Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant is open to the public and inn guests beginning at 5:30 pm. Offering one of the finest dining experiences in 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. Recognized as one of the Top Dining Destinations in the state, Glen-Ella Springs Inn has long been recognized as a north Georgia favorite.
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T
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty and well-prepared. Service was great. Overall experience was top-of-the-line.

JD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Rack of Lamp which was excellent. This is a really nice place.

ML
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening to celebrate our anniversary! We’ve celebrated most of the last 18 years at Glen Ella and it’s awesome each time! The beef tenderloin was amazing! Cooked perfectly! It was hard to not order the macadamia chicken as it is my favorite . Desserts are yummy too. The service was great as well. Don’t pass up a visit to Glen Ella!

BC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! We highly recommend this restaurant.

DB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was personable and attentive, and the setting couldn’t be nicer. Great place for special occasions and reasonably priced.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was great! The Shrimp & Grits were excellent my wife doesn't eat meat they made hers without sausage. My Tenderloin was excellent also cooked & seasoned to perfection. Will definitely return!!

LY
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dining experience! Glen Ella never fails to please and we always look forward to our next evening spent at this charming place!

KM
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambience of being outside. The food and service was wonderful and we will definitely go back again. One suggestion is that when they call to confirm the day before , let people know NOT to follow the GPS since it was a long, bump and uncomfortable ride!!
Karen

MM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service. Waiter (apologize for not remembering his name) was very professional and friendly. Wife and I enjoyed the information regarding the history.

TV
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious. Scallop tortellini as they called it was more like ravioli but delicious and bathed in a lobster Alfredo sauce. The shrimp with andouille sausage was also fabulous. The views dining on the outdoor patio were stunning. Service was a bit slow and not particularly attentive, likely due to our being one of only two tables occupied outside.

WF
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic gem deep in the woods. Rustic and elegant at the same time. Food was terrific. We will return.

EP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glen Ella Springs is truly a diamond in the Northeast Georgia mountains! My husband and I’s first choice for special occasions or taking out guest for a fine dinning experience. The food is always top of the line, cooked exactly to order, fresh, and beautifully plated. My husband always orders the lamb but I love to try all their different specials. It’s always wonderful to visit throughout the seasons because they always have a seasonal soup or salad. That is a great way to sample the fresh ingredients brought specially by local farms in the area. The service is always superb and I’ve NEVER had a bad experience in the many times we’ve visited. Keep in mind that the food is cooked to order and because it is a fine dining experience then it takes time. Which is never a problem for us being that the view is always beautiful- the garden and the restaurant! Ed and Luci have truly transformed this historic inn into an elegant experience, sure to wow the most traveled food connoisseur. Go! You definitely will not be disappointed!

MP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. Glen Ella is on target as a fine dining restaurant and meeting place. I recommend this over any in the Georgia Mountains!

BG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Glen Ella Springs is a restaurant that we visit on special occasions. This weekend was our 28th wedding anniversary and we were both excited to be going. As usual, the atmosphere was great, the wait staff is superb, and the food simple delicious. I recommend Glen Ella Springs to people on a regular basis. I have been going for several years and have never been disappointed. We have also stayed there before and I recommend their bed and breakfast as well.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stayed at the Inn four nights and had dinner two of those nights. Each meal was exceptional. The first meal my wife and I ordered the daily special which was grilled blackend grouper on a bed of jasmine rice with grilled seasonal vegetables - exceptional! Of course we couldn't pass up dessert which was crème brulee' and it was also delicious. Our second evening meal in Glen Ella Springs Restaurant was to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. The staff made sure that we had the most intimate table in the house and paid attention to every detail to make our evening special and memorable. Again, the food was outstanding. My wife had the Macadamia Chicken and I had the Shrimp entrée. Moulton Chocolate cake for dessert - simply wonderful. I would also like to add that because we were guests at the Inn we had the opportunity to eat breakfast each morning which was also exceptional. Glen Ella Springs Restaurant and Inn knows how to pamper you. Their chefs are talented and go out of their way to make sure everything is to your approval. I would definitely recommend the Glen Ella Springs Restaurant and Inn. Don't miss it!

D
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best, as usual!

a
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love Glen Ella- our waitress Chris was lovely. We can’t wait to come back!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at glen Ella was amazing ! We loved the garden , and our food was incredible! Service, staff friendliness, and the inn keepers were amazing ! Definitely will be back !

LY
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

PERFECTION IN EVERY WAY!!!!

LB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we've had the pleasure. Although I would say that this time was even better than the first, I didn't think that was possible.

AT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in the North Georgia mountains! Recommend the crab cake starter, it’s Cajun remoulade sauce provides the perfect amount of zip. The Caesar salad is zesty with a pop of lemon and mustard in the dressing. Always a favorite, the pecan crusted Rainbow Trout was outstanding, as was the soy ginger Salmon, highly recommend both! And cinnamon ice cream for dessert is a must! A lovely spot for pleasurable dining thanks to owners Luci and Ed Lovett’s loving guidance and attention to detail!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to for our anniversary. This was our second time going to this establishment. Again Glenn Ella knocked it out of the park. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. My wife and I have decided that we will come back at least once a month.

m
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I would return & maybe stay the night in cute inn. service very good and quiet relaxed setting. Wine selection just Ok, but meals were good especially for price point.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, never a disappointment!!

GS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary dinner was just perfect. Romantic setting and wonderful food, especially the crab cakes and lamb. Highly recommend!

C
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was excellent. It is one of the very best dining I’ve had. I would highly recommend.

LC
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glen-Ella has been our favorite for years. Many of our special occasions are spent there. But when a busy day warrants a quiet retreat with fabulous food and service, Glen-Ella is the go to spot also. We had Amber as our waitress and like the others a pleasure to be served by. Food is consistently super! We sat on the deck outside and the beautiful garden and woods lent a most wonderful evening!

JJ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Meal was great and service exceptional, however I would prefer not to wait so long between courses. Seems excessive.

LY
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a pleasure to recommend Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant! WOW!!!

OUTSTANDING in every way! The wooded setting, the ambience and charm, the fascinating history, the knowledgeable and professional service... and THE DELICIOUS FOOD!!!

They also have a great wine list. Everything flowed beautifully throughout the evening. The loud sounds emanating from our table were moans of pure pleasure!

From the minute we walked in, it was all FANTASTIC!! Planning to return soon for an overnight getaway at the Inn to get the full experience!

R
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glen Ella has always and remains a great dining experiance

A
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, great staff, highly recommend Glen-Ella! Chef made recommendations to accommodate my significant food intolerances-tasty, nutritious, and no adverse reactions. We will be back!

t
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant was phenomenal! The food was some of the best we've ever eaten. Everything we ate - Crabcakes, French Onion Soup, Caesar Salad, Beef Tenderloin, and Creme Brulee were all outstanding. The service was impeccable, and the course arrival was perfectly timed. We loved Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant, and we will be back! Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner!

SL
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A one-of-a-kind place with exceptional food! We try to visit GE in each of the four seasons. It is like a home away from home thanks to the gracious hospitality of the innkeepers.

ZK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience and remarkable quality. We live just up from this place and when we want a treat, this is the perfect choice. Owners have honored the history of this sweet old place while keeping it up to date. Can’t go wrong going here.

Zach and Karen

WH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We make to Glen-Ella 3 or 4 times a year. We started by sharing the crab cake appetizer...perfect. My wife had her usual salmon, this visit with the lemon caper sauce, which was excellent. I usually get the rack of lamb which is as good as you'll find anywhere but went with my second favorite, the macadamia chicken, great choice. We'll be back.

CS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly prepared snapper and all that went with it. A beautiful, quaint restaurant with great service and attentive staff. Everything about Glen-Ella is top notch but not over the top(classy)! Very restful/peaceful and appropriately paced meal. Highly recommend!’

SW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for one of the most charming venues you will ever encounter, look no further than Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant. Everything was lovely; the reception, the service (Ryan was awesome), and most especially the food. We had the two specials, mine was sea bass that melted in your mouth. If you are in the mountains anywhere near this restaurant, make a reservation.

AL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server friendly but slow. We were told by the other server that our entrees were ready but 10 minutes later, no entrees. The steak was by then lukewarm. The other server thankfully was conscious of our slow service & was pushing our server all night. We were in no hurry but 2 hours to eat a meal when there were only 4 parties in the dining room is too long. We will be back. It's one of our favorites & hope for a better experience next time.

WS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have celebrated our wedding anniversary at Glen-Ella for many years and it always has been a very special place for us. This visit was no exception!

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