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About Tabernash Tavern

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.

72287 US Highway 40
Tabernash, CO 80478
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Open Daily for Dinner 4-9
Happy Hour: Thursday 4-6
Friday-Saturday 4-5 pm

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 726-4430

Website:
http://www.tabernashtavern.com/

Entertainment:
We offer live music, please check our website for details.

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.

Parking Details:
Feel free to park in our private, large, lighted lot off the highway.

Executive Chef:
Alberto Sapien

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.

Private Party Contact:
Sharon Shelton: (970) 726-4430

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We celebrate Oktoberfest every fall, check our website for details.

Tabernash Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (20)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Fun (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful selection of flavorful food. Excellent service and quieter than Deno’s.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food but way too big of portions... downsize portions and then price

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food, drinks, and atmosphere!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Unexpected high-quality restaurant in a town of 400. The menu was very creative, with everything from the mandatory Colorado staples of burgers and steaks to octopus. Everything was beautifully presented. Atmosphere was "mountain casual". The dining room is small, and it was filling up by the time we left around 7, so reservations are a must.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Last winter we went here while on a ski vacation and loved it, this year not so much. While the food was delicious, everything else was not. We expected more from a $500 dinner tab, and when I say more, I mean no catching the wait staff rolling their eyes while walking away from our table, numerous screw ups on what was delivered vs. what was ordered, actually knowing what the vegetable was(it was carrots, not spaghetti squash). Also, it was a Monday, so it wasn't like the restaurant was overly busy. Clearly they don't want our business, so we won't go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our steaks temps came out flipped flopped.. they were not interested in fixing the on that was well done but they fixed the rare one.. they cooked it more.. however my sons steak was well done when it should of been rare.. it was late at night and close to closing but we expected more☹️

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I discovered Tabernash Tavern four years ago during our first weekend away together. We were very impressed with the food and service that visit and really looked forward to going again; we certainly were not disappointed this time and consider it a very special place. One of our favorite things to share is a charcuterie board and theirs blew us away!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious food, with excellent service. Steaks grilled to perfection; creative presentation and mouth-watering desserts. Never disappointed!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. However, the chef is inflexible and refuses to make any modifications to his menu items. This limits the choices and diners should know that they cannot ask to make even slight changes to any dishes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The salmon and bacon was perfect! Food was amazing.
This is a wonderful place for a special date night. Great Bar: we had dinner in the restaurant part, then moved to the bar for an after dinner drink and carrot cake!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, great service...sit in the bar with the kids, kids menu and very accommodating of families for such a nice restaurant

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Best Ribeye I’ve had all year anywhere! Superb service and love the atmosphere. Special place I highly recommend based on my first visit — looking forward to returning. I travel this area once or twice a year and it is chalked up as one of my favorite finds of the new year.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great staff and food. You won't leave hungry!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Mediocre food and pricey. Good ambience and would be a fun spot to have a drink at the bar, but I don't recommend the food. Salad was overdressed, as were Brussels sprouts, steak was just okay, and the Bernaise sauce was meh.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food and cocktails in a really cozy setting. Good choice for a special night out!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing paella!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I ordered the Koren short ribs. I can't tell you how under cooked they were. Should have been fork tender but I had trouble cutting them with a steak knife. Fatty and tough. I liked the pickles but nothing else on the plate. You should consider removing it from your menu. A friend ordered a burger and she liked that.

My husband and I first visited Tabernash Tavern 3 years ago and you served us RAW pork chops. We did not try you again until last Saturday Jan 13, 2018. I don't think we will be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The ambiance at Tabernash was great and the hostess was very accommodating to our party of 4. Two of us decided to split the sea bass special as it was very pricey. It came out on one dish and I separated it into two plates. The waitress said that it was not the” chef’s thing” to split the meal for us. It was cold so we sent both plates back after we tasted the sea bass. The waitress brought back the sea bass rewarmed along with the side dishes all on one plate! I had to divide already tasted food again!! Although the dish was excellent it was not the 8 oz as stated For the $52 cost. I think it is not cool to serve already served food on one plate. Our husbands’ Paella was very good.
I would go back here for Happpy Hour and hope for the best. It is the only name in town and I think they know it.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our foursome enjoyed a lamb chop special, wild game meatballs and top sirloin all perfectly cooked. We all had salads with a lovely Elderberry vinaigrette. As frequent diners at Tabernash Tavern always wanting to try new dishes SO We also ordered a NYE Cassoulet which caught my eye for the clever replacement of french white beans with our native and traditional New Years Day lucky charm of black-eyed peas. This dish, for all its promise was disappointing- A thin flavorless broth, too much crumbled bacon, ham. But enough salt to kill any other flavors from duck or sausage. My raging thirst later that night had me wishing I sent it back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointed in the service. Was New Year's Eve and took way too long to get our food. Table of 6 seated next to us and after us got their food before us. And very expensive. The porter house steak was pricey and mediocre.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening, the food and service were exceptional

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The special was a buffalo steak that four in our party raved about! The Chef is great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I stole a night away for the kids and went here! It was perfect for our special date night! The server was knowledgeable and charming! He gave us the right choices after we outlined we were stuck on all the great appetizer options! The brie with nuts was delicious and just the right size for two people!
My husband had the special - the 12 oz bison steak. It was cooked to perfection and so tasty! I had the filet, it was melt in your mouth good! We each had our own type of potato on our plates, each were very good!
The wine list was extensive, but lots of choices that complimented our meats.
The Tavern looks like a prop for a Wild West film on the outside, but so warm, cozy and nicely appointed on the inside. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food, good service. Nice place. Value for what you get is not great. Wonderful at helping us sit together (3 different reservations). Not allowing (capability?) to split checks is ridiculous in this day of age where the customer experience should be centric. Large group (12 across 4 families) of us as on a family vacation. Allowed us to pay various forms (we all paid cash). But... still not a great experience to have to figure that out at end. Just know this going in...

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious! something different and very tasty! Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service and food are great! We love sitting in the Bar!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful wait staff and food! Very accommodating when we arrived early for our reservation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was well seasoned, however it was cold upon arrival at our table. First time I’ve ever been disappointed at TT.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This place is hidden in the very small town of Tabernash. Really impressed with the wine list and menu - had some creative dishes (brussel sprouts with buffalo sauce, walnuts, and blue cheese) and the steaks were great. Would def revisit this place - a must for "foodies" in the area. Nice ambiance too - pretty quiet which was nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Was not impressed after 4 yearly visits. Ordered steaks, Brussels sprouts (that were over sauced and swimming in buffalo sauce.) It was my birthday. Usually when I have paid $49.00 for a steak, someone asks if we are celebrating something this evening. Our party ordered 2 veggie burgers. It was a single mushroom on a bun, not a patty. While their plates had nice condiments, they were disappointed. Vegetable sides need not be so heavy and rich. Need more green color on the plates. It was too rich and expensive for what it was.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful overall experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food and service were terrific

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our first time there for an anniversary dinner on the recommendation of our AirBNB host. We were not disappointed! We had a reservation and we were promptly seated. Our server was excellent, attentive and made good recommendations. Food was excellent! We had a couple of appetizers, the mussels and the baked Brie. Both were delicious. We shared a paella and that was plenty of food. I’ve had lots of variations of paella but never anything like this! Exceptional, uniquely different paella! Wonderful pairing of ingredients and flavors. Our compliments to the chef! We definitely recommend Tabernash Tavern and will return next time we stay in the area!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was my second visit to the Tavern in Tabernash and will be my last. Just looking for some good food in a nice environment close to home, sorry the menu was interesting but the product on the plate was terrible it was so bad I never noticed much about the environment, starting with a $ 20 Elk Burger ordered rare and came out looking like McDonalds, worse meat, overdone maybe a 4 oz portion, so thin it was tough and overcooked, the French fried potatoes were not worthy of my taste buds greasy and limp like old lettuce; The Korean Short Ribs were fat and tough and also the pits.. the presentation was ugly; The Seafood dish was also ugly but the patron was very hungry and really did care about looks just his empty stomach.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The Tabernash Tavern is the best eating establishment in the Winter Park / Grand County area, hands down. Consistently great food, imaginative menu, wonderful service and very friendly, low key atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is always excellent. Portions are large. We always leave with a box.

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was great as well. My meal was about the best I have ever had...it was that good. You won't leave here with a small check but for special occasions we like to splurge a bit here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great overall experience however the steaks are very overpriced for quality and taste. Tuna appetizer was delicious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A nice restaurant with fair food that's overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good lunch/burger spot. Meat entrees(e.g. steak) overpriced.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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