About Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace
Deal makers, politicians and businessmen frequent the restaurant regularly making it the place see and be seen. The hotel main dining room serves traditional breakfast with a twist; deli sandwiches, creative entree's and salads for lunch, as well as our City Search 2006 Best Brunch winning Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch. Three tiers of champagne are offered to complement the experience: Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon, and of course, Dom Perignon.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast; price range $31-$50: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday 7:00AM - 10:00AM
Lunch; price range $31-$50:Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch; price range $54-$75: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Holiday Brunches; price range $71: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Between Broadway & Tremont Place
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz trio during Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel. Ellyngton's will validate your parking ticket for the Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch.
Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace Ratings and Reviews
I think this experience at the Brown is ...
I think this experience at the Brown is way overrated and not a good value. It is a stunning hotel and the restaurant is beautiful. That is well worth a visit. I felt the food was good but nothing extraordinary. I guess I expected more for the hefty $55 price tag. The prime rib was a stand out and really delicious and the shrimp was really plentiful and fresh. Other than that it was pretty normal fair with not a lot of unusual offerings. For such an expensive brunch, one would expect something out of the common fair and unique. The service was fair. Had to ask for water and champagne too many times. Also cleared some of my own dishes. Not cool. The band was great!
Greeted at the desk with a Happy Anniver ...
Greeted at the desk with a Happy Anniversary. Next, seated by the door, furthest away from the music so it sounded like it was piped in, at a table with a formerly white, holed tablecloth, and constantly glared at by one of the ladies at that podium where we were seated. We did mention the tablecloth to the staff, but, all we heard was that they would tell the host. Really? This is first class??? From the start we could see how far down the totem pole Ellyngton had gone. The Brown's reputation used to be all about the customer...
Food was constantly running out and servers needed to be told to replace it. It wasn't always hot, bacon was rubbery and overdone and the fake eggs for the omelettes, not so good. We love a good dessert, but honestly, if you have to ask, what is it? And the answer is that's our cheesecake...enough said.
Second rate everything and it was anything but, romantic or special. A terrible disappointment that should've been an amazing experience for us. Service was decent, but not terribly efficient. Would we go back??? Never. What a disappointment. Years ago, it was such an amazing and elegant place. We were so excited to go there...not anymore!
Save your money, go to Olive Garden or Red Lobster and spend the rest to see a live show.
Frankly, Village Inn would've been a better choice at a fraction of the cost.
Great Sunday brunch buffet. Endless cham ...
Great Sunday brunch buffet. Endless champs and amazing food. You have to ask to order the eggs Benedict, but it's sooooo good with shave black truffles on it. The onlyissue I had was my champagne glass stayed empty too often. If I am paying for endless, I don't want to wait no matter how classy the joint is.
This was truly a luncheon to remember fo ...
This was truly a luncheon to remember for me and two friends -- all of us have birthdays within one week, so always celebrate our birthdays together. Ellyngton's at The Brown Palace pulled out all the stops for our celebration. The food was presented looking like a painting and was gourmet. We toasted with champagne and oohed and aahed when complimentary tarts with candles twinkling arrived for a dessert surprise. Our waiter entered into the spirit of the occasion and one of my friends even asked to take HIS picture after he graciously took ours. We won't soon forget this year's birthday celebration. The old world charm of The Brown Palace is still alive and well and I hope to return to relax and enjoy it again soon.
Ellyngton's Champagne Brunch was delicio ...
Ellyngton's Champagne Brunch was delicious they had a variety of food choices and not to mention their dessert. Service is great and you never run out of champagne it just keeps coming. Will definitely be coming back.
The Champagne Brunch is a memorable expe ...
The Champagne Brunch is a memorable experience in a lovely, historic setting with a great, mellow jazz band. The food is delicious and the dessert tables decadent! As a vegetarian, I would simply have appreciated more variety in options - more vegetarian sushi, a tofu/seitan dish, crackers to accompany the available cheeses, etc. Overall, I highly recommend this brunch for a special occasion.
Ellyngton's is a true find. Located in ...
Ellyngton's is a true find. Located in the historic Brown Palace, it provides extraordinary service and a menu that is every bit as au courant as many restaurants considered trendier. This would be a terrific choice for a special occasion, whether it's an anniversary dinner or lunch with important clients. The prices are reasonable considered the quality provided. Ellyngton's is worth every penny.
Ellyngton's exceeded the expectations I ...
Ellyngton's exceeded the expectations I had coming in. The atmosphere was superb. The menu is excellent. The execution of service is flawless.
My date and I enjoyed robust scotch with our smooth cigars. I should note that the humidor at Ellyngton's is perhaps without equal in downtown from my experience. The cigars were very fresh and added great character to the scotch.
We that up with a some steaks. They were perfectly cooked, well balanced in flavor, and very filling. At this point we were so happy we had to order some port for my wife, and cognac for myself, just to prolong our experience.
Ellyngton's is about the experience. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere of the beautiful room, and exceptional service all come together to make a really timeless evening that I wished would never end.
We were expecting the Brown Palace to kn ...
We were expecting the Brown Palace to knock our socks off. We knew it would be a bit on the pricey side, but we never imagined the Sunday Brunch would be so.....ordinary. There were so few choices. Nothing wowed us. It was about $20 higher than other brunches in town and there was nothing to justify that. In fact, it would have been $30 more if we had actually ordered champagne. So disappointing. We really just couldn't believe it could be so blah! Explore around town. But we wouldn't recommend this. It will be a disappointment.
Went to celebrate our sons birthday. The ...
Went to celebrate our sons birthday. The Brown Palace Hotel is well known for being high end. Having heard about the hotel we gave the brunch a try. The dining area is elegant decorated with flowers and ice sculptures. Tables, table settings and stemware are done up nice. Linen tablecloths and napkins put on the finishing touches. There was a very impressive selection of see food including sushi and sashimi. The omelette bar had many selections of meat and vegetables. The carving station includes a tasty prime rib and what appeared to be a pork shoulder. A variety of breads and pastries were set out along the buffet which also included salads, cheese, luncheon type meats, pasta dishes and a huge assortment of fruits and deserts to include a chocolate fountain. Well done we will return .
We selected Ellyngton's for its quality ...
We selected Ellyngton's for its quality and reliably superb service. The food was great, as always, but our server was a major disappointment. We'll be back, but we'll insist on a server who will stop by now and then to take our order, bring our food, maybe see how we're doing, refill our beverages, and remember to both bring the check AND process our payment. Novel concept, I know! But a business breakfast shouldn't take 2 hours due to slow service.
Service was horrible. Had to ask for ref ...
Service was horrible. Had to ask for refills for orange juice then water and milk for my son. For the price and the prestige that comes with Brown Palace, I would expect to have my drink refilled without having to ask. This is a buffet, you clear my plates and refill my drinks, was that so hard to do?
Ellyngton's was great... in the 1980's
Ellyngton's was great... in the 1980's. Everything from the menu, the furniture, to the draperies is outdated. The food was mediocre at best. There weren't a lot of options and it was all very pricy. Forgive me, but I don't see what on a bagel with lox would cost $16. Also, counting this as a main breakfast entrée is a stretch. To this note, there weren't a whole lot of options and everything on their menu was boring, safe, and overdone.
I got the corned beef hash, which somehow tasted like dried out chorizo. My boyfriend was unfortunate enough to have had the eggs benedict (which came highly recommended). His poached eggs were way over cooked, past the point of a soft boiled egg, paired with a tiny amount of hollandaise that was separating on the plate, led to a less than satisfying meal. He ended up picking it apart and basically ate an English muffin with some ham on the side (for a bargain of only $17). As a side note I did really enjoy the coffee that they served.
When you initially walk into the lobby of the hotel and the dining room itself, you are definitely taken back 100 years into tht fine dining of the era. However, once you sit down and have time to actually examine where you are seated things take on a different tone. The upholstery is worn and stained with use. The carpets are old, threadbare, and ugly (and obviously not the original, so there should be no qualms with ripping up that atrocity). The curtains are straight out of the 1980's and some were so old that they didn't hang properly. It was all very disappointing and just seemed tired.
Overall this was a mediocre dining experience. I won't be going back unless big changes are made, nor will I be recommending this place to anyone. The prices are high, the service was subpar, and the food was mediocre at best.
Its time for a revamp Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace, especially for the prices you are charging!
An amazing and luxurious Champagne Brunch
I had heard that within the historic Brown Palace that Ellyngton’s is famous for their brunch. I can understand why after having an amazing dining experience. This is truly special from the plethora of high quality buffet choices; prime rib, shrimp, sushi, pastries, egg dishes, and fantastic desserts, you will enjoy it all…and of course, the champagne! Look to Ellyngton’s to indulge yourself by enjoying the wonderful Sunday Champagne brunch.
Tip: Be sure to make reservations as it is a very popular restaurant.
This was our 3rd X going back. Should I say more!
We're from Rosenberg, TX and took our best friends to celebrate their bday. Our favorite is brunch! Delish food, Great ambience, Host and Server were extraordinary and made sure to make us feel right at home and special! Love this place.
The food options were wonderful. Althoug ...
The food options were wonderful. Although as someone who is allergic to shellfish there could've been more non-shellfish options. It was so packed and busy it was difficult to talk. I'm not sure it was worth the steep price I paid. Over $200 for three people
Better options out there for upscale breakfast.
I stayed at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa and booked breakfast downstairs at Ellyngton's since I had heard good things about it.
-The staff is great: they are informative, and always present when needed, exactly what you would expect of a high tier restaurant.
-The food is very standard. If Ellyngton's wasn't located in the Brown Palace it would be completely unremarkable. The Denver Biscuit Company offered significantly more gourmet and 'premium' feeling options at a fraction of the price.
It's probably worth mentioning that most of the diners appeared to be older, and familiar with the staff. It reminds me of the Drake hotel in Chicago: it still brings in a lot of older folks willing to pay a premium because they remember the heyday of the place.
If you like a more interesting fare, or actual value in a meal: look elsewhere.
We celebrated my husbands birthday here on Sunday March 13. The array of food was overwhelming and everything we tried was delicious. My husband had the Eggs Benedict and found it to be very good. The prime rib was tender and well seasoned and the chilled shrimp was awesome. We were really too full to do justice to the dessert selection, but the couple of bites I tried, crème brulee and a pecan tart were so good, and to top it off they brought my husband a special birthday cupcake! The only thing I would have changed was to request a table by the windows, instead of next to a wall in the back of the room.
It's sad to write this review. We have always thought of the Brown Palace as the place in Denver for an elegant brunch. Last Sunday was so disappointing.
Food: We arrive to find that the offering of food has been cut by a quarter. Where there used to be a section devoted to breakfast items that that was part of the triangle in the middle of the room taking the place of what was before an entire section of lunch items. Carved beef was tough, omelets ordinary, pasta offering where raviolis with almost no filling.
Service: Always the best before, in one meal had to ask for coffee refills three time, had to flag down another waiter to get cream brought to the tale and had to request that our water glasses be filled.
Too bad that such a fine dining experience has gone down hill so badly.
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