505 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado 81301 • 970-247-2018
The Palace Restaurant is a Durango landmark and tradition, having functioned as a restaurant under its current name for at least forty years. The Palace re-opened its doors under the ownership of Chef Paul Gelose on October 3rd, 1997. Located in the original historic Palace Hotel, built between 1890 and 1893, the restaurant retains the elegant character of late 19th century Western architecture and design. The heyday of gold, silver and coal mining poured money into Durango and its Main Street buildings. The Palace was no exception and to this day, the restaurant retains the feel of its opulent past, where a prospector with his gold or silver nuggets traded in for hard dollars could come eat like a king. We strive to retain the authenticity of the turn of the century style, creating a casually elegant and fun atmosphere complemented by a menu that is both modern and timeless. Whether sipping margaritas on the patio on a warm summer day or enjoying a center cut filet by the fire in our dining room on a cold winter’s evening, our space is one of comfort, good food, and attentive service.
The Quiet Lady Tavern is as much a part of the Palace as the Palace is part of the Tavern. It is a friendly, warm environment with a beautiful hardwood bar and views on to our patio and the neighboring Durango and Silverton Trains. There is even a cozy library with leather couches. Our Friday Happy Hour is often standing room only and is the place to come and catch up with friends!