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Willow Creek Restaurant

4.6
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1371 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 1371 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipSandyG
Denver
62 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

All heavy food, fried, soggy salmon salad, summer salad had only lettuce, sprinkles of cheese, a few beans, no veggies, no bread offered, totally unimaginative menus, friendly staff, nice view. Go for drinks and eat elsewhere

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Ronnie
Denver
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Can’t wait to do again! Service was impeccable and loved dining outside.

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RoseGibson
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service is pretty slow on Saturday brunch around 12 noon. At least 2 other tables seated after us - one with 2 ppl, the other with 6 ppl, got their food before us. We ordered before one of them got in. Was told by the wait staff they have a card & truffles to celebrate anniversary of my in-laws. Our waitres came right when we're seated and asked who are celebrating. It's supposed to be a surprise. No mention of cards nor truffles. My in-laws took the time to download venmo to pay with 'cash' as recommended but was quickly told to use card before he finish explaining he's good intent. I wasn't particularly happy our waiter. Other than that, the food is good but choices for brunch is limited. No sides of toast with your brunch either. I'd however recommend this place, hoping you'll have better experience.

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vipJonkay2
Denver
53 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was perfect except social distancing forced us in between 2 curtains

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JulieI
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Views are amazing and staff is always to pleasant and accommodating. Felt completely safe eating there with all their procedures in place.

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williams
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We love this place; good food and of course the setting is special, the menu is a bit limited, but everything I have had has been excellent

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vipPeterB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting next to Evergreen Lake is very tranquil. Food and drink was very good, and the wait staff really know their role. They are helpful and friendly, but not overbearing.

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Wendy
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were really busy but the food and service was excellent.

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KyliH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had mentioned it was our anniversary and the extra thought and attention we received made us feel very special! They even brought us some house made chocolate truffles and a handwritten card congratulating us. That patio, the wine list...We will definitely be back.

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RichardL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, food and ambiance. A nice romantic place for a special occasion or to just have a great night out for dinner and cocktails.

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vipFoodie58
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always! Delicious, creative food in a spectacular setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LupeM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! make sure you seat on the patio. Service was excellent.

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KristenW
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food. Service started off excellent, but declined. We were going to order coffee and dessert but declined based on how long it took our server to bring a to go box.

Manager and hostesses not wearing masks correctly (noses out). Something to consider during this pandemic. Our server was excellent but seemed stretched thin.

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JBofEvergreen
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The staff, food and the owner (Christopher) stopped to ask how dinimg experience was.

5 star for a local mountain restaurant!

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vipWeirs
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb wine list and view from patio. A local gem. Menu is not extensive, but everything on it is really, really good. Friendly staff, very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here last week. Looking for a great experience in this crazy time with a water view. The ambience was priceless, the view of Evergreen Lake was incredible and the food was wonderful. The waitress was attentive. In short, just what we were looking for. We will be back.

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vickim
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best location for FAB patio lunch! My friend had never seen humming birds up close ! Lovely -perfectly spaced LOVED the lake view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often for lunch and dinner. Great team and food. Nice wine list with range of choices. Very nice for special occasions too.

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vipPSBigDaddy
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal

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vipProfEng
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We ordered the salmon and rigatoni dinners. The salmon was delicious and was ready to order a second serving! The rigatoni was very spicy and difficult to enjoy.

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RonnaF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of the most unique dining experiences ever. The atmosphere and charm/decor add only add to the experience. The food is top notch. All of it being unique and so many items made in house. The staff takes complete pride in the restaurant as well. The cleanliness shows that they all care, accompanied with their knowledge of the food and wine.
Truly amazing experience!

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vipTracyR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time we have been out to eat in five months. If our waiter wasn’t wearing a mask you wouldn’t know we were in a pandemic. The spacing of the tables was great. The food was amazing and our waiter Kyle was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back. We felt very comfortable

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LisaW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s always a beautiful lakeside setting, but unfortunately our Friday night dinner was just “ok.” Even with reservations, we had to wait over a half hour for a table. And while the waitstaff & hostess were kind, they seemed overwhelmed, inexperienced & not in control of the dining room flow or food timing. Several tables had long waits for meals, & 1 group was so over-served alcohol that they became obnoxious to 3 nearby tables. Food quality seemed off too. Finally, we were celebrating a birthday, yet not even an ice cream scoop was offered to celebrate. Hope this was just a fluke of a night.

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TimY
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant overlooks Evergreen Lake, and has a cozy, eclectic atmosphere, with patio seating. It dies not have a large menu, but what they serve is done really well. The soups shine - we had the cantaloupe soup on a hot day was unbelievably refreshing and delicious. The corn chowder one evening was light also yummy. Risotto was plentiful and creamy. Highly recommend.

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vipLils
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creatively prepared food, great wine list and lovely atmosphere. One of our favorites in Evergreen.

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vipAnneE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner on vacation. Service and food was outstanding. Recommend sitting on the patio, great view of the lake & golf course.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal on the beautiful outside deck! Great service, food, and scenery. Will definitely go back to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, amazing service, fantastic food and highly recommend!

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SMC77
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We feel so comfortable eating out on the patio during these times. The food is always exceptional and the service from Jade was wonderful.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent atmosphere. We will be back!

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vipJFG17
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary meal. Great service and food.

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LyndaZ
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Service friendly and efficient.

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Sarah
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. It was a little pricey in my opinion for the amount.

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Frys
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation and requested outside seating. Received the best table on the patio. Had a great waiter, and fabulous food. A bit pricey, but overall terrific.

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MarkM
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Willow Creek is in a beautiful setting, on Bear Lake in Evergreen, Colorado. The Brunch menu is limited to a few breakfast and a few lunch entrees, but the food is delicious and well presented, and the service is excellent.

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vipmagenta13
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy. Service was wonderful!

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Jane
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a ladies night birthday on the patio for dinner. We all felt safe and noticed that Willow Creek was focused on providing a safe enjoyable dining experience. The drinks, Tuscan Lemon Drops, wear superb as was the Shosito Peppers app, and our delicious and well presented entrees. Beautiful birthday dessert presentation!

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vipChrisD
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willow Creek Restaurant is right on the beautiful Evergreen Lake. The setting is amazing! We sat out on the patio as the weather was perfect. This was the perfect place to celebrate our 42nd anniversary. The food is just amazing! We had the Nantucket scallops and the roasted salmon. SO GOOD! We chose crime brûlée for dessert but any would have been wonderful! The staff is attentive, the food superb, the ambiance can’t be beat. It’s a must go place!

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vipMicki
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and enjoyed the experience a great deal. The food was excellent and the wine list was very good while still affordable. The service was wonderful. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening!

FAQs

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

Willow Creek Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1371 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.