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The Briarwood Inn

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1630 8th St, Golden, CO 80401 (6th and Hwy 58)
+1 303-279-3121
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Critically acclaimed as one of Colorado's finest dining traditions, The...
Critically acclaimed as one of Colorado's finest dining traditions, The Briarwood Inn is an idyllic setting for an elegant and extraordinary dining experience.
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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Quiet Dining

I celebrated my birthday dinner here this year. The restaurant is very quiet and is tastefully decorated. The service was excellent. The dining is a fixed price with multiple options, some of which are an additional charge. The appetizer course and the desert courses are fixed items. Wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Bensus
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I celebrated my birthday dinner here this year. The restaurant is very quiet and is tastefully decorated. The service was excellent. The dining is a fixed price with multiple options, some of which are an additional charge. The appetizer course and the desert courses are fixed items. Wine can be purchased as a pre selected flight or from a wine... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

What this restaurant has going for it is great ambiance and a clever Brunch platform. The decor and the dishes and cutlery scream vintage and add to the "Inn" feeling. The addition of the fruit and pastries to the Brunch entrees is clever and makes the whole Breakfast "out" more of an occasion. The food was good, but the food... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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110 reviews 110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Have always gone here for dinner and the food and service has always been top-notch. Our first time for Sunday brunch was not as impressive. Sorry guys, but everything was cold, I mean cold. My english muffin was toasted on my Benedict, my wife's was not. Yes I know why didn't we complain to the staff, you ask. It was... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went with my father in law for Sunday brunch as we both had good memories of dining here before. Great ambiance and the wait staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The pastry plate was delicious and the fresh fruit was very tasty. The Eggs Benedict comes with nice thick slices of very good Canadian Bacon and the eggs were perfectly... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I have been coming here for special occasions since we moved to the Denver area 15 years ago. We were concerned about coming back given some of the poor reviews a few months ago. We are glad we decided to come back. We had an excellent elegant dinner with very good service. Our server was Scott who... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After my post on Dec. 25, I was contacted by the General Manager with an apology, commitment to addressing my issues and a gift certificate for another visit. Our experience on Jan 30 was what we have grown to expect from the Briarwood. The atmosphere was lovely and quiet, our waiter Ray was exceptional and the food was excellent. The... More 

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Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband, daughter and I have been dining here for a few years now (I use to go here years ago and it was a favorite then too). We have enjoyed the brunch so much that we have taken two other families with us recently....the loved it too! Our Valentine dinner last year was wonderful. We will be celebrating Valentine's... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We've lived in Golden for years and have gone to the Briarwood many times. We stopped going there for dinner as the menu had gotten tired (it was like going to a nice restaurant circa 1970) and for the last couple years would only go to the bar for a quiet cocktail and perhaps apps. We decided to have dinner... More 

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Lisa P, Owner at The Briarwood Inn, responded to this review

Stephen, thank you so much for the kind words. We truly value customer feedback and it's so nice to hear that we hit the mark on your last visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Littleton, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our group has had their Christmas lunch at the Briarwood every year for at least the 17 years I have been in the group, probably much longer. I am sad to say the the food quality has steadily declined over the years. We loved the tropical shrimp salad which is no longer on the menu. The side salad was previously... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This restaurant has a great Sunday brunch - a very pleasant experience. When we went back for dinner it was a disaster. It was my husband's birthday so we thought it would be a lovely evening. The waiter did not seem to care whether we were there or not. We ordered an expensive bottle wine, salads and entrees. When we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1630 8th St, Golden, CO 80401
    (6th and Hwy 58)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: +1 303-279-3121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Critically acclaimed as one of Colorado's finest dining traditions, The Briarwood Inn is an idyllic setting for an elegant and extraordinary dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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