Greenbriar Inn, The
Greenbriar Inn, The

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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 36 & Lefthand Canyon
  • Parking: Private Lot
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Greenbriar Inn, The reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (81)romantic (59)notable wine list (45)fit for foodies (39)great for outdoor dining (39)great for brunch (38)scenic view (28)good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Greenbriar is outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my wife and two daughters to the Greenbriar Inn for my wife's birthday. As usual the food and service were excellent. I always recommend the Greenbriar to friends and acquaintances as a top notch choice for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great
    Chazkat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We like great food and wine and aere never disappointed by the Greenbriar. We found an outstanding Cabernet (Far Niente) 17 years old to go with our meal. It was decanted at our table and was luxurious. the lamb dish was great and the tenderloin dish melted in the mouth. Escargot had a unique preparation that, while not traditional was very good. Caesar salad prepared at tableside is always good as is the service. This is a go-to restaurant for us even though 40 minute drive away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    DonDon
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a delightful time at the Greenbriar for Sunday brunch. All the items I sampled were delicious, our server was fun and efficient, the ambiance is warm and welcoming. We were a group of six, including two children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harry
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, wine and service. Well worth the drive from Denver to North Boulder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night out
    ColoradoMomWife
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our anniversary night out. The building and grounds are beautiful. The staff was courteous and attentive. The food was delicious and presented in a very eye-appealing manner. Dessert was decadent. My husband had the Bass special and I had Lamb. Both dishes came with yummy vegetables prepared in a unique manner. We ate every single bite. The wine list was extensive and we found something we both enjoyed without breaking the bank! Definitely a place to go again for a date night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Best food I have had in a long time. This out shines all the resturants in boulder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food and quiet conversation
    ColoradoNatureGirl
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Greenbriar is our favorite place to take special out-of-town guests for quiet conversation and consistently excellent food. Our 84-year old guest who has lived in Paris and traveled the world said with delight that it was the best Caesar salad she had ever eaten. We enjoyed watching it prepared tableside with proficiency and care by our attentive server. If you're going to have Beef Wellington every few years like we do, be sure to have it at the Greenbriar. It was prepared perfectly. And our guest couldn't stop raving about the trout dish she had ordered. The only surprise was the bill: the small martinis seemed way overpriced. Perhaps we should have taken advantage of the weekly 20% off wine bottle special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Experience
    Michael
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Sunday brunch was nice, food not really imaginative, but presented well. The service was exceptional. Sit in Adam's section, he's the best. The dessert bar was good and the salad bar was so-so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for restaurant week
    2foodies
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lovely Package
    boulderTD
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    niwotmac
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The 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 for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We 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:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • star
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful meal and great service. We will certainly return to The Greenbriar Inn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic dining venue
    66dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Proper Food
    Gourmand
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    DiningwithAli
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Beautiful restaurant and great food! The service was a little slow but that was probably because it was very busy when we went.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Service
    pickyeater
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excited 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:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Great, Service Not
    Sheila
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We 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:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre portion, very poor service
    Sisterofachef
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Portions were extremely small. Service was terrible. Restaurant is a neat place, but VERY dirty. It needs serious updating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and the service staff were great. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tileguy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food and service was fantastic, one of our more memorable dinning experiences.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Greenbriar of Old
    Dinnerfor2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This 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:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow Dining
    AnnieB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    we 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch Tradition
    CajunDiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We 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:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nobody does it better!
    PSmurfVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    Birthday23
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The 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:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A 10th Anniversary Joy
    Oysters4Ever
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theRomeosphoneguys
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    A 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 for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to dine
    randy942
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We 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:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Boulder's best
    PSmurfVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Went 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harvest Dinner was wonderful
    JKL16
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bit Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was our second time dining with a group of friends/family but the service was so-so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nickel and Dimed for Okay Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful brunch!
    Rennie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returned After a 4 Year Absence
    John
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great History
    oldboulder
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Greenbrier has been consistent/wonderful for the thirty years we have been going there. It is a wonderful experience every time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Boulder's finest!
    PSmurfVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Whether 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Shaff
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Went 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a party of four for dinner. We found the restaurant to be Outstanding. Food was an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.