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Willow Creek Restaurant
Willow Creek Restaurant
  • Address:
    29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd. #105
    Evergreen, CO 80439
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Willow Creek Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.willowcreekevergreen.com/index.htm
  • Phone: (303) 674-9463
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch Daily from 11 AM

    Dinner Service begins at 5PM

    Sat & Sunday Brunch

    Chefs Choice Bar Menu Available 3 -5 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Curtis Lincoln
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call Tony Elwood for details
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to 150 people. Please call with inquires
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (303) 674-9463

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 74
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Willow Creek Restaurant
Willow Creek is Located at Evergreen Lake In The Heart Of Evergreen, a scenic 30 minute drive from Downtown Denver. We feature A Beautiful Patio Overlooking the Lake, Glass Walled Wine Room, Beautiful Rock Fireplace, All Glass Walls, Every Table Has A View! Tastefully Decorated, Private Room Is Available. World Class Chef Curtis Lincoln & Wife Kristopher Have Created a Wonderful Local Restaurant Experience.

Artisinal Coctails and Interesting Wine List, there is something for every walllet! Fresh Pasta's & Sauces, Fresh Flown in Fish, Local Beef & Meats, Colorado Trout, Braised Rabbit... Each Menu Item Is Carefully Crafted. Reviewed by USA Today as one of the TOP TEN Places in the US to eat Housemade Pasta's (Our Rabbit Dish)

Chef de Cuisine Daniel LaCounte

General Manager/Co Owner Kristopher Lincoln

NOTE:WC Does NOT Accept Restaurant.COM Certificates,
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I both love this restaurant. It's got it all: a great view overlooking the lake, wonderful gourmet food, wonderful wine list, efficient waiters, and an ambience that is both casual and at the same time romantic for couples. A great place to sit back and relax for both lunch and dinner, and we never feel that we are rushed out of the place."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "First time at Willow Creek. The initial service was slow, but thehostess recognized the issue and assigned a different waiter and service was fine thereafter. Entrees and desserts were great. I will ask for a table on the deck next time. We will go back"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Duck confit salad was superb! Great service and view. Go early, it's more quiet lively bar scene later."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated my birthday and had a wonderful dinner. We both ordered the scallops which were some of the best we have had in Colorado. The view from the restaurant is great overlooking Evergreen Lake. It is a special place and we have had both lunch and dinner and are never disappointed. Well worth the drive to Evergreen."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "What a great place. Everything on the menu looked great; it was hard to decide!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The salmon on my beet salad was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We love this place! The food is fantastic and the ambience is perfect, especially when you want a fabulous meal in the mountains. Definetly worth the drive!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Going to the Willow Creek is like going to a big city place with amazing food. But better yet..it's got a view of Evergreen Lake and surrounding area that make this one of the best places to dine in the state..no doubt. Food is simply delicious..gnocchi is a special treat that will knock your socks off. Risotto with scallops will knock your shoes off. Bar and wine list also top notch. On a nice night dining on the patio reminds you that you are in a most special place..and the rabbit is their signature dish..can't go wrong. A must place to go."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "They never disappoint, fantastic food, ambiance (elk walking by), beautiful view of the lake and a wonderful, warm ambiance. The scallops are amazing and so is everything else on the menu. We always make it here from Cherry Creek to enjoy this wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Cheeseburger was OK 5 of 10, fries were limp 3 of 10. Mussels/cockles dish was 10 of 10. Cocktails were great 8 of 10. Outdoor patio was perfect - great view of the lake 10 of 10."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The experience at the Willow Creek was fantastic! We had Italian Mimosas and they were fantastic. The variety of different options for brunch were great and well worth the price. It seemed that the waiters were very busy and would not check on our table very often. I would go back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "On a lovely summer day in June, this restaurant was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday on the outdoor patio. From the patio, you could watch the sailboats on the lake and the paddleboarders. Our waitress was very friendly, informing us that this was a family-owned establishment with a chef-owner making all of their breads, cheeses, sausages and other dishes. I had the tasty grilled chicken sandwich with thick slices of well-done bacon, cheese, greens, basil aioli and a chewy grilled bread and the wonderful vanilla bean creme brûlée for dessert. Our water glasses were constantly refilled and service was excellent. I plan to return."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The view of the lake and golf course is gorgeous - Willow Creek has one of the nicest patios in Evergreen. Our beet salads were delicious - with fresh peppery greens with the perfect amount of passion fruit dressing. The brick chicken was moist and flavorful but truthfully it could have been cooked a tad longer and the skin should have been crisped. Attentive service. Overall a great evening and highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "It was our anniversary so the setting on the patio was special and the food was great. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had our anniversary dinner there and had a great time. Service was outstanding and the food was great. The ambiance of Willow Creek is great for a romantic evening, or a casual dinner with friends on the patio."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Great food. Great wine. The setting outside is incredible. In the summer when it is light until 9 pm, the views through their massive windowed dinning room are spectacular. The setting inside is classy, modern mountain. Very nice. It just feels good to be there. I have never had a bad meal there - excellent menu that seems to be always new/fresh. The service is excellent. Known for good wines. It is a great place to go for a nice dinner with friends. Expect to spend some money for a nicer night out, but not outrageous. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant continues to impress me. Although they don't offer much of a menu change by the seasons, they do source their foods. We enjoyed sustainably-raised Verasso Salmon. The staff was knowledgable as to why the chef had selected this particular fish. (Verasso is the only seaside farm-raised salmon to be certified environmental, sustainable option by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch list). It was prepared perfectly. Thank you, chef, for caring to make a sustainable choice. (At times Wild Salmon becomes too expensive for small restaurants to serve)."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was our first time here. We went to celebrate our 14th anniversary & it couldn't have been better. We were greeted warmly when we entered & Megan was our waitress, she was great! My wife had the Haddock with lobster sauce & I had the Buffalo ribeye both were very good. Beautiful views of the lake & a warm inviting atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A pretty solid dining experience. Great setting, very good food, nice service, reasonable prices. Enjoyable spot if you are in Evergreen. Even better in summer as there is a nice deck that has views. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "great meal and innovative, fresh dishes with unique ingredients like fiddleheads (a New England delicacy that we haven't had since moving from there 8 years ago) and house-smoked sturgeon...fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were at Willow Creek for brunch on Saturday, before Mother's Day, because of family schedules, and it turned out to be a great choice. First, because Sunday was a huge snow storm, and second because the food and service were excellent, and it was a wonderful place to sit for a while and enjoy the food and company. We've been here before, and really like the view, the menu, the decor, the whole deal. We had a party of six, some had breakfast, some had lunch, and all was very good. Service attentive and thorough (I think his name was Hunter), and we had a very nice, relaxed time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Table was way too small for 4 people. Otherwise it was a great experience!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was my second lunch at Willow Creek Restaurant. I met a celebrity PBS chef there for a business meeting. We were both impressed with quality of food and service. The weather was beautiful and we noticed Eagles soaring over the lake. Breathtaking! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service, we would recommend it to anyone who loves great food."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Wonderful journey out of Denver to enjoy fantastic food and a wonderful scenery! I have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A lovely place for lunch. Good food and friendly service. Great patio on warm days."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great service, beautiful view of Evergreen Lake and absolutely fantastic food! I can't wait to go again!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is a fabulous place for locals to have a great dinner or visitors from Denver to take a drive for Sunday brunch. The menu is creative and tasty. Willow Creek overlooks Evergreen lake, and we cannot wait to come back when the weather is warm and sit out on their deck."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love going to Willow Creek, it is one of our favorite restaurants. And as usual, Willow Creek did not disappoint. The fish specials were amazing - wonderfully prepared and flavorful. Willow Creek makes an effort to always provide fresh specials in addition to their seasonal menu, so there is always something new to try. The staff are so friendly and helpful, from the hostess, to the server, to the owner - they all make you you feel incredibly welcome. The location and scenery is the best in Evergreen, as the restaurant overlooks the lake. We are looking forward to warmer weather again so that we can enjoy dinning back out on their patio! Five stars all the way for another wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We tried Willow Creek for a date night this past weekend and had the most fantastic experience! We were seated away from a window but still had a fantastic view of the lake and the restaurant was so charming. There was even a herd of elk that came by and were playing in the lake during dinner. Our waiter was wonderful and gave us great recommendations. I had the rabbit dish and it exceeded expectations. We will definitely be going back when the weather gets warmer so we can try the patio."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We frequent the WC often and appreciate the restaurants effort to provide variety and reliability of good quality dining experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "First, the owner and her staff made us feel at home. Our waitress was fun, but professional and efficient. The wine list is a great read with very reasonable prices. How often do you find a Petit Chablis on the menu? The mussels and cockles appetizer was superb...watch the salt...and so were the braised rabbit papardelles. The trout preparation was unusual. A most enjoyable evening!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Willow Creek during a recent visit to Colorado. This family owned restaurant is worth the trip to Evergreen. The staff was friendly and our server, Sierra, was pleasant, and knowledgeable about the menu. The pace of the meal was perfect. The dishes were served in a timely manner and we were not rushed. We tried the abalone appetizer with stir fried vegetables in a sauce with a hint of wasabi, and the braised rabbit pasta entree. Both dishes were delicious! The ambiance was relaxing and we had a beautiful view of Evergreen Lake. We will definitely dine at Willow Creek again on our next trip to Colorado!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I have had many dinners here, both inside and on the deck overlooking the Sea of Evergreen. New Years Eve was especially good!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Every meal we have had has been excellent! Brunch, romantic valentines day to special birthday celebrations we have always had an excellent meal, great service and atmosphere. We recommend all the time to others!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Loved the location and the quiet romantic feel. The wine list was very inviting and the food was absolutely some of the best we have tasted for long time. The roasted beet salad was so crisp and delicious. We are looking forward to returning during warmer weather and having a meal on the irresistible patio overlooking Evergreen Lake. We discovered Willow Creek while looking at the list for restaurant week and a birthday celebration. The food, service and atmosphere way surpassed our expectations !!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A very good restaurant with views of Evergreen Lake from most of the tables."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Overlooking Evergreen Lake, this is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed gourmet meal. The nice restaurant week menu was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Date night for Restaurant Week and it was a hit! Friendly and attentive staff, prompt seating, great food and atmosphere. The Trout was amazing, Owner came by to say hi and she was very personable. Looking forward to revisiting in the Spring/Summer so we can try other menu options and check out the patio!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We tried out this restaurant for Restaurant Week. We will definitely come back as our experience was terrific. Our server, Linda, was friendly and provided very good service. After salads (which were fine), we shared a bowl of mussels and cockles. Loved it and also loved sopping down the sauce with their bread. I was pretty stuffed by now (thanks, bread!) but found room for the beef duet with perfectly seared beef and a yummy pinot noir sauce followed by the Triple Delight dessert. Would come back just to try out other desserts. I came away VERY full and extremely pleased with the entire experience. The hubs had their rigatoni and sausage which he liked alot, but agreed that my beef dish was the hit of the night along with dessert."
    Dined on 2/25/2014