Dinner in Colorado Springs -- need advice!
- BL Aug 17, 2004 11:42 AM
I will be in Colorado Springs the week of Aug. 24 and will have one night to go out for dinner with a coworker. Where in the area should we go for a very good, but business casual dinner? All cuisines and recommendations welcome?
The springs is a pretty awesome place to find variety, Im going to only suggest one place because it is by far one of the best places Ive eaten its in Downtown colorado springs its called Blondies they have the best food and a wonderful atmosphere thats comfortable for a business dinner. Its located off of Tejon and Kiowa on the south side of Kiowa. Ok ok there are more restaraunts right in that area here are a couple more choices, The Famous A Steak House which is located right across the street from Blondies and then if you go south on Tejon a little farther there is the Ritz bar and restaraunt, Blondies also is a bar and restaraunt and its atmosphere is way more laid back I think. Enjoy colorado while your here and enjoy the food, If you happen to go to blondies I HIGHLY recomend the crab cakes. and BTW it is downtown so your looking to pay more for dinner. If you just want regular food, theres always red lobster, olive garden, macarroni grill, chilis and applebees but you can have that anytime right :D
My fav in Cos is Senior Manuel's. half a block north of Garden of the gods on N. Nevada
on the west side. The sizzling tostados are great.
Summit at the Broadmoor (http://www.broadmoor.com/summit.php). If you've got just one night, you should definitely visit the Broadmoor. go early. Take a stroll around the lake. Visit the hotel's incredible public spaces and then stroll across to the street to the Summit restaurant. The Broadmoor is an attraction in its own right, and of the 11 restaurants, it best fits the "business casual" description. Fine food. Great service. Terrific wine/beverage list.
My faves in the area in no particular order are...
Edelweiss (german) in CO Spgs
Adam's Mtn Cafe (vegetarian/organic) in Manitou Spgs
The Loop (mexican) in Manitou Spgs
Wines of CO (wine shop/cafe) in Cascade
The Summit at the Broadmoor. Hands down. I agree. Seasonal, top drawer food. Beautiful restaurant with a first class bar. Yummy tasting menu paired with good wines, too, if you're interested. Service unbeatable. Go a little early (or stay late) and take the walk around the Broadmoor-- This restaurant is not in the Broadmoor proper, but in the building across the street on the east side. You'll need to walk over to the Broadmoor main and go up the escalator to the second floor to access the super walk and view. If the weather's super, have a drink in the bar on the terrace up there.
Hi Wendy, thought I'd chime in since there doesn't seem to be a lot of activity on this board :)
We were in CS for a couple of days and had a fabulous dinner at Nosh. I still dream about the cauliflower with miso, it was so good! And to think we almost walked out because we didn't like the vibe much - it seemed a little cold, and the music was horrible. But, we were glad we stayed.
We had drinks (but no food) at the Phantom Brewing company. Liked their beers, but liked the beers at Trinity Brewing company much better. We went there for beers and ended up coming back the next night for dinner. The fries were ok, the burgers were forgettable, but we loved the atmosphere, the buzz, the people, the knowledgeable bartenders, and did I mention the beer?