Tabernash Tavern

4.5
832 reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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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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
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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

Our waitress was awesome.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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1.0Dined on July 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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2.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Very pricey but a good choice for a special evening.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We always enjoy our dining experience at TT but can’t figure out why you have such an unfriendly hostess. We’ve rarely been greeted kindly by her and she’s never said thank you for joining us when we’ve left. She doesn’t seem to like her job very much

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Love this restaurant. Whenever we go to Winter Park we have to go to Tabernash Tavern. The food is great, love the different selections ( something for everyone). Th staff is awesome, they know the selections and can give advice on how the food is prepared and what it will taste like.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Always wonderful. I had the lamb chops with peach blueberry salsa. Awesum!

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1.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Poor food poor value. What a disappointment after such excellence in the past

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was outstanding and service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Just wasn’t impressed with the food this visit. :(

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and good service. The only room for improvement would be on my old fassioned. The drink came to me like someone had made their first drink, not what a $16 drink should feel like. It was warm on arrival with thin ice cubes all but melted by my third sip.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I have eaten here a number of times over the years and have enjoyed the meal on each occasion, but the rising cost has priced it outside my budget. The food was very good tasting but either the portions were small or the price was quite high. If you are comfortable with a $52 steak, this is your place. We ordered the new short ribs menu item for $42 that we hoped to share. the main course came to our table somewhere between 2 and 4 oz and the sides were tiny. I'm not a big eater, but the server never mentioned it might be a bit too small to share. Oh well. Live and learn. I'd opt for the burgers if I decided to dine there again.

This was a special occasion for my wife's birthday which was given to them in advance. Should I have expected more?

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

thank you very much
great again as always
we stop in everytime we are in the tabernash area

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Staff was very personable. Great ambience! The food was stellar as always.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Pre-wedding

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We dined at Tabernash Tavern over Spring break. The restaurant has a fun and cozy mountain atmosphere. I was pleased with my children’s meals, Mac and cheese and sliders. They were reasonably priced and the kids enjoyed their meals. My husband ordered Steak Mazatlan and I ordered Paella. The waiter raved about the steak dish. The cut of meat was poor and there was a lot of cheese. The paella was just ok. Probably not the best dish to order in a land locked state. Both meals were incredibly overpriced for the quality of the meal. If I could order all over again, I would stick to a burger!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Everything was delicious. We ordered a few appetizers, which were enough for a full meal and a great price. The main course was a little over priced based on taste, okay, but nothing amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Yum! The food was 5 Star! Great wait staff...so delightful:))

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Eclectic interesting menu. Food is very good and portions are huge. We had lamb rack, steak and scallops. Starter meatball of game meats was outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This was my first visit and I was impressed with the menu, the portions and the amazing tasting food. I will definitely be back

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