Greenbriar Inn, The

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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 800 label award-winning wine cellar.
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KE
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always with a beautiful setting, service & outstanding menu!

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

Great food and awesome service! Perfect location for an anniversary, wedding party or any other celebration for that matter. Two thumbs up!

s
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal location, atmosphere and excellent food and service!

B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding place for an intimate dinner. Great food, ambiance, wine, friendly service. We need to get back for the casual patio experience, but this is becoming a regular for our "big" anniversary dinner. Can't go wrong going "all in" with the Beef Wellington.

AB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We have eaten through the years many times at the Greenbriar Inn. It's in a wonderful location, with great ambiance and typically good service. Last weekend, while celebrating our mother's 95th birthday at the restaurant, we were disappointed with the service. Very slow and non-attentive. Two late afternoon weddings seemed to have over-extended the staff well into the evening. It took nearly 30 minutes to get the initial drinks served at the table -- a total of 3.5 hours to complete the meal. Food was displayed attractively and was delicious but the lack of attention, particularly with a 95-year old dining in her wheelchair, was not ideal. But, hopefully this was an exception to what has traditionally been a wonderful place to dine.

FK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Green Briar is one of the nicest restaurants I've ever frequented. My wife and I always visit during our anniversary. The staff is attentive, kind and the FOOD!

j
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went to the Greenbriar Inn for Sunday brunch. We were seated at a very nice table in the sun room, and our waiter and support staff was overall very good (my wife's champagne glass was never more than half empty, except for one period where she waited quite awhile once it was empty before it got refilled). The food was mediocre to very good - some wonderful prime rib was the best, and the consistently overcooked eggs benedicts with almost no hollandaise sauce was the not so good. Overall, the quality of the food made was a bit disappointing for what we paid, though to be fair there were some things (the salmon dish and the oysters) that we did not try.

BD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

DS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beginning to end...this was a great idea! Gorgeous location, although we sat on the lovely patio and there can be some semi-heavy road noise from Hwy 36, but that is a total nit-pick! Go, you will love it. The food...absolutely exceptional. Service great and attentive...with a drop by from the owner to thank us and check on things. We’ll be back again soon!

F
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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LS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything in general was top notch as usual. However, the beef wellington was not medium well as promised .... more like medium rare.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The brunch buffet was disappointing. The eggs Benedict were overcooked and cold. The shrimp were small. The bagels were stale. The sauce on the chicken was too gloppy. The blintzes were pretty good. The desserts were above average, especially the cheesecake.

EF
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and .most recently for happy hour on the patio but the brunch yesterday was just awesome. We were once again on the patio with wonderful waitstaff. The buffet what's all in conversing and absolutely delicious and we were certainly not rushed so we had a relaxing morning.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very lovely evening. The entire staff is friendly and striving to provide good service. The restaurant is definitely kind of old school, but we like that, and it is warm and comfortable. It’s in a beautiful location and we had drinks the patio with dinner inside. The food is the real stand out. Lamb was excellent, Gnocchi delicious and dessert was amazing. Excellent wine list. We would love to go back the next time we are in the area.

RF
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Several of our courses were 3 star quality and preparation. Wine list was excellent and filled with real values.

OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delectable food, excellent service: attentive and friendly but not overbearing.

RG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a great evening, Our guest were very please. We will be back in the future. Thanks for a great evening

ST
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent server in Andy. We love the table side caesar salad, the malbec wine was excellent.
My husband enjoyed the mac & cheese with shrimp and crab. The pizza I ordered was a huge disappointment. It was bland with very little sauce and cheese. Something a toddler might like.
I love pizza and my husband does not so I took the opportunity to order a small pizza. Our waiter, Andy, did bring me some red pepper flakes when I asked, but that pizza was very disappointing.
Maybe better to take it off the menu!

JA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I moved to Colorado a year ago and inquired about nice restaurants and The Greenbriar was always mentioned. Our anniversary was last week so we finally made the decision to go there and it was wonderful. The waiter gave us plenty of time but he wasn't "slow". The food was delicious and the presentation very nice. We will not wait another year to visit again.

T
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch a couple times and it is absolutely fabulous. The setting, service, and food are all top-notch.

CG
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary brunch

JD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The evening was very enjoyable. The restaurant was not busy so it made for a relaxing evening. Our waiter was attentive and accommodating. He took time to tell us about the building and the history which is always fun.
The cheese plate was excellent and the escargot was tasty. The waiter divided the Caesar salad for two into three servings which was nice as three of us wanted just a taste of salad. My lamb was excellent but my husbands Halibut was dry and unexciting :(
Over all it was an I nice experience, but NOT over the top - for the $$$ I expected more.

RC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always like going to the Greenbriar on special occasions. This one was a birthday and even though we tried to keep it quiet, they somehow knew about it and gave the birthday person a free dessert. It
was excellent. All entrees were very good and we had a very enjoyable evening catching up with our friends.

MM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Up to the usual high standard, great service, food , atmosphere. One of the best restaurants in the area.

PD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was far too slow. Waitress was very nice but took 15 minutes before she saw us, and the place was almost dead. Place appeared to be very understaffed. Food was good but not exceptional. Nor was it good enough for us to have to wait an hour for it to arrive. Not even close to the food quality from 15 years ago, place has gone well downhill. There are much better places to go for these prices.

KH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful location and a wonderful waitress. Unfortunately the owners are too cheap to have enough personnel to provide the level of service you would expect in such a restaurant.

SF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The initial service was as expected but our plates were not picked up, fresh plates were slow to be replaced, coffee was not refilled as expected, French toast was too hard on the edges to cut. For the price, I'll go somewhere else for brunch next time.

E
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent service. We will absolutely be back.

J
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Greenbriar was wonderful. We had to change our reservation due to a schedule change and they accommodated us no problem. We asked for an outdoor patio seat and we were also able to get that as well. The food was excellent, very tasteful and beautifully presented at the buffet (we had the Sunday brunch). There was lamb, roast beef, shrimp, oysters, herbed chicken, lemon tarragon salmon...such a great variety of different things with extraordinary spices and broad selection of sauces to suit every palate. And true to their word, the bottomless champagne kept coming! True, it costs a little more than your average Sunday brunch, but if you have friends in town or you're celebrating a special occasion, it's the ultimate experience.

B
Denver
95 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends to celebrate a birthday on the lawn. Weather stayed perfect, It was another lovely summer evening at the Greenbriar. When our waiter Brett found out it was our friend's birthday, he asked what he might do for her. She requested a magic wand. Sure enough, he fashioned one and brought it to her. Needless to say it did give the evening special kind of festivity and fun. How thoughtful of Brett to do this.

We ordered hamburgers from the Bar Menu which I think might be the best in Boulder. We toasted with champagne and drank excellent wine. Throughout the evening we enjoyed thoughtful service. It was another memorable evening. When I think of dinner on the lawn at Greenbriar, it conjures up some of my favorite summer memories. Thank you.

KS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

At the last minute our reservation had to be changed by Greenbriar due to a large wedding reception. We were scheduled then to be seated in the upstairs which would have been a problem for my husband’s knee! Or outside which we declined. In midst of wedding chaos we were graciously offered seating in the quiet Little Room and wait people assigned to us. All went smoothly , meals were delicious (as always) and we enjoyed the festivities we viewed. The managers did a super job (as did the kitchen!) making us and our guest from Australia feel very welcomed and ‘no problem at all’.
Kay Schroeder

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Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent! Caesar salad tableside and their filet of beef steak were as outstanding as I remember from our prior visit years earlier. Service was a bit muddled and slow but good, just not great.

HS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Dinner at the Greenbriar
We arrived at 5:30p opening, expecting a quiet dinner on a slow night. For some years now we've gone to Greenbriar for special occasions (birthdays, etc). My advice: if the
parking lot is 3/4 full at 5:30, don't even get out of the car.
Apparently, they have a new chef. The food was very good, as usual; but, the service was the worst I've experienced in my life (except, maybe, in the Soviet Union in the Seventies).
We are accustomed to eating early. We were ready to order right away. Menus and bread arrived after awhile. However, there was a long wait before we got a chance to order. My wife ordered gravlax and I ordered ceviche. After another considerable wait, the gravlax and gazpacho arrived. I pointed out I had ordered ceviche. I was left with the gazpacho and told I wouldn't be charged for it. Another half hour passed before I got my ceviche. By now, it was about 7p. There followed another long wait, perhaps 45 minutes before we got our Beef Wellingtons. Tasty as usual.
We were told there was a party of thirty somewhere on the premises. It was not possible to tell whether the waiter was incompetent, the chef was overwhelmed or the bulk of the staff hadn't showed up for work.
Finally, my wife got a cappuccino she ordered. We were comped the cappuccino. The only thing that happened quickly all night was getting the check. The unwanted gazpacho was charged for (but corrected). We left at 8:15p. In our eighties, we sleep better if we eat early.
We had been there nearly three hours and, by the time we left, were beginning to suffer from fanny fatigue.
At this point, I wouldn't go back there even if someone gifted us a dinner for two.

B
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely brunch. A bit pricey but enjoyable. The new pastry chef needs to bring back the macarons. Best ever! Always nice when they change up the menu a bit. We have been going for over 20 years,

LJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our favorite place for a special occasion . Never disappoints

RG
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a beautiful; place to visit and eat. The ambience and the service are great. However the quality of the food seems to have declined compared with a year ago. A lot of previous nice touches have disappeared and the prices are no lower..

SF
Denver
65 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

First time here for brunch. We’re glad that it wasn’t crowded as buffet area is small and congested. Food was often unavailable and serving utensils missing. Many of the choices were mediocre or over cooked. Not what we were expecting. Music was loud and occasionally offensive.

JR
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Phil and his staff provided great food and beverage. Thank you Valerie for the great service. Everything looked so beautiful and green. Great place to visit with good friends in a relaxing atmosphere.

RP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Greenbriar Inn hosts the best Sunday brunch -- period! The service is excellent and the food is excellent in both quality and variety. It's a treat not to be missed!

MA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

A little disappointed Saturday night, the restaurant was extremely busy. I haven't seen it that busy in years. Wife's dinner was great, mine on the other hand so, so, steak wasn't that good. Service was amazingly slow......

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