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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 good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“empanadas” (11 reviews)
“duck confit” (6 reviews)
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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I'm disappointed that trip advisor missed this one so bad. 4 1/2 stars for our anniversary dinner. I paid 48 dollars for a so called dry aged bone in ribeye. It was less than an inch thick and tasted like it was just pick up...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Only open for four hours each evening, but worth adjusting your schedule. Reservations recommended if you want the limited al fresco two-tops. The appetizer empanadas were fried to perfection, as were the accompanying fried artichoke hearts - delicate golden breading; the "fried spinach" that came...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Maybe we had an off night during our first visit to The View Restaurant. We made reservations but upon arrival they could not find our reservation. We were giving a table and sat for over 15 minutes before anyone greeted us. The staff seemed disorganized...More

Thank Travelors4
Reviewed 4 August 2017

the most amazing service you can possibly imagine. the manager (forgot his name) a young man from Jamaica , demonstrate an unmatched hospitality. he set up a table fir us at the terrace and brought the most comfortable chairs from the lounge. the food was...More

Thank Mira S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We have been several times to this restaurant and it is blah, just blah. The room is absolutely lovely, there are several very romantic two-tops outside with a view and we hear it is constantly booked for wedding receptions. I would be curious to know...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We had an early dinner at the View in Estes Park and loved it. We were fortunate to be seated on one of their small balconies overlooking the town. It was charming, the service was good and the food was great. I suggest you reserve...More

Thank suzanochka
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My boyfriend and I went for an early dinner during the week. They had plenty of seating available, the restaurant is a bit tricky to get to but if you call for directions they are very helpful. Loved our waitress, Maggie. She was so sweet....More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Our party of four had dinner here on July 20, 2017. The name is accurate, with a view through a wall of windows over the town and nearby mountains. The large dining room had lots of empty space, which was odd...they must set up more...More

Thank Vicki5732
Reviewed 19 July 2017

From atop the hillside sits the Crags Lodge, very near to the Tram base stop. We were told to go for dinner and the view and were not at all disappointed! Although it was a bit hard to find it was definitely worth it. Our...More

Thank boloca
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My wife and I had dinner at The View the last night of our stay at Crags Lodge. The staff made room for us and a few other tables even though there was a wedding rehearsal dinner going on in the main dining room. We...More

Thank madmatthew
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Alan M M
14 February 2017|
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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
4 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!
21 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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