#31 of 62 Gatlinburg Restaurants

Greenbrier Restaurant

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The Greenbrier - Superb Fine Dining with Rustic Mountain Charm
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Greenbrier Restaurant features an inimitable dining experience. You're stepping through time as you enter a building that pre-dates World War II. You also enjoy an intimate ambience during your meal, whether you sit near a window or by the fireplace.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

The Greenbrier recently relocated to a new-to-them historic stone building on Gatlinburg’s Newman Road. The new venue, complete with secluded forest views, sets the atmosphere for a beautiful dinner, whether you’re heading to the upscale bar or enjoying a meal in the dining areas. When you walk through the door, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to a more refined age–where service is prized as highly as the gourmet dishes you order.

Expect unparalleled warmth and culinary creativity when you visit The Greenbrier. An expansive wine list makes it possible to choose the perfect pairing alongside your meal, while thoughtfully-crafted bar drinks set a high standard for presentation. The Dylan, one of The Greenbrier’s signature cocktails, is a beautiful example of that eye for detail:  cherry-infused ice balls add a special touch, as does the smoked oak plank on which the drink is served. To top it off, the design and decor of the interior dining room and bar areas are just what you’d expect of a fine dining establishment nestled in the Smoky Mountains.

Some of our menu favorites include: 

Filet of Beef
It’s a classic that chefs at The Greenbrier nail every time. The meat, which is wet-aged and center cut, offers melt-in-your-mouth decadence and exceptional flavor. Simple spices, including cracked black pepper and sea salt, allow the meat’s flavor to take center stage.

Puttanesca
Enjoy fresh pappardelle pasta, heirloom tomatoes, olives, capers, and roasted garlic–a gorgeous dish in itself, completed beautifully with your choice of grilled chicken or shrimp. You’ll taste the freshness of the ingredients and the care used to balance the delicate flavors of the sauce, and you might just find yourself calling this dish a culinary work of art.

Baked Spinach Dip
A starter that will truly whet your appetite, expect above-average flavors from the house-baked spinach dip. Each dish is made from fresh baby spinach, imported artichokes, queso cotija, and ricotta Salata–all baked to creamy, savory perfection, and served with fresh corn chips.

Drinks
Whether you’re looking for the perfect glass of wine to enjoy with your meal or starting out with a craft cocktail, you’ll find extensive menus for both at The Greenbrier. Expect a full range of classic cocktails as well as craft options like the Lydia, which combines Wheatley vodka, lavender syrup, and fresh lemon juice, served in high style with a lavender-infused sugar rim and a creme de Violette-soaked lemon wheel.

The wine menu leaves little to be desired for practically all wine connoisseurs. Whether you’re ordering by the bottle or by the glass, you’ll find a world of options, from locally-sourced sweet wines to the most excellent French champagnes.

The Greenbrier is located at the edge of Gatlinburg on Newman Road, convenient to the town’s attractions and lodges but far enough away from the center of town to feel like a warm, cozy mountain lodge.

Insider Tips:
– When possible, make a reservation for earlier in the evening rather than later; you’ll enjoy the sweeping mountain views more on your way to your seat.
– Double-check the closing time before you go; The Greenbrier closes at 9 pm many nights, which comes as a surprise to many who expect a later dinner.