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“Nice location - average pricey place” 4 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 #27 of 97 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Detroit, Michigan USA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Nice location - average pricey place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The View is located mountain side - looking down onto dEstes Park. It is within an older lodge -- that appears to have seem better days. The wait staff was strong and quite agreeable. The food was less strong. I assumed 'fresh' fishe was not ffresh frozen. The trout dish I ordered was dry - and poorly seasoned. The meat/steak items were better -- although not 'to die for.'
The place is expesive - but the 'view' is quite outstanding.

Visited June 2013
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English first
1 review
“Great view and food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We were given a gift certificates for our anniversary by our children. We were very pleased by the setting and blown away by the tasty food. Service (our server was Julie) was great and we were not rushed in the least. As an added bonus there was live music adding to the experience. We'd highly recommend it! This was a very memorable experience.

  • 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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Lyons, Colorado
1 review
“Great food, Great view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Tucked into a wooded hillside - very close to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, this is a great destination to have a delicious meal while enjoying the fabulous scenery. The meal was doubly enhanced because of the professional, yet warm and caring disposition of our server Julie! Will definitely come back!

Visited June 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great views, great staff, Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Great menu. Atmosphere is incredible. Rustic and historic. Food is very good. Staff is prompt and helpful. Bartender named Joel was very helpful and makes excellent drinks.

Visited June 2013
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Grand Rapids
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4 helpful votes 4 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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