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Greenbriar Inn

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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Continental
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8735 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO 80302 (Hwy 36 & Lefthand Canyon)
+1 303-440-7979
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Quick Bites, Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Opened in 1967, The Greenbriar Inn is an elegant restaurant, tavern and...
Opened in 1967, The Greenbriar Inn is an elegant restaurant, tavern and private event space located in the north Boulder countryside and nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding 20 acres features two ponds, striking woodland and thriving produce, herb, and flower gardens. The cuisine focuses on seasonal, American classics and is complimented by a 1200 label award-winning wine cellar.
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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
For that special celebration...almost fine dining

My family has been twice to the Greenbriar recently- this past Thanksgiving and again for Mother's Day. The Greenbriar has a charming old-world style, white linen tablecloths and beautiful table settings. The menu is tempting, and many items were delicious, some missing the mark. The servers are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
TravelingMMom
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Boulder, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My family has been twice to the Greenbriar recently- this past Thanksgiving and again for Mother's Day. The Greenbriar has a charming old-world style, white linen tablecloths and beautiful table settings. The menu is tempting, and many items were delicious, some missing the mark. The servers are young and try hard, but in the end the $$$$ bill does not... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for over fifty years for special occasions. Many members of our family went last Sunday for Mother's Day. We were very disappointed. The staff was great but all of the hot food items were less than lukewarm. It is much too expensive to have food that is not up to standards. Cold eggs... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our daughter was married at the Greenbriar Inn last week. Phil (the owner) and Kathie-Jo were so helpful through the entire process. They are very experienced with weddings and it showed. They are able to adapt to finicky Spring weather to offer outdoor/indoor ceremonies. The staff was very professional and attentive. The wedding ceremony was flawless and the transition to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went yesterday for their Sunday brunch with the family. Was seated as soon as we got there. I'm 1005 positive you need a reservation as we did, at least on Sunday. Very nice ambiance. Even though a buffet type arrangement for the brunch, service was really attentive and kept our glasses full and used plates off the table. Great and... More 

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Windsor, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I little drive out in the country to find a special place. The Greenbriar is a quaint restaurant with lovely grounds. The inside is old world and the staff is friendly and very professional. The meals are excellent and our favorite is the Sunday brunch. Some would say a little pricey ($30) but the selection is great. Anything from oysters... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Greenbriar Inn is a lovely place to enjoy a drink and a meal. However, I would stick to the simpler meal on the Bar and Patio menu. Go there in the summer. The patio is beautiful. That's what we will do next time and skip dinner.

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Littleton
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While far from our home, this is the go to place for a wonderful meal. My husband lived up the street and called this his local tavern where they would have home owners meets. What a tavern-- I have never been disappointed with a meal at this elegant, laid back Boulder landmark. Great drinks, wine list and now a prix... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Marvelous Sunday brunch. I went with my wife and another couple- we were well served and taken care of by the staff. The food selection ranged from classic American breakfast favorites like specially prepared omelets or bacon strips to the more exotic mussels and oysters. Salad, fruit, and a good cheese selection with wafers greeted us. Their take on french... More 

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Firestone, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

- Service was a bit slow, though it was Thanksgiving and the restaurant was packed. Two years in a row now our waiters seemed like they were disengaged and a bit judgmental of us since we were about half their age. Not as helpful and interactive as we would have liked. - Plate presentation seemed rushed & messy for the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Have been here the past 8 years for a XMas celebration. Very attentive service, good food, and nice atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8735 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO 80302
    (Hwy 36 & Lefthand Canyon)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-7979

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Opened in 1967, The Greenbriar Inn is an elegant restaurant, tavern and private event space located in the north Boulder countryside and nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding 20 acres features two ponds, striking woodland and thriving produce, herb, and flower gardens. The cuisine focuses on seasonal, American classics and is complimented by a 1200 label award-winning wine cellar.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?