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“Been going less but French Onion Soup is the bomb”
Review of La Taverne

La Taverne
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Ranked #54 of 1,420 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The expansive dinner menu of La Taverne sizzles with the finest selection of hand-cut steaks, chops, prime rib and seafood available in Colorado Springs. A wide variety of cold shellfish, classic appetizers, homemade soups, and more provide a wide variety of options for every diner. For lunch, La Taverne serves up favorites such as Seafood Salad Louis, sandwiches, and delicious flatbreads. Relax in Entre Deux with a beverage selection from the expanded wine or classic cocktail program. Sit in the Front Room while keeping time to the live music of La Taverne orchestra Friday through Sunday evenings. Or choose to dine in the airy Le Jardin among lush florals and the stunning 16-foot chandelier for an al fresco feel. Attire: CASUAL DRESS Bermuda length shorts, denim and collared shirts are suggested. Please no athletic wear, pool attire or gentlemen's hats. RESORT CASUAL Dressy denim and collared shirts are required. Seasonal sport coat or blazer suggested. Please no athletic wear, sport wear, shorts, pool attire or gentlemen's hats.
Incline Village, Nevada
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Been going less but French Onion Soup is the bomb”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

The Tavern at the Broadmoor has a long history for my wife and I as a place to get away for a good lunch or an excellent steak in the evening. In our family we have connections with the Penroses and when you enter into the Tavern the far left corner table across from the maitre d' is where Julie Penrose used to dine on a regular bases. The resort is an awesome resort and has such a history in the Colorado Springs area and it is much as it was decor wise when she used to dine there. It has an upscale history and feeling to the experience and we usually get nothing but the consistent Broadmoor level of service. Unfortunately we have felt it drop off through the years some what and recently find ourselves questioning if it is worth the money to have lunch or dinner there. I would always recommend lunch over dinner now since I think it has become crowded and over priced for dinner. The filet is a good cut of meat and they cook it perfect and it is paired with your choice of toppings and sauce. The peppercorn is our favorite with the mushrooms. I also suggest the burger and it comes with a nice presentation of separate sauces and the fries are always a hit with everyone at our table. I also like their oysters and you can accompany it with any classic cocktail of your liken made in the old fashion way. Their martinis are awesome and served as they should be in a COLD glass with ice crystals and there is always the remaining amount served on crushed ice for you to refill your glass with. Our most favorite is the French Onion Soup. They have the best French Onion Soup served in cast iron bowls - you must try it if you like French Onion Soup. As far as sitting goes you can basically have three different options although they will not tell you that. The original room with evening dancing is when you walk in and feels more like an old western classic bar, then there is the next room which has more of an egyptian feeling to it then there is the atrium which most people think is outside seating but it is not. It is glass ceiling and open feeling with trees etc and they just did a complete remodel of that area. I have not yet sat out there but my favorite is the inside area with the wooden floors. However we have stopped going as often due to the fact it is more crowded and their service has dropped off in my mind. It just seems not as worth the money to go and have to sit on the isle of the main walkway through the restaurant for dinner because they are so crowded they cannot sit you at a more private table. The waitresses have also seemed to care less about their guests and the service is just not the top notch Broadmoor level. Glasses are always full and no issues with that but the friendly service just lacks now and they do not seem as happy to be working there as they once did. I still think the food is good but the whole package of reduced service and crowded feeling/hassle has made it less attractive. We used to pay higher end prices for higher end quality food and service but sine those have dropped off we have decided to attend less often. Good luck and happy travels.

  • Visited February 2013
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LA
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I ordered the salmon and it was done just like the way I like it! They also offered bread while you wait which was enough to make you full before the dinner arrives. The wine selection was also great!

Visited February 2013
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quiet...good for lunch”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Good place for a business lunch or just to have lunch with friends. Quiet and not too big. Great menu.

Visited November 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dig In!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

A wide selection of food, all very tasty in a venue that offers abar, a pub, amd an English conservatory atmosphere depending on the are in which you sit. Great breads are served as you are seated and drinks ordered. hen comes the great food selection. Not cheap, but a nice touch for lunch or dinner. Service is 5 star!

Visited March 2013
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Wyoming
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10 reviews
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“Food was good”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

The food was good, however the staff was not as friendly as at other extablishments on the grounds. the food was good but not outstanding in my opinion. I would think at resort prices you would have amazing food.

Visited March 2013
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