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Willow Creek Restaurant

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1402 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 1402 people are saying
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vipmagenta13
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
9 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
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most excellent. A very enjoyable evening!

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vipShelli
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful experience and food! My 86 year old mother said the fish and chips are the best she's ever had. The entire restaurant staff is very personable and professional giving special attention to all patrons. Martin S. was our server along with another young man whose name I can't recall - they were both so attentive and pleasant!

The restaurant has the nicest ambiance along with lovely views of Evergreen Lake.

Totally special experience all the way around! We'll be back!

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AnnJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our appetizer and entree was delicious, as was the house salad. The chicken ceasar salad, however, was just so so. Once we were served, service was good, but they were slow to get to us. This is still a favorite restaurant of ours, especially on the patio that overlooks Evergreen Lake.

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vipSandyG
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
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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emilymil
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice. The staff did a great job distancing the tables inside and out.

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Ronnie
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RoseGibson
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
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 on September 11, 2020
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.

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 1402 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.