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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.

404 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wild Game, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Open Wednesdays -Sundays at 5 for dinner. Make reservations for our Thanksgiving Buffet. Next Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre starring Red Herring Productions is Sunday February 11, 2018. Must call for reservations!
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.

Cross Street:
Mayfair Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 685-1864

Website:
http://www.briarhurstdining.com/

Entertainment:
Parties are welcome to hire musicians, bands or DJ's for their events. We can provide local referrals.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Two acres of on site parking with room for hundreds of cars. Abundant Street parking also available.

Public Transit:
City bus stops on Manitou Avenue close to our location.

Executive Chef:
Neil Moreno

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

Additional:
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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Tue 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Briarhurst Manor Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (28)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (19)
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Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (12)
Scenic View (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

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."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Went with my wife and we really enjoyed everything! From the bread to the dessert. Excellent food and excellent service. Worth every penny!

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We loved the food and the service. We will definitely return for a special event. Looking at possibly having our wedding there!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Anniversary. Service was okay.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was absolutely wonderful. Perfect service, delicious excellent food.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding, as was the food!
We will be back. Tried the scallops this time and they were amazing!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a memorable visit!!
Delicious, creative, well presented food! Portions were ideal. Ambiance was romantic, warm and charming.
Staff support was outstanding!
Kudos!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing location and staff. Had a great time, this place is perfect for any occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is our all time favorite restaurant in the Colorado Springs area.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was outstanding. It was nice to try things I had never eaten before and thoroughly enjoyed them. Our server, Morgan, was also an absolute delight. Love the atmosphere and the ambiance in the room.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Beautifully restored 1800's mansion , cozy rooms.
Food was excellent. Service terrific. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food,great atmosphere, romantic place. It was my husband’s birthday they brought out a special treat.)

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything about our visit & dinner at Briarhurst Manor was excellent!

The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful and service was impeccable.

Our dining experience at Briarhurst Manor was the highlight of our week long vacation! We definitely will return on our next trip to Colorado Springs!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very enjoyable as always! The service was very good although we discovered we had to know whether we wanted dessert before having dinner. (This may have been due to the lateness of our reservation, although that was not made clear.) I will only say we were a little surprised by the price this time over previous visits.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great atmosphere loved the food.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner in the library of the manor. The wild boar was exceptionally good as was the ruby trout. We look forward to a return visit.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Dinner was phenomenal. Get the chocolate bomb for dessert!! Jamie was an excellent waiter.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

A fun experience all the way around we were treated like VIPs even though we came in with a Groupon. Very professional and amazing customer service. Worth coming back on special occasions and paying full price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

The Briarhurst Manor has been our go-to location for special occasions for a number of years. The restaurant is in the restored historic mansion of Dr. William Bell, and the seating is in one of several rooms, giving it a more intimate feel. The restaurant has kept a database on its customers, and we have always been greeted by name. And that same database generates good coupons for our special visits! The wait staff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. And the food. It is the best restaurant in the area for using Colorado-sourced meats- bison, elk, trout- all prepared creatively by the person the wait staff refer to as "Chef." (I believe the executive chef is Tyler Peoples and the sou chef is Adam Stevens.) The bread served before the meal was made in house and so good my wife asked to take the rest home. Outside dining in the summer is beautiful, and the fireplaces inside make for a cozy setting in the winter. This trip we both opted for fish, which came properly prepared and flaky. The sides are listed on the menu as "chef's choice." What I liked about the sides is that they are not an afterthought but an integral part of the presentation, and also quite good. My trout came with asparagus, a red carrot, and greens. The greens soaked up the sauce used on the meat, and I made sure to "eat my veggies." Make a note, though; the restaurant is pricey; dinner for two and a bottle of wine will cost over $100, but for dates, birthdays, anniversaries, and the like, it is the first choice my wife and I.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The escargot appetizer is to die for! Also love the lobster bisque and seasonal salads. Every entree we have ever had has been inventive and delicious! Excellent service and nice ambiance make the Briarhurst Manor a great place for those special occasions!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service & awesome menu!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Fun, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Briarhurst Manor is a very elegant and classy place. We went for our anniversary and had a lovely time. The food was excellent and with the value was good with the groupon for the 5 course meal. The service was nice but a little awkward. My only complaint is that there was a rather long wait between our entree course and dessert. I will definitely go back when I can save up enough for it again though!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was good. Waiter was fine, but this place is so dated (not in the cool way). There was a portable a/c unit sitting in front of the fireplace. Sat by a window. Window treatments and windows were dusty. Even though food was good, we will not return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our experience at Briarhurst Manor was wonderful! Morgan took great care of us, and the food was amazing! We will definitely be back as soon as we can get away again for vacation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food choices were amazing (especially the wild boar and beef tips), the quiet atmosphere was soothing, and the service impeccable! Highly recommended if in Colorado Springs area, must have reservations!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with excellent service with Denny. It made celebrating our 19 yr anniversary special. Thanks

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

My experience was the worst I've ever had at this establishment. I even contacted the restaurant through there website to let them know about all the things that went terribly wrong. It's been 5 days and I've yet to hear from them. I will just leave this photo of my dessert covered in hairs for all to see how a bad experience ended after I requested dessert to go because I had had enough of the poor service throughout the hour and a half I was there.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Thanks so much for a fun evening! We had wonderful food and great service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

This is an elegant establishment with great food. Very pleasant and they move at a nice pace to let you enjoy your meal (our bread, then 5 course meal was served over about 2 hours). Friendly staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Awesome food & service. Well worth the cost! Christian our server was awesome!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband and I went here for a date night and I was blown away! Not only is this place in a beautiful location, the manor itself is absolutely gorgeous. We were given a quick tour of the manor before we sat down; I loved the history of the place! The staff were all very friendly , attentive and treated us no different than a normal paying customer (we brought a Groupon). The food was fantastic and the dessert was heavenly. We ended up walking around the beautiful property because I didn't want to leave. I will definitely recommend this to anyone looking to have a special time. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The restaurant is in an old manor house that needs quite a bit of attention. The place looks like it's been neglected for some time. Still, it's not enough of an issue to completely ignore the establishment. My wife and I were looking forward to dining at an upscale restaurant after having spent the past few days doing the touristy things around Pike's Peak. Things started out OK when we were seated, but quickly deteriorated when the waiter got my wife's order completely wrong. He offered to correct it, leaving me staring at my meal for 25 minutes while my wife's meal was being corrected. Needless to say, my meal was cold by the time I got to it, and my wife had lost her appetite due to the long delay. Also, I ordered my meal with the wine pairing, but the wine that was served was corked. So much for the romantic dining experience we were looking forward to.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

A nice quiet place. Good for quiet conversation. Not crowded. Food is more a work of art than a good value or tasty treat. My real complaint is that the advertised "5 course meal" is really misleading because two of the courses consist of a microscopic "palet awakener" and some bread. The remaing 3 courses are salad or soup, an entree, and a desert... All at a bargain price of... $135 (or $65 on groupon).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We celebrated a no kids date and everything was fantastic! Christian was our server and he was AMAZING! We've had him before and we want him in the future. He's always so knowledgeable about the food and covers everything with us even though we've been there before. We never had to ask for anything it was a great way to have a romantic date!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Really fabulous 5-course meal in such a beautiful and charming setting. Everything was really delicious, the service impeccable, the front of house checking in periodically, all in a charming, historic setting.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We were married here in 2003. It is a wonderful place for a romantic dinner! The place is very comfortable and quaint! We love the Briarhurst for all occasions. The staff are just fantastic! IT IS THE BEST!!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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