Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

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391 reviews
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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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LB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting. Great food

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GE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful atmosphere for that special event you wish to celebrate. Love the fireplaces and the candlelight tables.

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D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cozy mountain inn with fantastic foot.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Food is outstanding, atmosphere is cozy, service is attentive.

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GP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glen-Ella Springs is a hidden gem. Wonderful meal in a quaint setting.

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to experience Glen - Ella. It was a perfect evening!

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEEF TENDERLOIN & the RACK OF NEW ZEALAND LAMB were excellent. Never had lamb that tasty! Well worth our hour drive to get there from Helen and our 2nd visit. The staff was very friendly. Will go back for the next special occasion.

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambience and a great location out in the middle of the woods. Beautiful Bread and breakfast

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LC
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a WONDERFUL Valentine's Day dinner. Food, as usual, was excellent and our waitress Jasmine was terrific!

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KF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was wonderful. Never had that feeling of being rushed through your meal. Can’t wait to get to go back.

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PW
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent, service not so much. Definitely will return and hope for better service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my 75th birthday. The food was GREAT!!!
I had the trout and still talking about it 2 days later.
All 5 of us so enjoyed the dining experience.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second trip to Glen Ella Springs. This visit was for my husbands 74th birthday. The wait staff is excellent, the atmosphere is perfect. The food is terrific. I had the tuna which was exceptional. My husband had the shrimp and grits which he throughly enjoyed. We finished our meal with their homemade peanut butter brownie ice cream... best ever.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, atmosphere and service. Felt like eating in a country cabin, we were there for our anniversary and had a great time.

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MB
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening at Glen Ella very much. We brought our son and his fiancé and the meal was wonderful ! We are all looking forward to returning!!

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ZK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosted friends to our home and took them to this local favorite... and it exceeded their expectations. It matched ours as we know what a wonderful place this is.

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant dining experience. The rack of lamb was the best I've ever had. Atmosphere and service excellant.

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BG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

New Years Eve

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KK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely historic Inn, very quaint with comfortable dining room, nice wine list and excellent food. We make it a point to dine at Glen Ella whenever we are in town.

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DH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Ryan, was amazing. The holiday decorations were just lovely. The beef tenderloin was tender and flavorful. Will definitely go back to Glen Ella!

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PP
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten at Glen-Ella Springs several times in past years. It is always a special place to dine.
We both had the fresh trout and loved this entree. The accompanying vegetables were equally delicious.

The rural setting in this beautiful inn is what makes this destination a standout. Exceptional service completes my stellar recommendation.

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EW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutley fantastic... our server Ryan was perfect, she was knowledgeable, honest and sincere. The food was excellent, my wife had the chief special gnocchi and fresh muscles while I went for old favor beef tenderloin, I have to say both dishes were perfect and full of unique flavors. Would recommend anyone in the area make this a must visit for dinner at minimum and recommend staying at the lodge.

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D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique dishes! We stayed at the Inn and made a dinner reservation for one of the nights we were there. Everything was soooo delicious. The salads were delicious, the entrees were amazing! I had the scallops and my husband had the lamb chops. Both were amazing! Highly recommend!!

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M
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant exceeded my expectations ! There was not a single thing on the menu that I wouldn't order. Even the dinner special, which was scallops over rice with fresh green beans was awesome (that's what I ordered). I also ordered the lump crab crabcakes as an appetizer - very good !! Dessert was the Apple Bread Pudding with caramel sauce. My wife got the Pecan crusted trout - another great option. For 2 this ran us about $100 for drinks (wine), appetizer, dinner and dessert. Not cheap but great food and service and a great place to go for a special occasion. We also stayed at the Inn there - I recommend that as well !!

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JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome. The fire in the fireplace was great. Jasmine’s service was outstanding. Will definitely go back.

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LC
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the best gourmet meals in Georgia - that is Glen Ella in a nutshell.

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The restored Glen-Ella Inn made it a great place for history lovers to have a fantastic meal. We had the beef tenderloin ... which was perfect, and the risotto cake and white asparagus were very good. The best combination of great food with pleasantly quiet surroundings that I can remember. The staff was attentive and helpful. Don't miss it!

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KF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It was certainly not up to it it’s normal standard. We waited almost 40 minutes for our onion soup, then probably another 10 to 15 minutes for our Andre’s. Mass ramp was pretty good but my husband’s lamb chops or not. We have eaten at this restaurant several times in the past and was looking forward to celebrating My husband’s birthday with a special dinner. But I’m fortunately we were disappointed.

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E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our only problem was receiving the check in a timely manner.

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MF
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove from Helen (we had a wine tasting the next day)....45 minute drive and totally worth it. We opted for the Brie, as we had salads for lunch, and it was yummy! We decided to split the shrimp and grits, as we didn’t want leftovers since we were staying at a hotel, and I have to say it’s probably the best shrimp and grits we have ever had, and we are experts. The inn and restaurant are adorable....we are already planning our next visit. ( we ate in the outdoor area, heaters were perfect....only suggestion is some light soft mood music would be nice). Thank you....it was wonderful!

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. My husband had the ahrimp and grits which he said was very good. I had the macadamia encrusted chicken and it was delicious!

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GS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glen Ella is a great experiene and the food is excellent. Small menu, but the choices are exquisite in taste, presentation, and filling. We visited in August of 2016 and Glen Ella was at the top of our list when we came back to the area this October in 2018.

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant experience with outside dining was lovely. The food was excellent. Beef tenderloin superb. Service could have been improved, but it appeared there were only two waitstaff for outside dining. Suggest that waitstaff explain to diners that their selections are cooked on demand; this would lessen diners' concerns about the wait. Every effort was made for our comfort, especially lighting the lanterns to repell insects. Food quality comares favorably with other restaurants offering "farm to table."

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LC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Excellent food,good atmosphere,never rushed.

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TA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hard to believe that cuisine this consistently excellent is hidden in the hills near Clarkesville. Have never been disappointed here, but this time was truly superb. Filet, risotto, onion soup, crab cakes, cheese cake, trout, and snapper special were all cooked and presented perfectly. Complemented by quality wine and a friendly server! Great place for date nights, business, or special occasions, and the tranquil surroundings and historic structure add to the relaxed yet elegant vibe.

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AB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place for special occasions. The food is always wonderful......atmosphere is on the quiet side with candlelight....very cozy. Wait staff is attentive and friendly. One of our favorites.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glenn Ella is the perfect getaway dinner. The staff knew when to be around without you feeling like they were hovering. The meal was well made and honestly one of the best meals my fiance and I have had ever! Great staff with great food. Expect your dinner to take about 2.5 hours which we loved but may not be for everyone. 10/10 would eat here again.

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RW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to step up our game for our 25th wedding anniversary and go to Glen-Ella Springs for dinner. The staff was friendly and the food was outstanding. We are already making plans to take friends and family for dinner at a later date.

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w
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had the lamb it was excellent. My wife ordered the chefs special and not realizing that salad was à la cart forgot to mention that so she did not get a salad, but that was partially our own fault the vegetables on our plate where a little too mature for our tasting

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Casual elegance. The perfect place for a celebration or a quiet evening with friends and good food. We come back every chance we can! On this occasion, we celebrated our dear friend’s 91st birthday. A wonderful evening on the dining terrace overlooking the lovely gardens at Glen Ella; perfect from start to finish. Warm hosts, attentive and helpful servers. The best crab cakes anywhere! Thoughtful wine selections. And love the southern touches like pecan crusting on the expertly pan seared trout. John is doing a great job in the kitchen. Hosts Ed and Luci Kivett pay careful attention to every detail to make sure each guest has the Glen Ella experience they expect.

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