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Greenbriar Inn, The

2026 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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
Martin Woods
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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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Cross street
Hwy 36 & Lefthand Canyon
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
What 2026 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eater7 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a lovely meal. All the food was great from start to finish and my request to be seated by the Christmas tree was granted. Valerie, our server, was excellent!

JoeBuff (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Jackson Hole)
2.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

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😱

Rachelle (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful food--it was difficult to choose among the numerous entrees. We each had something different so we could share a bite or two. The servers were very attentive. We have never been disappointed and hope to return soon!

Cajun (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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!

DenverDiner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

my wife and I had a great time, we celebrated my wife's birthday, the staff and service was terrific

vipBarbG (Denver)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Our Widows Group went for Sunday Brunch. The food was excellent, quality. However, the desserts were lacking. Not much to chose from and not very tasty. Need to work on that. Been coming here for almost 40 years. Used to love the German Food.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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!

Peppe (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

We have enjoyed dining at Greenbriar on several occasions. The food is always excellent and the staff very helpful and attentive.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We went here for my wife’s birthday and had a wonderful meal. The service was very good and the food was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

vipCathcam (Austin)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

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,

vipboulderfoodies (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

JJJJ (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

I had a very successful 3 hour business dinner with wonderful service and no pressure to leave.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Our experience was very pleasant. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and the service was first class. We went for the Sunday brunch and most of the food was excellent, especially the salmon. Some of the food seemed like it was just too routine. Overall it was a great experience and I am glad we went.

KimberlyR (Denver)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

So disappointed. This is the second time I have been here on Thanksgiving. Last time I ordered from the menu and it was great! This time it was a empty buffet. Several dishes were empty and I never saw anyone fill them again so I had pie and champagne. I won't go there again on Thanksgiving. Sad.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving buffet was wonderful. There was a lot of food to choose from and everything was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

It 's a little on the expensive side but they great food and worth taking that special someone to. I have been here for more than twenty years.