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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. Next Murder Mystery Dinner Show on Sunday August 27th 2017. "Death At The Derby" Starring Red Herring Productions. Enjoy a Horse racing themed mystery with a great dinner 4 entrees to select from. Prizes for the Winning Detectives. Advance Tickets required call for seating. Doors open at five, dinner and show starts at six.
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
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.
We always splurge and get the 5-course dinner, and we are never disappointed! My pork 'chop' was huge, and my husband really enjoyed the elk steak. Both were tender and very flavorful, and the seasonal vegetables were perfect. For starters, I had the house salad (interesting presentation!), and my husband had escargot (different from the usual garlic/butter). For dessert, we had creme brule' and the chocolate bomb (which was fantastic!) On this visit it was a bit loud, as there was a table nearby with several women celebrating a birthday. I'm glad they were having a good time, but it was hard to hold a private conversation because of the noise level (even tho we asked to be moved into the adjoining room). But the food and service were outstanding.
This was a truly incredible first visit. The variety and taste of the foods was excellent. The wine list was priced well. We loved sitting in the side room...very cozy and quiet. The staff were all excellent and anxious to please. The charm, of course, was this over 100-year-old building with its history. We were glad that they provided a brochure on the topic.
Briarhurst Manor is a spectacular gem, nestled just off the main drag heading into Manitou Springs. Perfect for a "date night", special occasion, or just a quiet romantic spot to stop in for a glass of wine. The service has always been top notch and food excellent. Give it try... you won't be disappointed!
I was extremely disappointed in this experience at the Briarhurst. In the past, we have had wonderful food, the service staff was exemplary, and the atmosphere romantic and peaceful, so we decided to treat our Rabbi and his wife to a special night out. The waiter, from the moment he came into the room, was so loud that his voice hurt our ears...and he continued to be loud, annoying and almost to the point of rude throughout the evening. We asked for time to decide on our choices, and after several minutes of coming back and just staring at us, we decided very quickly on our dinner selections. We told him we could not have pork or shellfish because of being Jewish, but he either didn't care or didn't express that to the chef, as the food presented to us (not our main choices) were pork and scallop...nothing we could eat, which meant food was wasted...and he never cared or asked about it. My husband asked for a rare elk, I asked for medium rare elk. Mine was good...his was well done, dried out, and rubbery. The waiter didn't come back to check out if the food was to our satisfaction until well into the dinner, so we couldn't do much about getting a replacement for the elk as it was getting late. The waiter continued to be extremely loud with everyone else in the room, and I am sure that if a person was in the entrance way, they could have heard him out there. The room itself was stuffed full as we sat there, instead of using a few other rooms, so instead of having an intimate and enjoyable experience, it was like eating at Denny's. All in all, it was very disappointing and I am afraid to come back, because we want a quiet experience with good food when we go there for our anniversary or birthdays, and I am worried that we will end up with another bad experience. Reintroduce, this was awful. So sad...it was our go to restaurant and now we are not sure that we will return.
Service was great. However, much trouble with temperature of steak. Had to send back three times, and then did completely remake steak (took it home because who would want to eat it after a 45 minute ordeal). Did reduce bill in the end to almost compensate for the steak (removed $41.00, steak was $50.00). If you want to eat at the same time as others in your party (or eat at all) don't order the filet.
Beautiful atmosphere. Unforgettable cuisine! Seating was a little close to other tables and with such very quiet background music we could hear everybody's conversations and had to whisper to keep ours private, which was awkward because then they could hear that you were whispering, and that makes others uncomfortable.
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.
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