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Willow Creek Restaurant, Evergreen, CO

Willow Creek Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1593 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 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 source 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)

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 674-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Available upon request

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 75 people. Please visit us at Willowcreekevergreen.com under the events tab where you can submit events date and time, event type, # of guests and menu ideas. This way we can get back to you with some idea of costs for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Kristopher Lincoln: (303) 674-9463

  • Neighborhood

    Evergreen

  • Cross street

    Highway 74

  • Parking details

    Park away! No chance of getting a parking ticket here...

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,593 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. LR

    LarryR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    On our annual trip to Evergreen, we eat at Willow Creek. The menu is always changing and the changes are good. Service and friendliness just makes it better.
  2. c

    cwalker

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team made us feel welcome from reservation to when we left. Wonderful service and guidance (2 friends with very different wine taste). Beautiful food that was absolutely delicious. I have gone to Willow Creek for years and through all the environment changes they have held strong to overall values of their service and offerings. Great place for varied occasions. Dinner suggest slightly smarter dress but lunch time I found I was able to feel comfortable with my hiking gear sitting out on the deck.
  3. AV

    AriV

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were not even open. We had a reservation, showed up and the whole place was closed.
  4. RB

    RBurnsdine

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVED the themed dinner for (Mardi Gras). Looking forward to future events and variety in the menu. As always an outstanding meal.
  5. JK

    JoshuaK

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Willow Creek during a special menu night for Mardi Gras. Walking in we were greeted by the provisions manager Monica. The welcome was very warm and inviting. We went to the hostess stand where we were taken to our reserved table. The waiter came directly over and explained the menu going over the specials. We ordered the featured themed cocktails and an appetizer. The decor was mountain rustic tied with cute antiques and plants. The view of Evergreen Lake was gorgeous. For dinner we ordered the duck and shrimp gumbo and barbecued shrimp with polenta. The gumbo was a well thought out dish which had been honed by the chef over the last 30 years. It felt like I was back in New Orleans. Desserts were simple, elegant, and delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    $52 for a steak I wouldn’t pay $20 for.
  7. BE

    BreuckelenEpicure

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter is fantastic; she is both professional and personable, making everything great!
  8. MC

    MelissaC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely experience at Willow Creek! It’s our go-to special occasion restaurant.
  9. S

    Steve

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again never disappointed in the friendly, professional service or the creative, delicious offerings. We drive a long way and even spend the night just to treat ourselves to this wonderful mountain culinary experience.
  10. w

    woody

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were disappointed that the Valentine's day menu was not disclosed until our arrival at the restaurant. Further the service was very slow and it took nearly two hours for our meal. Willow Creek is still a good restaurant in Evergreen however.
  11. AE

    AlishaE

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two!
  12. CT

    ColoradoTravelers

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good restaurant. As long as your date is offers good conversation, you should have great time!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorites place, always delicious and great service
  14. JU

    JaneU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely early Valentine’s Day lunch. Our server was terrific and the food and ambience were wonderful.
  15. H

    Hoss

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Willow Creek is our favorite Colorado restaurant! Christopher the owner has created such a warm and inviting place w great food, amazing view of the lake, amazing food and wine. Best.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    AMAZING FOOD! Full of flavor from amazing drinks to fabulous appetizers and phenomenal entrees!!!!!
  17. F

    Frequentldiner

    Indiana

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our entrees were outstanding. It is a lovely setting with a view of ice skaters on the lake.

    Willow Creek RestaurantResponded on February 14, 2022Hello! It has come to my attention that there was a glitch in our computer system and our ice cream was ringing in for $6, which is correct. But, if you had chocolate ice cream, it was charging guests an extra $10! Yikes! We are so thankful that you sent a review and made us aware of the situation. Now we can make this right by you! Would you please give the restaurant a call and ask for a manager. We would love to not only reimburse you the extra $10 we charged you, but your dessert is on us!

  18. S

    Sassenach

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great except not having a wine bottle stand for our table. Table was small so bottle had to be placed on the floor ... tacky, especially for an otherwise very nice restaurant.
  19. CU

    CUFan

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a spectacular meal! Everything was delicious, but in particular, the beets appetizer was amazing. The cocktails were great and they have an extensive wine list, too. If you want creative and delicious food in a great space, you can't go wrong!
  20. TS

    ToniS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The simple elegance that surrounds you made our delicious and beautifully prepared lunch feel like a special occasion. Wonderful!
  21. SD

    SDandKC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant and rustic, soothing warm atmosphere and pretty decor. Our server was fantastic, there when you need him and not when you don’t. Our Christmas eve dinner was an all around grand experience. It was a 4 course meal and each course was a tasty meal in itself with the pairing if a very nice cocktail and a glass of wine. We would definitely come back every Christmas or other special occasion.
  22. m

    magenta13

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The staff, food, and cocktails are fabulous!!! The ambiance is warm and inviting. They created a special 4-course Christmas meal with options for $125, which was reasonable considering the quality and portion size, but if you ordered a la carte…oh my! $75 for vegetable risotto is OUTRAGEOUS! All in all, the evening was lovely but pricey!
  23. R

    Rufus

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The reason for 3 stars is that the Duck breast was basically raw and very hard to cut and not tender at all probably because it was so rare--should have sent it back--$75 bucks and not worth it. The duck leg was fine and server/staff were fine too. A nice place in any case. Just wish we had ordered something different. We will be back.
  24. g

    gretchen

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We also enjoy our time here, the food is great and the service is even better. Grethen
  25. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, exquisitely delicious dishes, and great ambiance.
  26. LL

    LisaLai

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Willow Creek… our favorite Evergreen restaurant!
  27. D

    Dino

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    This is an outstanding restaurant! Highly recommended! My only complaint is that stupid mask mandate from Jefferson County. The staff has to wear masks while the patrons at their tables don't. Apparently Covid only attacks walking people...
  28. TS

    TracyS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved having my anniversary dinner here! Service and food was great! Can’t wait to come back again! Thank you for all of your employees!
  29. SB

    SusanB

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views and cozy ambiance. Food was delicious and bloody Mary was the best. Will definitely return.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal with a gorgeous view.
  31. P

    Princessjillian

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this restaurant! It is so quaint and unique. Little grab and go/shop in the front, and the restaurant is cozy and fabulous. The food is outstanding, and the service is excellent! ❤️
  32. JF

    JFG17

    Denver

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our fav in Evergreen. Always delivers. We try to go once every couple of months. The food is always top quality and service is usually very good. This meal was very nice as we were by the fireplace and had a great waiter. I had steak and my wife enjoyed her salmon. This is a must dine in the foothills.
  33. TM

    TammyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and drink. We will definitely be back!
  34. ZD

    ZDAL

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Fare was as expected, dining experience was forgettable as we were tucked behind curtain behind waitress station (why put a table there?), service was notably absent. We’ve had some wonderful meals at Willow Creek, too bad this wasn’t one.
  35. M

    Marksoup

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was outstanding as always and makes the meal a pleasurable experience every time!
  36. KS

    KShep

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Unfortunately, we were let down by our experience here. I will preface this feedback by saying we are both experienced in the restaurant business stemming from the east coast, so we are a bit spoiled when it comes to overall food quality and table service. I made this reservation a few weeks ago, specifying that it was a special occasion, that we were traveling over an hour for our experience, and that we looked forward to a great meal and great service as many reviews has specified. The restaurant and ambience is nice. A cozy place nestled in the mountains with a nice setting and a short but seemingly specially selected menu. It took nearly 15 minutes after seating to be acknowledged by our server. I wish I had a bit more sympathy for our waiter, but the restaurant was certainly not at full capacity, and I noticed both servers on the floor checking on and conversing with the same group of tables a number of times before they came our way. After finally getting the opportunity to order a drink, that as well seemed to have taken much longer to get them than it should have…I guess I just expected a bit more expediency after the first wait. We ordered their ‘sourdough bread service’ which they flaunt is from a 100-yr old starter. Not only was it hard to believe it was sourdough due to its lack of flavor, but it was server ice cold making it much less enjoyable than it could have been. We shared a few dishes. All were tasty with nicely done plating. However, our server never came by to ask “how is everything?”, and instead came too little too late and simply said “it’s good isn’t it?” Well sure, but that’s not the care and concern I would expect from the server, especially given the menu prices and overall high end vibe of the place. We sat with empty drinks for a period of time we could have had another round. By the time the server casually said “so I’ll bring you another round?” we were ready to leave. Would not recommend, unfortunately.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice setting, food was OK but not special. Service on patio was slow, took a long time to get check.
  38. DK

    DanK

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I sat at the bar and had a wonderful dinner and experience. We are new to Evergreen and Jade was an amazing server and bar tender for us! Can’t wait to go back!
  39. b

    bcabc

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, personalized service and food was tasty!
  40. r

    rkgoodman

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a special place. Beyond the beautiful views and comfortable country environment is consistently excellent food and service. Love this gem.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

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

Willow Creek Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1593 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 74

  • Neighborhood

    Evergreen

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Park away! No chance of getting a parking ticket here...

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 674-9463

  • Catering

    Available upon request

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 75 people. Please visit us at Willowcreekevergreen.com under the events tab where you can submit events date and time, event type, # of guests and menu ideas. This way we can get back to you with some idea of costs for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Kristopher Lincoln: (303) 674-9463

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