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Briarhurst Manor

Beautiful fireplace in the ladies room.

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One of the most exquisitely romantic restaurants in Colorado, Briarhurst Manor has several dining rooms, each with its own look and mood. The rich decor includes cherrywood wainscoting, balustrades, and furnishings, Van Briggle wood-and-ceramic fireplaces, tapestries, chinoiserie, and hand-painted glass. Dine in the Garden Room, which has massive bow windows, or in the book-lined Library. In the Drawing Room, with its ornate chandelier and fireplace, the tables are nicely spaced for conversation. Choose from classic European entrées such as trout almondine and Chateaubriand to more modern dishes like bison short ribs.

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  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon. No lunch.
Updated: 10-01-2013

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    More than a treat, its living history

    We were elated to find this jewel of a restaurant were we could literally bask in the charm and ambiance of this historic landmark estate. It is not so unusual to find old home converted into restaurants, but it is very unusual to find a historic treasure converted into a fine dining restaurant. Even if the food was mediocre we would have been pleased to spend and evening there and yet to find outstanding food and outstanding service make this jewel of Manitou an amazing treat for locals and tourist alike. Its on acres of land, out of the way, off the beaten path hidden from view of Co Hwy24, a little hard to find, but worth the time. We hesitated about the value for a moment, if you are on a tight budget you might not agree with the value, but then we took into all of the amenities that are provided in the cost of the meal, its a true historic treasure open to the public, we experienced a bit of Victorian extravagance and charm that we could not put a price on and at the same time could find no fault in food preparation or the cordial and friendly service. Although we only ordered a salad, entree' and shared a dessert we were delighted to find we ended up with a five course meal. To our surprise the chef provides two complimentary courses. We also had a very nice bottle of Cabernet, total cost being about $105 for our five courses and wine. A lot more than a Denny's but not much more or about the same as a trip to Outback where we have to wait for an hour at the bar. No wait here and its a complete dining experience vs an eating experience. We also want to come back for the Murder Mystery Dinners that take an entire evening. That's gota be some kind of fun!

    by CoGuyEsq, 9/20/08
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    EXQUISITE in EVERY WAY: MAGICAL WEDDING? Briarhurst Manor is one of the most gorgeous, magical, BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC places for a wedding. My husband and I were married there last month and couldn't have been more pleased. Janice, our event coordinator was SUPERB! She worked with us to give us our dream wedding and within our budget too! The Briarhurst is also the perfect place for wedding pictures! Not to mention their food is THE BEST we ever tasted. The Steak Diane was so tender...just everything is done to perfection. When we arrived from our ceremony, Jeremy and I were whisked to the Briarhurst front doors, the attendants parked for us, and we were attended to in every detail. I could go on and on about the Briarhurst. If you aren't getting married, then go to their restaurant for an elegant, sophisticated atmosphere and enjoy anything on the menu. Everything is 5 star. As a bride, I felt comforted in knowing every detail would be taken care of without my worrking about it. The conversatory is such a great place for a reception with the elegant bar, the fireplace, the coffee bar, the dance floor, the pearls strung from the ceiling. This day was so magical for us...the Briarhurst had a huge part in creating that atmosphere for us and our guests. I'd recommend the Briarhurst over any location in Colorado. It is Divine, romantic, lovely, and everything they do there is done with such care. WE LOOOOVE BRIARHUST MANOR!!!!!!!!!!!

    by heidijoy, 5/13/10

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