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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (67)
Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasion (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (49)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Business Meals (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Cozy (29)
Romantic (27)
Casual (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Local Ingredients (20)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (14)
Seasonal (14)
Healthy (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Glenwood Grill is one of the best restaurants in Raleigh. Ever single person I have brought here absolutely loves everything they have. The staff is very professional & knowledgeable. The food is fresh and changes seasonally. Absolutely amazing every single time.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Best place in town with no close second. There are many places in Raleigh that have good food and good service. Glenwood Grill is truly a step above.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Lovely restaurant. We both enjoyed the filet. Excellent. Waiter was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Absolutely impressive! FOH/HOH are outstanding. Thank you so much to the entire staff at Glenwood Grill! This restaurant is such a gem! I continue to bring my favorite people here.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was exceptional. Service attentive. We had a wonderful meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New year eve

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I decided to avoid the typical New Year's Eve chaos buy having out NY Eve dinner a day early! As usual, Glenwood Grill was totally outstanding. I had the Carpet Bagger (two fillets & veggies) and my wife had the parmesan oysters. Both were great. Started off with a glass of French wine and ended with a shared dessert. If you live in the Triangle area, and haven't visited Glenwood Grill...you're missing something great!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went for the New Year's Eve meal on Saturday (closed Sunday) and the service and food were very good. We started with the she crab soup and the clam chowder with cajun spice. We both preferred the clam chowder although the she crab soup was acceptable.
I had the Carpet Bagger two four ounce filets mignons, parsnip smashed potatoes, parmesan fried oysters, red wine veal reduction, béarnaise. I normally won't eat oysters but these were exceptional. My wife had the Seared Shetland Islands Salmon mushroom sweet pea Grana Padana risotto, shaved apple fennel salad, honey truffle vinaigrette. She liked it but was somewhat underwhelmed by the salmon but loved the risotto.

Ended our meal with the chocolate pie with was super rich and delicious and coffee which as a bit bitter. Overall we were very satisfied with our meal and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Glenwood grill does not disappoint! We were a party of five celebrating our twin sons' birthday. Everyone in the group was very, very pleased with the food and service. We started coming to this restaurant by chance a number of years ago and it quickly became one of our favorites. Highy recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing service by Big Al, the food is consistently fabulous. We will come back again and again.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice, warm place to eat on a cold winter's day. My husband and I both had Cobb salads - mine with shrimp, his with chicken. We both enjoyed the slightly lighter fare after all the holiday foods. Our friends also enjoyed what they ordered. Good service and an overall pleasant place to meet and eat.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant as always.. a gem in Raleigh. The food is always very good and I love the ambience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a great dinner with the family a few days after Christmas, our first time dining at Glenwood Grill. Wonderful experience with very good service and really good choice of food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were greeted as we entered the restaurant and seated immediately. Our server was pleasant, most efficient and a joy to deal with. The menu was well written to entice all. The delivered food was well-presented and delicious. Our foursome decided that this is a place that we will return to soon and especially next year, as we both celebrate our anniversaries again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was fabulous as usual and our server, Alan gave us a first class dining experience! Thank you Alan!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fantastic as always

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

One of my favorites. Not super large but accommodating, which I like. Great service & great food. Relaxed & cozy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We brought our 90 yr old aunt for our Christmas dinner with her and had asked for a quiet table if possible. We were seated by the window which was perfect - able to carry on a conversation with her without shouting, and love the ambiance in that space. Really appreciated the accommodation. Food was excellent as always and our server was great.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Casual
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was the first of what will be many visits to the Glenwood Grill. My wife and I experienced exceptional food, service and ambiance. What a great recommendation from a family member. This is a perfect destination for any occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

You can always count on Glenwood Grill for an outstanding meal, from appetizer through dessert! Our waiter was terrific, attentive but not intrusive into our group dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A steady Eddie site for good food, uptempo energy and ambience. Tends to get loud but I d go back a hundred more times. It’s that steady and good

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We enjoyed a holiday get together with friends. We had shrimp and grits, salmon, a filet and short ribs. Great variety and everyone enjoyed their meals. We have dined here many times - always enjoyable. Hope to be back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I love the Glenwood Grill!! I’ve been here numerous times and it never disappoints. After hearing great things about the burger, I finally went for it! The fried green tomatoes and the pimento cheese combined with the brioche bun make it fantastic. The cucumber and tomato salad as a side was delish as well. Their desserts are amazing too!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The Glenwood Grill has been one of our favorites since we moved to the Raleigh area in 2004. They offer consistently great food. Our guest was making her first visit to the restaurant, and she throughly enjoyed her experience.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

My husband and I have loved the Glenwood Grill for many years. It’s consistently good! Thanks for making his birthday special!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Glenwood grill is our favorite place to go when we need to have a quality night out. All the employees know how to keep customers pleased with their dining experience. Also, it helps that it is convenient to drive there with easy parking.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We live near by and love Glenwood grill, but this time the tables are too close together and you could hear everyone’s conversations . It was our 48 anniversary and the noise was too much

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This was my 3rd time at GG for dinner. As always, food and service were great. And as always, the place is just too LOUD. I would recommend GG for groups but never to friends, etc, for a special occasion for two or even a casual meal.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Haven’t been there in a while, but it has maintained what I always liked about it. Good service, good food and reasonable prices. I had the gumbo and a side salad. Was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We eat at Glenwood Grill often. The food is better than the cocktails. We have had check accuracy issue twice - billed for things we did not order or get. Both times with the same waiter. Check you bill. The food is wonderful - one of the best Shrimp and Grits anywhere. My primary complaint is that is it VERY loud when busy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Some seating has an uncomplimentary view of the kitchen, trash cans !

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

I feel you have slipped somewhat. My Mac N cheese was watery, Brussels sprouts were tasty but under cooked, and who puts celery in crab cakes
We had out of town guest and they said it was “so-so. Another friend said she has had much better

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and perfect service!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Way way too loud for any kind of dining experience. No conversation could be had between old friends. Can think of no reason why anyone would enjoy this experience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Chris and Bryce made the occasion perfect! Chris was able to move us to a table where we wanted it at the last minute. Bryce (waiter) even was able to gain access to a wine aerator that helped to make a poorer bottle of wine....better. Super evening as usual.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was the best I have ever experienced. We were greeted with warmth and spoiled by the attentiveness of the wait staff. Our food was delicious and we were happy with our overall experience:

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been to the nicest restaurants all over the United States. This place is by far the most professionally run restaurant I have ever been to.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Smaller restaurant which I liked. Not noisy, but vibrant. Menu offers 1/2 portions which are just right on some dishes. Services and food choices excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Top Notch Always! Reliably tasty and friendly and fresh and always fab. The Baileys Pie is Outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Friendly professional service and excellent food. We love this place and eat here often. Good martinis and specials. Our only complaint ever has been the noise.

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