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Food and Drink

The City's Definitive Guide to Dining Out

The Famous

31 North Tejon St., (719) 227-7333

Colorado Spring’s finest upscale steakhouse and lounge located in the center of downtown. Dine in an elegant and classic steakhouse environment. Award-winning prime steaks, fresh seafood, premium wines, and a piano bar provide a provocative mix of atmosphere and entertainment. Lunch Mon–Fri at 11 a.m. Dinner nightly at 5 p.m. Visa, MC, AMEX, Diners accepted. Reservations suggested. Entrées: $12–$45.

MacKenzie’s Chop House

128 South Tejon St., (719) 635-3536, www.mackenzieschophouse.com

American/steaks. Downtown’s classic steak and chop house led by the award-winning Chef Pete Moreno. MacKenzie’s takes you back to a time when going out to eat meant dining and being treated to an extraordinary meal with exceptional service. Featuring classic American fare with thick cuts of prime, kobe, and choice steaks & chops. Fresh seafood, extensive wine list, and weekly “fresh sheet” specials round out the menu. Private meeting and banquet rooms hold up to 60 people. Lunch: Mon–Fri, dinner nightly. Visa, MC, AMEX accepted. Entrées: lunch $8.95–$15.95, dinner $16.95 and up.

Patty Jewett Bar & Grill

900 East Espanola St., (719) 385-6944

Salads, sandwiches, burgers. Located north of downtown in the Clubhouse of the historic Patty Jewett Golf Course. Fantastic views & wonderful outdoor seating. Open daily 7 a.m.–11 p.m. in the summer and 8 a.m. until dark in the winter. Serving breakfast, lunch, and late-day menu. Specials Monday through Friday, banquet facilities available, please call for details. All major credit cards accepted.

Fratelli Ristorante Italiano

124 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, (719) 575-9571, www.fratelliristorante.com

Euro style Italian fine bistro and wine bar nestled in the historic district downtown. Dine in a local artist galleria with handcrafted dishes by Chef Armando from Naples, Italy. Handcrafted cocktails, tapas, entrées, & desserts. Seasonally styled dishes with Italian wine pairings nightly. Local favorites: vitello Florentina, shrimp scampi limoncello, gnocchi bolognese and rigatoni ai Fratelli. Happy hour 5–7 p.m. with early bistro menu available 5–6 p.m. Open Tue–Sat at 5 p.m. Full bar, wifi, catering, private parties welcome, and private wine dinners available. Entrées average $15–$30, Visa/MC, DC, AMEX accepted. Reservations recommended.

Streetcar520

520 S. Tejon, 719.633.3300, streetcar520.com

“Streetcar520 is a casual dining establishment offering globally inspired cuisine and beverages with exceptional customer service in a setting that juxtaposes international intrigue with its historic local roots. Our menu is built around small plates and shared food to bring an element of unity to groups of diners by promoting the cross-sharing of dishes. Open for breakfast Sat–Sun, lunch & dinner Mon–Sun. Full bar, wifi, private parties welcome, late-night dining and outdoor seating available. Entrées average $10–$25, Visa/MC, DC, AMEX accepted. Reservations accepted.

Briarhurst Manor Estate

404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, (719) 685-1864, www.briarhurst.com

A historic Victorian manor, Briarhurst features the finest in award-winning Rocky Mountain cuisine. Dishes are prepared using a variety of locally grown products, blending classic and innovative culinary techniques to please the most discriminating palates. Ideal for weddings, receptions, company parties, and group luncheons. Briarhurst is open Wed–Sun at 5 p.m. for dinner, affording guests an exquisite outdoor setting in which to dine seasonally on patios or terraces with spectacular mountain views. Full bar & wine list. Briarhurst Manor is in the following Top Ten Categories in Open Table: Best Contemporary Food in CO, Best Service in CO, Most Romantic in CO, Best Over All in Colorado Springs.

Front Range Barbeque

2330 West Colorado Ave., (719) 632-2596

Located just west of Downtown in Historic Old Colorado City. Locally voted best BBQ in Colorado Springs since 2001 and Best Westside Neighborhood Restaurant by the Colorado Springs Independent. Pit-smoked southern BBQ, Cajun, and home-cooked meals made from generations of family recipes. Full bar, Colorado liquors, and a craft beer bar with 10 rotating craft beer taps and a large specialty bottle selection. Weekly live music on our outdoor patio featuring local/national touring bands. frbbq.com or download our phone app for menus, beers on tap, specials, and music updates.

Pizzeria Rustica

2527 West Colorado Ave., (719) 632-8121, www.pizzeriarustica.com

A touch of Italy in Old Colorado City, this classic Neapolitan wood-oven pizzeria received 5 stars from the Gazette, was voted Best New Restaurant 2009 (Best of the Springs), and is the third 4-star Green Restaurant® in the U.S. From the hand-stretched pizzas made of the finest imported Italian and local, artisanal ingredients to the architectural antiques, art, and a heated garden patio, an authentic Italian trattoria dining experience awaits you. Antipasto, salads, gelato, sorbetto. Unique wines, brews, and cocktails. Average entrée $12. See www.pizzeriarustica.com for menu, parking, and holiday closures. Reservations highly recommended. Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover accepted.

Tapateria

2607 West Colorado Ave., (719) 471-TAPA (8272), tapateria.com

Old World & Colorado tapas & wines served in a classic Barcelona ambiance in Old Colorado City. Real Spanish tapas enhanced with local ingredients. 100% gluten-free, 50% vegetarian, 25% vegan. 32 tapas $2–$8 to pair with 32 exceptional wine, sherry, and port values, world-renowned beers and signature cocktails. Deli with 3 serrano hams, 5 chorizos, 7 Spanish cheeses to enjoy at TAPAteria or to take home. Brunch and wine tastings on select Sundays. See tapateria.com for menu and hours, wine list, parking. VISA, MC, Amex, Discover accepted.

Paravicini’s Italian Bistro

2802 West Colorado Ave., (719) 471-8200, www.paravicinis.com

Located in a historic 1895 building, this casual Italian eatery brings a bit of “Little Italy” to Colorado Springs. This consistent winner of numerous “Best of” awards offers hearty favorites like lasagna, veal marsala, or tutto di mare as well as chef Franco Pisani’s original dishes, such as veal Giuseppe: veal scaloppini sautéed with sausage and hot and sweet peppers. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you start with an appetizer; the calamari fritti arrabiata is award winning and should not be missed. Finish with an authentic and decadent tiramisu. Reservations accepted. All major credit cards accepted. Open 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun–Thur 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri & Sat.

Uchenna

2501 West Colorado Ave., (719) 634-5070

A nice touch of Ethiopian & Mediterranean cuisine from Chef Maya. Located in the heart of Old Colorado City, you will find a variety of organic meats and seafood. Also on the menu, you will find vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items. Voted Best of Colorado Springs for Mediterranean cuisine. Open daily (except Mon) 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Reservations and credit cards accepted. Free parking.

Sopra Antipasto and Wine Bar

4 South 28th Street, (719) 344-8119, www.sopracos.com

Sopra features Chef Franco’s creative genius with modern twists on classic Italian-American cuisine with a focus on shared plates. With a 100-bottle wine list, a modern take on classic cocktails, and an ever-changing craft beer selection, SOPRA will also be the place to relax with friends and family. Whether it is inside our modern-styled bar and dining area or on our second-story deck with breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding mountains, you are guaranteed to find a spot to relax and MANGIA!

JUN Japanese Restuarant

2 locations: 3276 Centennial Blvd., (719) 227-8690, 1760 Dublin, (719) 531-9368

Teppan, sushi. Ramen & sushi at the Centennial location and shabu-shabu at the Dublin location. Average entrée $10–$15. All major credit cards accepted. Open Lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon–Sat, Dinner 5–9 p.m. Mon–Sun. Free parking. Handicap accessible. Vegetarian entrées. Wine, beer, and mixed drinks available. Children’s menu available.

Colorado Mountain Brewery

2 locations: 1110 Interquest Pkwy., (719) 434-5750, 600 South 21st St., (719) 466-8240, mbrew.com

Come experience the true taste of Colorado! Whether you’re craving a juicy burger, a crisp salmon salad, our unique bison meatloaf Wellington, or our award-winning handcrafted beer cheese soup, you are sure to find an original flavor worthy of Colorado. All house and seasonal beers are locally made from the rich and bold malty finish of the Monumental Stout to the crisp, refreshing 7258 Blonde Ale. We also offer handcrafted cocktails and select wines. Enjoy the views of the Colorado Rockies from our scenic patios. Open daily Sun–Thur 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Happy Hour 3–6 p.m. Sun–Fri.

The Steakhouse at Flying Horse

Located at The Club at Flying Horse: 1880 Weiskopf Point, (719) 487-2635, www.FlyingHorseSteakhouse.com

Situated within The Clubhouse at Flying Horse in northern Colorado Springs, The Steakhouse is a contemporary Tuscan-style restaurant whose delectable cuisine and dazzling views make dining out a feast for the senses. Enjoy classic steakhouse fare, including prime, grass-fed, and choice steaks and chops accompanied by traditional steakhouse sides, handcrafted cocktails, Old and New World wines, and exquisite desserts. The Steakhouse is open daily; Lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Dinner 5–10 p.m., and Sun brunch 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Smorbrod

2727 N Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907, (719) 634-2727, www.smorbrod.com

Serving hearty, open-faced sandwiches on rugbrod rye bread. The dish by the same name, a Scandinavian tradition, is topped with savory flavors. We use fresh local and imported ingredients carefully assembled to create over 20 Nordic-inspired smorbrod sandwiches. Located in the Old North End of Colorado Springs, you can find us nestled within Lincoln Center—a repurposed elementary school that is now a well-known community center where neighbors meet for coffee, brews, and fancy sandwiches. Open every day for lunch, dinner, and offering late-night hours Fri–Sat. Full bar, group seating, & private parties welcome, outdoor dining & pet friendly. Entrées average $10–$25, Visa/MC, DC, AMEX accepted. Reservations recommended.

Prime 25

1605 S. Tejon St., (719) 385-9822, www.prime25.com

Prime 25 is a modern interpretation of the classic steakhouse with two levels of dining. We pride ourselves on superior foods and high-quality service. Our kitchen serves top-quality beef with bone-in selections. Seafood is flown in daily to ensure the highest quality and exceptional flavor. Enjoy our handcrafted cocktails and extensive wine list. Private meeting and banquet rooms, live music, outdoor dining, and free wifi. Dinner: Tue–Sun, nightly. All major credit cards accepted. Entrées: $25 and up. Full bar, reservations recommended.

Edelweiss Restaurant

34 East Ramona, (719) 633-2220, www.edelweissrest.com

German & continental cuisine. Located near the Broadmoor area. Take a quick trip to Germany with our authentic food and atmosphere. Enjoy our Beirgarten in the summer, and stay warm by the fireplaces in the winter. Dining hours: Open every day 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. Full bar featuring many imported beers and wines. Live music Fri–Sat starting at 6 p.m. Entrées average $15, Visa, MC, DC, AMEX, Diners accepted.

Golden Bee

1 Lake Avenue, (866) 334-3695

The Golden Bee is famous for its gastropub food and yards of the finest ales from an extensive collection of English, Irish, and local craft breweries. Guests are encouraged to participate in the cheerful atmosphere by joining the nightly ragtime piano beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the singalong beginning at 9 p.m. nightly while proudly wearing their own “Bees.” Located across from Broadmoor Main. Serving lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested. Casual dress / resort casual.

Natural Epicurean

1 Lake Avenue, (866) 334-3695

Wholesome, healthy, natural, and organic cuisine. Enjoy fresh, cold-pressed juices and entrée selections featuring a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options as well as sustainably raised meat and fish dishes. Dine in or take out in the casual, open-air environment along with seasonal full-service indoor or al fresco dining. Located mountainside of Broadmoor West lobby. Open for all-day dining, including selected continental breakfast items. Dinner reservations recommended. Recreation wear / casual dress.

Lake Terrace Dining Room

1 Lake Avenue, (866) 334-3695

Visit the original 1918 Broadmoor dining room located on the main mezzanine. A traditional breakfast menu Mon–Sat 7–11 a.m. On Sundays, the renowned Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (reservations recommended). Over 150 items on the buffet with an incomparable dessert buffet, featuring crepes and bananas foster. Dressy denim, seasonal sport coat or blazer, Bermuda-length shorts, and collared shirts are suggested. Please no athletic wear, pool attire, or gentlemen’s hats. Main Mezzanine.

La Taverne

1 Lake Avenue, (866) 334-3695

The expansive dinner menu of La Taverne sizzles with the finest selection of meats as well as a raw bar. Cold shellfish, classic appetizers, and homemade soups provide a wide variety of culinary opportunities. For lunch, La Taverne serves up favorites such as seafood salad Louis and an assortment of sandwiches and delicious American classics. Located in Broadmoor Main. Serving lunch and dinner. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Casual dress / resort casual.

Summit

19 Lake Circle, (719) 577-5896 or (800) 634-7711

Summit features regional cuisines of the Americas with a classic twist, complemented by an innovative wine and cocktail program in a modern atmosphere. Summit highlights the cuisine of the Americas and pays homage to different cultures while utilizing local products and ingredients. The restaurant features a visually striking glass-enclosed wine turret that stores over 500 bottles. Located across Lake Circle from Broadmoor Main. Serving dinner. Reservations highly recommended. Private dining available. Resort casual.

Ristorante Del Lago

1 Lake Avenue, (866) 334-3695

Ristorante del Lago offers diners a unique and authentic Italian dining experience. For dinner, fragrant wood-fired pizzas are available along with a selection of meats off the rotisserie and homemade pasta dishes. The aging room also boasts authentic salumi and formaggio imported straight from Italy. Located lakeside in Broadmoor West. Serving breakfast and dinner. Private dining and al fresco dining available. Reservations highly recommended for dinner. Casual dress / resort casual.

Penrose Room

1 Lake Avenue, (866) 334-3695

Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant. Former French Laundry sous chef and now Penrose Room Chef de Cuisine Max Robbins is at the helm bringing his expertise with contemporary French and American creations. Dance the night away to the sounds of our live trio and vocalist in the classic, stylish atmosphere. Located at The Broadmoor Hotel. Enjoy cocktails in the adjacent lounge before or after dinner. Reservations highly recommended. Private dining available. Jackets required, dressy denim acceptable.

Cafe Julie's

1 Lake Avenue, (866) 334-3695

Parisian patisserie featuring our luxury Valrhona chocolate collection, housemade gelato, Lavazza specialty coffees, and a decidedly distinctive and inviting area to meet. Enjoy soups, salads, and sandwiches to go, artisan breads, cakes, and other culinary delights. It is a gathering place for signature coffees, wines, and beer as well as exclusive handmade chocolates from the new chocolate kitchen within the café. Located in the lobby of Broadmoor Main. All-day dining. Casual dress / resort casual.

1858

1 Lake Avenue, (866) 334-3695

Nestled in the heart of Cheyenne Cañon is Restaurant 1858. Relax and enjoy the cascading waterfalls and popular snacks like Vidalia onion rings and a classic wedgesalad along with entrées highlighting Colorado Rocky Mountain trout seven different ways and deliciously inspired prospector cuisine! Dining at Restaurant 1858 requires paid entrance to Seven Falls. Located at the end of the cañon at base of Seven Falls. Open seasonally for lunch and dinner. Casual dress.

Walter’s Bistro

146 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., (719) 630-0201, waltersbistro.com

Walter’s Bistro features incredible contemporary fine dining, including an exquisite seafood selection. Lunch is a great value and situated only 10 minutes from downtown—not too far for the power lunch crowd! Enjoy a wide variety of fine spirits and a wonderful wine list with varieties from around the world. Featuring two private rooms for meetings or celebrations with seating from 10–22 guests. WiFi available on request. Ask about booking the main dining room for private parties up to 65.