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Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant, Clarkesville, GA

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

4.9
4.9
654 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental

Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant is open to the public and inn guests beginning at 5:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday April through December, and Wednesday through Saturday January through March. Calling ahead is recommended as some additional nights are closed in the winter. Offering one of the finest dining experiences in the North Georgia mountains, the restaurant prepares American Continental cuisine with a Southern flare. The setting is rustic, yet elegant and features fireside and outdoor dining depending on the season. Outdoor seating is limited; please call to request an outdoor table.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (706) 754-7295

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lance Nelson

  • Private party facilities

    A private dining room is available in the inn's restaurant which will accommodate up to 35 people. For larger groups, 35 to 140 people, we offer our spacious outdoor open air pavilion. The pavilion has drop down clear view panels as well as heaters for use during winter months. Dozens of menu offerings are available for larger groups providing the ability to create a personalized menu for your group. Facility fee or minimum food charges may be applicable.

  • Private party contact

    Luci Kivett: (706) 754-7295

  • Neighborhood

    Clarkesville

  • Cross street

    Orchard Road

  • Parking details

    Free parking with handicap access.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 654 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Best Value

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Romantic

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Special Occasion

  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

    Best Overall

  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

    Best Food

  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

    Best Service

  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

    Best Ambiance

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  1. RR

    RoseRoswell

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A lovely dining experience. Warm, welcoming staff, good food. Only recommendation to the owner would be to expand the quality of the selections to their wine list. But overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening

  2. GA

    GADiner

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent evening with exceptional food, attentive service, and quiet ambience. Will definitely return!

  3. HW

    HollyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening! Great food, beautiful surroundings, congenial staff.

  4. RB

    RandallB

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as always. The beef tenderloin was especially good.

  5. l

    lvs1

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were great . Highly recommend the lamb !

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For our anniversary we planned a last minute overnight getaway. Loved the ambiance, food was wonderful and the Chef even came out to meet us after our meal. Staff was exceptional and very accommodating. Will be back for more tranquility and yummy food:)

  7. RS

    RenyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal. Great Service. Celebrated Wife's birthday and she received a gift.

  8. EW

    EdmundW

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Luxury and Fine Civilization in the Middle of Nowhere! It’s on a dirt road. In the middle of the forest. Beautiful gardens. Heart pine all around you. Stone fireplaces. The chef and the food and the wine and service are like you are in the middle of Manhattan. But the ambiance is so very different. I wish they had liquor. Only beer and wine.

  9. CT

    CarltonT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Love the history of Glen-Ella Springs. Very charming and quiet locations. Love the story of the Inn and how its has been preserved. Food is good and has a good wine selections. We dined for our 32 wedding anniversary and enjoyed the dinner and good bottle of wine.

  10. EB

    ElizabethB

    Jacksonville

    676 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    676 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    May husband and I stayed at Glen-Ella Springs Inn and had dinner outdoors there 2 nights. This was the second night. We each started with the French onion soup - delicious. Then we split the rack of lamb for a $5 up charge (for both of us to have sides of sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts). We had seen the huge portions the night before and had been told how good the lamb was. We were happy with our choice in terms of quality of food and portion size. We selected the Block 9 Pinot Noir to accompany our meal. Abby provided top notch service. Very enjoyable evening!

  11. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Loved all the food!!! The lamb was the best I have ever had!!

  12. M

    Missy

    Atlanta

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service as always was great. The special was Halibut and was delicious. Always a positive experience at Glen Ella. Glad to have it in the area. The scenery is always gorgeous on the grounds.

  13. EB

    ElizabethB

    Jacksonville

    676 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    676 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My husband and I were staying at Glen-Ella Springs Inn and reserved dinner for two nights. On the first night, I ordered the trout and he had the special of the evening, Halibut. We split a spinach salad to start and split the chocolate lava cake for dessert. All the food was exceptional as was Maggie's service. My only complaint had to do with the skimpy pours for the glasses of wine that we ordered. Maggie indicated that pours were 5 ounces but the wine glasses were fairly small and heavy glass -- not of the quality I would expect from a restaurant of this calibre. And the pours were less than half a glass; so the visual seemed to be less than 5 ounces and even more telling was the few sips it took for the glass to be empty. But the pleasant outdoor view of the garden, excellent and friendly service, and delicious food made up for that disappointment. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  14. LD

    LaneD

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu, extremely well prepared, served in beautiful surroundings by a courteous, attentive staff. The quiet, stunning atmosphère and cuisine reminds me of the great dining experiences that I have had in some of my favorite restaurants in France and Italy.

  15. T

    Thomas

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary dinner, Linda was very efficient and friendly.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience. Food & service outstanding. Highly recommend.

  17. EC

    EdC77

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time there and we will absolutely go back. The entire experience was great.

  18. GW

    GregW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitstaff, and food above par. Wife had Trout, I had the Covina (daily special) and would highly recommend. We will return.

  19. f

    food

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The setting is absolutely beautiful! We had French onion soup and scallops for an appetizer. The scallops were cooked perfectly. My husband had the corvina and I had the trout. Both dishes were flavored just right! The sauce was superb!

  20. JB

    JonathanB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time with my bride of 22 years at Glenn-Ella Springs. They treated us like royalty, and the food was excellent!

  21. G

    Ginger

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at Glen Ella Springs was exceptional. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere on the back patio overlooking the garden all made for a memorable evening.

  22. HB

    HollieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an amazing place to eat. Great service, great food and great ambiance!

  23. FV

    FrankV

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful out of the way place. Great food and service from friendly and gracious people.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The garden view is very special, make sure to sit outside. Wine pour very generous.

  25. i

    ilovecars

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We sat outside at the covered patio and it was a very pleasant spring evening. The food was amazing! Two of us had the pecan crusted trout and two had the herb-crusted rack of New Zealand lamb. For dessert we shared a Molten Chocolate Lava Cake that was a perfect ending to an outstanding meal.

  26. b

    billreedred

    Atlanta

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had the boneless trout and it was good The service was excellent It is a little pricey but most restaurants are these days

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambiance. Great food. Server was excellent. Even gave us a birthday candle and gift. Definitely will return.

  28. L

    Lisa

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Service, ambiance & atmosphere were fantastic. It was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant with the heat and the fire place. Food taste was very good, scallops & grouper were slightly over cooked, but seasoned perfectly.

  29. CK

    CindyK

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely setting, historical inn, delicious food! It was my birthday, and they gave me a gift!

  30. R

    Ramqu

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional! A culinary delight! Would highly recommend Glen Ella Springs Restaurant to anyone desiring a fine dining experience.

  31. BH

    BrettH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reservation was as requested, including special off-menu entree request made in advance. Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. Highly recommend!

  32. TW

    TomW

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal. The service was excellent and the door was great.

  33. S

    Stan

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about the experience was amazing!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Linda, our server, was very personable. Food was delicious!

  35. s

    scull8

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always!

  36. DW

    DebbieW

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and ambience was wonderful!!

  37. CC

    CareyC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Except for a noisy table of 3, we loved the experience. Lovely setting. Great food and service. A great final meal for our trip.

  38. NL

    NicoleL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Limited food choices, but food was very tasty. My husband said the salmon was the best he’s ever had!

  39. DD

    DanD

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Nice facilities. The only negative would be that you can’t bring your own wine.

  40. M

    Missy

    Atlanta

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A little slice of peaceful paradise in N GA where the atmosphere relaxes you, the service and food are great, and you’ll be happy to get back asap!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 654 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

1789 Bear Gap Road Clarkesville, GA 30523

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orchard Road

  • Neighborhood

    Clarkesville

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking with handicap access.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lance Nelson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (706) 754-7295

  • Private party facilities

    A private dining room is available in the inn's restaurant which will accommodate up to 35 people. For larger groups, 35 to 140 people, we offer our spacious outdoor open air pavilion. The pavilion has drop down clear view panels as well as heaters for use during winter months. Dozens of menu offerings are available for larger groups providing the ability to create a personalized menu for your group. Facility fee or minimum food charges may be applicable.

  • Private party contact

    Luci Kivett: (706) 754-7295

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