Glenwood Grill
Glenwood Grill

Glenwood Grill

  • 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: Low Country, American
  • 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 9197823102x

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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Glenwood Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (128)fit for foodies (90)special occasion (57)great for lunch (53)romantic (32)hot spot (26)notable wine list (17)good for groups (15)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • It was great
    Outoftown
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Had a business lunch there, and it was great. I had the fried green tomato & pimento cheese sandwich and it was terrific. Have been here for dinner in the past, and they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, Good Service!
    Cvbnurse
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Menu gave a good variety of options. We chose the CrabCakes and they were delicious. The wine pour was generous, the service was very good and we were very pleased overall!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    houseelf
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wonderful evening! We were a party of 4 with an 8:30 reservation. We were seated immediately but next to a large, very loud party. We asked the host if we could move and he was outstanding. Very kind and gracious. Was able to move us without hesitation. Server was a pleasure and very accommodating (one of our party was a bit late and we have a number of food allergies in our group). Food was amazing. We were the last table but were in no way rushed (bar was still busy). My son recently moved to Cary (and had already discovered the Grill) so you can be sure this will be my go to restaurant on future visits.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for a business lunch
    BizmtgVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was a great spot to meet for a business lunch. The ambience was appropriate for a professional setting. While it was a little noisy we had a great discussion. Service was discreet and food was delicious
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended!
    yumo
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Wanted to try a new restaurant venue while meeting another couple. Everyone ordered a different entree from the varied menu. selections. We all agreed that we would definitely return. The service exceeded our expectations and it was truly delightful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Food, service, balanced menu, good house wines are very predictable here: that's a good thing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would give it a second chance
    Ferlinghetti
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I hsd the braised short ribs which were very tender and tasty on the mashed potato base. However my wife had the shrimp and grits with the Andouille sausage. Regrettably it was very bland. Andouille sausage should be spicy. Have traveled many times in Louisiana and this was a far cry from what one would expect. However a sample of one is not valid to make general conclusions. It is a cozy and vibrant ambience with efficient friendly service. Was hopping on Halloween night!! Food presentation was excellent. I'd go again and order other selections. I'm pretty sure we'd have a higher opinion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Fun time here for a family adult gathering. Good food, nice service from Angelina, and pretty loud(us too). Am talking to them about another large function.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    wineandineVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a great restaurant, and always busy, which is a good recommendation in itself. Delicious meld of flavors. Try the salad with the Parmesan crisp or seafood and grits or anything else and you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our daughter found Glenwood Grill based on the previous reviews and it did not disappoint. Very much elevated or upscale soul food. We had the Seafood & grits, Carpet Bagger and Crab Cake entrees. They were all amazing! Cobbler for dessert was just as good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hidden power lunch spot
    Raleighwood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Probably didn't need a reservation for a table of 3 as the restaurant wasn't completely full, but always nice to have. Service was a little slow to start, but very friendly and hospitable. Menu has nice variety and is reasonably priced for business dining. The location is an ITB hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliably great
    Raleighnewcomer
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our go to restaurant when we have visitors. Always a hit. Never ordered anything less than great from the menu. Service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    Love2yum
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I love that this is a locally owned find. The service was great, the appetizer came fast, the fresh rolls reminded me of homemade goodness. My rack of lamp chops were cooked perfect and the dinner dish was overall yum!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service.
    Tuckerp
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent wine list. Creative chef Lovely place. The whole experience was astounding. The short ribs Rockefeller were amazing. Service top notch. A wonderful night. I dont think there could be a finer place in the area. The ambience of the place is wonderful. The service the best in town. And the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • chillerwine
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I generally liked this place, only concern was my entree, the chef's special was just warm & a little congealed. Everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We just moved to the area and were recommended to go to Glenwood Grill. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They went out of their way.we both had the special, it was salmon and it was prepared perfectly. It was delicious. I recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    FloridaCarolinian
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    4 of us ate at the Glenwood Grill Saturday night. The only time we could get reservations was 6:00 pm but that was fine with us. All 4 of us were equally impressed with our meals, the wines, - everything. A wonderful experience. We will go back when in Raleigh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent food and service, awesome bread!...Very happy to have selected this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Experience
    FashionPharmacist
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband & I celebrated our anniversary dinner at Glenwood Grill this week & I must say, the experience was lovely! We started off our meal with the wedge salad (for me) & She Crab soup (my husband) & both were delicious. My husband said it was the best She Crab soup he'd ever had -- full of crab chunks. After reviewing their entree choices (a great variety & all looked incredible) we both ended up ordering the Carpetbagger which did not disappoint. The filet was melt-in-your-mouth good & the oysters were cooked to perfection, very light & flavorful! For dessert, my husband ordered the cobbler & I had the chocolate bread pudding. Both were excellent! Alan was our waiter & he couldn't have been any better. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Postman
    Amos
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent food. Ambiance great, although can be a bit noisy. lighting is the key.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Experience
    BigDon
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have had the Glenwood Grill on our list of places to dine for some time. We duplicated the recipe for Shrimp and Grits that appeared in the N & O several months ago. The results were outstanding and so was our visit on last Friday. The waiter got us involved in the experience as soon as we sat down. My wife had Seafood and Grits. She was thoroughly pleased with the food. I had the Low Country Boil. It, too, was well-prepared and delicious. We exchanged pleasantries with a couple seated nearby which helped to make the evening all the more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely surprise!
    Love2dine
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us. We were really amazed at the quality of the service and food! It was a full house - on a week night, so apparently many people know about this place. If you are in Raleigh, we highly recommend that you make a reservation and try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be fooled by the location
    R3DfanVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Due to the strip mall location, I probably wouldn't have selected this restaurant if I was just driving by. But, I'm so glad I made the OpenTable reservation while visiting Raleigh on a business trip. The food and service were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Raleigh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatinout
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Love the food at Glenwood Grille but it's very difficult to talk due to the noise level. I still keep going back because the food is super, but the noise is a deterrent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Perfect end to a hectic week. The service was excellent from arrival to departure, but the food was the winner. As the parent of a chef, I have come to expect certain standards. Glenwood Grill met or exceeded my expectations. From the soup of the day to the main entree's offered. Would recommend to anyone, including my son. GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Enjoyed a late night dinner here. Great wait staff, food was delicious. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Southern Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Glenwood Grill makes you proud to be a Southerner or at least eating in the South. And not at Yankee Carpetbagger prices either. You get fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese grits. Super grouper dish for the fall. Low Country seafood boil. Everyone loved the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "I'll Be Back!"
    corgisrule
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The dining experience was outstanding. The food and staff were 5 star all the way. Never felt hurried and the food was out in a timely manner. The food was so fresh and delicious! Hats off the chef, host & Angelina our server. We are going to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time to Glenwood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This Tuesday night dinner was our first visit to the Glenwood Grill and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The ambiance and service was great and the food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doesn't dissapoint
    duckduckgooooose
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wife and I dined here Sat night. Have been here several time and never had a bad experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    wineandineVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Delicious special entree - great dinner, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    woodyj94
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We eat here often and it is always very good. Staff is friendly. Chef does a great job with the nightly specials.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great after all these years
    CarolinaBeckyVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Like the song says, GLenwood Grill continues to be very good. The food is terrific. My husband had some of the best she crab soup I've ever had and we have a cottage near the Chesapeake Bay so we have eaten a lot of crab soup in our time. My crab cake special salad was with a light vinaigrette that was wonderful and the crab cake was good too. The bread was delicious. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. Really a great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Makes List of Lunch Favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Glenwood Grill is a favorite of my lunchtime friends. Latest outing was an early fall day perfect for outside dining. The sidewalk area dining area is sheltered and surrounded by the large garden pots at their peak. Server was one of best--totally helpful and attentive without being intrusive. I had a special Chicken salad with simple fresh fruit surrounding. Every fruit was freshly cut and flavorful. It doesn't get simpler or better. Great local spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    Jwhite
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We chose this spot due to the reviews and recommendations on Open Table. We were not disappointed! The ambiance was nice- especially for a neighborhood restaurant. The service was excellent ( Thank you Alan) and the foo was delicious and well presented. The noise level was loud but overall- we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    FL2DC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I ordered the NC catfish meal. The meal was very good and had complementary flavored with the side dishes. My co-worker ordered the shrimp and grits and enjoyed it as well. Service was great. I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Dave
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food and service, but could not hear a word anyone was saying at the table. The noise level in the room made for poor conversation and an annoying evening out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Rich
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The shrimp & grits, southern caesar salad, and berry cobbler never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    jcdining
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Overall a great experience at Glenwood Grill. The food is delicious - nothing too "out of the box," but it's just well-cooked food. The one "ding" I'd give them is their cocktail list, which wasn't very inventive or appealing to me. Other than that, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food
    Triumphtr3
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I thought the food was great but could have used just a little more, say 20%. I'm not a fan of massive plates and all you can eat places but felt the porton was a little small. Perhaps it was just so good I ate too fast.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.