About Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace
Denver, CO 80202
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
Ideal for a power breakfast or lunch, Ellyngton's is a fine dining destination serving contemporary American cuisine with attentive and thoughtful service.
Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace Ratings and Reviews
We were staying at the Brown Palace for ...
We were staying at the Brown Palace for our anniversary and made reservations for the Sunday brunch. We were hoping for a quieter table, though I don't think there really is a quiet table for brunch. We were seated close by the entrance which is by the dessert area so we had the majority of the diners walk by our table. There was a variety of different choices. I had an omelet with chorizo which was very good. My wife had the eggs benedict and the wait time was extended for it to come out from the kitchen and she said it was okay though has had better before as the yolk was a little hard. The kitchen had a hard time keeping pancakes and waffles in the serving tray and when I went to get some the tray was almost empty and the pancakes and waffles a little soggy. The dessert table hit it out of the park. The hotel in general is beautiful.
We went there for New Year day brunch an ...
We went there for New Year day brunch and while everything was beautiful and tasty, it was also a bit plain and not exciting like what I would expect for $70/person on a holiday. I might give it five stars if it had been a regular Sunday but for New year's you think they could have stepped it up
We literally go only for New Year's Day ...
We literally go only for New Year's Day Brunch, but it is a favorite, repeat venue, for January 1st. Live jazz, and the buffet and carvery food options are truly excellent. Service is some of the very (very) best, anywhere. Discreet and non-intrusive, and (especially in the case of our table person this year, 2017, Jessica) completely unflappable. That is the mark of true professionalism. Pricey, but the service, alone, may be worth the splurge. Recommended by these non-pretentious diners!
This was the worst experience I have eve ...
This was the worst experience I have ever had at the Brown Palace. To start, we had to go looking for a valet to park the car and it was not busy or overly cold that they should not have been available. Then, we walked into the restaurant and were not greeted by the hostess, so I said Hi, we have reservations for our party to which she replied, never looking up "Hold on". We were sat by an extremely grumpy and sour older woman and a guy showed up to fill our waters. I made these reservations under the impression that there was a holiday buffet brunch, but that was not the case. The service was slow and lacking any attention to detail, the food was ordinary at best, we did not get everything we ordered, and then our dirty dishes sat in front of us until we left. We were a party of 8 that agreed we could have had the exact same experience and product at Denny's for less money. I would say stick to the tea, but even my last experience with that was not the normal high class caliber the Brown Palace is known to have. Not sure we are coming back!
I have been coming to the BP for 20+ yea ...
I have been coming to the BP for 20+ years for Xmas brunch and I will not be coming back. Waited an hour to be seated even with a reservation. The hostess was rude and would not tell us where in line we were. There was nowhere to sit in the lobby because everybody else was waiting. The food was par. I was really hoping for some crab legs based on the price. I mean they offered a featured dish of potato salad. Who offers a feature dish of potato salad on Xmas. I was hoping for some rare prime rib but all the cuts were overdone. The only good items was breakfast. I am looking for to The Inverness in Centennial for new years and my future business. The BP could learn a lot from the Inverness.
My friend and I like to have lunch her ...
My friend and I like to have lunch here over the holidays. The lobby is beautifully decorated and I appreciate the valet parking. I arrived at 11:25 for an 11:30 reservation. There was no one at the hostess stand to greet me and I probably waited at least five minutes to be shown to a table. The room is dusty - there is dust on the wide window sills, backs of chairs and who knows where else the dust has settled. This is not acceptable for such a upscale restaurant.
Our waiter seemed nice but forgot about us after our food was served. My hot tea was never replenished and we had to wave him down to get our check. We had lunch here a year ago and the service was even worse on that occasion.
Decided to try Ellyngton's at the Brown ...
Decided to try Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace for holiday brunch this year instead of driving down to the Broadmoor, and I'm sorry to say we were disappointed. The hotel was beautifully decorated, the live entertainment quite enjoyable, but the food and service did not meet our expectations. The selections were roughly a third of the Broadmoor's, and the primary dish for brunch - eggs - consisted solely of the omelet station, no matter how you wanted your eggs prepared. No Eggs Benedict or other egg choices to grab and go. Therefore, the omelet line was consistently long, and the two girls manning the station were distracted and careless, including splashing raw eggs on my sport coat when flipping an omelet that had not yet cooked enough to be flipped. Then, in the end, all of our omelets were overcooked and dry. Service at the table was sporadic, with coffee and juice refills difficult to come by, and paying the bill took quite some time while lots of people waited up front to be seated.
We did enjoy the ambiance, which saved the day. But compared to the Broadmoor, Ellyngton's seemed disorganized and poorly staffed. For the small difference in price, we'll go back to driving down to the Broadmoor from now on.
The restaurant was so beautifully decora ...
The restaurant was so beautifully decorated. The piano was a nice touch with great
Christmas carols being played. The Santa, his wife and elves were very friendly. The
waiter was outstanding as were all the staff. We got there (six senior ladies) at 8:00 a.m.
for a 8:30 reservation and were told to wait in the lobby. It would have been nice to be
seated and have a cup of coffee - it was very cold that day.
A party of two each had a separate meal. ...
A party of two each had a separate meal. One an entree which was well prepared and reportedly delicious. The other a sandwich which was mostly bread, with overcooked meat and a side of potatoes which were also overcooked.
We went for my mother in laws 80th birth ...
We went for my mother in laws 80th birthday. Even though we put that in the reservation and mentioned it on the phone when we needed to change the number of people for the reservation AND mentioned it in front of the wait person, no one acknowledged her special birthday. The omelette station did not have enough staff, so that the line ran around one third of the food selections making it nearly impossible to get food unless you kept interrupting guests in the omelette line. The waiter was attentive, but I needed to ask for water refills every time and none was brought without asking. Overall this was not the experience that we had expected from the Brown Palace. We were disappointed.
I went to Sunday Champagne Brunch at Ell ...
I went to Sunday Champagne Brunch at Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace last Sunday, and it was truly amazing! The selection and quality of every item at each station is top notch, from the chilled shrimp and the sushi bar to the chocolate fountain fondue and the most delicious bananas foster made to order. It is truly an experience, so you need to clear your afternoon schedule and just plan to sit for a few hours of eating and drinking.
The service was good, although it was quite busy. There were just a couple of times when the finished plates took a little long to be cleared from the table , but otherwise the waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about the brunch offering. They have a little 1950's-style live three-person band which reminded me of Desi Arnaz in the 'I Love Lucy' days, little white suit coats and all!
I would call this a good brunch for a special occasion, because it IS a bit pricey. The food alone, (without any champagne) is $70 per person, and then there are two options of "all-you-can-drink" champagne which tack on $10 or $20 to that amount, depending on your choice. So you are looking at around $100 per person for brunch, which is NOT what I do every Sunday, although I can dream of a life such as that without any trouble at all!
Usually service is spot on but it took a ...
Usually service is spot on but it took a bit for the server to come over for drinks and then my tea bag was not replaced leaving me with hot water to drink. Breakfast was fine as usual but nothing to get excited over. For the location and convenience, I'll still be coming back.
Our waiter Keith was excellent! He was ...
Our waiter Keith was excellent! He was attentive but it intrusive. The seafood blew me away. The shrimp was wonderful as were the smoked cod and trout. Enjoyed the pancakes very much. And everything was cooked perfect. All desserts were wonderful. I thought the drinking chocolate would be hot but that was an assumption on my part. I recommend highly for brunch.
If you are looking for a place with old- ...
If you are looking for a place with old-world charm, this is the place. This is not your everyday brunch spot, but for when you have a birthday, baby shower, special occasion, it is great. For the price, some of the food could be fresher (the seafood and sushi is not that great), but I for one am coming for the breakfast items and desserts, so its not a huge detractor.
My husband and I went to Sunday brunch f ...
My husband and I went to Sunday brunch for our anniversary at Ellyngton's, and were extremely impressed with the selection of food and ambience. The service was mediocre as it took quite some time to get coffee after ordering, and refills were late in coming as well. Overall, the food was phenomenal, the jazz band talented, and the ambience delightful.
I always looked forward to business lunc ...
I always looked forward to business lunches at Ellington's when I worked downtown, but after retiring, I've had fewer opportunities to go to downtown Denver. But when I was asked for recommendations for a special lunch after a,day at the art museum, it was the first place I thought of. As always we had superb service, good menu choices, and excellent preparation and presentation. I had the prawns and cous cous, really wonderful. Plus, you get to enjoy the ambience of the gorgeous Brown Palace lobby. Great place to dine when in downtown Denver.
Had the privilege to dine here for our ...
Had the privilege to dine here for our anniversary trip. Didn't disappoint. Excellent service. We'll trained staff. Great selection of food. The ambiance.. the decor is just ❤️❤️ classic . Over all. We had a wonderful time. Great food, great service. Great experience,
Exceptional service and atmosphere, howe ...
Exceptional service and atmosphere, however, that's all. ROI is low and they need to lean heavily upon their former reputation. The food would have been marginal at a fourth of the price; there was nothing great about any of the food selections. Sure chilled shrimp is good, but that's kind of difficult to mess up.
This was my first time here. I really en ...
This was my first time here. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The band they had playing was amazing. I really enjoyed the ambiance as well as the food. It was buffet but I really enjoyed it. Definitely enjoyed the smoked salmon!
The brown palace a intimate, beautiful p ...
The brown palace a intimate, beautiful place to dine. I went for lunch with my girlfriends and the ambiance was excellent and the service was great. The food was AMAZING! Will return...my favorite restaurant in Denver so far.
Waitstaff was polite and attentive. Menu ...
Waitstaff was polite and attentive. Menu was adequate for breakfast. However, they don't have biscuits on the menu. So if you order the American Breakfast you get toast, toast or toast. I would recommend the restaurant. Food is good and pastries are fresh and baked in house.
Lots of variety in the food options. The ...
Lots of variety in the food options. The price is high but the quality is great. They do not label any of the items so if you have any food allergens or want to know what items are you need to guess. Some desserts are small options so you can try more items but again not labeled or signed in any way. Great for a special occasion but the price is high so unless you consume a ton of food the value is not good.
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