The Gruene Door

4.8
852 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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San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was knowledgeable and prompt, all of our meals were delicious. We will definitely be coming back!!!

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

too loud for older people, we had a difficult time conversing with our friends.

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j
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an enjoyable time and great food at The Gruene Door!

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed private feel even with lively atmosphere and while serving many others. Service was excellent; nice timing which also contributed to the relaxed feeling. The stuffed poblano pepper was very nice with a wonderful blend of flavors. Will like to plan another visit and try other entrees.

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m
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the Gruene area; they never disappoint.

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TM
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gruene Door is a found gem! For those of us who have circled the historic section of town one too many times, I am thrilled to discover this quaint pocket of town. To be honest, we did not expect anything but a madhouse since we came on Mother’s Day but were pleased to find that even though they were full, they had everything under control. We were seated immediately and our server, Alejandro was attentive but not intrusive. The biggest surprise was Jon, the bartender, was able to whip up a Keto friendly Lemondrop Martini! That is a first and will keep me coming back. The food did not disappoint. My filet was flavorful and tender. My son enjoyed his burger which was huge. The atmosphere was pleasant and tranquil. It was lovely to carry on a conversation without having to shout at each other. Thank you, Gruene Door for the best Mother’s Day in recent memory. I will be back soon!

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TS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We went for mother's day brunch and it was amazing! The service there is awesome! Definitely will be going back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing

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c
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Service, food, and atmosphere were super! A little disappointed that there was a limited menu for Mother's day (brunch menu) but overall we enjoyed our visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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SC
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The spinach dip and shrimp and grits were amazing!

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GG
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was attentive and food was excellent! Restaurant was decorated beautifully.

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JT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and ambiance were amazing. Would definitely go back and recommend.

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TR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service from Brad! Very consistent quality food. Like to see some new items on the menu, st least seasonally. Noise factor still an issue during busy times.

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R
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood trio plate is awesome and the wine selection is good.

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S
San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gruene Door used to have a very high noise level, which was distracting when trying to dine. They now have noise buffers, large pieces of art and carpets on the walls which have helped immensely to keep the noise down...now we can really enjoy our wonderful food and ambiance!

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d
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service and ambiance were great!!! The noise level was obnoxious...we couldn’t hear ourselves even speak. The concrete floors were to blame. They should definitely invest some time & money into making that better for the sake of their guests who want to enjoy and unwind at dinner.

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a 7:15 p.m. reservation on a Friday night. We arrived a few minutes early, and the hostess informed us that our table would be located in the bar. I told her that we did not want to sit in the bar, and she was happy to move us to the main dining room. The food and the service were great. At 7:30 in the evening, the restaurant was very loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation. As the evening wore on, around 8:30 p.m., the noise finally died down enough to have a conversation without talking loud.

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m
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gruene Door is my favorite restaurant in the New Braunfels area. The food and service are always excellent.

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C
San Antonio
56 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the pumpkin seed crusted cod special. This should alway be on the menu as a regular item. Excellent

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love taking our out of town guest here to try the flashed fried spinach. You should ask for it with any entree, I do not think you will be disappointed.

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RH
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time will return next time in New Braunfels/Gruene. Stuck between 2 options server (Colin) helped and made an excellent choice !!

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JD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu, especially in an area ( Gruene ), where burgers and bar food dominate. Waiter was very professional, food was perfectly done, all good .
Second time there. Will definately go again

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R
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. We went on a Thursday night - special occasion. Was not busy. Excellent service. Food was excellent. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because they apparently do not serve bread with the meal (not a big deal, but would have been nice) and because a side salad is a $4.99 upcharge.
Would definitely go again next time we are in the area. Décor and setting very nice. A 2-3 minute drive from Gruene Hall (as a reference point).

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J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service wonderful! We came to celebrate a birthday and had a great experience I would recommend the stuffed poblano to everyone! Bet thing on the menu!

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

Awesome as always!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!! The staff was kind and our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and also the wine selection. The cocktails were great, especially the signature drink. Our guests were from Austin and Houston and they loved it as well. We can’t wait to go back.

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TW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Thank you for an outstanding birthday dinner!

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SR
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant, Popular place, the Gruene Door has a faithful following

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OT
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Save room for the bread pudding. It is the best ever. Excellent food every time we visit.

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L
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

On vacation from San Diego. Nice wine list with generous pour. Stuffed poblano chili portion was ample and delicious. Peppercorn crusted ahi seared as requested and tasty. Both dishes had lovely presentations. Desserts were adequate would recommend saving the calories. Ordered crime brulee and carrot cake. Carrot cake was a bit dry and needed more cream cheese frosting.

Attentive service. Quiet for a Thursday dinner. Highly recommend.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Oh, had dinner at the Gruene Door restaurant the other night. Don't bother. Over priced, food marginal. Girl I was with kept saying that I cooked better that the 25-35 dollar dinners not counting salad or soup, or desert. And the wine? 35 dollars when you can buy the same bottle for 12?

This place failed. Crowded, loud, waiters we're like hootie tootie I had a reservation and won't be going back.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, but it was a very loud atmosphere. I expected a quieter environment. Overall it was a good experience.

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J
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality has been excellent during our last couple visits. I recently had the shrimp and grits, and this week I had the Crusted Cod special. Very nice.

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B
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has been a favorite for years. Never a disappointment.

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit to The Gruene Door very very much! Everything was wonderful!

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C
San Antonio
56 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always

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W
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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 on March 15, 2019
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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