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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. We feature A Beautiful Patio Overlooking the Lake, Glass Walled Wine Room, Beautiful Rock Fireplace, All Glass Walls, Every Table Has A View! Tastefully Decorated, Private Room Is Available. World Class Chef Curtis Lincoln & Wife Kristopher Have Created a Wonderful Local Restaurant Experience.

Creative Cocktails and an Interesting Wine List, there is something for every walllet! Fresh Pasta's & Sauces, Fresh Flown in Fish, Local Beef & Meats, Colorado Trout, Braised Rabbit... Each Menu Item Is Carefully Crafted. Reviewed by USA Today as one of the TOP TEN Places in the US to eat Housemade Pasta's (Our Rabbit Dish)


General Manager/Co Owner Kristopher Lincoln
Chef Curtis Lincoln/Co Owner

29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd. #105
Evergreen, CO 80439
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:


Lunch begins at 11:30AM
Dinner Service begins at 5PM
11AM Sat & Sunday Brunch
Chefs Choice Happy Hour Menu Available 3 -6 PM Weekdays
(Bar Area Only)

Cross Street:
Highway 74

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 674-9463

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

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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (17)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
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Disabled Access (1)
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Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2014

We took out of state family for lunch. Excellent food and service! Will be back many times.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 7, 2014

Highly recommend this restaurant for its food and excellent service provided by Christine! Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2014

Food was great, 'though a little overpriced. Service was excellent. Nice view of the nearby lake, probably a plus during the summer lunch hour. "Two-top" tables should be outlawed in an upscale dining establishment, there simply is not enough table space for the candles, water, bread, appetizer and wine. Spoiled an otherwise pleasant experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 28, 2014

We did not expect to find such fine dining in Evergreen, Co. We first dined at Willow Creek two year ago and really enjoyed it. We were back last year and it was wonderful again. This year, we have dined there all three nights we were in Evergreen. The Cockles, gnocchi, and scallops are excellent. The specials change each day and are a real treat. They have a great wine list.
It is really worth a drive from Denver just to dine at Willow Creek.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 24, 2014

We always stop here on our way from Ohio to Telluride, CO several times a year. It is never disappointing and this visit was no exception. It was a beautiful evening and they allow you to make reservations for their deck (which is unusual for most restaurants -- it's usually a first come fist served policy), so this is a nice touch as well. My husband had the fish special and I had the salmon and both entrees were delicious. The wait staff is very well trained which makes for an all-around enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2014

Neighbors recommended Willow Creek in Evergreen. I owe those neighbors a good bottle of wine! Our table was right on the rail of the outdoor area overlooking Lake Evergreen. Wow! The view was fantastic. Our server went over the menu extensively, making recommendations as she went. Extremely knowledgeable of the menu and the wine list, I took her recommendation on the Nantucket Scallops while my wife went with the Rabbit pasta, a specialty. I have NEVER had such flavorsome scallops. The spaetzle accompaniment and sauce were perfect. My wife's rabbit was equally good. The wine was spot-on as well. Desserts are made in-house and were both outstanding. This place should be on your list in you're in Colorado.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2014

The service was great - we had a very attentive waiter who provided the perfect balance of being available but not hovering. He made great wine recommendations and talked with enthusiasm about the dishes. The gnocchi appetizer was definitely a highlight of the meal, as was the chilled melon soup. The steak was also very good, and the roasted potatoes that were served with it were delicious. There were only 3 very small potatoes though, which was not nearly enough for the size of the steak entree. That would be my one criticism - I would have loved a few more of those potatoes! If you want to sit outside, be sure to request it specifically when you make your reservation. Great experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2014

On a busy night, without a reservation, Willow Creek graciously made a table for our party and treated us with excellent food and friendly service. Always a good experience here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2014

From the second I walked in the door to the moment I left I was happy. Great decor, friendly staff, unique food as well as staples that you expect at a nice restaurant. I love the organic, sustainable approach of the restaurant. The chef clearly enjoys his craft and exposes his customers to a new culinary world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2014

Willow Creek is a great setting and the food is delicious. The service is also good. I was charged $.50 for Dijon mustard which I think is over the top when you are paying $15.00 for a hamburger. That is my only complaint.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2014

The NY strip was a little disappointing this time, but not enough to give a bad review. The servers at Willow Creek are always charming, and the patio overlooking Evergreen Lake is a gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2014

The food is always very good, but the front of the house is poorly run. There is always a wait for service at every stage of the meal and this time we practically had to beg to pay. The staff is friendly but poorly trained and manged. If it wasn't for the food and the fact that Evergreen has such limited dining options this place would have closed long ago because of the poor service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2014

We love going to Willow Creek and this last visit was no exception. We usually bring friends who visit Evergreen to Wollow Creek when we go because we feel it is the highest quality restaurant in the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 19, 2014

Willow Creek has the perfect setting with 5-Star foods. The outdoor patio overlooks Evergreen lake and is buzzing with humming birds. The service is great with an attentive and friendly waitstaff. The quality and seasoning of the food can match that of any high end restaurant in Denver. Take the time to have a great time and a great meal at Willow Creek; then take a walk around the lake.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2014

We had an awesome evening last night. We arrived in dry weather with hummingbirds circling around the exterior of the restaurant with a great view of the lake in Evergreen. We started with the escargot with tomatoes and chantarelle mushrooms. It was bursting with flavor and the combination of ingredients was perfect. My girlfriend had the rabbit for her main course and I had the trout. We loved both but liked the trout slightly better. There was a power outage in the area due to a thunderstorm which made the evening even more fun and romantic in some ways. Our waiter, Todd, was awesome and had great advice on our food selections.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2014

The ambiance was perfect, not to loud, but loud enough. The views of the lake are great, especially at sunset. The entrees and dessert were delicious. We had the smoked trout and the scallops with bacon. The creme brule was great, just enough for one, and the cobbler with blueberry icecream. We shared the bruschetta 3 ways (soil, land, and sea) and I wouldn't order it again. The mushrooms (soil) were excellent, but the chicken salad (land) and smoked tuna (sea) felt like chef experiments. Just as we ordered dessert, the power went out from a lightening strike. At first I was concerned, but I've never seen a better service team and enjoyed a romantic dinner more. The staff pulled out flashlights and set extra candles around the room. Fun!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2014

Really good food..Special of albacore and soft shell crab was fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 10, 2014

This restaurant is beautiful, with an excellent location. On nice days, the patio is superb! Wait staff is generally friendly, professional, well-groomed and respectful. The food is interesting and different, and very, very tasty. Some of the portions, especially on the appetizers, are meager for the price. You might be disappointed if you want to share the appetizers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2014

My husband and I both love this restaurant. It's got it all: a great view overlooking the lake, wonderful gourmet food, wonderful wine list, efficient waiters, and an ambience that is both casual and at the same time romantic for couples. A great place to sit back and relax for both lunch and dinner, and we never feel that we are rushed out of the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant evening dinner on the outside patio. The weather and view of Evergreen Lake were excellent and our meals were incredible. We both have a soft spot for Rocky Mountain Trout and Willow's interpretation combining trout with gnocchi was done very well. We finished off the evening with some of their homemade ice cream. Also wanted to give a shoutout to our server, who did an excellent job keeping us on pace for a relaxing, but not too slow evening. Great Job!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2014

First time at Willow Creek. The initial service was slow, but thehostess recognized the issue and assigned a different waiter and service was fine thereafter. Entrees and desserts were great. I will ask for a table on the deck next time. We will go back

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 28, 2014

Duck confit salad was superb! Great service and view. Go early, it's more quiet lively bar scene later.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 26, 2014

My wife and I celebrated my birthday and had a wonderful dinner. We both ordered the scallops which were some of the best we have had in Colorado. The view from the restaurant is great overlooking Evergreen Lake. It is a special place and we have had both lunch and dinner and are never disappointed. Well worth the drive to Evergreen.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2014

The salmon on my beet salad was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2014

What a great place. Everything on the menu looked great; it was hard to decide!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2014

We love this place! The food is fantastic and the ambience is perfect, especially when you want a fabulous meal in the mountains. Definetly worth the drive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2014

Going to the Willow Creek is like going to a big city place with amazing food. But better yet..it's got a view of Evergreen Lake and surrounding area that make this one of the best places to dine in the state..no doubt. Food is simply delicious..gnocchi is a special treat that will knock your socks off. Risotto with scallops will knock your shoes off. Bar and wine list also top notch. On a nice night dining on the patio reminds you that you are in a most special place..and the rabbit is their signature dish..can't go wrong. A must place to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2014

They never disappoint, fantastic food, ambiance (elk walking by), beautiful view of the lake and a wonderful, warm ambiance. The scallops are amazing and so is everything else on the menu. We always make it here from Cherry Creek to enjoy this wonderful restaurant!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 4, 2014

The view of the lake and golf course is gorgeous - Willow Creek has one of the nicest patios in Evergreen. Our beet salads were delicious - with fresh peppery greens with the perfect amount of passion fruit dressing. The brick chicken was moist and flavorful but truthfully it could have been cooked a tad longer and the skin should have been crisped. Attentive service. Overall a great evening and highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 4, 2014

On a lovely summer day in June, this restaurant was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday on the outdoor patio. From the patio, you could watch the sailboats on the lake and the paddleboarders. Our waitress was very friendly, informing us that this was a family-owned establishment with a chef-owner making all of their breads, cheeses, sausages and other dishes. I had the tasty grilled chicken sandwich with thick slices of well-done bacon, cheese, greens, basil aioli and a chewy grilled bread and the wonderful vanilla bean creme brûlée for dessert. Our water glasses were constantly refilled and service was excellent. I plan to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2014

We had our anniversary dinner there and had a great time. Service was outstanding and the food was great. The ambiance of Willow Creek is great for a romantic evening, or a casual dinner with friends on the patio.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2014

It was our anniversary so the setting on the patio was special and the food was great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 31, 2014

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great wine.

The setting outside is incredible. In the summer when it is light until 9 pm, the views through their massive windowed dinning room are spectacular. The setting inside is classy, modern mountain. Very nice. It just feels good to be there.

I have never had a bad meal there - excellent menu that seems to be always new/fresh. The service is excellent.

Known for good wines. It is a great place to go for a nice dinner with friends. Expect to spend some money for a nicer night out, but not outrageous.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 31, 2014

Cheeseburger was OK 5 of 10, fries were limp 3 of 10. Mussels/cockles dish was 10 of 10. Cocktails were great 8 of 10.
Outdoor patio was perfect - great view of the lake 10 of 10.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 31, 2014

The experience at the Willow Creek was fantastic! We had Italian Mimosas and they were fantastic. The variety of different options for brunch were great and well worth the price. It seemed that the waiters were very busy and would not check on our table very often. I would go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2014

This restaurant continues to impress me. Although they don't offer much of a menu change by the seasons, they do source their foods. We enjoyed sustainably-raised Verasso Salmon. The staff was knowledgable as to why the chef had selected this particular fish. (Verasso is the only seaside farm-raised salmon to be certified environmental, sustainable option by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch list). It was prepared perfectly. Thank you, chef, for caring to make a sustainable choice. (At times Wild Salmon becomes too expensive for small restaurants to serve).

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 17, 2014

This was our first time here. We went to celebrate our 14th anniversary & it couldn't have been better. We were greeted warmly when we entered & Megan was our waitress, she was great! My wife had the Haddock with lobster sauce & I had the Buffalo ribeye both were very good. Beautiful views of the lake & a warm inviting atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2014

A pretty solid dining experience. Great setting, very good food, nice service, reasonable prices. Enjoyable spot if you are in Evergreen. Even better in summer as there is a nice deck that has views.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 11, 2014

great meal and innovative, fresh dishes with unique ingredients like fiddleheads (a New England delicacy that we haven't had since moving from there 8 years ago) and house-smoked sturgeon...fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Table was way too small for 4 people. Otherwise it was a great experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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