Cliff House at Pikes Peak

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$31 to $50
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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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savoryfoodie
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A lovely evening on the veranda

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Wapiti
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was very poor, mixed credit card charges, very, very slow, the wrong drink was served. Said they didn’t do reservations through Open Table anymore and didn’t believe that we had a reservation. Manager was rude upon arrival and when we tried to get her attention to ask about a drink that had not been served, we were told she had to serve food and couldn’t help
us. They weren’t that busy either The food was good and the atmosphere like we remember so we will give them another chance. Call for your reservation, DO NOT USE OPEN TABLE!!!

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RobV
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. 1st dessert souffle we ever had...rare to find a souffle especially at this altitude. The duck was very well done, as was the chicken breast and very, very good trout. Very well chosen wine list as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and wonderful classical guitarist

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bradford is fantastic, great recommendations!

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SteveS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Felt rushed to get in and out. Especially the next morning at breakfast after staying the night at the hotel.

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ChrisB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and will be coming back.

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BernardN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have spent two anniversaries and three birthday celebrations at the Cliff House and once for no occasion at all. Never disappointed.

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MikeB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary with a great meal at the Cliff House in Manitou Springs, CO. The food and device was excellent. Classical guitar artist playing in the dining room made it even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They have taken so many steps to ensure sanitation and social distancing. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We celebrate our anniversary there every year and there was no hesitation to when visiting this year.

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BeverlyW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and food!!!
BW - Fort Collins, CO

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ChrisG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance at a quaint location in beautiful Manitou Springs.

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Chris
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and Cliffhouse saved our anniversary after a terrible experience at a restaurant that we left just minutes before. Thank you :)

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LaurieV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner here. The service was really good, especially with their reduced staffing due to the COVID restrictions currently in place. The food was delicious, we both had the filet. We shared the chocolate mousse cake, which was rich and creamy!

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mick
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The Cliff House has a reputation for fine dining. What happened? I understand that Covid 19 has made an impact, but our experience was far from fine. Weekly my husband and I dine out. There was zero ambiance. A large empty room. Tables and chairs and nothing. The wine was excellent. The food was tasteless . I feel serving the whole trout, minus the head, is unappetizing. The chicken was boring and minimal. The service was excellent. I suggest you enjoy fine dining at Marigold’s Restaurant. An exceptional place, atmosphere, excellent cruise, and desserts to die for, priceless.

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ThomasK
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined on June 12th. Social distancing was still required. We had a delicious meal which was our first time out in 3 months.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much appreciate the consideration by Cliff House staff for the virus situation. All wore masks. Our table satisfied social distancing. As expected the service, food and ambiance were excellent. It may not be the same as before but we felt safer given that this was our first dining out experience since the pandemic restrictions were activated. Thank you!

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AnniversaryDinner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine food prepared and presenred beatifully. Excellent service. Great for that special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent and the service was good. They were operating on a skeleton crew due to Covid guidelines. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for a friend. Could not have been better.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck thigh was superb. Cliff house salad perfectly dressed. Orange souffle melted in your mouth. Everything delicious.

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vipTammyM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Unfortunately because your waiter could not control his emotions and literally yelled at a couple behind us, we will not be eating here anymore. To actually yell ‘you can’t fix stupid’ and ‘tell them they can just get up and leave if they don’t like it’, was completely unacceptable. I was embarrassed for the couple and the poor couple was staying at the Cliff House. It turned a beautiful evening on the patio for dinner into a stressful and chaotic situation. We’ve dined here many times, in fact our first date was here on Dec 25, 2013, so we have wonderful memories, but this sucked any future dinners here away.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice; we were the only ones there

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KimL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing made a great night wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Save your money. Eat in the town.
At 9:00 on Friday night my wife and I came down into the dinning room from our hotel room which was very nice. We came to the Cliff House to celebrate our 39th anniversary. It had been several years since we stayed at the Cliff House and had dinner as well.

We thought it was a little off with the fact that there were only two tables being served in the dinning room at 9:00 but, thought that our meal would come out timely which could be a plus. At 9:20 the other two tables where gone and we didn't see the food until 10:00.

The wine selection was nice. We had a bottle. Our server was "new to helping people with wine" but that was alright because we knew what we wanted.

The food: to be nice I won't go into it but, I would suggest that your save your money. Just drink the wine in the bar. If the owners of the restaurant want to know why at 9:00 pm business is dead, send in a secret dinner and check it out. I/we did get a kick out of the cooks in the back singing a pirate of the Caribbean song while they slowly cooked the food that finally showed up at 10:00. The food that came to our table was a poor example of what use to be great. PS the onion soup was good.

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ClaudeC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Cliff house multiple times over the years and the dining experience is better than ever. The food and beverage prices are a real value compared to other high end restaurants in the region. We were very pleased.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I was disappointed with Cliff House, and I had such high expectations. I am a simple home cook, no food critic here. I ordered sea scallops with risotto. My husband order the lamb. My scallops were cooked well but a little too salty. The risotto was thick like glue and sat in a pool of butter. It was so over the top rich I couldn’t eat it. My husbands roast lamb was mostly fat. He tore it apart and found little meat. The service was good and we had a quiet table near the fireplace. I saw there was an executive chef and was hoping for fresh, flavorful food without the need for excessive additives (butter and salt). We both left very disappointed. For the price I would definitely go elsewhere.

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vipRichardS
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, our server, Morgan, listened very carefully and double checked to make sure she got our order exactly as we wanted it.

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The service was excellent, the food was absolutely perfect. Meeting Chef Chris Lynch was such a huge treat.

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Fitch
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is always a very nice dining experience. The Cliff House is a special place. This time I had the salmon with the Emperor's Forbidden rice. The salmon was delicious, but much of the rice was as hard as popcorn kernels. Ouch.
My wife's meal was terrific.

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ScottW
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved this place and the next time we want a little get away we will be staying at the hotel. This time we just had an amazing dinner there.
Awesome place 100% worth going to.

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ThomasS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Misplaced reservation but even with one, had to wait 15 minutes. Had to ask for a server after sitting for 5 minutes Unacknowledged plus table seated after us received service before us. Host was too busy at his stand scribbling on his pad to say good night

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Jeff
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were very good! The Filet Mingon was delightful!

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TC2019
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of outstanding! The Flagstaff House (Above Boulder) of Southern Colo! We've eaten there now twice, and each time great food, service! Anyone looking for a great meal, outstanding service...go here!

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NHTS
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stay started out “shaky”. We arrived very late and were checked into a Room over entrance. Charlie was not on duty, if he were this problem would not have happened. By 5:30am the noise from guest started. The gentleman checking us in should never be using Room 207.
The next morning upon saying something to the front desk the manager immediately changed our room. We were very appreciative.
Food, service, ambiance are wonderful!

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DannyD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing ! She was always checking on us and was so very polite and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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Happy
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, romantic, quiet, great food and selections!

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Anne
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have gone to the Cliff House for close to 15 years now. We have always enjoyed it, but found the last two times a little disappointing. It was very drafty in the main dining room, as it was a cold night and cold air could be felt through the windows and front door. Our dinners were acceptable, but not outstanding for the price paid. My salmon was dry and whatever it was laid upon was just crunchy and not flavorful. My husband's meat had gristle, which really shouldn't have been allowed to be plated. I'm not sure I'll go back for awhile.

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

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