Willow Creek Restaurant

4.7
1415 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Willow Creek is located at Evergreen Lake in the heart of Evergreen, a scenic 30 minute drive from Downtown Denver. World Class Chef, Curtis Lincoln, and his wife, Kristopher, have created a wonderful local restaurant experience since 2009. Their venue features a beautiful dining room and patio overlooking the lake, glass walled wine room, and a beautiful rock fireplace. Every table has a view! (Private dining room available upon request).
Creative cocktails and an a Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List, there is something for everyone.
Serving Lunch, Brunch (Sat & Sunday) and Dinner, we make everything in house and resource from local farms & ranches whenever possible. Willow Creek Is NOT your average mountain dining experience.
Reviewed by USA Today as one of the TOP TEN Places in the US to eat Housemade Pasta's (Our Rabbit Dish is not to be missed)

Co-Owner's ~ Kristopher & Curtis Lincoln

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1415 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as usual!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Mesopotamia! Awesome restaurant! One of my favorites!

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PatrickR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the view and the food. Very relaxing and you can walk around the lake after enjoying the great food. We drive an hour to get there and it's worth it.

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Denverfoodie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and amazing! Did a great job with the current situation and felt safe while dining. Servers rocked, food great, and made our anniversary special. On our list and look forward to coming back up soon!! Highly recommend to anyone

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vipColleenDEN
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Very disappointed, overall, from many wonderful prior experiences at this restaurant in the past. My burger was way too rare and when it returned after I had asked for it to be cooked more, it was obvious it had been placed, bun and all, in a microwave. The bun was partly mushy and yet hard in spots. Also, I asked for a refill on my iced tea and, when I received the bill, was charged for two iced teas at $3.50 each. It would have been nice to have been told refills were not without charge. In this Covid era, with no real menus to easily peruse, there was really no way for me to know that ahead of time.

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CarterB
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I proposed to my girlfriend earlier that day and called Willow Creek ahead of our secret reservation. They set up a fancy table for us, had a bottle of red ready and wrote a nice note that we kept. The food was unforgettable and the staff was so nice. Very happy I picked this place for our special night.

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JamesH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just discovered them!! Willow Creek was amazing!! We came back the second night! The chicken was so so so good. Definitely coming back!! We loved everything!

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leoriera
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view, good food, great attention, excellent value

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Local
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and a great setting. One of the best fine dining options in Evergreen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and excellent service as always!

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brendac
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Castlerock and we drive out to Willow Creek because we enjoy the service and the food.

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markf
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, cold but not unbearable. The dishes we ordered arrived hot and well presented. Excellent service throughout.

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vipBCDiner
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our local favorites! Delicious food, great service, cozy restaurant!

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vipmagenta13
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a crisp fall Wednesday. The twinkly lights and fall decor were lovely. The Autumnsl & Caeser salad were both on point. The mushroom risotto was delicious but not overly rich...just right. The creme brûlée was treat. The Italian wine from the Piedmont region was crisp and minerally but not acidic. The service was easy going and well paced. Great evening!

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DeeL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner the other evening was perfect! We sat on deck and all the fall decorations provided a great ambience. The bread service with the olive oil balsamic was fantastic. The clam chowder not heavy with cream but heavy with clams and delish! We had the rigatoni & also the autumn salad w/ chicken added dressed perfectly. Both were so yummy and our server was very friendly and attentive.

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AnneT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday out on the deck - it was wonderful, a memorable occasion. The weather was warm, the view delightful, the service outstanding, and the food quite delicious. Wonderful time. Thank You Willow Creek.

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Stacierock
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very high mark up on wine. Higher than some downtown steakhouses. Best chicken I've had in awhile.

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vipSMC77
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio. It was chilly but that was our preference. Our server braved the cold on our behalf. The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon was over the moon fantastic. This is a favorite place for us and the food and drink is consistently wonderful. You have to try their Sangria, even if you don't like Sangria (which I generally, do not). It is special.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the holiday decorations!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willow Creek never disappoints. The food is always amazing..and the ambience is incredible. This is our go to destination for special occasions and brunch!

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SydneyO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing ambiance & stellar service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Willow creek to celebrate a birthday with close friends. They continue to amaze us with fantastic food and service. What a great spot near downtown evergreen with big city quality all around.

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vipJohnny
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal at a fantastic place. We had the risotto with scallops and the Rigatoni and both were absolutely fabulous!

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vipmpwheeler
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered the special - scallops with celery purée and was blown away! So delicious. Our waiter was delightful and as always, service was impeccable. We wanted to eat outside as it had been a gorgeous (no wind) day and the view from the deck is always lovely. Gets chilly out there so would love to see some outdoor heaters added to keep the outdoor seating a little warmer as the evenings get chilly.

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MeghanL
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We have eaten here before, and the service was much better. We had a 5:45 reservation and were not seated until 7! I understand that with COVID there are new guidelines, but I thought that was excessive especially since we had reservations. Our waiter did not tell us what was on the cheese board and the dessert he said they had was not correct another waiter came over and told us what it was and it was not something we would have picked. The bartender - AWESOME! She was so nice and did a really good job. I think her name was Amy, but I am not certain

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We waited 50 minutes to be seated for a reservation we had made days prior. Our server spilt a drink all over our table and got my order wrong. My food was cold and my sons burger was overdone and burnt. Seriously an awful all round experience.

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vipstacyb62
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, view, service and food!!! Definitely worth the beautiful drive from Denver!

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JeremyA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was cooked to order and we also got the special which was a beef short rib. I would recommend both.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful customer service! Will definitely go again when back in Evergreen!

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vipOut2eat
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was delicious and we always enjoy our experience at Willow Creek!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcome was friendly, atmosphere beautiful, service splendid and food was amazing. This was our 1st time eating at Willow Creek but will not be our last. Thank you for making our first date night in about 2 years so wonderful.
Justin & Brandy Overcash

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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vipboulderdot
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely patio overlooking Evergreen Lake -food and service were good but you pay a premium for that view!

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vipJoepV
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice wine selection, great food. One of the best restaurants in Evergreen

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DaveR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great service. Definitely will go back!

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and like to go for special occasions but over the years, they always have the same thing. My bun was hard and the pork didn't have much sauce. I could have gotten this at any restaurant but expect more from Willow Creek.

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Njdank
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised a friend for her birthday. She had never been here before and it was so fun and a beautiful day!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. True local gem.

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vipSMC77
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance overlooking the lake. The service by Martin was superior

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MooseF
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A nice place, but comes across as though its been a while since they challenged themselves; little bit too comfortable about where/who they are. Food was OK, but not GREAT ( nor worth the asking price), drinks were expensive - compared to their competition. Service was OK, but we wished we had the waitress that was serving other tables rather than the guy that served us: he was a true 15%'er, she would have earned at least 25% from us.

FAQs

Willow Creek Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 674-9463.

Willow Creek Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1415 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.