Greenbriar Inn, The

4.6
2126 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Bar & Patio Menu Tuesday - Sunday 5pm to close; Happy Hour Tuesday - Sunday 5pm-7pm; Champagne Sunday Brunch: 10am - 1pm
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Phone number
(303) 440-7979
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kelli Daniels
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Private party facilities
We have several private dining rooms as well as two outdoor garden patios and can accommodate weddings, business functions, and events from 10 to 250.
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Private party contact
Kathi Jo Betsinger: (888) 289-1502
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 36 & Lefthand Canyon
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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p
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We remember this restaurant from ages ago. Seems a bit worn out. Food was good but not as good as we remember and way overpriced for the Beef Wellington! Service was very friendly which was nice.

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DO
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere of the Greenbriar Inn. My husband is from Las Vegas where you have lots of choices for Sunday brunch and he loves this place. The staff are wonderful!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Greenbriar Inn is one of those places that just makes me happy to be there. The food, the ambiance, servers who know when to show up and refill a glass, it's just a lovely place to spend a special occasion at, especially just for two.

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PW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to the Greenbriar Inn for our 19th wedding anniversary. The Som bought us two glasses of sparkling wine, which was wonderful. He also recommended an amazing bottle of wine from 1999 that was affordable given the year. The food was excellent as always, the service great (table-side caesar salad, etc). Can't wait to go again!

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B
Denver
86 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Late Summer in the Garden

While summer lingered, we decided to dine in the garden at the Greenbriar.
There is something so very romantic about dining "al fresco" as evening descends.
The bar menu offers perfect choices for this type of evening. The full menu is also available.
The wine list is excellent and with Happy Hour until 6:30 fine wines are available by the glass at a reduced rate. We were lucky to have Jet, a fabulous friendly professional as our server once again. We have met many times before and it is always a pleasure to be in his company. We will always think of the Greenbriar as the go to place when a special romantic evening is on our agenda. Excellent for celebrations.

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SR
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our experience was quite disappointing. The Beef Wellington was high quality meat, but a very small portion with soggy pastry around it. The potatoes galette were actually crunchy (undercooked), with a decent amount of sauce and cheese. A salad that advertised roasted vegetables with greens had one small piece of roasted yellow squash. Period. And raw sliced carrots. Our waiter was inattentive and absent: we spent at least 15 minutes waiting for him to take our dessert order, and then another ten waiting to get the dessert, which was a lemon tart with overly sweet custard and chewy pastry. We will not go back. The prices were high and the food wasn't worth it.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CHARMING AND IMPECCABLE! Celebrated my wedding at Greenbriar Inn with Champagne Brunch. What a perfect day, everything was flawless and seamless! Kathi Jo is absolutely incredible, so caring and genuine and is a true gem. The owners and staff are so welcoming and sweet, they made us feel like we were the only guests in-house! Food was spectacular, their Sunday Brunch has a great variety and wonderful presentation! I fell in love with the property, the service was top-notch, and I can't say enough good things about Kathi Jo. Already looking forward to going back and celebrating my anniversary!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for birthday brunch. Love the atmosphere inside. Outside patio is great except can be a bit noisy due to traffic and bike race going by. Food was delicious, staff was friendly and quick for refills and checking on things. Would love to go back for dinner!

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r
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

the salmon was under cooked scrambled eggs would have been good good selection of foods poor service by our waiter we think that he forgot about us

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CO
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

GOOD: Lovely restaurant with outdoor garden setting. Food was good.

BAD: There was a wedding going on there and we were treated like 2nd rate guests for dinner. It was both of our birthdays we were celebrating which we put on our reservation. Nobody at the restaurant did anything for our birthday. As a diner we felt ignored and like we were a nuisance to the staff who were clearly more focused on the wedding. Service was very slow. For that lack of customer service I say shame on Greenbriar Inn. Way too expensive for this crappy service!

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Greenbrier for our anniversary and had a great time from beginning to end!

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MM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

There was a wedding going on so the service was not up to its normal standard, but excellent food and beautiful seating outside.

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F
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A wedding in progress greeted us and among the commotion it was difficult to find the restaurant entrance and we finally found what we thought was the host stand and after awhile our future waitperson spied our bewilderment and seated us. A table of flowers for the wedding reception greeted us as we entered the restaurant which was very pleasant, rustic and quiet. The appetizers were quite good. My partners root vegetable soup and my duck confit ravioli were excellent. The chicken and my steak frites were excellent although my frites could have been more authentic. A peach tart was quite good but could have used a bit of ice cream or other cream based embellishment. The wine we ordered was unavailable and the suggested substitute was much more expensive but we splurged and were disappointed. I had feared that the wine might be too young and indeed it needed 4-5 years more in the cellar. I'll stick to choosing my own wines in the future. Overall though a quiet clubby old school escape from the noisy chaos that represents much of modern dining.

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b
Denver
134 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Greenbriar is a special place: reserved and reliable, with food and service that never disappoints. We often go to The Greenbriar for special occasions or if we have out-of-town guests and want a venue that offers a relaxing atmosphere conducive to conversation with no pressure to flip the table. This visit was to celebrate our 54th anniversary, and the experience was as pleasant as expected. We started with the chef's special soup (excellent) and a shrimp cocktail (good). Our mains were salmon (fine, though my wife would have liked it to be served hotter) and filet (okay). We washed it down with a couple glasses of wine, all of which were fine. We normally don't order desert, but in this case we couldn't pass up the peach cobbler - because peaches are in season now - and it was quite nice. The Greenbriar acknowledged our anniversary with complimentary glasses of champagne, which were appreciated. The service and ambiance, as usual, was exemplary and all-in-all our visit lived up to our previous visits. We will continue to go to The Greenbriar to celebrate our special occasions, and we highly recommend it to anyone seeking an up-scale meal in a refined atmosphere that matches its beautiful setting (inside and out). If you go there, take some time to walk around the premises and visit the charming and historical bar area. Outdoor dining too is great there, weather permitting.

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter to brunch on Sunday and it was terrific. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful. I will be coming back to this special place!!!

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KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Sunday brunch. The food was spectacular and the service was professional and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice special occasion.

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OT
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

one disappointment in an otherwise enjoyable visit: our original sparkling wine selection was brought to the table after considerable delay - warm! the server proposed sticking it in an ice bucket and waiting "about five minutes." when this was clearly not acceptable and right on the heels of this server, the sommelier arrived with a full bottle (chilled) of another, more expensive selection, which he proposed to open and pour for us. This done, we went on to have a lovely evening, except for somewhat sluggish service.

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TK
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's a bit of a drive, but we've had a great experience every time we've made the trip.

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RD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb cuisine! The new chef, Kelly, is amazing, and Grace, who served us, introduced us to a fine establishment, the finest in Boulder and the Front Range. The portions were of an European size, something very inviting to Europeans! And we were welcomed by a fragrance of phlox flowers. Thank you for an evening and creation of new memories! Our son's 40th was most enjoyable!

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N
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants over the years. The food is always excellent, although pricey. The ambience is what I'd describe as relaxed, country elegance in a bucolic setting. The service can't be beat. We had a very charming female wait person who took good care of us. I like the outdoor seating in summer and there is an indoor bar for the winter.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & romantic setting! My husband and I eat here whenever we visit Colorado. We also recommend the Inn to any friends that are visiting Colorado.

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n
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual girl's brunch in the garden just seems to get better and better with each passing year! Brunch buffet never ever disappoints, service is exceptional. We are already planning in next year!

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MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dined Saturday eve 8/11. As we entered the patio, the maitre d' approached us as if to interrogate my wife and I.
Him: "Dinner?"
Us: "Yes"
Him: "Reservation?"
Us: "Yes"
Him: "Name"
Us: provided last name

He then turned, without sharing a word and began clearing a table to which he ultimately directed us.
Seriously, 3 word greeting?! Rude. He couldn't spare any more to help us feel welcome? Throughout the evening, as we dined, he marched around with a stern, angry expression. I think he missed his calling... perhaps, drill sergeant.

Our waiter, "D", by contrast, was excellent. Polite, knowledgable and gracious.

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YA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I and my husband had dinner at this restaurant. My favourite dishes are saffron shells and edamame. Saffron shells was more amazing than I expected. Its soup was outstanding! I really wanted to know this recipe. It would suit for white wine, for example, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris. Edamame was also wonderful. I hardly eat this quality in Japan!
I must say if you are cocktail lover, you should try to order it ;)

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is evocative with intriguing sides and lovely presentations. The diver scallops were excellent and my guest was quite happy with her beef wellington. The service was pleasant but not as rapid or attentive as would have been expected.

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R
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner here. Our server Andrew made the best Caesar salad tableside. My husband was very impressed with the wine selection. All staff were very friendly. Met the owner at the end of the evening. Lovely spot. Sat outside. Only negative was some traffic noise but that won’t keep me from returning. Highly recommend.

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XT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside with a group of friends celebrating anniversaries. We all ended up ordering off the bar menu and the food was great. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Great location and outside seating a plus on a nice summer evening!

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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch to celebrate a friends' birthday and it was very nice. They rotate everything out within minutes and the chef at the carving station answered in-depth a question that I had for him and while he was making an omelet for me which was very good.

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LD
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for amazing time and very cozying and romantic! We will come again! Special Thanks to waitress- so elegant!

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RR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were married here years ago and wanted to come back to celebrate an anniversary. Service is always fantastic. Food is the best and the night was perfect.

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Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Would have rated “ food” higher if it was warmer. Need to fix the transition strip between main room and sunroom/patio. Dangeress for elderly

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food trays were empty at 1130 brunch. Food was warm. Waiters good.

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P
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic every time!!! We highly recommend the Beef Wellington!

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CS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch on this trip. The food, ambience, and service were outstanding, as always. The kitchen always has a few surprises, and gnocchi were among the best I've had, including in Italy. This is one of Colorado's great dining experiences.

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KR
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Really enjoyed the excellent service by Samantha.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary. I'd been maybe 15 years ago as a kid but hadn't had it since. I really wanted to try Beef Wellington because I've never had it and they're one of the only restaurants who serve It in my area. The host was extremely friendly when we entered and I enjoyed talking to him. Service and food was amazing! My boyfriend got the steak frites, whatever they do to pepper Crust the steak (it seemed like a lime flavor?) was phenomenal! My beef Wellington was cooked perfect and it was juicy and delicious! The only strange thing was that the girl coming around filling waters came up to our table with an amuse bouche and said "compliments of the chef" I said thank you and before she set it down she said, "oh this isn't for you, sorry" and walked away. That was strange. She also brought a basket of bread after we had paid our bill. Don't know many places that give you bread after you've eaten and paid

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a splurge or special occasion. Wonderful setting and tasty food. Love the farm to table aspect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok. Nothing to write home about
Service & ambiance were quite nice

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience! Recommended. OK even for a vegetarian.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a much better experience than the last few times. A new chef and pastry chef were hired in the past and the quality of the food dropped, thus our hesitation to visit. But, this time all the food was delicious. PLEASE bring back the pate with bearnnaise sauce. This has been sorely missed.

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