean - come on - $52 for a filet mignon? the vegan paella was $36!? The ambiance is just 'ok' - it is equivalent to what you would expect from a 'tavern' and not some kind of hip, upscale, classy or any other style - that would warrant their prices.

Coupled with the overall attitude coupled with the insane prices - we probably won't be visiting again.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but not great and most certainly not worth the $30 - $50 they charge for an entree. Our service was friendly, but really slow. Will not go back.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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R
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very pricy for the food and slow service. Would not return.

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FC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a resident of the area, Tabernash Tavern is on top of the best restaurants in the area.

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JT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pricey but a good choice for a special evening.

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P
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food but high prices. I had mentioned that it was my birthday when I made the reservations through Open Table. Nothing was said to me. Service was good. We will go again.

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