The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive restaurants, cleverly concealing the fact that they still live with their moms. Mirror their affectations of wealth without mentioning your hot-air-balloon condo thanks to today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale dining and drinks at Briarhurst Manor Estate, housed in a 19th-century Manitou Springs mansion nestled at the base of striking Pikes Peak.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Briarhurst Manor Estate offers a memorably luxe culinary experience without unwieldy tables molded from caviar and gold bars. The menu introduces taste buds to fine appetizers, soups, salads, and four-course dinners served with a variety of breads, amuse-bouches, Cara’s Salad, intermezzo, and accompaniments. Rev appetite engines with salmon lox served with peppered cream-cheese crostinis ($8) or escargot ($10). Then sup on rabbit Catalan with tomato-onion brasige and saffron broth ($32), braised bison short ribs with jalapeño-apricot-honey glaze ($39), or the salmon filet with tomato emulsion ($28). An extensive drink menu featuring dozens of sipping options propels conversation and lubricates rusty knight-armor hinges.
Amid the breathtaking estate grounds of a finely grained pink-sandstone manor, Briarhurst's elaborately decorated dining abode offers a memorably lush dining experience with attentive service, plenty of free parking, and surprisingly perceptive palm readings. Things that seem impossible on an empty stomach, such as skydiving straight into space, convincing the boss to trade spouses, and turning a recurring dream into reality by going back to high school and passing that chemistry exam pantsless, slide into the realm of the certain once patrons have devoured a Briarhurst Manor Estate meal. Call to make a reservation or parachute in.
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- Stepping into the ornate, wood-paneled foyer of this 1886 Manitou Springs mansion feels a bit like waltzing into a game of Clue…You almost expect to overhear Col. Mustard and Mrs. Peacock surreptitiously murmuring something about Professor Plum over ruddy glasses of Beaujolais. Naturally, the staff puts on mystery dinners, where diners solve a classic whodunit. – Nathaniel Glen, The Gazette
- The fairytale historic 19th century pink sandstone Manor house of Dr. William Bell, built on the banks of Fountain Creek in Manitou Springs features Colorado Cuisine at its finest and most elegant. – 10Best
- From the moment we entered until the very end everything was great. They have an excellent wine list. We tried the Foie Gras for our appetizer and it was the best I have ever had anywhere. – ColoradoLady123, TripAdvisor
- I love the fact that I don't have to know wine to get a great glass at Briarhurst. I tell the waiter what I'm looking for and there it is! – OpenTable user who dined on 04/16/2010
Briarhurst Manor Restaurant
Briarhurst Manor Restaurant overlooks the Garden of the Gods Park in the shadow of Pikes Peak, and the pink sandstone Tudor-style manor was constructed as a private summer home for Manitou Springs town founder Dr. William Bell in 1876. The English country architecture showcases elegant flourishes such as eleven wood-detailed dining rooms with tiled fireplaces and dark-wood boiserie, and a garden room where sunlight streams through towering windows. The gorgeous setting, along with it's gourmet menu and gracious staff, has led Briarhurst Manor being named as one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the country according to OpenTable's 2012 and 2013 Diners' Choice awards.
The cuisine matches the interior’s opulence: Executive Chef Neal Moreno glazes duck-shank confit in a gooseberry cassis, and augments the flavor of Colorado lamb chops with chestnut fig jus. Cabernet sauvignons and chardonnays from Napa Valley and Malbecs from Argentinea punctuate the restaurant's extensive and carefully cultivated wine list.
404 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829Get Directions