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Glenwood Grill

4.7
1961 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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" and
Winner of the N&O Silver Plate Award.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Low Country
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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Phone number
(919) 782-3102
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Wright
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oberlin Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1961 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I took my Grandaughters, one soon to be 16, and one celebrating her 18th Birthday! Everything was wonderful🎂🎂

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant is off our beaten path and we wanted to try it for dinner. The restaurant is obviously a very popular restaurant with lots of usuals. Our food was delicious. Our water was not friendly, the restaurant was extremely loud and we felt that most likely only usual customers are truly welcome. We will not go back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I have lived in Raleigh for five years and just found the grill. An absolute gem that I will visit many times. Great selection and especially loved the low country selections

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Went for our anniversary & hadn't been in about 15 years. I was favorably impressed. The location is in a strip mall, but the food, service, and ambiance was excellent. We will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Highly recommend! Small and friendly, everyone is wonderful from the minute you walk in the door until you leave. You receive the perfect amount of attention and the staff is extremely knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We were seated shortly after arriving, with a reservation. Service was very good, attentive and personable waiter. Drinks came right away. Food was delicious, especially enjoyed the fried oysters. Had cobbler and crepe brûlée for dessert. Would definitely go again. Great xperience

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Took daughter and granddaughter for a celebration lunch. It was delightful. Burger and fries for granddaughter, crab cakes for daughter and vegetable plate for me. All delicious! Chocolate gelato and the berry cobbler for dessert. Not a bite left!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was very good. We were there at 6:00pm and the only issue was the noise level in the dining area. Had to speak very loudly but I was in a party of 7 so may have been a little different 1 on 1.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Food was great. It was loud in the restaurant due to being very crowded.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We've been to this restaurant before and found it good. However, this visit was anything but. A real let down since we were entertaining guests. We were celebrating several events which I mentioned in our reservation request. There was no acknowledgement of it. Maybe that's their policy?? But the main issue was the food. An order of chicken was the smallest chicken part ever seen (the size of your hand palm). They actually charge for this as an entre? Another order of french fries was way overcooked, almost burnt. The portions were entirely too small, but I'm guessing they want you to order the sides, which were priced separately. Since we all had an appetizer, we chose to pass on this. The desserts were very good. Dessert is something we never order, as our dinners are quite filling. Not in this case. A very disappointing evening to say the least.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had the Pork Tenderloin special, served with collards and chipotle grits - amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful meal...a menu that would meet any need...superior service

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Beautiful place to dine. The waiter was not attentive at all. I asked for a to go box and he never brought the box or my food back.

Food was great!
If I decide to go back it will only be for the food definitely not the service.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

While the service was good, the salmon I had wasn't great. Wine list was good

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food was exceptional, as always. We were slightly ahead of the dinner peak. Service was good - gaps as they got busier. Waiter was very personable, knowledgeable about the menu & specials. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

For a memorable meal, with fresh local ingredients prepared in a captivating way, Glenwood Grille is the place to go. The servers are well-informed and attentive. The experience is top-notch. If you want to enjoy an informal but special meal, dine here. If you want to impress, this is also your spot.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Certainly one of the best Raleigh restaurants. Drawbacks are the noise level and tables crowded together.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

First visit but will not be our last. Food, service and ambience all excellent. Worth seeking out.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Outstanding as usual🥇🍸

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Our fish dish was hot & fresh. Divine. Our parmesan oysters were delicious. Our seevice was impeccable.
Excellent in every way!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Wonderful food . Waiter also was great. Love this place

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We love Juan! He’s very sweet and made it worth the wait. Our waiter was super friendly too and very efficient.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This is truly one of my favorites in Raleigh and based on the number of people that were there on Friday night I am not alone! The food as always, was excellent. It seemed a little louder than usual, but it may just have been the crowd that was there. We were seated at a corner table which was very nice. Always a good time there and the food is always spot on!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

almost too noisy to talk. Fryer was broken but they made substitutions and food was delicious as usual. We were there at noon and the restaurant was packed ... reservations are a necessity at that time.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Best corn soup in the universe

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

It was very noisy in the restaurant for a Thursday night but the food was very good as usual. May reconsider next time though because of the noise level.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

I was here for lunch and ordered the chicken salad plate with a side dish of creamed corn. I had a glass of Gruner Veltliner (a white wine from Austria) with my lunch. The chicken salad plate had fruit included-- mandarin orange slices, strawberries, grapes, and pineapple. There was enough that I took some with me in a box when I left the restaurant. The food was very good and service was on point. Around 12:30 PM the restaurant was almost full (maybe one or two tables not occupied) and by 1:00 PM a few tables had cleared. The noise level was high due to the number of diners. It's a good sign that the restaurant can fill up for lunch as well as dinner. I noticed that there were enough servers to keep things moving. This is a nice venue for either lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food was consistent - it was great!
On the other hand, the experience was not. Our server was “lukewarm”, in that he was accurate and knowledgeable but aloof & solemn. It felt very impersonal.
Dining room is pleasant enough however the ladies room was extremely dark! I literally had to turn the flashlight of my mobile phone on to feel as if I could see well enough to maneuver the space! They had 2 candles burning in the bathroom to augment the light fixture, which didn’t put off more than the amount of light from a nightlight. Time for an electrician.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Glad to see a few new menu items. Food and service was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Glenwood Grille continues to be our "go to" restaurant. It's consistently excellent: we know we will have a great meal and great service.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Glenwood Grill is a comfortable place--do not underestimate "comfort." Many restaurants do--unfortunately. When I need special comfort food, excellent food and service--we go to GG. Will be there again June 1 for our anniversary. Where else?

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day dining

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Still my favorite "Go To" place. Some things will never change.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great ambiance and service. Old fashioned was perfect. Snapper was delicious. Chocolate pecan pie was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A little noisy, but it was graduation weekend. Overall, it was great. I always go there when in town. Great service, can always count on good food.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Loved the food. Service was great. A little loud with large group seated close to us but overall excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Lunch was great along with the outdoor seating and the wine list

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always perfect!! As a Raleigh native this is still one of my favs!!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

You absolutely can’t go wrong with the Glenwood Grill. Always consistent. I used Open Table to make the reservation. My wife and I have been eating there for 15 years. Take your out-of-town guests there !!!!

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