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About Glenwood Grill

Glenwood Grill has been a Triangle favorite for 28 years. A popular neighborhood restaurant that serves Chef John Wright's innovative dishes in a classy yet comfortable atmosphere. Winner of Metro Magazine's "Best Power Lunch".

2603-151 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27608
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Low Country

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Oberlin Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 782-3102

Website:
http://www.glenwoodgrill.net/

Executive Chef:
John Wright

Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant is available on Sundays for any type of private parties. Please call between 2:00 and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday for details.

Private Party Contact:
John Wright: (919) 782-3102

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Glenwood Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (63)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Birthdays (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (41)
Business Meals (40)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Worth the Drive (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Local Ingredients (26)
Comfort Food (25)
Authentic (23)
Casual (22)
Romantic (21)
Cozy (18)
Fun (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Bar Seating (13)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We all had a very nice time. Food was excellent and we were able to linger and visit a good while without feeling rushed.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fabulous as always! One of our favorite places to hang out!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first time visiting Glenwood Grill and we loved it. The food and service was amazing. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly. Tina our waitress was outstanding and we will be asking for her when we return. We are already planning on returning soon. I highly recommend the Glenwood Grill.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our waiter was incredible and the food was delicious as usual.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome food and service. One of gem in Raleigh. We wanted to chat but seemed to be rushed. Our reservation was at 5, so we understood wanting people to leave... but we hadn’t gotten together for so long. We also understand getting others in to the restaurant, but for an establishment and cost please expect people to enjoy their food and company for at least an hour. Other than that, wonderful food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food as always! Service was good. Glenwood Grill always fills up fast so a reservation is a must.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food with uneven service in an extremely loud dining room. Our party had two appetizers - pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes. Both were excellent. Entrees were also very good - salmon, carpet bagger and pork. Our server was very slow to greet us and we had been there 25 minutes before we could place a drink/appetizer order. Once we ordered, things got better and he seemed more attentive for the most part. The dining room was small and very loud.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

great service and the server, Tina, was a great server. She checked often that we were satisfied with the food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Dinner was very good, restaurant is very refined but casual and comfortable. Terrific food and service. Truly a neighborhood gem, just wish it was in my neighborhood!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Fabulous as always. A GO TO! It never fails to disappoint!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Early dinner with a 6 PM reservation. Restaurant was 2/3 full. As usual,food was very good (scallops, fried oysters, short ribs, she crab soup) and server was attentive. Noise level was high, even with the restaurant not full. Acoustics are not great as I could clearly hear all conversation from tables around me.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Glenwood Grill rarely disappoints. It’s a bit cramped and they were running behind on reservations, but the food was superb.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good food & service; noise a little on the loud side.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Glenwood Grill is a favorite place to dine. The food is never disappointing and we always enjoy the evening.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was delicious. It was served hot. Wait staff was very attentive to your needs. We tried the banana bread pudding for dessert. It was served warm with vanilla gelato. The combination was just right.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food as usual was excellent. Much appreciate the Inter Faith Food Shuttle being donated 10% of the bill. Went twice during the week both for the food and to support.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We selected the 3 course prix fixe special that was offered. There were several excellent choices for each course. The food was very well paired and we enjoyed the use of seasonal ingredients.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 26, 2017

She crap soup and gumbo are excellent. Per my personal experience of eating gumbo, the gumbo was the best one I ever ate. Not too spicy and food was awesome. I highly recommend anyone who loves seafood especially she crap soup and gumbo! By the way, we ate there at noon. Reservation is highly recommended!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This week was part of restaurant week, so the price fixe menu was outstanding. Many choices, and all delicious.
I hadn't been to GG in a while, and was so glad it was suggested.
Full restaurant on a Wednesday night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was good. Seemed understaffed the night we were there.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

early booking as we were on the way to the theatre. As usual the Grill just did the job. Really good food, service and ambience was wonderful. Our favorite in Raleigh

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Tommy was without a doubt the very best server that I have experienced. He was outstanding in every way. He alone would bring us back to your restaurant of which we are very familiar. He is a ten

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful experience, as always at the Glenwood Grill. Innovative menu and great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We live about 40 minutes away and were meeting out of state friends we hadn’t seen in a while for dinner. Chose Glenwood Grill based on reviews & menu. Everything about our experience was exceptional. The decor and ambiance was warm & inviting (with a non-intrusive noise level), the food was delicious (no one left a bite on their plate!) and service outstanding. Will definitely return and recommend. 👍

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Glenwood Grille is consistently delicious, original and has impeccable service.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Glenwood Grill is a business lunch favorite, so definitely make a reservation. The atmosphere is lively and warm. The lunch menu is certainly more limited than their dinner selections, but everything is prepared exceptionally. My wife and I had a Scottish salmon salad and shrimp and grits for under $35.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Waiter we had was not personable at all and seemed offended by everything we said. Quite rude and not welcoming. Entire place was empty and they sat a 4 person group next to us that was so loud we had to ask to be moved. When asked to be moved, wait staff and owner didn't seem pleased and made it very difficult. Very disappointed as I am a regular but wasn't treated well at all.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent customer service. Food was good at this price point. Good and varied menu selection

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was wonderful and fresh. We ordered a drink at the bar and received it super fast. Excellent service there and at the table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fabulous, as always! Great food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife and I have been customers since Glenwood Grill opened. In all that time we have never had less than a great meal. There's a reason you need to book your reservation early!

Last Saturday we celebrated my birthday and, as expected, everything was first rate. Food -- both the rack of lamb (for me) and salmon (my wife) excellent. Service -- attentive, friendly, knowledgeable. Bar -- they have a broad selection and the knowledge to put together an excellent cocktail. We had a nice table by the window. Sustained excellence over time!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome menu. Can't go wrong!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great bartender! Great service!Great setting! And great food!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great time as always!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our office team attends often for birthday lunches because Glenwood Grill is a treat. Service is excellent. David took care of our large party on Wednesday with ease. Food is fantastic and new items are added all the time. I recommend Glenwood Grill all the time to my friends. A hidden gem.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Fun place to meet friends for lunch or dinner. Great bar - very welcoming staff!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Glenwood Grill is one of the best places to eat in Raleigh. The food is amazing, the staff is super attentive and knowledgeable and they have a great cocktail and wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The best meal we have had the pleasure of eating in years!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great restaurant in a perfect location. Our only complaint is that our served seemed sick. He kept sneezing, etc., and we all felt like we would have a horrible cold after eating there. He needed to stay home that night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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