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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

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (13)
Fun (11)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Thank you Josh! Outstanding food, staff and service! Jimmy

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food5
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful experience! The food and service was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good crowd on a Friday night, so restaurant was a bit loud. Drinks were good. Service was fine. Food was on point. Great dining experience with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Gruene Door is a wonderful place to enjoy dinner. The food is always great. In fact the Gruene Door is my choice to take the share holders of my corporation to when they are in town from Europe.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We loved everything about this restaurant! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding. We will definitely recommend and come back!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Salmon is amazing and the flash fried spinach is worth the drive from San Antonio. Love this place! Service is always great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Met here with friends and did not know what to expect. Read some good reviews but, this was better than good. Everything was done the way a great restaurant does things. No hesitation to recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Memorable setting for New Year’s Eve celebration. Steak and bacon-wrapped shrimp were superb. Flavors -exquisite and presentation - perfection.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Gruene Door has never failed to deliver a satisyfing and wonderful dining experience. One of, if not the best restraunts in New Braunfels.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were very impressed with our waitress and enjoyed our gift card that we had received from friends.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always excellent! Food and Service both consistently great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The atmosphere was great! Lots of people having a good time. We had the salmon and the rack of lamb which were both amazing. Can't really pick a winner except for the fried spinach that was so unique. Great wine and great service. We will be back soon!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by service and taste! Great choice...off the beaten path. Will be back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful food and service was friendly. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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 (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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