Food was cooked to perfection,
Food was cooked to perfection, and service was great! The only thing I didn't like was they had a cat that they kept in the outdoor sitting area. The cat kept rubbing up on our legs. It was annoying! Otherwise, I would have given it 5 stars.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dinner for wife's
Wonderful dinner for wife's birthday.
Ted Turner was dining that evening
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hold the Trumpets!
Always enjoy our time here although it'd be nice not to hear the annoying big band music intruding through the speaker must over head.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We both had the trout with pecans, which was perfectly cooked. It is served with wonderful julienned glazed carrots and coconut infused jasmine rice. Delicious!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our anniverary
We really enjoyed our anniverary dinner and weekend!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glen-Ella Springs - Great Spot
A true, unique gem of the Northeast GA Mountains. Great food and service. Fine dining, yet not uncomfortably formal. Servings spread out well and unrushed. The surroundings of the Inn forces even the most die-hard workaholic to easily slow down and relax. The sincere care of the owner is evident within their entire staff. Wonderful evening, wonderful dining experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent atmosphere and being
Excellent atmosphere and being our first time there we thought the server could use more training and polishing. We wish we had one of the other very knowledgeable ones
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The setting of this restaurant
The setting of this restaurant is fantastic!!! We did however, find the food to be rather ordinary.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a romantic stay for my girlfriend and I, the rooms were very quite, clean and well stocked with all that you could need. Did not think I could make it through the weekend without a tv in the room, but what a great experience without the tv. Very romantic!!
The restaurant was clean and romantic and soft lighting. The menu was well selected and had wines pared for every meal. The morning breakfast buffet was more than I expected, well done.. Great wait staff and the chief was awesome... I would recommend a weekend getaway to everyone.. The owners went above and beyond to make sure the customers had a great experience ..
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrate a special occasion
Always go to Glen Ella Springs on special days like Mother's Day or birthdays as it is a special place that is warm and welcoming. Not to mention that it has great food. The owners are always friendly and thank us for coming.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My experience at Glen Ella Springs Restaurant was delightful. The house salad was fresh, and the parmesan peppercorn ranch was delicious. Our table had the bacon wrapped scallops for an appetizer. The scallops were cooked to perfection and the bacon was nice and crisp. My entree was one of the specials that was not on the menu- swordfish. It was so savory and melted in my mouth! Just when I thought I had eaten enough, I ordered dessert. The key lime pie was delectable! I also managed to try samples of my friend's desserts too- creme brulee, molten chocolate cake and apple bread pudding! When I go back, I will probably order the chocolate cake! Overall my dining experience was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gracious & fresh
We enjoyed the calm demeanor of the staff and yet they were quick to be attentive to our requests. The owner stopped by our table a couple times to make sure we were satisfied with everything. The food was perfect for taste and porportion.
The gardens are beautiful!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a gem. The location is a bit remote but the drive is well worth the effort. Our meals and service were great. We sat on the patio overlooking the gardens and could not have been more pleased with the view. Entrees are limited but everything is very well done and delicious. I saw other items that were ordered by guests and can not wait to return and try different items. Make sure and sample the desserts our creme brulee was amazing.
On Sunday they do not serve wine or beer because of county laws so be aware of this limitation when getting a reservation.
I will also recommend Glen-Ella for Atlanta residents. The drive is worth it, arrive in the area early and go see the Tallulah Gorge State Park a beautiful area.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my son trout fishing, stayed 2 nights. Had excellent pasta and shrimp, son great steak, packed breakfast, ok sausage biscuit but lunch sandwich ,club, was outstanding. Dinner trout and tuna steak both great . Limited wine but good, several speciality beers. Free wifi.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at Glen Ella was a wonderful experience. The food was exceptional and plentiful. There's a wide variety to choose from on the menu from beef to chicken to seafood. We will definitely be back when in the area.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The salads and main courses
The salads and main courses were fantastic. Best Key Lime pie I have every had!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The historic Inn
The historic Inn was a very interesting and beautiful place to see. The restoration of the Inn was superb. The personnel, the service, the Inn, the gardens, the grounds, all were excellent. Our group of 6 ordered a variety of meals and each meal was beautifully presented, delicious to eat ,and generous portions.
Definitely a return visit is in the future.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice people and great food served overlooking a beautiful garden with a glen beyond. The drive to get there is well worth the trip. Portobello mushroom salad was outstanding and New Zealand rack of lamb were best we've ever had.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find
This is a great place to eat if you are in the north Ga. mountains. We were staying in Helen and found it to be a very easy drive to the resturant and well wort the effort. Great place for a special occasion.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We LOVE Glen-Ella!
This is my favorite restaurant. People are so friendly and personable. Owners treat you like family. Food and wine delicious! Server very attentive. Fantastic experience always!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real gem.
Beautiful setting. Delicious lamb. Nice wine offerings.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and very relaxing
Would highly recommend. Very relaxing and put of the way location. Have to know where you are going or could easily get lost. Turn of the century facilities but very charming. Best rack of lamb I have ever eaten.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Perfect Dinner Answer
Everyone you take to GES will be shocked such a gem hides in the woods in North Georgia. Honestly. You may take the most well-traveled Fortune 500 CEO restaurant "aficionado" (you know the type ;-) ) to GES for dinner and all they will do is rave afterwards... "I just never would have guessed such a fantastic restaurant could be 'hiding' out here like this?!" Looking for a great dinner and evening? You cannot go wrong at GES. It is the perfect dinner answer.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip
Whether you stay a the Inn or not the restuarant is outstanding. The food is prepared with a great deal of care, and the presentation is great. The taste of everything is fresh. I had the tenderloin and have had no better one from Bern's in Tampa, Morton's, Ruth Chris, etc. It is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or honeymoon. The staff was courteous and attentive. Just an outstanding experience.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real gem!
The Glen Ella Springs restaurant was absolutely wonderful!! Everything we ate was delicious and well prepared. The staff was very attentive. We highly recommend it!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here for events with heavy horderves which were very good. Heard someone say their restaurant service and food was also very good. So for our 42nd. anniversary we decided to try it out. We had a nice quite evening sitting by the fire place on a cold night with great food. Can't get any better than that ! Would certainlly reccomend it Glen-Ella to anyone. This is also a great Bed & Breakfast if your looking for a nice quite spot in the mountains with great food.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a later reservation on an off-night. Food was great. Service was friendly and attentive. It was our anniversary, so we also received a small gift. We'll definitely go again, and take friends.
Be aware this is located on a gravel road, don't think you're lost. Best access is from Hwy 441.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience.
Always a great experience. Wonderful food, impeccable service and beautiful setting.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Way to go...
Two members of our party ordered the scallops (OK we are in the mountains so what were they thinking?) Actually the scallops were fine but the bacon they were wrapped in was too hard. The server noticed that most of the dish went untouched. She immediately offered to remove them from our bill and asked if we wanted something else. We were fine and grateful. Within minutes the manager came by and apologized. That won major points, but in the name of above and beyond they actually called me on Thanksgiving Day to apologize. We had a good meal, well priced wine, and enjoyed the setting. I'd highly recommend you give them a try.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM