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The Gruene Door, New Braunfels, TX

The Gruene Door

4.7
4.7
1476 Reviews
$30 and under
American
PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BOOK ONLINE.

The Gruene Door Restaurant is located in beautiful Gruene Lake Village in New Braunfels, Texas. We are Gruene’s only casual, fine dining restaurant combining the best in food, service, and atmosphere. Every menu item is prepared 100% in house by our chefs.

Open for lunch and dinner, we are the perfect destination for a romantic dinner, birthday celebration, private party, lunch with friends, or just a casual night out.

Please visit our website to view our menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (830) 629-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Koury Kahler

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room can seat up to 50 people. We host rehearsal dinners, business functions, and other private gatherings.

  • Neighborhood

    New Braunfels

  • Cross street

    Gruene Road

  • Parking details

    A large private lot is located behind the restaurant as well as additional parking across the street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,476 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Antonio

    American

  • New Braunfels

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great - food, service, etc. - except for the fact that we were seated by the wait staff station for water pitchers and such. No one should be seated so close to it that they constantly have wait staff fiddling around literally right behind them, so close that the staff was bumping into the chair.
  2. K

    Kenzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was very nice and attentive. Our drinks were never empty and she came to our table at least 3x to ask if we needed anything else.
  3. BM

    BMartNB

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I left disappointed only in myself after my first trip to The Gruene Door because we are locals and have driven by the restaurant hundreds of times. It was a simple lunch with friends, everything was outstanding, and it will now be top of minds for us and expect it will become a go to space for us.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Small servings. Ribeye was medium rare, as ordered. But chewy with zero flavor. Pork chop, chicken and shrimp with grits, all tasty. Very small sides . Pleasant, professional wait staff
  5. CS

    CarolynS

    Tucson

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dinner started out not so pleasant as a party of eight with two small children were seated near us. I believe one of the children was deaf and the parents talked very loud to the boy and playfully did signing causing many outbursts. However, our waiter came to our rescue and had us move to the bar area. Problem solved! We then enjoyed our delicious dinners!
  6. MA

    MichaelA

    San Antonio

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lauren, our server, had great menu recommendations. Meal, from appetizers to dessert, was yummy. Bar was solid, too
  7. SP

    SarahP

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Service was very slow. Took around 15-20 minutes before we were greeted and another 20 before we got our appetizer. Waitress took another 30 minutes to take our order. When the food finally came out I made sure to place our desserts upon receiving the entrees due to the speed of service. Smart choice as we still had to wait a good amount of time even after finishing our entrees. Drinks went empty multiple times- fiancé never got his beer until the end when I asked if he still wanted it. I tried waving down other servers or the host, but we were ignored. It’s a $16 add on for 5 quarter sized shrimp which was just taking advantage of people. It was very expensive to eat there and for the price I should have gone to Myron’s, but what’s done is done and we learned our lesson. You’re just paying for the location of eating in Gurene. Won’t make that mistake again. Desserts were meh but the bread pudding was the best thing there. Everything else was dull and forgettable. In the end we ended up leaving after around 1 hour and 45 minutes. It just dragged on and on to be blunt, and it was too loud to even enjoy a date- so loud the volume warning went off on my fiancé’s Apple Watch mind you.
  8. SP

    SandyP

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and waitress was amazing!
  9. CC

    CheryllC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a wonderful dining experience, food and the service was fantastic!
  10. D

    Donovan

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an early dinner, Food and drinks were on point and our server was very prompt
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. Loved the duck and the salmon. The seafood trio and bruschetta were amazing
  12. S

    Sandy

    San Antonio

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seems the prices seem to continue to go up. I realize that food costs have risen, but not that much! But as always, great food and service.
  13. g

    gruenebrian

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Waitstaff was excellent. Food is marginal at best and very overpriced for quality and portion size.
  14. PS

    PatS

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack the bartender is why we go to the Gruene Door along with the seafood trio
  15. H

    Hutch

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place to enjoy a dinner date. Bruschetta and chicken picatta was tasty. On the pricier side.
  16. SA

    StephensA

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Excellent. A truly wonderful dining experience. Some of the best food, service and ambience my wife and I have ever had. Honest!
  17. M

    Montgomerygal

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Pretty rushed service- we had a drink, appetizer and main course and were finished in 40 minutes- we asked for our main to not be rushed but don’t think the waiter got the memo
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place especially our waiter!
  19. MD

    MDeez

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and service. Very happy!
  20. C

    Cthom

    San Antonio

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Rachel was an attentive and good server
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner, sat outside, super peaceful and relaxing. Service and food was great for us.
  22. T

    Texastaster

    San Antonio

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience and food - as usual. We had a party of 4 and were able to have Maddie take care of us again. We all had different entrees which were all great. We had a bottle of 8 Years in the Desert which went quite well with all of the entrees.
  23. JN

    JayN

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 58th wedding anniversary. Everything was excellent, food and service. This is one of our favorite places to go for special occasions or for regular dining.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We asked to get switched outside and the staff was super accommodating. We also stayed passed closing time and the staff was very understanding. Thank you guys for such a great experience here I will definitely be back. The steak was also so juicy and super delicious. Thank you so much for making a memorable experience for my special occasion you are very much appreciated.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We made a late reservation so were put in the bar. Actually pretty good! Our server was very charming and attentive, food was delicious, and because we ate relatively early, noise was at a minimum. Nice time!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walked in to be seated immediately. Staff was ran efficiently by lead. We sat in a cozy spot near the windows and enjoyed phenomenal service as well as tasty menu options. Started with the shrimp gratin, highly recommend! The price was fair given the quality of the meal and service provided.
  27. RM

    ReneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would recommend for date night.
  28. T

    Texastaster

    San Antonio

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal at one of our favorite local restaurants! We had the cheese/meat plate appetizer, small Caesar salad, quail special and the smoked pork chops. Topped off with a nice crème brûlée. All was just well prepared and our server, Maddie, was just phenomenal! We have been here a number of times and they have never prepared a bad meal.
  29. C

    Chelle

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gruene Door has become my favorite go to! After booking an outdoor reservation through Open Table, I realized how windy our evening might be so I called the restaurant to ask if they had room for our party indoors. They were very friendly and accommodating and were able to make the change. Being served on their patio would’ve been wonderful minus the wind because they have done such a nice job keeping the exterior as inviting and as nice as the interior. The outdoor table was actually in a semi protected cozy spot and might have been just fine. We were seated immediately and our server was super polite, friendly and professional. All 6 of our meals were cooked exactly as we requested, all delivered at the same time and were excellent! We ordered bruschetta which had a generous amount of the tomato topping,shrimp and grits, beef tenderloin (cooked to each individual person’s taste), ribs and the stuffed poblano pepper. Presentation was wonderful from our appetizer to our dessert! I was even treated with a terrific vanilla bean crème brûlée and candle! We really enjoyed our evening at The Gruene Door! Such a lovely birthday celebration with my adult family!
  30. M

    Mongo

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the Ahi Tuna and Salmon entrees and they were delicious. The Ahi was serve on mashed potatoes with asparagus and a balsamic reduction, and everything was prepared perfectly. The Salmon was served with an equally delicious sauce, polenta (seasoned well and crispy on the outside, creamy in the middle), and flash fried spinach that literally melted on the tongue. My only disappointment was the cost of two glasses of wine. Their markup seemed incrementally more than other restaurants, though don't often order drinks.
  31. T

    Tammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time and it was great. The food and waiter Colin. The restaurant was clean and it was One of the best experiences in Gruene and I will be coming back.
  32. RW

    RosemaryW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant in historic Gruene. The menu is upscale and varied, with unusual touches. Enjoyed dining on the patio.
  33. H

    Helga

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It was our 61st wedding anniversary.
  34. C

    Cindyinwimberley

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is great at the Gruene Door. Fish and Beef are prepared perfectly perfectly. The flash fried spinach is a must!
  35. M

    Mary08

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy this neighborhood jewel, who always serve delicious food and drinks. The service was great and we had a wonderful time.
  36. S

    Suse

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place to go to sit and visit awhile, and have a drink or two and delicious food. The waiters are actually trained and quite good at their jobs!
  37. BV

    BiancaV

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great service was gret ambiance was great
  38. C

    Cthom

    San Antonio

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  39. PD

    PaulD

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible! The ambience outside was wonderful, the food was fantastic, and the service was perfect. We had the Seafood Trio for an appetizer, and could have had a full serving of any of the three as our appetizer, but glad we didn't ask, because my wife would have missed out on some of the best salmon she has ever tasted, and I would have not had the pork chop that was probably a full two inches thick. We seriously could not find anything to criticize.
  40. HW

    HaroldW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service-polite and helpful. Great restaurant and decor. We go here quite often and have never had a bad experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Gruene Door offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (830) 629-2600.

The Gruene Door is rated 4.7 stars by 1476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Gruene Door

2360 Gruene Lake Dr New Braunfels, TX 78130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gruene Road

  • Neighborhood

    New Braunfels

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    A large private lot is located behind the restaurant as well as additional parking across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Koury Kahler

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (830) 629-2600

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room can seat up to 50 people. We host rehearsal dinners, business functions, and other private gatherings.

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