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ELWAY'S Downtown, Denver, CO

ELWAY'S Downtown

4.6
4.6
3706 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
ELWAY'S Downtown offers 100% USDA Prime steaks, hand-cut on the premises, an award-winning wine selection and a comfortable, memorable and attentive dining experience. Enjoy the NFL Sunday ticket in our bar and lounge. We offer multiple private dining options to accommodate 6 to 100 people, ELWAY'S Downtown is the perfect setting for any occasion.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 312-3107

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Marco Ugarte

  • Private party facilities

    Always the perfect setting, ELWAY'S Downtown warmly welcomes your celebrations, events, and business gatherings. To begin planning your private event, please contact Katrina Loikkanen by email at katrina.loikkanen@ritzcarlton.com.

  • Private party contact

    Katrina Loikkanen: (888) 414-1360

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross Street

    18th & Curtis St

  • Parking Details

    Valet services are offered through The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. All guests of ELWAY'S Downtown receive complimentary valet parking.

  • Public Transit

    ELWAY'S Downtown is located within walking distance to multiple bus and light rail stops. We are happy to assist in offering directions.

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Wednesday night from 5pm - 8pm on the patio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,706 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked 1,000-Point Tables

  • Denver

    Steakhouse

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  1. EG

    EileenG

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service and atmosphere were great. Food was just average. Too expensive for mediocre quality.
  2. w

    williamb

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashley was great! Bartending as well as dining room server.
  3. CA

    ChrisA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was very helpful, tentative, and the food came out quickly. Overall delicious and exceeded our expectations!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening and excellent service!
  5. F

    Fisco

    San Francisco

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    excellent personalized service, the food is nothing out of the ordinary in a steak house but correctly executed . My cabernet was served in a pinot noir glass from Riedel, that was the most extravagant move of this very traditional restaurant within the Ritz Carlton
  6. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great drinks food and service. The ambience was not quite as upscale as the price but food was very good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chili!!
  8. F

    Foodie

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Bf enjoyed bison ribeye and I enjoyed my vegetarian options. We both loved the brussels sprouts as well
  9. BF

    BrianF

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to celebrate a Broncos win. Every single thing we ordered was beyond delicious. The service was excellent, especially from our waiter Phillip. He made the night even better. Next time we’re in town we’ll be back for sure!
  10. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great walking distance location!! Friendly service, nice atmosphere, cleanliness is 5 star!! Delicious food, pricey menu.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    There were fruit flies all around our bread basket. Disgusting. Ordered Filet Oscar. Oscar was missing, they brought it in a cup ice cold, had to be sent back. Food was mediocre. Not the best Anniversary dinner. Prefer Shanahans.
  12. h

    handsomerob

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Denver so we decided to try Elway's Downtown. It was a great evening starting with Josh at the bar. He was attentive and friendly and gave us a dinner menu to look over while we waited for our table. Once seated Scott was an extremely attentive and friendly waiter and he checked on us throughout the evening making sure our steaks and food were to our liking. The steaks, a New York Strip and Bison Ribeye were cooked perfectly. Overall between the wait staff, bar staff and food, it was well worth the visit.
  13. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tessa was an amazing server!! She was very friendly and accommodating! She brought us champagne for my husband's birthday! Thank you Tessa for making our dinner a wonderful!
  14. JN

    JanetN

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i wish I could remember our servers name., but our service was outstanding! Water glasses were never empty and plates were picked up immediately. The wine was amazing and our steaks were cooked to perfection. I would definitely return.
  15. J

    Jenn

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We enjoy going to high end steakhouses when we travel so we had certain expectations that were not met. Both our steaks, ordered medium rare, were extremely rare. The meat was good quality fortunately. Please don’t order the add on lobster tail. It was dry, overcooked and way over salted. The salt was so heavy on both the lobster and steak that it literally hurt my tongue. The Brussels were tough. The baked potato was good 😁. We are not complaining types, but the waiter never really checked on us to even notice that we were not that happy. We chalked it up to being more of a tourist or conference attendee place rather than catering to people there to really enjoy the food. An expensive lesson.
  16. b

    bombshell

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was spotty. Food took a while to Co E out
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server went above and beyond for our anniversary dinner.
  18. HH

    HamHock

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice waiter (Philip, even though his name-tag read Cody). We ordered a $78 ribeye to share (I carve out the lean, middle for my wife and then I eat the rest). Ordered it MEDIUM. It looked great, but after cutting into it….. it was RARE, not even Med-Rare. We were eating it anyway when Philip/Cody came by and asked how it was. I point to the raw meat on my plate. He sprang into action. The re-broiled steak was SO much better tasting. Their parmesan truffle fries were better than Capital Grille, IMO. I think it would be impossible to dine at Elway’s and come away dissatisfied. Highly recommend.
  19. F

    Fran

    Denver

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Elway's is always a great choice for brunch. Great atmosphere, great service and great food.
  20. KO

    KyndallO

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing 1st time here! Our server Tommy made it a wonderful experience. Highly recommend the artichoke with garlic aioli was phenomenal. The Parmesan truffle fries and rib eyes were outstanding. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and they went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time! We even got a complimentary container of their famous seasoning and a free dessert to go for his birthday. We will definitely come back next time we come to Denver!
  21. DM

    DMHLC

    San Antonio

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience! Our server, Garrett, was wonderful. Food was fantastic and the wine flight was first class!
  22. HF

    HappyFoodie

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    A disappointment. This experience reminds me why I am a better chef than the money it takes to dine. The service was atrocious. He was not able to read the table. The interruptions were always at the wrong time. The food was only partially prepared. Aka - truffle Parmesan fries were just fries. The crab cake burnt.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We were super disappointed in the steaks. They were not cooked at the temperature we requested and the quality of the meat was sadly not up to the par. We specifically also requested our sides made a certain way (I’m gluten-free and suffer from heartburn so didn’t want the Brussels sprouts fried) and they still fried them which was super disheartening. My partner’s fries were also served cold. And to add insult to injury, there were flies floating around our food (attaching pics). We loved the location and the noise level was lovely BUT super disappointed in the food and sadly, won’t be going back.
  24. Y

    Yeti4

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Review is based solely on service. We’ve been going to Elway’s for years and have always experienced impeccable service. Our server had little to no interest in us —rarely made eye contact with us. Never checked in with us from ordering until asking if we wanted the check. Kudos to his support servers who picked up his slack. Support servers were more conscientious of us. Based on all of our past experiences, we expect better.
  25. MM

    MichaelM

    Savannah

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Crab cake mushy, lobster mac soupy and clumpy, au gratin potatoes too much cheese too little potatoes. Steak was good as well as artichoke appetizer.
  26. SB

    SarahB

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Visiting from another state and was very excited to try Elways. Honestly, Everything was just okay, at best. Certainly not what we paid for. VERY disappointed actually.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant located in the Ritz Carlton in downtown Denver. I had the Bison Rib Eye and Potatoes au gratin. Both were fantastic.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott was our waiter and his service was exceptional! Best meal I’ve ever had!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have ever had. Food and wine selection was outstanding and the service was excellent
  30. RJ

    RuthJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I spent the night in Denver and were so excited to be able to dine at this restaurant. The food was superb and we had a wonderful date night.
  31. L

    Luckydog

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my dinner at Elways. I had the salmon and my husband had a steak. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Prices are a bit high, but everything has become expensive lately. It is the typical prices for an upscale dinner.
  32. P

    Pribmore19

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Steak was good but not great. Cooked as ordered, medium rare. You can tell their cuts are better than standard restaurants. I Ordered a roasted vegetable side and it came uncooked. Server was quick to remedy. Very noisy but we sat at the bar so it is expected. Our server was the bartender and although service was slow, he did a very good and professional job managing both dinner drinks and the crowded bar.
  33. CN

    CaseyN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Have been here before and was excellent food, but for some reason this time the food quality was very poor. Mashed potatoes were so so, lobster Mac and cheese wasn’t very good, and most of all, the Mew York Strip steak I got was just void of flavor and very tough, even though only being medium + cooked… was disappointing especially with the high cost of the bill… was in town for a conference and wanted a good steak out last night in Denver, so was a let down for sure…
  34. H

    H2779

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Elway’s. The filets were excellent and our server, Tommy, was attentive and helpful.
  35. MM

    MarianneM

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Overall great dining experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and service!
  37. B

    Brian

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great at Elway’s. The service is top notch and the food is awesome. Steaks are just perfect.
  38. RD

    RonD

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner l, service and atmosphere. Would highly recommend for any occasion.
  39. RB

    RobertB

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steaks were exceptional. Beautiful dining room, but loud and noisy. Felt like service waiters were almost running by my table, making the ambiance unsettling. T-shirts, cut-off jeans, and baseball caps just seem inappropriate for a fine dining restaurant.
  40. PF

    PeterF

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall, the experience was fine, but expensive for what it is. A notch below for quality versus some well-known national chains with local outposts. We wanted to try a local place. Steaks were good and well prepared. Apps and sides were average to below (lobster Mac). Excellent wine list though 3x retail. Service was good, particularly the sommelier.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ELWAY'S Downtown using the Order Online button. ELWAY'S Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 312-3107.

ELWAY'S Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 3706 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 p.m.


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for ELWAY'S Downtown

1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    18th & Curtis St

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet services are offered through The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. All guests of ELWAY'S Downtown receive complimentary valet parking.

  • Public Transit

    ELWAY'S Downtown is located within walking distance to multiple bus and light rail stops. We are happy to assist in offering directions.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Marco Ugarte

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Wednesday night from 5pm - 8pm on the patio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 312-3107

  • Private party facilities

    Always the perfect setting, ELWAY'S Downtown warmly welcomes your celebrations, events, and business gatherings. To begin planning your private event, please contact Katrina Loikkanen by email at katrina.loikkanen@ritzcarlton.com.

  • Private party contact

    Katrina Loikkanen: (888) 414-1360

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