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.
This sophisticated looking bakery has become a landmark on busy Centennial Boulevard. Diners appreciate that there is a separate take-out area so as to eliminate the usual hurried bakery atmosphere. Sandwiches are a popular lunch item. Try a buttery, flaky croissant sandwich, and it will not matter which meat you choose—the croissant makes the sandwich all by itself. Daily chef specials include pasta and pizza. Dessert options are a sugar lover's dream. Buy a slice of carrot cake or take a whole one home. Also open for dinner.
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.
Dress up or down for dining in this smart, casual restaurant located in an old renovated warehouse. The noise level can get a bit high at peak times, but it still enjoys a great deal of popularity with the business class. Maybe the menu is simply too appealing to pass up. The menu is pricey, but creative entrees like white bean and mushroom gnocchi or wild boar Osso Buco are worth the expense. Ask for a nice bottle of the California house wine, or opt for several more exotic selections.
The fact that this popular brewery and restaurant sells its own T-shirts at the front entrance is a strong sign that this place is extremely popular. The menu is mostly American cuisine with global influences, featuring everything from burgers to fish and chips to baked ziti. The interior is dominated by hardwood flooring and a wall of windows. Outdoor seating, though limited, is very popular during the warm months. Above the dining area is a huge billiards room. The crowds tend to be of the 30-something kind.
This gem of a place is the dining surprise of Old Colorado City. It is akin to stepping into a restaurant along the Mediterranean coast. The interior is amazingly light and airy, and manages to blend casual with elegance. As the area's only full-service Greek restaurant, it prides itself on complete authenticity. Aegean lamb, brizoles (pork chops) and chicken Mavrodaphne are just some of the Greek dishes that cram its menu. There are also dips, salads and plenty of Greek wines.
For a truly classic dining experience, check out this restaurant housed in a restored Victorian mansion. Diners can choose to be seated in one of several rooms or on the patio during the summer months, where a string quartet provides live entertainment. The menu is ambitious and offers such dishes as Colorado Trout, Braised Rabbit, and Roasted Cornish Game Hen. Vegetarians can find a few choice items to conform with their tastes too.
While you're driving down Manitou Avenue spot the burgundy awning, this is where you will find Mona Lisa - one of the most romantic dining destinations in the mountain city. Enjoy sensational fondues in a quiet and intimate atmosphere with your loved one or friends. From traditional cheese fondues to chocolate fondues, the menu has a lot of choices. Patrons can also opt for the preset four-course menu which includes salads, appetizers, a choice of meat or seafood entree and chocolate fondue for dessert. Elegant wines from their personal cellar ensure that evenings are rounded off with a flourish. Walk-ins and reservations are accepted.
Elegant decor, combined with art deco accents, ensures a sophisticated dining experience that you are certain to enjoy. The setting is extremely popular with tourists, but do not be surprised if you witness power breakfasts and lunches going on all around you. You can expect to find an assortment of exotic specialty dishes on the diverse menu which includes pan seared scallops and roasted duck. The meal presentations resemble works of abstract art. Special breakfast and lunch menus are available. Special prices apply during certain hours; call for more details.
In an area that swells with Old West-style restaurants, this establishment serves as a wonderful taste bud alternative to southwestern fare. This red booth filled establishment provides plenty of room so as not to suffer from the usual Asian restaurant decorating motif of crammed together tables. If you enjoy spice, the menu offers plenty of Thai-spicy dishes, including the Pattaya Seafood and the Pineapple Prawns. There are many vegetarian options. Beer and wine are available.