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Cliff House at Pikes Peak

4.6
4.6
1063 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (719) 785-2415

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Lynch

  • Private party facilities

    Banquet facilties available for Weddings, Business etc.

  • Private party contact

    Kristen Eurich: (719) 785-2422

  • Neighborhood

    Manitou Springs

  • Cross street

    Park Ave

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,063 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Colorado Springs

    Great for fine wines

  • Colorado Springs

    Romantic

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  1. RH

    RandyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I almost never write reviews, but my wife and I had an absolutely fantastic experience at the Cliff House. The food was outstanding and world class. We had scallops and roast duck .. and we finished every morsel.
  2. SF

    SantaFeTim

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner; lovely space, excellent staff and service. Everything was perfect.
  3. DH

    DonnaH

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as were the cocktails. The extensive wine list had something for everyone. Big shout out to Adam and George for their great service!
  4. D

    Delicio

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect! The staff was exceptional, the food was phenomenal, and the gentleman playing guitar was the icing on the cake.
  5. M

    Molly

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best scallops I’ve ever had!
  6. DG

    DGStoney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This was a celebration dinner, we were never asked about occasion. I had the duck two ways and it was great, sauce a little sweet but meat was tender and delicious. Two of our party had elk ribeye and joked there was no game taste and the elk must have been pen raised, the meat wasn’t very tender. Both said potatoes were best thing on plate. My wife had the filet and it tasted pretty good and was decent size but was tough on the exterior while tender on the inside. One person had the salmon and said it was ok but nothing to write home about. The last person ordered the pasta and didn’t eat but half of it. Rather disappointed because my wife and I had eaten there before and were very impressed. The waiter had described in detail every menu question and the chef actually came out to our table and chatted us up. Our latest waiter just answered every question with it’s good. For the money the experience wasn’t worth it. Plenty of other fine dining establishments in the Springs and Denver. The food was good but it didn’t wow. The place and atmosphere was very cool.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Anniversary. George our server was wonderful. Thank you Cliff House.
  8. JK

    JimK

    Denver

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Salads were excellent (Caprese). The duck and trout entrees were perfectly presented and very tasty. Souffles for dessert -perfectly done.
  9. GA

    GeraldA

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our food was delicious. However the service from our arrival throughout dinner was subpar.
  10. NC

    NanaCO

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, but it was a little overpriced.
  11. SH

    SkipH

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice off the beaten path. Combination of history, good food, good service, and a restaurant you can have a conversation without yelling.
  12. JR

    JamesR

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good. Elk steak was tender, but over-salted. Scallops were very good. Service was strong and, until the guitar player showed up next to our table, the room was relatively quiet.
  13. MG

    MollyGirl

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came to the Cliff House for my husband’s birthday. It was a perfect meal, food wise. The elk was perfectly cooked, and our friends enjoyed their mains and desserts. My only negative is the lack of background music for the first hour plus meant that all guests felt obligated to whisper. Live music began later in the evening and then it felt more comfortable. I would recommend having music the whole time, live or otherwise. We had stellar service. Our waiter George was thoughtful, attentive, and gave excellent advice. Five stars for him, for sure.
  14. C

    Carol

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant inside a beautiful hotel. Dinning room quiet and inviting. Quality service. Received a complimentary appetizer. All of our dishes were excellently prepared
  15. RS

    RichardS

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy visiting the Cliff House The meals are excellent and the staffare very friendly and attentive. We enjoy the history associated with Manitou Springs and the Cliff House.
  16. d

    debbieh

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful diner with my son. Food was exceptional. Had the Rainbow Trout and it was prepared so delish, best fish I’ve had. Put my son’s steak to shame. So much flavor. Extensive wine menu from all over the world! Chose a wine from Tuscany and it was delish! I’d recommend going and experience one nice dinner out! They had a beautiful guitarist playing background music, just perfect!
  17. TB

    TimothyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and delicious food. Best salmon we have ever had. Dining room was a bit dated and furniture a bit worn. Background soft music would have been nice.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Victorian era Inn with elegance and ambiance & excellent food. I highly recommend it.
  19. J

    Judge

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved both the Elk steak and the Filet. And enjoyed the background guitar player.
  20. SG

    SusanG

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant. Great food and ambiance. And outstanding service.
  21. NR

    NateReggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A historic dining room. Dine where America illuminaries once dined! The breakfast buffet meets average expectations for hotel buffet fare. It is filling, but not outstanding; serves its purpose well! Supper is marvelous!! The menu is compelling, and our selections were delectable. Don’t miss the wine selection. Vegan accommodations are not ready here. Be prepared to ask for accommodation if you are vegetarian/vegan.
  22. F

    Fran

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vintage dining room. Service was superb. Both of our meals were served impeccably. Great presentation and flavor. Would definitely recommend.
  23. LD

    LouanneD

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had the brisket sandwich and salmon. The food was well-prepared and delicious!
  24. HB

    HollyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The garlic, bread, and Brie appetizer was so good. The pasta primavera was so fresh and tasty.
  25. FG

    FoodieGal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived for our reservation, waited for about 10 minutes with no one in site to greet us, the wait staff was sparse and didn't even look at us. I went to the front desk, the lady pointed us to the restaurant inside vs. the outdoor hostess desk where we were at, the indoor restaurant was completely empty. We went back to the outside hostess desk and waited a few more minutes with no one in site. We went to another restaurant in the area.
  26. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had lunch on the veranda on a Saturday afternoon. Burgers and turkey sandwiches were very tasty. Service was a bit slow, especially the wait between ordering and receiving our meals. Based on photos, was not expecting the veranda to be facing a street lined with shops and parked cars. Nevertheless, we could still get decent views of Pikes Peak through the trees and shrubs.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    For the most part, the food was delicious. The sweet potato gnocchi appetizer was really special and the wine list is huge! The only complaint on the food was that my elk was very VERY rare instead of medium rare (I know people eat elk on the rare side, but this was raw), and they left the butcher’s twine tied around the elk when serving. The bigger issue was the speed of service. We were seated for over an hour before placing our entree order. The restaurant wasn’t packed and our waitress did a great job… it seemed like the slow down was in the kitchen. All of that being said, if you have 2+ hours to spend on a meal, I’d recommend this spot!
  28. SB

    SonyaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. Our whole experience was delightful and made our evening very special. I had the trout and my husband had the elk. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend dining at The Cliff House any time you are in the area.
  29. MP

    MikeP

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Some light jazz or classical music would have been nice. It was very quiet. Overall good experience. Caesar salad was not very good. Lettuce was old. Entrees were perfect. The Pots of Cremé should be just called Chocolate Mousse!
  30. J

    Jarod

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Just average. Nothing special.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our anniversary was complete by enjoying dinner in such a great spot! 10/10
  32. W

    Wanderer

    Western NC

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were visiting the area and were captivated by the history and ambience of Manitou Springs, culminating with dinner at the Cliff House. We ate outside at dusk, providing us with a view overlooking the town as the light faded and the lights came on through the town ... very special! The meal was outstanding. They have an extensive wine list, with something for every palate and price point. We started with the gnocchi and tuna poke appetizers, both were excellent ... tough to rate one more highly than the other. Being in the Rockies, we both decided to try the Rockies Trout ... the preparation and presentation was first rate. Of course, after such a great meal we had to go with a dessert ... the strawberry shortcake, once again we were not disappointed. We plan to visit Colorado again, even with a 3 week trip we didn't see everything ... the Cliff House will be on our list for a repeat expereince!
  33. AB

    AnnB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though I had the wrong night down they were able to seat us. The guy playing the music was easy to listen to and enjoy our meal at the same time.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  35. GB

    GaryB

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service. Fabulous wine list
  36. MH

    MelindaH

    Dallas

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting & I had dined there before. Wonderful experience.
  37. LH

    LauraH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The restaurant smelled musty and old and the chairs were extremely uncomfortable. Our main courses came out within minutes of our appetizers and we felt rushed through the whole meal. The accompaniments for the trout and the elk were the same (including the sauce) and there was way to much dressing on the spinach salad. Our main server did a good job, but there was just something off and uncomfortable about the whole meal. This was a major disappointment.
  38. D

    Doug

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've eaten at the Cliff House dining room twice in the last three days. All meals were excellent. We had scallops, trout, gnocchi, onion soup and the crab cakes. All were superb with perhaps the only exception being the onion soup. It wasn't truly hot and lacked flavor. The souffle is a wonderful special occasion dessert. Service was spot on and the setting is gracious and quiet.
  39. L

    Lskyway

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the veranda with friends. Wonderful meal accompanied with fantastic Cote du Rhône wine.
  40. S

    Susan

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Pike’s Peak on the Cog Train, stayed overnight in the Historic Cliff House Hotel! Our dinner was excellent! The best dinner I’ve enjoyed in a long time. Excellent service

FAQs

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

Cliff House at Pikes Peak is rated 4.6 stars by 1063 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Cliff House at Pikes Peak

306 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Manitou Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30pm Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Continental

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Lynch

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (719) 785-2415

  • Private party facilities

    Banquet facilties available for Weddings, Business etc.

  • Private party contact

    Kristen Eurich: (719) 785-2422

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