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ELWAY'S Downtown, Denver, CO

ELWAY'S Downtown

4.6
4.6
3675 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 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online
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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

  • Neighborhood

    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

Experiences

  • Orin Swift Cellars, an Art Exhibit Wine Dinner

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 16, 2022 only
    $25 deposit is for booking & will go towards your bill presented at dinner. Strict 48 hour cancellation policy. Do you like Art? Great Wine and Food? You're in Luck! Orin Swift Cellars & ELWAY'S Downtown Steakhouse at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is celebrating The Art of Wine - an Evening with Dave Phinney. Five Course paired wine dinner with art from all your favorite wines. Pairings presented by our master chefs & sommeliers Louis Laboile & Jeff Tufford. You don't want to miss this! Entry @ 6pm. 1st Course presented promptly @ 6:30pm. Duration: 6:30-8:30pm. $165 per person / pre tax & gratuity. 1881 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202

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What 3,675 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Denver

    Steakhouse

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  1. B

    Brian

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

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

    RonD

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined today

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

    RobertB

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. PF

    PeterF

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  5. JK

    JackKetchum

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Not all what was expected of a higher class restaurant. Food was good, but by no means outstanding as one would expect. I didn't choose Elway's to celebrate a birthday for a "good" steak. Service was almost non-existent. There was no mention of there being a birthday at the table although it was noted on the reservation. We were seated and greeted, orders taken, and were scarcely acknowledged thereafter. Breadbasket and drinks weren't refilled, no one asked if I wanted another cocktail. Basically it was: appetizer ordered and delivered, entrees ordered and delivered, and here's your check. Additionally, a busser stopped at our table twice and tried to remove my wife's plate as she was still eating, going so far as to actually grab the plate on the second occasion. While the décor and lighting are nice, the restaurant was completely too loud. Our dinner conversation consisted of talking loudly just to be heard across the table. Think of Union Station at 5:00 PM. There was no value whatsoever in this meal. The service, food, and ambiance, or lack thereof, made it an utterly disappointing night.
  6. MK

    MelodyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Our waiter barely talked to us. We had to ask him to order, ask Him for dessert menus, and ask for the check. The calamari was flavored well, but the steaks were underwhelming when considering the price and other comparable restaurants. The mashed potatoes were pretty plain and needed seasoning and the broccoli with cheese sauce had the taste and texture of a frozen bag of broccoli with cheese sauce that you buy in the frozen section of a grocery store. Overall, very underwhelming and I wouldn’t return. Was disappointed.
  7. TM

    ThoMasH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is top notch. Service is friendly and on top of it from the bar staff to the wait staff. The worked well as a team. Food comes absolutely perfect to order with amazing taste
  8. RE

    RachelE

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been dining at Elway’s for over 10 years, it NEVER Disappoints! Best steak EVER! Great service
  9. a

    allfar

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was ok, just not great. Desserts were mediocre. For the $$ I thought food should have been better.
  10. CL

    ChadL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was top notch and the food was delicious as usual.
  11. JO

    JOEC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not our first dinner at Elway’s, we knew what to expect and we were not disappointed in the least. We had a wonderful meal. Hope to back again sometime when we’re in Denver.
  12. BH

    BHJoeBsSpecial

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Overall service was good, but food was very slow from the kitchen. Restaurant was very loud and packed with people. I wouldn’t recommend Elmay’s if your looking for a quiet spot to have dinner.
  13. CM

    CaptMark

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb fondue was outstanding and wine list was amazing👍
  14. GJ

    GJinks

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We spoke with person at host desk earlier in the day and picked a special table. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and they were seating another couple at the table we had picked earlier. My husband ordered soup and waiter came back and said they were out. So my husband reselected but never received.
  15. WA

    WALTERK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly, helpful personnel & relaxing atmosphere experienced during our stay. Stopped at the bar before check in and perused the dinner menu for our pre-booked dinner that evening. We were able to choose our dinner table location in advance setting the tone for our wonderful dinner experience.
  16. DB

    DarleneB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary dinner, and it was just perfect. Service, food, and ambiance were excellent.
  17. TN

    TerryN

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Elway's is outstanding!! The flavor of their steaks is hard to beat! I recommend this location to anyone.
  18. O

    Oliver

    Denver

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was very slow. At least 20 minutes before anyone took our order. Food took much longer than usual. When food arrived my husbands sandwich was burnt and meat chewy. My salad was great but they forgot the chicken. Waited 20 minutes for chicken and by that time I had to ask for a box to go. Elway's Downtown Denver has lost it's luster and reputation of a high end restaurant. Plus side, we were comp our meals except for the sodas.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    It was just okay. The hotel bellman started yelling at our Uber driver as soon as we got out of the car and that was extremely uncomfortable. Then the hostess took a call while checking is in and then was frustrated with the called. Waiter was very friendly but the order did not arrive correct and the steak was burnt and overall not good. Mac and cheese was very dry. Fries were the best thing.
  20. TH

    TomH

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for the weekend. Had a wonderful experience and meal at Elway’s
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Look forward to another opportunity to dine here
  22. AH

    AndreaH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular!! Food was fabulous staff was attentive! Highly recommend.
  23. K

    Kathleen

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous. The service outstanding. Very generous servings.
  24. ES

    EddieSanchez

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    For the price, I wasn’t impressed. Food wasn’t bad but it wasn’t fantastic. Cuts of steak could have been better. Sides were ok. Atmosphere was fancy but not memorable. I get there’s a staffing shortage but they seat every table on top of each other despite being only at a third of capacity. Highlight was the service. Our waiter, Scott, was great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was awesome! Perfectly cooked steak, great old fashion from the bar!
  26. KE

    KEVINP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. It truly was a memorable dining experience. The next time I am looking for an upscale steakhouse, always will be by pack.
  27. f

    friends

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food at Elway's was great. It's expensive, but we knew this prior to dining at Elway's.
  28. DN

    DateNightFoodie

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb lollipops with fondue and lobster mac were out of this world!!!
  29. n

    nic1177

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my husband and service was spectacular and food was excellent
  30. JH

    JenH

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with a high level of service and attention to detail.
  31. O

    chrisO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Burger was over cooked and charred on the outside to the point of being crunchy. Fries were cold.
  32. DL

    DLYC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elway’s was a nice restaurant for a romantic dinner. Everything was spot on and we would highly recommend this restaurant!
  33. E

    Eric

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was superb! Food amazing! And evening exceptional! Great job!
  34. w

    whomecoach

    Raleigh

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The rib eye was quite good—even if it came out a bit undercooked. The salmon was outstanding. I decreased the rating because the calamari was very greasy as were the Brussel sprouts.
  35. S

    Sundance

    Jackson Hole

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had the crab cake for the appetizer which was OK. It wasn’t of the lump crab cake style which I would have expected at a restaurant like this. We both had steak which again was OK but not up to the standards I would have expected. Maybe it was that my expectations were at a higher level. But we could have gotten similar quality at most other steak restaurants. And at these prices, we expected better.
  36. EO

    EatOutWayne

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time in Denver it’s a must
  37. A

    Andy

    Atlantic City

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Personally I have better steak and creamed spinach had to be sent back twice because it was like warm at best.
  38. DM

    DebraM

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We were very disappointed in the quality of the food. The descriptions didn't match with what we were served. The wedge salad listed blue cheese on the menu and was served with cheddar cheese swimming in ranch dressing. The Oscar had more chunks of raw onion than crab and the creamed spinach had a vinegar-based sauce - no cream. Our steaks - we all ordered the same 16 oz. ribeye - were significantly different sizes on the plate. This was an exceptionally poor value for the money.
  39. PN

    PNutHed

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience5
    The food was good, but we were rushed out after the meal because they had a busy night. Business first, customer last. Never going back.
  40. J

    Johnny

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Louis and Scott were an incredible duo, creating an unforgettable experience. From start to finish it was an extremely fun and delicious dinner. Scott's knowledge of the menu items paired with Louis's background as a Sommelier, pairs for an epic experience. Thank you so much to both of you guys!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 3675 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
Experiences are available.

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

  • Neighborhood

    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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