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Cliff House at Pikes Peak

4.6
4.6
1080 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Best in Colorado Fine Dining.
The Cliff House Dining Room has gained national renown as one of Colorado’s premier dining destinations. We are proud recipients of the distinguished DiRoNA Award, AAA Four Diamonds,and "Best of Award of Excellence" Wine Spectator MagazineOur wine list is the largest in the Region with over 800 offerings.
Led by our visionary Executive Chef Chris Lynch, our elite culinary staff will astound your senses with a creative symphony of tastes, smells and textures. His award winning dishes will amaze you with their modern twists combined with his fearless utilization of cross-cultural techniques and fresh Colorado ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30pm Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (719) 785-2415

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Lynch

  • Private party facilities

    Banquet facilties available for Weddings, Business etc.

  • Private party contact

    Kristen Eurich: (719) 785-2422

  • Neighborhood

    Manitou Springs

  • Cross street

    Park Ave

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,080 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Colorado Springs

    Great for fine wines

  • Colorado Springs

    Romantic

  • Colorado Springs

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful place to eat lunch, not too noisy so perfect for conversations with friends.
  2. s

    stacyg

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband scheduled a stay here at least once a year. The ambiance is lovely and relaxing with an overall unique experience. Food and service always superb as is the overall staff and service here. We'll be back and would highly recommend a stay or schedule a dinner only. You won't be disappointed! :)
  3. RJ

    RickJ

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.
  4. RH

    RebeccaH

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve Dinner. Exquisite. Perfection. Thank you!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet place to eat.
  6. KM

    KitM

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for a New Years date. The Service was fantastic. We both had old fashions which were good but not great. Our appetizer, the gnocchi was spot on. Delicious. The caprese salad should be a shareable instead of a personal salad. It is very large and not put together in a way easy to eat. My spinach salad tasted good but was drowning in the dressing. We ordered the trout (which was really good) and the duck. The duck and Brussel sprouts were very tatsy. Unfortunately the grits they were on were cold and clumpy which took something away from the rest of the meal. Overall a place to visit and eat at.
  7. M

    Martin

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Filet was very tender and tasty. Elk was roasted and very flavorful.
  8. S

    Sara

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and ambience was awesome. Definitely worth the money! The service was good, but very disorganized. They had 3 people taking care of every table, so there seemed to be a lot of miscommunication. I also disagree with the tip pooling, but that's more a criticism of the management.
  9. BO

    BONITAL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful environment, great for a special occasion like a birthday, quiet , recommend for adult dining. Variety of food was very good.
  10. JB

    JaniceB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was not worth the money we paid — overdone Chicken Tender, overdone Turkey Dinner, Overdone Prime Rib.. we had our Chicken Tenders remade & they did bring us another Prime Rib, but still— it was underwhelming overall Food Quality wise..Also the staff seamed stressed, overwhelmed…it made for a stressful experience
  11. P

    Porgie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very glad Cliff House was open on Christmas day. The staff was friendly and welcoming and did not seem upset about working on Christmas day.
  12. DS

    DonnaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What another wonderful dining experience we had on Christmas Eve at the Cliff House at Pikes Peak! The food was excellent; great ambience and service. This has become a tradition for my son and I to dine there during the holidays. It was an amazing experience and we will certainly return!
  13. b

    buff4locj7colorad1234567

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner with live classical guitar and great wait staff.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Slow service. Food was okay, but it took forever.
  15. H

    History4food

    Denver

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The hype was better than the experience. There was nothing bad per say, other than the long time between meals which is more on the kitchen staff than the service as we saw other tables running into long wait times too. Our server was nice and made a good recommendation on wine which was appreciated, but the time between meals and seeing him were slow turning the dining experience into a 2+ hour night out. The atmosphere was nice and we appreciated the Victorian style Christmas decor, but there was nothing that stuck out to us as being a place I would return. We spent about $200+ including tip, but frankly idk if the overall value was worth it. I ordered the elk which was recommended medium to medium rare, but came out rare. I never got a steak knife which is sorely needed to cut through the thick cut of meat and didn’t see my waiter at a point I could ask. Overall it wasn’t bad, just nothing special that I would come back too. Maybe an off night, idk but with the kind of bill that rivals steak houses, you’d expect more umph! Honestly, if things moved quicker and small things improved like making sure I get a steak knife I think this would be a great place for a nice intimate meal.
  16. s

    susanr

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter for her 18th birthday. Magical experience
  17. JM

    JohnM

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    All 4 of our dinners were too salty. Even the elk steak, tho it was mostly the sauce.
  18. RH

    RandyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I almost never write reviews, but my wife and I had an absolutely fantastic experience at the Cliff House. The food was outstanding and world class. We had scallops and roast duck .. and we finished every morsel.
  19. SF

    SantaFeTim

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner; lovely space, excellent staff and service. Everything was perfect.
  20. DH

    DonnaH

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as were the cocktails. The extensive wine list had something for everyone. Big shout out to Adam and George for their great service!
  21. D

    Delicio

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect! The staff was exceptional, the food was phenomenal, and the gentleman playing guitar was the icing on the cake.
  22. M

    Molly

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best scallops I’ve ever had!
  23. DG

    DGStoney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This was a celebration dinner, we were never asked about occasion. I had the duck two ways and it was great, sauce a little sweet but meat was tender and delicious. Two of our party had elk ribeye and joked there was no game taste and the elk must have been pen raised, the meat wasn’t very tender. Both said potatoes were best thing on plate. My wife had the filet and it tasted pretty good and was decent size but was tough on the exterior while tender on the inside. One person had the salmon and said it was ok but nothing to write home about. The last person ordered the pasta and didn’t eat but half of it. Rather disappointed because my wife and I had eaten there before and were very impressed. The waiter had described in detail every menu question and the chef actually came out to our table and chatted us up. Our latest waiter just answered every question with it’s good. For the money the experience wasn’t worth it. Plenty of other fine dining establishments in the Springs and Denver. The food was good but it didn’t wow. The place and atmosphere was very cool.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Anniversary. George our server was wonderful. Thank you Cliff House.
  25. JK

    JimK

    Denver

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Salads were excellent (Caprese). The duck and trout entrees were perfectly presented and very tasty. Souffles for dessert -perfectly done.
  26. GA

    GeraldA

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our food was delicious. However the service from our arrival throughout dinner was subpar.
  27. NC

    NanaCO

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, but it was a little overpriced.
  28. SH

    SkipH

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice off the beaten path. Combination of history, good food, good service, and a restaurant you can have a conversation without yelling.
  29. JR

    JamesR

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good. Elk steak was tender, but over-salted. Scallops were very good. Service was strong and, until the guitar player showed up next to our table, the room was relatively quiet.
  30. MG

    MollyGirl

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came to the Cliff House for my husband’s birthday. It was a perfect meal, food wise. The elk was perfectly cooked, and our friends enjoyed their mains and desserts. My only negative is the lack of background music for the first hour plus meant that all guests felt obligated to whisper. Live music began later in the evening and then it felt more comfortable. I would recommend having music the whole time, live or otherwise. We had stellar service. Our waiter George was thoughtful, attentive, and gave excellent advice. Five stars for him, for sure.
  31. C

    Carol

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant inside a beautiful hotel. Dinning room quiet and inviting. Quality service. Received a complimentary appetizer. All of our dishes were excellently prepared
  32. RS

    RichardS

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy visiting the Cliff House The meals are excellent and the staffare very friendly and attentive. We enjoy the history associated with Manitou Springs and the Cliff House.
  33. d

    debbieh

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful diner with my son. Food was exceptional. Had the Rainbow Trout and it was prepared so delish, best fish I’ve had. Put my son’s steak to shame. So much flavor. Extensive wine menu from all over the world! Chose a wine from Tuscany and it was delish! I’d recommend going and experience one nice dinner out! They had a beautiful guitarist playing background music, just perfect!
  34. TB

    TimothyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and delicious food. Best salmon we have ever had. Dining room was a bit dated and furniture a bit worn. Background soft music would have been nice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Victorian era Inn with elegance and ambiance & excellent food. I highly recommend it.
  36. J

    Judge

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved both the Elk steak and the Filet. And enjoyed the background guitar player.
  37. SG

    SusanG

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant. Great food and ambiance. And outstanding service.
  38. NR

    NateReggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A historic dining room. Dine where America illuminaries once dined! The breakfast buffet meets average expectations for hotel buffet fare. It is filling, but not outstanding; serves its purpose well! Supper is marvelous!! The menu is compelling, and our selections were delectable. Don’t miss the wine selection. Vegan accommodations are not ready here. Be prepared to ask for accommodation if you are vegetarian/vegan.
  39. F

    Fran

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vintage dining room. Service was superb. Both of our meals were served impeccably. Great presentation and flavor. Would definitely recommend.
  40. LD

    LouanneD

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had the brisket sandwich and salmon. The food was well-prepared and delicious!

FAQs

Cliff House at Pikes Peak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 785-2415.

Cliff House at Pikes Peak is rated 4.6 stars by 1080 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Cliff House at Pikes Peak

306 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Manitou Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30pm Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Continental

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Lynch

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (719) 785-2415

  • Private party facilities

    Banquet facilties available for Weddings, Business etc.

  • Private party contact

    Kristen Eurich: (719) 785-2422

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