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Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar

4.4
681 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Worth the Drive (3)
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The Glen Ellen Inn-known for its great food & full bar, offers a relaxed, romantic and fun hideaway spot just for you! Tucked into an original 1940's wine country cottage located just minutes from downtown Sonoma and a scenic drive from Napa, the Glen Ellen Inn features delicious French & Italian inspired cuisine all day long! House baked breads, House made pasta, lovely salads, light appetizers, fire grilled chicken, steaks, burgers, chops and seafood are sure to satisfy any appetite! And why not make a night of it-stay overnight in the adjacent Glen Ellen Inn Secret Cottages. The All Day Menu is offered from 11:30 am to 9 pm; Wednesdays 5 pm to 9 pm.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Thursday - Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
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Phone number
(707) 996-6409
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Cross street: Carquinez Ave.
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What 681 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on October 7, 2017

First night in wine country-- I had reserved our table and we drove from Sonoma-- worth the drive!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0
Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a good dinner on a busy Friday night. Our table was tight and in a very small space, lots of action going by. Food was good and wine selections great

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on October 6, 2017

This place was terribly under staffed. They could not accommodate the patrons they had and to make matters worse, they kept accepting more. Poor management and no one was apologetic for the poor service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on October 3, 2017

I wish they would broaden their menu. We have had many a delightful meal at the restaurant and usually rely on their specials, which were particularly weak on Monday of this week. We had friends from out of town and had spoken highly of the restaurant but we are felt the meal was poor. Get more creative - the chef must be able to develop a better menu. If not, get a new chef.

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vipluncher (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on September 29, 2017

Great martinis, great oysters, wonderful cioppino, terrific french fries, and awesome desserts. The oysters rockefeller were too dry with too many breadcrumbs. The muscles with french fries needed to be separate. The french fries became too soggy. Otherwise, it was great!

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vipCandiceM (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on September 28, 2017

The Glen Ellen Inn is a gem. It's owned by lovely people who really care about what they put on the table. This is not your trendy, "have you been" restaurant. Don't be fooled by the laminated menu. The food is consistently delicious, with great service, and a charming setting. I consider myself a discriminating restaurant goer who always thinks trendy restaurants have a short lifespan. The Glen Ellen Inn is a keeper.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on September 23, 2017

Throughly enjoyed our meal there. The service was excellent until they started getting busy. My son in law ordered coffee with his dessert and it came at least 5-10 minutes after he finished it. Fortunately, he is very easy going so it didn"t seem to bother him. Over all it is a great little restaurant. Best of all it was close by where we were staying.

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JHerbInes (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent wait staff and delicious meals.
Killer martinis with fresh oysters!!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent meal and friendly service. Nice wine list reasonably priced. Would definitely return if we visit Sonoma Valley again. Cottages in the rear were a find. Great value and fun for our small group (4).

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was delicious -- love the small inner dining room -- like eating in a tree house looking out over the garden -- interesting menu -- beautiful food presentation -- meyer lemon dessert to die for -- good wine list, by the glass or by the bottle --

Our service person, Dominic, was either over committed, or maybe new, or??? He was noticeably absent and had to repeatedly be found by us, or by the other waiter on duty. Maybe it was an unusually busy Saturday -- don't know -- he did seem to be outside more than inside -- maybe the restaurant was short-staffed on that particular day? Again, don't know. Will we be back again? Absolutely, but don't want Dominic as our waiter.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Thursday - Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
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Cross street
Carquinez Ave.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(707) 996-6409
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Catering
We are thrilled that you have considered Glen Ellen Inn for your special event! See our web site for more information!
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Parking details
Free parking.
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Executive chef
Christian Bertrand
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine