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Briarhurst Manor

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Open for Outside Patio as well as inside dining plus our menu is available for take out orders too! Only a few minutes drive west of Colorado Springs, Briarhurst Manor is located in the tiny valley of Manitou Springs. The stately Victorian manor house was built in 1872 by the founder of Manitou Springs, Dr. William Bell of London, England.
Our restaurant seats up to 500 guests and features casual yet elegant dining in nine intimate rooms, an extensive menu and wine list complete with five course dinners featuring domestic and game meats, fresh seafood, pastas, poultry, specialty salads, vegetarian, and handcrafted desserts. The finely grained pink sandstone Tudor manor displays the architecture and landscaping of an English country house complete with the bubbling Fountain Creek passing through the estate. There is also an unrivaled view of Pike's Peak.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had another friend in town so we decided to celebrate with class and this place did not disappoint one bit! Food was amazing, the crab cakes and filet were AMAZING-definitely a must try! The manor is also exciting in its own with the background story and wonderful architecture. I will definitely be coming back after tonight!

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TimS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Allowances have to be made for COVID conditions, but overall, it was a great experience. Quaint small rooms for dining, make it an intimate experience. The service was slow, but I'm sure COVID had a lot to do with that. Seemed to be only two waiters covering the entire restaurant. Food was outstanding, although the menu was limited due to COVID. We tried the filet and the elk wellington and both were amazing.

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LarryE
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully romantic dinner! Great service. Great food. A little pricey but worth the splurge!

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RogerA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything. Courteous staff, wonderful food, and the “Building” is a treat to be in.

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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It is unfortunate to see what has happened to this beautiful dinning and wedding venue. It use to be outstanding during the days of Chef Ziggi and everyone wanted to have their wedding at this beautiful Manitou location. They are not even tending to the grounds anymore. The food was good, but probably could find something better around Colorado Springs these days.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Briarhurst is timeless beauty. The food and service are exquisite but the place itself has its own undeniable charm .

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AaronT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time. The food is delicious and the service warm and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible! Beautiful grounds in a quiet location. Two 5 course meals rang in at about $100 pre tip- such a good deal! I’ll definitely be coming back here for more anniversaries. The staff was all welcoming and getting to freely explore the estate during intermezzo was very cool. Tons of history in this place, and the food is just beautiful. The Venison Wellington was to die for. Truly a hidden gem in Manitou!!

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vipPash
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu was limited but then they were out of the caprese salad and then the creme brûlée. Server was nice but touched the rims of our water and wine glasses and coffee cups with his bare hands rather than placing and then pouring. The filets were tasty but not hot. While the ambiance is lovely in the library the window seats are very uncomfortable.

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SarahO
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday. The weather was perfect and we had the outdoor patio to ourselves. Our server, Tyler, did a great job and was kind and attentive. We had the filet and elk. Both were outstanding. The Briarhurst is a great place for a romantic date night and delicious food.

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DonaldH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We came to dine for my parents' 68th anniversary. My Dad had a walker and oxygen on. From the time we were seated until dessert was served, 3 hours had passed. Food was adequate but not excellent given the price. Perhaps Briarhurst Manor is short staffed given the recent covid closures, but customer satisfaction should still matter.

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Bgirl
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were seated at a window to view out. The service was a little slow, but the waitstaff were very good

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible dinner here when we’re on our honeymoon. The food and service was fantastic! It’s an experience not a quick in and out meal, but it’s 100% worth it. Definitely recommend! We will be back when we come visit again if we are looking for another fine dining experience.

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Mack
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was not worth the price. Though it was good, it wasn't anything better than average. There was only one server on the floor and we had to wait longer than we would have liked. It took 30 minutes to be seated even with a reservation and the server was untimely. It took 2 and a half hours for a dinner for three.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Briarhurst feels magical on the outside, and so quaint and elegant inside. Food was absolutely delicious and tastefully made! Tyler, our server, paced our coursed meal perfectly, making for a perfect evening!

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JenniferS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent social distancing is possible as this facility is a historical mansion with many rooms. The skeleton crew (we were there at the beginning of re opening Co Springs) provided excellent service while maintaining a safe environment. The food and drinks were very good. We will go back.

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KateB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the whole experience! The food was delicious!

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ShaneS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was under cooked and the server didn't listen to what I wanted

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InezW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been here before and really enjoyed it for years. But for some reason they were completely off the service the manager on duty the chef everything was a disaster. We waited 20 minutes to even get our drinks another 20 minutes to get a salad and probably a half hour to get our meal it was not prepared correct everything was burnt, raw, Pretty cold we sent everything back but the manager still charged us my entire Groupon. We will not be back. A total disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was edible but not enjoyable. The escargot was very bland. The beef tips had a good sauce but the meat was overcooked and dry. The 3 pieces of asparagus (extra vegetable charge) were also very overdone.

Service... we got there early and even though the place was empty the hostess made a big deal about seating us that early. The food took what seemed like eternity to come out. And the server forgot to bring a drink that was ordered but at least it didn’t show up on the bill.

Definitely won’t be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The Briarhurst has seen better days. While the manager and the server were wonderful, this is clearly a struggling restaurant. The food was “ok” but not great- especially at the price points. We opted for several appetizers instead of an entree as the menu is really heavy. We got a house salad, lobster bisque (pretty sure that was a canned chicken stock base over a couple of tiny bits of lobster), lobster “roll” (deconstructed? Weird,) escargot (canned? Over fried toast), pear tart (pretty good If maybe reheated), charcuterie boars (nice, served on a reclaimed slate board as a fun touch) and cannelloni (good.) The dining rooms are not well laid out and look like they just randomly put some tables together, the decor is from the 90’s/late 80’s (pink heavy curtains, bad red carpet, falling apart ceiling) and the whole place needs to be scrubbed. Has the potential to be a great space but needs help.

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RachelL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

They seem like they are in transition right now and things were a little disorganized around the building. Everything but the main course was great food wise. Both our main courses left something to be desired but the service was really great. The staff seem like their doing the best with what they have right now.

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BeatNavy
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place and food. One of our absolute favorite places.

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TerryK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I made reservations for AFTER Valentine’s Day as we anticipated the crowds. That worked out well for us as we had a whole room by ourselves. It was very nice and the filet mignon was great!!! Couldn’t have asked for better service. We even explored the house a bit.....I think we saw a ghost!!! We will be back!

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BradleyD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but excellent meal. We had the filet mignon and halibut. Both delicious. This chef has great skills. We elected the $18 add on for a five course meal. Total bill with 20% tip at $200. Includes three bar drinks. The Briarhurst Manor is one of our favorite places to celebrate a special occasion.

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Rick
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The fish selections (halibut, scallops) were excellent. We were warned the beef tips were spicy but they were way more than spicy, they were hot! The meat was fine, but just way too much hot spice.

But they were very nice about it and comped us two scallop take home dinners. Class act.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up 20 minutes before our reservation to a panicked staff complaining about how they had overbooked and had no idea where they were going to seat everyone straight to the customers faces. I tried to be polite and tell the hostess that everything would be okay and to take a breath. After being seated 25 minutes late my husband and I sat for 45 minutes without even being offered water. I did my best to keep my cool after the waiter had explained that he was new”er” and let him stumble through the second course of not being able to decipher which cheese was which. After 2 hours we were on course 3 of 6 and I could no longer stay awake so I requested the remainder of our food to go in a to go box. While waiting for our waiter I overheard two servers in the next room saying some very unnecessary and inappropriate things while they loudly rolled silverware so I got up and asked if it was okay that I shut the door between the rooms. One of said servers came to our table to apologize for the conversation and asked if we were okay. Afterwards I walked down and asked for our food to go, the server from before came downstairs and again asked if everything was alright and asked if we’d like to speak to a manager. I expressed my displeasure in the most polite way so she went and got the manager who apologized and gave us our bill for full price! When I argued that I didn’t feel like I should pay $300 for a meal I had to take home in a box and the manager explained that the best he could do was take the drinks and the lobster tail off of our order. Just to get out of the place I accepted! Once we were home I noticed the food was thrown in a box and the lobster had been set on top of the rest of the food so it wasn’t even savable for the following day. This is by far the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant and I am extremely disappointed. Not only was this Valentine’s Day but my husband and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and it was ruined!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is over priced. Went for Valentine’s Day and they brought out the wrong soup. Said they get the right one and never did. Spent 2.5 hours there. Main course wasn’t bad, but the beef Wellington didn’t have much flavor. Was slightly disappointed.

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DonH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waited to get water for after 20 minutes, finally had to ask. Our candle was burned out and instead of giving us a different one it was just removed. It was Valentine's day dinner without a candle. They messed up my husband's food. So I ate while he watches and then he ate while I watched. Food was ok not great for what we paid. Won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Pretentious rubbish. Portions were small and bland. Service was good. Seriously not worth even half what I paid. Very unimpressed.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

First, I have to say our server was so kind and cheerful. Unfortunately, we were greeted by a hostess that was very clearly less than enthused to assist us and other couples. The fixed 6 course meal was fine, I was slightly disappointed that certain items were not flexible. My wife and I both ordered the beef Wellington, again it was fine. My wife was excited to experience the historic establishment, we see the potential and certainly understand that Valentine’s Day was likely pretty crazy for all of the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day menu wasn’t great. One person worked the whole area so service was slow. We got there at 7:30pm didn’t leave u til after 10:00pm. You had to ay for the 6 course meal regardless of what you liked. Half the stuff I could not eat.

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vipGina
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this place, beautiful old mansion with great character. The food is wonderful and the service- exceptional.

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ShadR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines. Was great food and very romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was Valentine's Day dinner. The Manor is amazing and Would.love to just walk around

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Experienced highs and lows throughout multi course meal. NOTE: I have dinned here before and had a better experience

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vipSandyV
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique venue. Great food.

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Cavern1964
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding menu! Christian, the host and manager, welcomed us with enthusiastic attention. The staff was courteous and professional, meal was excellent! Highly recommend!

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Pyrite
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good service.
The Pasta in the Prawn dish was overcook and mushy. Once the server finally came by and asked about it it was returned for a replacement dish. Replaced with a Calamari appetizer which was heavy on the Arugula but otherwise okay.
The beef Wellington was outstanding and cooked top perfection.
The small intimate dinning area near the front door was just the right temperature and intimate for the few tables that were being served.
It is still one of our favorite places for an upscale special meal and we will continue to go there.

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my daughter's birthday here. We all chose the five course meal option and really enjoyed it! I'd recommend the Steak Diane it was excellent. The manager and staff were all very friendly. We'll definitely be back!

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Briarhurst Manor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 685-1864.

Briarhurst Manor is rated 4 stars by 1251 OpenTable diners.

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