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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
Evergreen, CO 80439
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Dining Bar
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour - Bar Menu
Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm
$31 to $50
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Available upon request
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
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:
patio available for weddings
Willow Creek Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Willow Creek is our favorite restaurant in the foothills. The food is excellent. The menu is not extensive, and I appreciate that this restaurant does everything well that is on the menu. One thing would make it better. The menu has not changed, at all, in over 12 months. Some new ideas occasionally would make this an outstanding place to eat.
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