Was really pleased to hear this place is open to the public on Thursday nights! Really fun atmosphere and outstanding views. Great service...no where else like this in the Denver area.
The Manor House use to be a fantastic restaurant, but sadly they did not receive enough business to remain open. I'm guessing their location and lack of promotion was the reason for their demise.
It is now a special event center only.
Manor House Restaurant. Tonight my husband and I celebrated our 39th anniversary at the Manor House and were so pleased with our dining experience. The server was very professional and pleasant, making helpful suggestions as this was our first visit. The restaurant has a very relaxing atmosphere, the service was excellent, and our meals couldn't have been more delicious. We are very happy to have found a place to enjoy fine dining in a beautiful location with mountain views and are eager to return.
Colorado's most famous Georgian-style mansion offers sweeping views and excellent continental cuisine..
Windows open on the pinnacles of Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the dramatic Front Range. The house boasts original electricity and plumbing from the early 19th century, several private rooms for groups or intimate dinners, and a gorgeous patio area. Menu favorites include thick, juicy slabs of salmon stuffed with Brie and crab, New York strip steak and signature roast prime rib. The twlight and lounge menus cater to diners who want to experience the restaurant at a lower price.
Amazing Experience, Beautiful Property, One of a kind.. I live in downtown denver, so I tend to favor restaurants in my general area. My only familiarity with this restauraunt was in passing conversation, but I just happened to see an advertisment for the Manor House and I figured why not. My wife and I drove about 25 minutes from downtown and arrived at the whitehouse-resembling property at about 7pm. It was christmas time and the lights were absolutely gorgeous. For living in Colorado 10+ years now I was almost upset to have not experienced this. I had made reservations and we were seated promptly. We sat next to a cozy fireplace, and although the server was a little young in my opinion for a fine dining restaurant, we were very impressed with the service. The wine selection was vast and almost a bit too eclectic for my taste, but overall very impressive. We skipped the appetizer and went for a great blue cheese house salad to start. My wife ordered the salmon which came on a cedar plank; great presentation. I had the prime rib which I was told was a house favorite. The prices were both in the 30's but we did recieve what we paid for. The salmon came out perfect, and the Prime rib was enormous. Both were cooked as ordered, and both were delicious. I must say that I do not normaly review anything, other than in passing conversation... but this restaurant was a must as I would not normaly have traveled to dine in Ken Caryl. Do not miss out on this historic property and amazing restaurant. If it means anything, I already have booked my family's Christmas party for 07' in one of the upstair's rooms.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION PART II.
Food Snob as a rule will not review a bad restaurant. I'm torn a little on this one. I want to like it, but as the last review so eloquently points out they have a good deal of work to do.
The view is wonderful. Very Romantic, my wife was awed for our anniversary. We were greeted with our reservation and on request, were seated at the best window seat looking over the city. The appitizers were nice, but not special enough to warrant the price. The "Twilight Deal" was appealing as my wife likes smaller portions. I, on the other hand was going for the big Prime Rib. Both meals were overcooked just enough to be annoying. Our server, was very attentive and offered to fix them, but we opted to not let our anniversary be scarred and made the best of it. The desert tray was nice, simple and limited. The regular choices. The Chocolate cake was the best. I do hope that not only we diners read these, but that restaurants make regular visits to these sites as well to see how we feel. The only reason I rate this place, is that I love the house, always have and it deserves to be the best, run by the best. I dont think second best will do here. I will try it again, but untill I know for sure will pick at the crab cakes, have a drink and enjoy desert by a wonderful fireplace, or on a great patio.
Work in progress. Much like driving through the construction zone on T-rex, it was not pleasurible but you can see the potential if they can work out the problems. The House itself is amazing and the views are even better. The service was basic and what I might expect at a cheap chain restaurant. The menu was appealing, however the kitchen failed to pull of a couple of the dishes ie our trout entree came out cold and raw in the center. The wine list was very eclectic, (we only recognized a few wines listed), which is great if the staff has good knowledge of it but our server fumbled through every question we asked him so we had beer instead of playing russian roulette with the wine list. Our server also had the annoying habit of hovering over our table most of the evening. We thought maybe we just had the bad apple, but when talking to another couple on our way out, they said the guy which waited on them was actually worse. I know that this restaurant just opened back up, so we may give them a try in the future if the staff can get it's act together. If not we will continue eating in Lodo and Sedalia. Advice: go for the views and a drink but keep expectations low if you decide to eat. Prices demand much better service.
NEW WINE LIST! NEW MENU! NEW OWNERS!. I am the wine director at the NEW manor house. Please come back! This is such a special place for those of us Coloradans and those of us who live nearby. The food will astound you, and my wine list tailors to the cuisine as well as those of us who are passionate about our food and wine choices. There is a new lounge menu that caters to those who, spur-of-the-moment, don't want to cook or just want an affordable evening meal, as well as a twilight menu that humors the family or just the mid-price entrée crowd. My wine list is affordable and offers discounted selections at twilight. I want to sell my wines, and they are priced accordingly. It is such a beautiful location, and the recent renovations make the out-of-date picture (as of 10/14/06) look silly.
Awesome forward thinking cuisine. We recently moved to the Ken Caryl area from Los Angeles and were amazed by the lack of non-chain restaurants in the area. Luckily we found The Manor House. The food is fantastic. Creative pairings of sauces with perfectly cooked protiens. The salads (especially the daily specials) are a real draw. All desserts are made in house. We've dined there many times in the past year and a half and have watched the calliber of cuisine get higher and higher. Sometimes the service is a little shakey. DONT EAT IN THE BAR>. This is a great place to come if you are a true foodie. Smoked pork loin with white bean cake, prosciutto dust and jalepeno reduction. Cedar plank salmon stuffed with bluecrab, brie, and herbs- fantastic. Enjoy
Romance is Waiting. I have been looking for the perfect romantic restaurant to take my wife to and have finally found it. Amazing views, well rounded menu, great food, great service, and less expensive than other restaurants in the same class. Christmas decorations were a bonus as well. Try the Manilla Clams with Chorizo, stuffed salmon, Buffalo Ribeye, or Pork Loin. Highly Recommend.
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