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“Awesome service by Julie.”

The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge
Ranked #30 of 127 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Bay Village
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome service by Julie.”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Wonderful dinner, atmosphere, service. Loved it. Can't wait to dine at View again. Chocolate mousse cake to die for. Most beautiful view in Estes. Julie was a great server. Ask for a table on the private patio when dining for two.

  • Visited June 2013
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Marion, Illinois
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Delight”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Very nice place, although it appears to go by a couple of names. Very elegant inside. Food was good and our server, Julie, did an excellent job. very friendly and helpful. Was a little odd that there were only a few diners on a Sunday night especially since the restaurant is so large. Had an excellent acoustic guitar performer and a great view. A little pricey but it was fine dining. We were glad ww eat there.

  • Visited June 2013
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Detroit, Michigan USA
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice location - average pricey place”
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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Erie, Colorado
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5 reviews
“Great view and food.”
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
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Thank Glenn S
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Lyons, Colorado
1 review
“Great food, Great view!”
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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