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Trostel's Greenbriar

5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217
+1 515-253-0124
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (17 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“ahi tuna” (3 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options
5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wine was good. The main course I had the salmon which was very ordinary. The dessert was outstanding The dining room was very Smoky. This was a business meeting with fixed menu, may be it was their B grade salmon.More

Thank kkaramchandani
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I am so sorry your experience was less than outstanding. We work very hard to give our guests an experience that is above average so I would like to extend my apology. Typically, the salmon is one of our most popular and favorite dishes...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice place....2 areas to sit, one a bit fancier. We opted for the lounge area, which was perfect.....jeans were de rigueur. Very nice wait person.....happy to explain the menu. We both had the Iowa pork, with the gunpowder rub. What a great meal! The...More

Thank rlzclark
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Nice place for work dinners. Traditional business type atmosphere and the menu had plenty of choices to accommodate many tastes. The service was attentive and timely. The food was nicely prepared. Our table had a mixture of steak and seafood, which all seemed to appreciate....More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We went to a late lunch. This place is so busy over lunch, they were reeling it's not a bad thing. Service was what we needed but I was on a leisurely schedule. The food was good but the portion size was much smaller than...More

Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This place was a choice for a business dinner. It ended up being an excellent choice. There are a few cheaper options for those who want a five star meal but are trying to balance the budget as well. That said - most of the...More

Thank IowaTravellinGuy
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Greenbriar is reliably solid though sometimes the service is scattered. They have amazing wine dinners periodically that are the best value in town!

Thank ebednar
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I go to this restaurant every year and I always look forward to my visit. The service is great and the food is even better. The prime rib is to die for!

Thank Josie M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My husband was craving prime rib. He requested the gunpowder rub be added & seared into the meat. The prime rib was SO tender & flavorful! Amazing! I tried the sliders & really enjoyed them! So many flavors! Can't wait to try the lobster roll...More

Thank Showagapelove
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I ate at Greenbriar on June 21, 2017 for a work-related lunch with a group of 6 of my colleagues. The food was outstanding, but we had a terrible experience with our waitress. When we arrived, there was no room indoors, so when we asked...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My wife and I stayed in Des Moines with some relatives for a few days and treated them to dinner at Trostel's Greenbriar. We were not disappointed. Food and service were exceptional.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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