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Glenwood Grill

4.7
1941 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 1941 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

Wonderful food . Waiter also was great. Love this place

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

Best corn soup in the universe

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Perfectly cooked salmon and filet! Everything was delicious and attentive service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We love this place. Martinis were excellent. She had the salmon special and I had the filet. Our meals were excellent. The service was friendly and professional. Always noisy, but not so it detracted from the overall ambience.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was a relaxing atmosphere. Friendly service and the food was great! Perfect portions. Will definitely put this on my favorite restaurant list.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food was excellent as was the service. Great night for outside dining!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Love that The Grill is offering Sunday Night Suppers now!!Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent- three of us got the great crab cakes - would have been super to have a spicy mustard sauce to spice them up a bit. Service was great, decaf cappuccino was also fabulous!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Glenwood Grill is a go to for us. Great cocktails, excellent wine selection, and a tremendous selection of appetizers, soups, entrees...not to mention desserts! The choices are always tough because everything we've ever eaten there has been terrific. Ignore the fact that it's in a strip mall and go!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My friends and I really enjoy dining at the Glenwood Grill because the staff are so personable and friendly and the menu is superb. The sleekly designed Glenwood Grill offers cuisine inspired by the coastal Carolinas & the American South. Chef John Wright supports regional food artisans & emphasizes the importance of sourcing products harvested locally. I also like the fact that they are delighted to let you share appetizers, salads, and entrees so you have room for their wonderful desserts! On this occasion, we shared the Roasted Beet and Marcona Almond Salad with apples, radish, arugula, honey truffle vinaigrette, and gorgonzolacheese and the daily special, succulent Rack of Lamb which was perfectly done and served over Parsnip Mashed Potatoes -yum!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food and atmosphere excellent. Server was rushed and dismissive due to being very busy, but we would go back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Glenwood Grille is notable cuisine for any occasion. My wife and I were traveling from Florida, and were thoroughly pleased with the service, management and especially the shrimp and grits. Being frequent travelers to New Orleans, we know quality Cajun cuisine, and this entire by far takes the lead.

We look forward to visiting again soon!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Love their fried oysters!!
Best in Raleigh

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Lovely quiet table, as we’d requested, with an attentive waiter. We enjoyed the crab cake on fresh corn with small arugula side salad. The crab was most evident in the crab cake with little filler and very tasty seasoning which allowed the crab to shine through. Arugula salad was a nice counterpoint to the entree. My friend, who had not been to The Glenwood Grill in many years, exclaimed she’d love to come back soon.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always a good dinner out. Lots of southern-esque options like fried green tomatoes or she crab soup to start and shrimp/grits and fresh fish options for entrees. Smallish dining area so noise carries, but is not annoying just part of the background/ Service is attentive, though they seem to be always busy here - which relates to the food et al.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Made a reservation for a casual business lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. Nice little restaurant. Good food, interesting menu, nice decor and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Excellent restaurant with topnotch food and service. Nice ambience but noisy. Has along history of being excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

My husband and I love the Glenwood Grill! We drive in to Raleigh from Wilmington every now and then to go to a concert or other event, and we always dine at the Glenwood Grill. You can tell that this restaurant takes great care with everything, as they have pretty fresh flowers at every table. When a restaurant takes care like that, you know the food is going to be great! I love the Carpetbagger, and my husband loves the filet mignon. The Carpetbagger is filet with parmesan fried oysters on the side - yum! It is so creative and so delicious! Their desserts, I'm sure, are wonderful, as I have only tried the incredibly delicious peach-blueberry-strawberry cobbler. Oh my goodness, it is so delicious! But their other desserts look great too! This is just a wonderful, classy restaurant to enjoy an oh-so-good meal!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Don't get there often enough - it never disappoints. Great selection of appetizers as well as entrees.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Wonderful as always

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Always outstanding!

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