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The Gruene Door

4.7
624 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am -9:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am -8:00pm (Brunch served all day)
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Phone number
(830) 629-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room can seat up to 50 people. We host rehearsal dinners, business functions, and other private gatherings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gruene Road
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Parking details
A large private lot is located behind the restaurant as well as additional parking across the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 624 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great Brunch. The bar has a great menu of drinks and the bloody Mary’s were a huge hit. The Smoked Salmon Crostini was great. Get the Chorizo Scramble it was the best and made with in house Chorizo.. Wow. I will be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful, as always. Our favorite place to eat in Gruene/New Braunfels. Wait staff is as good as the food - and the food is excellent!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Visit here often. Drive about 30 miles to meet in this central location - near enough to San Antonio folks and smaller Hill Country towns. Food always good. Particularly enjoyed the salmon and flash fried spinach. Lunch menu reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent as it always is.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Greune Door never disappoints. I am there several times a year, as it is the perfect place for this Hays Countian to meet friends from San Antonio.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The hospitable staff made dining here on Easter Sunday a joy. 🐰I called the restaurant to let them know we were running 10 minutes late for our reservation, the sweet lady on the phone was courteous and the restaurant accomodated our delayed arrival. Our meals were delicious🍝 and coffee piping hot.☕ The waiter was attentive to the needs of our table and friendly. We left smiling with fond memories of enjoying our son's first Easter brunch with friends and fThe hospitable staff made dining here on Easter Sunday a joy. 🐰I called the restaurant to let them know we were running 10 minutes late for our reservation, the sweet lady on the phone was courteous and the restaurant accomodated our delayed arrival. Our meals were delicious🍝 and coffee piping hot.☕ The waiter was attentive to the needs of our table and friendly. We left smiling with fond memories of enjoying our son's first Easter brunch with friends and family. 🐣Thank you so much!😀

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter Brunch there. The limited menu was well rounded with many choices. They even prepared one of the dishes without meat for our vegan daughter in law!
Enjoyed the full bar! Great atmosphere! It was also the only nice restaurant that I could get a reservation to!
Overall a delightful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Three of us each had a different meal and all were delicious. Even though it's a bit of a drive for us, we'll return. Service by Bianca was SUPERB (attentive, efficient, but not over-bearing).

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Gruene Door was a spectacular experience. We were celebrating our son's birthday and we couldn't have picked a better place for a great meal! Food was exceptional, cocktails were creative and tasted great. Service was impeccable! Enjoyable evening in every way.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everyone in our party loved our meals. Thus restaurant is in a nice area with ample parking. I love that they accept reservations.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We sat at bar, service was amazing as usual. Alajuandro is the best...

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

20+ dinners at the Gruene Door and as always...excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Gruene Door was a very enjoyable dining experience. This is a really great place, full of dinners having a really good time. We both ordered the Scottish salmon, and it was prepared absolutely perfectly. It was matched with a cheese polenta that was very tasty as well. And the apple cobbler was heavenly; the perfect ending to a great dinner. We’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We ate there on Friday night when they were exceptionally busy, so service was a little slow, but not the fault of the server. We ordered the parmesan crusted trout and the pork saltimboca. Both dishes were delicious and very well prepared. We were so full that we had to go light on dessert. Ordered the coconut lime sorbet which was a perfect finish to a perfect meal.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

There are “attractive “ things that can be done to knock the noise down DRAMATICALLY. The acoustics are horrible. Having a good fun time while dining is one thing, but the dining rooms are like being in a freight car.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Fabulous restaurant!!! Will keep coming back; it NEVER disappoints!!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Meeting old friends for dinner. The GD had a very interesting menu, attentive service, and their flash fried spinach, which came with several dishes, was a hit. Easy to recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I have been to Gruene Door many times now. The food has always been fantastic. This particular lunch I had the salmon filet over polenta which was incredible! The meatloaf is delicious comfort food. Everyone I was there with and have taken to Gruene Door really enjoyed it. I have never had anything I did not like (same with my husband)! I have also been there with my church group and staff was accommodating and friendly - as they always are! Food is served hot and fresh! Restaurant is only noisy when crowded. They also have great seating in front and in the courtyard when the weather is nice!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were greeted immediately and directed to our tables, the server was quick to get drink and appetizer order. The restaurant started filling up the tables in our area, I think our server was given tables in the front area of the restaurant so he was slow coming back around to check on us after the restaurant got busy, however, the service staff for the tables in our area were attentive and quick to take care of clearing our table and refilling our glasses. overall the food was great and the staff, including Philip our waiter were friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

A table near us had four women who unfortunately were loud, boisterous and cackling. It was impossible to carry on a conversation at our table. We were seated promptly, but waited 20 minutes for a server to come to our table.Fortunately I have been there several times before and the service was better and the noise level was greatly lessened

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I made it a point to tell the staff that wee were celebrating a birthday upon making my reservations. They totally forgot!😔

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is in what the townspeople call "New Gruene." The restaurant is beautiful inside, and it has a large outdoor patio with great music playing. We ordered a shrimp appetizer, which was served with ample slices of french bread to mop up the sauce. Then we had the rack of lamb, which was the full rack!, crusted, and cooked a perfect medium rare. The vegetables were fresh and delicious. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The wine list could use some work, perhaps a few more local selections.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and ambiance! We sat outside and enjoyed it very much. Our first time eating here but we plan to be back when in town.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We went to the Gruene Door for our anniversary. The food is exquisite and the service is amazing. Great for a casual dining option or for special occasions. Great atmosphere

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went on a Sunday evening and only the Sunday a brunch menu was available. This was very disappointing because we didn’t know beforehand. We liked what we did order from our limited choices but would not go back again.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was good. There was a large party in the back so our service was a little slow. Thankfully we were not in a rush. We will go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent meal and service

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food and drinks were excellent. We are inside but the patio dining looks nice,

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We are regular customers, have never been disappointed.

I do want to make note, that back in January I was very very ill in the hospital. I was not eating, everything tasted awful, so the doctor told my husband to "just bring her whatever she wants". The last time we were there they had a butternut squash soup special that I really liked, so my husband went over to ask for the soup as a takeout, it was not on the menu that night. He explained the situation to the manager and the chef made it for me special. It was the best meal I had while I was sick. It is not only good food, but good people

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The Gruene Door was absolutely wonderful. The food was good, the wine was good, and our wait staff was perfect. We will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The Gruene Door always satisfies. The regular menu has plenty of options; seafood, beef, pasta, salads. They usually have daily specials which are always exceptional. Harvest squash soup is always offered and is the best soup in town...

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

By far one of the best meals we have ever had! Every single thing we ordered was absolutely fantastic and unforgettable! I had the salmon. My husband had the rack of lamb, and we shared the shrimp cakes as an appetizer. We ended the meal with creme brûlée. Again, I could not say enough about how phenomenal the food was for us.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The waiter was extremely attentive and provided awesome recommendations; based on reviews, I went with the Salmon.. a must have. We love the ambiance, the corner table was awesome for our intimate and romantic dinning experience

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always CONSISTENT , that’s what brings us back.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was virtually impossible to carry on a comfortable conversation with the people at our 4 top table due to the ambient loud noise of collective conversations in the dining room. This has been an ongoing problem every time we have dinner at the Gruene Door and is a deterrent from having dinner there in the future.

Also, the food tasted too salty including the squash soup.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always great food.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Awesome place. Love it there. Food is awesome. Wine is awesome

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was amazing as usual. Warm and inviting atmosphere friendly staff. We had a great time.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Didn’t know that Sunday brunch was served all day but entrees available after verifying with kitchen. Both selections were available and service was great! We will be going back with entire family on tow for brunch this time!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Don't miss the flash fried spinach. I had it as an accompaniment to my salmon and both were delicious. Our party of four ordered the tomato bruschetta to start and it was a very generous serving. I am sure will dine there again when we are in the area.

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