To get the most out of your dining experience at Penrose Room, these are the five things we think you need to know before you go:
1. It's closed on Sundays and Mondays. If you’re planning a visit to Penrose Room, keep in mind that it’s closed on Sundays and Mondays and does not offer late-night dining. You’ll have to get to the Five-Star restaurant after 6 p.m. for dinner, though hours are subject to change.
2. The menu is multi-course and prix fixe. Prepare to make an evening of it, since the menu is a multi-course prix fixe; there are no à la carte options for quick meals. You’ll be able to choose from a three-course, four-course or seven-course chef’s tasting menu. Obviously, the duration of dinner will depend on how involved the meal is.
3. Make your meal adults-only. While thinking about the length of a meal: Although children are easily accommodated in the dining room, both you and your kids might prefer it if you leave them at home; the ambiance is not conducive to horseplay.
4. You'll experience incredible views. Rest assured that most seats command stunning views of Cheyenne Mountain on one side of the restaurant and Colorado Springs on the other; but if an actual window table is a must, do put in a request with the reservations agent.
5. Expect live music. Finally, don’t forget to put on your boogie shoes; live music and dancing are part and parcel of a night at Penrose Room.