Glenwood Grill

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2322 reviews
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Glenwood Grill has been a Triangle favorite for 30 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" and
Winner of the N&O Silver Plate Award.
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Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love G Grill, but always a guess where you are seated. We ended up with odd and loud people next to us, like 6 inches from us.

Not a travesty, just a distraction. Food and service fantastic as usual.

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LC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and setting. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Highly recommended. Will definitely be dining there again.

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WB
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very nice fresh thoughtful cuisine. Interesting wine list, long time favorite.

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DG
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both very good. Recommend it

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WS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent. Service is great. Teamwork. We always visit on special occasions. Competes well with all the other high end restaurants downtown. Seriously, give it a try....

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OT
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal as usual at Glenwood Grill.

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k
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Carpetbagger and swordfish special we’re amazing.

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RD
Raleigh
62 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining at Glenwood Grill, off-and-on for many years. I keep returning because I've never experienced substandard service or poor food quality. The menu is not large, which is a good thing, but you can be sure there is something on the menu for everyone. Hands-down a "keeper restaurant" for dining, to include special occasions.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is great as is the service. It is a really good place for a business lunch if you go early. Once the restaurant fills up, the noise level is so high that it is difficult to hear.

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f
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glenwood Grill was recommended and it was fabulous! What a find. Loved the dinner menu. Really appreciated the opportunity to order menu items a la carte - great idea to meet various diet restrictions. Will be sure to visit again.

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C
Jacksonville
82 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The temperature was overly cold...I don't like my good to get cold before I finish and I don't like to have to gobble it down too quickly to enjoy it. I had to wait outside as soon as I was finished as I was uncomfortably cold.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Pretty mediocre main dish - Southern Paella was tasteless, except for tomato/vinegar - the seafood had no sauce.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was tremendously good. I went there for the first time and was amazed. My family and I went there to celebrate me getting my degree. I can’t wait to enjoy another meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! First time dining here but we will definitely be back!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow to start but overall another great experience here! Food was amazing as always!

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b
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkably full for a Monday night

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NT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed with this visit to Glenwood Grill. The Sunday Supper of salmon and risotto had very little flavor. There was no hint of cauliflower or sweet potato in the risotto. The "micro geen salad" should be called a garnish. It was not a salad and there were no apples or vinagrette on it. They were out of the wine of choice. This is usually a super place for a great dinner.

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JK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great dinner and good service! I like the half order options.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A very busy night and under manned service wise, however food was great! We had shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, rack of lamb, steak, ahi tuna all delicious.The room can be very loud making conversations a little difficult. This restaurant has been a staple for many years. I would still go back. Be aware on busy nights don’t be in a rush, relax and enjoy the conversation at the table.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We have dined at the restaurant many times. We were looking forward to going back but was very disappointed. We requested a table near the window - for a business meeting - we were seated in the very middle of the restaurant and could not hear well enough to conduct the meeting. My husband's steak was over cooked. My collard greens were very sweet. I don't remember either of those being an issue on prior visits.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glenwood Grill was up to its usual fine standards. Our party of 4 ordered 4 different meals, and all were excellent. Presentation was attractive, meals were delicious & server was attentive. Don't think I have ever had a poor meal at Glenwood Grill. Thanks, Jay Brown

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NZ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, good service and good food. Lunch menu is a little more limited than dinner, but daily specials augment the menu for additional choices. I dont normally have dessert for lunch, but tough to resist the chocolate bread pudding.

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JD
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at this restaurant

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AK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group had an amazing experience at this restaurant. The service was outstanding. Our group had some dietary restrictions, and the waitress and chef made sure our items were prepared correctly. The food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely return

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g
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The acoustics could be improved. You have to speak loudly to converse.
Thank you

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CL
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful lunch at Glenwood Grill. Our server was attentive but not hovering. House salad with oysters was fresh and the oysters were perfectly cooked.
Great place to meet and catch up with a friend.

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DT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Glenwood Grill is a classic restaurant with fantastic food. Good place to meet friends for lunch or dinner.

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RR
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Glenwood Grill has remained consistently good for about thirty years now, which is pretty remarkable. It continues to have an attractive ambience, the wait staff is knowledgeable, and the food is always very good - and, in some cases, excellent.

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E
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Glenwood Grill, always excellent food and wait staff.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the ambiance and service but the food was very bland although it was presented beautifully. It took three tries to get my drink to one that did not taste odd or watered down.

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r
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delightful. It is a great place to go with a neighborhood feel. Quiet enough to have a conversation. One of our favs!

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H
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always , the food was delicious. I ordered the swordfish special with grits and a red pepper vinaigrette. It was t perfectly seasoned and cut. The luncheon portion was just right. My only quibble is our party of three had to ask for bread, twice.

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E
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this neighborhood restaurant. Nicer than the chains by far, plus the food is great, service even better and we can carry on a normal conversation. Perfect for dinner after a long day at work. While I love kids, this spot caters to adults and probably wouldn’t appeal to youngsters much anyway.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have the most exceptional meal when we visit. The food is always flavorful and each item tastes as it should - delicious!! Service is always amazing and they treat you right every time. Go enjoy! :)

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RD
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comfortable, upscale eatery. Moderate portions, but well crafted and presented.

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JL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Glenwood Grill NEVER disappoints rack of lamb was lovely

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Wait staff was very attentive and made good recommendations. The noise level in the restaurant was a bit too high for conversation because the dining room was filled to capacity. I will definitely return for their excellent food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great but it was too loud to have a conversation. A bit disappointing

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M
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday and everything was great--wine, bread, salads, seafood and grits and the chocolate bread pudding! Always consistent and delicious with excellent service!

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't know how long the Glenwood Grill has been in business, but over years if not decades I have never had a bad meal there and it's getting better with age! Service is superb as well.

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