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About Briarhurst Manor
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.
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Contemporary American, Wild Game, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Open Wednesdays -Sundays at 5 for dinner. Our next Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, starring Red Herring Productions is Saint Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2018 ! It will be "Murder Is Blarney" and there will be fun for all. Call us for reservations. We will be serving an Easter Brunch Buffet on Sunday April 1st and a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday May 13, Reservations will be required for these events.
Are you planning a Wedding, Anniversary Party, Hail and Farewell, Prom, Birthday Party or a Company Party? Come in, tour the venue and book with Briarhurst Manor to receive a Gift Certificate for Dinner. Beautiful Private Rooms are available for any size event. Have a dinner for two in your own room or book the whole Manor for a party with hundreds of your closest friends. We have plenty of free parking here onsite.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parties are welcome to hire musicians, bands or DJ's for their events. We can provide local referrals.
Full service on site catering from extensive & diverse preplanned menus or customized to your individual needs & desires. Please call for information & quotes for your event.
Two acres of on site parking with room for hundreds of cars. Abundant Street parking also available.
City bus stops on Manitou Avenue close to our location.
Private Party Facilities:
Your personal experienced banquet director will guide you through the event planning process making your event a success using one or all of a variety of banquet options. You may choose one or all of nine intimate dining and meeting rooms.
Private Party Contact:
Ken, Janice, Alison: (719) 685-1864
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Briarhurst Manor Ratings and Reviews
When I made reservations for Valentine’s Day back in December last year, I asked if there was menu availability and was told “absolutely”. When we arrived it was a flat rate of 99$ per person as the only option. The entire bill with tip was 290$. It was an outright lie to be manipulated into this without being told the truth. Never again will I eat there and will certainly let all my friends and co-workers know of the dishonesty of this establishment.
The food was good, as expected, for the price. It’s a romantic setting. Our server was nice and knowledgeable, but his voice was so booming, we could hear him repeat the same schpeal at every table. That was obnoxious and laughable, almost like he was putting on a show. He went so far to have told one table something and ask another to confirm it from across the room because they already had their food. At that point it seemed a little like we were in a pizza joint. Good food. Nice guy. I wouldn’t go back, though. None of it worth the expense.
We went for a Murder Mystery play and dinner. Everything except the venue was just mediocre. From the food to the actors to the "play" to the fact we had to try three doors and then go back almost to the first door to get in. We expected quite a bit more. Beautiful place though. Might go back and try the regular menu.
Chef refused to cook our elk chops above med rare; also let us know that if they were undercooked or otherwise not right, too bad. Food was good but not exceptional. Service started out good but grew increasingly poor and dismissive as the meal wore on. We will not go back.
We had Christmas Eve dinner at The Briarhurst Manor. The food was delicious and the "set" menu had some wonderful options for a reasonable price. Our server, Leonard, was very helpful and friendly and made the evening quite enjoyable. My only complaint was the lighting was a bit bright and fluorescent, and the room we dined in was chilly. Overall though, we had a great night!
First of all, the mansion ambiance tops all other reasons to dine there. Each dining room (eight, or more) are gorgeous and homey. The beautiful interior is comfortable and relaxing. The menu is also great. We enjoyed Jaime's service. The multi-course meal can be enhanced to make it five-course adding soup-or-salad and dessert. Amanda had called a day ahead to verify our reservation and inquire about any special needs. Plentiful parking, inviting curb appeal, and friendly staff. Highly recommended!
This night was for my birthday dinner which was completely ruined by letting in 3 loud drunks (they were already hammered when they arrived) that were continuously over served the entire course of our dinner. One of the the 3 had thrown up all over the bathroom and the staff was notified and yet at least 5 more shots were brought to them after, before we hurried to leave. My romantic dinner for my birthday was cut short over the loud yelling of the guests in our dining area which was topped off by one knocking over water and after her water is refilled, pouring water over one of their fellow diners. The food was so so and I even had to return my main course because it was so awful. Our server was awesome so I can't cut his part short. Very pleasant. The server, Leonard, who had the drunk diners should have cut them off at the door instead of joking with them and offering them a ride home (since they walked). I felt more like we spent the evening in an obnoxious bar than at an upscale dinner.
Dining at the Briarhurst is always a special occasion. The 19th-century manor is fun to be in, no matter what the reason. The price is out of my normal range, but definitely "worth it" for special occasions. On this particular visit, 4 of us came to order the same "early bird special" of surf and turf. We found an inexpensive Malbec to go with the meal, and the food was scrumptious. My steak was a little less tender than ones I have had at steak specialty houses, but it was perfectly cooked and very tasty. The Malbec was a little warm, but tasted of dark fruits, and went perfectly with the meal. The service at the Briarhurst is always impeccable. And with the "early bird" special, we definitely "got our money's worth."
Food was ok. Service was good. Ambiance not the best when seated in the Garden Room; cold and distant. Yet, inside cozy rooms were crowded and impersonal. Wedding party music near Garden Room was obnoxious and extremely distracting. Way overpriced for the experience we got!!!!
My wife and I enjoyed a great night out. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the friendly hostess who made us feel at home, to Seth, our waiter who went above and beyond making our dining experience a very pleasurable event. Our compliments to the chef. The 5 course meal was spot on. We would recommend the Manor for any occasion. Thanks to everyone.
The place is very nice. Beautiful woodwork. The service was great. However, the price for the entrees are bit overpriced in my opinion. Many of the entrees were $30 or more. None of the entrees in the $30 range we had were worth it. I would put them in the $22.00 range. So, you're basically paying for the nice ambiance and service.
My fiance' and I went to dinner using a Living Social coupon we had for a 5-course meal for two. We were seated in the drawing room and our server was Zach. He was attentive and explained the way our voucher worked. Zach gave his suggestions and was knowledgeable about the menu. Overall, his service was great, despite getting busy, and seeming a bit overwhelmed at times.
The food left a lot to be desired. Lukewarm, not hot for several of the items. My fiance' ordered the beef wellington. It was cooked perfectly from a temperature standpoint, but lacked any seasoning/flavor whatsoever. I had the jumbo prawns, which seemed a bit overcooked and also lacking in flavor. The lemon risotto was the star of the entree. The pumpkin bread pudding at the end was the overall highlight.
Briarhurt was recommended by friends for our Anniversary and it did not disappoint! The server was great and food was even better. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the historical significance of the Manor. This is honestly the best food I've ever had. We plan to bring our families here when they visit. The price is steep but well worth it.
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