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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. Open Monday and Tuesday February 13 and 14 for Valentine's Day , special menu on those nights. Next Murder Mystery Dinner & Show, "Matchmaking is Murder", Sunday March 19th 2017. Starring Red Herring Productions with Prizes for the winning detectives plus a great meal! Reservations required, advance ticket sales.
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
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Briarhurst Manor Ratings and Reviews
We ate here recently after hearing and reading good things. Unfortunately, I will not be returning to this restaurant in the future. We wanted to eat here because we heard it had been voted top 100 (or so) romantic restaurants in the U.S. Sadly, we feel it shouldn't deserve it. Don't get me wrong, the food & service was superb but the atmosphere did not feel very romantic. We were seated in "The Drawing Room" and were disappointed to see there were 4 other tables in the small 'dining-room' sized area. We've eaten at other places locally where we did not feel so crowded. The room was fully lit, which again didn't feel very romantic to us. All in all, we're not disappointed with the restaurant overall but it definitely felt lacking in general romanticism. Go here for food, not for a special date.
Enjoyed an outstanding meal at Briarhurst Manor on Saturday evening. We were staying in Colorado Springs and made the short trip to Manitou Springs for the evening. The restaurant is in a lovely Manor house with great ambiance and architecture. The meal was as outstanding as the home it was served in. The hostess was knowledgeable about the house and we enjoyed hearing its history. There was also a pamphlet on our dinner table with more historic information. We had a cozy table in the "drawing room" by the window. The room had one of the 13 fireplaces in the home. The menu had many delectable choices, and the waitress allowed us amble time to make our items. We each had a drink and shared a roasted beet appetizer. For dinner my husband enjoyed brown butter seared Halibut that was served over the best cabbage he had ever eaten, along with asparagus. He also had a bowl of the soup of the day which was a Moroccan tomato. I ate a bit lighter and had the Lobster Bisque soup(deliciously rich and satisfying!) and the house salad. We also had a bottle of wine. We were too full for dessert, but there was a nice selection of dessert option. Drinks, wine, appetizer and all that outstanding food and our bill was only $150. We shared a bit of conversation with a couple of other tables in the drawing room and EVERYONE was overwhelmed with how wonderful their food was....those other two tables also had dessert with rave reviews. We will definitely go back when we were in the area. A side note....we were staying at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs....who is known for the great food at their restaurants. The meal at the Briarhurst was well worth the trip--as good or better than anything I have ever had at my many meals at the Broadmoor--- and a much more fun and intimate atmosphere! Thank you Briarhurst Manor!
Briarhurst is a lovely facility. We ordered the brie appetizer which was delicious. Char on grilled flat bread added interesting flavor. Duck was very good as was the veal; both were nicely seasoned, well cooked. The most delicious part of either meal was the ragu that came with the veal - it was sublime. The suggested wine pairings were very good and o appreciated them. The portions were plentiful. We were too stuffed to order dessert and took enough duck and veal home for lunch the next day.
We absolutely love The Briarhurst. It is a beautiful setting with wonderful food. The service is top notch. Our server Morgan did an excellent job. I had the elk and my SO had the lamb chop. Both dishes were delicious and the plating was beautiful. I am not a big lamb eater but that chop was one of the most delicious pieces of meat I have ever tried. Perfectly cook and seasoned. The prices are quite reasonable and setting is spectacular.
Always a great dinner. Jaime and his trainee Brandi were very attentive serving us and made sure that delays in the dinner were compensated by little intermezzos. We both enjoyed our dinners, my duck and my wife's halibut were very good. Complements to the chef.
Thos place was even more amazing than I had hoped! The service is grade A, along with the meal. We went for Valentines Day and over indulged in their marvelously crafted SIX COURSE dinner! The chef definitely left a mark. So many amazing flavors in on sitting. Every single dish, down to the mint sorbet palette cleanser, was to die for. We left full amd happy. Every one there was so delighful as well. Going back soon!
Probably the best restaurant in the whole county. It's expensive, but it's worth it. Very romantic. The food is great, great, great. The atmosphere is great, the decor, the music on the P.A. system. I've been to Briarhurst Manor about three times. A big favorite.
I enjoy fine dining, but this was the worse fine dining experience I ever had. We had a party of 10 and the food was very bland. Two of us had to send our beef tips back because it was really tough and over cooked. The waiter dropped one of our plates. It was a five course meal and we had a very long wait in between the last two courses. We had a bottle of wine and one of the server tried to take my wine glass away without asking to fill my glass with more wine. One of the ladies at our table hadn't finish her drink and they took her drink. I had creme brûlée for desert and it was runny. Overall, we were all disappointed.
This is my second time at the Briarhurst Manor and both times have been five stars!
Words fail to describe how delicious and pleasurable the entire meal was; from the chef's treat to appetizer to entree the quality, flavors, uniqueness, and attention to every detail was exquisite.
Would not recommend.
We went for a date night dinner. Parking is easy, and the outside of the building is gorgeous pink sandstone. Inside the decor is aging, with stained 70s carpet and cracking wallpaper. The fireplace in the dining room cannot be lit because it is protected under the historic registry.
The menu looks fantastic, but the food left a lot to be desired. The foie gras appetizer was fantastic, served on the best french toast we've had; the escargot appetizer was terrible, overcooked and chewy and made with chorizo spicy sausage instead of butter and garlic making it both dry and hot; the filet minon and duck entrees were both overcooked and dry, with undercooked veggies; the flourless chocolate torte was served in a tall waterglass with layers of mousse not mixed properly so every type of mousse was grainy, almost sandy and the dessert came with a cup of hot fudge which the waiter emptied on top adding far too much.
The service was good and attentive, the setting was great but needs a lot of work to get back up to the standard of the prices they set. The information sheet at the tables says that the current owner/chef bought and remodeled the place in 1975; it's do for another refurbish. Our meal (above) was about $160, and we won't be going back.
Wonderful setting, a little hard to find the entrance but well worth the search. Their staff is great. They seem to really care about your dining experience and happiness. Excellent menu and totally awesome food!! We really enjoyed our special evening and hope to go back soon for our next special occasion. We will recommend the Manor to our friends.
Very charming restaurant. Very unique menu, everything we ordered was excellent. Service was great. It was also a pretty good value compared to other high end restaurants we considered for the evening. Loved the historic nature of the mansion. It was really neat. Would definitely come back.
Beautiful food in an old world home. Seasonal menu changes and wine pairings make this an experience to remember. My husband and I enjoyed the lobster bisque and the unique presentation. The pheasant was a new experience for me, perfectly seasoned and delicious. Don't forget the poached pear for dessert, holds up well as a take home treat. We were pleased with the value of the meal and will return soon.
We arrived on time, and our Hostess Megan had our confirmed reservation, and seated us in at an elevated table for us to celebrate my Souse's Birthday. Our Server Christian, was a true professional who suggested several menu items, & recommended a tasty wine bottle to compliment our menu selections. A very enjoyable time at your beautiful venue. Thanks
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