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About Briarhurst Manor
Only a few minutes drive west of Colorado Springs, Briarhurst Manor is located in the tiny valley of Manitou Springs. The stately Victorian manor house was built in 1876 by the founder of Manitou Springs, Dr. William Bell of London, England.
Our restaurant seats up to 500 guests and features casual yet elegant dining in nine intimate rooms, an extensive menu and wine list complete with five course dinners featuring domestic and game meats, fresh seafood, pastas, poultry, specialty salads, vegetarian, and handcrafted desserts.
The finely grained pink sandstone Tudor manor displays the architecture and landscaping of an English country house complete with the bubbling Fountain Creek passing through the estate. There is also an unrivaled view of Pike's Peak.
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Contemporary American, Wild Game, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Open Wednesdays -Sundays at 5 for dinner. Also open Tuesday September 26th! It is not too early to make reservations for our Thanksgiving Buffet.
Planning a Wedding or Banquet? Come in, tour the venue and book with Briarhurst Manor to receive a Gift Certificate for Dinner!
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parties are welcome to hire musicians, bands or DJ's for their events. We can provide local referrals.
Full service on site catering from extensive & diverse preplanned menus or customized to your individual needs & desires. Please call for information & quotes for your event.
Two acres of on site parking with room for hundreds of cars. Abundant Street parking also available.
City bus stops on Manitou Avenue close to our location.
Private Party Facilities:
Your personal experienced banquet director will guide you through the event planning process making your event a success using one or all of a variety of banquet options. You may choose one or all of nine intimate dining and meeting rooms.
Private Party Contact:
Ken, Janice, Alison: (719) 685-1864
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Briarhurst Manor Ratings and Reviews
The Briarhurst Manor has been our go-to location for special occasions for a number of years. The restaurant is in the restored historic mansion of Dr. William Bell, and the seating is in one of several rooms, giving it a more intimate feel. The restaurant has kept a database on its customers, and we have always been greeted by name. And that same database generates good coupons for our special visits! The wait staff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. And the food. It is the best restaurant in the area for using Colorado-sourced meats- bison, elk, trout- all prepared creatively by the person the wait staff refer to as "Chef." (I believe the executive chef is Tyler Peoples and the sou chef is Adam Stevens.) The bread served before the meal was made in house and so good my wife asked to take the rest home. Outside dining in the summer is beautiful, and the fireplaces inside make for a cozy setting in the winter. This trip we both opted for fish, which came properly prepared and flaky. The sides are listed on the menu as "chef's choice." What I liked about the sides is that they are not an afterthought but an integral part of the presentation, and also quite good. My trout came with asparagus, a red carrot, and greens. The greens soaked up the sauce used on the meat, and I made sure to "eat my veggies." Make a note, though; the restaurant is pricey; dinner for two and a bottle of wine will cost over $100, but for dates, birthdays, anniversaries, and the like, it is the first choice my wife and I.
Briarhurst Manor is a very elegant and classy place. We went for our anniversary and had a lovely time. The food was excellent and with the value was good with the groupon for the 5 course meal. The service was nice but a little awkward. My only complaint is that there was a rather long wait between our entree course and dessert. I will definitely go back when I can save up enough for it again though!
My experience was the worst I've ever had at this establishment. I even contacted the restaurant through there website to let them know about all the things that went terribly wrong. It's been 5 days and I've yet to hear from them. I will just leave this photo of my dessert covered in hairs for all to see how a bad experience ended after I requested dessert to go because I had had enough of the poor service throughout the hour and a half I was there.
My husband and I went here for a date night and I was blown away! Not only is this place in a beautiful location, the manor itself is absolutely gorgeous. We were given a quick tour of the manor before we sat down; I loved the history of the place! The staff were all very friendly , attentive and treated us no different than a normal paying customer (we brought a Groupon). The food was fantastic and the dessert was heavenly. We ended up walking around the beautiful property because I didn't want to leave. I will definitely recommend this to anyone looking to have a special time. Can't wait to go back!
The restaurant is in an old manor house that needs quite a bit of attention. The place looks like it's been neglected for some time. Still, it's not enough of an issue to completely ignore the establishment. My wife and I were looking forward to dining at an upscale restaurant after having spent the past few days doing the touristy things around Pike's Peak. Things started out OK when we were seated, but quickly deteriorated when the waiter got my wife's order completely wrong. He offered to correct it, leaving me staring at my meal for 25 minutes while my wife's meal was being corrected. Needless to say, my meal was cold by the time I got to it, and my wife had lost her appetite due to the long delay. Also, I ordered my meal with the wine pairing, but the wine that was served was corked. So much for the romantic dining experience we were looking forward to.
A nice quiet place. Good for quiet conversation. Not crowded. Food is more a work of art than a good value or tasty treat. My real complaint is that the advertised "5 course meal" is really misleading because two of the courses consist of a microscopic "palet awakener" and some bread. The remaing 3 courses are salad or soup, an entree, and a desert... All at a bargain price of... $135 (or $65 on groupon).
We celebrated a no kids date and everything was fantastic! Christian was our server and he was AMAZING! We've had him before and we want him in the future. He's always so knowledgeable about the food and covers everything with us even though we've been there before. We never had to ask for anything it was a great way to have a romantic date!
While the food was very tasty, and the service was wonderful, the building itself really needs some attention, the rooms had things just sitting in the corners so to speak. The carpet was worn and plants in the entrance just haphazardly placed. The outside grounds have so much potential as well. It is obvious that this place was immaculate at one time it would be great to see it in its former glory.
This is a unique place with a wonderful ambiance. The 5 course meal takes a lot longer than one would think, so allow for two hours or so. The food was great and the waiter was perfectly accustomed to a lot of guests, and did a great job. Overall very good experience! We were given a GROUPON for this first time visit. We will most likely plan to go again, it was a special place with great food!
Service was slower than we had ever experienced there. We're used to the normal leisurely pace of dining there, as this was not our first visit. But this was excessively slow. One table near us had been there an hour before their amuse bouche arrived. We were there at least two hours, which is about thirty minutes longer than usual. Normally we enjoy our visits to Briarhurst, but this time had us rolling our eyes at each other and cracking jokes about the delays...going back to 1860 to hunt down the bison, having to go pick the cacao beans before they could get the chocolate dessert out to us, etc.
I know that when you book there you pretty much have the table for the night, but this was really long, even considering that.
I got the feeling they were shorthanded for the night since the hostess was doing whatever she could to help out.
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