Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Cliff House at Pikes Peak

Cliff House at Pikes Peak

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecliffhouse.com/cliffhouse-dining-room
  • Phone: 7197852415
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Savage
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Banquet facilties available for Weddings, Business etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristen Eurich 7197852422

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking available.
A word from Cliff House at Pikes Peak
The Best in Colorado Fine Dining. The Cliff House Dining Room has gained national renown as one of Colorado’s premier dining destinations. We are proud recipients of the distinguished DiRoNA Award, AAA Four Diamonds, "Best of Award of Excellence" Wine Spectator Magazine and "Unique Award of Distinction" from Robert Parker's Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Our wine list is the largest in the Region with over 800 offerings. Led by our visionary Executive Chef Scott Savage, our elite culinary staff will astound your senses with a creative symphony of tastes, smells and textures. His award winning dishes will amaze you with their modern twists combined with his fearless utilization of cross-cultural techniques and fresh Colorado ingredients. For "foodies", gourmets, aspiring cooks, and even master culinarians, Chef Savage also offers ground-breaking weekly episodes of his Internet show, "The Savage Kitchen". In this innovative show, Chef Savage will walk you through his favorite recipes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Cliff House at Pikes Peak reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)romantic (43)notable wine list (26)fit for foodies (19)scenic view (15)neighborhood gem (14)great for outdoor dining (14)great for brunch (7)good for groups (5)great for lunch (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Like Eating with Friends
    apricotalma
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ate two dinners at this restaurant and were extremely pleased with menu selections, wait staff, and atmosphere. We ate at 6 and 6:30 respectively on a Friday and Saturday evening. The latter day had a violinist playing from 6:30 to 8PM. Our entrée selections included Colorado Bass, Smoked Ruby Trout, Veal Chop and Pork Chop. Each was served with unique vegetable combinations suited to the meat/fish and season. There is also a vegetarian menu as well as a highlighted vegetarian dish on the main menu. We both had salads (wedge or house w/roasted watermelon- excellent!) The wait staff was attentive and provided suggestions and answers that were spot on - not trying to push a dish - as to a diner's taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unusual twists & flavor blends
    NCGal
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had never had a grilled Caesar salad--the romaine lettuce head was split in half and lightly grilled on the cut side. It was interesting. The elk was perfectly cooked to the level I asked for. The most memorable dish was the dessert of three different flavors of creme brulee. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rick
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were given a beautiful window table. The service was outstanding without being overbearing. Jay did a great job recommending a wine we had not tried before that really added to the experience. He has some hidden gems in the cellar! Our meals were absolutely outstanding in quality and presentation. We highly recommend the Cliff House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful special effects
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Happy Anniversary written in chocolate around dessert plate was a perfect finish to a romantic evening. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at The CLiff House. The service was spectacular, the food delicious and the atmosphere was charming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Quality Reigns
    vindetable44
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Back for dinner after a gap of about a year. Good to see the maitre d' still there. Dining room retains all of its charm. The staff is attentive and eager. The food remains among the best in Colorado Springs. I had the chateaubriand, and the meat was perfect, with a wonderful reduction sauce. So tender the knife was unnecessary. Another in our party had the elk chop, and loved it. Someone else had the bass and rated it good but rather dull. My only disappointment was the Caesar salad; the chef sears the romaine. That adds nothing and makes the romaine rather limp, and increases the bitterness. Terrific wine list as always. A last bottle miscue was handled by a complimentary half bottle of another similar wine. Classy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Quiet, formal setting.
    Pharmer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant. We did not know it was formal dining. We felt slightly out of place with a two-year old and didn't know some of the etiquette of formal dining. Our waiter did bring out a cup of fruit right away to keep my niece occupied which was thoughtful. It is a better date night or quiet, adults, wine-night out. Food was expensive but worth it for a special occasion. The lobster bisque and potato leek soup were both very good. The lamb and beef steak were okay, the bass was very good and the elk was excellent. Everyone at the table liked the elk steak the best. I would highly recommend it. Overall, too refined for the environment we were looking for that night but would be great on a different night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quality2
    beenthere
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The quality was okay. The food, Elk I have had prepared better. The dessert was okay. The lemon was wasn't of great taste
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent food and the service was just as good. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic; great wine; skip the meal
    TXVisitor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Amazing wine selection, great staff/service but food was nothing to write home about; definitely overrated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Evening Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We booked a room at the Cliff House for our 10th wedding anniversary, so we chose to eat there as well. Our food was very good, though the starter we ordered was not the one delivered to our table. The mix-up was ok, but wasn't really anything special and the intended dish sounded preferable. When making our reservation, we did mention that it was our anniversary, which the host mentioned, but beyond that, nothing out of the ordinary happened. I wasn't expecting anything, but a table with a view, or in the corner would have been nice, rather than smack dab in the middle of the dining room. Great wine list in a variety of costs. Food was flavorful and well-presented. Overall, it was a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Greatfood
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It's pricey but worth it. The food was so nicely prepared and very tasty. Would definitely go again and would recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cliff House
    Shawna
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Cliff House is Amazing. The food and service is awesome. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food
    Skyqueenden
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. The staff was very accommodating and added special touches to make our Silver anniversary special. If in the area, do consider.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Loved that this was a fine dinning restaurant with a wonderful view of the history postal office across the street. Great menu options! We enjoyed everything!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A special place
    Mange
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It is always wonderful to find a beautifully restored place in the heart of an important piece of American history. Those who fought to save this beautiful hotel and restaurant, and historic location and town should get special commendation from us and future generations. The lovely hotel and great food are icing on the cake-not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    COSdiners
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had expected a well-prepared gourmet meal with great service because we had that kind of experience on two occasions in the past few years. This time, however, the salads were especially unappealing and the entrees and side dishes were nothing special. The excessively loud large group in the same dining room required more servers so our service was very, very slow and conversation was difficult. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oh What A Disappointment.
    HutchVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our waitress forgot about us...Thought she had partied too much the night before... Our desert was served before our main course... the main course was served after more than an hours wait...cold. My wife asked that her salad and soup be served together but they were served separately... The wine was excellent and served well. It helped me through the comedy of errors. And then the check was brought to us by a man from the bar that had been asked to help out in the dinning room, not our server... though she did apologize a bit later. The bill was adjusted not as offered by the staff (only the deserts were comped) but taked care of by me on the completion of the check payment... What a FIVE star disappointment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 40yearstogether
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary with dinner here. It was very nice and the servers were very nice to us. They took care of us without being too intrusive. The food was excellent and was the right texture and temperature. I would recommend this historic building to visit while you are in Manitou Springs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner
    Matt
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    From our amuse bouche to the elk ribeye to the chocolate bread pudding, everything was fantastic. Definitely a place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Kup60
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had the lamb and was the best I ever had. My wife had the Colorado bass and she loved it but could not finish it because of the large portion. We started with the Cliff House wedge salad and that also was very good. Will return when we get back to the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    cbco
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Though the outdoor porch seating was nice, the food was very unremarkable, and for not being busy during lunch, our food took over 30 minutes. The fish and chips were over breaded, leaving very little fish, and very tasteless, and the fries were grease soaked. The lobster bisque was ok, I've had better. The romaine salad was about 3 small grilled leaves plus the meat; would hate to see what it wasn't if meat had not been ordered with it. The burger was ok. For what was described on trip advisor as 4 stars didn't come close to what we were expecting. The restaurant next door looked like it had a much more appealing menu, but we'll never know for sure.
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  • Romantic evening
    welovetoeat
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our experience was delightful. The wait staff was friendly, efficient and very professional. The food was delicious. We are so glad we chose the Cliffhouse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oasis of charm
    Ski4food
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This restaurant is a gem tucked inside the tourist town of Manitou Springs. Food was inspired, service was unobtrusive but stellar, and the level of sophistication right across the street from the town penny arcade made this a true find. Would highly recommend for 5-star food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special place
    PickEeater
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were a party of six who first had relaxing drinks in the bar. Then went in for dinner where we were seated at a round table in the small room, perfect for conversation. Everyones dinner was outstanding, and the service was exceptional! This is the perfect place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad vegetarian options
    Vegetarian007
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This restaurant has a poor selection for vegetarians. It did not have very good options. The service is great and everyone is very helpful. I appreciated the ambiance and set up. The beet was very good, but the lasagna was especially disappointing
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Manitou Springs Best
    writelarry
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We visited several restaurants in Manitou Springs and the The Cliff House was simply the best dining experience of all. great and unique food and wine selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    yummy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was so delicious, and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had our wedding reception at the Cliff House - AWESOME. Every year we return for our anniversary, dinner and stay.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Davidg5
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Fine service and atmosphere; old fashioned and quaint. But the food is way overpriced. Much better food can be had at other local restaurants for less.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    TahoeGirl4
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had a great dinner at the Cliff House. We enjoyed the food, the ambience and the wait staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The setting is like going back in time to early 1900's with all of the modern conveniences.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent overall
    KenErie
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Menu is well structured, although not lengthy. Ate there twice in 3 nights, both had excellent service, very well prepared entrees, nice selection of wines by the glass. Be sure to have the raspberry souffle for desert. Servie is comfortably spaced out (2 hours for 3 courses), so do not go if you want a quick meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find in Manitou Springs
    GreatFoodVagabonds
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The Cliff House at Pikes Peak was a great find occupying one of the most beautiful inns in Colorado. The wine list was notable though we elected to choose a local Colorado Malbec from Mesa County which proved wonderful with our pairings. Entrees, salads, and desserts were all memorable and the service was beyond reproach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    DanoVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very average overall. For the money, others places are better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special place for a big occasion!
    COnative
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion or a romantic dinner. The service was excellent and the food was out of this world. We dined at the Cliff House on a Saturday evening and very much enjoyed the guitarist, whose virtuoso and varied stylings put our experience over the top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dining Experience!
    bassman52
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Go for the ambiance and the incredible food! Have a romantic dinner! We go every time we're in Manitou Springs and are never disappointed! Everything from appetizers to dessert is awesome! We usually have to make several stops when in town. Maybe for Lunch or Breakfast (buffet is great!) but definitely for Dinner! You Rock!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best dining experiences
    gm3108
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I have dined at other 'upscale' establishments, and the Cliff House was easily the best one to date. All the staff was excellent! Each one answered our questions thoroughly and politely. The food was outstanding, our most sincere compliments to the chef. We hope to visit again soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marshall
    luvgr8food
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had never been to Cliff House before, and went there for our Anniversary. It was great from the start! The staff was awesome and Chris especially made it better. The food was definitely 5 stars, The Lobster Bisque was the best I've ever had as was the Lamb. Thanks for making our night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    my Husband and I loved the whole experience. The diningroom was beautiful, the service great and the food outstanding all the staff did a wonderful job!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 249 reviews are from the Cliff House at Pikes Peak reviews archive.
  • Wonderful.
    Bonteus
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We had a family reunion/celebration and everyone enjoyed the ambiance, the location, and most of all the food and service. The wine list (global) was extensive and reasonably priced (covered the range). Wine (white) was served at the correct temperature, not overly chilled! Salads were impeccable, half orders were available on request. Entrees we very good and enjoyed by all. We succumbed to the deserts which were good - especially the raspberry soufflé (20 minute wait). All in all a very nice experience for a family gathering and at a reasonable price, in old Manitou Springs. Setting takes you back 100 years to the golden age of relaxing experiences.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet