Caspian Cafe

Caspian Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caspiancafe.com/
  • Phone: 7195281155x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garden of the Gods Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Caspian Cafe
Bringing wonderful dishes from the Mediterranean to a Colorado Springs Restaurant, Caspian Café is sure to please the palate with amazing flavors prepared by Chef Daniel White. Dishes represent the full range of the Mediterranean from French and Greek Classics such as Steak Nicoise and Gyros to Middle Eastern Dishes such as Falafel and Shish Taouk. Full service bar and private dining area available for banquets. Evening reservations recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Caspian Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (11)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (6)romantic (6)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great local place
    COSurfer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was so our first visit and enjoyed our meals. Definitely returning!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time
    firsttimers
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We celebrated our 2 year Anniversary here and it was very enjoyable and the Food was Really Better than we could have imagined! Go and See for yourself!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Rated
    LetDown
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The restaurant was highly recommended online. I was disappointed in the ambiance. The prices of the food and wine are reasonable. I had the Halibut which was quite dry. We had good service. Even though we had a reservation, we waited a little while. I will likely go back, but we less expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place great service
    rajhans
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent. Midway through our dinner, my wife was feeling exhausted from a long day of travelling. So we asked our waitress to pack our food... and she did it efficiently and with a smile. Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find
    Vela
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Caspian Cafe is a wonderful restaurant in a less than scenic location. Located on a virtual service road on the east side of I-25, it's not simple to find but worth the effort. The extensive menu has hors d'oeuvres and entrees from virtually every country bordering the Mediterranean (mot the Caspian) Sea. the SALPICON DE MARISCOS is a tasty and refreshing starter with a nice mixture of flavors. I had the LAMB TAGINE WITH ARTICHOKES & FAVA BEANS as a main course which was outstanding. Friendly and attentive service and reasonably priced wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was great and the belly dancing entertaining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful food, attentive and friendly wait staff. Our favorite place to eat in Colorado Springs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ezdiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Wine list needs some help, but not bad. Food was good specials were a little overpriced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic
    Stratton
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very pleased with the quality of the cuisine. I asked for a dish that played into the chef's wheelhouse as far as regional. I got the Persian Chicken. A little heavy on the sauce, perhaps, but very tasty.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the Box
    s123
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Rich and non-standard dinner menu. Some dishes were simply superb (don't miss the Sambousek!!!), others can use a bit of refinement (lamb tagine with apricots and almonds was good but somewhat messy and overshadowed with spices). Portions are very generous, on the verge of being way too large. Overall, great experience if you want to go out of the box. We'll certainly revisit when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manny11
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    we are never disappointed, great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, tasty find
    CDub
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went here with friends from out of town - couldn't have been happier. The food was delicious and the staff was incredible - a member of our party got a migraine on the way over and the manager went out of his way to find some Advil, saving our evening. The night we went there was even a belly dancer! Great place - can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Jewel
    DenverFoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent restaurant! Was pleasantly surprised at how great the food was. Belly dancer added some spice of her own to our experience. Well worth a visit if you're in the mood for something local and off the beaten path. Try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!!
    FarmGirl
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went here on after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and on Yelp, we were very glad we gave it a try. It was easy to find just of I25. The service was outstanding, the young lady that waited on us was very helpful and so pleasant. The foor was just as outstanding. I had the mussels and my hustband had the SEAFOOD & FENNEL TAGINE they were both very generous portions and amazing flavor and I would say pretty reasonably priced also. Do go here and you won't be dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent every time
    winedinefunVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great, friendly service, generous portions, old standards and innovative dishes. Reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the reviews
    JBS80922
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    1) This place was listed as fine dining on several review sites and it was definitely casual. 2) While we had a reservation, when we got there, some of our party was already seated (great), however the owner gestured in the direction of where they were sitting (not in our line of site) and had us seat ourselves. 3) The menu was extensive and a great value for the amount of food and quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EasyE
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My wife and I made a trip from the Broadmoor to this quaint, classy spot. The food is unique, healthy and very good. The staff was attentive and pleasant. I never expected such a unique restaurant in Colorado Springs. I wish my home town of Dallas had a spot like Caspian Cafe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • COvisitor
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We are from out of town, were unfamiliar with the area, and love Middle Eastern food. I chose this restaurant based on extremely high reviews on another travel site. I was not disappointed when I saw the menu, which is extremely varied. The service was exceptional, and the food was very good. The sauce on the mussels appetizer was the best we've ever had. I recommend this restaurant if you love ethnic food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Norbert
    mickie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    food was very tasty prime rib cooked to perfection a very attentive but not overbearing a very pleasant evening
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing GYROS
    foodluvr
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I wanted to take the wife somewhere nice for a change so I gave Caspian Cafe a shot and it was great there Gyro platter was amazing the wine list is abundant and it has amazing service oh and the portions were crazy. At first I was looking at the prices and thought that's expensive but once I seen the portion and quality it was worth every cent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but pricey
    shocked
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Food was good, some better than others. Portions a bit too large and prices a bit too high.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 39 reviews are from the Caspian Cafe reviews archive.
  • Good variety, great service
    Steve
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We went to Café Caspian for a graduation weekend dinner as a group of 7, from three different generations, with a range of personal preferences for type of cuisine, and this was exactly the place for that combination. We were greeted and seated immediately in a room suitable for larger groups. With the diverse menu, everyone in the party found something very much to her/his liking. Our waitperson was fantastic, friendly and attentive and helpful with suggestions. The food was uniformly delicious and well prepared, the portions very generous, especially given the reasonable prices. We'd definitely go back again if we lived nearby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for Everyone
    love2eat
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Delicious, unique eats, and great atmosphere. Even my meat and potatoes husband found several things on the menu, and had a hard time choosing which one to try. Through appetizers, main course, dessert and coffee, everything was perfect and delicious. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique food done perfect!
    JJ25eat
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This place is great! Excellent wine list and great food that is not your typical menu. This restaurant is my wifes favorite and ties with my top three!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    fatboy555
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The Med cuisine was delicious and a nice surprise for my wife & I. The Caspian Salad was one of the best salads I've had and even though I can't remember what my wife ate, she thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Mediterranean cuisine here is always fabulous. We usually get the tapas platter for an appetizer which includes a huge assortment wonderful offerings. Their salads are also wonderful. I'd recommend the Café salad if you want a smaller salad course. The main courses are amazing. We love the lamb shank, the lamb tagine, the prime rib, and the fish special is always good. For dessert, I prefer the grand marnier chocolate mousse, and the other offerings are also delicious.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Caspian Cafe offers a wonderful menu and wine list. I highly recommend for those who like variety and flavor!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • decent food, good ambiance
    lexiaa
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was not spectacular, but it is a nice restaurant. We were there around 7:30, and around 8 maybe a belly dancer came out. That was what made the entertainment and ambiance aside from the loud group dining behind us. The belly dancer is not very good, but she was pleasant and friendly. They charge for the pita bread which is usually complimentary, but the fish is good, nothing was better than good, though their menu is varied and looks good. Its a nice place, but nothing more than averagely romantic, pretty good food and service. Pretty fast as well. Not as good as expected, however.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and good,
    AliceVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Dinner at Caspian was very good. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went here for valentines day. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The staff was very knowledgable and friendly. The menu is full of interesting items. Everything tasted great! The food was fresh and tasted fabulous! We will be going back every chance we get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Covert
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Probably my 6th time visiting. Always great service, ambiance, and food. What more can you ask for? Well one thing. Cheaper drinks, a $10 bloody mary with barely any alcohol in it. Change the drink prices and it's perfect for a reasonably priced, fancy and delivous place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar experience
    maria
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Wonderful service, food and view of the lake and lights. Delicious food! Perfect spot for a special occasion. Please stay in Business for the rest of my life!! Thanks Penrose Room staff:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    rayztoy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Early New Year's Eve dinner with my wife and her cousin. We were met and seated by the owner who was friendly and ensured we had GREAT service. We had a new server and she was outstanding. Knew the specials completely. I had Halibut...so moist and delicious.... My wife had a French steak that she raved about. Her cousin had lamb so well prepared it almost melted in her mouth. The ambience, service, friendly staff and owner all made us glad we choose The Caspian Café. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moe is the Man
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Great dining here always. Moe, the owner is attentive and wants the best service for his customers. The food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Christmas Family Dinner
    herediaclan
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We planned our Christmas family dinner at Caspian and they did not disappoint! Everything we ordered (mussels, lamb shank, vegetarian moussaka, Moroccan chicken, ribs, tri-tip special) was cooked wonderfully. We were all trying each other's meals and loving it all. A few had the cauliflower soup as an appetizer and that was great too. Service was excellent (Asia waited on us). Caspian has a full-service bar and our server Asia mixed wonderful cocktails from the menu and also a nice warm drink from scratch. The ambiance was perfect for family dinner on the Monday night before Christmas. The menu has lots of variety that the kitchen demonstrated it could expertly handle. We'd definitely recommend Caspian Cafe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry we took so long to try
    Manny11
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Sorry we took so long to try them out. Has become one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic!
    datenite
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Caspian Cafe was great for a relaxed, romantic "date night" dinner! The food was superb - perfectly prepared and wonderfully presented (we both enjoyed the Halibut special with a lovely Greek red wine). Our waitress was attentive without hovering, appeared whenever we were ready to move from drinks to appetizer to dinner to dessert, but never rushed us, and made us very much at ease. Not our first time, and definitely not our last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review is on tripadvisor titled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Review is on tripadvisor titled good food good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in Every Way
    Cayenne
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We love the ambience, the quiet atmosphere so you can visit without much noise, every dish we have ordered has been outstanding in flavor, presentation. This is our favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs. Good choice to dine
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unusual experience
    roadrunner
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I finally had my first experience of "belly dancing," and it was fun to watch and interact with the dancer. In addition, the menu offers a good range of Mediterranean cuisines. Decent prices for the wonderful food. Personally, I have never liked being too close to the next tables; this restaurant provides ample room and therefore tolerable noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.