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  1. Distance: 0.44mi
  2. Distance: 1.83mi
  3. Distance: 2.46mi
  4. Distance: 2.49mi

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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (66)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Special Occasion (43)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Casual (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (28)
Romantic (27)
Business Meals (23)
Comfort Food (18)
Fun (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Healthy (15)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was marvelous!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a fabulous time. Atmosphere was modern and relaxed. Waiter was responsive and pleasant. So many great choices on the menu. We will be back!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was amazing and exceeded my expectatiins with the quality of the food. Extremely delicious and very polite wait staff. My only complaint was the size of the restaurant itself.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great service, great food, great atmosphere, reasonable prices.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Crab cake was cold. Bread was good. A little too loud and not a fan of European seating. Dining partner was not impressed with shrimp/grits. Service was good and waitress was friendly without being intrusive.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 4 days ago

Always delicious and fresh. Love the combo of flavors and interesting new items on the menu. A Southern treat!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 5 days ago

Always good and consistent with good service. You can't miss with the carpetbagger with parmesan fried oysters! And the pan-seared flounder over risotto was excellent, too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, great food, wonderful Valentine's Day celebration!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

John was very attentive and gave a great explanation of the specials. Our beverages were never empty. The food was exactly as described and there is a wide variety of options to choose from.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our 39th anniversary and we just loved everything we ate and Bryce was attentive to our needs.
It will be our ‘go to’ for special occasions again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding service and excellent cuisine!!
We go there often and I highly recommend it.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to go, the service is always outstanding and the food is always amazing. We have never walked away thinking “it could have been better”.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

always great service and food continues to best in area. convenient and close to home.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Authentic, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was excellent! One of the best burgers I have had! Will definitely return!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful food, excellently prepared. Nice wine options. Highly recommend.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were a party of 4 on a busy Saturday night, so fortunate that we had reservations and were seated on time. Service was absolutely excellent and all of our entrees were delicious including the salmon, the crab cake and the shrimp & grits. I had the half Carpetbagger which included a perfectly prepared filet adorned by 3 delicately fried oysters and smashed potatoes. We all were delighted by the peach, strawberry, blueberry cobbler which was divine. The only miss was surprisingly the fried green tomatoes which were too thick and would have been better if the pimento cheese was fried also (a version like South City Kitchen Atlanta’s fried green tomato). The shrimp salad paired with the tomatoes deserves its own entry on the menu as an appetizer, it was amazing. Glenwood Grill is quite a gem in Raleigh~

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

U had 4 plates that did not require a sink. As usual food was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very good food but just too noisy.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service (Rick) was excellent. (Chad behind the bar is ALWAYS a pro) The salmon is normally perfect but it was a little more dry than it should have been even though I specifically asked for it to be prepared the right way. But, they were very busy Saturday and I get it but I was disappointed. Thank God the person I was with loved the fried oysters!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, great menu selections, great location. Good wine selection

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always amazing!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great, can't wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is reliably good and the service is always excellent. It is obviously a favorite for Raleighites as noted by the number of locals there. It is always packed!
Particularly good was the swordfish special, and the filet mignon is always perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was excellent, our waiter was appropriately attentive and the food was very enjoyable.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome atmosphere, service and the food is amazing.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

21 years in Raleigh and had never been. Nice menu, great food and great service! Everything was perfect.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fantastic place to dine. One of my favorites. Wonderful with just girlfriends or a nice dinner with the hubby.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

PHENOMENAL. I expected a fantastic night and Our server John made it so! He gave us time to catch up, laugh, eat and enjoy ourselves. I love this place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great

Thanks

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Absolutely excellent food! Great friendly service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food was really just “decent”. The ambiance was nice and service was pretty good but the food wasn’t. The menu looked promising. And the waiter gave us his recommendations. The only thing I really enjoyed was the fried green tomatoes. But I won’t be going back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Pleasant surprise, well served and presented! Great ambiance as an upscale neighborhood restaurant. Menu and service was exceptional. . Try the Bailey’s Chocolates Pie.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Amazing food in a random strip mall.
We had dinner for four on a Tuesday night. The food and service were both excellent, and entrees were about $10 cheaper than I would have expected given the extremely high quality of the food. Fresh, local and delicious!

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Delicious, special and expertly served. A sure hit for all. Check out their fabulous soups!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent, the custom cocktails were great, and the desserts were decadent. The services was top notch. The only downside is it was quite loud in the restaurant. But that is to be expected with most small restaurants. Highly recommend. Will definitely go to Glenwood Grill again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We just keep coming back over and over again to this neighborhood gem. We have never had a bad or even so-so meal; they are always exceptional. Menu changes are appreciated. Nightly specials are always a plus. Service is consistently excellent. We just truly love this place. It remains one of our top dining choices in Raleigh -- and has been for more than a decade, even with an infusion of many new restaurants.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, creative menu and the manager/host was incredibly gracious and accomodating. The only minor detractor was that the waiter seemed too busy to spend any time with us...felt like we were being rushed. Otherwise all fabulous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was delicious and our server Tina was fantastic. I highly recommend the Glenwood Grill.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Thomas was a great waiter and was very helpful with our selections

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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