Whether you are looking for a casual dining atmosphere, happy hour appetizers and drinks, or are celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary, Colorado Springs has it all. Below we have listed some of our favorite restaurants in Colorado Springs to help you narrow down your options.
1. Carlos’ Bistro
Carlos’ Bistro is the ideal location to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, or any other special occasion. The casual, comfortable ambiance makes you feel immediately at ease, and you can hear the person next to you speaking without having to shout. The dinners are cooked with fresh ingredients and are proportionally sized, leaving you feeling full but not overly stuffed. Make sure you call ahead and reserve your table, however, as this little gem is closed during the entire month of March and is only open during dinner hours on select days of the week.
2. The Pepper Tree Restaurant
Tucked away off 8th street and West Moreno Avenue, this little-known-secret serves some of the most tasty, specialized dishes in Colorado Springs, featuring select choices of steak, seafood, veal and lamb entrees. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the City while enjoying one of the many culinary treats this restaurant has to offer and you will be sure to come back for more.
3. Tuscanos Brazillian Grill
Whether you’re a carnivore or vegetarian, Tucanos Brazillian Grill has a little something for everyone. With an all-you-can-eat salad bar and seemingly endless entrees of steak, chicken and beef brought straight to your table, this restaurant offers a wide variety of foods certain to satisfy everyone’s palette.
4. The Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern
Located directly on top of Rattlesnake Hill in Colorado Springs, the Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern provides a selection of traditional American entrees with a country-western spin, for you to enjoy while taking in a breathtaking view of the city. With an outdoor patio complete with horseshoes, corn hold, Human Jenga and a sandbar, this restaurant will keep you entertained both during and after your meal.
5. Garden of the Gods Gourmet Market and Café
Stop by the Garden of the Gods Gourmet for a pleasant, casual dine-in experience; order food to-go from the marketplace; enjoy the famous Sunday Brunch, or arrange your next office luncheon catering event. No matter the occasion, the Garden of the Gods Gourmet has a little of something for everyone.
This restaurant is one of Colorado Springs newest treats. Located in the beautiful Old Colorado City, this restaurant + bar specializes in uniquely handcrafted food and drinks using fresh, natural, and local ingredients. Stop in for a bite to understand why this restaurant was voted by local residents as one of this year’s Best of the Springs.
7. MacKenzie’s Chophouse
If you’re craving a steak, this is the best place to find one. With a fine-dining atmosphere and full service bar, MacKenzie’s Chophouse is the ideal location to meet coworkers for 5 p.m. cocktails or to bring your in-laws for a formal, satisfying meal.