The Point at Glenwood
The Point at Glenwood

The Point at Glenwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theponitatglenwood.com/
  • Phone: 9197551007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner
    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch
    Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Dana Beaulieu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We feature live bands every Thursday night show starts at 10:30pm Great dancing for all!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairview Rd
  • Public Transit: The CAT bus stops are right across the street inbound and on the corner of Glenwood Ave and Fairview Rd outbound.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our parking is conveniently located behind the restaurant with entrances off of Glenwood Ave and Fairview Rd. Just pull around back and walk in the back door.
A word from The Point at Glenwood
The Point is a locally owned and operated neighborhood gathering place. Located in the heart of historic Five Points. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. We pride ourselves on using the best our local farmers have to offer. All our beef and pork is natural, hormone free and locally raised. The beef is grass fed, grain finished,and dry aged. We feature local fresh seafood and produce daily. Our motto is we are farm to fork whenever possible. We pride ourselves on our diverse menu and our wood-fired specialties including our award winning brick-oven pizzas. We also offer a nice selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and steaks. We have all ABC permits,featuring a full bar that includes some local brews,and an extensive wine list. Thursday nights we also have live entertainment starting at 10:30 PM. Come experience the best North Carolina has to offer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Point at Glenwood reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (17)kid-friendly (14)great for lunch (10)fit for foodies (7)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • The Point - Sept movie
    Anniversary
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was good, they have a good selection to choose from. Handle crowds well. Service very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a menue
    GO88
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was late and we were in Raleigh for an event an hour from home on a Saturday night. We found the point thru open table. We were able to get a reservation and we're seated immediately. The choices on the menu were endless. The food was delicious, drink list was excellent. It was noisy which was great as we had our kids with us who can create a little noise themselves. Just an all around great evening. We will definitely be back again and will be sure to share it with our friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday on a Friday night with reservations for 8. Service was okay. But the food was outstanding! Everyone was really happy with their dinners. Prices reasonable too. We would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glenwood Dining Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoy dining and visiting restaurants and bars along Glenwood south. This spot is great for families and couples. It is a great neighborhood restaurant, convenient place before heading downtown or to a movie at the Rialto, 2 doors down. Prices are good and the menu has a variety for everyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid unpretentious dining
    Fyrefly
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A nice neighborhood spot, would be great for watching sports with tvs all around. Drinks and food arrived quickly. Blackened steak salad: meat was perfectly cooked, tender and tasty, greens were nice and crisp. My husband had the bourbon steak which was delicious, and came with the biggest sweet potato I've ever seen! The wine list isn't huge but had some interesting choices. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch
    Sweetz
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The lunch buffet is a great value! The fact that you can make a request for a pizza flavor is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The Point is a nice neighborhood place. Lots to choose from on the menu to suit all tastes including kids, but also interesting dishes for adults. Sources locally from high quality farmers. Very friendly at the restaurant or the bar. Highly recommended for a nice casual evening. Great value too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1/2 Price Wine
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Everything was good! The service, the wine and the food! #
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Nomnomnom
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is the second time we've been, but the first time I made the decision to order the lasagna. I don't normally order lasagna anywhere because mine is pretty unbeatable...until tonight. This was the BEST lasagna I've ever had. I literally had to fight the rest of the party to get some of the entree I ordered. I heard that the fish tacos were pretty darn good from my husband and my daughter loves creating her own pizza. They actually let the kids put the toppings on, themselves. It's cute.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Movie
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We tried the fried olives and they were very good. Our entrees and service were all good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistant
    noneVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We usually are quite satisfied with the food, but found it, at best, only fair on this visit. We are considering rethinking continued visits to the Point.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    sdailVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Point has become one of our favorite restaurants...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Nomnomnom
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The restaurant was a great find- good food, lots of options, good drinks, great make your own pizza service for my daughter and live music.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SOUP
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I have always enjoyed the soup ...never disappoints
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 129 reviews are from the The Point at Glenwood reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We found this to be an enjoyable evening. Food was great, service was great and an overall enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Neighborhood Place
    ColaFoodie80
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was a nice neighborhood restaurant. The food was good (I had the lasagne) and the service met expectations. However, it was not what I expected. Open Table lists its cuisine as a gastro pub. Having been to gastro pubs in NYC and LA, this wasn't a gastro pub in my opinion. That isn't to say it's food wasn't delicious (it was and the prices were very reasonable). But if you're traveling in Raleigh and looking for a gastro pub, I would try Capital Club 16. That is more in line with what I think foodies would consider a gastro pub. But if you're looking for good food at a good price, I recommend The Point without reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good if you are close by
    alioop
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My first visit and I'd rate it fair to good overall. The crab dip was runny but had a good taste. The fish in parchment that my family member ordered was excellent. Unfortunately, I had salmon which was room temperature and tasted average at best. When they warmed it, the fish dried out. The chef did make another one for me to take home though. My daughter had a super experience making her own pizza, it was cooked perfectly, and tasted great. The menu at The Point is very large and perhaps if they scaled it back and focused on doing a few less items really, really well it would work to their advantage.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extensive menu done very well
    Chowderheads
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I chose this restaurant prior to visiting Raleigh, based on reviews. The 5 pm reservation was not needed, though it was Mother's Day and the place filled up quickly. The name: The Point at Glenwood didn't describe the pub that it was, but we (3) were all very happy with our meal selection. The service was friendly and attentive. This is a sure bet for good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day at The Point
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Selected "The Point" for our Mother's Day brunch, and found it to be an excellent spot for that special occasion! The staff was attentive, the buffet was solid with some great choices, and despite 3 adults in our party of 6 having cocktails, our bill still came in under $100. Wow! We were seated at a table next to a window overlooking the Five Points neighborhood, which kept the kids entertained. This is a really good joint which serves really good food at an outstanding price point. Highly recommend, and I will repeat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom Loved It
    mktswhVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A great restaurant for Mother's Day. They took special care to make this a memorable day. Food was great, and so were the perfect Bloody Mary's. Even Mom loved her's. Custom made to each person's taste. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Character
    Easterbunnies
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time on Mother's Day was a risk, but so glad we made it. The variety of food for brunch was amazing and it was all good. They were super busy but we had no complaints. The buffet was promptly refreshed and our waitress was wonderful. Definitely will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Michele
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed our brunch at The Point at Glenwood on Mother's Day. The only negative was that we waited about 40 minutes for the made to order waffles. They definitely needed more than one waffle maker! Everything else was delicious and fresh and the service was wonderful! We've eaten dinner here before and always have been pleased!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food....interesting service
    Chef112
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food at the restaurant was very good. My only complaint was that they did not really have everything together. We were sat with no silverware. Then we were brought half the plates for the people at the table, and they forgot to bring our drinks. But I have absolutely no complaint about the food. It was a good choice for graduation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't live up to expectations
    K2h3m
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I had high hopes based on the reviews but was let down. The food was fine but it wasn't excellent. My steak didn't have the flavor I expected and the roasted potatoes fell flat. The wine was quite good as was the service but the meal was more expensive than it was worth.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good service
    Catherine
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Surprising quality for the large number of items on the menu. The food is how it is described. It was delicious. I will make this place one my regular restaurants. The sirloin tips were good. My husband liked the lamb. Our daughter had grilled cheese. It's tasty and they use a lot of fresh and local produce. Fit for foodies.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and Mediocre
    mprice
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My fiancé and I live in 5 points, and have for over a year and decided to finally try out The Point, figuring it must be decent since it's been there forever, same as Hayes Barton, Lilys, and Bloomsbury. It was terrible. Unimaginative menu. I got the seafood pot pie to try, but it was all cream, celery, and carrots with very little seafood. Gross. Our waitress also messed up our bill because she forgot to close our window, so we had to be reimbursed in cash, or have the charge on our card until the end of the weekend. It was extremely overpriced for the quality of food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Your basic bistro with no-nonsense
    NeuroMitchVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Your basic bistro with no-nonsense good food at good prices; nice atmosphere; family friendly; parking a bit sketchy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food and the
    Phillip
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Always great food and the wait staff are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentative staff!
    KellyM
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I opted for a different table near window when being seated. The server was training another and both made my dining experience enjoyable. This was my first visit and although a group of dads and their sons were sat near me, (both who were extremely noisy), I enjoyed the ambience and people watching. The bar was full of the after 5 crowd. Fun. The food was tasty and plenty of selections that I must return to sample others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pizza, OK service
    ac12
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Server was more condescending than informative, I understand a busy Saturday night, but when people ask a question, it's OK to just answer it without any inflection in your voice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Lively Dining
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The wood oven cooked flounder and scallops were excellent. The spinach salad, slaw, and fresh warm bread were very good. The bread pudding dessert was excellent. Service by Stephanie was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. We liked the ambiance of the wood fired ovens. Parking is a problem, there is none, we had to park a block away in the neighborhood. The noise level in the restaurant by the clientele was excessive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    BenP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised with our first visit to The Point. It truly is a hidden gem for anyone living outside the beltline. I would recommend The Point and we will be back with friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sanitation Rating
    foodRus
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    My wife goes crazy when a restaurant's sanitation rating is below 95--this restaurant is 91. However, we enjoyed our meal, but the Caesar salad was weak.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfied
    Pleasantlypleased
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Great food. Great place to grab lunch. Parking was a challenge though.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok. the food is good.
    chrisklingman
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It was ok. the food is good. it's pricey for the quality, though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Hamburger Ever!!!
    Sunshine1913
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I've never had a better tasting burger. I have had bariatric surgery and ordered the black & blue burger without a bun and they were happy to make the necessary adjustments. The burger melted in my mouth! I was by far the best burger I have ever put in my mouth! The wood fired oven/grill taste can through. The burger was cooked exactly how I ordered it. My boyfriend had the lasagna and his son had the pork chops. Both the other dishes were excellently cooked as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It'll do
    Compromise
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went to this place as a Plan B when our original choice was booked solid all night. The table for two was tiny; the menu barely fits across it without hanging off the side. We found the restaurant by searching 'fine dining', and it falls a little short. The drinks were good and strong, and my seared tuna was very good, but the restaurant itself is too loud for what I consider 'fine' dining. Entrées run between $15-$30, but the kids' meals are only $5, so the place may as well have been Chuck E Cheese, just without the games or anything else to entertain a child. The result is a bunch of whiny, restless kids, which I can understand because I would have hated to have to go to a place like that when I was a kid. Three stars out of five.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was underwhelmed by this
    JeffInNC
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I was underwhelmed by this restaurant. Several questions to the waitress were met with a glazed look, the food was just plain and when I was asked how my meal was, I replied "just ok." She asked why and I gave her the details (disappointing patty melt with very little toasting of the bread) she said she'd pass on the comment but nothing else. I wasn't expecting the meal to be comped but I did expect a "Sorry you didn't enjoy it."
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SATISFIED FIRST TIMER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We found The Point thru web search, visited for late Valentine Dinner. We were pleased with the food and service, but found the noise level too much. We could never bring our 11 y/o autistic son due to his sensitivity to noise. We found the food selection to be great, as was the service. Finally, we did not see "no firearms allowed sign," which has become important to me. Being former correctional officer, I understand better than most the danger of simply walking on a sidewalk or being in a new environment. I always try to be discrete, not my intention to cause anyone discomfort. If The Point is uncomfortable with CCW customers, I understand - Charlie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had reservations for 7:30, but didn't get seated until after 8. The food was below average. The waitress was good, but the host was over his head on a not particularly crowded night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate