Twin Owls Steakhouse

4 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant, Steakhouse
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
3110 S St Vrain Ave B
Estes Park, CO 80517

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Overall Rating

Review


I have been wanting to go to Twin Owls for quite some time. I finally made reservations this Holiday season. The waiters and staff were exceptionally wonderful. The food on the other hand was not bad, but atrocious. The elk kabobs appetizers were great. The beet and house salads were great as well, but then came the entrees, buffalo ribeye and my friend had the elk sirloin. Both were way over cooked

and the taste/seasonings was terrible and was practically uneatable. I brought the leftovers for my pets. I told the waiter that I never return food and didn't want anything else. He gave us some crème brulee as a consolation. It tasted as though it had no vanilla and wasn't sweet at all. It tasted like whipped heavy cream and eggs. The caramelized sugar was scorched black. Overall, it was hands down the worst food I have ever had at a fine dining establishment.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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The Elk was great. Lots of GF options.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We visited this restaurant with high expectations, having reviewed the great menu before arriving, but we were somewhat disappointed. We talked to the manager at the end of our meal and appreciate the difficulty that restaurants are having with staffing-up after the Covid shutdown. Our server was VERY nice but obviously inexperienced, and we’re sure that she will do fine once she has worked for a while.

We started with the beet salad, which was excellent and turned out to be the best part of our dinner, but should have been served either split or with two salad plates. We both ordered meats medium well, as our experience in Colorado is that the meat is generally served on the rare side. The prime rib was cooked to our liking and was very good. The chef could have trimmed off some of the fat and gristle (supposed to have been hand-trimmed per the menu), as that was left for us to do. The cooked carrots that came with the dish were practically raw; we couldn't even cut them with a steak knife.

As for the elk kabob, the meat itself was cooked nicely after going back to the chef as too rare. We opted for the "appetizer" but, it was a small portion for even an appetizer. The elk was over seasoned (too much black pepper) and neither of us actually consider green bell peppers as vegetables, especially when mostly raw (as was the onion).

No separate GF menu, but GF is identified on the menu.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 5 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Online Ordering
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Many gluten free menu items! Really good food.

Great gluten free options. Had salad, prime rib, and Creme brûlée for dessert.

Views from the new location are fantastic.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Food was amazing. Absolutely no issues with gluten and the menu was well marked. Even had a creme brule for desert! Awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here twice without any issues. The staff is knowledgeable and acknowledged my GF requirement first thing. The menu is easy to read and clearly marked GF or could be made GF. Very good food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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