The Dunraven Inn

4.6
2143 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The Dunraven Inn is a special place for many people and we hope you will see why. We are especially proud of our staff, many of whom have worked for us for many years. Our goal is to provide great food and service, in a restaurant that is warm and friendly. We offer an extensive wine list that will compliment our food at a good value to you. Any questions you have regarding a wine or pairing a wine to your dinner, please feel free to ask! We have a fully stocked bar and serve many varieties of bottled beer.
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu-lots of variant choice. We chose the mussels-outstanding! Lots of charm inside.

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MF
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous as always! The server was very attentive and accommodating without being overbearing.

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GS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service are Consistently Top-Notch. Good Value Too.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I felt the cost of the meal far exceeded the value based on food quality and atmosphere. The staff at the Dunraven were all pleasant and quick to meet your needs but there Rome of the Rockies tagline did not apply in my opinion

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CS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I really want to rate this more highly and LOVE mountain town restaurants but the experience here was poor. Granted, it was New Year's Eve, but every course and every dish was... sorry, just not good. Two of the three steaks were wrong temp. Calamari was awful, like it had been cooked well in advance. Baked potato was undercooked and hard. Asked for recommendations and server steered us AWAY from five or six dishes but couldn't come up with one he liked other than, "Steaks are pretty safe".
It's okay, but my hopes were much higher.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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BE
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

We have spent New Years Eve at the Dunraven for the last 10 years. Have always had a good experience up until this year. My wife had the lobster ziti. You had to hunt for the lobster which at 30 dollars is not acceptable. I had the cioppino which was also short on seafood, again over 30 dollars. We have had these entrees before they have always been good. The desert, tiramisu, was very good as was the service. We will probably give this restaurant another try but may try other options on the menu.

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s
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Salad was drenched in dressing and weird small
Pieces of lettuce. Eggplant parm was
Tough. Fair food.

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PK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to The Dunraven for a romantic dinner. Even though the tables are very close together, you still get a little romantic feeling there. The filet Mignon is a favorite of ours.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were seated in the back room and at first it was pleasant. Then I felt cold air blowing ad j thought it was the window above us. It actually was a large vent that was at my waist and cold air was coming out. It was already cold outside and I was freezing. I had to wrap my legs and wear my spouses coat to stay warm. We would have asked to move tables but they were too busy.
They also were out of most of their seafood which is why we booked the restaurant. We ended up paying high prices for Italian food instead.
Our hostess and waitress were very nice and attentive and apologized for the lack of food.
We have been to the Dunraven many times but this time was very disappointing.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service great meal!

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BV
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food, drinks and service were incredible.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great place if you like meat, seafood or cheese (Italian and Seafood). We had a harder time with that palette - and there aren’t any good non-cheese vegetarian dishes. it’s a great place if you like the type of food they have!

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WS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time for an anniversary dinner. Great food and service!

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LN
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. The service is always perfect. Never disappointed.

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BS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite dining, wine and cocktails. What a jewel this place is.

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DE
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their filets are consistently great which is surprising for an Italian restaurant. We were there on a Sunday night so fewer people there and not as noisy.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the house salad and the beef short rib. Delicious and impressive presentation for both dishes. Knowledgeable wine staff.

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NK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Steak and lobster was only medium warm. Was so noisy in there we could barely visit...

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NF
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to Dunraven since our first visit was so great. Once again, you did not disappoint. The food was wonderful, and staff is always so friendly and welcoming. I cannot wait to go back!

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST!!!! From beginning to end everything is done in excellence! Fabulous service and food. One of our favoirte spots in Estes Park, CO.

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VG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were thrilled with the cozy, rustic feel of the restaurant. Our waitress was delightful and very attentive. Both of us in our party ordered steak and they were tender and flavorful. Overall, it's just one of those experiences where you come away feeling like you've been someplace unique and personable.

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AA
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from Brian was great and the steaks were awesome. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience and we will be back.

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AT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love you guys!! this is has been our favorite restaurant since we moved here, 11 years ago, we like to come for every special occasion and every time the food, service and ambiance is amazing!! My husband loves the Gorgonzola stuffed steak, he just can't get enough, I keep telling him to try something new, but he just loves it!! Me, on the other hand loves to try everything in the menu and is never disappointing.
We have tried other restaurants in town, but the food you offer, the consistency with the flavors is what we love of this restaurant. Thank you so much for making it a very special time every time we go.

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AR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend Dunraven him for that total overall high-quality service and exceptional bored

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N
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family favorite for over 40 years-- when it was Jule's, then Dale's, and now Andy's.! Dinner at the Dunvaren is something we always plan when our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren are in Estes! It never fails to delight us.

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b
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johnanna was our waitress this past Saturday night and was amazing. Everyone from the hostess that sat us to the bartender that brought the wine, to our waitress were super personable and great at what they do. The food was amazing as always. I come here once a year from Fort Collins if I'm in the area for something and The Dunraven has never disappointed. Celebrated my friends birthday with the special steak (gorgonzola cheese and garlic clove, added peppercorns to mine) was delightful. Had my Vegetarian friend with me as well, and he found something he could love as well. Thank you all!

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S
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love coming here for the ambiance and variety of food; which is always delsicious !

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always live The Dunraven. Our waitress Erika is awesome.
We had lasagne, pesto, and salmon. All were terrific! We dine at the Dunraven every time we are in Estes.

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WM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, can't remember his name but he was really super. Made recommendations and really made an effort to make sure we were happy.

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DM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and it was fabulous. Really all aspects exceeded our expectations. It's the whole package - ambiance, service, and quality wonderful food. We will definitely plan future special nights out here!

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KH
Tulsa
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. It's one we visit every year when we come to Estes Park. The service is always wonderful. Even though it was packed when we were there, and we had to wait a little bit for our reserved table to be available, we were able to place a drink order at the bar while we waited. Our server was quite attentive (especially given how busy he was!), and the food was delicious, as usual.

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RG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always have to spend an evening at the Dunraven whenever I am in Estes. Delicious food, friendly staff, excellent wine list. Service is usually very good, only 1 small complaint this time, had to ask for ground pepper on our salads as our server forgot. I have been there and dined alone, and been there with a group as large as 6, same wonderful food & experience every time. Always get a warm & welcome feel. Thanks Dunraven!!

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my wife and I loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. It was what we were looking for in a date night. Our waitress was outstanding. She created a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place. The food was great, the service was great and Andy was great. The staff made our date night amazing.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Dunraven Inn has been our special dinner outing in the Estes Valley for over 20 years. The restaurant's nickname is "Rome of the Rockies." I love baked Italian dishes and ordered the baked Ziti. They even offer a lobster version. Fresh fish is flown in a couple times a week. The restaurant is located on a beautiful drive and is next to the Big Thompson River.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Food was incredible. Loved it

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PS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Please check your google maps for directions.....needs an update. Food was good ambiance was good- pleasant, family friendly, casual Italian dining-

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TS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Delilah was fantastic and the food was yummy. Not our first time and we will go back.

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F
Kansas City
52 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. Everytime were in Estes, we come here several times

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