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/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace Ratings and Reviews
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.
A little disappointing!
We chose Ellyngton's for Sunday Brunch on Valentine's Day. A memorable brunch is one of my favorite experiences and I was very anxious to try their highly recommended champagne brunch. Unfortunately the experience fell short of my expectations. First, our group of four had to wait 15-20 minutes for a table when we arrived. Our waiter was attentive and the atmosphere/live music was enjoyable. The various stations -- salad, seafood, omelet, carving, desert -- were nicely presented and overall, the buffet food choices were extensive and good. However, three of us found pieces of shell in the oysters, nearly breaking our teeth! When we got to the carving station, the available prime rib that two of us received was not rare as requested and quite tough. On a bright note, the made-to-order Bananas Foster was the hit of the day! Perhaps holidays are challenging for all restaurants, but given the price (over $100 per person), I'm hesitate to give them another try.
Was good, not great. We were expecting a wide variety of delicious food and while the food was pretty good, there wasn't much as far as variety. Perhaps our expectations were too high as we travel to Hawaii often and their expensive buffets are off-the-charts delicious. Also, maybe we're just not classy enough to get how this is makes sense from a value standpoint.
All great except for server
Love the history and class of the Brown Palace and wanted to share this for my daughters 18th birthday. Once seated we waited nearly 15 minutes before the server came to the table and maybe said three words. We tried to make conversation but the server clearly had no time, personality or sense of humor. Although this was a brunch buffet for the cost and place you would expect some sort of customer appreciation. Observing the other wait staff and their interaction with their guest we defiantly got cheated. This server really needs to look for a different line of work. On the positive, the food is great especially the prime rib and all of the other staff was very pleasant and courteous. FYI...the brunch price starts at $55 per person
Good food but so expensive
$53.95 for the "just brunch" option; more if you added champagne. On the other hand, the food was very good (husband had an issue with the oysters; otherwise we would have rated it 5 stars), there was a huge variety of options, and everything else was delicious. The service was outstanding -- attentive but not obtrusive. Definitely a special-occasion place!
Best Sunday Brunch EVER
Had the Sunday Brunch and we must say it was the best we have ever had. Such impeccable style, presentation, taste and service, It's just sad it took me this long to try it. $50 for the basic brunch w/o champagne and it had every kind of fresh seafood, sushi, prime rib, leg of lamb, breakfast essentials, and deserts you could imagine. So many things were made to order right in front of you, even a chocolate fountain and made to order banana's foster - to die for!
If it's time for a spurge on a great brunch, Ellyngton's can't be beat.
Beautiful dining in an historic hotel setting. Seated at a window next to the trio of musicians who provided a very mellow vibe through-out the dining experience. Armond, our waiter was very attentive and anticipated our needs. Loved the sushi, shrimp, mussels, trout offerings as well as the usual omelets and breakfast fare. Endless champagne, and just a good overall experience.
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