The Gruene Door

4.7
1178 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1178 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and personnel. Had a lot of fun with friends.

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SarahK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

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MeganG
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BuffaloGal
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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TrentS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RussellV
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend the Nutty Old Fashioned and a steak! The service here is always great and we love the ambiance.

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Qdawg
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TimothyR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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EricM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dining experience, polite friendly staff & excellent tasteful cuisine. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipSuse
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent ambience and wait staff.

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kristib
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and wonderful environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the chicken picatta, husband had the sirloin, and we shared praline cheesecake.
The food was great!

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SabrinaS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and our waitresses was very friendly.

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None
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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Par15
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoanneJ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food! The chairs are not so comfortable. Other than that all was good!!

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vipDNTTST
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was excellent Filet was cooked perfect (rare plus). Salmon perfect. Chicken piccata - yummy!

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Isabel54
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was superb! The evening was so pleasant. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was great and our waiter was outstanding plus the cheesecake was fabulous

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FixyouProblems
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Wife Dinner was not cooked to the right temperature, they fixed but by the time it came I was done eating.

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vipTXGIRL
Dallas
109 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed environment with amazing food...not a huge menu but can tell what they do they do right

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vipTerryRay
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Over crowded and noisy. Rude guest with no regard to COVID safety measures and no enforcement of them by the staff

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FoodieSA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. I wish they offered more types of beer.

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vipSandy
San Antonio
53 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. We eat here often. Inside or outside (as well as take-out) are wonderful.

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vipTexasRick
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nicole was our server, and she was terrific. Look forward to our next dinner

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Lovethecaymans
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and dinner! We will be back!

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MarinellM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Charming casual place that has a variety of menu choices.

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Gigi
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cocktails!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DouglasL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st..always ASK for the flash fried spinach to start. So special...
This is a prefered dining spit for us.

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vipDonf
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good good and overall service was excellent.

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JillS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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EdwardA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening...good food and able to visit with my wife.

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SharonO
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food the service everything was just great

we have the Ahi tuna and duck
wine list was spectacular

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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 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.