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Briarhurst Manor

4.2
1288 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
-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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1288 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.4
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MaiM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Our food was overall terrible and has really gone down since the last time I was there. My mignon was extremely rare and did not taste like it was marinated or everything, and was cold. Very dissatisfied unfortunately, it has been great in the past.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary. The staff were welcoming and accommodating. The ambience enhanced our dining experience. Our waitperson was courteous as well as efficient. It was a very enjoyable experience as well as memorable. The added delight was Happy Anniversary greeting done in chocolate on a slate slab-very thoughtful.

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vipcosfoodie
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a charming place with great history. The service is good. Drinks okay and fairly priced. The food was just okay, not the fine dining experience that I was expected. Don't get me wrong it was good, just not "great". I think this is a great place for a special occasion, but would not make my regular list. The Ambience and history make up for any other short comings for a once in a while venue.

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vipAnnci
Denver
72 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved the food and the peacefulness. Waiter was kind and his service was spot on.

Chairs not comfortable.

Driveway and parking are a mess. Dangerous at night

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vipRevTom
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience! The setting couldn’t possibly be better. The food was outstanding. The service was wonderful. We both had the steak and lobster special as part of a five course meal.

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JeannieC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate your 40th anniversary!

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vipPecosBill
Denver
71 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their gameburger is the best hamburger that we have ever had, bar none. Had it 3 times this month.

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Carlsons
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. They definitely take their cleanliness seriously to make it a super safe place to dine amidst the pandemic. Thank you for a very nice evening.

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Randy
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary, they sat us at a very nice table by the window. It was the perfect setting for us. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. My wife was a little put out by the waiter telling and showing her how to place her utensils and wine glass, other than that it was a perfect night.

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GaryH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used patio dining option during pandemic. Same great service and food in a safe area.

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DannaT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Briarhurst Manor is an excellent date place. Wonderful food and elegant ambiance.

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vipDRJohn
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The restaurant is a little tricky to find due to confusing signage but the house is beautiful. The waiter was overworked and clearly stressed waiting on the number of tables he had. The food was good but seemed more at the level of a good conference preparation than fine dining. I would eat there again as it was not overpriced and a solid meal in good ambiance

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EricW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here at Briarhurst Manor with the 5 course dinner. This is the same place where we were married! The food is very good, we had duck wings and the elk wellington. The history of the venue is very cool to read about.

JC
JCruz87
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ms. Erica, was extraordinary!!! Ms. Erica provided outstanding service that was above exceptional!! She made a lovely dinner, into a memorable birthday dinner for a special little 8 year girl!! The best part was my daughter was just mesmerized by everything🥰

I recommend Requesting Ms. Erica if you can!! Hands down this will not be the last time but our first experience created a repeat attitude 🥰

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Mjkhem
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was awesome. Just seemed different from before Not quite 5 star but close. I think it’s the fact of COVID

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PeterS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu was very limited and food quality was below average. Interesting old building but significant deferred maintenance detracts. Cheap old plastic chairs were not congruent with the intended fine dining ambiance. People are nice and service was good.

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RosieC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Tyler was a great server and Audrey was a lovely host. I loved learning about the history of the manor and I loved that we were encouraged to walk around a bit before our food came to explore. Loved the seasonal treats! Thank you!

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SheilaM
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner in an elegant old manor house, dressy casual attire, outdoor patio seating available. Game meat on the menu and vegan selections. Delicious food, wines and cocktails available.

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vipPecosBill
Denver
71 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best burger that we have had in years. Mix of elk and venison. Add the truffle parmesan fries and you're in heaven. So good that we ate there twice this week. Need to hurry though, will be switching to their winter menu soon.

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MickeyA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A beautiful place to have a romantic dinner unless there’s an unhappy baby crying in the same dining room. Food portions were skimpy.

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vipPecosBill
Denver
71 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the real hidden gems in the CO Springs area. Amazing location, exceptional menu, attentive staff.

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BriC
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! David was a very pleasant server. Food was great! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night. Will be back!

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DeborahM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. The service was over the top.

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JackB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great ambiance, phenomenal service. I would highly recommend Briarhurst Manor and plan on returning soon

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We dined at the Briarhurst on 8/30 and were very excited to try it out after being given a gift certificate from our kids.

The food, for the very high price, was disappointing. The bread was hard and bland and the "intermezzo" amounted to nothing more than a very small scoop of icecream. My husband ordered the elk wellington which was way undercooked and bleeding. It was served with an exceptionally small smear of mashed potatoes. I had the filet mignon which was overcooked and wrapped in a pastry shell which hid the flavor of the steak. No other side dishes were presented. I will say the soup was good (lobster bisque) and the dessert actually filled us since the dinner left us hungry.

I'm glad we were given this as a gift because the quality of the dinner was not worth the price.

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vipMamaPearls
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, still the class act of Corado Springs dining.

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Lori
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great dinner. Had a nice night out. The chocolate desert was a little bitter.

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vipHotDateNight
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our special anniversary celebration. Restaurant accommodated our two children beautifully with excellent service from Tyler.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The overall experience was excellent. Perfect weather to sit on the covered patio. Mixed results on the food quality this time which was a bit of a surprise. Wait staff outstanding as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Our Anniversary dinner was at Briarhurst, we’d never been, for years we’ve always wanted to go. The atmosphere is beautiful and elegant we were excited to dine at such a beautiful place. We ordered the 5 course dinner. First came the bread, 4 pieces of sour dough bread and two nickel sized pieces of butter, 4 crackers. That was the bread service. I laughed and said we have the same crackers in our pantry at home. Then came our soup, 1/2 cup from a measuring standpoint at best. Then came the intermezzo, a golf ball size portion of fig sorbet. Then the main course, surely I thought the main dish will actually feed us, I ordered the filet mignon and my husband the elk Wellington. My dish was only the filet and a smear of mashed potato and I do mean just a small smear. My husband’s dish only had the Wellington, no vegetable no potato nothing just the Wellington. Smaller than a store bought pot pie. My mouth was hanging open. I was shocked that this was all we were getting for our main course. I looked up at my husband and said “i think we may leave here hungry.” We finished and they brought dessert lava cake and creme brulet. The dessert was good. But after that we sat there completely unsatisfied. We did order a bottle of red, so 150.00 later we left our elegant anniversary dinner hungry. Our waiter was sweet and wonderful but for the price paid it’s not worth it. I looked up pictures on yelp from other patrons over the years and the pictures show full plates of food very pretty and gourmet looking with sides like vegetables and potato and garnish, maybe because of Covid the food here has gone downhill. It’s shame, such a beautiful place. Hopefully they improve things in the future. So yeah, our experience was we left hungry.

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ErrolL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! But, I need to let you know, I was definitely scratched by an unknown while I was there. Nothing alarming, entities usually do not bother me, but I was surprised to find scratch marks on my back when I got home. Didn't know the place was haunted till I looked it up afterward. Everything about your establishment was outstanding, though. My wife and I loved it. It was her birthday. I am overly joked to have chosen your establishment as her celebration location. Will recommend, Always.

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vipRobertH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We’ve loved this place for several years but it seems to have taken a turn for the worse. On our last visit Aug 2020 the service was very poor — that can be a one off scenario but it still doesn’t speak well to the culture. The prices had dropped significantly with almost all entrees being under $20. Sounds great? I don’t go to Briarhurst for diner-quality food. The menu had interesting items but two of our three entrees were poor. The wild game burger was downright disgusting—so salty it hurt and the whole burger crumbled to the plate.

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AndrewL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I've had a few days to think about our experience at Briarhurst Manor. We had a reservation for the final night of our summer vacation and we were excited for an elegant experience. It was my, my wife, and our three-year-old son.

Our son is used to dining out with us and we brought his iPad with us so that he would sit quietly through dinner, which he did. My wife and I both ordered the five-course meal, which included a starter, bread service, an intermezzo, entree, and dessert. Starter, drinks, and bread came quickly, through the 'artisan' bread service was three limp pieces of reheated sourdough bread.

Then things went down-hill. As the table next to us, also enjoying a five-course meal, went through their entire service, we waited one hour and fifteen minutes between the starter and the intermezzo. Then it was another hour before our entrees came. My wife's 'prawns' were a little smaller than jumbo shrimp you can buy in the grocery store freezer aisle, and my venison Wellington was overcooked and the pastry soggy. The venison was so hot inside when it arrived, a type of heat that can only be achieved by using a microwave. Our son's sliders, which we ordered with only cheese, came out with all the fixins', which our waiter quickly took back to the kitchen for a redo. It was 45 minutes before they came back.

I ordered the beef tenderloin in place of the microwaved venison Wellington, and it was served on a bed of instant mashed potatoes that were so over-worked that they were an embarrassment to the potatoes and to the tenderloin. After three hours, we asked for dessert to go.

After speaking with the manager, it is my belief that the service was so terrible, and the meal so subpar, because establishments see a family with a child and assume low tips, noisy behavior, and lack of taste. Our meal was comped, though we did pay for, and tip on, a nice bottle of 2017 Caymus Cabernet even though the menu advertised it as a 2009.

Imitation luxury.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our anniversary!! Food is always good , the active was good and I love the ambiance . They did a good job of spacing everyone out as well .

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BryanR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A unique experience, great food, overall an excellent place to dine out

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monumental
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment at Briarhurst. The venison Wellington was superb! Chef and staff are to be commended. Covid-19 precautions only lend to the sense of privacy and timelessness one finds at the Briarhurst.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
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
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
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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Briarhurst Manor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 685-1864.

Briarhurst Manor is rated 4.2 stars by 1288 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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