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Willow Creek Restaurant

888 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Dining Bar
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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
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Phone number
(303) 674-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Curtis Lincoln
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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.
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Private party contact
Kristopher Lincoln: (303) 674-9463
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Available upon request
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Cross street
Highway 74
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Special events & promotions
religious occasions
patio available for weddings
Holiday gatherings
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
What 888 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was delicious, but the coffee tasted burnt.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Always wonderful food and service thanks for being in Evergreen.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Terrific food, as always. Thank you.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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.

vipLauretteny1 (Denver)
5.0  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!

vipFoodie58 (Denver)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  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.

GailL (Minneapolis)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
3.0  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.

ChannelMom (Denver)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

The chief is excellent the atmosphere is romantic.

Carter (Denver)
4.0  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.