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“Best hidden restaurant in Estes Park.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of View Restaurant

View Restaurant
300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-6066
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Ranked #28 of 116 Restaurants in Estes Park
Price range: $30 - $30
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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.
Grand Rapids
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best hidden restaurant in Estes Park.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Wow! We were looking for a good place for our family to eat dinner together on a Saturday night. There were a few places we wanted to try so we checked them out, but because they were small and had live music, we feared it would be difficult for our big group to be able to visit and enjoy our time together.

We went up a mountain to this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. This restaurant is located in the Crags resort built in 1914. It overlooks the city of Estes Park and is spacious and beautiful.

We were seated right away and had a great server that was continually attentive. The prices were higher than we normally spend, but we definitely got what we paid for. Our group had mussels, coconut shrimp and artichoke dip for appetizers. All were very delicious and fresh.

We had a variety of dishes, from filet, Cajun ribeye, pasta and lamb chops for our entrees. All were delicious. One member of our party received their steak over done. The waiter was quick to recognize the problem and rices that meal from the bill.

Deserts and coffee were all excellent as well. It was a delightful dining experience. I would recommend The View to anyone wanting a delicious dinner in a beautiful atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Roomy Restaurant With Classic American Fare With a Slight Eclectic Twist.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

I prefer eclectic restaurants with a more metropolitan feel so I was concerned when our group of 11 walked in and thought this place was going to be bland. It is part of a historic lodge/inn so the decor is a little upscale and the music was soft. The food turned out to be really good. Everything was made from scratch and the flavors were very enjoyable. I prefer more exotic and bold flavors but was very happy with what we ate. This was a great place to eat with a nice view and lots of room for large groups. I noticed that they have these little tables for 2 on these outside balconies, with a view of the city and the mountain ranges.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Anniversary to Remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

This was our second time this year to enjoy the food and the wonderful views from Crag's Lodge. Our waitress Julie was very attentive and overall happy person. I had a delicious pasta dish with chicken, shrimp, tomatoes, black olives. It was finished with a lite tomato sauce and the perfect amount of spice. We started our meal with the coconut shrimp. They were awesome. I highly recommend the View at Crag's lodge!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Estes Park, Colorado
1 review
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I had an fantastic trout dinner, with an excellent and beautiful view, and a cheerful server named Julie. Overall terrific experience and a great evening with family.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naucalpan, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very good food and excelent service by Lucero and Sarah”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

It was a very good experience to eat at The View in Estes Park. Food is very good and we have excellent service by Lucero and Sarah.

If you come to Estes Park and want to eat better than just fast food, do not think about it, go to The View at Crags Hotel a century hotel

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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