Willow Creek Restaurant
Willow Creek Restaurant

Willow Creek Restaurant

  • 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: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • 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
    303-674-wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to 150 people. Please call with inquires
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 3036749463

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



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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Willow Creek Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (49)great for outdoor dining (44)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (34)romantic (31)notable wine list (19)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (13)good for groups (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fabulous New Year's Eve
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    They served a wonderful 4 course dinner with great choices in each course, including foie gras, rabbit, & lobster. I tried eight items and all were wonderful. All the staff was dressed from the 1800s and one sang beautiful songs during dinner. I've been here many times in the past two years and it's always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve
    Siudave2000
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Had a 5pm reservation for New Years Eve. Arrived on time, but staff was not quite ready. Once seated our table got lost in the shuffle and waited nearly 30 minutes before we finally got a server. They quickly apologized, comped a couple glasses of wine and were outstanding from there on. Food & ambience was top notch. Even with the hick up they made up for it and would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hope you're not in a hurry
    MrstatsVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    My wife and I had lunch here after spending some time ice skating at the lake. The service was VERY slow, we waited over 30 mins after we ordered, just for a salad and burger. Prices are also on the high side here, $15 for a burger and $3.50 for an ice tea, where did these come from? The plus side was that the food was actually very tasty, burger wasn't big but cooked perfectly and my wife really enjoyed her salad. Don't think we'll be back however, just too long a wait for lunch and again I would expect a $15 burger in Vegas, not Evergreen, CO.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant on a lake
    SueWVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Nice restaurant on a lake setting. Food and service was very good. We will recommend to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Nice view.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We love this place. Be sure to make reservations as lots of other people love it, too. The food is excellent, the service very good and the view very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food with fabulous view
    Chris
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Fabulous food with a fabulous view of Evergreen lake. The rabbit in particular is not to be missed. The wine list is dizzingly extensive and full of wonderful options. Reservations are a good idea for weekends as this place can be understandably popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience in Evergreen!
    MsJoCookVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Delicious food - terrific service - beautiful environment! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    cjg1
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We have had three trips in a row that have been absolutely off the charts. This is a wonderful place with outstanding food and setting. Make the trip up, it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find. Locally and family
    chuckVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    A real find. Locally and family owned and managed. Go for any special. Excellent drinks and wine. Plus now one can watch folks skate and ice fish on Evergreen Lake. Give it a try and you will be happy you did. Service is very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant with
    chuckVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Excellent restaurant with great food and fine views of Evergreen Lake and nearby mountaqinws
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual, but the
    NaN8
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Wonderful as usual, but the noise was overwhelming. I don't know what they can do, but it was alful, hard to enjoy others company when all you can hear is everyone elses converstion
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Dinner overlooking lake
    EvergreenDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We ate at Willow Creek before the Evergreen Christmas Walk. The air was festive with carolers and a view of the Christmas tree lighting. The food was very good as always. The scallops were exceptional. Our waiter was perfectly attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Thanksgiving buffet
    janiceogVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Willow Creek did a very good job of presenting their Thanksgiving buffet dinner (though it was a bit pricey at $66 a person). They presented a wide and interesting selection of starters, entrees and desserts. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the service excellent. This is one of the very best spots in Evergreen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing thanksgiving dinner
    BrynMawrGirl
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We went to Willow Creek for their Thanksgiving dinner and everything was amazing. From the amazing selection of appetizers to the scrumptious stuffing and brussell sprouts, the menu was top notch. The restaurant was fairly quiet for Thanksgiving too, which was a nice change from super busy, noisy restaurants. Will definitely recommend to others for future meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The buffet was excellent...lots of choices and very delicious. Desserts however, were nothing special...appeared to be store bought and not what I would expect. Pies were in tin foil tins like you would get at the grocery store. The price was too much this year... $66.00 a person way out there compared to other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining in Evergreen
    Jayhawk94
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Not sure why I waited so long to dine in Evergreen but it was a mistake. Willow Creek presented food that was the equal of any I've had in Denver's nicest restaurants. Of special note was the rabbit dish. Don't be put off - I didn't lick my plate, but did ask for extra bread to sop up the sauce. Also, there's a terrific dessert wine available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is excellent, a bit
    justdinning
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food is excellent, a bit pricey, the service excellent and is in a great location. With an all most full restaurant the noise level might be a bit much for some. Considering Evergreen is short on "fine dinning" restaurants, the Willow Creek is a welcome relief.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    DanWalk
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Food was uniquely tasty, well-prepared and presented. Service was terrific. Excellent place for a special occasion. Will return many times even though close to an hour drive from our home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Wonderful Place in Evergreen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We have been to Willow Creek three times for dinner over the past 7 months. The service and atmosphere are fantastic. Food is very good. Please support this neighborhood restaurant in Evergreen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect brunch
    Emorypete88VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I started off with the cockles appetizer that came in a beautifully fragrant white wine sauce with leeks and tomatoes. Wow - the best preparation I've probably ever had. I continued to have a burger with robiola bosina cheese, avocado, bacon, and chimichurri sauce! So good... For dessert I had a blue cheese cheesecake, which had sour cream and cream cheese in the base as well. It was smothered in delicious blueberries or huckleberries (not sure), which paired perfectly with a glass of 20 year Taylor Fladgate port. Lastly, the service was spot on. Sierra was charming, and made sure all my needs were accommodated. Thank you for a great Saturday afternoon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Onvacay
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    The food was excellent. Have the gnocchi as a starter for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    This restaurant not only has great food, great wine list but amazing desserts & a bunch gluten free (don't miss the peanut butter cup!!!). The service is wonderful & the ambiance is just wonderful! From the decorations to lighting & fireplace. It's a cozy, inviting feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit for us, multiple
    anon
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Second visit for us, multiple visit for the other 2. It was much lighter and easier to read smaller menu. On first visit the 4 menus at the table overpowered the table that we bumped each other. It was so dark we could not read. They did provide small magnifying lights . We were the third table in from the door on a cold night. As the door opened we got hit with a cold breeze. We were next to the window, would have been lovely for viewing the lake, but it was dark, and the A/C was on and we were hit by a continuous breeze that we covered with menu boards. (server suggestion). We ordered salads that were mediocre. The entrees, scallops and trout, good. Might go back again. Fall décor around the windows and front porch, nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    CONeill
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I love Willow Creek! I had been once before with my mom, but my boyfriend and I were looking for a romantic evening out for anniversary that was close to home. The staff was wonderful when they learned it was a special occasion. We got an amazing table, and a complimentary glass of champagne! The food was incredible and I loved the fall decorations and ambiance. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+++ Fantastic Restaurant
    andys
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    The food, service, and location are fantastic. Everything about Willow Creek was perfect, I can't recommend it enough!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the restaurant and the view
    TomCentennial
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    It rained on us on the deck, but we were moved to a better table with a better positioned umbrella. Great food and service. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a view
    JennifetVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    The food was good-menu is not too varied but I had the braised rabbit and the other person in my party had the pasta with sausage and both were good. Our waitress was very friendly though drink service was very slow. Glad we made a reservation since there was a wait to get in. Overall I would go back again-it is a short distance from Denver but seems like a world away. The drive up and view from the restaurant were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    DZHighlandsRanch
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    This was our 2nd time dining at Willow Creek. The service is always great and it's a nice atmosphere that's not too stuffy, but still feels like 1st class dining. It was extremely busy on a Saturday evening and apparently the kitchen was slammed because it did take longer than usual for our dinner to come out. Other than that, it's tops on our list. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lake view dining
    JoeBuff
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Main dining room and patio offers a memorable dining experience Nice menu. Definitly will go back. Specials for the evening of our visit were wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch by the Lake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed lunch on the patio. The gorgeous view and the competent staff made dining a pleasure. We will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Fantastic
    LuvDelmonicosVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The food is always exceptional and the service is friendly and homey. We always make it a point to dine here when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine & Service
    Lynda
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    The Pinot Grigio was fabulous! I'd like to find the name of it. Service was not really very good, which makes me nervous because I usually think it's a way to make you drink more than you would normally.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner not as good as lunch.
    RayS
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Dinner not as good as lunch. Service should be better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Willow Creek~The best in Evergreen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We celebrated our anniversary at Willow Creek and had such a special night, from the wonderful wait staff, to the terrific food, and great view of the lake. The atmosphere was so condusive to just relaxing, laughing, and pure enjoyment in all respects. Love this place....can't wait to go again sometime soon. Rob and Darline Head
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    ArtyAJ
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We live in Denver and enjoy the short drive out of the city to this lovely mountain setting. The menu is exciting and refreshingly out of the ordinary. The presentation is wonderful; wait staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. The view of Evergreen Lake is perfect. The food is always very good; don't miss the truffle fries!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Locals know not to go for the food - has been generally poor, at best mediocre, and overpriced since opening - but the view from the deck on a summer day is sublime. Service has improved - used to be dreadful and once so rude as to tell us we had to vacate a table on Christmas eve when we had not yet even ordered because they booked reservations too close together.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem! Beautiful views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    What a gem! Beautiful views of Evergreen Lake, food fantastic and wonderful wine list. Great wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    What a great way to spend a Saturday! We came up for brunch, and the food was absolutely delicious. Two of us had the Eggs Benedict, and my husband had Corned Beef Hash. It was so good I could have eaten 2 orders! For dessert we had the Creme Brulee, and my husband and aunt DID have 2 orders. Beautiful views, caring servers, and wonderful food. What more could anyone ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing, Enjoyable Restaurant
    Instylegirl
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    This is a great place for special occasions with spectacular views of Evergreen Lake. Make reservations ahead to get outdoors seating. Nice menu selection and wine list. Close to Denver and a great place "to get away" without having to travel far.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great night!
    Frazer
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Interesting menu, well prepared and presented. Friendly staff and owners make everyone feel welcome. Put it all overlooking Evergreen Lake and you have a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.