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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Audubon)
+1 970-586-1087
17:00 - 21:00
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Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went for our 30th Anniversary and truly enjoyed our dining experience. We were seated on a private balcony where I started with the Brie & Truffle soup and my husband had the Spinach/Artichoke Empanadas. The bordelaise sauce on the Filet Mignon was to die for, and my husband loved his Lobster Lasagne. For dessert we had the caramel sea... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is one restaurant where you know you are in Estes Park. The lodge is over a hundred years old, and all the atmosphere has been kept in the restaurant. We've dined there several times this summer and have been impressed with the quality and variety of the food. On one of our visits, there was some confusion about our... More 

Thank Agikamikwannabe
Allenspark, CO
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a lovely, serene surprise in the middle of Estes Park. But you'd never know you're in the middle because this place is perched on a hillside away from the hustle and bustle. Beautiful views accompanied by well-prepared food and excellent service--who could ask for more?

1 Thank Edilie
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Last night we had the extreme pleasure of dining at The View for our anniversary! What an amazing dining experience! I had made reservations and when we arrived our table was set on a private terrace overlooking Estes Park! Needless to say the food and service was fantastic! I had the filet and my husband had the lamb. What a... More 

Thank Debra K
Estes Park, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Estes Park. We've dined there in all seasons and never been disappointed. From the authentic furnishings to the great views, it's worth the trip up the hill. Excellent staff: attentive and friendly. I've had their county chicken several times because it's just that good!

Thank EPrita
Odessa, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

What's not to love about this place? A million dollar view, excellent food, a roaring fireplace and Scotty make it perfect. The staff is very considerate of the temperature in the restaurant to make sure the guests are comfortable and the ambiance is memorable. We will be back- probably for more perfect evenings- thank you!

Thank jbaker192016
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Wanted to show off our beautiful unique town and dinner at special place...The View was fabulous! The service was outstanding starting with Jonathan and then Crystal was very attentive and attention to every detail...we felt pampered by her service. The food outstanding, the spinach/artichoke appetizer is a must. Peach Cobbler yummy. Wine list very good. The ambience and views of... More 

Thank Marlene B
South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016

After reading several reviews, I was concerned about making a reservation for this restaurant. However, I'm glad I over-rode my concerns and did so. My wife and I a had very good experience. For the first course, she chose the corn fritters and I had the Normandy Brie soup w/Truffle Oil. The fritters were light and particularly tasty with the... More 

Thank akillshot
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went to The View Restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were looking for a special evening and were not disappointed. The server was attentive but not intrusive. We started with salads - both the Caesar and the Apple Gorganzola were fresh and tasty. The Sea Bass was as good as I have ever had. The Short Ribs were... More 

Thank Jan B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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422 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I live here and heard good things about the place since it was bought. Found an opportunity to try it our with friends. Definitely underwhelmed would be the best way to describe it. Menu is somewhat limited and the prices were, by town standards, on the high side. We all had salads which were fine. The waitperson was maybe a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 38
American, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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