The Greenbrier Restaurant in Gatlinburg is a chef-driven dinner house, well known for its steaks, chops and seafood. The restaurant also offers an impressive wine selection and cocktail menu. Many people enjoy the secluded feel of the restaurant’s location and the staff’s high attention to detail. The restaurant is the perfect blend of a modern dining experience combined with the Appalachian tradition.
The menu was created, and is led, by Executive Chef Aaron Ward. The most popular menu items are the steaks and the chops. As the only prime dry aged steakhouse in the Smoky Mountains, The Greenbrier is able to offer high quality selections. Steaks are hand-cut and cooked to order. Greenbrier offers a bone-in rib-eye, dry aged Iowa Premium USDA prime beef, New York Strip and Filet of Beef. The menu also offers options for pork chops, lamb shanks, duck breast, salmon and flounder. Each menu item is accompanied by a selection of high quality organic produce in salads and soups. Everyone will find something to enjoy.
One part of the dining experience at The Greenbrier is the setting. Nicely landscaped, the restaurant is surrounded by woodlands that make it feel secluded. Yet it is still very close to downtown. An outdoor fire pit gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and listen to the woodland sounds.
The Drink Menu
The Greenbrier has an extensive drink menu created by House Mixologist, Brooklyn Steinway in the Walkers Union. The menu offers unique cocktails that aren’t often seen. Specialty cocktails also include choices like Volstead, Lafitte’s Boulevardier and Crockett. Another collection includes the large selection of bourbon and whisky options. An impressive wine selection is available by the glass or bottle. Wines are half-priced on Thursday evenings.
Everything at the Greenbrier has been crafted carefully and thoughtfully, as shown in the chef-driven menu and drinks program. Greenbrier staff are also dedicated to providing an exceptional ambiance and high quality service. This attention to all aspects of the dining experience is something that the restaurant has become known for.
While The Greenbrier is an elegant dinner restaurant for adults who enjoy fine dining (and priced accordingly), children are welcome. Large parties and groups are also welcome.
Two groups that meet frequently are the Greenbrier Whiskey Society and the Greenbrier Women of Wine. With the Greenbrier Whiskey Society, members are able to taste a wide variety of whiskeys, many of which they may not have tried before. The staff tries to bring new selections each time the society meets so that everyone can learn about their favorite drink. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month. The Greenbrier Women of Wine provides a similar learning experience with the world of wine. Trying new wines and champagnes gives guests the opportunity to expand their palate and learn more about each selection. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month.
The Greenbrier is open in the evenings for dinner. While not required, reservations are highly recommended. The restaurant is often fully booked, so it makes sense to make reservations far in advance. The restaurant’s location off East Parkway (Hwy 321) in Gatlinburg is easy to get to.