Willow Creek Restaurant

4.9
1476 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. A wonderful local restaurant experience since 2009, Willow Creek 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 and 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)

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1476 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. We were able to sit outside on the patio and enjoy mimosas and a wonderful brunch. Our service was exceptional our servers name was Jack. We all loved our food choices and the view is unbeatable.

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vipRichBass
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service3ambience5

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RichardM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was diverse and the food was very high quality. The cocktails came quick and were tasty. I would absolutely visit Willow Creek again.

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vipFoodie58
Denver
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Willow Creek! The ambiance is amazing, and you can't beat the creative cuisine or the incredible view of Evergreen Lake! This is our favorite restaurant in the area by far!

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DC2Denver
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date in our 6 years together! Enjoyed a wine tasting in the market, an amazing meal and great service. We loved the pasta, the views, the hummingbirds, and the charcuterie and dessert! Great post-dinner walk along the water and got to see ell take a swim!

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ToddM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I recently moved back to Evergreen from Lakewood, Colorado. We have not eaten at Willow Creek for a long time. For our anniversary, we took a risk and went back to visit the restaurant. All I can say is WOW. The ambiance was amazing, beautiful and we loved the new little store attached. This gave it a sweet mountain feel. The food was excellent as well. Since we now live about 2min from this restaurant, we will visit again and again!

Todd and Diana Mitchem

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vipSMC77
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb

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KathyS
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my meal there and would highly recommend it to friends. But it was not very handicap friendly. My father has a walker and it was difficult to enter due to steps.

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vipHappyHoosier8
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having such fantastic food options so close to home. The new additions this new chef is bringing to the table are super creative. Fore example, the Fried Green Tomatoes and Blue Crab started as well as the Scallop special were phenomenal!!

Great wine list, lovely outdoor patio and fantastic service. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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vipTracy
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just returned to Evergreen for the summer and always love coming to Willow Creek to kick off the summer. You did not disappoint the food was amazing and our server Luke was very friendly and extremely helpful. Cant wait to go back in the next few weeks

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BillL
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed our meal. Sonoma’s service was excellent!

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vipDenverResidentinBC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I moved to Evergreen a few months ago, and discovered this restaurant, and we just love it. Excellent meal every time, the chef(s) clearly know what they are doing. And so many goodies abundant appear on their menu - including cheddar chive biscuits and lemon poppy seed cake. And their Caesar Salad is by far my favorite anywhere, anytime. So yummy. We also love the decor - quirky and fun in a dignified way (if that makes any sense). Finally, never a bad server, we've always gotten excellent service. The staff are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We're customers for life.

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BobL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and ambiance. A very special evening!

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BillB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Scallops were outstanding. Pork Chop and Salmon also very good. Waitress did a fine job. Highly recommend.

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Jamrpa
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my friend but they didn’t do anything . . . Like little cupcake or anything??? Thought the strawberry salad was a bit overpriced at $11.99 or $12.99 (and I believe it would have been another $8 for chicken on top. Tasty but again, a bit high. Lemon drop martini was great but $14? Service was wonderful. Patio table with view of the lake was great.

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RichB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always enjoyed dining at Willow Creek...but this experience was exceptional. Such a great atmosphere as always, but this time for some reason the food seemed even better than usual. Highly recommend.

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viptracyd
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack was an excellent server! Food and cocktails were delicious and the view spectacular!

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Bryan
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the view of the lake from the restaurant is great.

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teresab
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th wedding anniversary

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vipJonkay2
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a great experience

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Marksoup
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great pleasure. The staff is wonderful and extremely attentive in all they do!

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vipSMC77
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doesn’t get better than this!

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vipKaty910
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area and decided to make the drive to Evergreen to check out Willow Creek. We are very happy we did! The food and atmosphere were wonderful.

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GretchenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and everything exceeded our expectations. Food and service was amazing and the restaurant is gorgeous. Even the general manager stopped by our table to check in and see how the meal was going. Definitely will be returning soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fantastic meal with an incredible staff. Thanks for being the best in the business.

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vipMicki
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took elderly (93 and 83 years older) guests with us to have dinner on Mother’s Day. We were not seated until 25 minutes past our reservation time but there was no seating accommodation for our elderly guests during the wait except bar seating that they couldn’t climb up on.

Once we were finally seated, the service and food were excellent.

JM
vipJosephM
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Mother’s Day early with dinner at Willow Creek on Saturday. Willow Creek has been one of our favorite restaurants since it opened many years ago, and it did not disappoint. We requested a window table with views of the Lake, which they had available, and enjoyed cocktails before and during dinner. I had scallops and my wife had salmon (with Caesar salad to start) and it was all excellent, as we have come to expect. Service was attentive but not intrusive, and the ambience — overlooking Evergreen Lake and its plethora of birds and other wildlife — was beautiful and relaxing. Highly recommended.

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CatherineB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Willow Creek Restaurant. The service was fantastic and we can't wait to go back.

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Marksoup
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day weekend

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vipFrank
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this best in town restaurant. Superb food and excellent service.

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Todd
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Cinco de Mayo specials and a great time!!

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vipSp2803
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing.

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CarlG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited lunch menu but what we ordered was very good. Ate outside with a great view of the lake.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we’ve eaten here we’ve been Wow’d by the quality of their food and level of service. It’s outstanding. One of our favorite places to eat. Casual elegance at its best. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, impeccable service, delicious food!

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JensenB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

My wife and I had called Willow Creek a number of days prior to our visit attempting to inquire about a full buyout of the space for an event later this year. After no callback or response we decided to just try it out for dinner and see who we could talk to. The main courses (sausage cavatelli and salmon risotto were very good I have to say. The $4 homemade sourdough seemed like it was just cut off a store bought loaf, not warm when brought out, waste of $4. The kicker for us was after we put a word in with our server that we had called before and just wanted to speak to the manager regarding renting the space, nothing further happened from the manager, Brita. Not even a quick stop by the table to say hi, the place wasn’t packed. We left frustrated and won’t be returning anytime soon. If management would like to call and attempt to solve this communication problem it will be an uphill battle.

Willow Creek Restaurant
Responded on April 25, 2021

Due to many challenges, setbacks, staffing shortages & state mandates over these last 14 months, we are not currently able to book large parties that far out due to the state regulations that change day to day. My apologies if nobody explained that to you. We are in the business of making memories and making people happy. Britta is our new manager, if she was unavailble last minute to stop by, she was most likely engaged, working. Our bread is fresh baked each morning, , cut to order, sorry

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Jaime
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and outstanding food! Perfect birthday celebration!

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vipFoodie58
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willow Creek is our favorite restaurant in Colorado! We go numerous times per year. The menu is constantly changing and the food is incredible, as well as innovative. An added bonus is the view of Evergreen Lake, along with wildlife in the area. The owners take great pride in their restaurant, and I encourage you to give this fantastic restaurant a try!

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vipjudiB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful first visit. The food was outstanding including the fresh pasta and the salmon! Our waiter Jack couldn’t have been more helpful and attentive!

FAQs

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

Willow Creek Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1476 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.