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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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is always very good, but the front of the house is poorly run. There is always a wait for service at every stage of the meal and this time we practically had to beg to pay. The staff is friendly but poorly trained and manged. If it wasn't for the food and the fact that Evergreen has such limited dining options this place would have closed long ago because of the poor service."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We love going to Willow Creek and this last visit was no exception. We usually bring friends who visit Evergreen to Wollow Creek when we go because we feel it is the highest quality restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Willow Creek has the perfect setting with 5-Star foods. The outdoor patio overlooks Evergreen lake and is buzzing with humming birds. The service is great with an attentive and friendly waitstaff. The quality and seasoning of the food can match that of any high end restaurant in Denver. Take the time to have a great time and a great meal at Willow Creek; then take a walk around the lake."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had an awesome evening last night. We arrived in dry weather with hummingbirds circling around the exterior of the restaurant with a great view of the lake in Evergreen. We started with the escargot with tomatoes and chantarelle mushrooms. It was bursting with flavor and the combination of ingredients was perfect. My girlfriend had the rabbit for her main course and I had the trout. We loved both but liked the trout slightly better. There was a power outage in the area due to a thunderstorm which made the evening even more fun and romantic in some ways. Our waiter, Todd, was awesome and had great advice on our food selections."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The ambiance was perfect, not to loud, but loud enough. The views of the lake are great, especially at sunset. The entrees and dessert were delicious. We had the smoked trout and the scallops with bacon. The creme brule was great, just enough for one, and the cobbler with blueberry icecream. We shared the bruschetta 3 ways (soil, land, and sea) and I wouldn't order it again. The mushrooms (soil) were excellent, but the chicken salad (land) and smoked tuna (sea) felt like chef experiments. Just as we ordered dessert, the power went out from a lightening strike. At first I was concerned, but I've never seen a better service team and enjoyed a romantic dinner more. The staff pulled out flashlights and set extra candles around the room. Fun!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Really good food..Special of albacore and soft shell crab was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is beautiful, with an excellent location. On nice days, the patio is superb! Wait staff is generally friendly, professional, well-groomed and respectful. The food is interesting and different, and very, very tasty. Some of the portions, especially on the appetizers, are meager for the price. You might be disappointed if you want to share the appetizers."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant evening dinner on the outside patio. The weather and view of Evergreen Lake were excellent and our meals were incredible. We both have a soft spot for Rocky Mountain Trout and Willow's interpretation combining trout with gnocchi was done very well. We finished off the evening with some of their homemade ice cream. Also wanted to give a shoutout to our server, who did an excellent job keeping us on pace for a relaxing, but not too slow evening. Great Job!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "The salmon on my beet salad was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "What a great place. Everything on the menu looked great; it was hard to decide!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It was our anniversary so the setting on the patio was special and the food was great. "
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Table was way too small for 4 people. Otherwise it was a great experience!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This restaurant has the most scenic view of anyplace I've been in the Rockies. The food and service are excellent. Every time we go to Evergreen, we make sure to eat at Willow Creek!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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