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About Willow Creek Restaurant

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
General Manager ~Michael Whaley
Chef ~Victor Mena
Bar Manager~ Elyse Borchik

29029 Upper Bear Creek Road
Suite 105
Evergreen, CO 80439
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour - Bar Menu
Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm

Cross Street:
Highway 74

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 674-9463

Website:
http://www.willowcreekevergreen.com/

Catering:
Available upon request

Executive Chef:
Curtis Lincoln

Private Party Facilities:
Private parties up to 150 people. Please call or Email Us with your dates and times, 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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings
graduations
birthdays
retirement
religious occasions
patio available for weddings
Holiday gatherings

Willow Creek Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Worth the Drive (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Waterfront (12)
Romantic (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fun (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food quality, ambiance and service were excellent. However, for a $65 fixed price menu, I expected more than two scallops in the entree course. I don't mind paying more for a special occasion but I was very surprised and disappointed by the skimpy portions. I would come again but not for another fixed price menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious food...served beautifully...great atmosphere ...I highly recommend Willow Creek!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We LOVE Willow Creek! What a special place it is!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was delicious, but the coffee tasted burnt.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great restaurant! We have been here several times, and it never disappoints. The menu is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The ambiance is great. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always wonderful food and service thanks for being in Evergreen.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Terrific food, as always. Thank you.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The server was very accommodating and welcoming, the food was beyond good, and the atmosphere was very relaxed and just right for any occassion.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Willow creek is our neighborhood gem. This review is from New Year’s Eve. They had a wonderful 5 course menu for $100. Food & service was great! The restaurant was decorated beautifully. Fireworks over the lake was a nice holiday bonus! Perfect night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We love this place! Food and service are incredible. They were able to meet my daughters food allergies without a problem. We will definitely be going back time and again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have eaten at the restaurant many time but this was not a great day to dine. I am sorry...probably will return but not sure. The fish and chips were good but not a great value...a bit too pricey. And I did not hear my guest make any comment on the beet salad. I am sorry not to have a great review for I have been happier in the past.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Family dinner - great place and service. Excellent food! Love the brick chicken.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our daughter came to Denver for a visit over Christmas and wanted to experience a little bit of the Colorado mountains. We wanted a place to eat with good food and a scenic view. Willow Creek Restaurant provided us with both. The food was great. The staff was friendly and the service was good We would eat there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was my husband and my first experience here. We're leasing a home in Evergreen for 3 months. The service (which you should include in your above recommendations) was fabulous. She was knowledgeable, friendly, so helpful in describing what was on the menu. She was probably one of the best servers I've encountered. The food was also fabulous! There is no question that we will be back. The only negative is when the front door opened with more guests, the chilly wind could be felt.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Jamie is always smiling. She is so kind and welcoming.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Beautiful inside and out. The food is good and interesting. Maybe a tad less than excellent. The service could have been better and the restaurant was not packed. But the ambiance and interesting menu makes up for a lot.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The hostess was very abrupt, borderline rude. The seafood dish was excellent, the steak dish average. Appetizer selection wasn’t great, almost bar-food like. The dinner menu could use some help. Waitress was great but not as attentive as one would expect, however they were busy and not a big problem. Overall a pleasant enough experience but for the price the food could be better.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This ambience of Willow Creek is bar none. We've gone to Willow Creek for two special occasions and it did not disappoint. Beautiful, quiet, quaint with water views during the day... excellent food and fabulous service.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The chief is excellent the atmosphere is romantic.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It been about 8 months since our last visit to this charming and well kept secret of a restaurant. It appears it may be under new ownership/management & the changes are a welcomed addition

Really just a couple concerns with this restaurant. Although there's an extensive wine & alcohol menu there's no specialty coffees & very few non alcohol items are offered. For a brunch crowed with kids in tow that's a basic necessity.

The foods are prepared with some imagination but relinquished in small portions considering most menu items start around $12.00 & go up from there. The french toast constituted of 2 pieces of a thicker sweet bread & we substituted fruit for the meat selection, then only two kinds of fruit were even in a small cup & that was $16.00 . I`ll let you surmise the value in that, even in today's over-inflated foodie economy. The cost of two entrees, cup of coffee & a tea bag + tip was just a smile shy of $50.00

However if your looking for great ambience & an extensive wine list with little concern for expense then Willow Creek fits the exorbitant bill.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food is usually good at Willow Creek and the service usually iffy - this visit confirmed that trend. I would not go without a reservation. I want to love this place, but it never qite meets my expectations for the price

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I've been wanting to take my husband here for about 2 years, so I finally decided to try it as an annual pre-Christmas season luncheon for us as a "date". The staff was very welcoming, the surroundings were cozy, and the food was great. We will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful time and great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great local restaurant with delicious and interesting food. Really nice ambiance day or night. But it's not cheap.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Pasta & wine Wednesday’s.
A truly great value in fine dining - four different pasta entrees and bottles 30% off.

Service was awesome too.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Love willow creek

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Tasty food, good wine, excellent service, great ambience. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our pre-Thanksgiving get-together!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Staff was friendly. Food was overpriced for the quality. I believe you're paying more for the location/ambiance. 2nd time here. First time was considerably better. Would be hesitant to recommend.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Disappointed to hear Willow Creek has discontinued their serving of the amazing lemon scones, such a bummer! Menu this time seemed a little more limited, and the eggs benedict was ok.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food, superb chef and great atmosphere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had been gifted a voucher to this restaurant, so decided to have a meal out. We hadn't been to WC in a number of years. Atmosphere is very nice, nicely decorated, with pretty touches, & quiet. Service was friendly and fine, tho the kitchen seemed to be slow that night. We took advantage of a new "5280" menu promotion, which is 3 courses for 2 people for $52.80. It was an excellent value, particularly because the food was underwhelming. Fried artichoke appetizer made the artichoke lose its own flavor; bed of greens was fresh and crispy. Trout entree: The fish itself was good, but the sauce was much too rich with cream and also too salty, tho the nuts and pomegranate seeds as garnish were a nice touch. Risotto: again, nicely done and presented, but not exciting or memorable, as would be expected at a place of this caliber and price (if a la carte). Panne cotte was good, berry sauce on top was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great lunch destination. Made a reservation but it took quite a while to get our Hostess to seat us. We are waited on promptly and food came out quickly the omlete special was great as was the pulled pork sandwich, but service later was lacking. The other staff seemed a bit rude.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great view of Evergreen Lake. Friendly staff, good food. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was a lovely evening, great food and wine. Our server was wonderful. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We dined here for brunch. The plantain appetizer was amazing. The french toast was very different as it was made with cake versus bread. It was very good. The burger was also very good.

The restaurant has a great view of the lake and outdoor seating. The service was strong and attentive.

I would easily recommend this restaurant to others.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This will always be one of our favorites. Great food excellent flavors, presentation , fabulous wine list

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

First of all, the atmosphere is so warm and lovely. Some of the food was really good, (the cauliflower salad and the cheese flight) some was just ok (scallops and rabbit pasta). Our server left plates that we were finished with on our table and didn’t come by much. When she put down the cheese flight, she didn’t tell us anything about what was in the plate. The strangest thing is that we were there for our anniversary, which I let them know through Open Table with our reservation. At the end of our expensive meal, they gave us a “free appetizer” card for our next visit. As this is an expensive restaurant, we won’t likely use it before it gets lost in a drawer. It would’ve been great to have this gesture applied to our actual anniversary visit. I guess it’s good marketing to get us to come back, but just struck us as strange. The meal was very expensive... we could’ve eaten a better meal for less money.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always a consistent great menu with outstanding service. Combine it with the view of the lake and it doesn't get any better.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service, good food, a little pricey and not a huge menu, but overall very nice. I definitely recommend going during the daylight hours to get the best view out of the experience!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food is always exceptional. Best place to go in Evergreen

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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