Claire’s on the Park first opened in 1992 when Claire Ray moved locations. Claire’s works to use locally sourced, fresh ingredients, with summer specials often made from purchases at the Estes Valley farmer’s market. The menu updates as the seasons change, so be sure to call Claire’s at (970)-586-9564 if you want to double-check what is available.
There are quite a few favorites you’ll want to eat at Claire’s on the Park. If you’re hungry and facing a big day, then you’ll want the Big Breakfast with three eggs, three strips of bacon, and two sausage links with breakfast potatoes, wheat toast, or an English muffin. Or get one of the specialty waffles or pancakes, such as the strawberry cheesecake waffle or the blueberry lemon pancakes. And if you want to go bananas then get the banana bread French toast, or just the standard French toast for something a bit more basic.
Lunch and Dinner
Begin your meal on the right foot with one of Claire’s delicious appetizers: seared rare Ahi tuna; crab cakes; baked fontina with olive oil and parsley; baked brie with candied walnuts, blueberries, honey, and black pepper; and the chef’s selection of meats and cheeses paired with toasted bread, crackers, pickled vegetables, and mustard.
For your meal, perhaps try one of the restaurant’s specialty burgers. There’s the standard cheeseburger, or go for the bacon burger, the guacamole burger, or the steakhouse burger with mushrooms, horseradish aioli, and onion rings. Or for a fishy sandwich get the salmon burger on a toasted brioche bun, with a cooked-to-order salmon patty with chili sauce, wasabi aioli, Asian-styled slaw, chives, and pickled onions.
Location and Hours
Claire’s on the Park Restaurant and Bar can be found at 225 Park Lane in Estes Park. The restaurant’s hours change with the season. In the winter the restaurant opens at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, closing at 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and at 8 p.m. on Fridays. Claire’s opens Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. on Saturdays and at 7 p.m. on Sundays. In the summer it opens every day at 7 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m.