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A week in Colorado Springs

I don't think there is anyplace in town I would recommend for seafood, especially since you are coming from Florida. Unfortunately, there are not too many places in town that have great food and a view. The Peppertree has high end steak and has windows overlooking the town. It has been here for a long time and has a good reputation. Either Blue Star or the Margarita would give you some of the best foot in town and try to locally source what they can. Another option would be Marigold's.

Oct 29, 2014
joannev in Mountain States

A week in Colorado Springs

It depends on what kind of meal you want. The Blue Star provides great food in a nice atmosphere with a very good wine list. If you want a smaller meal, the bar menu offers lighter options. The Margarita at Pine Creek offers a limited menu of 3 and 5 course meals at night which are wonderful food. The wine list is more limited, but the choices are good. They also have a good bar menu. Tapateria is a tapas restaurant with very good small plates. MacKenzie's does an outstanding steak. We haven't been to the Peppertree lately, but it would be worth the price just for the view.

Oct 29, 2014
joannev in Mountain States

A week in Colorado Springs

The area is residential, but very close to the national forest. The creek runs right behind the restaurant and up into the forest so we see lots of deer and an occasional bear in the area. We even saw a mama and her two babies crossing Highway 115 (Nevada Avenue) to get from a greenway to the golf course. Again in an area that has green space all the way up to the mountains.

Mar 10, 2014
joannev in Mountain States

Recommendations for Colorado Springs

The Craftwood does great game and other interesting food, but is pretty expensive. McKenzie's is good steak. Nosh does interesting small plates.

May 19, 2013
joannev in Mountain States

Brewpubs in Colorado Springs

Phantom Canyon is the oldest brewpub in town. Bristol doesn't have food - it's just beer. Trinity Brewing has some interesting beers.

May 19, 2013
joannev in Mountain States

Mexican food in Colorado Springs

We like Jose Muldoon's. Amanda's Fonda and Crystal Park Cantina get really good reviews.

May 19, 2013
joannev in Mountain States

Colorado Springs - Sat. nite dinner

It's too late for you, but for anyone else. McKenzie's, Marigold's, Margarita at Pine Creek, Warehouse, Craftwood.

May 19, 2013
joannev in Mountain States

Colorado Springs -- DC Hound needs dinner options near Cheyenne Mountain Resort

I'm too late for you, but I would recommend the Blue Star, Walter's Bistro, or McKenzie's. This is Colorado Springs, jeans are everywhere. The Penrose Room is probably the only place in town that requires a coat. The Peppertree is good, too, and has great views. I was not at all happy with The Famous.

May 19, 2013
joannev in Mountain States

Colorado Springs small wedding reception venue?

The Briarhurst does lots of weddings. The Margarita does really good food and has some rooms that would be a good size for you.

May 19, 2013
joannev in Mountain States

A week in Colorado Springs

Nosh for small plates (same owner as Blue Star), Tapateria for tapas, Pizzeria Rustica for gourmet pizza, Warehouse or Craftwood for game and other interesting meals, Rabbit Hole for interesting small plates, Phantom Canyon Brew Pub, Marigold's or Margarita for a nice dinner or lunch.

May 19, 2013
joannev in Mountain States

Short Trip To Colorado...Any tips??

For Colorado Springs, I would concur on Nosh. Their food is always well prepared and interesting. BJ's Velvet Freez is just an old style ice cream stand, not sure why it would be worth a special trip. The Warehouse and Craftwood do good game and other interesting food, but are on the more expensive side. Warehouse does have small plates. King's Chef is supposed to have really good green chili and diner food. We like Tapateria (tapas) and Pizzeria Rustica, but they are not uniquely Colorado. The Rabbit Hole has some interesting small plates, too.

May 19, 2013
joannev in Mountain States