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Greenbriar Inn

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American, International, Contemporary
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8735 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO 80302-9350 (Hwy 36 & Lefthand Canyon)
+1 303-440-7979
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have dined at the Greenbrier on a number of occasions and always enjoy the ambiance and the food. It is cozy in winter and delightful in warmer months when you can dine on the outdoor patio beneath the trees. The portion of the restaurant which faces the road was a former gas station that now contains... More 

Thank TheHandbagGuide
Fort Collins, Colorado
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An evening trip just as winters blow set in. Even though roads were testy, the snow only made their setting of expansive windows, trees and decorations that much more enjoyable. Staff - competent, polite with enough space yet close if needed. Setting is warm with large open spaces. It never felt crowded. The food was a smashing success for our... More 

Thank SLNColo
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent, consistent with the Greenbriar Inn's long-standing reputation. Service left something to be desired, however. The hostess seemed flustered when three (small) parties arrived at the same time. Table service was very slow, not at the start, but through the meal and afterward.

Thank Dad08
Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have the most amazing brunch layout. Lots of options for any occasion. Inside and out depending on the weather. It is never too loud and the service is always spot on.

Thank DiversionUTL
Broomfield, Colorado
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Greenbriar has been around since 1967 and has always been a lovely location to dine. Unfortunately, this visit was not the case. It was Saturday night of Restaurant Week so it was absolutely packed on top of a wedding on the main level. I've not had a bad experience here before but will think twice before making the 45... More 

Thank jackiew25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Best Beef Wellington and Caesar salad I have ever had. The property and grounds are more beautiful than ever. Top 5 wine cellars in the state. I love the casual but elegant service...inside or out on the beautiful patios and lawns. Thank you for all you do!

Thank John W
Longmont, Colorado
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135 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Took our family of 7 to Greenbriar for dinner last Sun. evening. I've lived in Boulder 46 years. Remember when the Greenbriar was THE place to go for an elegant, romantic evening with outstanding food. We were seated in the large dining room. Only a few other tables occupied. I ordered a Cosmo. I don't think there was any vodka... More 

Thank EBS33527
Windsor, Colorado
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178 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We have been to he Greenbriar Inn on several special occasions. A beautiful setting outside of Boulder and half way to Lyons. We love the ambiance and the great serving staff. They are known for their brunch. This time the food was cold and the pork and roast beef was tough. Good selection but too expensive. Not sure if we... More 

Thank JohnColo
United States
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

An absolutely beautiful restaurant. The service was relaxed, yet attentive. The food was fresh, perfectly prepared and served, and absolutely delicious. From appetizer to dessert the entire experience was extraordinary. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet, romantic evening, with excellent food.

Thank Shore_Traveller001
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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240 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

As students at the University of Colorado in 1967, when this restaurant opened, we had found memories of the place. We were shocked that it still had it's two signature dishes on the menu, Caesar salad and beef wellington. We ordered the caesar salad which is prepared table side with all usual ingredients. It was great as was all of... More 

Thank jerry z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
American, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8735 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO 80302-9350
    (Hwy 36 & Lefthand Canyon)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-7979
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?