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Best Restaurants in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs offers a fascinating culinary scene that blends techniques and inventive cuisines from all over the world. The city's dining scene is inspired by contemporary American, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and Mediterranean flavors, making it a unique culinary melting pot that fits every palate. There is something for every diner in Colorado Springs, from sophisticated, high-end concepts to casual sidewalk cafes, farm-to-table vegan establishments, rustic outdoor dining, and heated patios. Also, the city boasts stunning natural landscapes, such as Pikes Peak-Mountain America's and Garden of the Gods Park, which help create a mood for an exciting culinary escape. A notable culinary hot spot in the city is the downtown Colorado Springs neighborhood, hosting some of the best dining concepts in the city.

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24 Restaurants
Updated 19 January 2022
Restaurants:Ambli Global Cuisine - Colorado Springs, Carlos' Bistro, The Fifty-Niner
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:International, Continental, Speakeasy
Neighborhoods:Colorado Springs
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Ambli Global Cuisine - Colorado Springs

$$$$
International
Colorado Springs
4.8
647 reviews
Executive chef Ricardo Morffin teamed up with Pariza Mehta and Kelly Morrison to debut Ambli Global Cuisine in 2013. The restaurant, nestled in the heart of Colorado Springs, presents a vast, diverse menu with globally influenced meals, including Mexican, East African, Indian, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors. The inventive meals at the restaurant are inspired by Mehta's upbringing, her much-traveled family history, and her partner chef Morffin's native roots in Mexico City. Also, the restaurant boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere, featuring artwork décor and horseshoe seating style, combined with quality service to provide a remarkable dining experience. Moreover, the restaurant offers a range of curated cocktails to complement its creative specialties.

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Carlos' Bistro

$$$$
Continental
Colorado Springs
4.9
1761 reviews
Executive chef Carlos Echeandia, alongside his wife Marcia, opened Carlos' Bistro in Colorado Springs in late 2004. This award-winning restaurant boasts an ambient, lively atmosphere adorned with a laidback cream-and-black theme. The menu at the restaurant is steered by chef Carlos, a Peruvian native, who incorporates his unique flair into each classic restaurant dish, much to diners' delight. At Carlo's Bistro, diners can enjoy internationally inspired meals infused with local favorites. The creative meals are complimented by a comprehensive selection of drink lists, including wines, beers, and signature cocktails. This award-winning restaurant has received recognition from various reputable publications, such as Open Table, The Gazette, and Zagat.

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The Fifty-Niner

$$$$
Speakeasy
Colorado Springs
4.5
34 reviews
The Fifty-Niner is a historic dining spot tucked in the downtown Colorado Springs neighborhood. The restaurant pays homage to Colorado Springs' rich heritage dating back to 1859. The restaurant offers a vast, diverse menu that incorporates globally-inspired cuisines, including speakeasy, pizzeria, tapas, and gluten-free options. Also, The Fifty-Niner has an extensive drinks menu serving hand-crafted cocktails, beers, and wines to complement its inventive dishes. The Fifty-Niner boasts a rustic, welcoming atmosphere with simple, creative décor to retain the restaurant's natural ambiance.

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El Padrino Mexicano

$$$$
Mexican
Colorado Springs
4.7
105 reviews
Established in 2018, El Padrino Mexicano specializes in Mexican cuisines and Margaritas. This family-owned restaurant is located at Voyager Parkway in downtown Colorado Springs and offers an inventive menu helmed by Justin Caligars and inspired by his Mexican roots. The vast menu at the restaurant offers something for every type of diner, including kids, gluten-free, and vegan options. Also, the restaurant boasts a chic yet inviting atmosphere, with floor-to-ceiling windows for ample natural lighting, rustic wooden furnishing, stone finishes, dim hanging light fixtures, and wall art. The restaurant's inventive dishes are complemented with an extensive drinks menu, offering signature Margarita cocktails, bottled beers, draft beers, and a wines collection.

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Pepper Tree Restaurant

$$$$
Steak
Colorado Springs
4.8
2355 reviews
Pepper Tree Restaurant is restaurateur Neil Levy's dining concept which has graced the Colorado Springs dining scene since 1983. The restaurant was later taken over by Levy's son Max in 2021, who successfully maintained its tradition and principles. Pepper Tree serves inventive flavors, with sizzling steaks being the primary item. The restaurant's menu, helmed by chef James Case, also offers fresh seafood and vegan options. Most delicacies at the restaurant are prepared tableside to excellence by a cadre of tuxedo-clad servers renowned for their immaculate service, offering a remarkable dining experience. Also, Pepper Tree boasts a simple but classy atmosphere, with a futuristic fountain in the foyer, a polished wood podium, sleek dining areas with snug booths, and a horseshoe bar lighted by hip halogen lighting. Moreover, this award-winning restaurant doubles as an ideal spot for diners to explore a comprehensive drinks selection, including signature cocktails, beers, and wine lists.

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Fratelli Ristorante Italiano

$$$$
Italian
Colorado Springs
4.6
236 reviews
Since its debut in 1983, Fratelli Ristorante has been serving inventive Italian flavors in downtown Colorado Springs. This award-winning restaurant was established on the principles of an Italian family, with brothers Joseph and Tom Alagna at the helm. Fratelli Ristorante serves a creative blend of Northern and Southern Italian dishes prepared using the traditional Italian countryside technique. The more significant part of the restaurant's menu is prepared in-house using family recipes, providing unique, rich flavors. Also, the restaurant has a Roman bar, which offers an extensive selection of drinks, including Roman cocktails, fine wines, and beers, for a smooth finish to complement the savory dishes. Moreover, Fratelli boasts a number of awards under its belt, including bagging Open Table's "Diners Choice Award" in 2020.

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Paninos Eastside

$$$$
Italian
Colorado Springs
4.4
70 reviews
Panino's Eastside debuted in 1974 at Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. Tony Frasca and Everetta Lou were the pioneers of this re-invented restaurant, initially known as Pizza Plus. This Italian spot serves an inventive menu based on Italian cuisines featuring popular dishes like Panino Poppers, Spaghetti Pie, and Shrimp Scampi. Upon entry, diners are greeted by a warm, welcoming ambiance, including signature décor similar to other locations, bespoke wine-bottle light fittings, and wooden flooring, evoking the charm of a traditional Italian restaurant. Also, the restaurant features a vast beverage menu, including wines, beers, and cocktails to accompany the meals.

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Colorado Springs

$$$$
Seafood
Colorado Springs
4.5
594 reviews
Jax Fish and Oyster Bar is Dave Query's dining concept nestled in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Since its debut in 1995, the restaurant has been serving inventive, fresh seafood inspired by seasonal locally sourced ingredients. Jax Fish House is committed to providing the ocean's sustainable seafood to prevent seawater species extinction. The chef-inspired menu at the restaurant is steered by executive chef Lucero, who serves signature dishes, such as char-broiled oysters, caviar service, and clam chowder. Also, Jax Fish House boasts a chic yet inviting atmosphere, featuring wooden and brick finishes, skylight windows, fish mounts, and quaint blue hues, ideal for a remarkable dining experience.

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The Rocks Lounge & Dining Room

$$$$
Contemporary American
Denver
4.7
62 reviews
Since its debut, The Rocks Lounge and Dining Room has offered an ideal hangout spot for diners looking to enjoy savory treats while soaking in spectacular natural views. This contemporary bar and grill is tucked in downtown Colorado Springs and serves a wide selection of cocktails alongside inventive fare. The restaurant's menu, helmed by chef Jake Wood, is inspired by seasonal ingredients and features contemporary American cuisines, dessert, and vegan options. Also, the restaurant boasts a vast cocktail menu, which pays homage to the local distillers and breweries.

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Cowboy Star - Colorado Springs

$$$$
American
Colorado Springs
4.9
1678 reviews
Nestled in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, Cowboy Star is a casual, elegant restaurant serving alongside contemporary American fare. Since its debut in 2015, Cowboy Star has been offering prime steaks sourced from the nation's premier Certified Humane Angus herd and quality seafood obtained underneath the Monterey Bay Aquarium's demanding Seafood Monitor Standards. Chef Victor infuses his creativity with the freshest natural and organic ingredients to deliver the ideal quality of American, steak, and steakhouse cuisines. Also, Cowboy Star prides itself on a warm, inviting atmosphere featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek wooden finishes and furnishing, a scenic outdoor patio, and lovely chandeliers. Diners can accompany the inventive dishes at the restaurant with specialty cocktails, beer, spirits, and wine lists.

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Paravicinis Italian Bistro

$$$$
Italian
Colorado Springs
4.7
3582 reviews
Paravicini's is an Italian restaurant that brings the most refined inventive Italian flavors to Colorado Springs. The restaurant is located in a historic 1895 building in the historic Old Colorado Springs neighborhood. Paravicini's was opened in 2003 by chef Franco Pisani and has been providing a vast, diverse menu that includes regional delicacies from Italy and Pisani's creations. The specialties at the restaurant are inspired by fresh, locally sourced ingredients and Pisani's family recipes. The restaurant boasts an ambient, chic yet welcoming atmosphere, including a rustic finish that evokes a vintage feel. Also, Paravicini's provides a scenic patio and rooftop seating area, ideal for catching spectacular views while digging into the restaurant's award-winning dishes. Diners can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, carefully curated wine lists, and Italian liquors to complement the restaurant's dishes.

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Prime 25

$$$$
Steakhouse
Colorado Springs
4.6
1508 reviews
Prime 25 opened in 2017 with a buzz, equally attracting swarms of supporters and critics. Nestled in the Ivywild neighborhood, the restaurant is a contemporary steakhouse concept by Chuck Shafer, serving a selection of U.S.D.A prime-aged beef cuts. Also, Prime 25 offers fresh seafood flown in daily to guarantee high-quality and rich flavors. Prime 25's food menu is helmed by executive chef Dylan Montano, a Colorado Springs local with a French bistro background that inspires the restaurant's flavors. Moreover, the restaurant's menu is mainly gluten-free; therefore, allergic dinners don't have to worry about separate menus. The restaurant offers a chic yet inviting ambiance stretching over two levels of dining spaces, combined with personalized service to provide a memorable dining experience. Prime 25 has an extensive drinks menu to complement its inventive cuisine, including hand-crafted signature cocktails, beers, and local spirits.

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Streetcar520

$$$$
Global, International
Colorado Springs
4.6
587 reviews
Streetcar520 is an innovative contemporary American restaurant tucked in the Trolley neighborhood of downtown Colorado Springs. The restaurant is nestled in a historic 1901 building initially used to store and maintain streetcars that operated on Tejon Street in the 1920s. In 2018, Ari Howard transformed the old building into an upscale restaurant without overhauling its rustic and vintage feel. Streetcar520 boasts a chic yet welcoming atmosphere, including a sleek granite bar top, vibrant art murals, rail maps, appealing vintage photographs, and a lovely 24-foot lighting feature. Also, the restaurant provides a diverse menu helmed by award-winning chef Ketil Larsen, featuring inventive globally-inspired dishes. Moreover, the restaurant offers a full bar with a comprehensive drink menu with curated cocktails, beers, and wine lists to compliment the meals.

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La Bella Vita

$$$$
Italian
Colorado Springs
4.7
1355 reviews
Since its debut in 2012, La Bella Vita has been serving Southern Italy flavors in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. The restaurant is a creative dining concept by award-winning executive chef Giuliano Casulli, specializing in elevated Italian cuisine. The menu at the restaurant adds an inventive twist to classic Italian cuisine, using the freshest ingredients. Moreover, the restaurant offers a full bar serving a comprehensive selection of drinks, including wine lists, curated cocktails, and craft beers. La Bella Vita provides a friendly, ambient atmosphere with old-world charm, combined with quality service to create a memorable dining experience. The restaurant boasts a number of awards and recognition by national publications, such as bagging the "Best Real Italian By the Experts" from the Gazette's Best of the Springs in 2013.

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Ristorante Di Sopra

$$$$
Italian
Colorado Springs
4.7
607 reviews
Ristorante Di Sopra is another inventive dining concept by restaurateur and award-winning chef Franco Pisani in the Old Colorado Springs City neighborhood. Since its debut in 2017, the restaurant has been serving Italian classics with contemporary, stylized twists. Chef Franco skillfully combines traditional family recipes with the freshest ingredients, applying modern Italian culinary techniques. The restaurant's menu features shared small plates and big entrees that bring Italian flavors to Colorado Springs. Also, Ristorante Di Sopra boasts an upscale yet inviting atmosphere, featuring a scenic second-story patio ideal for al fresco dining while enjoying the spectacular panoramas of the surrounding mountains. Moreover, the restaurant provides a vast, diverse drinks menu to complement its rich Italian flavors, including over 100 bottles of fine wine, classic curated cocktails, and a comprehensive selection of craft beers.

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Four by Brother Luck

$$$$
American
Colorado Springs
4.5
1702 reviews
Four By Brother Luck is a contemporary American restaurant in downtown Colorado Springs. Since launching his dining concept in 2019, TV celebrity chef Brother Luck has been serving a four-course tasting menu influenced by the primary sources of its fresh ingredients; farmers, fisherman, hunters, and gatherers. Four by Brother Luck's menus are divided into four quadrants, with each quadrant consisting of a self-guided four-course menu tasting per person. However, diners may stick to the pre-determined tasting menu or combine all four menus to customize their unique dining experience. Moreover, the restaurant provides a warm, inviting ambiance with private dining rooms and a scenic patio, ideal for a remarkable experience. Diners can enjoy drinks at the restaurant's full bar, serving beers, cocktails, and wines.

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Grand View Dining Room at the Garden of the Gods Resort & Club

$$$$
Contemporary American
Colorado Springs
4.5
423 reviews
The Grand View Room, surrounded by Pikes Peak, offers members and diners exquisite contemporary American specialties and culinary expertise, as well as friendly, attentive service. The restaurant is helmed by James Gibson and executive chef Thomas Hartwell and has graced the dining scene in Colorado Springs since its debut in 1951. The restaurant offers a sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere, with outdoor patios scenic dining rooms overlooking the awe-inspiring Garden of the Gods red rock formations, ideal for a remarkable dining experience. The menu at the award-winning restaurant is vast and diverse, influenced by the freshest seasonal ingredients locally sourced from reliable farmers. Diners can savor the extensive selection of curated cocktails and beverage lists that celebrate the region's local brewers and craft distillers.

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Bonny and Read Fresh Seafood and Steaks

$$$$
Seafood
Colorado Springs
4.7
1565 reviews
Bonny and Read restaurant is restaurateur Joe Campana's dining concept debuted in 2014 in downtown Colorado Springs. The restaurant coins its name from fierce pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, and offers fresh seafood, inventive sushi, and steak. The seafood served at the restaurant is sourced from the eco-conscious and sustainable Seattle Fish Co., guaranteeing its quality and rich flavors. Bonny and Read provides a vast, diverse rotating seafood menu inspired by chef Josh Kelly and influenced by locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. Moreover, the restaurant features a full bar offering stimulating cocktails, Colorado beers, and wines. Also, the restaurant offers an upscale, ambient atmosphere, including opulent blur booths, grey flooring, mahogany furniture, chandeliers, and an aquarium, creating a remarkable dining experience.

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Dat's Italian

$$$$
Italian
Colorado Springs
4.4
531 reviews
Since its debut in 2010, Dat's has been serving Italian specialties in the Old City Colorado Springs neighborhood. The family-owned restaurant serves signature family recipes passed down for five generations. Dat's Italian is headed by chef and owner JoAnn Trujillo and supported by her family members, who have Anconian and Sicilian roots. Also, the restaurant provides an ambient, inviting atmosphere with a homely feel, featuring heated outdoor romantic dens, ideal for al fresco dining. Moreover, the restaurant offers a full bar with a comprehensive drinks menu, including extensive Italian wine lists, craft cocktails, and beers.

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The Great British Food Company

$$$$
British
Colorado Springs
4.3
159 reviews
The Great British Food Company is Steve Jones' dining concept opened in 2020. The restaurant is located in downtown Colorado Springs and offers inventive classic British comfort food and Irish flavors. The restaurant offers a casual, welcoming ambiance, including rustic wooden and stone finishes and an outdoor patio providing stunning views of surrounding mountains. The Great British Food Company serves a comprehensive selection of different beers alongside small plates that complement the rich flavors. Diners can enjoy a memorable dining experience adorned with music and live sports on matchdays.

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Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen

$$$$
Cajun
Colorado Springs
4.6
306 reviews
Since opening in 2013, Momma Pearl's has been serving classic Southern Louisiana Cajun flavors in downtown Colorado Springs. The Restaurant is run by chef Robert "BB" Brunet, offering family recipes passed down by his mother, Momma Pearl Theriot, a Louisiana native. The inventive dishes at the restaurant are inspired by the hospitality of the chef's mother and fresh seasonal ingredients, combined with contemporary techniques to create savory flavors. Momma Pearl's provides a warm, inviting atmosphere adorned with wall artworks, cool cream, black themes, hanging light fixtures, and vintage photographs. The restaurant has a full bar that features beers, cocktails, and wines to complement its savory dishes. Moreover, Momma Pearl's has a number of accolades, including winning the "Best Cajun Food Restaurants" by Colorado Springs Gazette in 2018 and 2019.

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The Rabbit Hole

$$$$
American
Colorado Springs
4.5
2579 reviews
The Rabbit Hole is restaurateur Joe Campana's concept, which he conceived in 2011. The quirky restaurant occupies a historic building in downtown Colorado Springs, which once served as a city morgue and has undoubtedly kept its spooky roots. Stories of spirits and strange happenings reverberate through the subterranean restaurant featuring haunting décor and gothic charm. The restaurant serves inventive contemporary American cuisines, including seasonally changing small plates inspired by fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Also, the restaurant provides a full bar serving carefully curated cocktails and wine lists to compliment the dishes. The Rabbit Hole has earned accolades and won various awards, including featuring in several "best of" lists such as the independent Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper's "Bests Late-Night Menu."

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Steakhouse at Flying Horse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Colorado Springs
4.7
679 reviews
The Flying Horse Steakhouse is a modern restaurant housed in a stunning Tuscan-style mansion in downtown Colorado Springs. Since opening in 2015, the restaurant has been serving award-winning steakhouse cuisine. The restaurant offers a chic yet welcoming atmosphere with scenic panoramic mountain views blended with impeccable service to create a remarkable dining experience. Steakhouse at Flying Horse boasts a vast menu, drawing inspiration globally and influenced by seasonal ingredients and prime steaks, chicken specialties, and fresh seafood. Also, the restaurant offers extensive hand-crafted cocktails and wines lists at the full-service bar, which accompanies its creative cuisine.

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Paninos Westside

$$$$
Italian
Colorado Springs
4.5
77 reviews
The Panino's Restaurant first debuted in 1974 in downtown Colorado Springs by Everetta Lou and Tony Frasca under Pizza Plus. The family-owned restaurant later changed its name to Panino's restaurant in 1991 after the overwhelming success of the Panino's sandwich. Since the relaunch, the Frasca family has been devoted to improving the panini sandwich, a culinary invention prepared with garden-fresh veggies, top-grade meats, and cheeses. Also, the restaurant offers classic Italian flavors, including signature pizza, house-made pasta specialties, and seasonal, inventive salads. Panino's Westside boasts a comprehensive selection of drinks to complement its dishes, including wines, beers, and cocktails.

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