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Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace, Denver, CO

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

4.8
4.8
3589 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea & Atrium Cocktails

Afternoon Tea, a decades-long tradition at The Brown Palace, is set amid the historic grandeur of the Atrium Lobby serenaded by a melodic piano. Guests enjoy a pot of properly brewed English tea accompanied by scones served with Devonshire cream and preserves, savory tea sandwiches, and a delightful array of classic tea pastries.

Atrium Cocktails are on Friday & Saturday evenings, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Sip on classic cocktails, wine, or a refreshing pint with charcuterie and other inventive dishes. Live music by The John Kite Jazz Quartet will complete an unforgettable and lively experience.

Witches Tea is October 31, 202. Halloween themed items will be served, while our servers add a bit of wicked.

Holiday Tea is November 14, 2022 through January 22, 2023. Please call 303.297.3111 x3223 for reservations. A credit card will be required for this iconic experience.

For parties of 8 or more guests, please contact us directly 303.297.3111 x3223.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Cocktails Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 297-3111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kimberly Moyle

  • Private party facilities

    Any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering rooms may be reserved based on availability.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway & Tremont Place

  • Parking details

    The Brown Palace Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Tremont Place. Enjoy reduced day parking when validated at Afternoon Tea. Complimentary valet parking when validated at Atrium Cocktails.

  • Public transit

    Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California

  • Entertainment

    Pianist in the Atrium (adjacent the restaurant): Monday through Saturday: 12:00pm - 7:30pm. Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,589 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. r

    rutap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday Tea at the Brown Palace was lovely. Our table was next to the piano and that was wonderful. The ambiance was one of elegance, holiday cheer, attentiveness. We started with a glass of bubbly then dove into the food. The scones were served with Devon (clotted) cream and lemon curd- yumm!! Delicate tea sandwiches disappeared quickly- the egg salad had a lovely flavor and cucumber was so refreshing. It was hard to choose which sweet to finish with- the almond cookie was amazing. Our waitress offered more sandwiches and we finished off another plate easily. We contentedly sipped tea and listened to holiday music while enjoying the holiday decorations as long as we wished without being rushed. It was all holiday magic.
  2. JO

    JanetO

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to the Brown Palace afternoon tea for 20 years. It’s always wonderful and relaxing. I’m luck enough to get to know Hiwat one of the wait staff who has been a constant there and she is so kind and friendly!
  3. BR

    BlueRiverBass

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting to enjoy a tea with a dear friend.
  4. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance were amazing as always. Chilly though on a cold snowy day but luckily the tea was hot and they kept it filled.
  5. B

    Boymom2

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always!
  6. X

    Xena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent way to spend a birthday. Staff is super friendly and the tea service was wonderful.
  7. TW

    TaraW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Afternoon Tea at the Brown! Pre wedding celebration for my daughter. Everything was perfect, the atmoshphere was cozy, the food delicious and the service impeccable. Will definitely be back.
  8. CA

    CAse

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Have come every year for 13 years for birthday tea/ this year however our server was not friendly, after saying thank you for delivering the food, she wouldn’t speak to us, wouldn’t smile and actually have dirty looks. Never asked if we would like an additional drink after the kir royale, so we left.
  9. J

    Julia

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Not the usual high tea at The Brown that I have experienced in the past. Our server was never at our table, we ran out of tea/water and had to ask another server for our second plate of sandwiches. The portions this time were tiny, sandwiches dry, desserts nothing spectacular just meh. The two scones were the size of my fist. Obviously filling us up on pumpkin biscuits was the plan. I'll return after the holidays and see if it's back to the incredible experience I remember.
  10. BW

    BrendaW

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat in the aisle/hall, Which was ok. Prefer the dining room vs. Hall. The sandwiches were dry. One the positive, great service!
  11. E

    Edward

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was truly an exceptional experience. The Staff is incredible ! I highly recommend
  12. CF

    CorinneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience with our afternoon tea here. We were early and the hostess was still able to seat us within minutes, the pianist was exceptional, our server was friendly and prompt and very knowledgeable. The tea tray has a delightful variety of treats and sweets and the ambiance was very comfortable in a beautiful setting.
  13. C

    Cindy

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our birthday celebration was fabulous. This is a terrific place to create beautiful memories.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the experience, and came in blind. With that said, we appreciated the architectural design of the historical hotel and overall dining experience. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
  15. AB

    AugustineB

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely service and food. The lobby was a bit chilly due to a strong draft coming in through the front door. That was the only downside today. Otherwise, very enjoyable as always!
  16. K

    Kayc

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The food and drinks were awesome. Our server was not very attentive. We had to pour our tea ourselves a couple of times. She seemed very disinterested in giving good service. Not the quality I would expect at the Brown Palace!
  17. KK

    KristinK

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Everything was amazing!
  18. JM

    JillM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The bread and scones were a little bit dry. I would like to see them covered in wrap to keep them fresh before serving.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was a delightful experience! The food was amazing!
  20. K

    Kribble

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! The ambiance and service were exceptional!
  21. DD

    DenverDude

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea service was amazing and felt classy. We moved over to the Ship Tavern and the service was not as great - bartender dropping F Bombs left and right and saying 'No one comes here unless they're loaded, it's a waste of money'. WOW
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time! Very nice
  23. JR

    JeanelleR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea at the Brown Palace is always fabulous. The scones and Devonshire cream are my favorites!
  24. H

    Hmmm

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Brown Palace and it's always fun to visit for afternoon tea! It was fun seeing everyone's costumes as we were there on Halloween, in addition to the always lovely atmosphere. The harp was beautiful!
  25. CB

    CiaoBella

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Fun place for a special occasion. Wonderful location and fun people watching. Nice to have a live pianist. Food and tea were good, but not amazing. Downside is that they seemed overbooked. Despite reserving months ago, our table was off to the side by the door to the spa and we waited forever for service.
  26. DB

    DeborahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible pastry perfection! Tea selection tasty. Gluten free, vegan and dairy free tray available for my celiac+ granddaughters! They were delighted!
  27. SS

    SabrinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating for celiac. All was wonderful.
  28. L

    L2meg

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the experience will come again and plan to
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love tea at the brown palace.
  30. DJ

    DianaJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An historic hotel to enjoy a gathering with friends for a beautiful presentation of high tea. Quite enough for conversation even with the baby grand in the background. The servers were properly trained in the presentation . YOu weren't felt like you were being rushed to leave.
  31. TL

    TerryL

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special place to take family and friends. Love the piano music as an added touch.
  32. H

    Hhupper

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Needs a little revamping.The service was so slow. The food was mediocre and the prices were very high. I realize what an incredible experience it is to be dining in a historical icon. I just think that the tea service needs to meet the grandeur of the location. The afternoon tea experience is very lacking. It did not leave us wanting more but rather made us feel like we should be helping make it into the incredible event that it should be! I also want to mention that when we paid the waitress did not again say that 20% gratuity was included for our party. It is on the menu but Due to the wait time and lack of service we were ready to go so we tipped and left. This made it even pricer. This was the Most expensive and mediocre experience i've had in a long time. I have high hopes that this can once again turn into the very special and once of lifetime experience Denver deserves.
  33. T

    Travel

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure!
  34. NS

    NedS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent place to take your little "princess" for a real afternoon tea. Great selection of teas and edibles.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was absolutely great! My husband loved the food as he is a Chef in the mountains and could not stop remarking about the food. Service seemed a little rushed and not personable. I noted in my reservation we were there for our wedding anniversary and it was not acknowledged at all and to me that did not make this as memorable of an experience as it could have been. Overall we did still have a great experience.
  36. t

    tamiw

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea is one of my favorite activities. Anyone who comes to visit me in Denver this is the first place I take them too.
  37. CC

    ChattyCathy1

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took our 5 year old grand daughter there for her first tea, and she enjoyed it very much Especially the lemon....
  38. CC

    CiCi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an awesome place to relax and have tea!! The finger sandwiches, scones and desserts were awesome!! I will do this again!!
  39. SD

    SimoneD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The tea was high quality and delicious and scones were fantastic!
  40. TK

    TK25

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment is great and service is amazing. We celebrated birthdays and the pianist even played happy birthday to us. The gluten free chocolate cake bite was AMAZING, as were the scones with crème and lemon curd (both GF and regular).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace is rated 4.8 stars by 3589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway & Tremont Place

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Cocktails Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Brown Palace Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Tremont Place. Enjoy reduced day parking when validated at Afternoon Tea. Complimentary valet parking when validated at Atrium Cocktails.

  • Public transit

    Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kimberly Moyle

  • Entertainment

    Pianist in the Atrium (adjacent the restaurant): Monday through Saturday: 12:00pm - 7:30pm. Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 297-3111

  • Private party facilities

    Any of the Brown Palace Hotel's catering rooms may be reserved based on availability.

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