Monarch Casino Resort Spa takes home a dozen awards from Casino Player Magazine

Monarch Casino Resort Spa takes home a dozen awards from Casino Player Magazine

Awards spotlight Monarch’s high-end dining and entertainment offerings

Monarch Casino Resort Spa is honored to accept 12 awards from Casino Player Magazine, highlighting the casino’s second-to-none offerings for its guests ranging from fine dining to thrilling nightlife. The awards shine a light on Monarch's chefs’ culinary creativity in the kitchen and their mixologists' carefully handcrafted cocktails. Check out the full list below.

  • Best Overall Dining
  • Best Overall Service
  • Best Steakhouse - Monarch Chophouse
  • Best Seafood - Monarch Chophouse
  • Best Asian - Twenty-Four 7
  • Best Mexican - Bistro Mariposa
  • Best Romantic Restaurant - Monarch Chophouse
  • Best Late-Night Dining - Twenty-Four 7
  • Best Lounge - Cabaret Stage Bar
  • Best Place for Cocktails - Chophouse Lounge
  • Best Craft Beer Selection - Escape Bar
  • Best Bartenders - Escape Bar
“This is quite the list of achievements, but our Team Members are most proud of earning the Best Overall Dining and Best Overall Service awards because they strive to make a guest’s experience better than any other when they visit or dine at Monarch,” said Monarch’s Food and Beverage Director Kris Thottekat.

The next time you visit Monarch, be sure to indulge at the Monarch Chophouse. You’ll be proudly served 28-day aged, USDA prime cuts of beef, chosen for their superior marbling and flavor, fresh seafood, or delicious Colorado lamb. Your meal will be an experience, served in an elegant atmosphere that’s paired with unsurpassed service and attention to detail.

Monarch Chophouse
Monarch Chophouse

Or, explore the exotic flavors of Bistro Mariposa. With a menu featuring marinated meats, hand-pressed blue corn tortillas, chilis, and more, Bistro Mariposa’s chefs have created a menu of modern-Latin flavors while leaving room for innovation to create new favorites. Guests can complement their meal with something special from the bar menu, which features an extensive spirit selection and a list of inventive craft cocktails that focus on the best tequilas and mezcals available.

Bistro Mariposa
Bistro Mariposa

Late-night craving? Twenty-Four 7 offers contemporary American and Asian cuisine in a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere with an emphasis on fresh flavors and quality ingredients. There is something for every culinary calling – juicy burgers, hand-tossed gourmet pizzas, savory stir-fry, around-the-clock breakfast including fluffy omelets, homemade biscuits, country gravy, and so much more. Compliment your meal from a full bar stocked with local Colorado beers, top-shelf spirits, and a variety of wines by the glass. As its name suggests, Twenty-Four 7 is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Twenty-Four 7
Twenty-Four 7

After their meal guests can book an overnight stay at one of Monarch’s 516 mountain-modern hotel rooms and suites or book an appointment at the first-class Spa Monarch.

More than 1,000 gaming machines and 43 table games spread across nearly 60,000 square feet of gaming space await guests who take the short 30-minute drive from Denver. Stay at Colorado's premier gaming resort destination for a day or the weekend. For more information, visit

Jordan Sherman M&C Communications | On behalf of Monarch Casino Resort Spa



About Monarch Casino Resort Spa

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. acquired the Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the first casino encountered by visitors arriving from Denver on Highway 119, in April 2012. The first phase of the property’s expansion occurred in November 2020, including the opening of the first 8 floors of a brand new 23-story hotel tower, featuring 200 hotel rooms. The expansion now pushes Monarch’s casino space over 60,000 square feet, featuring over 900 slot machines, table games (temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions), a 350 seat buffet-style restaurant, a 24-hour restaurant, grab and go coffee stand, 5,000 square feet of conference space and a parking structure with approximately 1,350 parking spaces. Once completed, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa expansion will include a 23-story hotel tower with 516 guest rooms and suites, an upscale spa and pool facility, five total restaurants, additional bars and associated support facilities.

About Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), was incorporated in 1993 and through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and operates the four diamond Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, and the Monarch Casino Black Hawk (formerly the Riviera Black Hawk Casino) in Black Hawk, Colorado, approximately 40 miles west of Denver. For additional information, visit

Monarch Casino Resort Spa
488 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422