Priority Pass started adding restaurants to their portfolio to counter-act the overcrowding of lounges. As more people are becoming Priority Pass members because of the added benefit of a credit card.
A while ago I visited the Corona Beach House inside the Miami International Airport and got a meal almost for free thanks to Priority Pass. As I was flying out of DEN, I opened my Priority Pass app to see if there is a lounge I could access. The only place which popped up was the Timberline Steaks & Grille Restaurant at the C-Gates.
Timberline’s menu offers organically raised natural beef and buffalo burgers, all natural chicken and USDA prime steaks, sandwiches and salads served in a log cabin atmosphere with 30 wines and 40 beer selections to choose from. Desserts include Kosher options and Haagan Daz ice cream.
The Restaurant is located in the center core, next to the automated people mover station. Make sure you bring enough time if you try to dine here as it is usually very busy and as bigger your group, the harder it gets to get a table. I was lucky and got a table within just a minute of waiting.
As a Priority Pass member, you get a $28 credit towards your dining charges. You must let the waiter know that you want to use Priority Pass prior to ordering. The offer is only valid for dine-in orders and excludes To-Go orders and D’Bar French Macarons.
My waiter came back and told me that my card was expired. However as he swiped it, the card worked just fine as I am was still a holder of the credit card which came with the Priority Pass benefit. He took my order and a few minutes later he came back with my beer. I enjoyed the view of y counter seat along the window as he came back with my All American Burger. While I ate my burger, I ordered another beer which brought my total bill over $28. My final balance due was $2.24 which is not bad for a burger and two beers. I didn’t calculate that a beer would be $8 a bottle. You won’t be able to get a free steak, but depending on what steak you choose, you get more than 50% off and that for an airport location.
Overall the experience was pretty good. The burger tasted well however it could have looked a bit better. But the look really didn’t have anything to do with the taste. The restaurant is usually pretty busy and you should make sure to have enough time to dine here before your flight. I traveled a few more times in and out of Denver and the Timberline Steak and Grille was always busy and had a crowd of people outside, waiting to be seated. I don’t know if many of them were Priority Pass guests and tried to make use of their discount or if its just in general a good restaurant. It is one of the best restaurants in the whole airport for sure, no matter the Priority Pass benefit.