Keys on the Green
Keys on the Green

Keys on the Green

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.keysonthegreen.net/
  • Phone: (720) 865-3438
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin O'Brien
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Key's on the Green provides catering to The Lake House at Evergreen Lake, and private on-site events. If you are planning a special event such as a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or corporate outing, please contact us. We'll work with you to create a special menu for your event, and make it an affair to remember.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Evergreen
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Keys on the Green
Your visit to Keys on the Green will be a special occasion with fine contemporary Colorado cuisine, served by an attentive staff in a beautiful mountain setting.

Built in 1925, the historic log-and-stone Evergreen Golf Course Clubhouse is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a delightful meal, in our atmosphere of rustic elegance. We feature fresh fish daily, Certified Angus Beef, along with natural, organic and gluten free meals, all beautifully prepared by award winning Executive Chef Kevin O'Brien. Chef O'Brien selects the freshest ingredients and prepares them in a simple, straight forward style that allows the full flavor of each dish to stand out. Indulge in the excellent varietals on our wine list for perfect parings.

In warmer months, our patio and upper deck provide beautiful views and the perfect place for your after-golf cocktail, meal or private function. In fall and winter, enjoy your meal in the warm comfort of our massive stone fireplace.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Keys on the Green reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (23)scenic view (20)neighborhood gem (18)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (11)romantic (11)good for groups (7)hot spot (6)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • rushed
    quiltnut
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I took my daughter and her boyfriend to dinner at Keys on the Green on Saturday night. The entire meal felt so rushed--it felt like the staff was trying to get us out of there as fast as possible, instead of letting us relax and enjoy a nice meal. I was only half way through my meal, when they had cleared all of the other plates off the table! I wish restaurants would realize how rude this is to the person still eating. If you have guests at your home, you don't jump up and take away plates while others are still eating! Don't clear the table until EVERYONE is finished! I will think twice before going to Keys on the Green again.
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  • always delicious and fun
    SandyFromLowryInDenver
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    the atmosphere is only surpassed by the food. And the smiling faces of the other diners let me know that I was not the only one enjoying the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Elk dinner was to wild game tasting which usually means it's not prepared correctly.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad at all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was very good and the service was impeccable. Friendly staff helped make this a special time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Back to Par!
    kookiklee
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    In the past we have loved this little log cabin and the food is back to par. Had a romantic anniversary evening by the fire and some really good food. What a fun destination. The prices are reasonable for the amount/quality of the food you get. We will be back! Hope you will offer some wine specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect night
    shanni
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our family came here for my husband's birthday and we were not disappointed! The service was outstanding! They were very attentive. The food was great. We all different entrees from rib eye to grilled shrimp to lamb chops and I heard nothing but great comments from the table. We will be back. Thank you for making our night so special!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very poor experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    we attempted to dine at this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday and we were very disappointed in our experience to the point that we only stayed for appetizers and drinks because we could not stand the service. we had asked for a nicer table when we were first seated because it was in the middle of the dining room with no privacy and was loud. They would not accommodate our request so we still opted to stay and try to make the best of the experience however when the server greeted us and we began asking questions about the menu he could not be bothered to give us any explanations, suggestions, or feedback on our questions. he was unpleasant to the point that we felt we needed to leave and find another place to dine.
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  • Service/food
    lasirena
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service is impeccable. Food fabulous. Location ideal for watching the elk in rut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JananVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our meal and service were outstanding. The staff were very accommodating. We were celebrating birthdays and had a wonderful celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Cozy and inviting!
    snwldy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We find "Keys" to be a very warm and inviting place to go. From the greeting at the door to the end of the evening, your experience is important. It also helps that the place has a rustic feel yet is comfortable, clean and cozy. The food is not too unique but tasty and reliable. Locals love it but it is also a destination place especially for that "mountain" experience without having to travel far.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • service was a MESS!!!
    table4four
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Not sure what was going on with the communication between the servers and the seater, but according to our server he was getting all of his tables seated and no one was helping him out. As a result, we received the wrong meals, and NOTHING was comped on our bill, as was told would happen. It's a real shame because we are so limited in our restaurant options up anyway, and now we can't even count on a good experience here either.
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  • Consistently great
    SandyFromLowryInDenver
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We often go on a Monday evening...and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 6pm and out of food on Saturday
    diningwithfamily
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a lovely evening and enjoyed the fish. Our reservations were for 6 pm and they were out of wild rice. Then they were out of their second option. They offered a larger portion of vegetables. It would have been wiser if they had paid for dessert or something. Manager (owner) was charming and I wish I had discussed it with him. The venue is beautiful so I will return and try again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • keys is nicely redone.
    luciddreamer
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It has been quite a few years since dinning at the keys and was pleasantly surprised by the changes. From decore to the very attentive floor staff the place felt different yet very welcoming. And the food is very beautifully served and very good . The lamb and the elk are defined must test. Also they are very happy to help if you happen to be gluten free!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Suffered with Crowds
    PetuniaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We attended the evening a very large party monopolized the outdoor space. The wait staff seemed overwhelmed, and though our water glasses were regularly refilled, the waiter seldom checked in. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Saturday Special
    TeslaRod
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent value prime rib on Saturday night. It is $20.14 (the year) for salad, steak, fabulous potatoes, and dessert. A real value for the locals. I went by myself and sat at the bar. The staff is always friendly and the evening view over the golf course is stunning. Their wine selection is also good and their South African choices superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Second Visit
    TTGranddaddy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I returned to Keys on the Green for the second time after visiting there in July with our son, soon to be daughter-in-law and her parents. The food is very good, especially the Osso Bucco. The owner is incredibly friendly & accommodating. I recommend making reservations as most tables inside were tagged for parties that had yet to arrive. It was a very busy Friday night...inside, outside and on the upper patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The "Keys" to good service
    EvergreenRocks
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Always love stopping by Keys on the Green but continue to be less than impressed by the service. Booked reservations via their website which uses Open Table ... requested outdoor seating and arrived to learn that they were unaware of that request and we're going to put us inside on a beautiful night. After a 30min wait for a table in the bar where we could never get served, we were finally taken outside to a table. From that point, the service was OK but it was clear that they were horribly short staffed. Apparently one of the servers had an illness or something but why the owner wouldn't jump in and help out or find someone to take care of these guests is beyond understandable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite spot
    Terry
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Keys is one of our favorite spots. Management and wait staff really care about the customers dining experience. Food is consistently tasty and a good value. Don't miss the smoked gouda mashers! dine outdoors in the summers for a personal wild life show of elk, deer, fox. Indoors in the cooler weather around a romantic fire place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 75 reviews are from the Keys on the Green reviews archive.
  • Mick
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent place to take out of town guests for a taste of a historic, mountain Inn.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Impress the co-workers
    MtnWriterVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I had 4 workers from back East visiting and wanted to show them something of the home town. Keys on the Green came through with great food. The guys shared an order of osso buco and ribeye steak because they couldn't decide. It's a beautiful location and the elk grazing by the side of the road was the topic of conversation the next day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    LRB1
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Love the food and the fact that the menu has a great variety of quality choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We go at least once a month!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    From the happy hour menu, try the mussels! From the main menu, must try the Osso Bucco; all salads are fresh and interesting!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • faster service this w/e
    Shawnee
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Yes, enjoyed the med. rare tuna sandwich and service was excellent. Much quicker getting our meal. Nice to meet owner and manager, Craig.
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    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Terrible Service
    OutOften
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food is ok but the service could not be worse. Our most recent experience was topped by a waitress that was so nasty, I'm not sure I will ever return to this establishment again. I don't think she liked kids for one, and she was so unbelievably rude, I am not sure I have ever had a worse experience dining out, and we dine our three days per week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great Mon. night burgers!
    Shawnee
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Took Great Grand kids and daughter for burger night...very slow getting food, but then quite good. Gave us a scenic quiet spot for kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    jebaril
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Brian decided to order the seafood marinara after the server explained that the salmon could be left out--something which we she seemed to sympathize ("I hate salmon too"). The dish came 30 minutes later with salmon in it and without the garlic toast. Brian put the salmon on my plate and received 3 shrimp and his garlic toast 10 minutes later. My halibut was underwhelming in every respect. I have brought patrons and performers from the Central City Opera to this restaurant in past seasons, but will no longer recommend it.
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  • Expected more for the price
    bigvtx
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    With most entrees hovering around $30, and sub-par crab cakes at $7.00 for one cake (mostly breading) I was hoping to at least get hot coffee with our desert. Everyone's coffee at the table was barely warm, even before adding cream, and nobody every came back around to offer coffee refills. Keys seemed to have better service and prices when I was there last year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • keys on the green
    penny
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is a favorite of mine, I live up the road so it's not only convenient but close to home. I love supporting the locals in Evergreen and do so whenever possible. When I went last, it was very crowded and it seemed like I didn't receive the attention I usually do, but that happens and I will certainly return as I have had both good food and service in the past. Maybe a good idea to hire more wait staff?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wow of a building w/ food a match
    Outdoorguy
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Service and food were what was expected based on price and style of restraurant Had the special and the value of a three course meal exceeded my expatiation. The other meal off the menus was rated as very good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • lovely dinner
    Evergreenfoodie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was excellent, but they were very understaffed. Craig at the door forgot us 2x even thought we had a reservation. It was 34 min between our salad and entree. They ran out of bread at 7:30 pm. E were celebrating my birthday...noted on reservation, yet got placed at a bar high top and not even 1 wish. They need to staff a hostess, a food runner and more wait staff. It will be a long while before we return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Keys is my favorite restaurant - whether celebrating a special event, just popping in for a cocktail or an enjoyable lunch with friends. The wait staff, bartender and even the owner are super friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We eat here all the time and have yet to have anything but a fabulous meal. Great range of tasty choices on the menu, reasonably priced wines, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Dale
    Seachele
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nice evening with friends ..food good...sat in corner in side room
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch
    LeeC
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day brunch was delicious. The cost was too high for what we got but it is a nice restaurant and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hometown favorite in Evergreen
    CincoloradoVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The manager,Craig ,is friendly...service and food good. Can hardly wait for the patio to open!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Birthday Dinner
    Bob1
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food was excellent. Restaurant, however, was very understaffed for a weekend (Sunday) evening when the weather was nice and the outdoor seating was very full. Restaurant should have expected a busier night and staffed accordingly. Server was very nice, but service was very slow. If they had appropriate staffing this wouldn't have been an issue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a very wonderful experience and enjoyed the atmosphere was very relaxing and pleasant
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad
    LookoutmlVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This restaurant certainly has possibilities. It's too bad that both times we've eaten there we leave saying the food is very 3 star, nothing special. Certainly not worth the prices.
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  • Jerry
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    My wife and I have been going to the Keys nearly once a week because we like the price, the atmosphere, the service, the food and the management.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.