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Monarch Chophouse

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American, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 14, 2022 via mobile

We live in Chicago, which has plenty of exclusive steakhouses renowned worldwide. I’d put this steakhouse up there with the best of them. We ordered bison carpaccio, house burrata for appetizers. In the house was a see bass salad (superb). I ordered the bison ribeye...and my wife the bison short ribs with came with a marrow bone, both were silverback and both cooked to perfection (my bison ribeye was ordered medium rare). The Mac n cheese with crab was to die for. We also ordered two smoked old fashions served table side where you open the door and the smoke comes pouring out of the box (superb). Finally, tables side house made gelato. I RARELY leave reviews, but this place is superb and exceeded my expectations. The service, the experience of dining here, the food and culinary experience experience we’d have not experienced since prior to the pandemic at a restaurant at the Wynn hotel. Chop House is a great place and highly recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2022

Awesome! Thank you for your review and feedback on the Monarch Casino Resort Spa. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The Monarch takes pride in serving award winning flavors to our guests. Bringing modern mountain luxury to Blackhawk, CO. Remember to...More

Reviewed July 6, 2022

Our Waitress, Tarah, and the rest of the front of house staff were very attentive. My wife and I visited for a last-minute, birthday getaway. My wife's lamb chops were mostly fat and she had to share my dinner. The Bison Tenderloin and sides that...were ordered (mushrooms and the Brussels sprouts) were way too salted. Several glasses of water were drank......More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2022

We are here and actively listening to our guests. We are sad to hear about your experience at the Chophouse. Monarch Team Members take pride in making memorable guest experiences. The Chophouse serves only award-winning flavors to our guests. Chophouse waitresses, waiters, chefs, hosts, and...More

Reviewed May 14, 2022

Dined here on 05/05/2022 Appetizer was crab cakes blah! Mushy French onion soup was more like French onion gravy too thick and creamy! Entree was 22 ounce bone in ribeye ordered M-Rare which was cooked perfect it just lacked with flavor and taste.Plain! Side was...jumbo chopped asparagus and a side of mushroom which were delicious (Mushrooms)and the waiter brought me a side sampler of them! The asparagus was so so dry not moist and too much crumbing on top of the asparagus itself! Desert was crème brûlée and it was very delicious so that was a plus for this Monarch Chophouse The waiter was great in all aspects of being a waiter at a prime steakhouse! He brought a sample of salmon tartare from the chef which it was very yummy tasting! All in all the main entree! Bone in rib-eye lacked flavor/ taste and for $80 plus for the steak itself Nothing fancy or close to a wow factor The crab cakes were mushy no real chunks of crab meat and I shouldn’t of ate any of it after first bite! Well maybe this place is good for some people but as for me it’s not impressive by any standard maybe they were off on that night.I can’t say if I would return as what could possibly be different on a return! Definitely over-priced for so so not up to par on a prime steakhouse chophouse blah! So many other prime steak houses that are well known for being prime for a reason! Not this place! L.E.D Menus is fancy but that’s the only thing fancy!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2022

We appreciate your feedback. We want to ensure all of our guests receive exemplary, and it’s evident we missed the mark. We’d like to follow up; please message us with your email and let us know how we can improve. Thank you!

Reviewed March 10, 2022

I've been to a lot of Steakhouse in and around Denver. From Elway's, and Guard and Grace (Both great by the way) to Texas Roadhouse (also great) :). However none of them offer the service, and fancy steakhouse experience like the Chophouse. We took our...team of 9 to the Chophouse for Dinner during our annual meeting at the Monarch, and it was probably one of the better dining experiences I've had in my life. The food is super good, but food is good at other Steakhouses too. What stood apart here was the service. You felt like you were taken back in time to the fancy restaurant experience maybe your parents had in the 80's. They still have the tableside Cesar Salads, and Steak Diane. One of our folks ordered the Steak Diane, and as soon as hers was done, the others were served at the same time for 9 PEOPLE, that just doesn't happen anymore. One more fun fact. Order the Smoky Manhattan. It's a pretty expensive dining experience, but perfect for special occasions. Anyway...highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2022

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and checkout the exclusive Monarch ChopHouse.

Reviewed November 21, 2021 via mobile

It’s a cute romantic space beautifully decorated with fire features but the menu is overpriced. The wine by the glass menu is v limited. Waiters were attentive but pretentious, especially for Colorado. My 6 oz $46 steak filet was tasty but served lukewarm. The portions...are also tiny. We would have much rather spent the money on a real steakhouse in Denver, but recognize Chophouse kind of has a captive audience in Monarch Casino Resort hotel guests. I hope they reduce the menu prices in time so hotel and casino guests can enjoy the food there after they’ve gambled at the Monarch.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2021

Thank you for the honest feedback, we will send your review to upper management.

Reviewed October 21, 2021

We had an amazing dinner on October 20, 2021. We ended up here because it was perhaps the only steakhouse in town where there wasn't a 21+ age requirement. We were here with our small children, ages 4 and 6. The bartender was so sweet...and made them specialty drinks when we first arrived. The maitre d' was so friendly to our kids and everyone acknowledged her birthday. (We didn't go there for her birthday on purpose--it just ended up that way!) They gave her a special dessert. The food was excellent -- we had the filet mignon, asparagus, the NY Strip Steak, table-side gelato, and creme brulee. We would honestly return to Black Hawk to stay at the Monarch and eat at the Monarch Chophouse again. It was a beautiful experience!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and ChopHouse.

Reviewed October 18, 2021

We were very fortunate to be able to enjoy this restaurant at the Monarch. We didn't have a reservation but were able to sit at the bar (which is what we like to do). Tyler & Alley were amazing. They made you feel like you...were the only ones there. Very knowledgeable about the menu & drinks. The food was over the top amazing. This has to be one of the best meals we've had in a very long time. Highly recommend the Bison Tenderloin with the asparagus. My husband enjoyed the smoked old fashion, the presentation alone was incredible. This will be the only place we will dine when we come back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Owner at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and ChopHouse.

Reviewed October 15, 2021

Finally I'm going to review this gem. I'm a repeat offender here. Expect white glove service, waitstaff who are true "professionals", tableside service and attention to detail. Craft cocktails, The Papadijourno & Smoked Ole Fashioned are my favs. Wine, they literally have a glass HALL...OF WINE! APPS: perfectly done crab cakes, smoked salmon rillettes and the cheese board is quite unique. Salad: a picture worthy Roasted Beet Salad where they make their OWN Buratta, yum. Entrees: You'll get a SHOW with the Steak Diane & the Caeser. The Chilean seabass is super tender and fresh. The Tomahawk or the Porterhouse will feed the whole table. Dessert: #1 is the Gelato they make tableside for you, but that creme brulee is sooo good too. When I'm on a diet, they'll even cut up 4 ozs of fresh fruit (not on the menu) for me instead of the sugar filled sweets. The atmosphere is Posh. The bar is elegant and cozy with a lounge area and quite the spectacle of FIRE behind the bartender. They have two very different dining rooms (the more traditional is for private parties most of the time) and the other is where you'd normally be seated, with interesting light fixtures, modern art and comfortable upscale booths and tables with wingback chairs. I'm already planning another visit next week being my folks are visiting from Florida and this is the first restaurant I thought of to take them.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Owner at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and ChopHouse. Our Chophouse Team members appreciate all the kind words.

Reviewed October 14, 2021 via mobile

Nowadays good help is so hard to find. Well, after dining here, I think all the best chefs, waiters and staff landed at the Chophouse at the Monarch. From the bus boy to the waiter Doug to Troy who prepared our Caesar salad table side,...to the chefs who prepared some delectable pistachio crusted lamb chops to the manager Danny who prepared our homemade ice cream right at our table freezing it with liquid nitrogen. It was like a good play, everyone performing to the max. What a team! Ok, yes the ambiance and the food were over the top.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Owner at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and ChopHouse. Our Chophouse Team members appreciate all the kind words.

Reviewed September 30, 2021

I visited the Chop House recently for my brother’s birthday. Being vegetarian, I called ahead to see what kind of options they had. I was told they had the best chef in Colorado and it wouldn’t be a problem for them to put together a...meal for me. After eating my meal consisting of lacklusterly seasoned vegetables, I received my check with the words “VEGGIE C*NT” added. I asked the waiter and he told me someone in the back typed “VEGGIE C*NT” on my ticket. I called the next day and chatted with the manager. The manager was extremely apologetic and said he would get to the bottom of it. Upon speaking to the manager a second time, he said the waiter admitted he added the comment. The manager said he immediately fired the two employees involved (not by my request). I was told our whole meal would be comped, the chop house would serve us all another meal on them, we would each get a free room, and a few other perks “to make it right.” The manager informed me about a meeting with their corporate lawyers, who along with the owners then came to the conclusion it was a typo and they would no longer honor the original offer. This is not merely a story about a vegetarian having a bad experience at a steakhouse, but more about management trying to sweep a small indiscretion under the rug and backtrack on “making things right.” I understand that finding good employees is hard these days and would not have written a review if it was merely the interaction I had with the waiter. However, I was originally approached with the offers to “make it right” as long as I didn’t write a negative review in order to “preserve the manager’s legacy.” Now that all offers are reneged, all that is left is to write a review. Unfortunately what started as an apology and generous offer to try and make things right, turned into a true display of dishonesty by a poorly run establishment all the way from the top down.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2021

At Monarch Casino Resort Spa, providing the best possible guest experience is our top priority. Our guest service standards weren’t met in this instance and for that, we are truly sorry. We have offered to reverse the charges on the meal and provide additional considerations.

Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Yes - this is a higher tier for pricing, but you absolutely get what you pay for. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a fine dining experience.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and enjoy our exclusive ChopHouse.

Reviewed August 23, 2021

Chad F. was genuinely conscientious and extremely professional, he made our dining experience so much better!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and enjoy our exclusive ChopHouse.

Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

We recently visited the Monarch hotel in Black Hawk Co. The resturant there, the Chop House was awesome. Chad was our server and made the experience worth the price. He went the extra mile for sure. We had the fillet steak which was melt in...your mouth tender. Hardly had to chew it! Desert was tableside made raspberry Gelato with liquid nitrogen. Quite the show! You will not regret the visit. Thanks Chad!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

Excellent service and food. Attentive staff, Prepared as requested and in a timely manner. Sent home with breakfast coffeecake for next morning, Will come again.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and checkout the exclusive Monarch ChopHouse.

Reviewed July 30, 2021

My husband and I turned up at the Chophouse on the afternoon of February 14, Valentine's Day AND a holiday weekend. There were no reservations to be had anywhere in Blackhawk. We had a wait-list reservation at The Chophouse. When we stopped in at 4pm...to see what our chances were to be able to be accommodated, Daniel, the maitre d', said to Wendy, the hostess "We'll find a place for them." We were so grateful. That right there is the essence of the service at The Chophouse. If they can, they will...and they always can. The service that evening (and every other evening) was amazing. Our server,Chad C., was absolutely wonderful. Since that night, we've been back on numerous occasions, trying most of the menu items. Favorites are the tableside Caesar Salad and the Steak Diane, both made expertly by Troy. For cocktails, try the Almond Crusta, Mr. Papagiorgio, or the Smoked Rose Old Fashioned. With an extensive wine and spirits list, unique cocktail offerings, and a menu that changes seasonally, this is a dining experience not to be missed. P.S. Tried to upload a photo of the Steak Diane but couldn't seem to do so.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Marketing at Monarch Chophouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the new resort and ChopHouse.

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Monarch Chophouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5