Greenbriar Inn, The

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2201 reviews
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Opened in 1967, The Greenbriar Inn is an elegant restaurant, tavern and private event space located in the north Boulder countryside and nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding 20 acres features two ponds, striking woodland, and thriving vegetable, fruit, and flower gardens. The cuisine focuses on seasonal, American classics and is complimented by a 900 label award-winning wine cellar.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us on Valentine's Day for an amazing multi-course prix fixe dinner. Seatings are available from 5pm-10pm.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice place. Great food to experience. Prices are high, but food is great. Because of prices we eat here for special occasions only.

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e
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, great Brunch, and good conversation with surrounding folks. The new chef is great as evidenced by the pastries and pâ·té.....awesome!
Thank you again for the great experience!
Marcus & Kathy

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BB
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The Beef Wellington is my favorite. Always amazing service and beautiful atmosphere inside and out!

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J
Denver
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greenbriar Inn continues to be a fantastic spot for dining. It is especially beautiful in the wintertime when it has snowed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere; not quite the level of service that would match the food

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our Twenty-Ninth Anniversary with my bride. The charming staff at the Greenbriar Inn served some of the most delicious food with extras in a delightful setting. Looking forward to the next!

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EM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience. Good food, excellent service. New Year's day brunch is a yearly tradition. I have gone here since it opened in 1967. Go to prom date dinner then.

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DK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our group of 8 had a delightful feast at a New Year's Day brunch at the Greenbriar. The food was excellent and the buffet tables replenished and refreshed regularly. Our waitress was attentive, warm, funny, and wonderful. The atmosphere at The Greenbriar is simply outstanding in that historic building and in one of my favorite locations, outside of the crazier sections of Boulder.

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SM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant for our New Year’s celebration. It was our first time there but it will not be the last. Excellent 5 course fixed price menu for the holiday. We will go back to try the regular dinner menu.

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CB
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Went here for New Year's Eve and was unfortunately disappointed. We had been here previously and had only good experiences, particularly for restaurant week, however NYE did not hold up to that expectation.

We were seated upstairs (the area was less than half full). It was a fixed menu, as expected for the holiday for $95pp. The menu looked great, we placed orders, our waiter was great getting us drinks right away. The first course was prompt and delicious, a little lobster roll. Things then went downhill as the wrong food was delivered to our table (then incorrectly delivered to two more tables). When they finally got our food right they brought out the 3rd course, before the 2nd. We ended up getting all the right food eventually, if in the wrong order, but the food was good and we could overlook the issues up to this point. We had the 4th course and then proceeded to wait an hour for our entrees. Our waiter was very apologetic and made sure we had drinks during the wait but it was a bit comical given that the area was no where close to full. Entrees were mediocre and then we had another long wait for another mediocre dessert (note we did not order the souffle which would have necessitated the wait). Overall we ended up spending 3 hours seated with food on the table less than half that time. First couple of courses were what I would expect for the price but the entree and dessert was not what I would have hoped for. Our waiter comped our drinks which was appreciated for the wait. The waiter at the table next to us, very inappropriately in my opinion, negotiated with the guests as to how much to take off their bill for the poor service and told them they should be glad they didn't wait as long as tables downstairs were...very unprofessional. Also, never saw a manager come to apologize to any guests for the long wait times.

An unfortunate experience for a holiday meal. I had expected more based on prior experiences here.

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n
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We used to go to the Greenbriar quite a bit years ago but had not been for about 5 years. We will not be going back. The food was either cold and not what was described in the menu or overcooked and dry, the service was poor and the only thing I could recommend is their French wine selections. A totally unpleasant meal.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is wonderful and the service was great but the food was definitely not up to Phil’s standards capabilities. The oysters rockefeller were absolutely awful! Terribly strong fishy odor and visually unattractive! Worst I’ve ever had. Shouldn’t have been so hard to maintain the quality despite being New Year’s Eve.

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DD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at the Greenbriar. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly and very accommodating.

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a very special restaurant for a very special occasion.

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NY
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Brunch! It was a wonderful dining experience. I will be a repeat customer..

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B
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quality experience. We will return and recommend to others.

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HT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Christmas Eve buffet was overpriced. Food was ok. Some of the service was very good but the wait staff seemed to have to many tables. First time....probably the last. 4 people almost $400...I can do better elsewhere. Awesome location..beautiful building.

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d
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband has several food allergies & we were impressed with the attentiveness. I received a call the day before our reservation to confirm his allergies & discuss the menu options. When we arrived at the restaurant The GM again discussed his food choices and throughout the meal made sure his needs were met. WOW! In addition the food was delicious and the service delightful. We were impressed that the room was arranged so that one could have a quiet conversation. We were there to celebrate my Birthday & we will go again.

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L
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurants where you can get Beef Wellington in our search are rare and The Greenbrair Inn is one that offers this entry and should be added to your short list. Classic Caesar salad, Bananas Foster that are prepared table side plus what a wine list and The Greenbriar Inn is a special place. Our wait staff was excellent and attentive to all our needs. Put the Greenbriar Inn on your restaurants that are definitely worth the drive! It will always be on ours.

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KI
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our night out with friends was perfect. The ambiance of the restaurant combined with the impeccable service and wonderful food made for a very special evening. Although it is not an inexpensive place, I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a special night out.

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HB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner for a Holiday celebration with our family. The staff is very attentive, and the restaurant was decorated for the season. We will be back!

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BB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was excellent. Wide variety of foods to choose from, and quality of the food was first rate. This was a pre-Christmas celebration for our family of 6, and everyone loved it. Service was cordial, attentive, without being intrusive.

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P
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Most of the food was very good however the beef was dry and tough the last two times we have been here. Also, popular items were frequently not available because the kitchen couldn't keep up with the demand ie" Eggs Benedict, blintzes, shrimp. The wait for omelets was long; maybe more omelet stations. Our server was great and we all appreciated his attention to coffee, water, etc.

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IC
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to come to the Greenbriar for special occasions and it is always above and beyond expectations. The food is woderful,the staff is amazing, would recommend the Greenbriar to everyone and everyone!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

This is a lovely brunch, beautifully served with a wide array of choices. However, in spite of my requested reservation for 4, we were seated at table for 3. We asked for another chair and were shoehorned into the space, which was only appropriate for 3 people, in the access area to the rest rooms. The table backed to a double door that was either blindingly sunny and hot, or opened and therefore drafty. Our wait staff were delightful and attentive without hovering. In contrast, the woman who brought the needed chair was unnecessarily sarcastic about my interest in what was being done to accommodate all my guests. I found this embarrassing to my party. I'd like to return sometime but if I do, I will be specific about my preferred setting area. I found this experience to be out of character from my previous visits.

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F
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff was charming. The meats were delicious, but the vegetables were inconsistent. The bar was out of several items that we ordered, but the alternatives were excellent. We were there on an "off" night, so it's hard to know what the atmosphere might be like if it were crowded. The place is attractive and pleasant.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greenbriar Inn is definitely a place to enjoy any time of year and especially during the holidays! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff is knowledgeable, genuine, and friendly. We enjoyed a perfect selection for brunch and had a deliciously relaxing time!

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was exquisite. I enjoyed the beef roast but missed mashed potatoes.

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PF
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Elegant setting for special occasion brunch. Rustic building with charming patio. Fantastic food, including sweet crepes, nice variety of savory options, and dessert table.

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OT
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday brunch. We were seated upstairs at a round table for our party of six and it made for delightful conversation while we enjoyed the many tasty offerings. Service was great, too.

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AH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening out. Service and Quality was outstanding. Recommend to everyone !

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w
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely hide-away restaurant with cozy surroundings and truly superior service. Main dishes were tasty enough but perhaps over-spiced or overly adventurous with flavor. Amuse- bouche and sorbet between courses are a very nice touch. I'll be glad to go back but will pay closer attention to main course ingredients.

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AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We like having dinner in the Bar but it was full so we had dinner in the dining room. We enjoy the dining room for brunch when many tables are occupied and the noise level a little more jovial. Our service was very slow and a 2 hour dinner became three - Ugh. The experience reminded me that I will not do dinner again in the dining room. I very much like being in the old Inn and look forward to returning to the Bar for dinner or brunch in the dining room.

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r
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience ! First time at the Greenbriar Inn to celebrate a birthday. Service was excellent. Food delicious, well prepared, served hot on beautiful plating. Extensive wine list. Beautiful space ! We will be going back !!

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RK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quality, class and food that feels like your at home. Staff is extensive though still in need of additional help by a touch not a stretch. If I hadn't been there for thanksgiving. I would book Xmas or new years. Was nice to relax. Enjoy a good meal and best of all. I didn't have to wash one dish or pan. Great since I am 62 and have been doing allot of the cooking n cleaning since I was 18.

Spoil yourself and enjoy.

Foodie

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PD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I have loved the Greenbriar since the 1970’s when I arrived in Boulder. I would love to see two of my old favorites again - French Onion Soup and Baked Alaska. There has never been a disappointing meal or experience. I hope the Greenbriar outlives me.

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most excellent Thanksgiving dinner I've ever had in a restaurant! I didn't find anything I didn't enjoy eating and usually I can (picky eater that I am.) We've also had the Sunday brunch that comes with mimosas/champagne, and it was terrific, too.

Turkey and prime rib were mouth-watering, gravy was fantastic, potatoes, stuffing, all delicious. Best creme brulee I've ever had anywhere.

We will return for another holiday meal.

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LP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thanksgiving Day buffet was wonderful. Very well done! Thank you for, yet, another fine meal

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved the feel and visuals of the place, the food was really good! The 3 star is because; we had reservations here for our Thanksgiving feast (which we paid well for), and we were sat right next to the buffet serving line. So we did not get the quaint relaxing atmosphere that we had hoped for. It was noisy and busy eating right next to the buffet! We felt rushed out of there.

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JR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a Thanksgiving Eve dinner. The experience was outstanding from the hostess greeting until we left. The wine list was complete, the meal was exquisite, and the service was professional. We definitely will return.

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