Posted by William Charles on March 1, 2018

Published on March 1st, 2018 | by William Charles


More Priority Pass Restaurant Timberline Steaks & Grille (DEN) News

Update 03/01/18: According to TheWalshingMachine the Timberline restaurant has actually expanded into what ws the smoking lounge’s space. They also asked their server about the restaurant closing down and were told that everything has been pushed back and there is no indication on when it will begin. mwwalk was able to speak to a manager and was told nothing would be happening for the rest of this year. The plan is to go with a food concept they have in Downtown Denver (slightly upsale American type food), but again this won’t be happening for some time. It also isn’t clear if that new concept restaurant will be included in priority pass or not. Given that it won’t be changing until next year at the earliest it’s not something I would worry about it.

Update 02/27/18: According to Denver Business Journal the Smokin’ Bear Lodge Smoking lounge is closing on February 28th. This is owned by Mission Yogurt, who also own the Timberline Steaks & Grille and the Einstein Bros Bagels next door. The entire space will become a new restaurant according to DIA spokesman heath Montgomery. We’ve reached out to Priority Pass to try and find out when Timberline Steaks & Grille will be closing and if the replacement restaurant will be available to Priority Pass customers but they are yet to reply. Hat tip to lenin1991

Priority Pass has added another airport restaurant to their network of airport lounges, you can now get US$28 off the bill per person (e.g if you’re the primary cardholder and you bring one guest then you’ll get $56 off the bill) at the timberline steaks & grille at Denver International airport (Concourse C). The lounge is open 6-22 Sunday – Friday and 6-21 on Saturday. Lunch & Dinner menu can be found here, they also serve breakfast but I haven’t been able to locate that menu. Seems like $28 will cover most things on the menu apart from some of the more expensive steaks.

[Read: Credit Cards That Offer Priority Pass Memberships Compared – What Are The Differences?]


It’s nice to see priority pass adding these restaurant options, especially in locates where they have little to no lounge presence. Priority Pass has been adding more and more of these airport restaurants in recent times. For example:

One thing a lot of people mentioned is that there is limited seating here and service/food coming out is slow (e.g allow for an hour+ for your order to go through and food to arrive). The $28 also can’t be used for gratuities. You can also get free draft beer with Yelp check in.

Update: This now no longer works on take out orders.

Hat tip to One Mile At A Time

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Does the Priority Pass Select that comes with HH Surpass qualify for this benefit?

Probably, but with the Surpass, you still have to pay the lounge fee which tends to be $27 from what I’ve seen, so there is no benefit to using that Priority Pass for this.

> so there is no benefit to using that Priority Pass for this.

$1 profit doe /s

I guess it depends on showing the card or swiping it.

either way I’ll give it a shot next time I’m in Denver and see how they process it.

You have to swipe the card right around the time you order your meal.

Man, that would have been amazing had my flight to SFO through DEN held up. Would have had a 9hr connection, used a United Club pass and could have ate dinner at the steakhouse since those United Clubs don’t have hot food.

Conveniently, I flew through DEN yesterday and took advantage of this.

As you can see reflected in many of its reviews: the food was underwhelming and the service was inattentive. Seating options weren’t great, and they didn’t offer us a table, only the bar or the window.

That said, we got two entrees (a steak and a burger) plus a dessert for free. As I mentioned, for an airport restaurant, it was slow – it took us a little over an hour total, and the waitress disappeared for quite a while after she brought us our food. With how slow they were, we got the dessert to go and took it to the Admirals Club to eat.

The Priority Pass site said the a Timberline was available for “International Departure flights only.” This wasn’t an issue for you?

Never mind. I was looking at the restrictions for the VIP lounge.

Aaron, my name is Adam and I am an assistant manager at Timberline Grille. Sorry for the late reply here, but I wanted to be sure to touch base. We aim to have food on the table within 15-20 minutes of seating, though during peak meal hours this timeline can get stretched a little. It seems you joined us the first week we rolled out our partnership with Priority Pass, apologies that we didn’t have all details ironed out. I hope you will give us another try next time you fly through DIA.

Yes. This just increased the value of my priority pass threefold.

This is perfect for me as we live in Denver.

Question though…
I have the Citi Prestige card and my wife has the Chase Reserve card. Can we both use our access and also claim the other as our guest? In other words, get double the value?
Additional question… Does our 1 year old count as a guest and can he get $28 worth of food as well? Also double dip as guest of my card and guest of my wife’s?

Good idea but it is obvious that the number of vouchers used shouldn’t exceed the number of guests at the table…

Greed is not good. Don’t be a tool.

Just a question. Doubt we would take full advantage like that as we’re actually all vegetarian in our family haha! Unless we wanted 10 appetizers and 10 sandwiches…

I get it, but flagrant abuse is how we will end up losing guest privileges.

That seems very unlikely that you would get more than $28 per person just because you have two memberships. But I also live in Denver and have a toddler, so the question about whether he gets $28 also is more intriguing. Seems like a situation that might involve discretion by the current server or manager

Dario, my name is Adam and I am an assistant manager at Timberline Grille. To answer your question, we will process Priority Pass check-ins for guests present, so if it is you, your wife and child, we allow up to three check-ins on one or multiple cards (so no double-dipping). We hope to see you next time you fly through DIA!

Just came back from DEN last weekend, noticed this one but not got a chance to try.

I’ll bet they’re going to see a lot more abuse now. A lot of people won’t bother buying refundable tickets to enjoy the flimsy celery sticks in the lounge, but a family of 4 can now get a free steak dinner worth over $110 with every visit to the airport.

According to Yelp, you can get a free, room-temp draft beer with Yelp check-in:

Also, the Denver airport website has a slightly different menu, albeit without prices:

Apparently, the US$28 allowance doesn’t include gratuity:–Grille

E, my name is Adam and I am an assistant manager at Timberline Grille. Thanks for sharing the post about the Yelp check in, unfortunately we don’t combine Priority Pass use with any other offers, so you can either use a Yelp check-in or a Priority Pass one. Also, thanks for passing along that gratuity is not included with the $28 credit.

wow, this is quite interesting. Wife & I just flew through Denver (&COS)…. will “slow it down” a little bit next time. Thanks for the news.

So is it only eligible on Friday and Saturday? The website shows the restaurant as being open daily.

My family took advantage of this last Sunday afternoon. Waitress said my wife, 5 year old, and me could each get a $28 credit from just one priority pass membership. Service was slow and it was fairly crowded, but nothing to complain about considering it was an airport and the entire bill was $0. We ordered some extra slices of cheese cake for the plan ride home.

The Priority Pass site says it’s available only international departures. Is this enforced?

Never mind. I was looking at the restrictions for the VIP lounge.

FYI. Following the Automation instructions: After you click “New Applet” . You have to click “If + This Then That”

While I seem to think I’m reasonably Tech Savvy, the Banner “Partner with IFTTT” seemed like the only thing to click on.

Just ate there with my wife tonight. I should’ve read the comments here instead of OMAAT. I ignorantly assumed I could swipe my CSR unlimited guests to cover whatever we wanted but you can only get $28 per actual person there. So we ended up with a bill of $15 + tip for 2 Ribeyes and a cheesecake. Food was great, service was very inattentive, forgetful, and slow. Makes you almost happy bc you don’t owe a 20% tip due to the bad service. Left 10% of original check.

I used this perk yesterday. It’s pretty sweet! I got the elk which was $29 + $2 tax so after my $28 discount I owed $3 plus gratuity. The meal was tasty, and the service was quick and excellent (contrary to other’s reports). I was in and out in about 40 minutes. This was on a Saturday evening when the place was 2/3 to 3/4 full.

Let your server know you’ll be using Priority Pass when he comes to greet you. They’ll run your card at the end of your meal and then bring you a check for any remainder.

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