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Exterior of The Cliffhouse at Pikes Peak - Cliff House at Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, CO

Cliff House at Pikes Peak

4.5
4.5
1165 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Cliff House Dining Room has gained national recognition 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 Magazine. Our wine list is one of the largest in the region with over 700 offerings.
Led by our visionary Executive Chef Marcelo Baca, 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 utilization of cross-cultural techniques and fresh Colorado ingredients.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Grill, Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • 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

Experiences

  • 150th Anniversary Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Jun 7, 2024 only
    Help us celebrate our 150th Anniversary with dinner and dancing. We will be having a Victorian inspired menu that includes a wine paired with each course. This also includes a ticket to the concert in our ballroom with local jazz band Collective Groove. Let's party like its 1874!

What 1,165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Colorado Springs

    Great for fine wines

  • Colorado Springs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Colorado Springs

    Romantic

  • Colorado Springs

    Great for scenic views

  • Colorado Springs

    Good for special occasions

1,165 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended the Leap Day special wine dinner, and it was FABULOUS! I hope you do more events like this, it was so special. The food and wine pairings were absolutely delicious, even for a non-wine lover like my husband. We had a great time, the music was amazing, and the dinner was an incredible value.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant right across from a arcade. Prefect for dates and special occasions.

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  3. Amber

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful and the dining room was excellent. The filet was cooked to perfection and the ambience created a superb experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. The new chef is incredible and the service was impeccable.

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  5. JustinW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and everything was amazing. The service was very professional, food was amazing. I will be coming back again in the future. Can't recommend this place more, amazing.

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  6. RebeccaL

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to the Cliff House restaurant for a delayed Valentine's Day dinner. The restaurant was not particularly busy, although there was a group in the private dining room. Our server was a little slow in coming to us, but not terrible. She was nice and served us well and we enjoyed our interactions. Dinner took a long time to arrive, probably because there were only two servers. We had to inquire about the progresss of our meal. Just as we were finishing up, she came to our table, coat in hand, and told us she had been sent home. Then the manager showed up and affirmed that she was sent home because of an issue. My partner pressed him and was told that there was a problem between our server and the chef--and he felt disrespected. This is in the middle of the dinner hour on a Saturday night! This situation could have been handled so much better. It was very uncomfortable and unprofessional, and the diners were left with much reduced staff. We likely will not go back--it is too expensive to be exposed to kitchen drama when you are just trying to enjoy a meal. The food, by the way, was just adequate.

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  7. EvaS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although the food was very good, the wine not so much. We had a less expensive choice, but I would have expected that even those wouldn't be that vinegary and flat.

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  8. ChristianB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar service in an intimate setting. Food was excellent. The blackened wahoo and rocky mountain trout were wonderful. I'll definitely return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terribly overpriced for not tasty food.. disappointed & dissatisfied. Limited options were given for Valentines Meal which was NOT shown online. Complete surprise when we arrived for a pre selected course meal👎🏼

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  10. TheCriticGuy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    As long as you get the right server - all is well. The food was outstanding.

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  11. EricP

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We went for Valentines and they set us up in a closed off room with about 10-12 other two person tables. The “piano” player was on an electric keyboard and when we arrived was playing “fiddler on the roof.” Not exactly the slow jazzy vibe you want on Valentines. Also was this nod to the value of the experience? If so, very funny. The food you ate was about a $90 value but you end up paying $175 before tip. Yes I know it’s Valentines, piano player, special room, red lights shinning on the walls, special menu, etc. but the food should match. Excellent service and care put into the special event. I just expect better quality food than getting served a Rold Gold pretzel stick with a course and Hershey’s chocolate syrup in the desert.

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  12. MarianB

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from the wait staff. Excellent food, well prepared!

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  13. KennethV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Offer was cold after the dinner. I told the server this, but she didn’t seem to care. Everything else was excellent 🤨

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  14. pbcarroll

    Hawaii

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fantastic. Great service and a wonderful location.

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  15. VanceP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, five star, food, service, setting. Incredible place for special occasions.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bone in pork chop cooked to perfection. Everything was great!

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  17. DavidL

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I booked the Cliff House for our anniversary celegration. It was great, food was excellent, service excellent, nice quiet place. We will book again next year.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was excellent. Staff was knowledgeable about the meal and wine parings. Staff were very attentive and plesant.

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  19. JulieS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cliff House staff was welcoming and did everything possible to make our experience enjoyable, relaxed, and memorable. We are looking forward to going back!

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  20. PhilipC

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience, food and service was flawless. Gourmet selections with the utmost professional service.

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  21. DonnaS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm from out of state and whenever I come to visit my son in Colorado Springs, we make it a point to eat at The Cliff House. Always excellent food, atmosphere and service; plus it's quiet!

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  22. JamesW

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I wasn't going to say anything at first, but since you asked, here goes. The day was supposed to be a happy day. It was our anniversary. Earlier that morning , we paid off our house - no more mortgage left and debt free. We planned to celebrate our anniversary at the Cliff House. I had seen may ads on TV and thought it would be a nice place. We looked forward to eating in such a famous establishment. Then the food came. The "Petit Salmon" my wife ordered was raw inside. I mean, cold, bright read and raw. We told the lady and she said they would fix it. Another 10 minutes later, the 2nd salmon came, but it too was raw to rare in the middle. I'm sorry to not have told the chef this, but we older people like to have our food COOKED throughout. We can't stomach potential bacteria which might lurk inside animal flesh. Perhaps if the fish had been sliced in two, then microwaved for less than 1 minute, it might be okay. But I'm not a chef. I decided to pay for the meals which were no good. Like I told others: "If I order food, then reject it, I still must pay." As we left, my wife told me she would never eat there again. Four days later, she's still upset and crying. I take full responsibility for what happened for it's things I didn't do. I didn't choose a day when a different chef was there. I didn't notify the chef on duty that we wanted our food cooked. I didn't suggest an alternative method at the time. I didn't cause a scene that would have been terrible. It was our anniversary. It was supposed to be a joyous time.
    Cliff House at Pikes PeakResponded on January 22, 2024
    We apologize you had this experience with us as it is not up to our standards or expectations. Please give us a call at 719-685-3000 and ask for Bradford so we can remedy this situation and provide the excellent experience you deserve on such a special day.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for our wedding anniversary. Everything was excellent, from the food to the service to the atmosphere. Best meal my wife and I have enjoyed all year!

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  24. DeniseL

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and they did an excellent job of taking care of GF needs at our table.

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  25. JanetF

    Denver

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst “food” ever. Over cooked, under Cooked, flavorless, horrible presentation! Five meals. Not one of the edible. Plates went back untouched. Not one staff member asked how our meal was. They already knew I’ve had better food at a gas station. Time to close your doors.

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  26. FernandoE

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fair price (not cheap but fair), good options for wine by the glass. Service was really good. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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  27. Goose

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Daniel was fantastic. Food was good, only issue was my lamb was overcooked for what I asked for. Blackberry cheesecake was absolutely amazing!

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  28. AmyW

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at the Cliff House restaurant was one we won’t soon forget. From the rosemary house baked bread and softened butter that appeared as we were seated, to the acoustic guitar quietly playing in the background and exquisite service, this was a memorable dining experience! Amy W.

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  29. JosephP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cliff House dining room is a cozy retreat nestled into the face of the Front Range of The Colorado Rocky Mountains. The food and service are outstanding. The free 3-hour valet parking is an added bonus that allows visitors to not have to worry about finding a place to park their cars while enjoying their meals.

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  30. PatrickE

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! I've never had such a good lobster bisque.

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  31. HeidiB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of four with adult children enjoyed a quiet leisurely dinner w excellent service and great selection on apps, salads, and entrees. It was a cold night (15 degrees F) and we had a cozy table by the fire place.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good and the server was right on time with everything. I had the filet migon and to be honest with the first bite I thought I was eating pot roast! The meat cut and sheared like pot roast! I asked my wife to taste and without saying a word she said the same thing “tastes like pot roast”. The potato’s were burned on the bottom but ok as long as you scraped it away. My wife had the grill led chicken and cuscus which were good. Very disappointed

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  33. abigailfries

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was great. Food could have been better. Anniversary dinner

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  34. KathyP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with lunch at the Cliff House Restaurant. Everything was wonderful and made even more special by our server, Tobey.

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  35. Laura

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner with impeccable service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the historic district and the food was delicious. Our server was really nice and made sure our visit was perfect. The French onion soup is amazing!

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  37. LinzR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed a very relaxing dinner that was unhurried without being slow. The food was quite good, and service was excellent. We enjoyed the musician playing classical guitar.

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  38. busyguyinGreensboro

    Greensboro

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was fantastic, and atmosphere was elegant classic. In a beautiful classic hotel. Service was great. Free valet parking.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not good. I had the elk, crab cake, and soup. Wife had the pasta, soup, and the veg starter. I paid more here than I did at an excellent restaurant downtown and the food was awful here. Big disappointment. The service was good but didn’t make up for the awful food.

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  40. StevenM

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We visit the Cliff house every year on our anniversary. This year the service was wonderful as always. The food likewise. The prices have gone up tremendously though. The desert souffle this year left a lot to be desired. Used to be a delight but wasn't as good this year. I think e may find a different establishment next year. Too bad.

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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 4.5 stars by 1165 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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 6:30 am–10:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Grill, 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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