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The Gruene Door

2360 Gruene Lake Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Ranked #28 of 220 restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Gruene Road
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81% Recommend
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Cypress, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It was raining and we didn't feel like walking in the rain to stand in line with the crowds at the restaurants in the center of Gruene. Just as we were about to give up and drive to another town to eat, we spotted The Gruene Door just down the street in the cutest little shopping village. We decided to... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Just what we needed after braving the parking lots of the historic site up the road...no chance of lunch there! So glad we spotted the sign and turned in to try the Gruene Door. This was a top five meal of our three week trip through Texas....and we ate in many highly rated places. The atmosphere is wonderful...so peaceful with... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Gruene Door is a quaint local joint near New Braunfels, Texas and located in a small shopping area called The Gruene Lake Village. The area its self is quiet and cute with a few shops and bars to entertain. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and is decorated with a comfortable mix of browns and deep reds. I really... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

One of my favorite places for great food, atmosphere, and service. A great place for a date or a lunch with friends.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It was a chilly night and the big fireplace was most welcoming. The decor was warm and simple. The food was great. The martini was exquisite! Bought a house just 300 ft from this place! Can't wait to be a regular! My favorite place in Gruene!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Food is always good. Servers are attentive. Nice atmosphere. Can be noisy if crowded. I love the salmon with flash fried spinach.

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Seguin, TX
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The atmosphere is like an upscale ski lodge tavern. Nice bar area, fireplace, etc. I had a dinner program to do so we got a private room. Everything was very smooth, orders taken quietly and quickly. My salad was exotic but not very filling ( just not my taste , others liked theirs ). My steak was terrific, and the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Due to the close proximity of the Gruene Door to our home we made several attempts to eat there. The last time, will be the LAST time for all the people in our family. Sad, but true.

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Maui, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Very, very nice restaurant. I had a delicious spinach salad and chicken picante. They substituted spinach as a side. It was very tasty. Service was great. Restaurant was very nice. The whole area is very cute. Definitely go there if you are in the area.

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New Braunfels, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We have eaten here many times and always enjoyed our meals. In the past few months, the quality of the meal has been up and down. Today was a really down meal at lunch. Not one of the three entrees was even due a *fair* rating. My Kobe burger was dry and stringy, served on a stale bun. The chicken... More

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