About Greenbriar Inn, The
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 1200 label award-winning wine cellar.
Boulder, CO 80302
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
Hwy 36 & Lefthand Canyon
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private Party Contact:
Kathi Jo Betsinger: (888) 289-1502
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
Greenbriar Inn, The Ratings and Reviews
I have brought my family to the GB many times for the brunch, and was surprised this time at the increased price. Over $300.00 for breakfast is too steep for me, so won't be coming back. We were looking forward to the oyster bar but found they had a bad taste. It took over 20 minutes to get coffee and champagne and because one person had to leave at 11:30 for work, this also affected our experience.
New Years Eve Dinner 5 course, fine dining!
Food was excellent, service impeccable, fixed price a little high but included a $15 credit per person for drinks.
Can’t wait to go back for their regular menu, next special occasion.
A Boulder standout for over 50 years!
The ambience was nice for a special occasion and quiet conversation, the staff was attentive and polite, but the fish was bland and no additional flavor imparted by the sauce. I had also originally ordered a pasta dish, which was out even though we had an early dinner (6:30pm) and there were few quests.
This was for my wife's birthday to celebrate with friends, and none of us were pleased, much less impressed with our meals.
Pathetic Christmas Eve Buffet. There were no plates available on buffet tables. Didn't matter though as they ran out of food. We had to wait for both. I was extremely disappointed and the price was ridiculous for the food offered...when it was finally available. We have been to the Greenbriar many times over the years. Looking for a new venue.
We dined at the Greenbriar on Christmas Eve. This year, they served a buffet dinner. The atmosphere was lovely. Beautifully decorated and we had a table next to the windows where we could see the white lights in the trees illuminating the newly fallen snow which made for a very festive setting. The food was OK, some items better than others, but there wasn't much of a selection. No poultry dishes of any kind and the caesar salad was tasteless. The carved to order tenderloin was good, but if you didn't want your meat rare you didn't have any other choice of doneness. The deserts were very tasty. The buffet was slow to be refilled and we heard several patrons remark on this. Our waiter didn't engage us in any way. In fact, another member of the waitstaff came over to us after we were seated and had been waiting for quite some time. After we were finished with our entrees our waiter asked if we wanted our check. No thought to asking if we wanted coffee or if we might be having desert. All in all, it was still a pleasant way to spend Christmas Eve, but we did expect a little bit better selection of food and better service based on the reputation of the restaurant.
We were not notified that the Christmas Eve dinner was a buffet, and it was NOT a good experience. At a cost of $65 per person, we were given very small helpings of meat in the buffet line. Appetizers was a separate line and the desert line was another separate line, which means three trips in separate lines to get a complete dinner. Having an elderly person with us made the evening so much more difficult.
Normally the Greenbrier Inn is a very enjoyable experience, but we will not return to the restaurant whenever they are having a buffet. The Boulder Cork restaurant is a far better value with a wonderful menu and service.
We had a 1:15PM seating on Christmas Eve. Wait staff were great considering it was busy. Ambience was warm and inviting. Food was good - not great - but not a huge amount of choices and it was picked over and not properly replaced. If you go - get an earlier reservation time.
Went for Christmas Eve brunch - such a beautifully decorated restaurant. We sat upstairs and it was very festive and pretty. We had, however, a very unfriendly , curt waiter. He was not cheerful at all- was annoyed when we asked for catsup and then was annoyed when I had to ask a second time for some hot tea. Being that it was Christmas Eve one would have thought he would have been interested where we were from or engaged with us a little more. The prime rib was cold and the staff was slow to refill the bacon. The chocolate tart was stale and again , slow to refill the desserts as well. The waiter overheard me ask my husband when the bill came , if tip was included and my daughter said as he was walking away he made a face at me. Very disappointing service and it made me not ever want to return.
Lots of people since it was xmas eve but the noise level was acceptable, even low. Plenty of choices for food that were well stocked at all times. Would like to have seen the omelet area better positioned and an option for just regular eggs and maybe a juice area. Would LOVE to see a NO CELLPHONE zone- hard to enjoy conversations when people next to you are continuously poking on lit up devices that make popping sounds. Just ban them for the enjoyment of others - you can go an hour without it.
Sadly the quality of the food this time not very good. We have been here three other occasions and it was always five star. But this time the reg Eggs Benedict muffins were burnt and not edible. The vegetarian version had some red tomato and onion something I don’t know what but it was terrible. Belgian waffles were hard just very overcooked. Bacon was all stuck together in a big mass. Bread pudding was so horrible and so was the sauce. Tiramisu tasted like sour cream. The pickled herring was good but I’m sure that was purchased and not made there. As was the cheese platter. Unfortunately because of this experience we will definitely not be back again.
And if it were just a little bit bad I might not of even filled out this review. But it was very bad.
Had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner with friends. Normally do it on Christmas Eve, but had to move it up a day to avoid the Christmas Eve buffet
All dishes were well prepared, great presentation
The wait staff was five star this evening. Just a wonderful dinning experience. Would recommend the Greenbrier Inn for a wonderful festive Christmas dinner
Was a birthday celebration and noted o. Open Table. Birthday was not acknowledged. Service was slow s d our waitress got loud hickups and continued to serve us. Rather than asking for assistance until she cleAred them up, she hickuped throughout our dinner service. Overpriced and bad wait staff experience. Will not be back😱
We love to go to The Greenbriar for their Champagne Sunday Brunch! The food and the service is top notch. In the summer you can sit outside on the patio and in the winter you can sit by the fireplace. It is the perfect restaurant, in the perfect place, with the perfect menu!
Never again. No idea why this place is so famous for it's brunch. It was like they'd never done it before. When we arrived people were threatening to leave because they were so late seating reservations. First pass at the buffet, no: shrimp, eggs Benedict, waffles, quiche and a decimated dessert selection. When the quiche was finally replaced, they had simply put a new pastry crust over what had been served elsewhere. What was left in the chaffing dishes had been on the heat too long and was over cooked. In the hour and a half that we were there, precious little was added to the buffet and the over-held food was not removed. The serving utensils that were caked with cold food constituting further health risks. It was difficult to get a refill from the wait staff. The most contact we had with our waiter was when he ran into me at the buffet and later careened into our table. Truly a disappointing and frustrating experience that was meant to celebrate an anniversary.
Food (Sunday buffet) all excellent - superior to any buffet we’ve experienced. Even though the venue was very busy, service was equally as excellent as the cuisine. We look forward to returning to try the evening menu very soon. It’s about an hours drive for us but proved to be well worth it!
This was a return visit for their scrumptious Sunday Brunch ~ and now probably at least an annual event for us! The food and service are excellent and the festive holiday decorations just add to the charm of the Greenbriar. Even with a growing holiday crowd the service continues to be top knotch!
The meal started well. We received advice on our wine choice which allowed us to choose wisely. However, the advice we received on the Beef Wellington was not as good. Medium was undercooked for our taste and the Béchamel sauce does not contribute to the dish. Regardless, we were still ok with it all until our coffee required 20 min. The waiter apologized but his excuse was that the other party was large. This all led to a conflict with my spouse. It ruined our dinner. I will never return.
We arrived pretty much spot-on time (6:45pm) for a midweek, evening meal. The parking lot wasn't full, and the restaurant wasn't either, in fact it was pretty much deserted.
Which made it all the more confusing that they walked us through the main seating area, out to the extension, and sat us on an inside table, the one nearest the toilets.
Service was split between an experienced staff member, and an inexperienced member of staff. The former was too "chatty" and the latter, missed things.
We ordered a couple of appetizers, Oysters to split, and a special. They didn't have the vintage wine we ordered, but did have one from a year newer which they'd received as a taste. The more experienced waiter, opened the wine, and proceeded to taste it before offering it to me.
Appetizers arrived, followed by a decent pause, and then the entree. I asked for some bread, and the more experienced was surprised we hadn't been offered any already.
When it came to dessert, we asked for Bananas Foster For Two, but for three. They said that would be fine and they delivered, what my wife called a "pretty good foster".
Overall there wasn't anything wrong, I just got the impression they were not on their game that night, which was strange given there were maybe 12 customers total. Dinner for 3 $203... probably not worth it,
The Greenbriar Inn is the favorite Boulder restaurant for friends of ours from Summit County, so when they visited us recently we went back, even though my wife and I had recently been there during First Bite week. Not a problem since the Greenbriar is on our Top-Ten Boulder/Denver restaurants list anyway and we've never been disappointed there. We enjoyed appetizers at home, so we didn't have a starter. Our guests both ordered the roast trout (which they said was delicious), my wife had duck breast (which she praised) and I had a very good pork tenderloin. Two of the great things about Greenbriar is the presentation and the excellent "sides." We started with a bottle of the Amayna Sauvignon Blanc (which no one was all that crazy about) and switched to the Concha y Toro S.B. (which everyone thought was much better). As usual, the waitstaff was excellent: attentive, but not intrusive. And the ambiance at the Greenbriar is always perfect for a classy, relaxing dinner. Prices are reasonable for what you get. We highly recommend The Greenbriar Inn and will certainly return in the future.
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