Golden, Colorado is a scenic mountain community on the outskirts of Denver that offers all of the attractions and amenities of a big city with the friendliness and welcoming feel of a small mountain town. If you are planning to visit Golden, Colorado, consider dining at the Briarwood Inn, an upscale establishment that is a local favorite.
The Briarwood Inn Gets Rave Reviews from Critics
The Briarwood Inn has been featured in dining and travel magazines multiple times for its amazing menu and excellent service. This elegant restaurant is perfect for a romantic date or dinner out with other adults, serving lunch, dinner, Saturday afternoon tea, and a Sunday Champagne brunch. Romantic Colorado vacations in the Denver area demand a meal at the Briarwood Inn.
The ambiance of the Briarwood Inn points to the feel of a European country inn. You will dine on beautiful pieces of china underneath sparkling chandeliers with your table graced by the light from stained glass windows. Antique furnishings are found throughout the restaurant, and the addition of glowing fireplaces adds warmth to the natural wood in the restaurant.
If you are dining when the weather is fair, consider taking your meal outdoors. Live local musicians will serenade you as you dine within view of the mountains, making your experience a peaceful one.
What makes the Briarwood Inn different from other establishments is the fact that it has been owned by the same family since it opened. Most of the staff has been at the restaurant for its entire history, so repeat guests often see a familiar face when they come to dine.
Of course, beautiful furnishings and a friendly staff alone do not make a meal memorable. The food itself is worth remembering. It has earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for its excellent food, and The Denver Post named it the Best Overall Restaurant in the region.
The menu features a rich blend of American and European specialties that are sure to please even the most discerning tastes. The prices on the menu reflect the upscale feel of the restaurant.
If You Go
If you plan to dine at the Briarwood Inn, you will need to make a reservation by calling 303-279-3121 or going online to reserve your table at thebriarwoodinn.com.
Dinner is served nightly starting at 4:30, with lunch available Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 until 2:00. Saturday tea runs from 12 until 3, with the Sunday brunch from 10 until 2. The Briarwood Inn is located at 1630 8th Street.
Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, specializing in travel and finance writing, with work having been published on USA Today, the New York Stock Exchange and Hotels.com in addition to here on Go Colorado!
Special thanks to the Briarwood Inn for providing the photos featured in this article!