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Best Restaurants in New Braunfels: Gruene Restaurant Guide

Best Restaurants in New Braunfels: Gruene Restaurant Guide

July 31, 2018

Below is a list of the best restaurants in New Braunfels, from your friends at Veramendi. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our amazing new community and home for sale.

The Grapevine Texas Wine Bar

Awarded the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the Grapevine Texas Wine Bar is a must for any oenophiles. This gem is located in the Gruene Historic District.

Here you’ll find one of the finest selections of Texan wines anywhere. Head to their tasting room and try one of their various wines or craft beers. While there, indulge in their daily tasting menu.

Whether you’re on the patio or inside, we know you’ll enjoy their selection. The Texas reds include classic Pinot Noirs, Sangioveses, Cabernets, and Sauvignons. The Texas whites selection includes exotic Chardonnays, Chenin Blancs, and Viogniers. It’s definitely at the top

Gruene River Grill

Based on local reviews and feedback, the Gruene River Grill has arguably the best food in New Braunfels. Here you can experience a superb view of the Guadalupe River in the Gruene district.

This restaurant has a wide selection of wines. The list includes excellent sauvignon blancs from New Zealand, Chardonnays, Zinfandels and vintage Moscatos from Texan vineyards.

The menu includes homemade soups, jalapeno‑crawfish chowder, lemon chicken, gorgonzola burgers, smoked pork, tenderloins, seafood, tilapia, salmon, redfish, and many other Texan classics – Rib eye and sirloin steaks to name a couple more. It’s definitely at the top of our list as one of the best restaurants in New Braunfels.

Alpine Haus Restaurant

Tripadvisor ranks the Alpine Haus Restaurant the second best food spot in New Braunfels! This refreshing restaurant offers traditional Bavarian cuisine located in Downtown New Braunfels, opposite the historic Faust hotel.

On the menu, you’ll find many delicious German dishes – platters of bratwurst, weißwurst, knackwurst, rider gulasch, rinder rouladen, jager, rham, zigeuner, and schnitzel.

For dessert, try the Black Forest Gateau or Apple Strudel. A place with truly the best Germany can offer.

For the beer lovers, experience a taste of Germany or Belgium’s best. The Chimay Premiere is one of their top‑rated ales.


The Gourmage was established in 2009 and is located in downtown New Braunfels. Head on over and sample one of their signature wine and cheese plates, served all day.

Home to many foodies, here you’ll find a large stock of artisanal cheeses and gourmet produce. The menu features an award‑winning grilled cheese with fresh bread, the Goumage sandwich of smoked turkey swiss cheese, and many delicious slices of meats.

Another favorite is the French Onion Soup. For salads, you’ll be able to enjoy many add‑ons such as goat cheese, pear, truffles, tomato, and lettuce.

Huisache Grill

Located in downtown New Braunfels, the Huisache Grill was founded in 1994. Experience their award‑winning food, a blend of contemporary American cuisine with strong Texan flavor and tradition.

The restaurant saw a massive expansion in 1999 and again in 2007, while all along the way garnering up amazing reviews. TripAdvisor awarded this restaurant their “Certificate of Excellence”.

The wine list consists of bottles from all over Europe – France, Germany, and Austria. Their wine selection is well regarded and subsequently well enjoyed.

On the menu, you can expect favorites such as the Pecan Dusted Pork Tenderloins, 16‑ounce ribeye, pork sauteed mushroom, and chicken Yucatan.


Located on Comal River, Naturally has a surprisingly large following in New Braunfels. All of their cakes, smoothies, sandwiches are all prepped fresh!

This restaurant holds a strong conviction on healthy, ethical ingredients. Their sandwich menu includes options of chicken, bacon roasted vegetable zucchini, and many other healthy options.

Salad options are all packed with healthy and organic produce. On the menu is a quinoa salad with zucchini, onion, and apples. Additionally, you’ll find the Mariposa salad with cranberries, almonds, goat cheese. Another fan favorite is the Xochitl, made with avocado, pecans, and goat’s cheese.

Gristmill River Restaurant

Founded in 1997 the Gristmill River Restaurant overlooks the beautiful Guadalupe River. The building they are housed under is in the National Register of Historic Places. It is housed in all which is left of the Gruene Cotton Mill.

The Restaurant has served celebrities such as John Travolta in the film “Michael”. It has also served several prominent state senators and governors of Texas.

In their menu, you’ll find entrees including ten‑ounce sirloins and Texan t‑bone steaks. They include plenty of fresh fish options consisting of catfish, trout, and tuna; as well as many soups and salads.

Choosing Veramendi for Your New Home

When you select Veramendi for your new home, you’ll find the benefits to be excellent and the local community filled with a large number of the best restaurants in New Braunfels. If you’re even the slightest foodie, you’ll come to enjoy all aspects of New Braunfels’ food scene. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our amazingly designed and developed, new properties for sale. We’ll be sure to reply to your inquiry as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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