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About Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant
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.
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Evenings: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday through Saturday.
Please contact the restaurant directly to confirm availability.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking with handicap access.
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
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Special menus are created and offered on New Year's Eve and Valentines Day. Be sure to make your reservation early to ensure you get your preferred time to dine with us.
Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great meal and great service. The trout, salmon, and rack of lamb were a big hit with our group. One of best trout I've ever had. Variety of sides was wonderful. Appetizers also very good. Crab cakes were not too breads. As good as it gets away from the big cities. As good or better than in the big cities. Our server was Grace. Excellent all around.
We had the most wonderful dinner at Glen-Ella Springs! It was everything you hope for when you book a special dinner, wonderfully prepared seasonal dishes, friendly well-paced service in a elegant but warm space (or on the outdoor patio looking out on the lovely grounds).
My husband raved about his choice of the evening special surf n' turf, amberjack with a pork roulade, but I think my lamb won dish of the night. The New Zealand lamb was cooked perfectly, and was so tender and meaty, it was really amazing! The hand churned ice cream and peach/apricot cobbler was so good, the only regret is that I agreed to share it with my husband.
If you can, plan to spend the night at the Inn. It is such a special place, absolutely beautiful surroundings, historic building, comfortable rooms and you
can enjoy the included delicious breakfast the next morning on the outdoor patio. The fresh baked breads, eggs and french toast casserole were delicious and sent us home with smiles on our faces.
If you are in the NW Georgia area, don't pass up the opportunity to experience a meal or stay at
We stayed at the Inn for a night to celebrate a birthday. The Inn is lovely; well cared for, country-cozy, beautiful grounds, and wonderful staff.
The restaurant was quiet, filled with other guests and one private party. The ambiance is what you'd expect at a country inn. The 2 small dining rooms had stone fireplaces, flowers on the tables, soft music. Watercolors of local sight and towns graced the walls.
My husband and I both had one of two dinner specials- a " Surf and turf" of Alaskan halibut and pork tenderloin, with a berry salsa.This was accompanied by a succotash of corn, tomatoes, and okra. A deep fried jalapeño risotto cake was also on our plates. A lot of different flavors, but it worked, and was delicious.
I started my meal with a peach and goat cheese cold soup; my husband had the warm spinach sales. Both were excellent.
Dessert was a (big!!!!) dish of homemade peach-blueberr ice cream. Superb!
We shared a bottle of excellent Italian wine, from their very good wine list.
The next morning, at the complimentary breakfast for Inn guests, we had terrific eggs and bacon, and a French toast casserole that was out of this world.
Yo go to a small, country inn to relax and get away from it all. Having a restaurant that would be a destination in itself is a plus.
If you live in Georgia, North or South Carolina, or anywhere really, make time to stay at this charming inn.
We have been coming here for years and this was the first time we had to send food back. We were a group of 4 and 2 meals had to go back to get cooked more. Most unusual. It was a Saturday night and they were very busy perhaps that was the problem, it took us 2.5 hours to complete our meal.
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