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“excellent food and service as well as great view”

The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge
Ranked #36 of 137 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $38
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 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.
Reviewed August 29, 2011

My husband and I went there on a Sunday evening and were fortunate enough to have a table outside on one of the little balconies but part way through it began to rain-Not a problem! Everyone was very nice-the hostess,the manager and Jared was our server . We enjoyed the way he gave suggestions when asked but he was not pushy or overbearing which we appreciate! The food was great! My husband had the tenderloin tower and i had the chicken with brie. Our best dinner while in estes Park!

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Thank Pittsburgh_PATeach13
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

The food was great and our server Adrian was fantastic. My husband even saw a bear and two cubs crossing the parking lot as he went to get the car.

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Thank Miranda W
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

To celebrate our anniversary this year, we chose the View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park. The view was stunning (despite a yellow cloud of pollen hanging over the village), and from the first minute we arrived, our waiter, Jared, made us feel at home. He suggested the special, a blue-cheese-stuffed filet with fresh vegetables, and a perfect wine to match. I have been talking about that meal for over a month now, and decided to finally "go public" with my first restaurant review online ever. The drinks are delicious, the live music was special, and the steak was cooked to perfection - now if only we had left room for dessert. Next time!

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Thank Emflemm
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Everything on the menu is good, go with friends, have everyone order something different and try a bite. We had our wedding at the Crags with food by The View Restaurant and several years later people are still saying how great our food was, and by extension how great our wedding was. I highly recommend the wild mushroom ravioli, it's delicious- a perfect blend of flavors.

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Thank tobycc
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

The View from the restaurant is beautiful. The service was good as well as the food. Would go there again. They have three small balconies with table for two. Reserve if you can. If not, the View from the dining room is still good.

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Thank midwesternplains
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