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The Gruene Door

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1086 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
LUNCH IS BACK! Starting Thursday 8/13

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1086 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and wait staff very professional.
Did feel that the table next to us was not within the six foot distance.. when chairs where occupied we were only about one ft from that person at next table.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We had the crab cakes and shrimp gratin for appetizer. Had tuna and shrimp pomodoro as entrees....all were outstanding! Wait staff was very pleasant also. High recommend!

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ValerieP
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, great environment. Food quality was 5⭐️! Fresh ingredients, great value. Desserts are a must!

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delg1026
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Server recommended the bread pudding and didn’t disappoint!! I’m not usually a fan but this was an exception. Will definitely make it a point to go again on my next visit to New Braunfels

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jgs75
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The menu is small which is great as anything you order will come out perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice first experience at The Gruene Door. Great service, ambiance and food! Great for lunch with a friend or definitely a date night!

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JenniferJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, service, food, all just great! We will def be back!

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vipBruce
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and service was outstanding...great date night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready on time. Service was good. Food was good.

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ArthurZ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a little bit slow, but otherwise we had a great experience

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BryanK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a lovely environment. The food was perfectly prepared and plated beautifully. Our table had a variety including salmon, steak a shrimp dish and the duck. Everything was delicious and the wine list gave lots of options.

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wandac
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Gruene Door, it is one of my favorite restaurants~ the food is Always good and service is wonderful~
Do yourself a favor and go!!!

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Shawfamilyfavorite
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy the Gruene Door. Family oriented, cozy atmosphere, and the staff are great. This is currently our favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great and took into account we wanted a table that was in a little more quiet area. Waiter was awesome as well as the food!!

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vipVanessa
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meal at The Gruene Door was one of the tastiest while in New Braunfels. The location of the restaurant is in a nice little shopping center less than a 5min drive from where we stayed in the middle of Gruene.The restaurant was quiet during the week for dinner and the tables were nicely separated and dining was safely socially distanced. We had a great, attentive server. We both ordered a side salad and the chicken picatta as our main dish. It was delicious! One of the best chicken picatta dishes I've had in a long while! We ordered a slice of chocolate cake to share for dessert and it was also tasty. The restaurant was nicely lit for a nice family dinner or date night out. Very relaxing atmosphere and a great meal - what else can you ask for? We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Shrimp Pamodoro was bland, didn't like at all, should've sent it back. All the other meals were good. Steak was good, Shrimp and grits were good, Salmon was good and so was the Ahi Tuna.

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GreggC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb and scallop special was delicious and the bruschetta was a generous serving and tasty. Shrimp and grits were perfect with the lightly fried shrimp.

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ManleyW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very quiet setting and the food and service top nothch. The portion was more than adequate of food.

MC
vipMelisaC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a delightful lunch here. The menu is fairly small, but everything that we had was delicious and we had EXCEPTIONAL service!!

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vipDavidF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. We prefer to sit in the bar area for more casual dining.

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vipMikeyLikesIt
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a little lunch date. Food was delicious as usual.

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Vanessa
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today’s is my daughter’s 15th birthday and on a day trip we tried a new city and new restaurant
The Gruene Door did not disappoint
We were seated immediately but after sitting outside the mosquitos took over
The hostess graciously moved us to an indoor table
The food was as amaze
Loved the Shrimp Gratin
My husband’s steak was seasoned well and my daughter really enjoyed the Poblano
To top it off the Birthday Creme Brûlée’s was simply divine
Great job

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vipTeamB
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We enjoyed spinach artichoke dip for the table and noted a great wine list and impressive cocktails. Our kids enjoyed the salmon (voraciously), chicken picatta, shrimp pomodoro, and twice smoked pork chop. My son had not realized that pork chops could be so good and he ate every bit of meat and potatoes from his plate. My husband had the lamb chop and lamented that he didn’t have more room to finish it! I ordered the stuffed poblano which was spicy and incredibly flavorful. We were all thrilled about the dinner and ended up taking dessert to go since we could eat any more before we left. Highly recommend!!

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Danp
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gruene Door is a charming local restaurant with an interesting menu and quality bar drinks. Meal portions are not overwhelming, that is, no dogie bag required. Deserts are fantastic (maybe the reason behind smaller portions). Wait staff wonderful, courteous and efficient. Tables well laid out for social distancing (CoVid-19). Great atmosphere even with the precautions in place.

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ShaneB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a date or birthday that offers great drinks and fantastic food. Shrimp appetizer was amazing and steaks were cooked perfectly.

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vipDL27
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We loved the food...my daughter said it was the best rack of lamb she's EVER had and she's had it a lot of places.

We chose outdoor seating, so I can't comment too much on the ambiance. The service wasn't ideal...took quite some time to get drinks, etc. BUT, I don't know if it's a staffing issue or not. Probably not the same in pre-COVID times.

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vipMarkC
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first time visiting but my oh my, what a grand surprise

The food was very good with a wide assortment of choices. We have the poblano pepper and fish main courses and both were very good.

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UniB
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We will definitely be back. My steak was fantastically tender.

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MalcolmD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience and good service. We will definitely go back!

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vipLittleTex
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a nice restaurant that seems to attract locals rather than tourists. It’s off the beaten path and a good alternative to the craziness of Gruene. We liked that it was not crowded although we were there early and we sat outside in 100 degree heat so it could be different on a different day or time. The food was good. The service was excellent. We had a couple servers that came by to check on us frequently and refill our ice water which we appreciated very much. The inside looked nice from what we briefly saw on our way to the restrooms which were very nice, clean and spacious. All of the staff were wearing masks and the outdoor tables were adequately social distanced. I wasn’t inside long but it didn’t appear crowded and seemed like they were appropriately social distancing there too.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, the staff, the bar, the ambiance!

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VeronicaJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great place for date night! Highly recommend the cheese cake!

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JoelR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. A lot of yuppie customers but staff and food was the best, treated us great.

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vipFortWorthMan
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to open table, we discovered this amazing restaurant! Everything was much better than expected. My steak was perfect. The vegetables were tasty. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable. I arrived 30 minutes prior to my reservation, and my table was already set up. When in the new Braunfels area visiting family, I will always make it a point to drop back in.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal

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NathanielK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I have been here twice now, and lets just say we will back more often. We plan on sampling everything from the menu when we can. The chef and the staff truly know attention to detail and it shows!

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EllenL
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat there often. The experience & food are always great!

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JodiC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I appreciated the low noise level. The food was good (salad was a little skimpy). I would describe this as your typical "nice restaurant" and would probably go again.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorite places to eat! The food was AMAZING!!! Also, thank you to the staff for accommodating my moms milk allergy! They bent over backwards to modify the meal that she wanted!! And she loved it!!! It’s often a gamble for her to eat at a new restaurant that she’s never been to b4, so it’s good to know we found a new place that we both love!!

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ZachG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed our anniversary dinner with The Gruene Door. I had the rack of lamb and she had the beef tenderloin, which was very tender. Both were exceptionally cooked and we would definitely be back for future visits.

FAQs

The Gruene Door offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (830) 629-2600.

The Gruene Door is rated 4.7 stars by 1086 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.