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Trostel's Greenbriar

5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217
+1 515-253-0124
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (17 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“ahi tuna” (3 reviews)
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5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Nice place for work dinners. Traditional business type atmosphere and the menu had plenty of choices to accommodate many tastes. The service was attentive and timely. The food was nicely prepared. Our table had a mixture of steak and seafood, which all seemed to appreciate....More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We went to a late lunch. This place is so busy over lunch, they were reeling it's not a bad thing. Service was what we needed but I was on a leisurely schedule. The food was good but the portion size was much smaller than...More

Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

This place was a choice for a business dinner. It ended up being an excellent choice. There are a few cheaper options for those who want a five star meal but are trying to balance the budget as well. That said - most of the...More

Thank IowaTravellinGuy
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The Greenbriar is reliably solid though sometimes the service is scattered. They have amazing wine dinners periodically that are the best value in town!

Thank ebednar
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

I go to this restaurant every year and I always look forward to my visit. The service is great and the food is even better. The prime rib is to die for!

Thank Josie M
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

My husband was craving prime rib. He requested the gunpowder rub be added & seared into the meat. The prime rib was SO tender & flavorful! Amazing! I tried the sliders & really enjoyed them! So many flavors! Can't wait to try the lobster roll...More

Thank Showagapelove
Reviewed June 25, 2017

I ate at Greenbriar on June 21, 2017 for a work-related lunch with a group of 6 of my colleagues. The food was outstanding, but we had a terrible experience with our waitress. When we arrived, there was no room indoors, so when we asked...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed June 22, 2017

My wife and I stayed in Des Moines with some relatives for a few days and treated them to dinner at Trostel's Greenbriar. We were not disappointed. Food and service were exceptional.

1  Thank Larry A
Reviewed May 21, 2017

When we look at the best dining experiences in the Metro, there's no better place to feel relaxed while be served upscale than Trostel's Greenbriar. There were amazing dishes, a thrilling spectacular selection, and a top-notch wine menu which made my date happy and my...More

1  Thank Luke S
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Award winning, locally owned restaurant with excellent menu. Great for a date or nice meal out. Full drink menu.

1  Thank jmw0313
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you for the review! Hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217 (Formerly Tostino's Greenbriar)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-253-0124
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