Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC

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$30 and under
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Italian
Glass Onion is an independently owned neighborhood restaurant serving northern Italian cuisine. Located in quaint downtown Weaverville, a short 10 minute drive north of Asheville. We offer locally farm sourced ingredients, everything from vegetables, fruit, lamb, beef & rabbit. We are proud to showcase our farmers, if they grow it or raise it, we serve it. Our commitment to quality and excellence is readily apparent in our simply prepared northern cuisine. Everything we serve is housemade starting with rich stocks, homemade pastas and all desserts. So come on down and enjoy simple, delicious meals made with fresh, top-quality ingredients expertly prepared, promptly served, and reasonably priced.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Traditional Thanksgiving and ala carte dinner menu is available from 12pm-5:45. Full menu is available on website, book early to reserve your space. We will confirm all reservations 3 days prior, please ensure telephone number is up to date. We will need a verbal confirmation to hold reservation.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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MD
Western NC
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistantly delicious and comfortable atmosphere. Staff is friendly and accommodating.

B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

This was my first visit to Glass Onion and to Weaverville, NC. Based on the reviews, I would agree that the food was very good. We are vegetarians and the chef graciously modified some dishes for us. There were two things that would keep us from going back to the Glass Onion. First, the wait staff is NOT KNOWLEDGEABLE about the menu. Every time we asked for a clarification or explanation of a dish, the server could not answer the question and had to seek help to answer out questions. I'm from a fine dining restaurant background and EVERY SERVER knows the dishes and how they are prepared. For the level and price of this restaurant, I don't expect to have an order taker come to my table.

Second. This restaurant HAND WRITES your bill! No Point of Sale system. In this day and age that is excusable and made me question if the server/establishment was good at math!

If the Glass Onion can remedy these two issue, I'd give them a 5 all day long.

j
Western NC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal. one of our favorite places. good value.

LH
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Never disappoints.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was excellent, service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and was not disappointed. The eggplant Parmesan was delicious

ML
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Attentive staff, excellent food and atmosphere

MM
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always very good!

AT
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dinner in a lovely setting. The a Glass Onion is definitely one of the finest restaurants in the Asheville area.

S
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and diverse menu with good wine selection. The pear-beet salad and homemade bread is to die for. A gem in weaverville, nc.

JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It is an intimate, quiet, pleasant environment, perfect for sharing conversation. The food is good quality, but not adventurous.

r
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Late lunch on. Friday and not too busy. Very good wine selection. Pumpkin Ravi and truffle fries were great. Good burger and Caesar salad.

OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing in area

DS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, especially on half-price bottles of wine Wednesdays! It feels like the cozy neighborhood
place it is, with friendly staff, good Italian comfort food, and that easy Weaverville parking across the street. Don't miss the coconut cake.

R
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great diner with friends at the Glass Onion. Very consistent with good food and service.

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Fresh squeezed orange juice.
Eggs Benedict were just the way I like and Pete was delighted with his hash. Pricey (+$40 for breakfast) but worth it as a special treat.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully friendly service, Ali was knowledgeable about the menu and made the experience fun. Food was presented beautifully and tasted even better!

JW
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to Glass Onion...awesome place. Great atmosphere...a little noisy but easy to have table conversation. Arrived a few minutes before our reservation and was seated immediately. Service was quick and knowledgeable and the food was great. The wild boar bolognese was awesome and my wife enjoyed their pork chop special that night. Overall a great place to enjoy a meal. We'll be back.

J
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were equally incredible! I would totally recommend this to anyone looking to celebrate a romantic occasion or just enjoy a great meal!

MJ
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in the Asheville area. The ingredients are top quality and the chef know how to do everything simply but to perfection. The pasta is deliciously al dente and the sauses are delicious. I especially love the wild boar bolognese and their delicious garlic rolls. The atmosphere is "cushioned bistro" with well controlled noise level. The whole experience is relaxing and delicious. Highly recommended. Also Wednesday night all the regular pastas are $15 with half price on a bottle of wine.

b
Western NC
33 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice evening. Food was good. Server was very nice and professional.

AN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sophisticated and delicious!! The the starting bread with garlic butter WOW.

j
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant restaurant, excellent food and service.

CL
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good attentive service; food a bit unimaginative but solid fare.

f
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always, delicious food and excellent service. Have dined here many times and have never been disappointed.

l
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Glass Onion exceeded our expectations in every area! We’ve already recommended this restaurant to several friends in Asheville. Treat yourself to an amazing dining experience in a charming town.

L
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The folks that run this restaurant are pleasant and helpful. The food is incredibly fresh, delicious and creative.

RT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biz dinner

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RU
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Dry Ridge Inn prior to attending a presentation on "Murder Ballads" at Mars Hill University. We had heard of the Glass Onion and we were not disappointed. The menu was impressive, and our food was excellent. Good selection of wines. The salads featured local greens etc. We talked to the friendly people at an adjacent table and learned that they were regulars at the restaurant. The locals are very pleased to have such a first class restaurant in their little town.

You do not want to miss a visit to the Dry Ridge Inn and the Glass Onion Restaurant.

PD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for brunch food was OK, nothing great, not terrible.

j
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked because of the great reviews on line, and we were not disappointed! Authentic Italian food, hard to find in our area. The house made raviolis were made with pumpkin in a walnut cream sauce, makes my mouth water just thinking about how wonderful they were! We will definitely be back!

SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was good and we liked the bread and salads but the Bolognese was watery and lacked flavor. It was our only disappointing meal on our trip to Asheville.

C
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time dining at Glass Onion for my party of four. It was a birthday dinner so I asked for a back corner table and their best server. We arrived a little early and were quickly seated - at a wonderful table in the corner near the kitchen. Our server was Allie (extremely friendly, accommodating and attentive) Started with Calamari - very good and we all enjoyed it. We all tried different dishes, the angel hair pasta & shrimp, Wild Boar Bolognese, salmon and then one of the evening specials, horseradish gnocchi with braised short ribs and a side of braised swiss chard. Everything was excellently presented and delicious. We then celebrated the birthday with blueberry crumb, coconut cake, creme' brulee, and Julia Child's warm brownie. Wonderful dinner with wonderful friends. None of us were disappointed at all - it is a trek for us to come - we live in Flat Rock - but it was worth it and I would definitely say we will return to try the lunch and brunch menus. Thank you for making my friend's birthday special. The only complaint I have is - we didn't have enough of that wonderful bread!!! We needed it to sop up all of the fabulous sauces and gravies.

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this restaurant.
Wish they had vegan option.
Food is consistently good
Should keep their chocolate sorbet permanently
on the menu. It is the BEST!

JP
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our first favorite restaurants! Superb service, excellent food, inviting wine list. Glass Onion is a decided winner.

CM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for us locals! Always bring my visitors here.

DD
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious menu served by pleasant staff always makes for an enjoyable afternoon or evening in this friendly town convenient to Asheville.

DT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Easy parking... what's not to love!

DB
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service!

BR
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Glass Onion is our favorite place behind Limones in terms of eating high quality food out. Their menu delivers some fantastic meals and we always love the garlic rolls...yum! I had the Wild Boar Bolognese again tonight, which is my favorite there. You can't go wrong with just about every other menu choice, but they do italian very well. Their cuts of beef and seafood are always excellent too. We always enjoy their desserts too, several great choices including the best Tiramisu I've ever had. The coconut cake is a big winner too.