Last week I had a three hour connection in Denver, giving me a perfect opportunity to try out the Timberline Steaks & Grille, a Priority Pass restaurant.
I wrote about this restaurant when it was first introduced to the Priority Pass network. A valid card entitles the cardholder and each guest $28 in credit, which can be used for any food or drink item. The credit CANNOT be used for tip. If you have Priority Pass with American Express Platinum, Hilton Aspire, or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you are allowed up to two guests.
I was traveling with my friend John on United, meaning it was necessary to take the train from Termianl B to Terminal C. This took about seven minutes and security re-clearance was not required. As you come up the escalator from the train, the restaurant is immeidatley on your right.
We did not have to wait for a table: the restaurant was about half full at 8am. The restaurant has nice tarmac views, but a bar rather than tables line the window. We sat next to a fireplace.
A breakfast menu was provided:
We asked about ordering a filet (a favorite breakfast of ours in other airports…) and were told the only option available was steak and eggs. Not that we needed anything: our flight from Los Angeles to Denver on United had included a nice breakfast.
Not all that hungry, I just ordered French Toast with a side of fruit and coffee. John had pancakes.
The food was okay.
As I surveyed the restaurant, I noted that nearly every patron was paying with a Priority Pass card. A group of 20 were seated in the middle of our breakfast that had Priority Pass cards.
Note again that your $28/person credit does not include tip. Do the right thing and tip your waiter or waitress 15-20% of the full bill.
While the French Toast and fruit were fine, my egg and kale puff pastry breakfast on my Untied flight to Denver (pictured below) was a far better meal.
It’s worth a stop if you find yourself with a long layover, but never worth scheduling a long layover just to take advantage of it.