About Penrose Room - The Broadmoor
Since 1961, the historic Penrose Room has been known as one of the Rocky Mountain region's top destinations for classic fine dining, and it remains the only Five-Star and Five-Diamond restaurant in Colorado. Situated on the top floor of Broadmoor South, the Penrose Room treats guests to gracious hospitality and exceptional cuisine against the stunning backdrop of Cheyenne Mountain.
Complement your meal with a recommended selection from our extensive European wine list, and enjoy live entertainment and dancing.
Dress code is strictly enforced- jackets required for gentlemen, no denim, shorts or sportswear, please.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tuesday through Saturday 6 PM to 9 PM.
Entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings until 10:30 PM.
Penrose Lounge Wednesday through Saturday 5:30 to 10:30 PM.
Closed on Sunday and Monday evenings.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
With live dinner music and dancing, Penrose Room offers a complete evening's entertainment. Sounds of the grand piano on Sunday, the Penrose Room Trio Monday/Tuesday, and the Penrose Room Trio with singers including the lovely Lila Mori Wednesday-Saturday.
Complimentary valet. Hotel garage parking is also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Enhancing the Penrose Room's timeless elegance is the glass-enclosed 24-seat semi-private dining room, which extends out from the main dining room affording guests a breathtaking view of the mountains and lake.
Located at the Southwest corner of the restaurant, the private Cornet Room featuring two tables of 20, or 40 total guests, is the perfect location for a private reception to experience a chef's tasting menu.
There is truly no dining experience more satisfying than one spent at a private Chef's Table at the award-winning Penrose Room. Every detail has been given the utmost attention at the Chef's Table, from the hand-blown Grecian plates custom designed for each course to the individually created menus. With cooking and wine demonstrations for up to 16, guests are treated to an up close look at the chef in action, while the wrap-around balcony offers an irresistible setting for pre-dinner receptions or for sipping port after.
Private Party Contact:
Duane Thompson: 7196347711x5417
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Penrose Room - The Broadmoor Ratings and Reviews
This is the restaurant to go to for spec ...
This is the restaurant to go to for special events or if you just want something extraordinary on any day. Food creations are exhilarating yet comforting, ambience is elegant but cozy, and the staff are just so attentive and knowledgeable that they make you feel welcome and special. The live mild jazz music with occasional pop/voice accompaniment is very good. Really unforgettable dining experience. I highly recommend.
The Penrose room is one of those extraor ...
The Penrose room is one of those extraordinarily special locations that you dine at when you are looking for a memorable evening. There are nice/pricey restaurants where you expect a superior meal, then there is the Penrose room where the utmost attempt is made to make everything perfect. I really want to give a review that says that this meal was out of this world, but I can't. I will give the good and bad though. The atmosphere, presentation and attention to detail is out of this world. The quality of the ingredients in all menu items are superb and fresh. The 2 main things I felt were disappointing is the waiter we had was very unhelpful and almost cold and the food was very good but not amazing. I ordered the lobster bisque and the amount of lobster in the dish was almost laughable (about the size of a pinky toe). My wife had the caesar salad to start and it had virtually no flavor. I had the bass for main course and my wife had the filet. The bass was delicious and the filet was a perfect piece of meat, but the sides that came with the meal were bland and boring. While I loved so much about the Penrose room, I can not walk away saying that was one of the better meals I have ever experienced or something I would need to do again shortly.
We travel to Colorado Springs once a year to attend BBQ U @ The Broadmoor. The Penrose Room is always part of those trips and lives up to it's 5 Star ratings, never disappoints. You pay premium dollars but you get a premium experience.
This is the place for a special occasion ...
This is the place for a special occasion or simply an evening away from it all. The service, the food, and the views are all extraordinary. You will be graciously welcomed and elegantly pampered throughout the evening.
Everything in its right place...
Impeccable service, beautiful views, delicious food, and a pillow for my back. Wonderful!
There is a reason the Penrose Room is a ...
There is a reason the Penrose Room is a five-star restaurant and fine dining experience. It is worth every penny for a special occasion. I went there for my anniversary on a Tuesday evening. It wasn't crowded although reservations are strongly encouraged. There was live music playing, and everything was superb. The beef tenderloin and gently cooked prawns were perfectly prepared. We watched weather roll in over the city and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
The Penrose room was old style elegance- ...
The Penrose room was old style elegance-chandeliers, big band, dancing, and silver plate covers. We enjoyed the fun of going back in time. The food however was not nearly as notable as some reviews had stated. Frankly, it was quite average. The menu is a fixed price 3, 4 or 5 dinner. The appetizers were the best part of the meal. My duck foie gras was the highlight of the meal. I highly recommend it. The rest of the meal was good, but rather average for a restaurant of that price. There are better restaurants in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Unless you are celebrating an anniversary, I would seriously consider skipping this restaurant.
The Penrose Room is simply amazing and everything it promised to be. Service was terrific, food amazing, great views, and beautiful music. The only thing that went wrong is that the service was slow towards the end of the night and it took awhile to pay.
We had a good dinner here with impeccabl ...
We had a good dinner here with impeccable service from the staff. Hats off to them and their trainers. There was not a minor detail that went unnoticed. Food was good - maybe not fantastic. We both had fish dishes that were well prepared. My stuffed flounder was a different presentation and probably did not stack up to other stuff flounder I have had. My biggest complaint is not with the staff or food but the group around us. They were celebrating a birthday (all 7 of them) and had already consummed a bunch of alcohol. Needless to say they were noisy, obnoxious and quite over bearing. Kind of ruined the atmosphere for us and maybe others around us. Surely they could have been seated on a more remote area.
Dining Room: The room was lovely and we sat near a window with sweeping views - however the window started just at the level of our seated eye-level, which greatly reduced the view. Entertainment: the three person ensemble performed lovely dining and dance music, which greatly added to the ambiance; however we stepped up to dance at what we learned was the last song of the evening - and they showed no interest in continuing on even given audience interest. Food: I rated it three stars as it was creative in ingredients and presentation, but taste was not inspiring. One entree was heavily salted, and some of the vegetables were a bit tough. All in all good food but not what I'd expect given 5 Diamonds. Chocolates at the end of the meal were exquisite! Wine List: We had a pricy Burgundy which opened beautifully and we thought was fine value. Also the special tequila cocktail was amazing! Service: Saving the best for last - the entire team was outstanding! Sommelier could've been a bit more engaging.
We had a wonderful time dining and danci ...
We had a wonderful time dining and dancing. We chose the seven course meal with wines selected to compliment the chef's selection. Everything was excellent. We were there about three hours enjoying our leisurely meal and the wonderful music that had a kind of Nora Jones-esque sound. Afterwards we had a glass of cognac by the fire in the lounge next door. A truly magical night!
Food was a disappointment, especially g ...
Food was a disappointment, especially given the price.
Our experience was amazing
We have lived in Colorado Springs for 30 years and never dined at the Broadmoor. Our son graduated from UCCS and we decided to take him and his sister out for dinner. The experience was positively amazing and one of the finest dining experiences we have had. Thank you to the staff of the Penrose Room for making a great day even better!
The ambiance was outstanding.
Best restaurant food and service we have ever had in our life.
Great evening out
A great restaurant for special occasion. The food lives up to the expectations. The band really pulls the evening together. Very attentive staff.
A beautiful setting with excellent food, ...
A beautiful setting with excellent food, service and wine. The live music was good, also. Very enjoyable experience.
Arrived at 7 PM and only 2 other tables in the restaurant. Beautiful window tables open and yet we were seated at an interior booth. No else took the window tables well we were there. Waiter kept alternating between a fake English accent and over the top syrupy service We deferred a sommelier in order to look over the wine list and they sent one over anyway. Service was SLOW, especially for how empty the place was. Entrees were cold upon arrival. Food was average. 350.00 for all of that...........
The view was nice and the room was elegant in a formal but relaxing way. The band was very good and great for dancing. The dance floor was special. The food was so so. On their website they showed pictures mainly of the desserts which were excellent. Kudos to the pastry chef. Otherwise my fish entree was undercooked, tough and poorly trimmed. The wine list was excellent. Service was intrusive and they used our names constantly. Enough with the Mr. and Ms. already! Our waiter was awful but everyone else was very nice. There was unpleasantness as they jacked up the prices on our drinks.
Best service in town
There is a reason that the Penrose Room is consistently highly rated. The service is exceptional, the ambiance is beautiful and the food is wonderful. Three of us recently went there for dinner and everything was great. I did not personally care for the lobster bisque and should have opted for the soft boiled egg or salad instead. My mistake. The beef, lamb and duck were all perfectly cooked and presentation was awesome. We were celebrating a special family occasion and the Broadmoor helped to make it even more special. In addition, one member of our family has a severe food allergy and all of the staff was very attentive to the issue. We noticed that certain rolls were not brought to our table because they may cross-contaminate or contain nuts. Also, the main entree was modified to ensure that no allergens were served. It was one of the very few times that we were comfortable in a restaurant and able to order dessert. Thank you!
Great ambiance and an unbelievable view. Service started off nicely but then became over-the-top effusive which extended the time between courses....to the point I thought my watch was broken. However, it was correct and our dinner was taking 3+ hours. Oh yeah, we only had 4 courses. Not really sure what happened. Food was great! Wine pairings were perfect. The jazz band was outstanding which added to the ambiance. We even danced a little while we waited for our dessert. Would I return? Probably, but I'll wait a year or 2.
Excellence at its best!
I do not think you could find a better dining experience anywhere. The atmosphere is second to none, the food is delectable and the staff is truly five star in quality. I would strongly recommend you try the Chef's Tasting Menu with wine. It was the most enjoyable and relaxing way to have a family dinner without the decision making pressure. I can't wait to go back!
Just an outstanding experience.
Just an outstanding experience.
Veteran Locals who ate there 28 + years
Disappointing. Service and ambiance, music, and classiness were great. Prices for two were $55 higher for us than published on the normally high Penrose menu web site. Two people, one wine, one three course and one four course, gatuity, parking tip coat check tip,totals little over $300. Wine choices were extensive and very reasonable stating at $10 a glass.Portions of food were unique and delicious but the smallest portions I have ever seen. Salad choices were limited and the mixed green leafs was mediocre and served on cute but shallow plated the spilled over the sides for the two of us. Surcharges were added for some items such as $15 each for the two tiny tenderloin medalions and some type of sausage. Again, service and dinner/ballroom music were excellent. Unless the prestige and ambience of 5 star/diamond rating, quite dinner/dancing music, super attentive service, and you are not hungry or in a hurry, and price is no concern... you will get better value at other Broadmoor restaurants (Tavern, Summit) or other local restaurants such as Joseph's, Walters, Oscars, or Pepper Tree.
Definitely a must.
We loved the elegance of the room and very attentive wait staff. Their timing was impeccable and we never felt rushed. The lamb loin with sweet breads was a beautiful presentation as well as the tenderloin and fish dish. Each of our desserts were wonderful and a beautiful "Happy Birthday" was scrolled on the bottom of our mother's plate. We didn't realize there would be a group entertaining us as we ate and a few people got up and danced. It truly dining at its finest.
The food was good but not the best I hav ...
The food was good but not the best I have had in Colorado. The service was perfect and the live music made it feel special. Love all the little extra treats.
We went to the Penrose room on the 13th ...
We went to the Penrose room on the 13th of February looking for a romantic place to have dinner. They offered a special for the evening but even though the restaurant itself and the service was awesome--I really thought that the food had poor presentation and was not worth the over $100 per plate that it was
Incredible! We had a wonderful experienc ...
Incredible! We had a wonderful experience, thank you!
Just OK food, but great atmosphere.
We knew this would be quite pricey, and very special. While the service was impeccable, and the ambience was incredible, the salad and soup was fabulous, Dessert was fabulous, but the main dish was very disappointing for both of us. Mine was lukewarm and the portions are minuscule! Very underwhelming. We probably would not go back
Terrific service and great night time view. The food presentation was lovely and it is definitely worth visiting for a special occasion.
5 Star Quality
The Penrose Room is the epitome of elegant dining. Service is always excellent, they go out of their way to accommodate my wife's allergy needs and the food is simply fabulous. Don't hesitate, you won't be disappointed.
I felt like Lord Grantham.
Great, great, great service. Excellent food and ambiance. Very romantic. Pricey!!
My husband and I were really looking for ...
My husband and I were really looking forward to our first visit to the Penrose Room. Much to our dismay, the food left a lot to be desired. There were a few good items, but overall we were unimpressed with the entire meal. The service throughout the entire night was excellent, though our primary server could have been more engaging. It was a special experience so we would only recommend if you are looking for a very elegant dining experience.
2nd time not a charm
Granted, my first experience at the Penrose Room was outstanding and difficult to improve upon, but I expected an experience similar in quality. It wasn't. The dinner was, honestly, disappointing and the service dilatory. Hard to imagine returning again.
Couldn't be better
Meal was fantastic as was the service. A unique experience in Colorado. I had the squab which was out of this world. I didn't know what to expect when i ordered it but it was phenomenal.
The Penrose Room is outstanding choice for those special occasions when average or even good will not do. The food at the Penrose Room is tasty, well prepared and superbly proportioned. The service is first class and attends to every need with swift and polite service. The Penrose Room is simply OUTSTANDING in every way!!
We enjoyed a special evening at the Penrose Room. The whole experience, from start to finish, was absolutely perfect. Each course was better than the last. The three of us ordered the beef tenderloin, venison, and lamb. Perfectly prepared and plated in surprising ways. Service was impeccable. The Autumn dessert was truly different and tasty. Thank you for our holiday memory.
Not up to the Broadmoor standard
This was not our first time at the Penrose Room. It had been a couple of years since our last visit. Historically the foot was excellent. This time the flavors were either overpowering or extremely bitter. My wife and I tried different appetizers, entrees and desserts. Not one would I recommend to someone else.
A truly five star experience.
A truly five star experience.
My wife has dairy allergies. Th e chef came to our table prior to dinner and sat down with her and planned a meal for her. We were greatly impressed. The dining experience was as good as it gets anywhere in the world and we have traveled a lot. Hope to do this agai in the near future. We will tell all our friend a of th I s extraordinary experience Thank you everyone in th e Pen r lose room
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