The Gruene Door

4.7
1125 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 1125 people are saying
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williamg
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants on the planet! We plan visits to New Braunfels around getting reservations for this gem. We had the Glazed salmon with polenta and Spinach and the Peppercorn Ahi Tuna with mashers and grilled asparagus. Oh my Lord ..Delicious. perfectly cooked, and we almost licked the plates. Beautiful jazz on the sound system - very relaxing. The service is spot on. Excellent wine and spirits as well.
The rack of lamb is the best I have ever had. Vibe is very Santa Fe. Love this place!

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SharonShep
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This dining experience was good, but not great. The food was outstanding, start to finish. Unfortunately, it was marred by less-than-the-best service on this date. A large party was meeting in a nearby room for the evening, and wait staff was short-staffed. It was a long wait until our waitress came and explained that two different waiters thought we "were the other guy's table." Then, because she was a little flustered at that, she ordered and brought out the wrong steak for my husband's dinner. He asked for the Rib Eye, but was brought the Filet. As I said, food was excellent, so we will chalk it up to an off night and try again sometime in the future.

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vipBruce
San Antonio
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service just what we always get at Gruene Door!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JohnA
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and a must go to for special occasions. Awesome place for intimate or family outing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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GaryF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with good food. Highly recommended date night restaurant.

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ShariM
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and I made our reservation a week a head of time. They made everything a great experience. Our waiter was very accommodating. The food was incredible! We got the seafood appetizer, which was very good, I got the rack of lamb that was cooked to perfection and my husband got the salmon. Everything turned out perfect. For dessert we got the Belgian waffle bread pudding, OMG!!! That was so good!! Would definitely recommend that dessert!! I would give this restaurant more stars if I could. Good job!!! Keep up the good work!!

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Likegoodfood
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 5 spice duck breast was very tasty and the peppered ahi was seared perfectly.
Stephanie provided friendly, excellent service. Enjoyed our dinner as always when we eat here!

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DanR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Every meal has been great, especially the stuff poblano pepper and shrimp gratin.

However, the Rib-eye was just a little too fatty for my liking. To be fair - I rarely order steak, don't know the cuts that well, and was looking for more buttery meat to cut into. The beef tenderloin may have been the way to go.

Great local place, a step above the rest.

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vipGlenJ
San Antonio
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great restaurant. You can't go wrong with the lamb or poblano pepper.

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vipBruce
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service...quiet, relaxing atmosphere as always...a great place for dinner!

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Mike
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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seang
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with excellent service!! Would recommend to everyone

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vipShawfamilyfavorite
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We find that the Gruene Door restaurant is a safe hide away in these sad times. My wife and I try to go at least once a month.

Our server, Nicole was excellent. Attentive, without being overbearing.

Cannot wait until we return.

Chris and Veronica Shaw

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at The Gruene Door was wonderful. Thanks to OpenTable, we were seated immediately. Our waitress was attentive and gave the right amount of space for us to enjoy conversation. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local and dine here often. Always a great evening!

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vipnekko52
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gruene Door is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants. Thanks for making my birthday dinner special.

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vipDVH47
San Antonio
59 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious meal and fun night out. Service was excellent. We love the Gruene Door.

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vipDoctorPat
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this little place in the heart of Gruene, TX. Seating was socially distanced and we had a quiet table next to the fireplace. They also offer outdoor seating if preferred. Service was prompt and attentive. Food, as always, was delicious. My spouse had seared Ahi Tuna and I had the broiled Filet Mignon. Both were prepared medium rare as requested and served with mashed potatoes and delicious broiled asparagus. Portion sizes were generous.

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Roberson
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here many times now, favorite restaurant in New Braunfels.

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JanetR
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mid-week date night was perfect. Nice table outside, leisurely paced meal, excellent food & service.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good, but not great. Menu was a bit over priced IMO. We enjoyed it, but we will be rushing back anytime soon. The flash fried spinach is AMAZING! Nice fall night, but fireplace was not on for some reason? Also the fountain there in the middle of the outdoor courtyard was not turned on, why not?

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Loraelei
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, great food and great service! Prices were higher than I remembered.

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DistantTraveler
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food here was VERY good, the plates were beautifully prepared & the steak was PERFECTLY cooked. The only thing I’d have to critique is our server. Our server was an older gentlemen & seemed uninterested in providing us a good experience. He would ask/comment something & walk away before we had time to respond which led to us having to scream at him from across the patio. This was very annoying because at the end when we said we did not want dessert he came by the table with someone else’s dessert, displayed it to us, & proceeded to walk away making a comment saying we should have ordered dessert. Other than that the place was very romantic & perfect for me & my husbands anniversary.

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Nana
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and nice patio area.
Nice service. Chairs weren’t very comfortable

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful food, great service! We will return.

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Lala
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of COVID-19, I like to sit outside whenever possible. This was a perfect place! The ambience was so nice. The waitress was prompt even though they were busy. Our meal was cooked just to our liking. I would go back again.

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MarkY
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were unable to make our 7pm reservation time but i called and talked with Ethan who was able to move it to 8pm and I am so glad they were able to work with us. Nicole was our waitress and she was superb.

I had the 8oz tenderloin and husband had the ribeye. We had bread pudding a d creme brulee for desert, oh and spinach artichoke dip for appetizer. We indulged for sure. Love that we found this delicious place.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is extremely elegant to hang out and enjoy yourself, unwind, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Tuco1976
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was spectacular. One of the best dinners we had in a very long time. The outdoor patio is very nice, especially during COVID days.

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tuneces01
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio, menu & service. Love this restaurant.

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vip510Nup
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Can't wait to go back.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can honestly say this is now my favorite restaurant!!

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williamg
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in New Braunfels. I just had the most delicious rack of lamb I have ever had in my life. Great food, service, and jazz music on the sound system. You can dine inside or on their patio. Oh, great bartender and the servers are happy to assist you with wine pairings. You can't go wrong here

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GinnyP
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We all got the salmon! Different sides- flash fried spinach sooo yummy!

My husband got the Skyfall cab and daughter got the house red
And we’re very pleased!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and fabulous food. Cute outdoor area.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our visit to the Gruene Door. We sat outside on the patio, which was really nice. The service was prompt and professional. Our food was excellent and we will definitely be back.

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Nadya
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around.

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LynO
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
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.

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 1125 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.