Traditional Cuisine with Contemporary Twists

Fine Dining At The Cliff House

From the cozy sophistication of the Red Mountain Bar and Grill to the timeless, artistic cuisine of The Dining Room, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is the crown jewel in Manitou Springs' culinary crown. Seamlessly merging a sense of history and romance with a refreshingly approach to cooking, the Cliff House captivates with award-winning cuisine in settings of Rocky Mountain splendor.

The Cliff House Dining Room has gained national renown as one of Colorado’s premier dining destinations. We are proud recipients of the distinguished DiRoNA Award and the 4 Diamond Award in Fine Dining from AAA.

Our elite culinary staff will astound your senses with a creative symphony of tastes, smells and textures. Our award winning dishes will amaze you with their modern twists and fresh Colorado ingredients.

If you are looking for an unforgettable dining experience, you will truly discover  a culinary adventure in all of our various restaurants.

The Dining Room

at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

The hallmark of Cliff House cuisine is the ecstasy of flavors unlocked within our dishes. Our cuisine will captivate you with its delicately nuanced preparation and bold combination of flavors. Our goal is to challenge culinary assumptions and expose your palate to entirely new realms of sensory experience and satisfaction.

Against a backdrop of Rocky Mountain beauty, The Cliff House Dining Room is pure modern Victorian splendor, with walls adorned with stunning oil paintings by local legend C.H. Rockey and damask-covered tables set with Riedel crystal wine glasses, and Christofle Hotel flatware. 

Whether you're in blue jeans or in resplendent evening attire, or whether you prefer a cold beer or a legendary French Burgundy, we welcome everyone to enjoy one of the most exciting and rewarding dining experiences in Colorado..

Seasonal Dining On The Veranda

When the weather warms, you’ll find many guests prefer to dine in the fresh Rocky Mountain air of our Veranda. The Veranda is perfectly positioned to bask in the warm glow of the late afternoon sun and, on most nights, our guests get to witness one of Manitou’s best free shows: the stunning sunsets over Pikes Peak. The Veranda menu is also available indoors to those who wish to eat in our elegant Music Room.

Classic Holiday Celebrations

at the Cliff House

Celebrate life's milestone moments in one of Colorado Springs' most historic settings. Whether you're raising a toast to the world's best mom or dad, gathering for a holiday feast or ringing in the New Year in the shadow of America's Mountain, there is no more perfect setting than the Dining Room or one of the hotel's exquisitely intimate private event spaces to mark your most memorable occasions.

Thanksgiving Menu Christmas Menu

While The Cliff House Dining Room is about experiencing new tastes and exploring new horizons in fine dining, The Red Mountain Bar and Grill is all about comfort food and good times. Whether it's the plush leather sofas, the dark wood and cool marble of the bar, the massive flat-screen televisions or the stunning second story balcony with a romantic fire-pit patio below, you can't help but feel at home in our newest restaurant.

We celebrate the best of classic Americana and pub fare with familiar and deliciously naughty twists on great bar and bistro staples. With an affordable and impressive selection of more than 40 domestic and imported micro-brews, rare fine spirits, or an artistic take on your favorite cocktail, we assure you the warm glow won't only be coming from the fireplace.

About the Chef

Amping up our culinary street cred is none other than new Executive Chef Chris Lynch, who joins The Cliff House from The Broadmoor Hotel. Previous prestige posts include The Brown Palace, Saddle Ridge at Beaver Creek, Vail's Up The Creek and Le Central in Denver. A lifelong foodie who got his start washing dishes at the Hiwan Golf Club in nearby Evergreen, Lynch sharpened his kitchen skills at the California Culinary Academy before returning to Colorado where he's redefining Rocky Mountain cuisine for a new generation of enthusiasts.

Wine Cellar

At The Cliff House At Pikes Peak

With a wine cellar that exceeds 800 selections, multiple “Best of Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator," and the prestigious Award of Unique Distinction from Wine Enthusiast, The Cliff House offers an array of exceptional wines to complement your dining experience.. Our staff of certified sommeliers, including two who are certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers, stand ready to guide you through our impressive collection.

Explore our Cellar Master’s “Wine Flight of Fancy” blog here.