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The Gruene Door, New Braunfels, TX

The Gruene Door

4.8
4.8
1953 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.

When booking the patio, please mind the weather. If the indoor restaurant is fully booked, we may not be able to accommodate a request to move indoors.

Please visit our website to view our menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,953 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    American

  • New Braunfels

    Most Booked

1,954 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place really does read the allergy notes you mark on the app. I greatly appreciate that. The noise this time was a tad louder than last time but the food more than makes up for it. The waitress was really attentive and ensured we felt welcome

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gruene Door is an exceptional restaurant. Excellent customer service, fantastic food!!

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  3. TyroneM

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing food on point service awsome manger

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  4. GSTozier

    Andorra

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our mains, Ahi tuna and pork chops, were fantastic. Crème Brûlée was very enjoyable. The only thing spoiling the evening was the saucers under the coffee cups were too small and the cup wobbled when placed on the saucer, tending to lean as to spill. Other diners had smaller cups that seemed to fit better. Lastly, our server seemed to disappear after presenting the bill, waited more than 10 minutes before he returned to collect the bill.

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  5. mhamilton

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was outstanding but the price (almost $100) was a bit high for lunch.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and food. First time there, will definitely go back

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  7. Cindyinwimberley

    New Mexico

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Six friends celebrating Valentine’s Day together at Gruene Door. Could not have been more special for us! Lovely evening.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always was outstanding! We will be back again. Thanks for making wife’s birthday special!

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  9. AnneW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As newcomers to New Braunfels, this was our first time to Gruene Door. We were impressed, and would definitely return and also recommend it to friends.

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  10. Texastaster

    San Antonio

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome meal and terrific service. My wife had the trout fish special with asparagus risotto with a couple of shrimp on the side. I had the filet - absolutely cooked to perfection. Maddie took great care of as well.

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  11. BenG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated on time for reservation. Waitress was good. Seafood trip app was great and waitress explained each component. 14 oz ribeye was ordered medium rare, but served medium. Flavor was delicious, but texture was medium, making it more tough and grainy. It was a major letdown. Margaritas on the rocks were good, but inconsistent. 1st one was almost too strong to drink, but second was perfect. It had a very different appearance and was obviously made by another bartender.

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  12. JulieG

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a favorite place of ours to celebrate occasions! Last night was our 35th wedding anniversary. Everything and everyone was perfect! I’m a picky eater but my vegan dish of the stuffed pepper was delicious as always! Service was top notch. We live a block away so makes it an easy place to go 🤣!!

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  13. BraxtonH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for our anniversary dinner. Lauren was a very awesome server. She had great recommendations and was incredibly helpful. Would definitely go back.

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  14. RobertW

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great date night! Exceeded our expectations. We will be back.

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  15. Brent

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time last night celebrating my moms birthday dinner. Thanks!

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  16. BethH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Three out of five ordered the filet. Two undercooked -- not as ordered. One so undercooked it was returned. Replacement was item also undercooked, but acceptable. Chicken piccata was good, shrimp gratin was excellent. Service was attentive.

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  17. MarcosA

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Every time we have a special occasion, we know exactly where we’re going. No doubt. Really great place that will always be special to us. Thank you. Staff is great and on top of it, the vibes are so relaxing and elegant. Then the food is by far the best. Literally inspires me to want to cook better. We will definitely be back.

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  18. Hopper

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and fabulous overall experience!! Will return!!

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  19. DavidF

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant in New Braunfels. They have an outstanding food and drink menu and the food is delicious.

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  20. RaulR

    Cancun

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will be back again! Need to try other items on their menu.

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  21. AlfonsoA

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience as it is usual in this great place!

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  22. RobertB

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Last experience was sub par (service and food), but on the advice of a co-worker I gave it another shot and glad I did. Service was a bit slow initially, took almost 10 minutes before our server came to take our drink order, but once she did everything was fine. The risotto appetizer was excellent, as was my stuffed poblano entrée. Wine selection is still a bit limited and pricey - nothing you can't buy at HEB for a fourth of the price. I don't mind spending money on a good bottle, but at least offer a selection I can't buy off the shelf at the grocery store.

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  23. IRENER

    Austin

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing my husband and I shared the chicken piccata, and it was fabulous. It was cooked to perfection. Our waitress was amazing.

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  24. PoppaJ

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, friendly server. We wanted more time before meal was on the table. It was an anniversary meal,there was no recognition of it.

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  25. LyndaL

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose the Gruene Door for our anniversary dinner. I love the ambiance. They offer delicious food options and a great wine list. Maddy was our waitress and she was spectacular!

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  26. JennD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeting on arrival was gracious, service by Nicole was absolutely fantastic, and food was incredible. This was perfect for a special date night. We'll be back for sure.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent place to eat. Every item on the menu is delicious. One of my favorite places in New Braunfels.

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  28. TexasRick

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jeff, our waiter was terrific, very professional . I’ll ask for him on my next visit.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I set this birthday reservation for my brother. He just phoned me and this review is based on his experience. Apparently it’s too dark and extremely loud. His 31st bday was not recognized which I made notes too and they were sat in the back next to a large party… He enjoyed his salmon dish, my mother didn’t comment on her food… he recommends going for lunch but not dinner :(. He also thinks the patio might’ve been a better option. He said the service was ok… refilling drinks didn’t happen and he wanted another cocktail but couldn’t seem to get the order in. I’m kind of disappointed for him. We will not go there for a special occasion again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Portions have gotten smaller and the noise level has risen. Service was fair.

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  31. LisaL

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our dinner here before a performance at Gruene Hall. The shrimp scampi was delicious, and we got a nice bottle of wine from the nicely curated wine menu.

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  32. RogerJ

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken piccata is always cooked to perfection. Service is always excellent. Only issue with restaurant is that it is noisy.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love this restaurant. Three of us shared the stuffed poblano and chicken Parmesan and both weee excellent!!

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  34. AllisonP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, and our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu (both drinks and food) and made great recommendations to us. We were very well taken care of and will definitely be back again!

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  35. CheyenneR

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy dining area for gatherings! Delicious menu, drinks, and desserts.

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  36. MARYJANES

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. it does get quite loud when most tables are full. Wish people would keep their toddlers in a high chair.. so hard on the staff and those around them when the kids are running around.

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  37. GracieC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my husband's birthday dinner. Overall, this was a good experience but wouldn't necessarily make an effort to go back. My husband liked his food (steak, mashed potatoes) but my dish was bland (fish, fried spinach). The waitress was promt and friendly. Nice place to visit for a special occasion.

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  38. DebbieH

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took some friends for first time and they loved it!

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  39. Hickeroar

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fantastic. Service was great. Downside was that it was extremely loud. They might benefit from some sound absorbing materials on the walls or ceiling. 🤷‍♂️

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food was great, bread pudding was a little dry.

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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 4.8 stars by 1953 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


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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