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The Gruene Door

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648 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am -9:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am -8:00pm (Brunch served all day)
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Phone number
(830) 629-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gruene Road
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Parking details
A large private lot is located behind the restaurant as well as additional parking across the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 648 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We made a reservation at the last minute to check out a restaurant we hadn't tried yet, and we were very happy we did! The bruschetta was extra tasty with goat cheese mixed in it. I ordered salmon with polenta and lightly fried spinach, which was very good, too. My friend ordered the shrimp and grits, which were delicious, too. Excellent meal, and the service was very attentive. We'll go here again!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

As always...Gruene Door made us fantastic meals...our favorite restaurant in all New Braunfels!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food! Nice quiet atmosphere! Would definitely go back again and again!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at The Gruene Door over Mother's Day weekend! The food was fabulous. My father-in-law and I each had the salmon and polenta; my mother-in-law and cousin had the tenderloin hamburgers; and my husband had chicken and waffles. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the polenta was just the perfect amount of moist with plentiful flavor. My husband's chicken and waffles had a rum-flavored syrup that was soooo tasty.

I believe the server may have been new because there were times when he created a delay that, had we been irritable, would have been bad. First, I ordered a salad and ordered the salmon. He conflated the two and put in the order for the salad with salmon on top (not at all in keeping with the type of fruity salad I ordered). He should have asked the question if he was not clear on what I wanted. He fixed it when the other salads came out and I asked where mine was. He then figured out what he had done. Second, He brought out four meals, then my father-in-law sat without one for a time. I was still working on my salad, so he could have delivered my meal to him and brought the other salmon dish out to me when it was ready. Finally, my cousin asked for mayonnaise for her hamburger and he went to other tables to take more orders before getting her mayo for her. The burgers should have automatically come with condiments on the side or he should have immediately gone back to get it while her burger was hot. Instead, she waited several minutes with a burger she could not yet eat in front of her. The server tried, but I don't think he quite had the knack for prioritizing his actions and making judgments for that type of restaurant. I'm sure he'll catch on though.

I would go there again for the food. If I had the same serving experience, though, I would not go back a third time.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My family and I came for Mother's Day and the brunch was wonderful. We shared the spinach artichoke dip which was very yummy and plenty for 5 to share. We also had the chicken & waffles and the pork belly eggs Benedict which I believe was a special for Mother's day. Both were AWESOME!! The chicken was so flavorful and the pork belly was to die for. Our server was Dylan who was very attentive and an overall great server who made our Mother's day brunch very pleasant and memorable.
For 3 of the 5 of us it was our first time, and we would all return again!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They seemed very unorganized, but the food was good.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We frequently come to the restaurant for a good meal with friends or family. The food and service are excellent and very reasonably priced. It’s a real gem in the neighborhood. Very solid wine list, good bar service and excellent food, prepared to perfection.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great Food Excellent service Would definitely return

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Good place to have a business meal. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great find! Look forward to going back. Atmosphere allowed for dressing up or casual summer walking shorts. Food was fantastic and server did a good job of monitoring drinks, making recommendations, and allowing us to dine leisurely. We dined inside but outside patio area looked very nice too.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Have visited on several occasions...always good...will become a regular venue...

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Good food and service. Noise level was a little loud.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Stuffed poblanos and shrimp and grits were great. The duck was raw. Unfortunately my dad didn't say anything, but was served sliced so anyone could see it was raw and he said texture was hence chewy. Otherwise very nice.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Always a great choice
Never had a bad meal here. Love the service . Always accomadating for my food restrictions. The filet is always a great option. We also love the salmon and flash fried spinach. We love all the windows and garden feel outside. Love sitting in the bar by the fireplace in the winter.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food was excellent. Waiter was a bit dingy as he didn't tell us about specials and out of items until we asked him, but he was attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our first time, everyone enjoyed it very much!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The waitstaff and bartenders are awesome and the food is even better!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Loved the atmosphere and brunch was perfect! Great waitstaff, food and drinks. Reasonably priced and not overly crowded.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The menu is somewhat limited, but has an adequate variety of dishes that almost anyone can find something they like. Our party of 4 ordered different entrees (rib-eye, tenderloin, salmon, stuffed pepper), and all 4 entrees were excellent. The steaks came out exactly as ordered, medium and medium rare, and were delicious. The limited menu seems to enable the chefs to become excellent at preparing the items that are on the menu.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Again the food was spot on. Close to home and worth it

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

What a find!! Alexandro the barkeep/mixologist was wonderful as were his drinks!! Great wine selections. We had the 5 spice duck, pork saltimbocca . Delicious!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great Brunch. The bar has a great menu of drinks and the bloody Mary’s were a huge hit. The Smoked Salmon Crostini was great. Get the Chorizo Scramble it was the best and made with in house Chorizo.. Wow. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food is very good here. The service is excellent. We go 2 to 3 times a week now. One of the best restaurants in the area for sure!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful, as always. Our favorite place to eat in Gruene/New Braunfels. Wait staff is as good as the food - and the food is excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Visit here often. Drive about 30 miles to meet in this central location - near enough to San Antonio folks and smaller Hill Country towns. Food always good. Particularly enjoyed the salmon and flash fried spinach. Lunch menu reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent as it always is.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Greune Door never disappoints. I am there several times a year, as it is the perfect place for this Hays Countian to meet friends from San Antonio.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The hospitable staff made dining here on Easter Sunday a joy. 🐰I called the restaurant to let them know we were running 10 minutes late for our reservation, the sweet lady on the phone was courteous and the restaurant accomodated our delayed arrival. Our meals were delicious🍝 and coffee piping hot.☕ The waiter was attentive to the needs of our table and friendly. We left smiling with fond memories of enjoying our son's first Easter brunch with friends and fThe hospitable staff made dining here on Easter Sunday a joy. 🐰I called the restaurant to let them know we were running 10 minutes late for our reservation, the sweet lady on the phone was courteous and the restaurant accomodated our delayed arrival. Our meals were delicious🍝 and coffee piping hot.☕ The waiter was attentive to the needs of our table and friendly. We left smiling with fond memories of enjoying our son's first Easter brunch with friends and family. 🐣Thank you so much!😀

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter Brunch there. The limited menu was well rounded with many choices. They even prepared one of the dishes without meat for our vegan daughter in law!
Enjoyed the full bar! Great atmosphere! It was also the only nice restaurant that I could get a reservation to!
Overall a delightful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Three of us each had a different meal and all were delicious. Even though it's a bit of a drive for us, we'll return. Service by Bianca was SUPERB (attentive, efficient, but not over-bearing).

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Gruene Door was a spectacular experience. We were celebrating our son's birthday and we couldn't have picked a better place for a great meal! Food was exceptional, cocktails were creative and tasted great. Service was impeccable! Enjoyable evening in every way.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everyone in our party loved our meals. Thus restaurant is in a nice area with ample parking. I love that they accept reservations.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We sat at bar, service was amazing as usual. Alajuandro is the best...

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

20+ dinners at the Gruene Door and as always...excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Gruene Door was a very enjoyable dining experience. This is a really great place, full of dinners having a really good time. We both ordered the Scottish salmon, and it was prepared absolutely perfectly. It was matched with a cheese polenta that was very tasty as well. And the apple cobbler was heavenly; the perfect ending to a great dinner. We’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

There are “attractive “ things that can be done to knock the noise down DRAMATICALLY. The acoustics are horrible. Having a good fun time while dining is one thing, but the dining rooms are like being in a freight car.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We ate there on Friday night when they were exceptionally busy, so service was a little slow, but not the fault of the server. We ordered the parmesan crusted trout and the pork saltimboca. Both dishes were delicious and very well prepared. We were so full that we had to go light on dessert. Ordered the coconut lime sorbet which was a perfect finish to a perfect meal.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Fabulous restaurant!!! Will keep coming back; it NEVER disappoints!!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Meeting old friends for dinner. The GD had a very interesting menu, attentive service, and their flash fried spinach, which came with several dishes, was a hit. Easy to recommend to anyone.

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