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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.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am -9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am -8:00pm (Brunch served all day)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
I had the pork chop, it came with garlic mash potatoes and 3 asparagus spears for $26. So the garlic mash was good but not special and only 3 asparagus spears, Ok not a deal breaker. But my chop, though it had a nice flavor, was tough and very chewy. I had 3 small bites from ine cut. It was actually hard to cut with the correct knife. They were ready to correct this by making me another one but by the time it was brought out, the rest of my party's plates were removed and we were on to birthday dessert. Of course I'm not goung to eat my chop while they watch so I had them prep it to go. Now I told them not to bring me a whole new plate since I had eaten my 3 spears and 4 bites of garlic mash but because it took sooo long to get my new pork chop, the waiter had removed my unfinished plate which I didn't catch since we were in deep conversation. So I basically paid $26. for 4 bites of garlic mash and 3 spears! To top it off, knowing that my experience was not up to par, which tells me a lot about this resturant, they didn't even offer to discount my plate. Here's the thing mr. restaurant, most people will return to a place if the food is decent and experience is great but most people won't return to a resturant if food is really good but their experience is less than. It would have gone a long way if they would have even taken 30% off but that wasn't the case. I would not recommend or return!
The food was good, but the portion size was a little small. The server was not friendly with us. He did not check on us very often. We went for my boyfriend’s birthday and I notified them and not even a happy birthday... The price warranted better service. I was disappointed and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
I will admit that we were disappointed with our experience this time around. We had a party of 11 which was accomodated well so that was a plus but because we had such a large party, there was a 20% gratuity charge included (also fine if the service was on par with that amount). Our waitress was not very good about checking in on us. We went for dinner and the kitchen doesn't serve cheeseburgers which is totally fine but she checked with the kitchen to see if they would make one for our daughter and they said they would. We were all done eating by the time my daughter's cheeseburger came. I would have rather you just tell me you can't make it than make my 6 year old watch everyone else eat while she sat waiting for her food. Next time, if your kitchen is too busy then don't agree to do a special order, stick with what you know.
We enjoyed the meal very much. It was my mother's birthday. My only complaint is that I wish I'd known that we couldn't serve the cake that I picked up for her. When I booked the reservation here, I noted that it was my mother's birthday. While I recognize that not everyone brings third party food into restaurants, it is at least expected that someone might bring a cake for a birthday reservation. The restaurant might consider notifying its customers of their policy in advance, at least when it's noted on the reservation that there is a birthday.
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!
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.
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
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!
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