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 900 label award-winning wine cellar.
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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All the food was delicious except the pork chop was very flavorful but a little on the tough side. Soup and vegetables could have been a little hotter in temperature. Overall a very lovely dinner.

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AE
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrive 10 minutes early and were greeted by the hostess. Our table was not ready because of a lingering earlier group. The hostess and bartender went into action offering our large group a place to sit and the opportunity to get a small plate with some snacks from the brunch buffet. They also allowed us to start cocktail service prior to being seated at our table. This was a blessing because of older people in our group and younger children who were starving when we arrived. Once we were seated at brunch our server was wonderful the previous bartender gave us a nice historical account of the history of the Greenbrier. The food on the brunch buffet was delicious and regularly replenished a nice variety of mains, desserts and sides. Perhaps my only small criticism is a few extra vegetarian entrées would be nice. This is not an inexpensive place to go but a splurge well worth it for the ambience, kind service and delicious food. Go for your next special occasion.

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B
Denver
110 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good table-side preparations (Caesar Salad and Bananas Foster). Limited selection of wines by the glass.

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C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We went to Mother's Day Brunch for our first experience at this location and the food was delicious, fresh, they never ran out of anything for very long at all. The brunch menu was extensive, eggs benedict was the best we have ever tasted, oysters and shrimp were fresh, the apple sausage and bacon were excellent. The prime rib was a bit tough but that was the only thing that was less than excellent. The wait staff was working triple time and we were seated right away but not served or explained the process (as there are several brunch menus) and needed to find wait staff several times before we had water or champagne. Once we understood the process, it was amazing! We want to go back for a meal although they are almost an hour away. Worth the drive, which is beautiful!

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HS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mother’s Day brunch. The only downfall was that it was really warm inside. They needed to crank the air conditioning or open a few windows. The food and service were great however.

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k
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for Mother's Day, but didn't realize it would be a buffet. So my rating is really just for that. The food was good for a buffet, though because it was so busy, they kept running out of the more desirable items, like salmon. It's a lovely place, and the staff and management are extremely solicitous and professional.

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good but some of the food looked like it sat for awhile. Plus the dessert table was low on them, then we got dirty water poured into our glasses and she took off, then it took awhile to get a waitress and got I think the manager cause no waitress was around, but one bad thing will not make me stay away.

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RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

We have been to Greenbriar for years, this was my favorite place for Brunch. I have to talked my husband into going there with me. His complaint is the food is always cold. For Mother’s Day Brunch, the food was not only cold but over cooked. The salmon & mussels had a strong fishy smell, could tell it wasn’t fresh. The waffles were hard & cold. Eggs Benedict were cold, a knife couldn’t even cut through the English Muffin. Even the Prime Rib & Roast Beef was chewy. For $45/$55 it was very disappointing to pay for cold, over cooked food.

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Greenbriar Inn is a beautiful place to attend for brunch. I was disappointed by the selection of food for Mothers Day brunch, it seemed limited. We were disappointed there were no omelette stations, there was an up charge for grapefruit juice for the mimosas. Overall the value was not great, I would not go back to the Greenbriar when the St Julien brunch is an option, many more options and it's cheaper.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice Sunday brunch and our waiter, Danielle, was personable and tentative. The 2 ladies at the entrance didn’t acknowledge us or welcome us when we first entered and just looked over at us and continued their conversation. It would have been polite to just acknowledge us and say that they will be with us in just a moment. But after the first few awkward minutes of standing there one of the ladies finally did address us and was polite. It seems like the tables were a bit too close together upstairs and we had to move our chairs in and out as wait staff couldn’t get in and out from the table behind us. The buffet had a variety of wonderful choices, but the fruit was not replenished during the time we were there and there was no omelet station as advertised on their website. With a little attention to these minor details I would give it a 5 Star. Overall it was a nice place and I would recommend it to friends.

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ML
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service (Grace) was amazing. She was upbeat, cheerful and quite nice! We had 10am reservations and arrived about 10 minutes beforehand. Apparently they weren't open yet as we were asked to wait outside...which was fine. I would rather they had someone outside to head off the people as there were quite a few parties. You could tell they were frantic trying to get everything ready at what seemed like the last minute. To his credit, the Manager did come around and asked how the experience was and apologized for the issue earlier. Kudos for doing that. My only real complaint is the restaurant just didn't smell clean....somewhat of the dirty dumpster smell. That was the only down side to our brunch.

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KM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding.. our waiter was engaging and entertaining. Food selection was plentiful. The ambience of the restaurant inside and outside is wonderful...highly recommend their Sunday brunch!

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HP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place to drive to and to eat at. Inside is lovely, food and service are five star!

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t
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had not been to The Greenbriar in over 20 years, but it is still a wonderful experience. I went with my wife and twin daughters for their graduation dinner last Friday. The restaurant was extremely busy as it was Friday and there were lots of graduate families there to celebrate. So, the service may not have been as good as we would normally expect. Despite the busyness, the service was fine. The food is fabulous. We had two appetizers--the escargot was wonderful! Each of the entrees was wonderful. I had the beef wellington, and the meat was perfectly cooked inside the lovely pastry exterior. The bearnaise sauce on top was perfect and flavorful. We have a sharing family, so I tried the other three entrees as well, each as delicious as mine. We also enjoyed cocktails, wine, and dessert. All exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a night out with friends or a special occasion. It is pricey, but I thought worth it.

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MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. Every member of the staff wished us a happy anniversary, It made us feel we were important to them. Great food, great staff, great time.

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L
Phoenix
79 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We were there for a special occasion. We arrived at 6:30 for our reservation and by 930 we still had not received our meal. We were served salad, which was a Caesar salad with and unknown dressing, pate appetizer and an amuse Boucher.. After that, there was no contact by the waiter or the maître d’. At 9:30 we told the maître d’ this was unacceptable, and we left. We did leave a tip. This was the first time in all the years of dining in fine restaurants that we have ever walked out because of this. Three hours without the entree being served was simply unacceptable. We did leave a tip, and the maître d’ said we would not be charged. I sincerely hope that they do not charge my credit card that they required for this reservation. We will not return to the Greenbriar Inn.

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BS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were very good. The noise level was excessive and the temperature in the restaurant was 78 degrees (thermometer just above our heads): a little too warm to stay awake for long. Would be perfect on a night when the crowd is less of an issue.

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JD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love dinning at the Greenbriar Inn. The service is always great and the food is out standing. We enjoyed our meal and our waiters were excellent until we ordered dessert. We had to wait about a 1/2 hour for our dessert to be served and no one came and explained the delay to us. I finally asked a waitress what was going on and she explained that the pastry chef had left and another person was doing double duty If we had known this we would not have ordered dessert. Other wise all was well until the noise of the music from the wedding started to come up into the dinning area. Usually we have a pleasant time there.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch never disappoints.

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SL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1 of the 2 classics in Boulder. Come just before sunset so you can take in the beautiful setting.

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Greenbriar Inn several times & have enjoyed it immensely each time. Our server Valerie was BEYOND amazing!!! She was friendly, knowledgeable, extremely attentive, & an absolute delight to be around!! The food & ambience was phenomenal!!! We will definitely be back & highly recommend this restaurant!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sydney was fantastic, very professional and efficient——a total great experience thanks to her

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BD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had a 3:30 Easter brunch reservation. There was no ham left no shrimp the only prime rib was extremely rare the eggs Benedict was all dried out the salads were old. They took forever to restock the few things that they did restock. Very disappointed. We will not go back. We spent $160.00 for two people and that did not include the tip!

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m
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We were looking forward to a nice yummy Easter Brunch, we were very disappointed. The food was not very well stocked, some things were very overcooked, there wasn’t any shrimp or prime rib till after we had sat for over an hour. I asked to speak to the manager, they never came, it was an experience in futility with getting anyone to really speak to us. Never again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 5

Easter Brunch - food was gone by the time we had our afternoon reservation

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The kitchen seemed to be struggling on Easter Sunday. Food was not replenished for long lengths of time and I never saw my waiter. But this was highly unusual for the Greenbriar. I will always go back.

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CM
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love spending holidays at the Greenbriar Inn! The buffet is excellent and we always include whichever drink is offered. We sat upstairs for the first time and, also for the first time, we noticed how difficult is was to have a conversation with our guests. But it didn't stop us from really enjoying our time together with good food, good drinks, good atmosphere and good friends.

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Easter brunch, busy as one would expect. The Inn frequently ran out of dishes and entrees.
No busboy, dishes piled up on the table. Service started out great and rapidly declined, asking over and over for beverage refills and silverware. When it came time to pay, it took over 40 minutes as they overcharged us for beverages (which were included in the brunch price). The manager seems to be complacent saying they were busy but offered no help in rectifying the bill. Finally, we did get the bill sorted out. We left with a very sad and bad taste for the Greenbriar. We will not be returning.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 5 of us for Easter Brunch. The server was professional and friendly keeping us well satiated and clearing plates immediately. The food was delicious. Shrimp and oysters were very fresh, one of my barometers. Great variety of foods but not overwhelming. Really nice holiday in a restaurant.

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NK
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is always extremely good! It's pricey so has to be saved for a treat

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The Greenbriar is beautiful but Easter brunch was just not that great this year. The tables were too close together causing people to wait for you or to just invade your eating space with their bums. The food at 11:00 am was cold, bland, and the variety was slim and boring. I gave three stars for location and nice table settings and no wait for our reservation.

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Easter Sunday Brunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always wanted to try the Beef Wellington and it was sensational. We also enjoyed the Caesar Salad for 2 made at our table. Our waitress gave quite a performance and delivered a unique recipe for this salad ( Dijon mustard? Tabasco sauce? Half lemon squeezed?) but was amazing. We also enjoyed the Rustic Tomato soup. The coffee is always among the best you will find in a restaurant.

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BH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been one of my favorite restaurants since the 70s. Excellent food and exemplary service. The table side Caesar Salad was outstanding. Great desserts, too. Just a great place for a special meal.

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SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have patronized the Greenbriar numerous times over the last 20 years. I took my son who is a Chief out on his birthday to experience a high end restaurant. He was less than impressed due to several issues.

We both ordered the Lamb med-rare which was served medium-well. Lamb as you know tastes like beef when it's over cooked.

His water glass was knocked over which spilled on his lap. Accidents do happen but this dampened (no pun intended) the overall experience.

I wish this could have turned out better since I had raved about your place. I had another experience with slow service last year too.

I send this to help improve your training only. I would still recommend your restaurant but probably not as enthusiastically.

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BN
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch buffet has something for everyone!

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SG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot in Boulder County. Always a delight!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Sunday Brunch set in a charming and quaint atmosphere. Phil and the entire staff did an outstanding job hosting our group. We will be becoming new “regulars”. Greenbrier Inn is a true gem!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place!

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KC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to celebrate my 60th birthday. Loved the experience of going to you wonderful restaurant!

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