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Dining al fresco in Colorado is a singular experience, and this hilltop restaurant has one of the most breathtaking views in the city. The atmosphere is very formal (the waitstaff wears tuxedos) and is popular with the Colorado Springs social set. Diners are treated to meals prepared right at their table, a nice touch of personal service. The menu has remained pretty standard over the years, featuring favorites like the restaurant's signature pepper steak, but the chef occasionally offers dishes that push the current culinary boundaries. A full wine list is available.
For almost 15 years this small, family restaurant with a big reputation has been serving authentic German fare. Despite its heavy German lean the interior does not, thankfully, go overboard with German decor. The menu includes potato and sausage soup, weiner schnitzel, Rouladen, sauerbraten and goulash. The full bar includes a limited wine list and a nice selection of, German and European beers. Saturdays feature live music.
An erstwhile elementary school, functions as a local watering hold today. Ivywild School is an expansive address that's home to several establishments creating a confluence of gastronomy and culture. The Principal's office with its selection of drinks, the Old School Bakery serving goodies straight from the oven, Axe and the Oak with their memorable whiskeys to the Birstol Pub delighting beer lovers, the Ivywild School is home to all. Additionally, the place also serves as a venue for concerts attracting music aficionados all year round.
For a taste of the German experience, try this fabulous restaurant. The interior reflects the theme of the menu without going overboard. Accordion fans will want to visit on the weekend when live music is played. It is hard to say if you should order the potato pancakes or the bacon potato salad to go with your wurst and homemade kraut. Both are delicious, so sampling each might not be a bad idea. The potluck platter is the best choice for hearty diners who like to share.
Hospitality and warmth is what you will receive when you reach Carlos' Bistro as the chef/owner himself will walk you to the dining area. A local favorite, the restaurant is known for its fish and seafood among its regular visitors. Pan-seared marine lobster tail and fresh jumbo sea scallops are two of the delicious signature dishes the restaurant is famous for. For a great fine dining experience, do visit Carlos' Bistro.
There is no mistaking this pearl of a restaurant as being a chain. Located in a residential house, you almost wonder if you must knock before entering. The interior is tiny and is divided into three separate rooms. The small bar with one small TV looks like the kind of thing you would find in a fraternity house's basement. Yet, it drips with refreshing character. The menu, as expected, features barbecue ribs as well as other tasty dishes such as catfish and red beans and rice.