Briarhurst Manor
Briarhurst Manor

Briarhurst Manor

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.briarhurstdining.com/
  • Phone: 7196851864x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Tuesdays -Sundays at five for dinner. Reservations Appreciated. Halloween Friday October 31, Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Prizes for Costumes and winning detectives. Call for details and to make reservations!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Wild Game, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Neil Moreno
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service on site catering from extensive & diverse preplanned menus or customized to your individual needs & desires. Please call for information & quotes for your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Your personal experienced banquet director will guide you through the event planning process making your event a success using one or all of a variety of banquet options. You may choose one or all of nine intimate dining and meeting rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Ken, Janice, Alison 7196851864x
  • Entertainment: Parties are welcome to hire musicians, bands or DJ's for their events. We can provide local referrals.
  • Special Events: Visit our Website to sign up for our e-newsletter for monthly specials and updates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mayfair Avenue
  • Public Transit: City bus stops on Manitou Avenue close to our location.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two acres of on site parking with room for hundreds of cars. Abundant Street parking also available.
A word from Briarhurst Manor
Winner of Top 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in U.S. by Open Table users. Best Fine Dining & Best Colorado Cuisine! Spectacular Victorian Estate on 5 secluded acres seats up to 500 guests features casual yet elegant dining in 9 intimate rooms, an extensive menu & wine list,complete 5-course dinners starting at $30 featuring domestic & game meats, fresh seafood, pastas, poultry, specialty salads, vegetarian,& hand crafted desserts. Just 10 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, ideal for corporate meetings, fundraisers, weddings, receptions. Elegant outdoor patio dining, gazebos & rose garden provide the appropriate atmosphere for lifetime memories. Former home of Dr. William Bell, founder of Manitou Springs & Denver Rio Grande Railroad,& listed on the National Register of Historic Places."A final note: "As I gave my review a final edit, I noticed I had grossly overused six words: creative, crafted, gracious, succulent, elegant and lovely, I cannot make a finer recommendation"
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Briarhurst Manor reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)romantic (43)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (16)notable wine list (14)scenic view (8)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Romantic Dining
    FromSTL
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I took my fiancee for her birthday and we enjoyed a really nice dinner. They put us all by ourselves in the Library room where we could have privacy, the staff were all friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the manor, the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always enjoy
    Manny11
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Enjoyed the new menu! The food was excellent as always, Server was friendly and prompt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great !
    Chris
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This restaurant is very romantic, with several rooms with only a few tables for 2, with enough distance that you feel you are the host of a castle. Great !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been to briarhurst a number of times. The food quality seems to be going downhill. Our service was fantastic, but we will not return with the quality of food they provide. We keep trying it over and over again hoping the quality will return. It has not and seems to be getting worse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait service
    DinerDave
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Jason again is an outstanding credit to the hospitality service. He has shown my guests and myself his passion and quality for superb guest interaction, food and wine knowledge, and thoroughness. His does what he loves.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Briarhurst Experience
    RCunnAtty
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This restaurant is hard to find. The entrance actually has the name of another business listed. The greeter was dressed in blue jeans, boots and shirt not tucked in. She was pleasant but inappropriately dressed for the venue. Our waiter was obviously outmanned as he had a large section to care for. Service was VERY slow. He kept apologizing. We did not receive the palate cleanser at the appropriate time. The food was overall very average, not what I expected from this restaurant. It took almost two hours from start to finish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    vacation
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our kids set up our reservation for our anniversary. The parking lot could use some help. It was not paved and it was raining when we went so it was a bit muddy. Once you got inside, the Manor is quite beautiful and the service was outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious. We chose to do the 5 course option and truly enjoyed everything that was put in front of us.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Dissappointed
    Shawna
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Briarhurst Manor needs help. When you first drive in, there is mud and potholes all over the parking lot. The food is a real disappointment. They are trying to be really fancy, but the food is so bland. The beef Wellington had no taste and the Wild Boar was really fatty. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Instead, just drive down the road a mile and eat at the Cliff House where the food is awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food
    canadiangirl
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was amazing and they had items that were gluten free which made my dining experience that much better. The restaurant was hard to find at first with no visible signs around and trees over growing on the road sign but glad we took the time to find it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Stuffy
    gbwc
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The meal and service were good. However, I do complain when the noise level is too high. The noise level in Briarhurst was TOO Low and with the dark wood and heavy decor, it was almost creepy.
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  • gongy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Briarhurst is a lovely old estate and worth a visit. Food was well served and well presented. Had pepper steak, but couldn't find a trace of pepper. Two nice pieces of fillet in a very nice sauce. Garlic mashed potatoes grey and heavy....like the proverbial wet concrete. Also too heavy on the garlic.Except for the potatoes an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RedRose
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and service were lack luster. I was not impressed with either. The potatoes were hard and had a terrible tasting/smelling pesto on them and the lamb chops were tough. The dessert I had was a very tough/chewy cake.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best server ever
    Bladthedog10
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was great and we had a lovely time. Small intimate room. What was amazing was the detailed level of service we received from our waitress. Well done.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmet dining in old manor house
    mtpost
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were seated promptly and shortly Jason appeared, welcomed us, asked if we were using any coupons (we were using a Briarhurst birthday coupon for $25 off), and took our beverage order. We chose to go with the five-course dinner (amuse brioche, soup or salad, intermezzo, entree, and dessert). The amuse brioche was shocking in its neat, beautiful presentation, and tasty. The house salad was creatively pleasing to the eye (see website for ingredients) and intermezzo quite tart. The beef Wellington was amazing, cooked to perfection with great veggie garnishes. The the blackstrap molasses glaze did not fit with the very meaty wild boar rib chop. The blueberry chocolate tart and chocolate peanut butter pie were both wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mtngirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We liked our small dining room very much because it was quiet even though there were 12 adults there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    shannondkl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our waitress was professional, prompt, and courteous, and she was great with our 6-year old daughter. The food was excellent. We did the 5 course meal and didn't regret it. We left full, but without a bunch of leftovers. My husband got the beef wellington and I got the quail. Both were tasty. Love the ambience there. Will go again! Only complaint was that we couldn't figure out where to go in for the restaurant, so wandered around a little bit first.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    NovaGrad70
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding ambiance = outstanding period!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Musty Greetings
    writelarry
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I like dining in historic places as long as they don't smell historic. The staff was great and the food was very good if not a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special night
    twinblaze
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Spent 13th Anniversary at the Briarhurst Manor. The ambiance was perfect and our waitress Hannah could have been more helpful. I hadn't been there for 24 years and it was just as special as I remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    amt4000
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We've been to Briarhurst Manor for dinner many times and we're never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great bargain for two. I would buy another groupon for guest coming to visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable dining
    greateats
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The location was excellent with plenty of parking space. The hostess opened the door for us and lead us in to the front desk hostess. We were immediately taken to our reserved table in the main dining area. There Were Two Other couples being served. The waitress came right over and introduced herself with the specials and wine and beverage list, and dining menu. My husband and I chose the couple special which consists of a wonderful house salad w fresh greens, or melon soup, fresh baked loaf of bread w 3 specialty spreads, including a wonderful mushroom pate', and raspberry spread, 5 course meal, with a lemon Gelato, and the Beef Wellington which was cooked to our liking, asparagus, and seasoned cut potatoes. We finished with desert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually good food, bad experience
    Biondi
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I think I just came on a bad night, but I really didn't have a great experience at the Briarhurst. As we first walked through the door, there wasn't really anyone there to greet us. When each person came and asked if we'd been helped, it seemed nobody could actually seat us and were looking for the person that could. I decided to run to the restroom before we got sat. It was disgusting and smelled like the sewer had backed-up. After being seated, it took longer than most restaurants to be greeted and get some water. As for the food, the bread and appetizers and Shrimp Scampi were delicious. I made the mistake of ordering the Spring Gnocchi....it was gross. Usually I'm not too picky about food...but this was not good. Not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bratwurst manor
    1stxvisit
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was yummy and well-presented. Alex, our server was fantastic! The owner was not high on customer service and the grounds were not well maintained. However, the Groupon made the 5-course meal an excellent bargain.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful Anniversary Meal
    OlderCouple
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We used an anniversary discount to have a delicious dinner at the Briarhurst. Many people get the 5-course special, but we kept costs in check via a la carte ordering. It turned out we got the "amuse bouche" (palate cleanser) anyway, and it was charming. We split a scallop appetizer. Very nice. We didn't have soup this time, but I've had their lobster bisque, and it's delicious. Duck and bass were our two entrees. Both were good, although the bass didn't seem to have as much flavor as I remember from the past. Could be my own palate though; I'm losing some of my smell/taste senses. Our server was very attentive, and flowers I had sent ahead of time were nicely displayed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • loved briarhurst manor!
    vickiw
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    we dined at briarhurst while on vacation in manitou springs for our anniversary. The food was delicious, the service was exceptional (thank you Hanne!). It was an overall very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in the Springs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Amazing menu with wide variety of wild game (boar, duck, venison etc), as well as classic plates like Beef Wellington. Lobster bisque was incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was a wonderful experience from start to finish - we went while on our honeymoon and it was the perfect romantic dinner like the other reviews we saw mentioned. The food was delicious, we definitely recommend the 5-course option. Our server was really nice and attentive. My husband did not have dress pants with him on the trip but nice jeans and a button-up shirt was just fine. Our only suggestion would be that they need to put some sort of signage leading us to the front door because we had to do some wandering around to get in and then for the rest of our meal we could see people going the wrong way to try to get in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    They were under staffed. People waited 30 minuets for a cocktail. Never got coffee but were charged. After 3 hours got a to go box. Waiter never checks on you. If you are going to charge 100 dollars for dinner then you deserve service. Too many coupons but maybe if you gave service you wouldn't need the coupons. Had to track someone down to even pay the bill. Most people were so distressed. Car was even hit so not a good night .
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining at it's best...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The Briarhurst Manor s not your average dining experience. First, the setting takes you back in time and is just so stately. We enjoyed the 5 course dinner....everything was cooked and served to perfection. The menu offers a variety of items to meet everyone's palate. A word of caution though; if you hope to enjoy this gem on the weekends...be sure to make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty and Elegant
    Minniescorner
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Victorian style dining area. The food was very unique and delicious. We aren't in Colorado Springs very often and wanted to dine somewhere special and this place was exactly that. Very romantic setting. Very attentive waiter. Nice ambiance and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as Always
    arrow1632
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Briarhurst is one of my wife and I's favorite places in Colorado Springs. The food and service are always excellent and the grounds are beautiful. Highly recommended for a quiet romantic night out and it's become a Mother's day tradition for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 608 reviews are from the Briarhurst Manor reviews archive.
  • Amazing Place for a Special Evening
    MelD
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I used the user-friendly online reservation process, which the Briarhurst followed up with a phone call. I had some special requests for my husband's birthday, and they cheerfully helped me out. We received wonderful attention and service from Hanne, and a couple of visits from the owner. It was the perfect amount of attention without being intrusive. They shared information about the history of the manor and truly made it a wonderful experience. The amazing food was just the icing on the cake. When the owner found out I was sad a menu item had been discontinued, she let me know that if I called ahead next time, she'd have it made special! What a wonderful service. We felt like we were special individuals and valued customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I love the nostalgic feeling of eating at this place that holds a lot of history. Any questions I had were answered with ease. The Steak Diane was very tasteful and I ovearall enjoyed bringing my Mother for our Mother's Day celebration.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    wemathVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Eaten here several times, while the service and ambiance remain top notch, quality of food seems to be on the decline. Neither my filet nor my wife's steak Dianne were top quality cuts of meat and, in fact, were downright tough.
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  • Anniversary Dinner
    Larkspur
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We chose the Briarhurst because we had a Groupon (4 course meal) and it was our anniversary. We started out on a bad note - the white wine we picked was not chilled just "held in the cellar" so the first glass was room temp - it was then properly chilled in a ice bucket. The first course was a tiny chilled artichoke with goat cheese - nothing special. The house salad was very good with a variety of greens and veggies. Our entrees were Steak Diane and chicken breast - both well prepared and served with delicious sauces and a nice variety of veggies. The desserts were a chocolate torte and 3 piece citrus sampler - loved both of them. The service was great and the courses were served with enough time between that you didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Briarhurst Easter Brunch
    cwalker
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The team was very friendly and very open arms. The food was very good and the team was very quick to refill. Was a lovely spot, great view and worth the drive from Denver. They even gave us a small tour of the Manor, which I highly suggest.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Thru open table I reserved a space for April 20. On arrival, I found my reservation showed for May 11. This was a bad situation!! The staff at Briarhurst found a room for us, it turned out perfect! This mistake did make me look like a foul in front of my family
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Easter Buffet
    OlderCouple
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My wife and I have very much enjoyed the Easter and Thanksgiving Buffet Brunches at the Briarhurst. The variety of the dishes is far greater than any other place we have checked into, and the food is always well-prepared. The shrimp, lobster claw, and mussels table made a wonderful start for seafood lovers like us. Lamb, chicken, roast beef, ham (and maybe more) formed filling entrees. This year a waffle station was added to the omelette and carving stations. The various toppings offered with wonderful. I had a bananas Foster to finish off my meal. My wife chose a truly decadent chocolate moose cake. We were seated in a room with a perfect view of Pikes Peak, which was perfect on a sunny day. Service was great, as it always is.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    deliteful
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Hannah our waitress deserves a raise. Your staff was very accommodating to our request to change tables and we're very attentive to see to our every need.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.