A romantic dinner by a roaring fire is best enjoyed in a restaurant and not around the neighbor’s burning wicker man. Retain your amorous appetite with today’s Groupon to Briarhurst Manor Restaurant in Manitou Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of upscale dining and drinks.
- For $49, you get $100 worth of upscale dining and drink for a group of four or more people.
Briarhurst Manor Restaurant’s menu of roast pheasant, lamb chops, and rib-eye steak befits the high arched windows and dark wood panels that earned the spot a nod as one of the 50 most romantic restaurants according to Opentable.com’s 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards. To begin, diners can wipe clean the artisan cheese slate ($18), a collection of fine cheeses whose passports brandish stamps from around the world. The duck cassandra ($38) douses seared duck breast and duck shank confit with Grand Marnier sauce; the steak diane pairs seared beef medallions with shallots and mushrooms in a cognac demi-glace ($36). Each entree travels as part of a four-course entourage, meaning diners also feast on bread starters, cara’s salad maison, an intermezzo to relieve the palate of lingering flavors and aches from tongue-twisters, and a decadent handmade dessert such as crème brûlée or bourbon-caramel carrot cake. Cabernet sauvignons and chardonnays from Napa Valley punctuate the restaurant’s extensive wine list.
Briarhurst Manor has stood beside Garden of the Gods Park in the shadow of Pike’s Peak since 1876, when Manitou Springs town founder Dr. William Bell constructed the pink sandstone Tudor manor as a place for his family to settle between trips to his native London. The English country-style architecture teems with such elegant flourishes as a tiled fireplace and a garden room where sunlight streams through towering windows, Adding to the peaceful environment, Fountain Creek curves through the estate with all the serenity of a river of NyQuil.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Briarhurst Manor Restaurant a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
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 80829