The Gruene Door

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816 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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C
San Antonio
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always

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W
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Ambiance is better in front room with bar. Service was great! All three of us had fish dishes. Bueurre Blanc sauce needed salt this time. I prefer the special with the cod instead of Arctic char.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my birthday dinner with my friends! The food and service was excellent! We had a wonderful experience overall. Highly recommend!

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EC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Im from Houston and I suppose I am spoiled. Compared to Houston restaurants in this category it did not compare.
The pickings are slim here so it is one of the better.

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SY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We took our little Maltese so we did outdoor dining. Our server was excellent. He was also the bartender cuz we got there early. His Margaritas are excellent. We shared some sausage nacho appetizers and they were delish. 5+ My husband raved about the beef vegetable soup. 5+ . My rib eye was a 4. Too much gravy and a little tough but tasty. We always enjoy coming here when in Gruene. Ambience was good and service excellent.

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Quiet and romantic.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to have lunch with your besties or to take a client for a working lunch. Atmosphere is quiet enough to chat without trying to talk over the table next to you or music. Staff knows how to take care of their customers.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. Never disappoints.

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f
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant ambiance was very nice. We had asked for a quiet table on the reservation, and a large table of children were seated shortly after we were seated. I ordered rack of lamb which I enjoyed but the sides and sauce were barely warm. My husband ordered the pork chop which we saw said "smoked" on the menu. My husband hates smoked so he was going to change the order when the waiter went back and inquired with the kitchen. He was told it wasn't a strong flavor without sauce so my husband ordered it. It was a very strong smoke flavor unfortunately, but he made the best of it. Our friends seemed to enjoy their meals. Our Scottish waiter was very sweet and attentive.

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t
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I love checking out new places to eat. Found The Gruene Door here when looking for a place in New Braunfels. She had the ribeye and it was so tender, seasoned perfectly. I had the double cut pork chop, cooked perfectly.
She had the brownie for dessert. It was lightly crunchy on the outside and very moist inside. I tried the waffle bread pudding and it was amazing. Both came with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
My parents plan on going for their anniversary dinner this year.

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TR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistent... Brad is a very polished server

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TM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Drinks and atmosphere were great. Food was a little dry but good.

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You are always consistent . There are never any surprises. You know it’s going to be great.

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 1

Food & service great! It’s pretty dark, maybe some different light would be helpful

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S
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food, service and atmosphere is perfect!

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took client's to dinner while they were in town. Great food, great experience and very friendly staff.

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WG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love The Gruene Door. We held our son's wedding reception there years ago and recently celebrated our 42nd Wedding Anniversary. The food, service and ambience was perfect. Bradley R., our waiter, was prompt but not hovering, and his wine and food recommendations were spot on. We enjoyed Toasted Pecan Crust Rack of Lamb which was the best ever along with the garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus, Strawberry Spinach Salad and Bruschetta. The Praline Cheesecake was delicious. Even the coffee was served in a warmed mug. Bradley took good care of us! You can't go wrong with the Gruene Door.

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KU
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic, and the food was amazing! Definitely worth the visit!

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M
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit! We all really enjoyed our food. Kate was a great server! No problem changing sides and no up charge! We will definitely be back!!

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DO
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gruene Door was an excellent place to dine. We had a wonderful dining experience by eating some delicious and hot food and experienced excellent customer service by the professional staff. Thank you!

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J
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon dinner was excellent, accompanied by incredible flash fried spinach (and I don't normally like spinach!). Everyone in our group raved about their meal.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group had a great time. I enjoyed it so much, I took another friend there the following week.

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Q
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and menu was not overwhelming to decide from.

Our waitress was outstanding!!!!

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. I only wish they had the garlic mashed potatoes available for lunch. But the steak was great either way. And the fried spinach was outstanding.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Great food and great service.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Waite staff. Food was excellent as was the service. My wife and I loved it. It was Valentine’s Day and it was all for her. She loved the entire experience from beginning to end. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, she was smiling ear to ear.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't know what to expect from the "Gruene Door" but it was a very pleasant experience. The food was great with amazing flavor. The atmosphere itself was good. The service was excellent. The only thing it was "missing" was some soft jazz or "R&B" playing in the background but thats just my opinion (lol). The only negative is that a table close to us was exceedingly noisy but it is what it is. The food is worth the price. Overall we had a great experience and I reccomend it to others.

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LF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Gruene Door for a Valentine's Day dinner and were pleasantly surprised by the overall experience. Despite this being V Day, the area was surprisingly quiet (we had prior reviews, some complaining about noise level). It was a Thursday, rather than a weekend, so maybe that something to do with it? Anyway, the food was great, the staff couldn't have been better, and we will most definitely return.

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This was my 4th or 5th time coming to Gruene door but on this Valentine’s Day, it wasn’t my favorite. I thought they needed a few more choices on the menu because I’m gluten free and also it thought it was pricey for what we got.

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OT
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and menu for Valentines Day. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was our first time dining at this restaurant. Food was great and the value was exceptional. It is hard to find anything negative about this restaurant. The only things negative were the noise and the relative smallness of the space between tables. Overall a very good experience!

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C
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day, loved the special menu

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SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They were very nice about us being a tad late for our reservation due to traffic. It was Valentine's and they explained the time alotment for table turn around. As it turned out, we didn't need all the time allowed and the timing was perfect. They also split our meal in the kitchen. Portions have gotten so large that my husband and I split an entree.

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KW
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is great. My wife and I have dinner there all most every Saturday night.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend their food and am always satisfied with the friendly wait staff.

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SC
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I shared the rib eye prepared "Pittsburgh" style, burnt on the outside and rare in the inside, and it was PERFECT! We were very pleased and will definitely return here anytime we're in the area!

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GH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is located in a quaint village setting with numerous small shops. The food was very flavorful with nice proportions. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.

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FT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and the food was just excellent Our reservation was for our anniversary but we will definitely go back
“ just because “

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AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gruene Door is our favorite place to celebrate or just for date night. Food is always delicious, great wine selection, and great service. Highly recommend checking it out!

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LA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous! I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly along with the flash fried spinach, which I have never had but would most definitely do again! My husband had the Braised Short Ribs and said it was the most tender and moist meat! Our waiter was very attentive (Dylan) and explained everything to us as this was our first time to eat at the restaurant. WE WILL BE BACK!

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