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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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

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4.1

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (19)
Good for a Date (16)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Scenic View (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, great service and excellent atmosphere

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 26, 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 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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·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I went for a get away weekend. The food was amazing. We had salmon and halibut. well prepared, hot, incredibly flavorful........good service, incredible live classical guitar player that added a lot to the experience. Have no complaints at all.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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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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vip
 (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.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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