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Trostel's Greenbriar

5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217
+1 515-253-0124
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“ahi tuna” (3 reviews)
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5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Larry A
Reviewed 22 May 2017

When we look at the best dining experiences in the Metro, there's no better place to feel relaxed while be served upscale than Trostel's Greenbriar. There were amazing dishes, a thrilling spectacular selection, and a top-notch wine menu which made my date happy and my...More

1  Thank Luke S
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Award winning, locally owned restaurant with excellent menu. Great for a date or nice meal out. Full drink menu.

1  Thank jmw0313
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for the review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Horrible. Food is good but, waited 45 minutes for each drink. 3 hour dinner that should have taken 1 and half hour. Table flipped over and spilt everything on daughter and I and manager said it was not her fault and laughed at us. Umbrella...More

1  Thank kyleeb
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

The statements in this review are COMPLETELY untrue. The truth is that I am sorry you had a bad experience that evening. I cannot change your opinion of me but I can assure you that there is no one that cares more about this restaurant...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We get to DM four times a year for board meetings & Trostel's is our favorite lunch & dinner spot. Auto Mile salad is my personal favorite. Ambiance harkens back to white table cloth days, but dining in the bar is for us. Food is...More

1  Thank Roger B
Robyn M, General Manager at Trostel's Greenbriar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Roger, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of our restaurant. We take pride in our restaurant and appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Des Moines!

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Pricey, understaffed, ala carte, food adequate, 5 out of 10. 2 out of 4 couples sent food back because of cold when served or undercooked. 1meal was served w/o the ala carte item. Owner compensated the 6 of us with a round of drinks.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our family came here to celebrate our Mom's birthday - the food was fabulous, our waitress was prompt, efficient and courteous, and the whole dining experience was just wonderful!

1  Thank ReesesPBC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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