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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

4.1
1651 Reviews
$30 and under
American
**Reservations are currently available. Please note, a face covering is required while entering, exiting or moving through the restaurant. Parties must be complete to be seated, and should not arrive more than 5 minutes before their reservation time.**

Welcome to the Ship Tavern at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 17th Street in beautiful downtown Denver! We are pleased to offer a varied menu sure to accommodate all appetites! Chef Herwerth and his team source our signature Prime Rib and Colorado Trout, as well as most of our products, locally! Enjoy John Kite live on the piano every Friday & Saturday evening from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

The Ship's cocktail menu offers hand-crafted beverages, a large selection of beers, including tap and a pleasing spirit list! The Palace Arms' wine list is also available!

In order to accommodate parties of 8 or more guests, please contact us directly 303.297.3111 extension 3315

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1651 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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3.8
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Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnneF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Ambience - outstanding
History - outstanding
Live piano - excellent
Drinks - expensive
Food - average

KM
KenM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The ships tavern is one of my favorite bars in the US. However the piano was so loud we couldn’t talk which I find the objective of dinner.

A wonderful place

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laelF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with family
We went to school in Denver and liked to come to the brown place for fin amd events

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Beth
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything about our evening!

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HENRYH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Prime Rib. Service was excellent. We had a nice quiet side booth.

MK
MikeK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fun place to eat. Service was excellent unfortunately the prime rib wasn’t prepared rare as we asked. Overall good place.

LS
LindsayS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we're staying at the hotel and had a such a wonderful time earlier in the day, that we went back twice more. Dustin was our server and was wonderful! The bartender was also amazing!

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Vrabs
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Since my last visit, Ships tavern has redecorated and changed to pub like menu with some dinner plates… salmon, Marsala chicken, tenderloin… and a massive plate of prime rib. Fine dining is at palace arms. Fransisco, our server, a patient mature man, was outstanding and surprised with a tasty dessert. My dinner date TB, she and I really had a fun evening, besides my wonderful company, the staff made it even better

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Cptfats
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The philly cheese steak I ordered was good. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Nice change of pace restaurant .

RJ
RubyJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere and nice staff. Can get pricy with alcohol, but a good date place.

DJ
DrJohnD
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service in a comfortable atmosphere. Been gin ghere for 40 years, and the Prime Rib sandwich is still outstanding! Great server last night, who knew her stuff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best prime rib ever. They only have it after 5pm everyday so must come for dinner. Our server Hunter was very nice and told us a lot of history of the hotel when we asked. You can tell she loves the place with how much she knows. It was abit noise but we still where able to talk. We will be back!

LG
vipLeslieG
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Our waitress, Hunter, was terrible. She did not bring drink menu, we had to ask. Water wasn’t refilled unless asked. Never asked if I wanted another glass of wine, I had to ask. Did not bring bread, we received when I asked a bus boy what the bread plates we had were for. Had to ask for salt and pepper. Plopped down bill to pay, when I had another glass of wine to order. Not the Ship Tavern that I recall.

JK
JKen
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food, unique atmosphere. Will go back.
Very noisy, made it hard to hear conversation at our own table.

TH
TimH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Understaffed and unprepared. Our server did the best he could do but was overwhelmed.

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vipBoilerKurt
Indiana
49 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dustin our server was great. The food was great. The ambiance was very nice. All 4 of us in our group really enjoyed dinner - fish mad chips, Cobb salad, … All good, except for the petit filet was over done and was slightly disappointing.

GM
GeorgeM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the time.
Great food and drink.
Wonderful staff.
We can not say enough Great thinks about ships tavern.

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Steakguru
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib and superior service on a busy Sunday night. Really impressed by pretzel/mustard appetizer and the potato that came with prime rib. The rib was simply delicious, super meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. The local beer selection was on point

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vipLanny
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ex c Ellenton
Caesar salad was special
Prime Rib tasty
Great service

G
Granby
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Dean, was exceptional and his guidance on drink and dessert choices was perfect.
The prime rib dinner more than lived up to its reputation.

PH
PatH
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks where fantastic the food was so freaking good. The horseradish is in my top five favorite from a restaurant!

DS
vipDSMKE
Milwaukee
59 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time trying Ships Tavern and won’t be the last!

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BDbdBD13
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever: from shop to ship to server (Frank, who rocks!), an exceptional experience.

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vipKkbo
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Visiting Denver after we lived here 20 years ago. Previously had many great meals here. Not this time. Food and service was like a chain restaurant. Limited menu; no decaf coffee after dinner. Very disappointed. Would not recommend for the price

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vipAftersunset
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dustin was out waiter and he went over the top to get us prime rib dinner (there were 6 of us) We have dined at Shipstavern many times in the past and always had the prime rib. We did not see it on the menu when we arrived for our 630pm reservation but he was quick to check with the kitchen and let us know that it was available.
thanks very much for making our evening....

MP
MikeP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and the food were excellent. i would go there again and try some of the other items on the menu.

JW
JohnW
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

For a venerable Denver institution that I have gone to over the last 4 decades this was a disappointment. It is still wonderful to bring guests to see the history of the Brown and Denver. How can you run out of iced tea at lunch? If that were the only lapse it could be overlooked. Simply emblematic of a problem with the kitchen and service.

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vipEasyE
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointed; Autograph hotels generally have good food but this was not the case here.

JK
JoeK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great historical building and a fun vibe. Food is tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The ship Tavern was terrible. We stayed at the Brown Palace and expected quality dining for the prices advertised on their menu. But the food was flavorless and the service was sub par. I sent my cheesesteak back, which I never do. It had no flavor and the meat was dry. It was a very disappointing meal. The music was uncomfortably loud as well.

CG
CherylG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter! Great food! Highly recommend a nice dinner out in the tavern style atmosphere.

AM
AmeliaM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Party of 8 and 830 PM and everything went as planned. Good food and service.

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Rector
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in an historical setting: a great Denver experience

FB
FrederickB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very enjoyable lunch. The Cobb salad and Ruben sandwich we’re both excellent. One more person working with the waitstaff would have been a very good idea. They were very good, but were stretched thin and had to hurry to try to keep up.

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Lauren
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey for a burger, but it was massive and delicious! Our server, Dean, was fantastic.

AL
vipAndreaL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Cobb salad was oversold but under delivered

RM
RussellM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was Bad
Service was really Bad
Menu was limited

GM
vipGeorgeM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It’s sad to see the quality of the Ship Tavern go down and the hotel was not clean with dusty shelves and counters. The management team is not doing their job.

KW
KarlaW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came to the amazing Brown Palace Hotel at the recommendation of friends here in Phoenix. When I made the reservation at the Ship Tavern, there was a question asking if it was a special occasion, and I said yes, it was an anniversary (our 40th). We had a very nice dinner, very charming waiter, but nothing was ever mentioned about our special occasion. Still a very enjoyable evening, but why ask if it doesn't matter?

FAQs

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 297-3111 ext. 3315.

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace is rated 4.1 stars by 1651 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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