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The Broadmoor’s full-service restaurants include La Taverne (formerly the Tavern), an American steakhouse; the Golden Bee, whose English pub décor comes straight from 19th-century London; the cheery, breakfast-only Lake Terrace Dining Room, famed for its Sunday brunch; contemporary destination Summit; Ristorante del Lago, offering handmade pastas and fare from all regions of Italy in a beautiful setting reminiscent of a villa on Lake Como; and Natural Epicurean, which features health-conscious dining in a beautiful setting with lots of outdoor seating for fair-weather days and evenings. The Golf Club Dining Room serves casual, traditional American fare, and of course the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Penrose Room is where classic French technique meets global inspiration.
More casual options, however, abound. For instance, the Hotel Bar and Bar del Lago serve a variety of small plate selections to accompany their beverage selections; both have outdoor seating for those beautiful Colorado afternoons and evenings. Espresso News offers up light daytime fare, including salads and sandwiches, plus an eye-catching selection of handmade sweets and pastries. And seasonal options include both the Pool and Spa cafés, the Mountain Clubhouse and Oasis (located smack-dab in the middle of the East and West Golf Courses). Suffice it to say, you’ll have so many dining options, the difficult part will be choosing where to eat.
Restaurants include La Taverne, Lake Terrace Dining Room, Penrose Room, Ristorante del Lago, Natural Epicurean, Summit, Golf Club Dining Room and Golden Bee. Espresso is a café located in Broadmoor Main with a selection or breads, sweets, pastries, sandwiches and salads. The Mountain Clubhouse is open in the summer for breakfast and lunch.
Five-Star Penrose Room (Colorado’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant) is continental fare with an extensive French wine list. Summit is an Adam D. Tihany-designed American bistro with a decidedly French twist, specializing in seasonal offerings and an extensive international small vineyard wine list, and Mr. Tihany also designed our new Italian restaurant in Broadmoor West — Ristorante del Lago — featuring handmade pastas and some dishes usually not found in places other than Italy.
La Taverne is a traditional steak house. The Golden Bee is English pub fare. Lake Terrace Dining Room is breakfast and a Sunday brunch featured on the Travel Channel’s “Best Of.” Golf Club Dining Room is family dining. Small plates are served at the Bar del Lago and Hotel Bar. The main pool café (seasonal) has a family menu with burgers, hot dogs, salads, sandwiches, shakes and smoothies. The spa pool café (summer seasonal) has salads, sandwiches and smoothies. Oasis at the golf course (seasonal and located on the turn at the junction of the East and West courses) has to-go golfer fare, including sandwiches, snacks, hot dogs, burgers and drinks. The Mountain Clubhouse (on the Mountain Course), has a menu that includes salads, sandwiches, burgers, soups, daily specials and beverages.