As a Bethesda Gardens resident, you can enjoy delicious meals in our restaurant-style dining room, just steps away from your assisted living apartment. Monument also boasts wonderful eateries for dining out with family and friends or grabbing a bite after an outing in town.
Read on for our top picks of local restaurants to visit the next time you have a meal out, including ones with convenient take-out options.
Bennies serves breakfast, lunch and snacks in a welcoming environment. As you might expect, eggs Benedict features on the all-day breakfast menu, but Bennies also serves French toast, yogurt with fresh fruit, avocado toast and New York bagels. After 10:30 a.m., you can order sandwiches, flatbreads, quiche and other savory items for lunch. Tuck into a crepe filled with ham and Swiss cheese, or get in your leafy greens with a spinach salad topped with strawberries, walnuts, feta and house-made balsamic vinaigrette. If you're looking for a pick-me-up after an appointment or shopping, Bennies is a great stop for a specialty coffee or hot tea, which you can pair with a sweet crepe, chocolate croissant or cookie. Look for this restaurant inside the Tri-Lakes YMCA.
Address: 17230 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Suite 100, Monument, Colorado
Take a trip back in time at Rosie's Diner, a 50s-style roadside eatery that's just a few minutes from Bethesda Gardens Monument by car. The authentic-looking diner has been featured in movies, TV shows and commercials, making it a fun stop for a meal. You can start your day with a bottomless cup of coffee, accompanied by an omelet, eggs, pancakes or waffles. Rosie's Diner also offers a full selection of all-American lunch favorites, such as BLTs, tuna melts and roast turkey sandwiches. Bring the whole family to dine — those with larger appetites can opt for a burger, fries and milkshake, while those preferring lighter fare can order a Cobb or Chef Salad. There's also a kid's menu for the grandchildren, with healthy sides, such as broccoli, applesauce and cottage cheese.
Address: 411 Highway 105, Monument, Colorado
Monument's Coffee Cup Café is a laid-back eatery known for homestyle cooking. Almost everything on its extensive menu can be made gluten-free, providing plenty of choices for those with dietary restrictions. The restaurant uses gluten-free cooking oils, dressings and sauces and makes fresh-cut fries with no additives besides spices. Pop in for eggs Benedict, French toast and classic country breakfasts, or drop by at lunch for sandwiches, burgers, chili and soup. For lighter fare, we suggest the honey smoked salmon served on spring mix with goat cheese crumbles. You can also have a crispy chicken breast on mixed greens with avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, asiago cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Coffee Cup Café has seating indoors and on an expanded patio, as well as take-out options.
Address: 251 Front Street, #6, Monument, Colorado
Jasmine Garden is a popular Monument restaurant for Asian cuisine. The menu features noodle and fried rice dishes, as well as a variety of vegetable, seafood and meat entrees. Start with steamed dumplings or beef skewers for an appetizer, and then sample mouthwatering classics, such as Mongolian beef, sweet and sour pork, lemon shrimp and almond chicken. Lunch specials are served until 3 p.m. and include your choice of entrée with steamed or fried rice, an egg roll and soup. Pull up a chair and enjoy the friendly dining room service or order take-out to have at home at Bethesda Gardens Monument.
Address: 1425 Cipriani Loop, Monument, Colorado
For sophisticated home cooking in a casual atmosphere, look no further than The Bistro on 2nd. This American-style bistro is just a few blocks away from our assisted living community. The menu emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients, including chicken and beef sourced from Colorado farms. Pasta is made fresh in-house, and a selection of nightly specials and desserts is available. The Bistro on 2nd is perfect for special occasions, but note that if you're reserving for a large group, the restaurant will ask for a $25 deposit per person to hold your table.
Address: 65 2nd Street, Monument, Colorado
Serranos Coffee Company is a bright, friendly eatery with scrumptious baked goods made fresh each morning. Pick from cinnamon rolls, scones, coffee cake, cookies and muffins. If you're looking for something more savory, try a tasty breakfast sandwich packed with scrambled eggs, spinach, red onions and mozzarella. The potato leek or tomato bisque soup will hit the spot at lunch, especially alongside a warm, handmade panini. Serranos also serves specialty espresso drinks, hot tea, fruit smoothies, Italian sodas and steamed milk.
Address: 625 Highway 105, Monument, Colorado
Located in downtown Monument, Black Forest Foods is a casual, family-owned delicatessen offering dine-in and take-out options. The diverse menu features gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers and savory entrées, such as quiche. You'll also find a full selection of baked goods and desserts to satisfy your sweet cravings. Vegetarian, low-carb and gluten-free options are available for those with food sensitivities. The portions at Black Forest are generous enough that you can share with a friend or have leftovers to take home to your assisted living apartment.
Address: 140 2nd Street, Monument, Colorado