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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (27)
Worth the Drive (23)
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Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Cozy (20)
Romantic (20)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Seasonal (8)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 2, 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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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful time and great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 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 23, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love willow creek

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 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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·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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food, superb chef and great atmosphere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 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 20, 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 12, 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 7, 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 30, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Always a wonderful experience with an especially attentive staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Willow Creek was a most enjoyable and lovely experience! Our waitress was warm, engaging, and knowledgeable. Both of our dishes were deliciously, masterfully, and thoughtfully prepared. We both are looking forward to returning when we can!

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great as always, food is amazing keep it up. Worth going for any occasion. Nice local restaurant, love the whole place.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a fantastic visit. The service, the view and all but one entre was wonderful (the pasta with Italian sausage was so salty, we were sure that a shaker accidentally spilled into to sauce!). We would recommend this place to any one for a lovely meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I want to start off by saying how great my visit was to Willow Creek. That day was my only day off to have a solo relaxing day to myself. The employees sat me outside in the corner over looking the water, and I LOVED IT! I knew I would be there awhile, so my lovely blonde hair server did not rush me once, and gave me the greatest service. She was absolutely amazing. She kept the glasses of wine coming my way and kept me relaxed for my special solo date to myself. The restaurant is amazing and I now remember why it is my husband's and I favorite restaurant! Thank you all for making it a perfect day for me.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Wine a bit overpriced. Service (Andrew) was exceptional. Allowed to stay and enjoy even though it got a bit late.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Took an out of town guest here for lunch. Good service and a great local.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We had not been in a few years and were blown away by how good everything was. We had two appetizers that were fabulous. The house made mozzarella and the plantain dishes were excellent. We both loved our entrees of steak and trout. The atmosphere and service were spot on. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Just wonderful -- as always! Love Kristopher's recipe for pulled pork. No lovelier place to enjoy al fresco dining!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Organic, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food here is fabulous. The beet salad is scrumptious, with a delicious mix of flavors, as is the duck risotto. The desserts are large. We should have ordered one for the two of us, but we got both the chocolate bomb, and the sorbet, made in house, with big pieces of whole berries. The sorbet was the winner! Out of this world! Casual yet elegant atmosphere, and not too noisy. Service is excellent. We will be back!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. The steak and the duck risotto was excellent as was the dessert . Made a special anniversary even better. Well worth the drive.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We were disappointed in the food choices for lunch and the chicken sandwich we had was not seasoned enough. The tricolor potatoes were the best part of meal. Our waitress was very nice and the view of Lake Evergreen is beautiful.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our experience this time was not as it has been in the past, a little disappointing. The staff seemed lost and slightly overwhelmed, we could feel it. The plates did not have that nice finishing touch as they used to. I had a glass of wine that was such a small pour I had to say something, which you don't want to have to do. When they called to confirm they noticed that it was our anniversary, not a word was said. They were off and I'm not that excited to go back, too bad!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Nothing special about this restaurant. Neither impressed nor unimpressed. Would not go out of my way to eat there again. Ordinary.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Really enjoyed the food, service and ambience. The view was spectacular. The wine list is pricey 4x, but worth it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was our first time here, it came highly recommended for excellent food and ambience. It did not disappoint! We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating
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