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The Briarwood Inn

1630 8th St, Golden, CO 80401-1011
+1 303-279-3121
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“spinach salad” (14 reviews)
“prime rib” (17 reviews)
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1630 8th St, Golden, CO 80401-1011
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank 875Alex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We couldn't believe how expensive and tasteless our meals were at the Briarwood Inn tonight. The food was cold and it took 7 min to get a salt and pepper shaker that would work so we could try to have flavor. Our Lobster was cold...More

Thank FriendlyDiners
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My sister-in-law wanted to take me somewhere impressive for tea while I was visiting from Florida. The place is beautiful, service was fine but the food was awful! The tea and wine were fine but that was all. The food was cold and stale. Tasted...More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I have been to the Briarwood Inn on several occasions in the past, and it had been very good. On Easter Sunday it was anything but that. It took quite a while to get our food, the service was very much sub...More

1  Thank BillHead
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our family has been going to the Briarwood Inn for 25 years and this is the first time I've had a one star experience there. We've had celebration lunches and dinners there, annual Christmas teas and fundraising events with friends and always considered the food...More

3  Thank gsr12017
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4 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.
6 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
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
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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