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Cliff House at Pikes Peak

4.7
4.7
1033 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

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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 1,033 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Colorado Springs

    Best Ambiance

  • Colorado Springs

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  1. S

    Susan

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined today

    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
  2. DP

    DavidP

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The finest "Fine dining " experience I've had in decades! Absolutely everything was top shelf!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, friendly, helpful staff. Great meal by chef. Everyone should try the duck-amazing
  4. NM

    NMFlaneur

    New Mexico

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a classic, old-style hotel dining room. It was not very busy on our visit. Cocktails were well made. Service was quite good. My only hesitation is that the main-course servings were enormous. I don't like leaving food on the plate, but there was no way I could finish the well-made duck.
  5. CB

    CapriB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome time. Service was spectacular, and the food was perfect. I think this was the first time I've been to a restaurant that everyone at the table said that their plate was to their liking with no complaints. From the wine choices to the amazing mouthwatering desert, the experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all. I highly recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful service...a real treat!!! Special thanks to Chris and the entire staff!!!! Oh and thanks to Carter for snagging that great table for us!!!
  7. s

    slns

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waitstaff - delicious entrees - lovely ambiance!
  8. FG

    FreddieG

    Las Vegas

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch at the restaurant and it was a nice experience. The burger was perfect.
  9. F

    Fred

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The 5 of us all had good meals, except the chicken in the pasta dish was too well-done. The crabcake was delicious.
  10. 2

    2newbies

    Tahoe

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on a group tour staying at the Cliff House and were able to secure a dinner reservation. Appetizer selected was tuna poke with avocado which was delicious, a french onion soup and caprese salad with fresh mozarella, both of which were excellent. We also ordered the elk chop and the chicken with goat cheese cake. Everything was very tasty, the table service was great (right down to the packaging of left overs for airline travel the next day!) Lovely dining room with a menu that offers many delightful choices.
  11. b

    barryb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Despite my husband getting three confirmations, the Cliff House had no record of our reservation…?! Fortunately, they weren’t busy and we were able to stay. Our waiter was very friendly, but the service overall was lacking. No plates for our appetizer, and we sat and waited several minutes and then had to ask again. We were offered fresh pepper, again, had to sit and wait and wait. My trout was just ok. It looked like a big brown blob on my plate, and was completely saturated in some mucky cranberry sauce. My husband had scallops, which he enjoyed, but nothing special. We ordered just a good bottle of Colorado wine, which they were out of. Of course, then we were up-sold to another over priced bottle. This place is $$$$ and performed on a $$ level at best. We will not return on our next trip.
  12. MB

    MichaelB

    Oklahoma City

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    It took almost 10 minutes after arriving to be acknowledged then 5 more to be seated. Then it took another 55 minutes to receive our food. My food was inedible. The chicken was so dry and tough I couldn’t cut it. I was able to eat a few bites. The potato cake tasted like warm dough, no potato flavor at all. The asparagus was limp and tough. My wife’s food was better but not hot. The meal was $80 and I would have enjoyed KFC much more. Service was OK but slow. The bread was very good but I should have skipped everything else. I noticed that most everyone at the place was having a good time but then I saw that absolutely no one was eating, just drinking wine.
  13. SE

    SteveE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the duck and it was fantastic.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the gnocchi, duck duet, chicken breast, cheesecake, and pot de creme. Every single item was incredible, the atmosphere was perfect, the live music was beautiful, and our servers were wonderful! 10/10 would recommend and we will definitely be back!
  15. CL

    CarolL

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the food being served. I was interested in the trout and they were able to answer my questions, allowing me to order it with confidence. My spouse ordered the salmon and it was prepared as he requested. The wine the waiter recommended was perfect for both our dishes. The wait staff was attentive, but not overly so. The highlight was the souffle for dessert. It was wonderful.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Manitou Springs in 25 years. Picked the Cliff House based on online reviews and it was perfect. Enjoyed outside dining very much.
  17. c

    christylou

    New Mexico

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and interactive. We were treated to a small appetizer from the chef. Our entrees were beautifully presented and served warm. Everything tasted delicious.
  18. P

    Psi5

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place, truly excellent service, interesting local dishes on an albeit limited menu. The appetizers were very good as was the trout. The elk chop was good, not great. Prices were a little high given the quality although not unreasonable. A solid if not spectacular restaurant.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The atmosphere was nice and quiet inside. However the staff was short but they tried. There was a huge reception taking place outside on the patio so we decided to go into the dining room for service. We had the ahi poke and spinach salad to start which were delicious. We waited an hour for our entrees as the waiter said somehow the kitchen didn’t get the order. The filet steak was good but the duck was overdone and asparagus had been substituted for the Brussel sprouts and the manager comped that meal. Our anniversary was not acknowledged by the staff. I would try it again on another night when they are fully staffed.
  20. CR

    CareyRoseO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We climbed the Manitou Incline and after succeeding we thankfully had a reservation at the Cliff House for dinner and what a reward it was!! Great service, ambiance, and fine dining!
  21. GB

    GeneB

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, good service and delightful on the porch.
  22. c

    cocakedecorator

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are excellent. Some parts of the hotel could use a little tlc but overall excellent.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Caesar salad was a joke, the filet looked like it was beat up first and paired with an uninspired vegetable side, and the strawberry short cake was clearly prepared so long ago is was soaked and mushy.
  24. A

    Aaas

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting with a great staff. Gnocchi was amazing. Sitting outside on the porch was beautiful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Just okay. Meal was well cooked but host couldn't find my open table reservation and made too much of a fuss about it, even though there were plenty of tables available. Felt very awkward & undignified.
  26. g

    garybrovetto

    Denver

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    great ambience. food notch above average but i am very critical after eating in a micheline 3 star rated #1 resturant and chef in world. service good but compared to micheline star restaurants they wouldn't qualify. very nice historic hotel, i would recommend staying there.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family was able to quickly get together for a 50th wedding anniversary brunch at the last minute. We specified this on the reservation that was made. Because of travel and where everyone lived we decided on the Cliff House. The exterior of the manor is just stunningly beautiful and peaceful. When we arrived we thought we would be sitting outside which seemed to be where lunch was being served however when we checked in they promptly congratulated our parents and took us to a private conservatory room just off of the main dining g room. This room was the perfect space for our group and it was pre set for our arrival. Once we were seated our wait staff was attentive and very cautious with a family members food allergy. Our waitress made sure that anything we thought about ordering was free from the allergen. She was so wonderfully graceful and attentive while giving our family the ability to converse and celebrate. At the end of our meal as we were walking out she also gave us some education on the art and artist work in the main dining areas. The food was very wonderfully prepared, arrived hot and was cooked to perfection. The desserts were to die for. All in all I would be there again for lunch or would love to try dinner service. I cannot thank the Cliff House enough for helping make our day that much more special.
  28. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was exceptional. The salmon tart melted in my mouth. The caprese salad was among the best ever. Dinner was delicious and the Pot de Creme melted in our mouths. It was a delightful evening - great food and ambience for a special night. Thank you
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a nice anniversary dinner @ Cliff House during our recent trip to Breckenridge (with a side trip to Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs). Restaurant was in a 'historic' building so was nice to have dinner in a old fashion setting. Unfortunately, my wife learned that elk was not for her as she likes her steaks medium and the elk, being very lean, was on the dry/chewy side. That said, the sommelier did direct us to a nice bottle of Penfolds cab/syrah blend. I would recommend Cliff House
  30. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Cliff House. Our appetizer, entrees, drinks, and dessert were all wonderful. The filet mignon was tender and flavorful. My husband thought the duck was delicious and the portion was large. The service staff, including our maitre’d Chris, worked as a team and were very attentive but not intrusive to the quiet ambiance of the restaurant. They were willing to cater to reasonable requests for substitutions. While this is a high end restaurant, we felt like the cost of our meal was appropriate. I would recommend Cliff House for special occasions or anyone looking for a great dining experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our experience was great! If you’ve gotten an open mind and not a food snob, you’ll love it!
  32. BM

    BrendaM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adam was great. Dining room is beautiful. Would go again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were fantastic. Chris made stellar recommendations and made it a great experience.
  34. BM

    BillM

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding and the food was very good. We had a very enjoyable evening.
  35. H

    Honestengine

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had the caprese salad as an appetizer and it was good, the French onion soup which was average and the Spinach salad with salmon which was bland. The outdoor seating is worth going to the Cliffhouse for because the view is beautiful. The service was very good.
  36. CD

    CarolD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining on the porch was special. The service was outstanding and it was the best burger I’ve ever had.
  37. c

    curtisj

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a very nice evening. we stayed there on our wedding night 8 years ago. great to come back to where we started
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Great food and great service. Big thank you.
  39. R

    Runaustin

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the amuse bouche. Entrees were good but not great. We enjoyed the bread pudding and pots de crème.
  40. JE

    JoyceE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Cliff House! The food, atmosphere and service was great!

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 4.7 stars by 1033 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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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