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Afternoon Tea at The Brown Palace Hotel

321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202-4003
+1 303-297-3111
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (68 reviews)
“egg salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 19:30All hours
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202-4003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been fortunate to have high tea in several places throughout the US and England. This was our least favorite. The setting at The Brown Palace at Christmas was beautiful however the tables were so close together that I had to stand when the...More

Thank lkelly29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to the Brown Palace for tea every year with my mother and sister, and it never disappoints. The wait staff are incredibly polite, and can easily "read" the mood at your table. They are incredibly accommodating of those with allergies, and...More

Thank CMG123456789
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you revel in the Royal sophistication of afternoon tea then indulging at The Brown Place will not disappoint. For the uninitiated it can be underwhelming and appear expensive. Finger sandwiches and dainty desserts are a far cry from the fare served at so many...More

Thank ScottD58
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Palace is lovely. The selection of teas was interesting. The staff had been trained in a pleasantly elegant yet not aloof style. For the 2 of us, we shared 4 better than average scones, 6 finger sandwiches ( egg salad, tuna salad, cucumber, and...More

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Brown Palace Hotel is a remarkable old style historic property. The displays throughout the ground floor illustrate its illustrious history and it's significance in the development of Denver culture. High tea here is considered a genteel and sophisticated expression of that culture. My companion...More

Thank OldMillPa
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have been to tea in England and the one in the lobby of the Brown Palace compares favorably to Betty's in York. The service is impeccable, the ambiance is fantastic, the piano player is a nice soothing touch. The 3 tiers on the tray...More

Thank Marcy B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wow it was so much to go to tea at the Brown Palace! The tea was divine and the food was scrumptious, but the atmosphere made it a most memorable day with my mom and friends. It is definitely a great place to have tea!

Thank bkute65
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Mariana and other staff are exceptional and I had a lovely time at tea. The warm scones were magical and I chose an excellent coconut matcha tea based on Mariana's recommendation. She didn't steer me wrong. The little desserts were decadent and this really is...More

Thank zeta1985
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Classic English tea with finger sandwiches, scones, Devonshire cream, and pastries. Attentive but unobtrusive service. Beautiful setting. Expected Lady Mary Crawley to arrive any moment. Relaxing afternoon after several hours at the Denver Art Museum.

Thank houstonkar
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I was with a group of friends to enjoy tea over the lunch hour. It was lovely and we all enjoyed ourselves. We sent a few requests to the pianist, who complied immediately. The variety of sandwiches and sweets made for delicious nibbling, and we...More

Thank woodstock91
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Questions & Answers
26 October 2017|
Response from Bigtruckgram | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. We were there in the spring. I suggest calling directly
4 December 2016|
Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Yes....they have options
Vera B
11 May 2015|
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Response from Sylvia S | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code per se, but this is an elegant classy hotel, and you are served tea in the atrium. I would suggest "Sunday Best" as my daughter, two granddaughters, and I wore when we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202-4003
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-297-3111
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