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Cliff House at Pikes Peak

4.6
658 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(719) 785-2415
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Lynch
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Ave
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Parking details
Free valet parking available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 658 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, best duck I have had in awhile!! Lorenzo was very knowledgeable & nice! Will be back again!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Beautiful dining too, excellent food and service. Can’t wait to go back. The dining room is lovely and the front porch is too fun for drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Outstanding food and service. It was still the off season so the dining room was quiet.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wow! Bar none one of the best dining rooms on the Front Range.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went for our wedding anniversary. We love coming here as it is always amazing. Tanner and Jonathan we very attentive. Love this place and the outstanding food.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This restaurant is worth a try. It is a lovely dining room area with very attentive servers. They have an eclectic menu that offers up any choices . We had the scallops and the elk chops. The quality was excellent, portions were generous and presentation was appealing. Small glitch was handled graciously, and their brewed coffee is actually good.

A side note...arrived late and had room service prepare a burger for me. I'm still drooling! Best I've had in a long time.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We have had good experiences here, but this was not one of them. Celebrating a birthday on a Tuesday night, service was slow and dining room was not busy- maybe 4 other tables. Elk entree was tough and inedible, salmon and shrimp entrees were fine. Disappointed and will certainly not be returning any time soon.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Went to the Cliff House March 20th for our 48th wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday . We ordered the filets and 2 dessert souffles. The manager came and asked how we were doing. My husband then asked for a wine list. He said "I was told you didn't want any alcohol" - we hadn't ever said that. Wine and bread & salads arrived. At this point, a 2nd waiter took over serving us. As we finished our wine and waited for dinner, we expected the waiter to return to see if we needed anything, yet he passed our table numerous times and seemed to fuss over the people at a table directly behind us. Finally my husband flagged him down asked for more bread, he made a flippant unintelligible comment and brought bread to us rather begrudingly. Still no offer of another drink. As he was leaving the table, my husband asked if he could get another glass of wine so he could enjoy it with his dinner. After a long wait, entres arrived. Filets were rather cold, and tasteless, potato was not good, seemed like a leftover scalloped potato to me. Still no wine, finally waiter stopped and remembered he'd forgotten the wine. When my husband said he'd already finished his meal, the waiter said he'd bring it to him right away. He brought it back with more attitude. He returned and asked if there was anything else( never mentioning the souffles). We asked what about the souffles? After at least 15 minutes our first waiter returned to the table and apologized saying only 1 of the souffles had been cooked, but now the other was on its way. We did not want to wait another 20 minutes, but he assured us it was coming soon. We ended up waiting at least another 30 minutes. In the end, 2 souffles came out, 1 flat, the other fresh. From start to finish we had been there 2.5 hours. Food at best was mediocre, service not good. Management did comp the souffles, but by then our romantic evening was ruined, our anniversary was never even mentioned.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had a very nice dinner here. The food was delicious but the service was slow as it looked like they were understaffed. Thanks

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was phenomenal !

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The meal was never rushed, a very relaxing dining experience with superb flavors.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Absolutely phenomenal. My girlfriend and I got the goat cheese tart, the duck and rocky mountain trout, and a bottle of wine. Food was outstanding and the sommelier was very knowledgeable. Easily one of the best meals I've ever had. Hotel is gorgeous and the rooms are incredible as well. Would reccomend for dinner or as a hotel.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great meal in a lovely setting! Chef’s gift appetizer was delicious! Elk steak and the Shrimp and Scallops was also delicious....
Wait staff was very attentive and friendly! Bread pudding dessert was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was good as usual. Have been there before. REALLY enjoy the live guitarist and overall noise level that allows for conversation without yelling at one another.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We have been looking for quality romantic restaurant for quite a while and have now found the perfect spot. The level of service and quality of food can NOT be beat dining here. You are treated like royalty from the minute you arrive to when you leave. Every employee obviously enjoys their jobs and go out of the way to make sure you are happy. This was the best French Onion soup I have ever tasted and the sauces served with your entrees is incredible. I cant say enough about the great experience we had and will definitely will be returning as much as possible.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Absolutely wonderful food, with excellent service and great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Everything was amazing until the server got distracted talking to the one other party in the restaurant and took 20 minutes to bring us our check, but this is still a special place and I'm sure that was a one time event.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The Cliff House never fails to deliver the best food!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The Cliff House is our go to special occasion restaurant. The service is impeccable and the food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful place to have a great quiet diner

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We liked everything about our dining experience. The staff was very nice, the food was excellent! Very fun evening.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Being a local, we dine here fairly often. The food was excellent - French Onion soup was perfect, Duck Duet and Salmon Oscar, finished off by a Grand Marnier souffle.

Although the restaurant was not very crowded, the service was off - waiter (Lorenzo) was not attentive and disappeared for 20 - 30 minutes at a time.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We eat here fairly often and the food is usually amazing but was just okay this particular evening. We had a very good time and the service and friendly staff was great as has always been our experience. I recommend this restraunt to you for a great evening.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice historic building. Close to shops. Attentive staff.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent lunch, service,ambiance. My second time in, will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Anniversary dinner. We love the Cliff House, and made reservations at their restaurant. Unpretentious, and great quality and ambiance. Presentation and food are excellent

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Delicious food with excellent service. The restaurant complements the whole Cliff House hotel experience.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Oh my gosh! The hotel and the restaurant both were wonderful! Will definitely be back next time we're in the Manitou Springs area!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, great service and excellent atmosphere

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The diningroom at CliffHouse is elegant, the food very good and the service outstanding.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a fantastic experience at the Cliff House! The food was fantastic, the service was attentive and considerate and the atmosphere was perfect for a quiet, romantic dinner. We will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We dine at Cliff House on numeros occasions. Love the atmosphere, ambiance, food and service. You make us feel special

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

This was not our first visit to the Cliff House, and will not be our last. They are a class act, and pull it off in a comfortable friendly manner. We had a variety of special requirements amongst our party, and they graciously accommodated all of them. We went to cap off Christmas Day with a relaxed quality experience and were not disappointed in any way!

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Finally we were asked our name which the hostess told three host’s about but no one bothered to address me by name as we were lead to our table. The waiter and his team quickly appeared to tell us about their wine list – my wife ordered a glass. The waiter started to leave and I had to stop him and ask about cocktails. I ordered a gin martini. The drinks and breads arrived promptly as did the waiter to take our orders. I ordered the French Onion soup as an appetizer which we all shared – it was delicious. Thank the Lord we did.

Our entrée’s arrived 1 hour and 20 minutes after being ordered. My daughter’s Shrimp Scampi topped with Risotto arrived only partially warm and the Risotto had already started to coagulate. My wife’s Salmon Oscar arrived in tact but with the slightest amount of Crab and Hollandaise Sauce as possible. I had ordered the Elk Chop it arrived almost cold, so I asked the waiter to have it heated up. Our meals had obviously sat for a period of time before serving. I got my meal back just as my family was about to finish their meals and it was tasteless and dry as could be. Even the demi glaze had no flavor.

I told the assistant waiter that I was disappointed about my meal. In fairness they immediately took my plate and removed the Elk from my bill with apologizes. We asked the assistant for the bill. He quickly returned and took my credit card – moments later the waiter appeared with another bill which he took back when I updated him on what his assistant had already done.

Upon returning to the vestibule to regain my automobile there is no valet or valet station to be seen. Once again I had to ask the hotel clerk about my car. The car quickly appeared, my wife and adult daughter were left to go down the outdoor stairs without assistance while I dealt with the valet who by then was at the top of the stairs. The end to a less than successful Christmas dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Staff is very knowledgeable. The chef is a perfectionist. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

6th time to dine here, the Duck is always amazing!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

My friends had not been to the Cliff House and plan to return.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

This is a great restaurant in a grand old hotel. We had our company Christmas party there and stayed there as well. Very pricey but very good. The elk chops were fantastic. The only negative was that the service was perhaps a little slow.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

It was fabulous experience all around with great food & wonderful service.

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3.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Totally disappointing dinner experience- food was nothing special, wine choices by the glass were very limited with nothing that good, only a few tables and service was slow and frequently unresponsive. I posted dissatisfaction in response to their own survey email and got absolutely no response.

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