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Trostel's Greenbriar

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5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217 (Formerly Tostino's Greenbriar)
+1 515-253-0124
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Johnston, Iowa
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated a birthday here as it was close to home and had not tried it yet. It was a nice quiet Tuesday night. We started out with the appetizer of the night which was a fundido dip that had 3-4 different cheeses and served with tortillas and chips. Our group ordered the lamb chops but they were out so... More 

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MSP
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there on a weeknight with a group of six, needed a good meal and a place where we could talk. The menu offered a range that accommodated picky eaters, who were also happy with the wine list. Good value overall. We enjoyed the spicy pickle appetizer in particular. I was a bit concerned about having a steak with a... More 

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Thank Mdp1960
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a very nice meal, my husband had the ribeye and I had a butternut squash quinoa thing. Both were delicious. We got there early and were only able to sit in the bar, I would call for a reservation next time. Great service.

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Thank Kate G
Johnston, Iowa
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My wife and I celebrated her birthday this weekend at Trostel's Greenbrier. We've never had better food. Absolutely fantastic as was the dessert. We eat here about three times a year and marvel each time just how good it is. We feel this is one of the best restaurants in all of Iowa.

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Thank mark c
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Mark! We are happy the Greenbriar is your go-to place for special celebrations! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

There's several price ranges ... great food and friendly staff. A long-time favorite in the Johnston and Des Moines area.

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Thank Jane W
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this review

Thank you, Jane! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Johnston, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have een going to Greenbriar for over 10 years and have never had a bad meal. The cajun prime rib is the best.

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Thank Scott W
Robyn M, Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this review

Thank you Scott, we appreciate your comments! More 

iowa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food, good drinks and excellent dessert. Very nice wait staff- knowledgeable and just the right amount of service.

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Thank 1joelbc
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience and I hope you come back soon! More 

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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, excellent drinks, good conversation with all. Friendly place. Prime rib done right and flavourful. We go at least monthly.

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Thank Jerry U
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and your Loyalty! We will see you soon! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had a business dinner here last night The team hosted about 60 Well orchestrated Limited but diverse dinner to keep things from getting carried away Awesome service Highly commend the staff

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Thank Eric D
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this review

Thank you, Eric. We were happy to host your group and we are glad you all enjoyed the evening! More 

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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

AWFUL MEAT TOUGH AND when waitress asked since we were sincerely surprised it was not even able to be chewed if we wanted something else, we said yes. She then suggested an entry (without her showing us the menu or stating it was $10 more expensive per plate) we agreed and we all were shocked when the outrageous bill arrived... More 

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Thank Becci W
Robyn M, Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this review

Becci, I am so sorry to read about this disappointing experience at Trostel's Greenbriar. I would love the opportunity to discuss this with you. I am interested in hearing more details about your visit because this is not how we want to treat our guests and I would like the chance too make things right. Please call me at your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217 (Formerly Tostino's Greenbriar)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-253-0124

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?