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The Briarwood

1630 8th St, Golden, CO 80401-1011
+1 303-279-3121
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“spinach salad” (14 reviews)
“crackers” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
1630 8th St, Golden, CO 80401-1011
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The special appetizer is the high point of any meal at Briarwood, and it was excellent as usual last evening 10/29/17. The food is average, as it has been in the past. I had the prime rib, which was fair, but far from the best...More

Thank Stan C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

It's nostalgia at its best -- food is good -- the setting is wonderful -- the service is professional -- just a nice place

Thank HonestMcHonest
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This was always a good place, but hasnt been busy for a while. It is closing as a restaurant and will inly be a special events venue as of Nov 2017. Too bad.

1  Thank ngn1958
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I have attempted to contact the Briarwood nine times by phone to discuss scheduling a Fall 2018 wedding. Seven of those times, I actually spoke to a person who said they would have someone contact me- once it was even the owner! We set up...More

2  Thank jakigrajera
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Trout, filet, lobster bisque and a dark chocolate Pavlova. Everything crazy good! In addition, it was picture perfect - the chef must be an artist for everything was arranged to please the eye. Our server was helpful, answering our questions with with the confidence that...More

Thank kcbbill09
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We go here for special occasions and occasional group gatherings for lunches. Service is top notch, menu is broad and fantastic and the food is unbeatable. So are the prices for dinners. Lunches, not so much. Really quality place for a really special occasions.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

THE MOST incredible food in a long long time!! From the hostess to everyone involved with our dinner was absolutely 1st class! The food, awesome, beyond words! This establishment is very high end and their employees exemplify that. I would highly recommend this place to...More

Thank Schlieckau
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Picture a 1970's ski chalet for decor and ambiance. Add an expensive/average dinner with uninspired service. The lobster bisque at $17 had no lobster to speak of. Should be called tomato soup. Filet Mignon was adequate. No where near worth the price.

1  Thank 875Alex
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This restaurant is clearly upscale and expensive. It is obvious when you walk in. The atmosphere is calm, quiet and relaxing. Service was better than adequate, but some of the business protocols are not welcoming. No split checks, no split dishes. Menu very limited and...More

1  Thank Bobby H
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My husband surprised me for our anniversary last week and we went to The Briarwood for dinner. We had a wonderful experience all around. The service (Judith) was fantastic. She was amazing. Nice atmosphere. The food was absolutely wonderful. I had the spring pea ravioli...More

Thank canada777-1207
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Mark R
3 February 2017|
Response from Captainhowdie | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of, colorado casual is fine but most people dress nicely for this place.
5 December 2016|
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Response from Arlene M | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be a lovely place to have your reunion! Unfortunately, I don't know how they prepare for a large group, meals and beverage. I truly think you should make an appointment with the planner. Let them present... More
3 April 2015|
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Response from J D | Reviewed this property |
Never been there for brunch. But I hear it is very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1630 8th St, Golden, CO 80401-1011
    (6th and Hwy 58)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: +1 303-279-3121
Colorado's finest private venue destination for weddings, corporate and social events and holiday celebrations.
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