Greenbriar Inn, The

4.7
2692 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2692 people are saying
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HankH
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice to be in out of the snow. With a fireplace going.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest restaurant we've been to. Every aspect was fantastic--food, wine, cocktails, dessert. Fiance loved the Beef Wellington. Even the after-dinner coffee was delicious. It is pricey but worth it for an incredible experience. We plan on coming back for special occasions!

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RANDYW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We have never ordered appetizers and had them come with dinner.

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RickW
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great
Bartender was knowledgeable
We had different dishes all were good
Was wife’s birthday, we have been going to greenbrier for 30 years

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JeanetteH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great service and even great dessert.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful unique Colorado setting to enjoy delicious food & excellent service.

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FamilyT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We were there for Easter Brunch.
The portions were very small for the price. They were not able to serve me a cesar salad without the chopped egg. We ordered the Shrimp and Lobster Mac and cheese which was so dry you could barely find sauce and only 1 shrimp and 1 bite of Lobster. The crab stuffed sole was extremely small for being the most expensive item on the menu. The desert we ordered was overcooked and therefore curdled (the cost was removed and honestly only a professional would know the condition - it still tasted okay).
It feels like they are just not quite up to snuff yet as this has not been our experience in the past.

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vipLisa
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible Easter brunch outside on the patio with my daughter and her friends from Boulder. Everything was perfect. The service, food and surroundings were all as we had hoped and more. We will definitely return for special occasions and regular dining out.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Easter brunch was wonderful. All of the food was special and delicious except the waffle which was overcooked and difficult to eat. It was a lovely morning. Thank you!

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frank80401
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Easter Brunch. Great menu selection. Food was delicious, will be back for Mothers Day

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AndreaK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable place to eat and we always enjoy their food.

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MichaelK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was stellar, the food was great, and the ambience is wonderful, a sort of rustic elegance, set at the base of Left Hand Canyon. We'll return.

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KellyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at The Greenbriar. We drove up from Denver with my parents who were in town visiting and they very much enjoyed the historic atmosphere, 5 star service, and expertly prepared classic dishes. Can’t wait to go back.

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Mickey
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greenbrier always provides delicious food with excellent friendly service. From the complimentary pate, to the best Caesar salad I’ve ever had to the main course, my daughter had beef Wellington, their specialty, I had the Ossobuco everything was top notch.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first indoor dining experience in over a year. Chose the Greenbriar for the big, open dining room, 50% capacity, masks etc. It felt like the safest place to dine. We were right. Our experience was outstanding! Everyone had on masks until they ate or drank. All staff in masks. We were far from everyone, our server Mike, was the best.
Food always beyond top notch. I would highly recommend the Greenbriar for a covid-safe place for indoor dining, or outdoor if weather permits.

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JudyK
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Food was cold. Service was poor. Food was not very good. Management did try to make it right

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EdwardL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great classic spot - feels like a true getaway from Boulder Scene. 100% recommend for any occasion.

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vipPSmurf
Denver
110 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest restaurants in the Boulder area for great food and wine, attentive, friendly, highly professional service, and and yet a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

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vipPSmurf
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps one of our best visits to this charming yet elegant "country inn" type of restaurant. The greeter noticed my wife wanting to keep her coat, and immediately suggested a table by the fireplace in the bar room, where we had never eaten. Quiet and cozy--perfect! As usual, the service was impeccable, attentive and friendly. We chose the special limited-term pre fix menu priced remarkably low for the interesting, satisfying four-course meal. In fact we have scheduled a return in five days to do it again. In the past we have chosen the full dinner menu--a world class experience, as well as their Bistro menu for a lighter meal. We have never been disappointed here. One of the best restaurants in the Boulder area, worth the extra few miles north of town. And if wine is your thing, this place is heaven for their award-winning wine list.

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Billy
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

David gave us excellent service. It was my birthday and David came up with a special creation which was not part of the brunch menu.

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ChrisG
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my own and my family's top favorite restaurant in the area. If I could live here, that's the only way it could be improved.

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JimM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful We didn't feel rushed and spent 3 hours with friends

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vipBeachlovers
Denver
104 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fun to see the restaurant filled as the lock downs diminished! Prices Fixe menu an excellent value! Service was good. Surge caused Minor delays in service as there were crowds and 4 courses. As always an enjoyable evening.Looking forward to dining on the lawn when weather permits.

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IRISK
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I think our server was on the struggle bus tonight. The food was great. The support staff helping out were great. It took a longer than usual time to get our food out. Our server was having a rough night.

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mia99
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greenbriar is a favorite of ours so we decided to celebrate our anniversary by going there. Our first indoor dining since March 2020.
Also, our son married his beautiful wife there 7-years ago.

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vipTadF
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate here during their self-described "restaurant week". This was a $45 per person meal with a few choices for the 4 courses.

Overall we had a good time, and we understood the approach: similar to meals like this we have had at Frasca and Flagstaff House (i.e. smaller portions of interesting flavors, textures, and combinations).

Because portions are a bit smaller, the emphasis in my mind is on flavor, presentation, and how well the dishes go together.

Our reservation was at 7p, and we were initially disappointed that one of the desserts was already gone (particularly since we rarely eat dessert and it is one of our favorites - the chocolate cake creation).

It also took an hour to get to our second course and beyond.

First Course: The Bisque Degustation was a touch bland, even the lobster bisque (one of my favorites!), although the flavors were even. The roasted beets were quite nice.

We had the Sea Scallop and Short Rib as our second courses. Nicely done for both dishes, although the short rib was not quite "cut it with your fork" tender. Good flavors on both.

The intermezzo sorbet was quite different - a pomegranate creation that I quite enjoyed, a bit tart for my wife.

The third course was the Coq Au Vin for me, and the Asparagus and Porcini Risotto for my wife. The risotto was excellent: flavors nicely complemented each other. The Coq Au Vin was a disappointment. Full disclosure: this is one of my favorite dishes and I've had it at a number of very good restaurants - it is a "go to" choice for me as a "test" of a finer restaurant. I'm a bit of a Coq Au Vin snob! My biggest complaint was that the chicken used was not very "meaty", and the sauce not terribly flavorful and too runny.

The desserts we ended up ordering (Pavlova, Panacotta) were well made, and the owner stopped by and offered us some coffee and a third dessert to try (chocolate mousse cake/tiramisu type creation) which was our favorite of our three desserts).

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Bergsteiger
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dining experience at Greenbriar Inn. We attended their "Restaurant Week" and enjoyed a wonderful sampling. Our wait person, Amy, was super!

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SarahC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Owner chatted with us and was very personable. Overall a fantastic experience.

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karen
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our quiet dinner was wonderful, the staff attentive but not intrusive, and the food was outstanding. Getting to the restaurant on a weekday evening was a pleasant and easy drive. Highly recommend for special occasions or business lunches/dinners.

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Onebigbite
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and beautifully plated. The menu is very traditional but met our expectations.

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JBMA
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to begin dining out again. Concern to Covid restrictions in an unobtrusive way.

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meronelson
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at the Greenbriar. Food is thoughtful, tasty and presented beautifully.

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Gram6
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than ever! We have been dining there for 40 years.

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Susan
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to the Greenbrier for years and we’re never disappointed.

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vipboulderfoodies
Denver
192 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I were joined by our daughter and her boyfriend (who were visiting from Durango) for dinner at the Greenbriar for one of our first attempts at in-restaurant dining since Covid began. It went great! The Greenbriar did an excellent job of separating tables and all of the wait staff observed appropriate precautions. The meal was great too! The big meals were salmon and a lamb chop, both perfectly prepared and presented. The "kids" ordered off the Bistro menu (lobster & shrimp mac n' cheese and the taco trio) and seemed totally satisfied with their food. The table shared sautéed asparagus and Left-Hand fries. The ladies had a couple well-prepared mixed drinks and the gents had beer and wine (including an especially good Rioja!). All-in-all, we had a fine dining experience. Thank you Greenbriar!

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MS2282
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a memorable dining experience as we celebrated our 10th Anniversary! Mike, our sever, was terrific! Special touches made our dinner very memorable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, outstanding service and lovely atmosphere!

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Laura
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time dining at the Greenbriar. The food is wonderful and the staff is beyond helpful and kind. It is a favorite!

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vipEileenD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exceptional service. Apple fritter was delicious!

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MarieH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent! Comfortable yet refined atmosphere. Chef is amazing with different flavors and presentation was beautiful. I have been there several times and have never been disappointed. Wait staff very knowledgeable.

Marie Hulett

FAQs

Greenbriar Inn, The offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 440-7979.

Greenbriar Inn, The is rated 4.7 stars by 2692 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.