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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1087
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Very quiet Saturday night, service was extremely slow. Salmon was satisfying, salad lacked shallots per menu and squash bisque not of signature quality. Thin and not creamy, no herb flavor. Average at best. Too bad this could be a great venue.

Thank mountaingirl54
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We went to the restaurant on Sunday night, February 21,2016. We were one of two couples in the restaurant. The server (sorry, can't remember his name) was very profressional and friendly. My husband had the lamb porterhouse and said it was the best he's ever...More

Thank caribbeanbound1
Reviewed 1 February 2016

High up on a mountain overlooking Estes Park, the View Restaurant offers very good food, pleasant service in a rustic setting. My family has dined at the View many times and are never disappointed.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The service was horribly slow. It must have taken 45 minutes to an hour between ordering and getting our appetizer. Shortly after we received the appetizer, we received the entree. They apologized that they had a staffing issue; however, the restaurant was not that crowded....More

Thank JustPassingThrough22
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is an ideal setting for a special dinner and getaway - birthday, anniversary or just because you're in search of a classy, unique experience. The menu is limited but with varied singular offerings of fish, lamb, beef, chicken, duck and pasta with tasty salads,...More

Thank EssGeeKay
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The chef at the View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge creates delicious and unique dishes. From the spinach and artichoke empanadas to the perfectly grilled and sauced filet -- the dinner was a delight. Highly recommended! A new Estes Park favorite.

Thank NanaT35
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

My sister and I dined their for the first time last week. It was one of the absolute best meals I have ever had eating out in Estes over the past 25 years! I had the Parmesan crusted chicken breast served with asparagus and mashed...More

Thank WineGirl45
Reviewed 15 December 2015

It was off-season while we were there so their menu selection wasn't so wide but what they did have was delicious. I honestly wanted more when I was done. I'd tell you what I ordered but they change their menu everyday. The service was great,...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Stayed at the Crags Lodge and had dinner at The View for our anniversary. The food was unique. I had a Filet Mignon which was perfectly prepared with an excellent seasoning and the side was multicolor cauliflower with butternut squash. A very good flavor combination....More

Thank Brad T
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The View restaurant in Estes Park has been a seasonal dining place for many years. The new ownership has opened it up to daily dining and what a wonderful experience. The food is outstanding and the staff was friendly and very accommodating. If you in...More

Thank jgmarti1
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Alan M M
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Response from Paula U | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure that can be done, however, the restaurant is not part of the lodge, they seem to have a limited selection, prices, are well, kinda expensive, it is a nice venture, but, seems they have better luck with... More
5 October 2016|
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Response from Debra K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take reservations. You will not be disappointed...the food and service is excellent. If you can get a balcony table I highly recommend it. Depending on weather of course!
22 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 38
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-1087
  • E-mail
Located in the Historic Crags Lodge, the View is an established, destination restaurant for many people living along the front range. Dining is casual yet elegant and offers the best view of the surrounding mountains and downtown Estes Park through it's ninety foot wall of windows. Our bar opens at 4:00 PM and Happy Hour is from 4-6. The menu is an eclectic mix of unique entrees such as the Signature Short Ribs, Duck Confit, Roasted Eggplant Dip and our signature Cobbler. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. Only fresh, local ingredients are used in the menu and the staff is welcoming and friendly. The View is a perfect mix of atmosphere, views, excellent food and fine wine.
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