We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here as we always try to do as well as many other special occasions thru the year. Hospitality Plus reigns here! The food is consistently excellent. If you are looking for that 'special place' in your life to spend a joyful evening in the heart of a beautiful woods, this is it. You make memories at Glen Ella.
Have dined here several times over the years. Food was inventive and well presented. It is worth the drive.
Ate evening dinner here with my 13-year-old daughter. It was a treat. Loved the wood everywhere, walls and floor and a wood-beamed ceiling. The food was absolutely wonderful (we had the beef tenderloins and the lamb). Our server was obviously new - she seemed somewhat nervous and overlooked a couple of things, but she was very sweet and I didn't mind being some of her first customers. I would definitely want to eat here again if given the opportunity. (And I would love to try a table on the outdoor porch if the weather were accommodating.)
Great as always!Peanutbutter brownie ice cream was amazing.
My wife and I have eaten at GlennElla Springs a number of times over the past two decades. It's always been a good dining experience, but this last time was particularly outstanding. The "new" owners of the Inn (they've owned it for a decade now) have done a great job in revitalizing the Inn and ensuring that the dining experience rivals anything you would find in Atlanta. We had crab cakes that would make you think you were somewhere in Charleston. My tenderloin was perfectly prepared and cut like it was "butter." The risotto was creamy and perfectly crusted. The asparagus was tender and not the least bit bitter. The coffee and creme brulee made me think that I was sitting on the Champs-Elysees. It was an excellent meal.
My wife and I went to Glen-Ella for a get-away weekend and loved it. The restaurant was great. Wonderful service and ambiance. The selection was creative and tasty.
We were so impressed with Glen Ella’s restaurant! The service, atmosphere and food were all wonderful! The food was simply amazing!! Restaurant is so cozy and inviting, can’t recommend enough!
A memorable meal. Among the best I've had in a restaurant.
Glen Ella gets better every time we go. On our most recent trip, I had the spinach salad followed by lamb chops (mint jelly) with asparagus and mashed sweet potatoes. My wife had the chicken. Everything was delicious, hot and attractively presented. Great job.
We were here for Anniversary/Valentine's. Everything excellent for the occasion. Intimate and warm setting, wait staff neat and attentive, food outstanding. High on our list of special, out-of-the-way places. Don't be turned off by the dirt road for the last 1/2 mile. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
The restaurant at Glen Ella Springs attracts diners who are not necessarily hotel guests, which says a lot. It's a fine, intimate and upscale establishment in an area where there are few upscale choices. The menu is not broad, but they seem to have dependable choices which bring the repeat business needed to survive. My spouse had the trout entrée and was delighted. There's a small but good wine list, as well. And it's all set on a handsome piece of land, about 10 minutes off State Hwy 441.
Consistently Fabulous! Always perfect meals and great service!
I have spent many of my birthdays here and always a great treat! Food and service is always wonderful!
It is always a pleasure to have dinner at the restaurant at Glen Ella Springs Inn. Great food. Super nice people. I hope to go back soon.
Outstanding service and the food was excellent as always!
The food and service were excellent. We had a ten-year-old with us and they had a children's menu that was perfect for him.
The venue is lovely and quiet.
Thanks, Glen-Ella for a memorable dinner.
I enjoyed a celebrating my birthday here with friends..I started with a yummy baked brie as an app.. and lamb chops as my entree.. very tasty.. My friend had the market salad which she said was delicious and the shrimp and grits that was ok..I didn't get pics of the rest.. we didn't have room for dessert.. They offer breads with butter with your meal
The service was not good at all. New Year’s Eve and our server had 1 table and it was still bad. Would not go back.
The tenderloin and vegetables was excellent however the risotto was way over cooked (hard and crunchy).
All was great - server used term "we" a lot i.e. "have we decided what we're going to order" & "do we have any questions".....don't care for that. Everything else was good.
I liked the food better previously. Some choices left me unimpressed, for example the lamb was delicious but adding maple syrup to sweet potatoes made them inedible.
I also found the warm pickles salsa on the mahi-mahi odd. Some of the breakfast foods seemed amateurish, one morning there was an “egg roulade” which turned out to be over cooked, unseasoned omelette, cut into pinwheels. Why? The “Duch apple” pancakes had diced almost flavorless apples in syrup, made me want to go in the kitchen and look around for a lemon to juice and zest, this did not appear to be the work of a chef. Also, great apples are easy to find in North Georgia, these were so not.
The onion soup is still good, the trout still tastes fresh, and I still like the squash casserole, but the white rice they serve with several dishes is just not wort the carbs or calories. I should not be so anxious to fix my meals when I spend this much to have some cook for me.
Service was fabulous, Beth is adorable.
Thank you for taking such great care of my parents for their anniversary. You made them feel special and they very much enjoyed the food. What great place!
Everything was great
The food was outstanding and the service was too. It's a special place and a great 'go to' for any special occasion! If you don't have a special occasion to celebrate; then just go there to treat yourself to an amazing dining experience! Totally worth the drive!
Overall amazing. Just a little louder than normal due to large group. But understandable this town of year for holidays
Food was delicious. Very nice ambiance.
The handicapped parking was not close as I would have felt comfortable with.
Our server was very nice, checked on us but not intrusive.
Be advised that the last mile was an unpaved road but the dining experience was worth it.
Great atmosphere, great service. The wait staff are always friendly. The presentation on the food is impressive. Food quality is outstanding and the atmosphere is inviting, romantic, and quiet. Highly recommend Glenn Ella Springs. We have been there many times, It never disappoints.
At the end of a beautiful drive through the forest on a gravel road, we found a well- preserved rustic inn with exceptional food! Maybe the best food in the region!
The service, food, and lovely atmosphere were just perfect ! Grace, our server, was delightful!
The food was excellent and the service was phenomenal. The waitresses make you feel like you are the most important person in the room. They are knowledgeable about the food and wine choices. It is a quiet, intimate atmosphere.
Great place to leave the modern world chaos behind and enjoy quiet solitude and fantastic food.
Glen-Ella is our number 1 favorite. It has consistently for years not failed on quality of food and service. I think those two things is what really makes a great restaurant!
Our server, Kelly, was pleasant and so helpful as usual. We are fortunate to have such a fine dining establishment in our area. I am sure it is a great place to stay as well, but living so close we will never know that part of it but you can rest assured it meets the high standards for lodging.
The service was friendly and efficient, but not the more relaxed pace we would have liked. However, the food wasn't as good as we expected. Both our entrees were undercooked (we asked for medium/well and both were rare). From previous reviews, I thought this would be great for a special occasion, but we were a little disappointed. If you are just looking for a regular dinner, it would probably be fine.
You should try this; it's truly exceptional, especially for a place way back in the Georgia mountains.
The restaurant has the charm of an early Inn. The food and service are excellent. One of our favorite places deep in the Georgia woods.
Dining experience was superb! Regular menu, plus chef specials was varied and a difficult choice. Entire stay, including dinner, was exceptional. Wife and I have dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed.
Lovely restaurant attached to a b&b in Cornelia. We had trout, shrimp, grouper, and chicken. Everyone remarked that their meal was well prepared, seasoned just right, and delicious. Service was very good and attentive. We dined on the patio outside which was covered and very pleasant. In driving there the last mile was a gravel road but worth the drive!
Sept 29: Somewhere between summer & fall, the evening air became just perfect for a birthday dinner on the terrace at Glen-Ella. My wife & I, along w/ my dad (87) & his wife, enjoyed a wonderful, memorable night of great food & conversation. For several years now, G-E has been one of our favorite places for special occasions or to make even an ordinary day or weekend into a special one. We are very grateful for the innkeepers & staff. Thank you for your attention to detail & for always making us feel so welcome there.
Delicious meal and great service. They will also prepare vegan meals with notice.
Beautiful setting, outstanding service and attention to detail and the food was wonderful. Perfect 30th anniversary dinner.