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Glenwood Grill
Glenwood Grill

Glenwood Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glenwoodgrill.net
  • Phone: (919) 782-3102
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Low Country
  • Executive Chef: John Wright
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant is available on Sundays for any type of private parties. Please call between 2:00 and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday for details.
  • Private Party Contact: John Wright (919) 782-3102

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oberlin Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Glenwood Grill
Glenwood Grill has been a Triangle favorite for 24 years. A popular neighborhood restaurant that serves Chef John Wright's innovative dishes in a classy yet comfortable atmosphere. Winner of Metro Magazine's "Best Power Lunch".
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fried green tomatoes were outstanding!!! Great service!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed drinks, dinner and wine prior to "The Little Mermaid". Food was delicious and prompt but not rushed. Excellent service as well."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Dinner was outstanding, had rockfish which was splendidly prepared and presented; chef accommodated our special request, fabulous Martini! and outstanding waiter and maître'd."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Always a great choice for a relaxing evening. The menu items are varied so always soemthing for everyone to select from."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Glenwood Grill is one of my favorite places. Usually the food is excellent. But this time around, the catfish was mushy and tasteless. The soup of the day was quite good. From this fine restaurant, I expect consistently excellent food. They are forgiven for this slip, but it was disappointing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great place for lunch and dinner - business or pleasure"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The nondescript building is located in a small strip mall with clientele primarily middle aged females with a few young couples arriving later. Dress was nice casual with a few females arriving in heels and short shorts. An older man sat alone all night at the bar. Thankfully the food was not reflective of the surroundings. The creamy lobster mac and cheese was ordered to share but presented with one small piece of toast Our table ordered crab cakes, scallops, seafood grits and flounder special, all receiving excellent comments. Very little filling in the crab cakes, vegetables were fresh, and scallops seared well. Web touted chocolate bread pudding no longer available replaced by a cloyingly sweet plain version."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Went there with the party l 4 . We all had she crab soup which was excellent as always. We all have various seafood dishes. Every dish was excellent, reasonably priced with very quick service. Always a very highly recommended place for fine dining."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Allen our waiter was 1st class, food came out fast and delicious."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Glenwood Grill is reliably excellent with tasty dishes that include creative variations on southern traditions. Have gone there for years and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Raleigh. Excellent food & service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a pleasant find. Location is a little tucked away off the main road but we found it without much trouble. Well worth the wait; 2 weeks to get a Sat. 7pm table. Our meals were terrific catfish and sea scallops. Can't wait to return, so glad we came upon this long time local gem."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "made reservation for anniversary they remembered and brought a free dessert. Hadn't been here in a LONG time and it was just as good as we remembered it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "You can count on the quality of food and good service at Glenwood. My favorite crab cakes were very good as I expected. Accompanying creamy corn was freshly made from scratch (not canned corn). The arugula salad, which is mixed with pecans and granny smith dressed with balsamic, was also accompanied with the crab cakes. Very good dish. My friend had seafood paella. Saffron chorizo rice was tasty and was topped with seafood. In the nice summer night, with good wine, our dinner ended with happy smile."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Although the GPS took us on a wild goose chase, I'm glad we didn't give up and managed to find this place. Tucked in a strip mall, it's been there for many years and the experience shows. The food was fantastic and Rick's service was great."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We were seated promptly, wait staff was attentive without being pushy, appetizers and entrees were cooked as ordered and delicious, We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was a great place to celebrate a birthday. The food, service, and atmosphere was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed a very nice dinner with our friends this evening at Glenwood Grill. Our table was ready on time, the waiter gave just the right amount of attention to us, and the food was simply sublime. Perfectly cooked mahi mahi, paella that tasted like it was made in an authentic Spanish restaurant, crab cakes that had the sweetest crab with virtually no filler, and steaks that were tender and melted in your mouth. Dessert did not disappoint either! The creme brulee was the favorite of the table. Four of thecsix of us were dining at GC for the first time and all agreed that this is a restaurant that belongs on our "regular" places to go. You will not be disappointed at GC regardless of you food choice."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Got there early to have a drink, and ended up waiting a little longer than expected to get the waiter we requested. Alan is incredible. Worth a wait and then some. If the glenwood grill is on your list, get Alan to be your server. Absolutely awesome. Oh, and the she-crab soup... To die for! Best thing on the menu."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "There were 8 of us, and we literally couldn't hear each other. Would go there again, but only with a party of 4"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was good, as was the service. Portions were a bit small for my liking but I walked away feeling well fed given an appetizer, entree and shared dessert. I would dine here again given the opportunity."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We have enjoyed a delicious dinner at Glenwood Grill a number of times since our son moved to Raleigh recently. The food and service are consistently outstanding! We highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my first time for lunch and prefer the dinner menu. My friends order the salmon salad, mahi mahi salad, shrimp and grits. The mahi salad needed more zest. My friend had to ask for a refill on tea, so the service could have been a little more attentive. We had Creme Brulee for dessert which was absolutely delicious and would highly recommend. Will return for dinner."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Everyone in group had a really great meal. Everyone had something different and all of us raved. This is my 2nd time at the Glenwood Grill and it is rapidly becoming one of my favorite places."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food is inventive yet solid. They do a great job on their soups, fish, and meat. The wine list isn't extensive yet it is good and reasonable. Try it you'll like it."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Wife's birthdy dinner with daughter. Have never had a bad meal or time at the GG!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our fav neighborhood hang out! Always at its best! Dependable and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Tucked into a shopping plaza on Glenwood Ave. This gem near the Raleigh Country Club could go unnoticed. I presume its reputation keeps the tables filled. The food is consistently delicious and I appreciate the options for 1/2 portions of filet, crabcakes, and others since I'd rather not always be leaving with a foam container! Staff is good at directing you to a good wine and their signature blend of Fair Trade coffee is wonderful. Save room for dessert. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We love Glenwood Grill. The food is reliably good with several things we want to order. There is a mix of old favorites and new dishes. On Saturday we were disappointed to find ourselves speed dining on a rare Saturday night out alone. We were through our three course meal in under an hour which is fine for a business lunch but hardly what we were looking for on a date! I don't think we looked like we were in a hurry but maybe that's the way we looked! Next time we'll ask them to go slow!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food always very dependable! One of Raleigh's gems!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was a great experience. The glenwood grill is a classic example of a neighbourhood gem. Perfect ambience. I had prosciutto and goat cheese app. Has seafood and grits for entree, both were excellent. Recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great food, great service. We absolutely love Glenwood Grill."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This was a dinner to enjoy my 60th birthday, Glenwood grill is one of our favorite dinner spots. They have introduced new items to the menu and I must say they have improved on an already great menu. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This grill deserves accolades. The chef serves the finest EVERY visit. We have never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant with delicious food, great service, and a comfortable ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is a great lunch spot, with the menu offering something for everyone. It is close to downtown and Crabtree Mall. The only downside is that the noise level is pretty high. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "As always, Glenwood Grill exceeded all expectations. They have always been a favorite of ours and continues to be the delightful experience they have been for us for almost 20 years. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Nice restaurant with outstanding service. Food was very good. Being a "Foodie" I was hoping for a higher quality of food for the money spent but overall it was an enjoyable meal and I would recommend to my friends. The Staff was outstanding and made the meal so much more enjoyable than many other restaurants. Great Service !!! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Dining at Glenwood Grill is always an enjoyable experience. It is an excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "When you see a small restaurant tucked away in a plaza accompanied by Harris Teeter and Dominos, you may not be thinking that it's a "nice restaurant." Glenwood Grill, however, is quite nice. The food is well presented, and the service was excellent. We plan to return. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014