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The Gruene Door, New Braunfels, TX
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The Gruene Door

4.8
4.8
1616 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 33 times today

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 1,616 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Antonio

    American

  • New Braunfels

    Most Booked

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  1. JG

    JenniferG

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and timed delivery of our food so that we could enjoy each course without rushing or lingering too long. She was helpful in making recommendations to us when we asked since it was our first time dining at the restaurant. It made the experience even better. The food was delicious, so fresh. Definitely will go back!
  2. BJ

    BJDines

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! We enjoyed our food and the exceptional service. Will definitely return.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere was excellent!
  4. AH

    AmandaH

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was absolutely amazing. The service was a bit lacking because the server seemed like he would rather be anywhere else, and we ended up listening to someone else review the specials to get a snapshot of what was going on. The ambiance was inviting, but it got loud out times to the point we had to repeat our orders to the waiter. Expect to spend money, but the food is worth it. We will definitely return because the small distractions were not enough to deter us from the AMAZING food!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was incredible and gave us great recommendations.
  6. RA

    RebeccaA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loud if you’re looking for romantic, but it was lively and fun!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    A mixed experience at The Gruene Door. The food was good. I really enjoy their flash fried spinach. The crab cakes were very tasty and the salmon had a nice sauce. The service was not what we hoped to share with our guests experiencing Gruene for the first time. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and were told our table would not be ready until our reservation time. This would have been perfectly acceptable, except that people who came in after us with no reservations and people who had reservations 15 min after ours were both seated before us. Then, after being seated, with the exception of having menus and waters placed on our tables, we did not see a server at our table for almost 15 minutes. Again, tables who came in after us received their drinks before us. In fact, I had to get up and ask at the bar for our drinks and more water to be brought to our table. After that they really tried to step up their service for us, and almost went to the other extreme where we felt rushed. But, I appreciated that they were trying to correct the earlier issues, and had listened to the feedback. I think the restaurant is worth trying. We just had some bad luck. We've been other times and had good service.
  8. JA

    JAGB

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Great food, great bar, great ambiance!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  10. RW

    RosemaryW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great experience as always.
  11. f

    foodie

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Great menu, great food and service.
  12. BC

    BradC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food and service. The place is a little loud but my wife and I still enjoyed our anniversary dinner celebration. Would highly recommend the grilled tuna.
  13. C

    Cthom

    San Antonio

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and excellent service, as always
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    I’ve never felt so disrespected in my life at a restaurant. We had a waiter come up to your table stating “5 tables have complained how loud you are” the rudest complaint I’ve ever reviewed from a waiter. Even if we were loud MUCH nicer and easier way to notify a table ;) as we procedures to walk out the only table to complain said something to us personally. We personally apologize. I’ve never spent so much to feel so disrespected in a restaurant in my entire
  15. BS

    BSH123

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good. We always enjoy our meals there. It wasn’t too crowded so the noise level wasn’t quite as bad.
  16. H

    Helon

    San Antonio

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We will definitely be returning! We wish the dining areas had more natural light, but the restaurant is lovely.
  17. S

    Sundevil83

    San Antonio

    199 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service and cocktails. I’ve had better meals here in the past to be honest.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Dinner was nice, invited a couple who had never been to join us. Embarrassed that we had just ordered dessert and the restaurant turned on full lights and started cleaning at 9:30 while there were still people dining. Hours said open until 10;00 but they clearly wanted to clear the restaurant. Unfortunate impression for our table on what was supposed to be a special evening.

    The Gruene DoorResponded on January 6, 2023We are sorry for that experience. It should not have happened no matter how late your table stayed. Can you tell me where you saw that we were open until 10:00? We were actually open until 9:00. Thank you for your feedback.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve
  20. PT

    PattyT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic as usual. We ate there all three nights. Last year we ate there and it was just as good. Love our trip to Gruene and hoping to come back next New Years. The staff /restaurant/food was wonderful. Kudos to the restaurant.
  21. EB

    EdwardB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gruene Door never disappoints. Excellent service, great environment, and great service from Dillon.
  22. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very nice upscale restaurant in New Braunfels - food is delicious and ambiance is lovely.
  23. j

    joyce

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and food. A little too noisy for a special night out but otherwise perfect.
  24. JP

    JulieP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great! Food was good & service was great
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had lunch at a table by the fireplace. Everyone was perfect. The food was delicious and our waiter was great. It was quiet and we were able to have a nice conversation.
  26. T

    Texastaster

    San Antonio

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great meal as usual at Gruene Door - food never disappoints!
  27. JC

    JeremyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and food. From greeting to leaving, service was excellent. Each course was oustanding, not just one. Look forward to our next trip there!!
  28. DP

    DebbieP

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Perfect dinner to celebrate my moms 89th birthday. She loved it
  29. B

    Bethy

    San Antonio

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was terrific. Food was great. We had a very lunch experience.,
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our Christmas Eve tradition. The food and service is amazing!
  31. S

    Sandy

    San Antonio

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was outstanding!!!!!
  32. LL

    LincolnLady

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantatistic food on Christmas Eve. We had bruschetta and duck flautas for appetizers, rack of lamb, filet mignon, and lobster fettucini and eveyone was super pleased with their meals! Drinks and wine menu were perfect with the meal. Deserts were delectable with creme brulee and brownie delight. The atmosphere was intimate with fantastic service. Would definitely recommend and will return again!
  33. VN

    VeroniqueN

    San Antonio

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special meal with my Mom from St Louis. We sat by the fireplace and enjoyed the Scottish salmon, and flash fried spinach. Always a great dining experience from ambiance, food and staff.
  34. RC

    RobertC

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Best burgers and meatloaf in town.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places for date night in New Braunfels!
  36. M

    Mnelson

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a late reservation to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The food was wonderful. My only complaint 8/ that it is just a loud restaurant. Hard to talk and be heard.
  37. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 4 each ordered a different entree. All were very satisfied with our selections!
  38. G

    Gourmand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, high noise level...but what can you do about it?
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was average when my expectations were higher. My beef short ribs were not tender or juicy. I needed a knife to cut them but wasn’t provided one so I improvised. They reminded me of roast like I would make at home but not as flavorful or tender. I wouldn’t order it again and I probably wouldn’t go back for dinner. Lunch would be a possibility.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just out on a Saturday looking for a nice place to have a great lunch and a few drinks… A completely satisfying 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 4.8 stars by 1616 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 33 times today
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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