About Briarhurst Manor
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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.
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
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
Atmosphere of restaurant was great. We were greeting upon arrival by a very friendly staff. The food was outstanding, the waiter was very attentive. We were called the day before to confirm the reservation and were asked if it was for a special occasion and if either of us had any food allergies that they needed to be aware of, something that we have never experienced before. Overall this is the best restaurant we have ever had the pleasure to eat at.
Scallop dinner tasty. Pheasant dinner delicious and filling. Vegetables delicious! Pressed parsley unique. Purple carrots was a first for me. Wow! The desert with pear quarters was especially nice. I would include a photo, but there is no upload option on this website.
The entire dining experience was a total pleasure. From the moment we were taken to the Library to select the table we wished, through the completion of the dinner it was a total surprise and a very good experience. The whole staff as a whole was very friendly and made sure our first time here was a night to remember. They even came to our table to point out the deer who frequented the front yard at night so we might get some photos of them, which we did. We will go back again when we are in the area.
Outstanding evening... great service. Amazing Historic home-converted to Dining Rooms in each room... Very Interesting. Outstanding food. Steak and Veal options the best. The address is hard to find due to some city-restricted lack of signage. May have to call to get directions as we did. Worth the trouble. Great Evening.
The hostess and the waitperson were very welcoming and friendly. When questions were asked about the wine or the food before ordering, the waitperson (who seemed to be new to the restaurant) asked the chef in order to get us the correct answer. We appreciated that.
The evening was lovely.
Each course was exquisitely prepared to the eye and to the palate. The scallops were succulent and tender, the scampi was excellent, the beef tips were tender and moist along with the homemade noodles. The sauce prepared with the beef tips was perfect. The artichoke served on an authentic slate tile from the original roof, was tasteful. It also came with a homemade meat manicotti that was also delicious. The elk was good, too. We didn't have dessert because we opted for a cake made by Carol Hildebrand from Creative Cakes (made special order for us) which never disappoints. The lemon cake with the lemon filling was moist and flavorful. We enjoyed this dinner and it will be a fond memory for the family.
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