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About 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.

2360 Gruene Lake Dr
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am -9:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am -8:00pm (Brunch served all day)

Cross Street:
Gruene Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(830) 629-2600

Website:
http://www.thegruenedoor.com/

Parking Details:
A large private lot is located behind the restaurant as well as additional parking across the street.

Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room can seat up to 50 people. We host rehearsal dinners, business functions, and other private gatherings.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Gruene Door Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place to visit with friends and have a great brunch or lunch. The food was delicious. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was absolutely amazing! The atmosphere was perfect! I will be going back and would highly recommend this to anyone in the area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Gruene Door is one of the best restaurants in the area including San Marcos and Wimberley. The menu is full of delicious and beautifully prepared items. There is something for everyone! We have never been disappointed in our visits here. Highly recommend a reservation, too!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as always. Hands down the best Filet in the San Antonio!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our group was celebrating a special birthday and this restaurant was happy to accommodate our large number. The menu and food are outstanding, and I cannot say enough about the stellar service we received. The ambiance was perfect with beautiful Christmas decor throughout. This wonderful restaurant is highly recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service and very good food. It was a very pleasant surprise!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Perfect, non-mainstream restaurant located off the beaten path. Really enjoyed the varied food & wine menu selections. Timing allowed for each courae was ample. Dessert was amazing & the waiit staff was outstanding. We will definitely dine here again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We just stumbled across Gruene Door when looking for Sunday late brunch before heading back to Fort Worth. What a wonderful find! The food was perfect (if your dish doesn’t come with flash-fried spinach, order it on the side) and we now have another excuse to come back to New Braunfels...dinner at the Gruene Door!q

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience! A gracious host, great server and amazing food! Chicken piccata was delicious, husband got surf and turf special which was amazing, great job. We hadn’t been in years but will be regulars now.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband, son, and I went to test out the menu, as I was looking for a good group menu option for a work event. The restaurant has a wonderful setting. The ambiance is great. Servers are friendly. The chef creates wonderful meals! My husband had the shrimp and grits--he's tried many around the greater San Antonio area and wanted to make sure that I specifically wrote, "these were the best he's tried in/around San Antonio!" My son had the pork which was equally as good. He ate every bit of it. I had the Chicken piccata which typically comes with linguini, but they gladly substituted the garlic mashed potatoes. Again, very flavorful dish. The pricing is really reasonable for the quality. For 3 of us, the bill was less than $90 and that included a $12 alcoholic drink. The area of Gruene that this restaurant is located is really neat also. You can take some time to walk up/down the quaint street with local shops and restaurants. I highly recommend this place and we will be back again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The second time we have dined here and both times the food was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome as always...our favorite place!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went with friends and had the blackened redfish special, the pork saltimbocca and the beef filet. AH-amazing!!! Our waiter was wonderful as always.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and service were both outstanding. Our party of three ordered the salmon special, the shrimp and grits, and the parmesan crusted trout. All three dishes were delicious. The pumpkin bread pudding that we finished with was to die for.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

First visit to Gruene Door. We had Sunday Brunch. Menu items covered every style of food and the prices are reasonable. Cocktails are pricey. The Service was very good and the placement of tables gives everyone room. Will definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Excellent food preparation, knowledgeable service staff, all varieties of cuisine. Chef is creative, and the food is well prepared. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody who is interested in an excellent meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great spot to meet an old friend. Quiet for conversation, service was very attentive, and the food fresh and so delicious!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Shrimp and Grits and the Pork Chop were both fantastic!! We will be back soon!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful food. Great service by Evan, really enjoyed the evening

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious shrimp and grits! Fabulous rack of lamb. The noise level was too high in the back room so we were reseated promptly. Nice wine list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Hugh is a great host and the entire wait staff exceptional

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Sunday brunch was excellent. I had the smoked salmon eggs benedict, and enjoyed every bite. Service was great, as always.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

You won't be dissapointed. The food was awesome, high quality. I will definitely go again.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The Greene Door is my favorite restaurant in town. Great food -good service. This time it got noisy because people from a rehearsal dinner were socializing by our table. It would have been nice if someone from the restaurant had ushered them towards their table sooner, but otherwise it was a great dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I was very impressed with our eating experience. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Evan was an outstanding waiter and truly enhanced our experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The chicken piccata was outstanding.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We went for an anniversary brunch and the entire experience was great. The host showed us right to a table and made sure to wish us a happy Anniversary. The brunch menu is just right with options to fit most folks. I had the shrimp and grits and it was fantastic. I highly recommend the Gruene Door for any occasion.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We go here frequently and food and service is always excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Found this restaurant searching for a new place at the last minute. We had a great meal and good servicr.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 2, 2017

7-8 times here for dinner...always exceptional!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food is always great as is the service but the ambiance always leaves us longing...they need to work on noise reduction of some kind.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Outstanding as always!

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was good, very good in fact and the portions were very generous. I preferred the spinach/artichoke dip to The Grist Mill's. The the service seemed a bit slow. The biggest issue, the deal breaker.....the noise level was almost unbearable. I would go back but I would only sit outside.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Nicer restaurants are limited in the small town of Gruene, so Gruene Door has that advantage. Unfortunately this is the 3rd time we've had ridiculously bad service. Hostess sat us promptly, waitress greeted us and said she'd be right back with waters. Roughly 10 minutes later I had to ask for the waters. We were celebrating so we were anxious to have a glass of wine...we ordered the wine and thought we better order an appetizer then as well. Now, 15 minutes passes and the appetizer comes. No sign of waitress. We asked the food server if he could check on our wine. He did, found our waitress who came over empty handed and said "oops I'm so sorry let me go get it". That took forever. So when she came back my husband and I ordered our main meal and a salad and soup first pls. Needless to say never saw the starters...Finally after she said she was sorry for the 3rd time we asked for the check. It took so long for the check I was fuming so I went to the bar. That was the only positive experience. Great bartender, very attentive. Should have eaten there. Oh well. I so want it to improve but GD continues to under whelm me. Sorry

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 17, 2017

My go to place when I want great food. The flash fried spinach is to die for! The service is wonderful too. Hard to decide on what I will be ordering each visit since everything is outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Dylan, great at his job

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Fantastic food and great service

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Menu on Sunday was somewhat limited although there were items from the regular menu available. Wine list is not extensive but this is a small restaurant nestled in a group of unusual shops.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

My 2nd visit and brought friends to share. They did not disappoint the service, food, and ambience were awesome!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service

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