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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Country side excellence

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
JohnColo
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Windsor, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Windsor, Colorado
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Longmont, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We always look for buffet brunch in Boulder and Longmont area. One of our native Boulder residents recommended this place for brunch. We made a reservation from their website. It is pretty easy. The staff are very nice, friendly, and polite. They have variety of food on their buffet. I love to have pancake and omelette after 1 pm.

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Boulder, CO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have always enjoyed dining in the garden in the evening at the Greenbriar. This summer almost ended without our traditional visit/visits. As it turned out the evening was perfect in every way. The weather was warm with just a hint of coolness. We had excellent service. The wine which is 2 dollars less during happy hour ...a wonderful Sauvignon... More 

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We went there for our anniversary. The building is old but very well taken care of. The wood gleams and shines, the grounds are lovely. The wait staff was friendly, they all wished us a happy anniversary. The wine list was a book, it was so extensive! The prices ranged from the $30 on up. The food was beautifully presented... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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370 reviews 370 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our family group had a wonderful experience here during summer restaurant week and had great food, excellent service and wonderful old country club atmosphere. The drive to this place north of Boulder is so beautiful. The wedge salad was extra good this time and the steak nicely prepared. Loved the gluten free flourless chocolate cake for dessert. My other group... More 

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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, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating

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

Questions & Answers

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