The Gruene Door
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Toasted almonds, strawberries, Parmesan, crisp wontons & apple vinaigrette
Rack of Lamb with Mesquite Mustard & Toasted Pecan Crust
Smoky mustard demi, roasted garlic mashed potatoes & grilled asparagus
Pan-Seared Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Tuna
Served medium rare with port wine demi, roasted garlic mashed potatoes & grilled asparagus
Good food, service and personnel. Had a lot of fun with friends.
Food was good. Service was a bit on the slower side. Waiter was more attentive to a larger table near us, brought them beautiful looking focaccia bread (not on the menu because I checked) but did not offer any of the other tables any. Salad and starters came quickly, dinner came out slowly. Had to ask for knives. Outdoor seating is a beautiful ambiance but chair/table needs an update. Small uncomfortable chairs and no leg room under table due to umbrella set up.
The food is worth the price. You will leave full and satisfied. This place is about half a mile from the strip in Gruene and a little less touristy. Definitely make your reservations in advance.
We sat in the lovely courtyard which had a fountain but it wasn't running so I asked why and was told the owner didn't want the added electricity bill. Not sure if this was a joke or not. I ordered crab cakes that came with a flash fried spinach. I strongly advise against that particular side. It is baby spinach fried in canola oil and that was all I could taste and the texture was like a crispy but oily tissue paper. I couldn't eat it and our server offered to sell me a different side rather than replace it. I found that rather disappointing. Crab cakes were ok and about the size of a golf ball.
We dined outside, atmosphere was excellent as were the drinks. I recommend the Salmon and the Rack of Lamb, both were excellent. If you are looking for a great appetizer I would suggest the Crab Cakes!
I recommend the Nutty Old Fashioned and a steak! The service here is always great and we love the ambiance.
First time dining here we chose to sit in their patio area it was very quiet and peaceful, the food was fresh tasted delicious, our server was very nice and extremely attentive to us, we love that area it's just so relaxing and low stress. We will definitely return again.
We made reservations that were limited to bar seating only. Arriving 15 minutes early we were quickly accommodated and offered a table that opened up. Service was quick, polite and spot on when we needed. The food was served on time and at temperature. Great plate of Scallops and another of Ahi. A great dining experience we found through the Open Table app.
Enjoyable dining experience, polite friendly staff & excellent tasteful cuisine. Highly recommend
Great! Everything was excellent. We would have preferred not being right by the Dior, because it was a little cold and noisier, but we loved it and will be back!
Excellent ambience and wait staff.
Loved everything about this restaurant! Will definitely go back!
Great dinner and wonderful environment.
Ordered the chicken picatta, husband had the sirloin, and we shared praline cheesecake.
The food was great!
The food was very good and our waitresses was very friendly.
WE dine out at least once a week and frequent the Gruene Door about every 3rd of fourth time and it is one of our 4 favorite restaurants in NB. The good is always good, service is fine and the ambience high. Sound leve is distracting but we are old.
I believe the food level has declined during the pandemic and one of my favs is gone, the bone in pork chop.
We went for a special occasion and enjoyed it as a first timers. Had the seafood trio as an appetizer- very good. We had one fish and one chicken dish for a main course and both were very good. The total bill for the two of us with drinks was just over $100. Service was excellent and overall a good experience. Cost was a tad high but service and overall quality made it worthwhile! Recommended
Great service, wonderful food! The chairs are not so comfortable. Other than that all was good!!
Dinner was excellent Filet was cooked perfect (rare plus). Salmon perfect. Chicken piccata - yummy!
The food and service was superb! The evening was so pleasant. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves
Steak was great and our waiter was outstanding plus the cheesecake was fabulous
Wife Dinner was not cooked to the right temperature, they fixed but by the time it came I was done eating.
Braised short ribs were wonderful and the shrimp gratin appetizer was amazing. The chicken piccata was just terrible though. I've never had thick & tough chicken before - just awful. I could not cut it with a knife. Brought it home to the dogs and even when I asked the waiter for a doggie bag and it was clear I had taken only 2 bites, he didn't say a word. Restaurants can't get it all right 100% of the time, so we will be back. ---Oh, loved the brownie sundae! Get it!
Very relaxed environment with amazing food...not a huge menu but can tell what they do they do right
Over crowded and noisy. Rude guest with no regard to COVID safety measures and no enforcement of them by the staff
We have been here before and our first experience was excellent. The time around the quality of food was way over priced. The salmon tasted frozen, not worth the price.
Good food. I wish they offered more types of beer.
Love this restaurant. We eat here often. Inside or outside (as well as take-out) are wonderful.
Nicole was our server, and she was terrific. Look forward to our next dinner
Wonderful restaurant and dinner! We will be back!
Charming casual place that has a variety of menu choices.
Excellent food and atmosphere. We reserved a table outside for 4 for dinner. The patio table was a little tighter than it needed to be because of the umbrella shaft down the middle, but understandable given it will be 100 degrees at 7PM in a few months. Regardless service and food were great, very good and affordable wine list as well.
This was our first visit to the Gruene Door. My wife had the Mahi Mahi special and I had the Chicken Picata. Both were excellent. The wait staff was great also. Definitely will be back to try other menu items.
1st..always ASK for the flash fried spinach to start. So special...
This is a prefered dining spit for us.
Very good good and overall service was excellent.
This gem has been on my list for the past 7 years - always a pleasure to
visit. I absolutely love their (lunchtime) meatloaf - it is absolutely heavenly... and the accompanying fingerlings never disappoint.
Choose the Gruene Door for a special celebration or just a treat - you will be glad you did!
Really enjoyed the evening...good food and able to visit with my wife.
The food the service everything was just great
we have the Ahi tuna and duck
wine list was spectacular
Service was okay, but not excellent (waited for waiter to return to table a couple times). Environment was quiet and nice, not overcrowded or loud. Ordered two dishes: duck was great ($27), steak was significantly undercooked and had to be sent back (36$).
Overall visit was 2/5, unfortunately not good enough to return but have had worse dining experiences.
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 1178 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.