Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar
Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar

Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glenelleninn.com/
  • Phone: 7079966409
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Thursday - Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christian Bertrand
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are thrilled that you have considered Glen Ellen Inn for your special event! See our web site for more information!
  • Private Party Facilities: Outdoor: For Groups of 80 and under, our romantic garden features grass for mingling, mini waterfall and Koi pond, and an L shaped dining area. Famous for our warm Sonoma evenings, outdoor dining is a pleasure from June through October. In/Outdoor: For groups up to 45, our Covered Patio features shaded dining, and can be open air for warm evenings. For cooler evenings, the Covered Patio is enclosed with glass windows, and features a fireplace and romantic lighting! Indoor: For groups up to 35, our Main Dining Room features cinnamon colored walls, and a lively view of the Chefs Kitchen! For Groups up to 80, our two indoor rooms can be combined for even more friends! Menu: Our Menu changes often, because we use in-season ingredients. So about one month before your party, you can design your own brunch, lunch or dinner menu! We’ll even put the heading of your choice on each menu! Fees: There is no set up or rental fee-visit www.glenelleninn.com for more info!
  • Private Party Contact: Karen 7079961174

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carquinez Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking.
A word from Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar
The Glen Ellen Inn-known for its great food & full bar, offers a relaxed, romantic and fun hideaway spot just for you! Tucked into an original 1940's wine country cottage located just minutes from downtown Sonoma and a scenic drive from Napa, the Glen Ellen Inn features delicious French & Italian inspired cuisine all day long! House baked breads, House made pasta, lovely salads, light appetizers, fire grilled chicken, steaks, burgers, chops and seafood are sure to satisfy any appetite! And why not make a night of it-stay overnight in the adjacent Glen Ellen Inn Secret Cottages. The All Day Menu is offered from 11:30 am to 9 pm; Wednesdays 5 pm to 9 pm.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (55)neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (45)romantic (44)special occasion (42)notable wine list (33)scenic view (21)great for lunch (19)great for brunch (12)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • knows good food
    1935SFred
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not our first time here, but the first for lunch. Our daughter-in-law visiting for the day, I did not want to prepare lunch at home so…. I had the garlic fries and the Kobe burger - WONDERFUL is all that I can say!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dining inside and out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a very lively, quaint, and delicious restaurant in beautiful Sonoma County. They have a long martini list, with our favorite being the blue Heisenberg! Our meal was delicious, but the setting and spirit were what would keep us coming back as often as we can!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner!
    Barbaratynan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. One very small detail: table should have been wiped after the appetizer because we had unfortunately made a bit of a mess with bits of calamari and salsa. Other than that, our dining experience was great. Service staff is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RonH
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very good service and a well prepared meal. Overall a very good choice for a casual meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was an excellent restaurant find in a small town with few credible alternatives. Martini list is outstanding! Bar is small and cute, owners in action and very attentive. Wild bore was falling off the bone tender and delicious as were several oyster apps.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible find!
    TommyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Glen Ellen is a small community of 750 people in Sonoma County (wine country), but visiting this restaurant make a trip to Glen Ellen an essential part of any visit to the wine country. This restaurant has a rare combination of truly outstanding food and a warm, knowledgeable, personable servers, and an experienced chef/owner dedicated to maintaining this combination. Additionally, there is a garden and a terrace both of which are lovely, quiet settings in which to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always on point
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    What can you say about GEI that hasn't already been said... brought some family that was visiting the area to one of (if not) our favorite places in the north bay. They are restauranteurs and very tough to please. Loved every aspect of the experience. Great restaurants start from the top, and every member of the floor staff was in perfect balance with the high quality of the food. Service so polished that you look around at your table and realize plates have been cleared, water refilled, new bread dropped off without asking; a great restaurant works to keep the guests happy without encroaching on their conversations. GEI is legit. Halibut in parchment was my one concern when my wife ordered it and it was the favorite dish of the night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yogagirl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Lovely place. Some of the food items are wonderful and some just OK. The homemade scones and ice cream were fabulous. And the melted brie with grilled peaches and micro greens appetizer was wonderful. But I forgot to ask for the dressing on the side on my entree of a Greek Salad with grilled chicken breast and it was quite tart. Also could have used more greens. But very cute place. Was fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food & service
    KayW
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We've been enjoying this restaurant for many years, both for lunch and for dinner. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is casual elegance and the service is very cordial and accommodating. Ingredients are fresh and breads and even ice creams are house-made. Lovely cocktails and wines are plentiful. While not my cup of tea, many go for the martinis and fresh oysters. It would be hard to go wrong with this Glen Ellen gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    jeffl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food, service and ambience were all top notch. Would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat, drink, and be merry
    greatfoodgreatcompany
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I love food. And we love any excuse to try a new place whether near our home or on our travels. We were road tripping through Sonoma on a trip from London and got recommended to Glen Ellen Inn for martinis and great grub. The place is fantastic. Absolutely delicious food with incredibly fresh ingredients served with flair. Incredible value and that martini list (dozens of them!) is epic. Enjoy an evening here like we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters and Wine = So Fine!
    Peter2868
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Don't miss this gem of a restaurant if you are visiting anywhere in the Sonoma Valley! Great food, service and a fantastic wine list. The baked oysters were a special treat as were the Cioppino and Prawns in a Coconut Sauce. The service and greeting are friendly and accommodating. You really can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a great meal there. It was right after we visited wine country. Super food, super service, quaint beautiful place. Would go back there in a minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OTfanaticVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Come for the oysters and martinis; stay for dinner. Charming location, excellent food, EXCEPTIONAL wine list. Service was friendly and very efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as usual
    ColibrifanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everything was wonderful. Sandra is the best!!! Thanks for being flexible about substitution food items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Really enjoy the food there. Had a table for seven for an 80th birthday celebration. Young and old alike enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find in Sonoma
    Pickyfoodie22
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We didn't know what to.expect as a couple. We walked in and weren't overly hungry. We also needed to be at a wedding within two hours, so time was a slight issue. In the end for starters we shared their special Watermelon salad with Vinaigrette. And shared the mussels and frites for main. The salad came out split over two plates. Very nice. When asked for wine I ordered a chardonnay, which the waiter comped. Surprised! Then after the mussels were done we were contemplating dessert, but didn't need cuz our server was brought out a comped ice cream and cookies for us to really add a nice touch to the meal. Along with the bill we got a takeout box of delicious scones, we were very happy that we were able to share them with our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    billVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were in Sonoma doing wine tastings. We had searched for unique resturants before arriving. We found Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Bar to be unique, wonderful, and such a find. We really enjoyed everything, the food, the service, the ambiance. I would recommend this to anyone, I will be back on our next visit from Texas
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Knows good food
    1935SFred
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Whats not to like about this restaurant, would go every chance we get!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice place for dinner
    Kickstand5
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dinner was very good, for the most part pricing was very good. Lots of martini's to choose from. As for dinner the price was very reasonable, not cheap but the the range that will bring me back again. The martini's were around $10 each, I guess somewhat reasonable. Corkage for the bottle of wine was $9.00 which was very reasonable. Only complaint was pricing on other drinks. Our table had a couple of Crown and seven and I had a Beefeaters gin over ice. These drinks were close to $13.00 each. A bit high
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner on a Sunday
    menuplease
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Lovely place. Good Ambiance. Cuisine is informal a la carte. A lot of hype about martinis for some reason. I don't drink martinis. Brought my own cheap good wine but nice wine list. Everything tasted good and enough to fill. Good dessert. Good service. Good bread. My cioppini was a little too tart. The seafood was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greg
    GJB777
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our local favorite. Great romantic setting in the little village of Glen Ellen. We have been there many times and have always had a great experience with scrumptuos food all the way from the appetizers through dessert, outstanding personal service and much charm and ambience. Our favorite entrees are the Cioppino, the salmon and the Hangar steak. Try the crab cake appetizer, its "to die for." Large wine list and a great bar. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    tinaoj
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    we've been here often and it's always wonderful - good food and service - love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Delicious food, excellent knowledgeable service, lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service, indifferent staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The poor/lack of service outweighed any attributes there may have been with this bad dining experience. The restaurant was clearly understaffed and the attitude was "tough luck". After a 15 minute wait to be greeted for a drink order, the food took nearly an hour to serve. There was no follow up on the meal until it was three bites from being finished, too late to send back an under cooked steak. To walk out of a restaurant with an empty feeling that no one cares is bad enough, the $200. tab made it even worse.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing place!
    WineLover
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Found this place while visiting California - What a wonderful find! The ambiance was very nice, and the food even better! Great service as well. Definitely going back next time I am in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amle29
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Fantastic find! We've only been here twice because we are from San Jose, but believe me, if we were local, we'd probably be here at least once a week until we've tried everything on the menu. To top off the great food is the great and very attentive service. I highly recommend Glen Ellen Inn.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Anniversary
    ridgerunner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    On a busy evening we had a quiet table with no other customers in the immediate area. The other areas of the place were hopping but we were in a front room with no others. Service was terrific and the meals, both specials, were indeed special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glen Ellen Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were staying at the Jack London Lodge around the corner and decided to dine here. We were amazed at the quality and complexity of the entrees. The service was exceptional. Prices very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite wine country restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have eaten here on numerous occasions, and always bring my out-of-town visitors here. The food is always excellent, the staff warm and friendly and the ambiance welcoming and comfortable. I look forward to returning again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, Peaceful evening!
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a great time Saturday Night...just what we needed after a long day!! Super food, quiet and calm setting outside....just perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Glen Ellen Inn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Glen Ellen Inn is one of our favorites - the food is always creative, and delicious, the ambiance warm. We had friends visiting. I felt very confident in our choice - one of our guests is a food/wine critic in DC - the wine list is so extensive, it became laborious to find what we wanted to go with the oysters first, and other dishes.....the waiter was very young, and no help when it came to selecting the wines. He was overly animated, scripted, and too young to be part of the dinner wait staff.....our guests used the word "annoying". Having noted we were there to celebrate two events, a marriage and an engagement, disappointed that it was ignored until after we had ordered dessert - and then given a complimentary dish of ice cream....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprise in the woods
    Monte
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Glen Ellen is such a small quiet pit stop town so, it was a real surprise to fine such fine food & wine in a lovely restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine country gem
    RPS3
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    In addition to wonderful food, our server offered us a personal level of service and attention that made for a casual, fun and memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Galflanders
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Nice atmosphere, attentive service, decent meal. Perfect place for an enjoyable casual dinner, just nothing memorable about the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super
    Valerie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We love this quaint restaurant.....great food, great service and a beautiful atmosphere! This time I had the salmon and it was perfect....also the creme brûlée ....delicious! And of course a martini!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely outdoor ambiance
    Gillian
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This little gem is located on a little street in the Glen Ellen countryside. We enjoyed the lovely garden setting, which was quiet and comfortable. The oysters were delicious as were the main courses. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable about the wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Birthday Dinner
    patvc
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday and everything about the restaurant was perfect. The server was attentive and helpful, the food delicious, and the ambiance wonderful (we loved the cool music playing in the restaurant as we sat out on the partially enclosed porch). The kitchen sent out a complimentary dessert for his birthday, both it and the one we ordered were yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dsova
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Very popular, a little noisy In room where we were because it was full and tables are fairly close. Food and emu good. Not outstanding. Presentation and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    jksancarlosVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had quite a bit of trouble finding parking because this place is very popular. The bar when you first walk in is quite small, but they also have a downstairs area where you can have a drink which is quite scenic. The food was very good and the service excellent. The prices were quite reasonable too, which I wasn't expecting. The noise level was pretty high as it was crowded, but you could still have a conversation easily. I will definitely come back to this restaurant when I am in Sonoma county. I had filet mignon and my husband had the fried green tomato sandwich. They were both excellent. They have an extensive martini selection as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.