Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

4.8
503 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. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 503 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dwayneb
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant you cannot go wrong here. Great food, great service and great location

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CynthiaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect: the place, the service and the food are execellent.

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RandallB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This makes 21 plus years coming here to celebrate special occasions and Glen Ella Springs has never failed to impress.

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RobertB
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly out of the way as we had to drive a couple of miles down a rough dirt road and thru a standing pool of water, but worth the drive as the food and atmosphere was outstanding.

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WaltJ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Glen Ella. The beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked and the risotto cake was one of the best things I have eaten at a restaurant in some time. Fantastic and we hope to return again soon.

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Stephen
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely outstanding. My wife had steak and I had trout. The wine prices were reasonable. The food prices were high, but not exrremely so. The only negative was that it took an hour for us to get our food after we had ordered, even though we had a reservation. The reason that was given was that a group of six (who did not have a reservation) had arrive just before we did.

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AngelaA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect and the food was delicious. Crabcake appetizer came out piping hot, the salad was cold and flavorful, and the pecan crusted trout was cooked wonderully. My husband had the tenderloin and loved every bite. We were full, but still had dessert and so glad we did. Amazing! Our server was friendly and helpful. Just an overall satisfying meal and dining experience.

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ks12
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Combined with our stay at the historic Glen-Ella Springs Inn, dinner two of our evenings while there was a very enjoyable experience. The service was prompt, friendly, and courteous. Although the menu is limited, there are chef’s specials each evening for a little more variety. The food always came out hot and nicely presented.

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Luv2eat
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard great things about the restaurant but could never seem to get a reservation. Now we know why it’s so popular. It was so delicious and the surroundings were fairy tale like. We can’t wait to go back now.

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AdamD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly service. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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SteveS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Glen-Ella Springs Inn and Restaurant for a week. It was the best vacation ever. Beautiful location, beautifully run. The food was absolutely amazing. Not only the main dish but the sauces and vegetables were incredible. So many flavors and they went together perfectly. Can't wait to go back (too bad it's a nine hour drive from our home)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, service, and environment. Beautiful setting.

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DanielDonna
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been quite a while since my husband and I enjoyed a meal prepared, presented, and served this well. Everything about the dining experience was delivered with intentional yet understated sophistication, from the coziness of the room, to the background music, to the plating of the dishes and ultimately the excellent taste of the meal. We like trying a number of dishes so we were glad sharing was permitted. So we started with delicious lump crab cakes and a special salad and finished with beef tenderloin. My husband had never had a risotto patty that good before. For me, kudos go to the grilled beef tenderloin which was the right level of rare and tender. We had planned to finish with the molten chocolate cake, but the portions were too generous, even split, that we had to throw down the napkin and sigh with great satisfaction - no more!! Well done and thank you for your hospitality!

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Southern
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, excellent service and great ambiance next to the fireplace on a cool evening. Glen-Ella is a little off the beaten track but don't let the gravel road deter you. Road not recommended for low slung vehicles. Leave the Vette at home and take the jeep. Make sure get good driving instructions as navigation can be a challenge especially after dark.

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DennisW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food and service
we’re OK but nothing special. Other Clarkesville and Clayton options are much better.

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vipStuartS
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Glen Ella, especially dinning on the patio. The gardens and grounds are beautiful, the food is great and the service is fantastic.

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DebraD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here several times, the food and service are consistently outstanding! Seating on the terrace is lovely overlooking the garden. They honor reservations and special requests.

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RebeccaS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special meal this was - intimate, scenic and delicious! We were seated at the most perfect table, with a front row view of the beautiful garden. Our server was very attentive and the food was great - some of the best crab cakes I've ever had! Reasonable prices overall for the quality of food, especially the bottles of wine.

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MarcR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience was great. They gave us the choice to sit inside or out. The menu and wine/beer selection has enough great choices for anyone. Loved it

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Cigar52
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

-Worth the drive for this high caliber of food. Excellent

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vipKaronW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful old building with lots of great history. Owner and his wife are friendly courteous and so nice. We will be back staying for the weekend as soon as we can! Thank you for everything! It was perfect!

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JeffW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner! Great menu and fantastic service.

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AllisonB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! Wonderful food, beautiful setting.

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TomW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Service was great even during this crazy time. We always enjoy dining here whenever we are up this way.

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NanciH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Outdoor garden seating is lovely. Glenn Ella is a northeast GA go to for us. We appreciated their sensitivity to Concerns guests might have over COVID-19 spread.

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ashleyl
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Lovely

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SteveB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glen Ella Springs is a beautiful setting, that is peaceful and quiet. The food was excellent and our server, Beth, was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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BrianH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Flavor rules every menu item. Can’t miss.

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vipMargieT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at this Inn but there was no reason to leave the property in search of options for dinner. We had dinner both evenings. The food was on par with most of our fine dining favorites in Atlanta and we are definitely part of a healthy foodie culture. The atmosphere of the patio dining is one of a kind though. You are seated outside in the mountains overlooking the dreamy garden scape and served wonderful food. The staff was very careful to offer great service for dining but also careful service for a Covid-19 safe environment for all. We will be looking for excuses to return!

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vipMargieT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a difficult situation because it was a birthday celebration during the Covid-19 pandemic. We canceled other plans and kept getting wonderful info from the Glen Ella so we made dinner reservations and then room reservations and invited friends to join us.
The restaurant took my cake I brought up and refrigerated for us until after the meal and were super accommodating of our concerns on where to sit. The food was so delicious that I ordered the same entree the next evening, something I never do. Great service, ambience and food.

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RichardG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful location and wonderful food. Looking forward to doing it again!

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Kygrad
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Off the beaten path, but part of the charm and worth the drive. A fabulous dinner in a most charming setting, a quiet, rural mountain retreat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
74 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The Shrimp and grits were different at best with not much flavor. The chalky grits did the dish no favors and the mountain of onion and peppers made a greasy place for the sausage and shrimp to sit atop. The fried green tomatoes has a spicy topping with basil that was a bit overpowering. The service was great and the place lovely except for the roads that were gravel most of the way.

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DarK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good, but we were expecting more. We did enjoy the baked brie appetizer. We had the steak and snapper entrees. The snapper was not very flavorful. Service was good and the dining area was pleasant and quiet.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors, and the view of the garden was wonderful. Service was great. Loved the grilled red snapper and the crab cakes. Tables were socially distanced and all the staff wore masks, which was great.

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KristyM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing, hidden out of the way Restaurant and Inn in North Georgia. The food is very well prepared and the attention to detail of each dish is evident. The rich history of the buildings and property lends a magical, old world ambience to the dining experience. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. Dine outside, it is worth it!

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GlendaE
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The location and grounds are charming. Our server was extremely forgetful and inattentive. There was a mix up with our order and it took an hour and a half before we received our entree. The food was terrible and not worth the cost. They did not offer to discount the terrible experience. We will NOT be going back.

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RandallB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food outstanding as usual. We have been coming here for 21 plus years now and they have never failed to impress us.

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Gregory
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary at the restaurant and had a delicious meal, great service, and a wonderful time overall. Our waitress was new to the job (3 weeks) and she did a fantastic job!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually dine here at least once per month. It was nice to finally return after the national quarantine. The place was extremely clean, and the ambience magnificent. The staff was happy to be there and provided wonderful service. The food was incredible....everything on the menu is a winner. The gardens are blooming with floral colors. A real treat! Truly recommend!

FAQs

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 503 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.