Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon
Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon

Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.briarrosechophouse.com/
  • Phone: 9704539948
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saloon Open at 4:00 serving small plates and cocktails. Dinner at 5:00 in the main dining room. Small-Plates and full menu available in Saloon after 5:00.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Todd Nelson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincon & Main
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Conveniently located just north of the Exchange Parking structure (100 spaces) and just south of the Courthouse Lot (47 spaces). There is additional on-street parking in the neighborhood.
A word from Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon
The Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon has been serving the finest aged beef and fresh wild game at our landmark downtown restaurant for decades. Relationships developed with premium suppliers like Harris Ranch Beef and Snake River Farms bring the best of American beef and meats to your table. Our newly renovated dining room offers gracious chophouse service in an elegant atmosphere for a truly memorable meal. Our prized, historic back-bar is the centerpiece of our lively and entertaining Saloon where our guests may dine from the full menu or our Saloon's "small plates" menu. The Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon is the perfect link between our old-west heritage and modern day appetites!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)fit for foodies (46)romantic (43)notable wine list (39)neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (17)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Outstanding
    redheaven
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was impeccable. Highly recommend for a special occasion or romantic evening without the kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks in Breckenridge
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We tried the Briar Rose based on the reviews and the reviews were right. The steaks were delightful and served to perfection. The Lynnoise potatoes are fresh versions of home fries, but the carmelized onions they stood out. The waitstaff were friendly and prompt adding to the dinning experience. I would recommend this established Restaurant in Breckenridge without reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Swish
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food was prepared as ordered and timely with all courses. Outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in Breck.
    CharlieB
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had a wonderful meal in Breckenridge at the Briar Rose. My wife and I love wild game so we naturally ordered Elk and Buffalo... wonderful! Good service, delightful ambiance, and great service. What else could we ask for. My highest recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Budman
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great wine list. Food is unique and completely yummy! Staff is friendly but needs to check on their tables more often...empty glasses aren't a good thing. I would completely recommend checking this place out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't judge a book by its cover
    PikesPeakJerry
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It's antique and not appealing on the outside, but nothing but spectacular on the inside! Food, service, and ambiance exceeded expections for a ski town, and frankly sets itself apart as a top notch, classy restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal
    LoveToTravel
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had dinner here last weekend and it was phenomenal. The steaks were delicious, the service was fantastic - attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We recently experienced this restaurant for dinner and were looking forward to enjoying an evening together sharing a nice meal out. The waiter was very friendly and assisted us with our selections based on our taste preferences for both drinks and food choices. The food arrived and was delicious. After dining and settling our not inexpensive bill, we were asked to leave by the restaurant Manager because there was another group that had been waiting for a table for 30 minutes! I have NEVER been asked to leave a restaurant and found it extremely rude. This was a huge disappointment to our evening and a restaurant we will not return to because of that.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Possible the best meal ever!
    Otter
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The service and food was spectacular! I wish I would have found this place years earlier. Simply amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful food and high prices
    Breckenridge
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The salads were both terrible, I sent mine back, the potatoes that were recommended did not taste good. When the steak came it was almost cold. The only good part of the evening was the Hess wine at $75.00 a bottle, also over priced, but excellent. I would like to see what others have thought of this restraint.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DennyMO
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our filet and sirloin were dry and tasted old, like perhaps they had been frozen. The vegetables and potato were very good, but when the main course is bad, the whole meal suffers greatly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Class!
    DH47
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We are in Breckenridge all summer, and we always take our guest to this wonderful well-run restaurant! We also enjoy the great appetizers for the Happy Hour. We have made many, many visits over the last seven years! NEVER DISAPPOINTED!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    tipofthehat2u
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is a great venue in a mountain town for a quiet, special dinner. The atmosphere is in keeping with the historical part of Breckenridge, and the service was outstanding. Everything was well done, from the appetizer to the dessert. We will continue to make this a part of our Breckenridge experience in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Mountain resorts, rarely, meet expectations. The food and beverage operations are delineated by the resort's financial objectives while attempting to appease the consumer. The vast majority of the F&B operations, in Keystone, epitomize how deplorable a resort's food operations can be. The Briar Rose, in a mountain resort town, serves very good real food. The menu is represented well and the food is flavorful and really good. After all, isn't that why we go out is the savor really good food?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breck Local
    Particular
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We actualy set in the Saloon. It was great place. We often think of the Briar Rose for a very special occasion, but the saloon is a more relaxed atmosphere. It's too bad they don't take reservations in the saloon. The happy hour is also very good -- two for one drinks and the bar menu is reasonable and filled with tastie bites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Babs61
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Spinach salad was great but a bit tangy on dressing, steak was cooked just the way we asked and tender but could have used more seasoning, mashed potatoes were best I have ever had. Bacon wrapped scallops were yummy and creamed spinach was good. Our server was very attentive and answered all our questions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table Talk
    PistolPete
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One of the few upscale restraunts where you can have good wine, great meal and actually hear what your friends are saying to you across the table. Recommend !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    JTBear
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I picked the Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon on a recommendation from a friend. We had a great time. Service was A+, food was great and the ambiance was perfect. I highly recommend and we'll be back for sure. Thanks for a great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    StarR
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a celebration of a special Birthday for my wife so I wanted to a have a more "up scale" dining experience. It was tremendous. I had the Lamb and my wife had the Lobster. The Cream Corn was an excellent choice for a side dish, as were the fried potatoes and onions . We would have loved dessert, but were too full. Our waitress was friendly and informative.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinning that makes your palate sing
    Weezie67
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went to Briar Rose for our fine dinning experience in Breckenridge with local Colorado fare. We were tremendously satisfied with the menu options and excellent service! I had the Elk Medallions & my partner had the fresh farm raised chicken, both dishes were superb & well appointed, with flavors complementing each other. The only minor issues were that the restaurant is small, with very little space to afford a quiet dinner. Tables are close enough you are forced to over hear other conversations. All in all, I would recommend Brair Rose because the food more than makes up for the subtle loss of ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server great, other staff terrible!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Group off employees were ganging out after their shift, drinking behind the bar talking about getting wasted and getting laid. This was not the scene I wanted for a summer honeymoon. The waitress was great and professional her manager and the other staff were obnoxious and rude. Please not we were the only patrons coming in at 930pm, however after dropping $200 on a dinner for two we were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buffalo Steak Favorite
    Athens11
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We always enjoy Briar Rose. The service is timely, knowledgeable and courteous. Our favorite is the buffalo ribeye steak. Of course, their vegetable sides are fabulous too: creamed spinach, French fries, macaroni and cheese, etc. I would have given 5 stars for the food this time, but they were out of the buffalo steak and the special pork was a bit dry--not their best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Were staying in Breckenridge for a week. A local there recommended Briar Rose and we were not disappointed. Excellent service and great sides.
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  • Birthday Dinner
    TKShanny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were vacationing in Breckenridge and I needed to plan a birthday celebration for my husband, site unseen. I selected Briar Rose to celebrate my husband's dinner based on the reviews and the menu. We were in no way disappointed. The service was excellent from the moment we stepped into Briar Rose to the time we paid our check. The food was fantastic for all members of our family. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody finding themselves in Breckenridge either for a special event or just to grab a good meal with a fantatic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Service and Food
    BandK
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had our engagement photo shoot in Breck and searched for a nice restaurant afterwards. We could not have found a better spot. The elk medallions were unreal, and the Mac 'n Cheese was perfectly cheesy. The wine list had about 50 options and both entrees were great. Most notably, the service was wonderful. Our app order came out a bit late (no big deal to us because we were enjoying the wine and bread) yet they insisted on comp'ng our app. The manager came by to check on us a couple times and congratulated us on our engagement. Basically, everyone made us feel right at home. Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really, really good
    sjbdpb
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Anybody even considering the Elk medallions should just go ahead. Fantastic with the mushroom demiglace. Nice portion, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing.
    susiq
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have been going to Breckenridge for many years but were turned on to the Briar Rose when friends invited us to dine there. It has been our go to place for our anniversary ever since.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    ReinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Even though we had to wait a bit to get our table (30 min) it was worth it. The manager /owner got us a nice table at the window and even offered to buy us dessert since we had to wait a bit. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you have a chance to visit Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for steak and wine
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Sides were recommended by many reviewers including the mac and cheese, but I was not impressed, and in fact, found them unpleasant. I did not find any fault with my filet, it was buttery and well prepared. Service left much to be desired.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Visit and still loved it
    TnttownVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We took a chance on Briar Rose last summer and was totally charmed by the atmosphere and the food offerings. The food was even better than I remembered it. I had the Elk which was maybe the most tender meat I've ever had. My husband tried the Iberica pork shoulder and was blown away. Mick was our waiter (he waited on us on our prior visit too). He's excellent and I would highly recommend you asking for him on your visit. I consider this one of the best places to dine in Breck.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • End to a nice mountain getaway
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The service and food were great. We had no problem splitting the dinner and even then took a box home. Very surprised how crowded it was on Monday evening. Noise level was tolerable
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The ambiance is old west/Victorian. The food is very good, but would skip the game sausage trio appetizer as it was way over cooked and dry; avocado vichyssoise was a bit tasteless and buffalo short ribs were very fatty. The grilled asparagus and kobe skirt steak were very good as were the fresh berries and ice cream.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of the best
    travelr
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were seated immediately and had the attention of our waiter and another server whenever a glass needed refilling. I had the buffalo bone in prime rib. It was done to perfection and very tender. My wife had the petit fillet with the same result. Their menu was inventive and interesting. A great place to eat but give yourself at least 1-1/2 hours as they do not rush to get you in and out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Breck
    Favorite
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Always excellent. We always dine at Briar Rose when we are back in Breckenridge. Never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a Dissapointment
    SaddleBrookeFoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Briar Rose has been around for years, and has moved forward with the times without losing the high quality of the overall dining experience. We had a great dinner - food, wine, service. Thanks Management!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TBW
    TDub
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We have been coming for years while staying in our second home. There are none better for steak, service, wine and dessert in Summit County. Truly a local gem!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for Pre-show dinner
    AtticasCallahan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our family had a 5:45 reservation for dinner as we were trying to make a 7:30 concert. I had reviewed the menu on line and knew BRB had a nice variety of choices for us, two adults, two teens. Service was responsive and courteous. My son and I chose pasta (tortellini & penne) as we were hiking a "14er" the next morning. Warm bread with oil/vinegar is always a hit with my kids. A daily special Caprese salad was superb. Good Caesar also. Trout special was tasty. Nice range of wines by the glass & bottle. Even at full occupancy, we were able to converse at normal volume. Didn't feel rushed but we were out easily within an hour, enabling us to get to the show early. Good food, ambience & service. A hit with us, all happy. Will return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    Oldufer
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife, our 2 kids and 2 grand kids celebrated my wife and my 50th anniversary here and we couldn't have been more pleased with the food and the service. Don't be fooled by the outside appearance. Step into an evening of marvellous dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic in every way!
    peteski
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Amazing food, service and ambience! So glad I spent my birthday here. Had a group of 8 and service was excellent. Elk, Lamb, Duck and Shortribs were spectacular! A must try restaurant in Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    Iowahawkeye
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Recommended by a friend and I I will pass that on. Our waitress "S" from upper New York was excellent and the food was amazing. Family style sides and great entrées will fill any appetite, made me think of Amana Colonies in Iowa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.