Greenbriar Inn, The
8735 N. Foothills Hwy
Boulder, CO 80302Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Greenbriar Inn, The
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.greenbriarinn.com/
- Phone: 3034407979
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Bar & Patio Menu Tuesday - Sunday 5pm to close; Happy Hour Tuesday - Sunday 5pm-7pm; Champagne Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 1:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Continental, American
- Executive Chef: Matt Ochs
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: We have several private dining rooms as well as two outdoor garden patios and can accommodate weddings, business functions, and events from 10 to 300.
- Private Party Contact: Emma Goddard 3034407979
A word from Greenbriar Inn, The
Opened in 1967, The Greenbriar Inn is an elegant restaurant, tavern and private event space located in the north Boulder countryside and nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding 20 acres features two ponds, striking woodland, and thriving vegetable, fruit, and flower gardens. The cuisine focuses on seasonal, American classics and is complimented by a 1200 label award-winning wine cellar.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
- Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
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Greenbriar Inn, The reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 4, 2014
- Ambiance4.5Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (89)romantic (65)notable wine list (45)great for brunch (43)fit for foodies (41)great for outdoor dining (40)scenic view (31)good for groups (25)neighborhood gem (14)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)Show More
- great for restaurant weekOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/29/2014The Denver restaurant week menu at the Greenbriar was completely different from their regular menu, allowing you to try new things. Everything we had was excellent and perfectly prepared. The waiter was knowledgeable, but pushed too hard about the ability to cork our wine and take it home, giving us the feeling he disapproved of drinking. The only glitch was that the first course appeared before our wine.Special Features:
- A Lovely PackageOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/29/2014The Greenbriar is the perfect place for a special occasion. The wild boar meatballs over grits and marinara are delicious, the steaks are cooked perfectly, and the service is high caliber. All this comes wrapped in a lovely package; the restaurant grounds are covered in beautiful flowers and lights. Time your visit so you can see the mountains and views in the daylight and the lights after dark.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/28/2014The spinach salad was the best I have had t any Denver restaurant. The owner was present, and attentive to all the guests. The hanger steak was well prepared, tender and juicy with an excellent sauce. I will go back again.Special Features:
- Great food!FoodieDined on 8/27/2014We were here for 5280 Denver Restaurant Week. The trout and chicken were very good, $30 pp for a 3 course meal. The flourless chocolate cake and peach dessert were outstanding! Pricey wine list. Go on Wednesdays when you can buy bottles of wine for 20% off list.Special Features:
- starDined on 8/27/2014Wonderful meal and great service. We will certainly return to The Greenbriar Inn.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Classic dining venue66dinerVIPDined on 8/27/2014The Greenbriar Inn continues to be a place for fine dining. The wait staff are attentive but not pushy. The food is prepared with many ingredients from their own garden. We had the Denver week specials and they were excellent. This is a place to go for good food, great service, and a serene atmosphere.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very Proper FoodGourmandDined on 8/27/2014The food was simply prepared, but elegant and correct. We enjoyed our meal. Although the wine list is extensive (and expensive) our waiter recommended an inexpensive and superb wine ( a New Zealand sauvignon blanc) that was a perfect accompaniment to our meals.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Restaurant WeekDiningwithAliDined on 8/23/2014Beautiful restaurant and great food! The service was a little slow but that was probably because it was very busy when we went.Special Features:
- Disappointing ServicepickyeaterDined on 8/23/2014Excited to find The Greenbriar Inn was participating in the Denver Restaurant Week during the one night we planned to be in the Boulder area since it had always been a favorite restaurant when we lived in Boulder. Food was as wonderful as we remembered but the service was exceedingly slow. The waiter apologized, explaining they weren't staffed adequately for the number of diners - a poor excuse from what we recalled as a quality restaurant. Hoping this was a one-time event, we would consider dining here again if we were in the Boulder area.Special Features:
- Food Great, Service NotOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/23/2014We hadn't been to the Greenbriar in years. There were seven of us celebrating two anniversaries. We were surprised at how lame the service was. After my salad, they never brought another knife out. We waited forever for our main course. At one point my husband had to ask for our dishes to be cleared. The servers were pleasant, just extremely slow. The food as always was excellent.Special Features:
- Mediocre portion, very poor serviceSisterofachefDined on 8/23/2014Portions were extremely small. Service was terrible. Restaurant is a neat place, but VERY dirty. It needs serious updating.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 8/23/2014The food and the service staff were great. I would go back again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- tileguyDined on 8/22/2014Our second visit was every bit as good as the first. The food, Beef Wellington, was one of the best I've ever had. Our waiter was very attentive, but not puchy. I would return here for a fine dining experience again. A real gem.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AnniversaryOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/17/2014The food and service was fantastic, one of our more memorable dinning experiences.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not the Greenbriar of OldDinnerfor2Dined on 8/17/2014This was once my favorite restaurant but the times have changed. Very small portions, highly priced, now seem to rule the menu. It's still a wonderful place to dine for special occasions, but not for an average night out. My scallops were tasty but very small, almost like two scallops cut in half, for $36. Crab Louie was a tiny bit of crab for $16. Overall, a pricey dinner but for that special night out it fits the bill.Special Features:
- Slow DiningAnnieBDined on 8/15/2014we had a party of 6 adults - the food was good, wait staff very nice, however everything seemed to move in slow motion - a 3 hour dinner with each couple having an hour drive home.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sunday Brunch TraditionCajunDinerDined on 8/10/2014We discovered The Greenbriar Inn several years ago for Mother's Day. It has become our Sunday Brunch tradition. In the warmer months, their outdoor seating is wonderful. They have big trees and the tables are on the lawn beneath them. It is the perfect spot for either an intimate meal or a family gathering. The dining rooms are wonderful as well. The building is a converted home and has the cozy feel of coming home. The food there is consistently excellent. We have been to Sunday Brunch as well as to dinner and the food was equally good! We would give The Greenbriar Inn 10 Stars if we could. It is a very special place where you can make very special memories.Special Features:
- Nobody does it better!PSmurfVIPDined on 8/3/2014This visit was for Sunday Champagne Brunch. We haven't done this for a while, and I don't know why we so deprive ourselves. It was every bit as good as we remembered. An endless assortment of breakfast treats--quiches, Eggs Benedict, omelettes to order, waffles and more, as well as other treats such as smoked salmon, oysters and cheeses. Onward to chicken, pork, roast beef, fish and all the trimmings. And desserts too numerous to mention. All this together with elegant, attentive and friendly service in pleasant surroundings. Life is good! We'll be back again soon, this time for small plates and wine on the patio, under the trees.Special Features:
- Birthday dinnerBirthday23Dined on 8/1/2014The place is beautiful and it has a great atmosphere. The waiter seemed unsure of the ingredients and details when we asked questions. He needed to check and get back to us. My husband's Beef Wellington was really good and he enjoyed it. Half of my scallops were tough and over salted. The Aviator drink my husband ordered literally tasted like dish soap. We all tried it and left it on the table. I've never tasted a drink like that before. I'm not sure if we would go back there again.Special Features:
- A 10th Anniversary JoyOysters4EverDined on 7/27/2014A very beautiful establishment, inside and out. One of the best brunches we've ever had. The oyster bar was an unexpected special treat! Extensive variety, with gluten free and vegetarian selections available. The staff was extremely accommodating to special requests. An out of the way location, but well worth the drive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- theRomeosphoneguysDined on 7/20/2014A group of retirees get together for brunch every Christmas and decided to also meet in July. We have spent 8 or 9 visits here and all have had wonderful food. The selection is wonderful! The fruit, cheese and salad table is beautifully prepared. The ease of the banquet line serving from both sides eliminates long lines and moves quickly. The bread pudding with the vanilla crème sauce is my personal favorite!Special Features:
- Great place to dinerandy942Dined on 7/17/2014We had the garden harvest dinner and it was perfect. Each dish was perfectly prepared and served. We ate outdoors and the traffic noise was quite loud, but the garden surroundings were very relaxing. The staff was very attentive and friendly. We'll definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of Boulder's bestPSmurfVIPDined on 7/17/2014Went for their Garden Harvest Dinner this time. A fabulous pre-fix meal of five courses, each one better than the last. The crab-stuffed squash blossom starter was unique, beautiful and delicious. Service, as usual, was attentive, personable and knowledgable. Had a well-chosen rose wine from Provence with our striped bass. We always leave Greenbriar with a "life is good" feeling.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Harvest Dinner was wonderfulJKL16Dined on 7/17/2014The Greenbriar Inn has an extensive garden where they grow fresh produce for use in their restaurant. Each summer they host Harvest Dinners where they incorporate many of their fruits and vegetables into a special meal. My husband and I attended July's Harvest dinner on July 17. The meal is a prix fixe with a choice of entree. A cocktail (incorporating raspberries this time) is included. This meal started with a squash blossom stuffed with crab and tomatoes and finished with crepes with fresh peaches and cherries stuffed with vanilla mouse - they need to add that to the permanent menu. My risotto with squash, tomatoes and basil pesto was fabulous, and my husband loved his strip steak with fresh veggies. This is a must-try restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Bit DisappointedDisappointedDined on 7/3/2014This was our second time dining with a group of friends/family but the service was so-so.Special Features:
- Nickel and Dimed for Okay FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 6/29/2014We have loved brunch at the Greenbriar for many years. Our most recent experience was terribly disappointing, and it will be a long time before we will be back. After paying an additional $9 per person for the champagne brunch, we were told that we had to pay another $8 to get orange juice--for two people. We paid an additional $4 for the kids to have bottomless sparkling cider. I had no problem paying extra for the champagne, but the rest was absurd. That said, all would have been forgiven if the food had been great. Sadly, most was far from it. The potatoes were terrible. The bacon was largely over cooked. The eggs benedict were significantly underdone. Fruits and vegetables were scarce. An all around disappointing experience.
- We had a wonderful brunch!RennieDined on 6/29/2014We were a party of 8 for brunch. We sat and talked for quite awhile and we were never rushed and the staff was so friendly. We have gone several times for brunch and dinner and the food and service is always outstanding!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Returned After a 4 Year AbsenceJohnDined on 6/29/2014We moved from the Boulder area 4 years ago when we retired. When we had to return for a wedding, our first thought was the champagne brunch. We were not disappointed. The food was great, the service fast, and the desserts over the top. We will return the next time we are in the area.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great HistoryoldboulderDined on 6/27/2014The Greenbrier has been consistent/wonderful for the thirty years we have been going there. It is a wonderful experience every time.Special Features:
- One of Boulder's finest!PSmurfVIPDined on 6/27/2014Whether you want an elegant, special meal in the dining room, a casual dinner in the bar area, or the bistro menu outside under the trees, it's all at this charming Inn just north of town. Serene surroundings, excellent service, one of the best wine lists in town and a diverse menu make the slightly higher than average cost well worth it. The caesar salad, made from scratch table-side, is the best to be found anywhere. Likewise the table-side steak tartare. The mussels appetizer is large, and the sauce is worth sponging up to the last drop. We have never been disappointed here, and will be back soon.Special Features:
- ExcellentShaffDined on 6/26/2014Went here for our one year anniversary. The place couldn't have been a better place from the service to the food The Greenbriar truly gave us a top notch dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/21/2014We had a party of four for dinner. We found the restaurant to be Outstanding. Food was an excellent dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- buckVIPDined on 6/20/2014Beautiful setting. Food was good but not spectacular. Service was slow. Need to update the decor. Has real potential to be very special but too many excellent qualities missing. They are now more geared toward wedding receptions than fine dining.
- Short of ExpectationOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/15/2014Food was good. Being Father's Day it was somewhat crowded. I was not impressed with the service. Requests for coffee and tea had to be repeated. Based on reputation I had high expectations when I chose the Greenbriar Inn to celebrate our 40+ anniversary.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/15/2014This was our first time at Greenbriar. We celebrated Father's Day and loved everything about this restaurant. The food was outstanding...every dish on the buffet delicous, but far and away my fav were the Muscles. Wonderful atmosphere and service. Highly recommend.Special Features:
- Don't Go On A Holidaydining4meDined on 6/15/2014I have been to the Greenbriar many times. I really enjoy it but we recently went on Father's Day and we had to wait over a half an hour even with reservations and then it took a while to get our drinks,etc. We were a large party and were seated along the wall so half of our party couldn't get out until the rest of our party got out first...very frustrating. My suggestion would be to go on a nice quiet Sunday for a more peaceful and enjoyable experience.Special Features:
- Father's Day Brunch 2014OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 6/15/2014This was my 1st time dining at the Greenbriar Inn. I was unaware that the restaurant was so far outside of Boulder, although I didn't have a problem with the drive some of the older people in our group did. We were seated inside by the buffet which was convenient, the lines moved quickly and drinks were served promptly. I was disappointed with the size of the buffet considering the price as there was only about 5-6 trays for breakfast and an additional 5-6 for lunch and it was all in the middle of the one room. I'm not sure if I'd make the drive again but overall it was a nice day. I will say that the grounds are immaculate and I can see why it's such a big wedding venue, simply stunning!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fathers Day BrunchOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/15/2014It was fabulous, as usual! Even though I have returned to my mostly vegetarian diet, there is plenty to enjoy there!Special Features:
- Special NightOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 6/13/2014It was our wedding anniversary on Friday the 13. Great evening we will always remember, great food,drinks.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Waitstaff RushKindofbummedDined on 6/8/2014I didn't get our waiters name but he was horrible. He would only fill our coffee cups halfway and then would dribble it all over the table. He just seemed like he was in too much of a rush. Tall guy, curly blondish colored hair. Not much personality. I get the impression from most of your wait staff that this brunch is a pain for them. Otherwise the food was good. Loved the coffee rubbed pork!Special Features: