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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J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner (all of us) with great suggestions & service by Daniel. We loved the little tasters!

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

Our server was awesome! I was a little disappointed with the food choice, being seated upstairs. So many more choices downstairs.

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J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have never been to Greenbriar Inn. I was always told how great it was. We went for Father’s Day 2019. The food was good. But I did not get to try things like scrambled eggs, waffles, French toast, quiche, yogurt parfaits. They were not able to keep up with replacing the goods with fully stocked buffet. So while what I did eat was delicious, the buffet service was poor, service staff was very slow with getting coffee and refills and drinks in general. I wish they could have kept up with keeping the food trays full so everyone could try. Unfortunately several trips up proved empty trays by everyone in our party of 6.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for my husband’s first Father’s day brunch. He has lived in boulder for years and has always wanted to go for a special occasion. We were sadly disappointed. Everything was fine...really just very mediocre for the cost. The food was bland, generic buffet food. Flavors were not great everything tasted like it had been sitting out, even though stations were often empty. And the options were the stuffy and uninteresting type of food the over 60 crowd may appreciate a bit more. Think very “meh” wedding or country club fare. Sitting inside was also incredibly hot, dark, and stuffy with all of the chafing dishes and the historical building I assume doesn’t have AC. We were uncomfortable from the moment we sat down, and noticed the entry room and garden outside were a good 10 degrees cooler than the inside booths as we were leaving. The champagne offered with the champagne brunch was so cheap tasting and overly sweet we didn’t even order a second glass. The Bloody Mary was just ok. This place could be something really special but you could tell it needs an overall refresh. Wouldn’t try it again.

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m
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great experience at Greenbriar.

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T
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for the Sunday brunch and really enjoyed everything. Not only is the food great, but the coffee is superb!

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JS
Denver
108 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We usually go every Christmas and every Father’s Day, and the food was as enjoyable as ever, but the service was not great. Our waitress really ignored us for most of the time; we had to wait for drinks, we had to wait for coffee, we had to wait for the bill – just not the same service we’ve come to expect from the Greenbriar

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r
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We were there for our 37th wedding anniversary, the hostess congratulated us and when we were shown to our table were told we'd start with a complimentary champagne toast. Unfortunately this word never made it to the waitress. However, when we mentioned it the our waitress she brought us the champagne. I would have expected better hostess to waitress communciation for the Greenbriar Inn.

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O
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration and the entire staff was very friendly and the food was amazing. My only issue was that it took 10 minutes for our waitress to greet us and another 15 minutes after that to get our drinks. Once I finished my drink it took another 10 minutes for the waitress to come by and again another 10 minutes for a second drink. While everything else was excellent the table service is what really took the whole experience down a notch.

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L
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Greenbriar is just our favorite place, no matter what the occasion! Set in a beautiful out of Boulder setting, nestled up to the mountains, it’s the perfect getaway!! Friendly staff, many have been there for years, consistently great food, amazing wine list! Why go anywhere else!! ❤️

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j
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to the Greenbrier to celebrate our anniversary. They were very accommodating in giving us a nice table in the corner where it was fairly secluded. The table next to us, however, was also celebrating their anniversary with another couple. They were very loud, which kind of ruined it for us.
My husband is very picky about his food, and doesn't like a lot of added "stuff" to each dish. He had difficulty finding something on the menu that was fairly plain or simple for his taste. We were both, however, very satisfied with the salmon. The wine was excellent, and we really appreciated our complimentary champagne. Our waiter, (Joe?), was great, and we really enjoyed him. Having him make our Caesar salad was fun to watch and great to eat. Over all, we really enjoyed our experience at the Greenbrier.

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F
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambience is always wonderful. We had a table in the atrium looking out on t he beautiful garden. Service was excellent from Grace, our server. Oyster chowder needs a lot of work. Too much flour. Too few oysters. Random fish morsels. Too much dressing on the Caesar salad. Beef Wellington was good, though a bit overcooked. Dessert and wine were good.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In all aspects the Greenbriar Inn was competent. #

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B
Denver
93 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrations on the lawn at the Greenbriar Inn have become a tradition for us. This was a birthday celebration and the evening was perfect in every way. We arrived after a brief shower to the lovliest of summer evenings, which made for a delightful backdrop to our dinner. John our server was friendly and efficient, the food which we like to order from the bar menu was great. We enjoyed champagne at happy hour prices. It was very quiet due to the weather so we were virtually alone there in the garden by the fountain. Memorable, enjoyable, romantic. Thank you.

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SC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely dinner celebrating birthdays and an anniversary. The food was excellent with a good variety of choices. Seasonal varieties from their garden are great!

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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

This place is one of our favorites!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I was disappointed in the long lines to get food from buffet the countless time of items being empty and sometimes waiting up to 20 minutes for it to get replenished and then have to wait in line again for another 10 mins. I got my food and at the end of the line was the omelette bar where we waited 15 mins for our omelette. By the time we returned to the table with our food our plates were cold. We were framed in a tiny room with 4 other tables. Could t even hear watch other talk. I was disappointed considering the $52 price tag per person that we paid.

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LJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food ranged from fine to not good, including a withered, tough burrata cheese atop a wash of a grainy black paste (our server had to check on what it was - toasted hazelnut pesto with no detectable hazelnut flavor) and a seafood stew whose blandness would have been perfect for an elderly diner afraid of bright flavors.

Beef Wellington was good.

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HL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here many times - anniversaries, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve - and the Greenbriar never fails to live up to it's reputation. From the cozy atmosphere to the excellent menu, if you're looking for a place to celebrate that special occasion or are just looking for a romantic night out, this is the place. Know that this isn't a cheap eats get in and get out type of place. Dinner is typically 2 hours or so, at least for us, as we like to take our time here, and it's on the pricer side of things, but you get what you pay for and this is definitely worth every dollar spent. Enjoy.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Server did not pay attention to us. Placed a table of 6 next to us even though the restaurant was nearly empty. Only part of the ordered food that was good was the steak. Salad was barely edible due to the dressing. Potatoes were mushy. Asparagus was burnt. Most likely will never go back and certainly will not recommend the Greenbriar to anyone else.

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
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 on May 19, 2019
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 on May 18, 2019
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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JC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner
Great service food and wine

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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
8 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
80 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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