Carlos' Bistro

4.9
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$50 and over
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Continental
In the beginning there has been one word in Carlos’ Bistro, Beautiful. The excellence and the experience of the best in Colorado Springs. Carlos (Owner, Executive Chef, and Matradee) provides a warm and welcoming experience to all of our customers, making everyone feel special at home and relaxed.

We are proud to now offer Japanese kobe and wagyu steaks plus burgers and kobe sausages made with kobe, wagyu, and prime meats at Carlos' Bistro as the state of Colorado is now a member of the Japanese Kobe Club.

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PaulS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the wait staff are awesome, Stefanie, Brian and Molly were working that night. And of course Carlos is the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I’ve ever ate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put....Amazing!!!! From the food to the service nothing was sacrificed. We both ordered steaks and they were cooked to perfection. Saved room for the dessert this time and so happy we did:)

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vipPecosBill
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word, exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply remarkable...each time we go we have such an amazing experience. Carlos and his team are genuinely friendly and provide an intimate meal that will never disappoint. From fresh ingredients to unique dishes, every visit is just as remarkable. Carlo's Bistro is a gem within Colorado Springs and little, if anything, compares.

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vipKellyT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My local favorite for a special dinner. It's always a 1st class experience.

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Dodi
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Carlos and his team are fabulous. The food is perfect. The setting and ambiance are wonderful as always.

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vipBillR
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was exceptional. Early bird menu was reasonable. Careful with drinks, ask for prices. (One drink will cost more than a main)

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MWCKC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Very welcoming, original cuisine, attentive service.

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vipBillybob
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm at the Bistro a least 1 time a month.

The service is outstanding. I love the escargot.

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DannyBoy
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for my fiancé’s birthday through Open Table on a week night. From the moment we arrived, Carlos and Jennifer welcomed us and remembered our names throughout the evening even remembering us last time we were there in our engagement dinner. This is why Carlos Bistro is the one of the top restaurants in the country. The food: amazing as usual, the ambiance of the evening and the attention they give every one of their customers. Highly recommend.

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LoisM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food, food, service , everything. The best restaurant ever!!!!!

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vipBRADYS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We drive down from Denver. It absolutely worth the drive! The food is fantastic and the staff are top notch! Carlos had rose petals on the walkway into the restaurant for Valentine's Day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I wish I could afford to eat here more often. Everything is well worth the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! The service really steals the show and makes it worth every penny! A great touch that the owner is roaming the floor talking to everyone and helping out! Every time they came to the table they used our names! Also no pressure to for appetizers or dessert! Loved Carlos

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RobertA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos' Bistro is, in my opinion, the best place to go for that special dinner with your wife or girl friend when you want great food , ambiance, and romance. It is also the place to go if all you want is appetizers and desert with friends. Whatever the occasion this is THE place to go.

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HappyinColorado
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not just how fabulous the food is or how romantic the environment, or the meticulous attention to details and special touches you experience but the personal attention being treated like family that keeps us coming back. Outstanding as always.

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BrianF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Went at the 4:30 time for great discount. We were welcomed by Carlos. Very hospitable. Waitress took great care of us. Plan to go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Carlos is absolutely wonderful. Service & food is exceptional!

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Justin
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. It is expensive, but the quality of food is unmatched and absolutely worth it. Carlos personally goes around to each table to take orders or just check in and make sure that your experience was enjoyable.

I can’t speak highly enough on how good this place is.

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NOLAdining
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service

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BrienW
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal. Greeted by Carlos as usual, in his friendly way. Food was wonderful. No wonder it is a national destination for food lovers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos met us at our car, open our doors, and knew us by name. To say we had good customer service doesn’t even come close. We had amazing service and I’m not sure anyone can top Carlos’ friendly demeanor! The food was impeccable. I cannot speak highly enough of the lobster salad (it packed the perfect pop of citrus) and the bone-in pork chop. We were blown away by the food, service and atmosphere.

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vipLuigi
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive? Yes, but the best food in Colorado Springs - or anywhere else for that matter. Carlos is a true gentleman and a genius when it comes to the kitchen. Poblano bisque? Unbelievable, or as Carlos would say, “Beautiful!” See you soon Carlos.

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ToddS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos does not disappoint. His staff was attentive and engaging and each course was prepared perfectly. From appetizer to dessert, everything was absolutely delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good not great!

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MelissaH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Carlo’s Bistro. Our favorite restaurant. Eating there is an experience. The food is incredible, the service is wonderful and we can see Carlos really cares about his dinners. My 12 year old son loves going there to eat.

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TinaW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason the food is described as 'beautiful', 'lovely', 'heavenly'. It is! Everything about Carlos' Bistro radiates excellence. I have not had this pleasurable of a dining experience in years. I wanted the food to keep coming. I savored every bite.

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great service and awesome food. It can be pricey, but there are many items which would allow for a reasonably priced meal. Really enjoyed it and we will return

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TOMK
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal we had was extremely tasty and well presented. The service is excellent from the moment you find Carlos greeting you in the parking lot to him walking you out the door. Fully and completely personalized service for every aspect of the evening. We were completely pampered.

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HOWARDD
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Another outstanding job!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service is ALWAYS on point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was greeted by name and treated like one of the family. The staff were all very attentive.
I was impressed with my main course, the steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. My $10 salad was a disappointment for the price and I asked for the dressing on the side which was only oil. The biggest disappointment was the bread. It tasted like it had been sitting on the table waiting for several days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Best of the Springs!

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NealE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food. Carlos greeted us at the door and wished my wife a happy birthday! Very pricey, but a great place for special occasions.

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JaneR
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is pricey, but the service and ambience are worth it. When requested, our server took extra time to go through the menu, adding extra description and recommendations; this was extremely helpful. The pork chop with apple reduction was one of the best entrees I have ever tasted. The only reason for four stars on the food was that the calamari steak, ordered as part of a calamari, scallop and pork belly trio appetizer, was too heavily salted. Overall a delightful experience, and we will definitely return for special occasions.

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EricW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos runs an exceptional restaurant with fantastic staff and incredible food. The menu accommodates many price points, but it is definitely on the higher side. Great choice for special meals.

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GregoryS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos Bistro is an amazing restaurant. The ambiance was wonderful for a night celebrating on anniversary. The service was kind, professional and attentive. The food was truly delicious. We had the king crab legs appetizer, fried scallops and tomahawk pork chops. The wine was on point. The dessert was rich and delightful.

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vipAdrD
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a friend visiting us from Dallas here. It was also our first time. Wow! We were greeted by Carlos and waited on by Stephanie. Super knowledgeable about the menu and wine. We had cocktails including one that was a house unique cocktail made with gin. Dinner was amazing as we had the Elk, a Filet Minon, and the Duck. We order a suggested bottle of Red Zinfandel. Perfect suggestions. Desert was a creme brulle and port. We had a lovey dinner and enjoyed every dish.

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DustyF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, unsurpassed food and service. Carlos is always there with a personal greeting. I can't imagine a better dining experience.

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