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Willow Creek Restaurant

4.7
916 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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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Dining Bar
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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
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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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Catering
Available upon request
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 74
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Special events & promotions
Weddings
graduations
birthdays
retirement
religious occasions
patio available for weddings
Holiday gatherings
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show your mom that she really is special... book with us! A beautiful menu, a beautiful view, a beautiful way to celebrate MOM! While we always try to give you what you want, Patio seating is determined by booking date. Be sure to book early!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 916 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic meal!!! Great service!!! We love Willow Creek.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful evening at Willow Creek. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Just outstanding every time we have been here!
The chef is creative without going overboard. The service is attentive, friendly, and unpretentious.
The food is always delicious and done to our request.
The atmosphere is authentic, romantic, cozy, and has a beautiful lake and mountain view, with seasonal outdoor dining.
It’s “Our Place”, and I believe it is one of the 10 best in the greater Denver area.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great atmosphere, service and food

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always love it at willow creek ❤️😋

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I'm from Atlanta and when it comes to dining I'm spoiled... so when I compliment exceptional service that service is absolutely through the roof. Extremely polite and friendly staff that is very competent and knowledgeable. Top notch food and wine list supporting Colorado and local businesses. All around best and most elegant place in Evergreen. Just excellent!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We loved our dinner, the view was wonderful and the food was delicious. The staff was attentive and helpful and they were very good with our food restrictions. Would highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a treat to dine here. Delicious food. Great atmosphere. A little bit of a drive from Denver, but well worth it!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our Easter experience was disappointing, but I would consider returning for a quiet date night. It is more of a local restaurant as the staff seemed much more attentive to those that were greeted as regulars. We were seated at the cramped entrance/exit to the kitchen where the staff congregated to get supplies, talk, etc. perhaps due to having my teenage children with. We had a quiet younger waiter who wasn’t present often. My “hot” entree was actually rather cold around the sides, but I couldn’t catch anyone’s attention from our location. The buffet was low on some items due to the busy time of our reservation. It is a nice location with a solid varied menu and good wine list so may be better for a quiet dinner some time, but our quick (45 minute) Easter brunch felt chaotic.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Love this place😁🍸

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great ambiance and wonderful food. We have a lot of food sensitivities beyond gluten, and the chef is very accommodating!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As always the menu was different than last time I was there. It was a creative menu and had multiple items that I wanted to order for dinner. Of course I chose one dinner. I have gluten sensitivity and cannot have any gluten exposure at all. The server and Chef were very accommodating and didn’t at all seem annoyed or inconvenienced by my special needs. That in itself was greatly appreciated. The food was delicious and safe for me to eat. What a relief! The building and decor are beautiful and rustic, tastefully decorated. The view of Evergreen lake is spectacular and usually teaming with wildlife. I enjoy dining here.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great waiter and service. Food was great but the beet salad looked like a small appetizer not an entree, could have ate lots more! And I added a protein too......

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent friendly staff and great food with a beautiful view.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The food here is consistently good. The restaurant is decorated very warm & cozy with pretty lights strung around. Service was good except for the waiter spilling some of my plates sauce on the floor & over my knife then not replacing the knife until I asked. The waiter was very attentive but not hovering. Nice wine choices. Desserts are always delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

As first time patrons, we loved our experience and will return for any reason, whether for special reasons or to just enjoy the view and cuisine. The service was authentic, knowledgeable, personable; exactly in line with the unique, casual but elegant ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great location excellent food choices blending healthy and trendy.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This is a great restaurant — perfect all around. Food, service and ambiance are excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time at Willow Creek. We made reservations (Sunday at noon)for Denver Restaurant Week, but was notified by the server that they didn't serve that meal until after 5. Instead, we enjoyed brunch, which was good, but somewhat pricey. Weather was nice, so we sat outside and enjoyed the views of Evergreen Lake.
My husband enjoyed the pork sandwich, although the fries were soggy. I had the open-face lox sandwich and mixed green salad--delicious.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our party of 4 (2 couples) tried Willow Creek for Restaurant week! The food was very tasty and presented nicely with fresh ingredients. The restaurant itself is scenic situated next to the lake but it was dark so the scenery was irrelevant. A time on the patio during a spring Colorado day I'm sure would be great! The restaurant inside is very loud which took away a bit from the quality of the experience. Our server was also new yet, no where near ready to serve a table on a busy Saturday evening. Overall a good evening but nothing spectacular.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This restaurant generally has very good food and an interesting menu. Our last visit was very disappointing on both counts. The bananas and artichoke hearts were excellent; the Caesar salad and steak were very disappointing. The noise level which is often quit high was very annoyingly high.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We have always enjoyed Willow Creek. The food is really a special treat, so well prepared with concentrated attention to the detail of flavor and artistry. So well worth it. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with a view of the lake. Music is perfect for an intimate and upbeat date-night out. Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fabulous Saturday night dinner. They have two three-course dinner menus. One for $25 and the other for $45. The three of us had the $25 menu which was superb.

We’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was definitely delicious with a great mix of different flavors and textures. When I consider that I’ve enjoyed meals from your basic restaurant to high end restaurants the cost of our meal was way too expensive for what we had.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Underwhelmed by the food, especially given the $45 price tag during Restaurant Week. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This will be our go to restaurant for special occasions and when we have out of town guest. The food and service were very good, and the setting overlooking the lake, was just stunning. Our only "surprise" was that the cocktails we ordered were rather expensive and the price was not indicated on the menu. Next time, we will ask. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We always enjoy time spent at Willow Creek! The food is delicious and the atmosphere charming.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always a wonderful meal. The chef does a wonderful job and the wine list is extensive.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was delicious, but the coffee tasted burnt.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Always wonderful food and service thanks for being in Evergreen.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Terrific food, as always. Thank you.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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