$25 for $50 Worth of Upscale Dining and Drinks at Briarhurst Manor Estate

Manitou Springs

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In a Nutshell

  • Breathtaking atmosphere
  • Four-course dinners
  • Huge wine selection
  • Free parking

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 18, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy additional 2 as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

This Groupon is not valid with other specials or promotions. Only one Groupon may be used per table.

Reviews

The Gazette praises Briarhurst Manor's atmosphere and sustenance, and 10Best lists the restaurant as one of Colorado Springs' best:

  • 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

OpenTable diners give Briarhurst Manor a near-perfect 4.5 stars, and TripAdvisors give it 3.5 owl eyes:

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Great food, fun atmosphere, and our server was excellent. Fun anniversary date!
Jessica · 2 days ago
having my Groupon is what spurred me to go there the service was fine the food was tasty my husband ate off of the group on menu direct write-off menu and had scallops that were very good if not a little bit too salty for my liking the ambiance was cool 1880 Style we sat in the library which was very cool overall we had a good experience and may return with a Groupon otherwise it's quite pricey
Melissa G. · 3 days ago
Fantastic food and wonderful server! Made my parents 45th special!
Jenn W. · 4 days ago
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