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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-6066
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Ranked #36 of 119 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Audubon
Description: 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 Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park through it's 90 foot wall of windows. The menu is an eclectic mix of unique entrees such as the Tenderloin Tower with Shrimp and Lemon Beurre Blanc sauce or Chicken Daytona with Triple Sec Cream sauce. 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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Brooklyn, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In a nutshell, the food was mediocre, the service was friendly but slower than molasses and not particularly professional, and we could have just come for a visit, a look-see and left and probably done better. Given that there aren't a lot of good dining options in Estes Park it probably wouldn't take much to make this place better, but... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We've been to Estes Park many times but didn't know about this restaurant. We will definitely return. The meal was wonderful and the atmosphere (we sat out on one of the private patios) was romantic.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Service - took forever; salad came out 5 minutes after the main course and had to ask for it; slow to follow up; didn't clear dishes; etc Food - steak Diane that was not a filet as advertised; think Garvey type of sauce; limp asparagus; cold mashed potatoes; Don't waste your money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This place was AMAZING! From the breathtaking scenery to the delicious entrees, we were very impressed. The View has such a balanced atmosphere; formal yet personable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, either a romantic evening for two or group gathering, for a pleasurable dining experience.

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We recently hosted our wedding reception in our favorite place, Estes Park, and more specifically at The View Restaurant at the Historic Crag's Lodge. We love this location and venue and hoped our guests would also, who attended from across the country. I cannot speak more highly of this venue...from the service, the attentiveness and the attention to detail. The... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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143 reviews 143 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink on the deck. There was a wedding reception taking place. Our Irish coffee was great, then the server came over and asked us if we wanted some lasagne that was left from the wedding. It was the best we had ever tasted, the grilled squash was great too. We Eft full and very happy!... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The View Restaurant is located in The Crags, a hotel with a great tradition. My family and I have had great meals there, so it was with a great deal of disappointment that we had a really poor meal there, on a Friday evening. The chicken was dry - so much so, McDonald's would not have served it. The spicing... More 

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fort walton, florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place definitely needs a facelift and a dusting. The service we got was good, but the food was off. I tried the brie appetizer and it was cold inside. I had lamb chops for my entree and although they were flavorful, I was disappointed that they were mainly fat and not much meat. The wine list is almost nonexistent;... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our reserved table was ready upon arrival, as it appeared to be a very slow night. It took quite awhile for our server to take and then deliver our drink and water order. The dinners were also slow, but good. In spite of previous reviews of soggy crusted fish, we order this and they were not soggy. Hopefully they pay... More 

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Long Island, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Food was very good and the view of the mountains was nice. There was a guitarist playing lovely music. I heard they might be closing the restaurant after this summer. That would be too bad since it is one of the nicer restaurants.

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Additional Information about View Restaurant

Address: 300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: +1 970-586-6066
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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