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The Gruene Door
The Gruene Door

The Gruene Door Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegruenedoor.com
  • Phone: (830) 629-2600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am -9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am -3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room can seat up to 50 people. We host rehearsal dinners, business functions, and other private gatherings.
  • Private Party Contact: David Cinotto (830) 629-2600
  • Entertainment: Our Wine Cellar across the street offers free live music on Saturday nights beginning at 8pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gruene Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A large private lot is located behind the restaurant as well as additional parking across the street.
A word from The Gruene Door
The Gruene Door Restaurant is located in beautiful Gruene Lake Village in New Braunfels, Texas. We are Gruene’s only casual, fine dining restaurant combining the best in food, service, and atmosphere. Every menu item is prepared 100% in house by our chefs.

Open for lunch and dinner, we are the perfect destination for a romantic dinner, birthday celebration, private party, lunch with friends, or just a casual night out.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first experience at Gruene Door - had heard rave reviews from the two I dined with. Unfortunately, the chef must have had an off night. My pork tenderloin was dry and tough; the halibut was dry; and the ribeye was extremely tough."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My wife and I had our 43rd anniversary dinner there We started out with the cheese appetizer and it was amazing. My wife has a Salmon and I had to tenderloin and both meals were just wonderful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. The only complaint I had was the noise level was very loud because the way the building is made with all the concrete and nothing to absorb the sound. It wasn't for the noise level I would have given the restaurant a five star rating."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have to start by saying the food was excellent. The problem we had is that out of four orders the waiter got one wrong and admitted that he had entered the wrong selection. It then took over 30 minutes for the screwed up order to come out. Another rather strange thing was a shortage of menu's. We probably waited 10 minutes to get menu's."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The salmon and the crabcakes were delicious and the service was outstanding. We did mention the noise level to the owner who apologized."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Took my inlaws to the Gruene Door and we had a fabulous time enjoying champagne and perfectly cooked entrees. I had the chicken piccata with extra shrimp and it was very tasty. We also had the pork tenderloin, shrimp and grits, and special of the night. The curry soup du jour with smoked salmon on top was amzing....definitely order this...ur taste buds will jump for joy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The menu is creative and regional with a seasonal farm to table perspective... and short and to the point. The food is front in center and the attention to detail is quite impressive.... if you haven't enjoyed the experience than I must say you have missed the best dining experience in the New Braunfels area!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Most diverse and upscale menu in the Hill Country area! Great bar and intimate dining ambiance.... Chef Collin has the best farm to market and seasonal fresh to table comfort food you have tasted in quite some time! I'll be taking my honey back for a special occasion soon!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food and service, as well as, they went out of their way to accommodate ond member of our party who was a vegan."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great service. Best waiter ever! Food was good, not great. Overall enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The palenta fritters were excellent. The kids from a nearby table running around the restaurant not so much. The service was truly excellent - thanks Tod. The main course was fine but not outstanding."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We would drive a half-hour to come to the Gruene Door, but, fortunately, we are only ten minutes away. This gem is almost walking distance from Gruene. The setting is quiet and graced by a lovely outdoor patio courtyard. The food is exceptional and consistent. The chicken piccata is delicious, as are most all the main courses. (I have tried about all.). A nice lighter fare is the salad with steak strips.... Yum. I almost don't want to write a review fear too many will discover my favorite restaurant...but they deserve it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We really enjoy the Gruene Door and often take special friends there. Last night we were celebrating my birthday."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food and service was wonderful, as well as the look of the restaurant. However, the concrete floors do not absorb any sound and there were several loud groups around us. It was difficult to have an intimate conversation because of one loud mouth in particular. The cuisine was phenomenal however and we greatly enjoyed the recommended wine by our server."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The hidden jem of new braunfels!!!!! The food and selection are fantastic. My lunch portion of chicken picata was just 10 dollars! Cute village type shopping center."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Beautifully alive flavors and a lovely, quiet atmosphere. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I came here to celebrate her birthday. From out of town we relied on the on line reviews to decide our evening. It was everything we were hoping for. Good food, atmosphere and service. Thank you"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Excellent food choices, presentation, and taste. Exceptional service. Good prices. Good ambiance and decorations. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The restaurant is a GEM in the Gruene area. Good brunch, Excellent food!! Good prices, Great wait staff!! I will be back again and with a larger group!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We frequent this spot because we can make reservations and usually no wait. This particular time it took much longer than expected for food to arrive. Which was odd because the restaurant wasnt even half full - reservation wasn't till around 8:00. We will go back though. Request Devon as your server. (This was his night off -- maybe that was our problem!)"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went here for my 26th birthday and to announce with my Husband to our families that we are pregnant with our first child. The service was the best I've ever had, and the food was phenomenal! My aunt, who has IBS and is very picky about food, loved that the chef came out to speak with her personally about any changes to her food prep that he could make and how to best please her. I will absolutely be returning to this place again!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The service was amazing as well as the dinner! It made out to be a wonderful prom dinner. Thank you so much! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had something to celebrate and decided to try the Gruene Door. All in our dinner party were very pleased with our appetizers, salads (or soups), and entrees. I can personally recommend the shrimp and gritz. Delish! Wonderful atmosphere that allowed for a nice conversation while not being awkwardly quiet. Service was also terrific all around. We were never want for anything. I would definitely recommend this spot. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We brought my mom here for Mother's Day and we couldn't have been happier. Everyone's food was delicious. The menu had something for everyone in our family. Service was friendly and helpful and he genuinely talked to us and treated us like people instead of just another customer to move through. Perfect setting for a meaningful meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Only negative was tables were close together. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a table of 7 for Mother's Day. It was a great place, even with two small boys to deal with. Our food was outstanding! I will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Other than our eager-to-serve young waiter saying "Right on" almost every other word - this dining experience was almost perfect."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We were a group of five and the place was beautiful. The food was great but a little pricey. But all in all the experience was great."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants! Best Salmon in Gruene/New Braunfels."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Everything is great here, especially liked the shrimp n grits!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We came here for my boyfriend's birthday dinner, both of us were first-timers. He rarely travels outside of San Antonio and I wanted to give him a date-night he would always remember. Once we entered, I realized I had chosen the most perfect place! The dim lighting, romantic and cozy ambiance was exactly what I wanted for us. Looking at the menu, there were so many wonderful dishes to choose from but we both went with chicken; Chicken Picatta for me and Mediterranean Chicken for him. Both plates were exquisite and the veggies on my plate needed no seasoning at all. Miles was our server and he was wonderful....We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We never miss eating here when we are in Gruene! This time we went with friends and I was thrilled that they loved the food as much as we did! Favorite foods: spinach salad, shrimp and grits and flash fried spinach. Yum yum. With concrete floors it can be really loud but we can put up with that."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The ideas were clever and delicious, but not contrived or too artistic to be enjoyed. Simple ingredients were combined in the best ways. We also had great service. The atmosphere is nice, a bit loud, but not raucous. Definitely a place to try. A bit expensive for New Braunfels but well worth it,"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What a beautiful restaurant! The ambiance was so relaxing and romantic. I met up with my best friend from high school. We both have kids and Friday night was our "date night". I have to say gruene door exceeded my expectations for our quiet time! Miles was our waiter and was extremely pleasant. He was very attentive and continued to check on our needs throughout the evening. 2 thumbs up! Food was fabulous! Especially the tuna and sautéed spinach! Definitely coming back soon!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I love this restaurant for dinner or just after work wine and appetizers to relax. The staff has always been excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "1st time visitors and the experience was awesome. The food was hot and tasty the staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. Would recommend definitely! Not for kids but somehow several couples borough them, and let them wander away from the table. Get a babysitter!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went on Sunday morning. I did make a reservation but the restaurant was calm and quiet. Downtown Guerne was crazy but this restaurant was a nice quiet place for our family to visit and catch up."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Dinner at The Gruene Door this past Sunday night was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had! Everything was spot on - staff, atmosphere, food and service were all outstanding. Our group of 5 ordered a wide variety of dishes and none of them disappointed. The evening was made extra special by the outstanding attention we received from our waiter: TODD. He was amazing! We will be back as soon as possible!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Gruene, Texas is a lovely historic tourist spot and the Gruene Door was everything counter to the theme of the city. It's located in a new strip mall center that really, really wants to mirror the open air, small town shopping/dining experience, but the whole place misses the mark completely. The meal itself was fair, the food wasn't horrific, but it definitely was not worth the outrageous price tag. Your average dinner plate is $22 versus $12-$14 in the actual real historic Gruene City Center. The restaurant itself is a little soul less, with concrete floors, alternative art on the walls and dark faux paint. The only upside was the impeccable and cheery service from the waitstaff who were very happy to be serving clients."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is a fantastic restarant food is great. Service excellent."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I am a disabled vet with panic disorder. I have a hard time dining out in public because of various noise levels, location, too many people, etc. Public interaction can be too much for me and restaurant visits often end up in some comically awkward moment that involves spilled drinks or food - mostly on my part. However, with OpenTable, I was able to make a reservation & request something in a corner. We got to the restaurant and were whisked right in. The waitress was wonderful, well mannered, and accommodating. We truly felt like guests, the food was superb. I could not have been happier. I would recommend them for a quiet, low-key, conversational meal. Thumbs up and thank you for truly accommodating the broken veterans. Bart"
    Dined on 3/7/2014