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“Shattered expectations”
Review of Garden Terrace

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Garden Terrace
Ranked #21 of 202 Restaurants in Englewood
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I was here ages ago and didn't recall it being memorable. When my Dad (fairly new to Colorado) wanted to go for a nice brunch to celebrate his 70th (and my daughters 10th), someone suggested this place to him. I reluctantly agreed to go with low expectations.

Reservations weren't the easiest to get for a party of 5. I was shooting for 11am but only 1pm was open. I did get a call that morning from the restaurant offering an earlier time. We happily accepted and went around 1130am.

Located in the Inverness Hotel, we walked into the lobby and they were doing fresh caramel apple slices with a toppings bar. Kids were sold right there.

Restaurant was nice. Service was spot on. They explained the layout of the buffet and off we all went.

I don't like using the word "buffet" to describe this restaurant as the word conjures up images of quick mass produced cheap quality food served in an atmosphere that makes you want to disinfect your hands. The Garden Terrace offerings in my opinion were carefully crafted, flavorful, high quality and unique. The atmosphere is classy yet comfortable. The live music was a nice touch.

Personal favorites from our table were the following. The eggs Benedict was a hit - the eggs yolk was runny and perfectly cooked. The prime rib had a delicious rub on it. I loved the cold beef salad with mint. I am normally not a dessert person but the offerings were perfect sized and tasty.

It is a pricy meal but we will definitely be back for special occasions as they pop up. Thanks for a nice birthday brunch.

Thank grach821
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The atmosphere at the Garden Terrace, overlooking the golf course, was very nice. The buffet was excellent, with plenty of fresh, locally sourced food to enjoy. I was only able to sample a small portion of the extensive buffet, but it was delicious.

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Walked in with my girlfriend to eat a good lunch and we noticed the buffet so we went to check it out. It looked super fresh and offered a wide variety of options so we opted for it and did not regret it at all. We were able to custom prepare salads just the way we wanted them and they were excellent, super fresh greens and produce, and had multiple protein dishes available to top or pair them with. We went for the snapper and it was tremendous.

Thank Brooks R
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Brunch means so many things to so many people. We loved the amazing selection of cheeses, fruits, carving and personal breakfast stations and desserts. We also were impressed with the quality of the seafood that was offered, as we're from Seattle and have pretty high standards. Typically we don't do seafood away from the coast, but it looked so good that we engaged and it was genuinely good.

The service was very attentive too, with both helping the kids and taking care of adults. They worked in cooperation with the bar to create breakfast cocktails that weren't on the standard menu. Really, well done.

Thank 2TravelDads
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We hosted a brunch for 55 people at the Garden Terrace the day after our daughter's wedding. The breakfast brunch is the most extensive brunch I've ever experienced. All of our guests raved about the quality and variety of food from breakfast favorites to entrees and desserts. The shrimp and crab leg display was incredible. This buffet rivaled any cruise buffet I have experienced. The restaurant staff was attentive and friendly. I've already booked for Mother's Day! Great value. Go hungry.

Thank lisammc285
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