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
Excellent food -- never had a better bru ...
Excellent food -- never had a better brunch in the Denver area. Pricey and I couldn't eat enough to justify the cost, but I'd go again.
Great place for a fancy brunch! The food ...
Great place for a fancy brunch! The food was outstanding, our waiter was fantastic and you cannot beat the ambiance!
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?
Stayed downtown Denver over the weekend and Ellynton's is a nice spot for a leisurely late breakfast. Brunch Buffet filled with tasty shellfish. Prompt but not pesky table service.
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 in the 1980's. Everything from the menu, the furniture, to the draperies is outdated.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!
What can you say about this historic meeting place, full of history, and with a great chef, professional wait staff, and all around great service. Food is exquisite. Have a great time at the Brown!
Great food and service
Loved the selection, everything tasted very fresh. Service was excellent and the live music made it seem like you stepped back in time.
Go someplace else
Poor service, dated ambience, over-priced. Ellyngton's is not worth the money for breakfast.
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.
Was celebrating a signicant birthday - a ...
Was celebrating a signicant birthday - also did so 5 years ago. Will do it again!
Both my business associate and I enjoyed ...
Both my business associate and I enjoyed our breakfast very much!
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.
It was a fun experience. Excellent shrimp cocktail and the dessert bar was over the top!
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
One of the best restaurants in Denver
Great food, service, and location. Always high quality.
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.
It was fair. Good food, pricey & we were seated in the way bac. Nice music.
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.
Ellyngton's brunch was great for our anniversary
Ellyngton's was a great place for our anniversary brunch and I would definitely recommend for a brunch for a special occasion. Definitely worth the cost and both my wife and I loved the live band.
Food was average as was the service. Fo ...
Food was average as was the service. For the price it should have been much better on both ends. We will not be returning
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.
Our server was excellent and the food & entertainment was great!
The service and the food were truly outs ...
The service and the food were truly outstanding, love coming to Ellington's for brunch.
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.
Wonderful as a always, service and food exquisite!
Ellyngton's at The Brown
Always a grand experience dining at Ellyngton's. Would recommend it to anyone/everyone!
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.
Going to the Brown Palace is always an exercise in elegance. The brunch is expensive but worth it. The service at Ellyngtons cannot be beaten. Beautiful setting and great food make this a must see in downtown. The staff is extremely attentive and professional. Go for a special occasion or just treat yourself!
They always have the best buffet ANYwher ...
They always have the best buffet ANYwhere, but three things stand out: 1)New York Strip Steak at the Carving Table! 2)Tremendous service from start to finish, esp. Ed our waiter - so friendly, efficient & fast! 3) a great jazz combo created the perfect ambiance. 6 stars out of 5!
Brunch is Great, service leaves alot to be desired
The atmosphere was lovely, the piano player a delight, the food was delectable but the service was less than par. We picked the most expensive champagne brunch (which apparently gives you 5 glasses each) which would have sufficed if our server was actually attentive and served us when we needed more. He was not very friendly and he was definitely not interested in tending to us. He would disappear and sometimes we wouldn't see him for 20 minutes or so. We ultimately decided to just leave and forgo the rest of our drinks and brunch. I would assume that this experience could have been a "perfect 10" if we had a kind, attentive, competent server.
Great food, but
The brunch was even more pricey than imagined despite the quality of food. We also had to find our waiter several times for coffee refills.
New Year's Brunch
Excellent New Year's Day spread again complimented by excellent table service - relaxed pace of service and no push to turn tables. Nice selection of chilled seafood, meat carving station, typical breakfast fare, plus bite size selection of desserts and chocolate fountain.
We have had brunch at Ellyngton's on two ...
We have had brunch at Ellyngton's on two previous occasions and the food and service is always great.
Lunch with our grandson
We met our grandson, who lives in Indiana, and his two friends for lunch on December 30th. The Brown Palace looked beautiful with holiday decorations. Ellyngton's was very impressive. The staff were very attentive and our lunches were delicious. We took pictures of the presentation before we began to eat and all was as delicious as it looked. My husband and I plan to return - just the two of us - and I am sure we will enjoy it. I hope we will again have the same server (I am sorry I did not jot down his name).
Love going to Ellyngtons!
Very fresh fruit. Servers are attentive and informative. Delicious eggs Benedict made fresh.
Not a Good Experience
When we arrived, we waited in line for 10 minutes at Ellingtons, which was the restaurant listed on our reservation, with no one at the reception desk. Once they arrived, we were advised that our reservation was not at Ellington's and we should report to an obscure location on the stairs. We were then seated along the balcony at tables that appeared to be set up for overflow. We were also required to go to a meeting room on the second level for their buffet that did not seem to have the same selection as the one in Ellingtons. All in all, it was not a good experience; especially considering the premium price. We will not be returning.
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