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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. 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.

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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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (23)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

I would highly encourage the restaurant to limit it to people over the age of 7. We were in a room filled with children and a screaming baby-if I wanted to go to a family restaurant I would. However this is a very nice upscale eatery and should not allow babies or anyone under the age of 7. or they have a designated room for families.

Upscale restaurants such as this are nice for birthdays, date nights, etc... and should not be an every day dining experience.Also the room was extremely drafty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Too fancy for the casual bite to eat but perfect for special occasions when you really want to impress.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Very nice. Went early for special- very good lobster tail & filet. Added on the other courses $18 - well worth it great salad & dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. The food was perfect. The ambiance is normally great. Not so much this visit due to a party of 6 in our area that were a bit loud at times but they were celebrating a promotion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent as it always has been. My wife and I have been there many times over the years and have never had less than five star food, service, and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food. Accommodating chef. A favorite. However, waiter talked way too loud/disruptive for a restaurant of this caliber.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a very nice wedding anniversary dinner. The food and the experience made the evening memorable! We would definitely go back, and we would definitely recommend Briarhurst Manor to friends and Family!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I love this place. It’s historic and beautiful! We always enjoy the cuisine and the ambience. I took my mom out and it was such a great time. The food was delicious! We’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Probably one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! Amazing! We will definitely be coming back again.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Briarhurst Manor has a wonderful atmosphere. This castle built in the 1800's is beautiful. We were able to tour the manor. I loved all the different fireplaces, each one was unique.
The Briarhurst Manor has wonderful 5 course meals.
Wonderful evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great history and great food. I will definitely be back!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very nice!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We have been there often for special occasions. We always love the seasonal menu items. They are creative and well prepared by a talented staff. The service, as always is attentive but not over bearing leaving our privacy as desired.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went for the 5 course meal. Had the Prawns and Beef tips which were both excellent.
Denny the server was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

If you don’t have a smile on your face coming in, you will going out. Always perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and service. Their 5 course option is outstanding! They made our anniversary a night to remember.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely ambiance with a very attentive and incredibly timely staff. All of the good prepared was phenomenal and artistically presented. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cool old place. A little run down. Way overpriced.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 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 11, 2017

Anniversary. Service was okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 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 1, 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 27, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 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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 (Denver)·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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 5, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 5, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 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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