The five course meal turns an everyday dinner into a special occasion. The lobster bisque is the best in the city. I had the duck which had a perfect seat, and my wife had the boar which was rich and delicious. I was disappointed we missed the murder mystery night so we’ll have to make sure to keep an eye open for the next one because that sounds like a blast.
Food was wonderful, service was great, and the bill was nowhere near as high as I expected.
It was absolutely perfect . We definitely plan on coming back again soon
This place was elegant to say the least. The ambiance and faint music while sitting in a cozy nook made the experience all that much more romantic. Our coats were checked at the front. Our server Christian was well versed on the history of the Manor. He also knew everything about the meal and how it is prepared. I had the Elk and stuffed sausage. The flavor was acute with every bite. We will be going back for date night more often.
Excellent food and ambiance but expect to pay a C note per person if you get drinks and the five course meal. A great spot for that occasional spurge. I will return.
The place is really neat, lot of history. We were sat and you could hear a pin drop. People were whispering at their tables because it was so quiet, awkwardly quiet, no music or anything. They finally had a violinist play a few songs, but that only lasted about an hour. My salad was good, the lobster bisque was good, but the entrees and dessert were sub par. The waiter pushed the $18 add on to all of our meals saying it was more cost effective. He was very nice, but service was extremely slow. The tables around us had their orders and drinks messed up the whole time we were there. Not sure if it’s new management, new staff or what, but we paid a lot of money for an awful meal and experience. I heard it wasn’t always this way so hopefully they get their stuff together.
Food defiantly just was not worth the money that you pay.
This a a very romantic place for a nice quiet dinner. I am not sure what others have said about the dress code but there were plenty of people dressed casually, blue jeans etc. The food was great, the service was amazing and learning the history was cool too. We will definitely eat there again but probably only for special occasions. The price is at the top end.
As usual, we were excited about the evening as we have visited the Manor before. As expected, we we greeted warmly and sat in a very quiet corner among several couples enjoying the evening as well. Our server was delightfully attentive so we expected the true Briarhurst hospitality we had experienced several times before. We started with the Bisque, which was and has always, been incredible. In addition, we ordered the cheese plate as an appetizer, with the Wild Boar and Fillet as entrees, and finishing with the cheesecake and creme brulee. Now, I understand that serving times may have been a little longer due to the occasion and ambiance being portrayed, but they were longer than expected. Up to this point, all is well until we see a couple with a baby being sat by us. Now, don't get us wrong. We have kids and we love to take them out to eat as well but... it's a Special Valentine's Day Dinner specifically advertised for couples. The entire reason for coming to this venue was to have COUPLE time WITHOUT the kids. If I had wanted Family style surroundings for this special day, I'd have gone to Texas Roadhouse! And, for the record, by no means is the couple to be faulted. They were simply looking for a rightfully deserved moment for themselves, as well! However, this changed the mood and celebrating became more of a dash to finish our dinner before having to experience the inevitable natural baby things. Unfortunately, the fillet was overdone, med-well over the med-rare requested, so the wife and I ate the Boar while we waited. When her dish arrived, the meat was cooked well enough, but the root vegetables were raw. We didn't have much luck with Creme Brulee either as they forgot to fire the candy sugar crust and gave us wet custard instead.
When I spoke with Ken Healey, GM, regarding the experience, he did offer to make it up but as we are not in the area, it was not possible. A month later, I'm still waiting for some semblance of an alternate "make it up".
We have been coming here for years and this time was horrible! It took 3 hours for us to even get to the 4th course and a table of 4 got their 2nd entree before us who had reservations 30 min after us! Complained to the manager and he gave us excuse after excuse and we asked for our entree and dessert to go! He gave us a discount on the bill which didn't make up for our ruined valentines dinner!
The service was great. Food was amazing. People were friendly. Building was fantastic.
Probably the best restaurant in town. Finest dining. Beautiful dining rooms. Pretty perfect service.
Excellent food in a romantic environment, service, food, and staff was great!
Delicious food. The team was even able to work with my Celiac disease and I had a great dining experience.
dining room was cold. Was informed that the lobster appetizer was not available at 6:30 pm; restaurant opens at 5:00 pm; then after inquiring with our server, was told that the appetizer could be served for $2.00 extra because the menu’s were changing the next day. I found the bread service to be a joke. The duck entree was wonderful, however the skin on the duck should be crispy not mushy. Had to send it back for further cooking.
The lobster bisque is the best in town hands down. My wife tried the ham and eggs this time, and that was a very fantastic. The wild boar had tons of flavor. Everything was plated very nicely, especially the chocolate bombe. When they poured the marshmallow over the chocolate and the dome melted away, it got a reaction from the whole table. A great time at a fair price
We have visited Briarhurst Manor a number of times now and have always had a wonderful experience. The restaurant has such amazing character and charm with a number of unique dining rooms. We just love the place. Feels like a little bit of English Manor House tucked into Manitou Springs. Great staff! They are friendly, professional, but not stuffy.
We have been coming here for years on our anniversary with the exception of this year everything was great. This year was very unacceptable. My wife’s mushrooms were not washed and she ended up with a mouth full of sand. The Crème brûlée was cold with and the crust was soggy. Overall this was the worst experience we have ever had here. I’m not sure if there has been a change in management or what but if things do t get fixed we will not be returning.
We have been here before for special occasions with a Groupon. This time, went for my birthday and decided to get the Steak and Lobster special for $19.95. We decided to do the 5 course, which added $18. Well worth it. Very good food, the steak was rare as asked for, and I recommend the creme brulee for dessert. If you aren't really hungry, just get the Steak and Lobster for $19.95. Plenty of food!! Our waiter was wonderful, attentive and thought of everything. Great place for a romantic evening.
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at Briarhust!
We went there for our 25th wedding anniversary because we wanted something extra special. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, probably the best Wellington I've ever had, and we loved the desserts, especially the s'mores bomb. My husband's filet was also perfect. The service was wonderful, and the ambiance was terrific. We will definitely go back for other special occasions, although it's a little pricey for every day. And we would recommend Briarhurst for anyone who wants a memorable meal.
Food is very good, although portions are small. The furniture (tables, chairs, etc.) need some attention. Continues to be charming, however without some top to bottom attention, the aging facilities will eventually cancel out the notable ambiance.
good food, good service great ambiance unique food selections, good pricing great presentation
The Briarhurst hits another grand slam! Everything including the service from Tyler was simply impeccable. Jaime (the head host) has this place humming. The chef is so creative. I hate salmon and he had it in the amuse bouche which I thoroughly enjoyed. The steak Diane was once again incredible and we'll be back for more soon!
Great ambiance and service! Food was tasty and provided a fantastic sample of Rocky Mountain cuisine. Food presentation was beautiful and I was really impressed by how healthy many of the dishes were. A perfect place to bring visitors to get a great taste of CO in a gorgeous, unique space.
We had a fabulous five course meal at Briarhurst Manor. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the service outstanding. It's a great place for a special occasion or romantic date. I'd highly recommend!
Wonderful experience. Great food and atmosphere.
We recently moved back to Colorado and the Briarhurst is just as good as it was years ago. The food was fantastic and very wonderful. Our server Corbin was excellent and very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. I recommend this restaurant to everyone that is looking for a sophisticated restaurant with an excellent menu, wonderful ambience, and impeccable service. The experience is well worth the cost.
I decided to come here Saturday for my boyfriends birthday by the suggestion of a friend. She told me the food was outstanding and it would be perfect for the date. But that was completely wrong, the food was terrible, the waiter was snobby about us not knowing the correct way to place our silverware to indicate we were done eating. The only good thing about this restaurant was the bread. The house special was elk that night and was recromended. It was bland and dry. I was really disappointed after seeing the great reviews. Maybe it was an off night. Never going the spend that much money for the food again.
Absolutely gorgeous location, very intimate dining, great for a very nice date but also appropriate for celebrating a very special occasion. Do yourself a favor and order the “bread service” - we have never had anything like it and it is so tasty!
I made reservations for my son and his girlfriend for their anniversary dinner. The reservation was made for a Tuesday night. My error was I did not notice they are normally closed on Tuesday night. When my son and his girlfriend showed up for dinner they were told that the restaurant is normally closed on Tuesday night. However, they were seated and served an outstanding dinner with all the fixings. The food was incredible as was the service. The staff treated my son and his girlfriend with courtesy and respect even though they were normally closed. The dinner was a huge hit and made their night one to remember. I can't thank Briarhurst Manor enough.
Loved everything! Christian was a very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly server. The food was outstanding! I loved the ham and eggs appetizer. We will be back!
Anniversary dinner. We have a lot of options and about ten "favorite" restaurants, so we went with Briarhurst because it's just a cool environment / setting. My wife had the tenderloin and I had the elk. We added the "5 course" option for the added $18 each, and the continuity of food arriving at our table made this a worthwhile feature. Everything was prepared perfectly, and the portions were just right to feel full without taking food home or wishing we had ordered more. We ate in "the library" which just has this feeling of being richly warm, old, dignified, and inviting. Our desserts arrived on a stone tablet that weighed about 10lbs with "Happy Anniversary" written on it in icing. Other than that, they weren't "fussy" about this being a special occasion...understated and dignified...like a wink and a glass tipped our way. The room was super quiet making for a nice setting for a dinner conversation. Very happy with our choice.
Very nice meal and great service in a nice historic setting. Both entrees a bit salty but otherwise an enjoyable evening.
My wife and I recently dined there on our 11th wedding anniversary. We were married there as well and it was nice to revisit 11 years later. The 5 course dinners we had were great and the service was excellent. We will definitely be returning there for future anniversaries.
First of all, food and service were very good. Sea Bass, Wild Boar, Warm Lobster appetizer all wonderfully prepared and beautifully presented. Definitely a historic building - would have enjoyed seeing it in the daylight. Hostess and wait staff were helpful with suggestions and explaining options. Additionally they paced the meal very well. Aside from a mixup up on the wine that was suggested with the meal (received somthing other - but in the end was a great wine), everything else was great.
If you're not familiar with the area, can be a challenge to find, not to mention find the front entrance as it's not well lit. If you're looking for a high quality (very..) quiet dinner, this is the place. In my opinion, too quiet and the background music soundtrack was terrible! A bit more energy and atmosphere would be great.
Wonderful dining experience! Service (Morgan) was outstanding; attentive, knowledgeable and personable. Not an inexpensive place to dine but well worth the money for a special night out. Groupon coupon is a great deal.
Great food and wonderful service. Cocktails were fabulous. Lots of interesting options on the menu.
its our favorite place for an occasion. always great food, lovely decor and great service we'll be back
Hidden gem. Food was delicious. Service on point