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About Cliff House at Pikes Peak

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.

306 Canon Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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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

Cross Street:
Park Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 785-2415

Website:
http://www.thecliffhouse.com/dining

Parking Details:
Free valet parking available.

Executive Chef:
Scott Savage

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cliff House at Pikes Peak Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Scenic View (10)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food and service has always been superb. It is worth the drive from out of town.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was wonderful. We selected the lamb and elk meals, and both were nicely prepared and delicious. Service was very good. I had the house white wine which I really liked. I like the atmosphere of this restaurant. It is pricey, but a good choice for a special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I went here for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious. We both had the filet, which was cooked perfectly. The creme brulee was also delicious. We also loved how quiet and initimate the place is.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food! The Cliff House is a family favorite. Always up to snuff. Not to be missed in Manitou!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had a wonderful formal dinner. Well worth the cost!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was slow even though restaurant wasn’t very busy. Seemed like chef was experimenting with recipes. Blackened halibut with maple pecan sauce was a bit too much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

1. First rate service
2. Fresh vegetables and wonderful salads.
3. The duck and lamb were wonderful.
4. Relaxed/no pressure dining room with classical guitar entertainer.

The meal was as good as it gets and the price was very reasonable. I’m looking forward to going back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of our favoriteswhen we come to Colorado Springs area. Delvicious with great atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious brunch at the Cliff House. The hotel was intriguing also.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Well, the restaurant was not crowded, but the entree salad was tiny and we received shrimp instead of salmon - waited for the salmon to come. Quiche was cold but by this time we did not feel we wanted to complain and just ate it. Disappointing food for the cost. Service was good and fault was I believe with the kitchen. Long drive from Denver for mediocre dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Incredible food! Wonderful flavors and textures and presented very well.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very old world ambiance. Too quiet. No music. Service was below standard for price point of fine dining. Food was fabulous! Nice presentation on plates. Waiter may have been having an off night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Was our 21st Anniversary - it was romantic, intimate, great service!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We're from the east coast. This was our second time here, the last time was 7 years ago for dinner. This time for lunch for our anniversary while also visiting the Air Force Academy.
A lovely place with tablecloths and an opportunity to quietly enjoy a wry good meal.

I would have given it 5 stars but although we highlighted it was our anniversary on our Open Table reservation, it wasn't acknowledged.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

On a recent stay at the accompanying hotel, we had dinner at this establishment. The food was good, not great, but good- certainly at the price point. The chef was very creative with the dishes and ingredients and the meal service itself, as a whole, was very cozy and pleasant. The only issue that we had was an oversight by one of the servers, who forgot a refill on my date's iced tea. On the whole, the restaurant and experience was memorable, and truly a must if you're staying at the hotel, in particular.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We visit Manitou several times a year. We always dine at the Cliff House. We've never been disappointed. The wait staff is great and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Consistently Wonderful.
Service was perfect as were the French onion soup, salads, halibut, salmon and elk chop. We ordered Grand Marnier souffles (you have to order ahead of time) which were done to perfection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was amazing, cooked perfectly! Staff was awful! Was put in a corner where the only thing to see was the wait staff exiting the kitchen door! Staffed seemed more worried about the image of the place instead of helping the customers that were there. Left to use the restroom and put my napkin on the table, apparently I didn't fold it correctly, because the waitier came and folded it while my wife sat there watching. Meal took too long and was too expensive to deal with a staff like that!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent, creative food in a quiet and elegant setting.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Best food I've had since moving to the area a few months ago!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was great. Food was extremely delicious and the ambience was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Anniversary trip away from home. Special meal - it wasn't a busy night in the restaurant and we were seated in an area off the main dining room - and it was almost like we had our own private dining room to ourselves. Herb our waiter and Justin his assistant made sure we were well taken care of. The meal presentation was perfect and the filet was beyond melt in your mouth. Topped it off with the chocolate mousse - wow! It was a special meal I will remember well in our archive of anniversary dates! I highly recommend dining at The Cliff House!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Overall decent experience as our second time visit. Service was a little choppy this time...less smooth then prior but that may be due to a different server. Maybe we came on an evening that is usually slow and they have people in training??
It's still a great place and they did remember what we liked from our last dinner, so that was nice. It's classic and romantic feeling. The host was fantastic! We'll be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We came with our granddaughter to celebrate her 11th birthday. As always, the food and service were top notch. Our granddaughter had a very special evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food average but overpriced. Excellent service and friendly staff. Wine options by the glass limited to cheaper quality wines. Not on par with other fine dining restaurants.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 24, 2017

To me a great restaurant makes the guest feel at ease and welcome. I didn't feel that way at Cliff House. The food was excellent if pricey.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We decided to eat lunch there during the solar eclipse while spending a couple of days in Manitou Springs. The patio dining was perfect for the occasion. The service was good and although we only shared a salad and crab cakes (along with some Prosecco) both were deliciously prepared and seasoned well. The crab cakes had an abundance of fresh crab in them which, too often, is not the case at many other restaurants.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The dinner was wonderful! The live guitarist was amazing and our server Ron was awesome! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The best restaurant I've been to in Colorado springs for great views combined with great food. They seated us, as requested, on the outside covered porch. Great food choices and very good preparation. Will go back many times.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The Cliff House Dining Room fell off the cliff. We arrived at 5:24 for a 5:30 reservation and were told literally to "go away and come back at 5:30 because we are prompt." Stunned, we walked out and returned at 5:32 only to be told they still were not ready to open. The maître d' then complained to us that he was supposed to have left an hour earlier! Oh, my, we felt so sorry for the poor man. Earlier I had passed the door on my way back to the lounge and had seen the staff in a tense meeting. That mood persisted throughout the evening. Our waiter treated us as though we were annoying him. He made no attempt to be gracious or to create the feel of a high-end dining experience. The food was average.

The Cliff House hotel is a fabulous historic building, and there is a cocktail lounge/casual dining bar on the huge veranda/porch, which is very good. But it does not take reservations. If I ever go again, it will be to the veranda bar.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We went during a trip to the mid-west of USA, during August 2017, last but one night, for my wife's birthday! Very plush french style decor and extremely attentive, friendly and helpful staff, who made the evening flow beautifully. Great food and an excellent evening throughout!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I had the Reuben sandwich. It had a funny cinnamon taste that I did not like. Usually the food is really good. The Reuben was not that good. But the food on holidays - Thanksgiving, Easter, etc - has always been fabulous.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Return visit. Food and service just excellent. Greg our waiter especially attentive. Seated on patio this time and noise level was still very acceptable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Unorganized...
Disappointing...
Nothing to write home about...
Keep looking, you can do better..

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We celebrated both my husband's birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary in style--dinner on the veranda at the Cliff House, a gentle rain, excellent service and a delicious meal (topped off with sharing the purely decadent and fantastic Turtle Cheesecake). We were most pleased with our dining experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We wanted a nice restaurant to celebrate a special day a decided to go to the Cliff House in Manitou Springs. Just pull up to an old stately Hotel with free valet parking. We were escorted to the quiet dining room next to a window with a street view. The special of the day was $50 per couple. It included a soup or salad, a perfectly cooked tenderloin with grilled baby carrots and petite asparagus. We did not want the dessert on the list and they allowed us to substitute whatever we would like. Service was good and we had an enjoyable meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Outstanding! The service was superb! Anthony and Mark were top shelf staff. The food was magnificent, I must go place if you're in the area

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time here for my daughters 31st birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was divine. My daughter and I had the duck and my husband had the pasta with scallops and shrimp. All were excellent. Our waiter had a sense of humor which added the enjoyment of our event. Thank you so much.

Debbie

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Every aspect was excellent. The room was elegant and the bathroom extra large with a heated toilet seat. Employees went out of their way to welcome us and make us comfortable. The food was excellent. We ate their two nights instead of keeping a reservation elsewhere the second night. My husband had halibut the 1st night which was "to die for" in his words. I did t even get a taste. He had filet the second night which was really good. I had lamb the first nigh and duck the second. Both were fabulous. Can't say enough good things about Cliff House. We hope to return someday.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Was beyond disappointed. It's supposed to be fine dining, meanwhile we never saw our assigned waiter and the place was empty. The food was not to par. The Cesar salad had a twangy taste, we sent it back. We ordered the lamp chops which were gamey. The best part was the wine. Many other choices, don't waste your time. I don't know about staying in the rooms, I do love the decor.

Tags: Cozy
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