Breakfast at The Brown Palace

Breakfast at The Brown Palace is something that everyone in Denver needs to get their hands on. Take the time to treat yourself to a quick scone and a cup of freshly roasted coffee from our Coffee & Tea Co. or dine on an elegant breakfast spread at Ellyngton’s. Open daily, our breakfast options are here to serve as your guide to a proper start to your morning here in Denver:

  • Brown Palace Coffee & Tea Co. Located right inside the main entrance of the hotel, this cozy corner has a wide variety of Allegro coffee and tea, pastries, and baked goods prepared daily. Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Ellyngton’s Breakfast. Open daily for breakfast at 7 a.m., Ellyngton’s offers an extensive menu including light & wholesome meals, bakery selections, complete egg breakfasts, griddles, classic and contemporary dishes, coffees, juices and cocktails. For a peek at the full-menu click here.
  • *Ellyngton’s Sunday Brunch. Join The Brown Palace every Sunday for Ellyngton’s Champagne Brunch. Enjoy a wide variety of eggs, waffles, meats, poultry, salads, seafood, sushi and baked goods. For a full-menu click here.

To book reservations at Ellyngton’s for breakfast or Sunday brunch visit our Opentable page or call our concierge at (303) 297-3111.

Denver Restaurants: Palace Arms at The Brown Palace in Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S.

OpenTable released its list of 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. and Palace Arms at The Brown Palace Hotel is among those sharing the honors. With the list of 100 restaurants coming from 34 states and over 10 million diner reviews, the Palace Arms was the only Denver restaurant to share list real estate with culinary icons like the French Laundry, Per Se and Le Berndain.

Known for its contemporary fine dining and its unique setting, the Palace Arms menu features signature items such as Colorado Lamb Loin and Bison Rossini as well as new twists on old classics. Palace Arms has also won the “Best of Award of Excellence” for its wine list quality and variety from Wine Spectator since 1990.

Thanksgiving at The Brown Palace

This Thanksgiving, allow us at The Brown Palace, to treat you to a truly magnificent Thanksgiving feast. We will be hosting a brunch at Ellyngton’s, a late afternoon meal at the Ship’s Tavern and finally a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Palace Arms. Get familiar with each of the special menus and we’ll look forward to seeing you come November 24th!

Elly’s Thanksgiving Brunch

  • Eggs & Waffles. A wide selection of breakfast breads, meats and traditional dishes including; Eggs benedict, waffles, pancakes, cheese blintzes and omelet’s prepared to order.
  • Carving & Action Station. Herb rubbed prime rib, roasted natural turkey, porchetta style loin of pork, pumpkin gnocchi, seared Rocky Mountain trout, sweet potatoes and whipped Idaho potatoes.
  • Salad Station. Greek bow tie pasta, cranberry pecan Waldorf salad, five bean salad, antipasto board with grilled vegetables, Caesar salad, multiple cheeses with artisan breads and house made fruit compotes.
  • Seafood. Jumbo shrimp, oysters, shellfish salad, house cured Alaskan king salmon, a smoked seafood selection and citrus crème fraîche.
  • Sushi Station. The sushi station will offer a wide array of rolls and nigiri including; California rolls, spicy tuna, vegetarian rolls, Ahi, king salmon, unagi and shrimp.
  • Dessert. Pear frangipane tart, pumpkin pie, white chocolate raspberry torte, sweet potato pecan tart, chocolate fountain with exotic fruits, pumpkin cheese cake, pecan pie and cherries jubilee.

Ship Tavern Thanksgiving

  • Starter. Creamy parsnip soup with blue cheese and crème fraiche -OR- Smoked salmon and a poached egg muffin with a prawn and sweet pepper dressing.
  • Entrée. Traditional roast turkey with sage and apricot stuffing -OR- Seared Atlantic halibut with butternut squash, risotto and lemon beurre blanc.
  • Dessert. Pumpkin tart topped with cinnamon Chantilly -OR- Sweet potato pecan pie.

Palace Arms Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Course #1. Egg (Cauliflower, sweet potato, bacon and herbs) -OR- Acorn (Griddle Cakes, escargot, multi grains and huckleberry.)
  • Course #2. Smoked pheasant soup -OR- Heirloom Colorado squash.
  • EntréeColorado Bison “Rossini” (Truffles, foie gras, brioche and Swiss chard) -OR- Mero (Brussel, Yukon potatoes, maple and bacon) -OR- Organic Turkey “Hot Brown” (Cornbread, pemeal, cranberry, friend green tomato and mint julep.)
  • Dessert. Pumpkin Pie (White chocolate, meringue and cranberry) -OR- Apple Pie (Paté, streusel, sphere, pistachio and caramel.)

To make reservations, visit, or call 303-297-3111, or 800-321-2599.

Send off The Summer in Style – Labor Day in Denver

As we say goodbye to another summer, the City of Denver will play host to a number of family friendly activities to send it out with a bang over this long Labor Day Weekend.  From delectable food sampling down at the Civic Center to baseball games to music festivals, if you’re looking for a way to spend your extra day off, you’re sure to find plenty of options in the Mile High City. provides a great guide of events and activities to attend for those seeking some fun, and of course, if you’re looking for a holiday feast, come join us for a spectacular Labor Day themed Sunday Brunch.

While we’re sad to see summer go, there’s nothing more enjoyable than a Colorado autumn when the leaves start to changes hues and the air is crisp and cold.  When it gets chilly, don’t forget to warm up with a cup of tea at The Brown Palace….but for now, let’s celebrate these last few blissful days of summer.

The Brown Palace Palace Preferred Tweetup

It was nothing but VIP treatment for attendees at last night’s Brown Palace #PalacePreferred Tweetup as they caught a glimpse of what luxury hospitality is all about. Centered on our newly launched Palace Preferred program, guests experienced the perks of being a member, from discounts to free cocktails…and we had an absolute blast chatting with some wonderful people in the Denver community.

To being the evening, guests were greeted with a personal escort to the registration table where they began the evening’s sampling with a glass of champagne. In the Atrium Lobby, a live Jazz band entertained, and signature cocktails began to flow including The Brown Palace Rhuberry crafted from local ingredients: Leopold’s Silver Tree Vodka, Leopold’s Rocky Mountain Blackberry Liquor and a spoonful of Honeyville’s Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup from Durango. Guests were also offered a sampling from the wine and cheese cart and of course, bananas foster.  (Which is, if you haven’t tried it, to die for!)

Throughout the rest of the hotel, there was plenty more for attendees to experience from each of the outlets including micro-brews and prime rib at Ship Tavern, crab cakes prepared fresh by Chef Thanawat outside Palace Arms, delightful desserts paired with piano music and presented by Pastry Chef David in Ellyington’s, and tours of the spa with complimentary seated massages to round out the evening.

We were so thrilled to have so many local Tweeps attend and we thank you for coming out! In case you missed out, follow the #palacepreferred hashtag or view our photo album to see what all of the fuss is about.

What it Takes to Be an Executive Chef

You’re a whiz in the kitchen, your meals are absolutely mouthwatering and ideas for creative and innovative recipes using fresh ingredients seem to just pop into your brain.  Our very own Executive Chef, William Dexter, shares his thoughts and tips for any aspiring chefs out there, and tells us about how he came to be Executive Chef at The Brown Palace.

Meet William Dexter, Brown Palace Executive Chef

Executive Chef William Dexter takes a break from creating culinary masterpieces to give us the scoop on his top ingredients to use, favorite dishes to create, and some background on his time at The Brown Palace.  Next time you come and enjoy a fine dining experience, have an insider’s look at one of the men behind the meal.

Begin Your Mornings at Brown Palace Coffee & Tea Co.

No matter how much beauty sleep you may have gotten, sometimes we need that extra pick me up to get ready to take on the morning.  With a convenient location directly inside the main entrance of the hotel, let Brown Palace Coffee & Tea Co. be your one stop java shop, offering plenty of piping hot beverages and treats to perk you right up.  Sip and savor a rich and flavorful mocha or grab our signature orange banana blueberry smoothie to go.  If you’re craving a sweet treat, we also serve  an array of house-made pastries and baked goods like luscious lemon bars, mouthwatering muffins and simply divine danishes, (and that’s just naming a few).  An offering of books are also available from Tattered Cover, a local independent bookstore, for some reading to accompany your selection.

If you’re more of an afternoon person, feel free to stop by and try our warm French baguettes, sold Fridays and Saturdays, 4-6 p.m.  Morning or night, with delicious coffee and to-die for desserts, you just can’t go wrong.