Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC

4.8
1365 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in Quaint Downtown Weaverville, a Short Drive North of Asheville.
Glass Onion Serves Northern Italian Fare Simply Prepared Using Mostly Local, Organic & Sustainable Products From Area Farmers & Vendors.

Open for Dine-in Wed-Sun 5-8:00 pm Last Seating At 8:00

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1365 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenL
Naples
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding. We sat outside and there was quite a bit of street noise, but that's no fault of the restaurant. It was a birthday celebration and the coconut cake and candle finished off a very nice evening. The service could have been a little better such as removing empty glasses. I know it is difficult to have enough staff, so I don't fault them too much. I will return again and again!

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docB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Even though we made a reservation ahead of time, we were originally given a table very close to the entrance where people coming in would hover over us. Fortunately, the hostess saw that we were unhappy so she found us a table to the side that was perfect. Our waiter was Stanley and he was great in every aspect. One at our table asked for a protein to be served in his salad which was not accommodated, but was understood. All in all, a wonderful place that we greatly enjoyed. But may be better off eliminating one or two tables to allow for comfortable dining. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat all over Asheville and the surrounding area. I’m always looking for a good new place and the Glass Onion far exceeded my expectations. Excellent food, service and wine selection. I took my Mother for her birthday and they made it a special evening.

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stevenf
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, everything was wonderful. nicely paced meal, very enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Muy buena la comida fresca

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BrentW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glass Onion NEVER disappoints! With this visit, we were going to sit outside but because of the rain, they were able to sit us at the bar. The place was crowded but not inconvenienced at all. But the staff handled everything calmly and efficiently. And the bartender, Sage, who waited on us, was excellent! Great personality, beautiful smile, made a great Manhattan, and just could not be any nicer. And the food was delicious as always. My wife had the trout and I had the salmon. Both were outstanding! And of course their classic garlic rolls were scrumptious! Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a fine meal with the perfect staff. Bravo!

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MikeK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside. Stanley was awesome and we had a great evening! A nice way to have a great meal and get away from the Asheville crowds (but only 15 minutes away). Eggplant Rollentini with the homemade fettuccine is a must!

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WalterF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding menu quality including wild game dishes. Great service as well. It is not cheap but reasonable for what you get. We had 2 children aged 9 and 3, they gave us a corner booth with cushioned seats where we could keep them corralled so as not to disturb other customers. Would definitely like to come back next time we are in the Asheville (Weaverville) area.

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montreater
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every time we come we bring different friends and they fall in love with it too!! it's terrific and want to thank y'all for coming to NC! Madge sutcliffe

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JanK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Glass Onion is a gem in Weaverville. A bit noisy, but not overwhelming. Our party of four all ordered different entrees, and all were very pleased!

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SusanD
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to the Glass Onion a number of times and are always happy with the food and service! Very consistent and always delicious. The deserts are exceptional.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always like going to The Glass Onion in Weaverville. It is close by and parking is OK. The interior has been upgraded and is quite lovely. The food is not always what you axpect. It is better than you expect.

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JamesD
Western NC
34 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Since Covid we have been out to eat numerous times. Often we have been greeted by signs or verbally about staffing issues and limited menus. While I know this is an issue nothing like this happen at the Glass Onion. We were greeted nicely and seated. The menu reflected a preCovid menu. There were additions and some deletions as one would expect over an 18 month period. The restaurant was full. Service was excellent throughout the evening. The food was some excellent. My wife had the Gnocchi Primavera which she described as a flavor explosion in her mouth. I tried a taste of the remains (no Gnocchi) and she was right. The Angel hair pasta with shrimp was perfectly seasoned. As always the wine list had many good candidates and has some high end additions. Anyone can find a good wine to get with their meal.
Highly recommend this superb restaurant. It was great to see a full restaurant functioning normally. The owners are doing an excellent job as is the staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sub par food for a premium price.

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DianeB
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great. One suggestion is to add additional vegetarian options to the menu.

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ChipI
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good but choices were limited. Portions were nice and tasty.

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AngelaD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very warm yet totally professional. Food was outstanding. Our party had fresh fish, steak and pasta; each dish was beautifully prepared and presented. We can't wait to go back!

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RobinW
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice way to meet up with friends. Beet salad was not as I recall, mixed with feta. Swordfish was yummy, fairly small portion. Ali, our server was cheery and efficient.

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MacDon
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were early. Given small table which proved to be too small
Service was polite but seemed rushed…guess to second seat the table?
Food good as always. Like to see more appetizer selections.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The fresh fettuccine with braised rabbit is awesome.

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vipBertB
E. Tennessee
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Glass Onion many times over the years--and I have always felt that the restaurant set a high standard of creative excellence. This is the first time I have been back since the Covid 19 restrictions have been moderated, and I was so please that the restaurant has weathered the challenges and continues to be exemplary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small but thoughtful menu. Food and presentation excellent. Our table for 2 was quite small and to close to a girls night table for 5 so it wasn’t as quiet as we’d like. All in all a very nice evening. Service was attentive without being rushed.

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OldAuto
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Sage and the food was amazing. The calamari was cooked just right and was perfectly tender and tasty. Nice Caesar salad and the salmon and wild boar bolognese were very tasty and beautifully presented. Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant. Very nice and reasonably priced wine as well.

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disappointed
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

the waitstaff did not wear masks and it was very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little place with amazing food! Reservations recommended!

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BobP
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant - one of our favorites for special occasions.

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Babe
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Our first visit, atmosphere was not what we where expecting from website but ok. When to celebrate a birthday. Lots of fun. Our waitress was exceptional. Would go again.

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LizzieP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

our party of 4 were seated at a round table, which kept us a distant from each other. Next to us was a party of +- 10-12 young men who were very loud. We strained to hear each other. I like to visit Glass Onion and plan to eat there in future. Next time I'll voice a few stipulations when I make my reservation or before I am seated. Good food, good service, horrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally, a place that got it right and maintained upscale dining during the pandemic. My partner and I tried some favorites around Asheville and were sorely disappointed. Glass Onion did not disappoint. My boyfriend tried the swordfish he misses from the Mediterranean. I rarely hear him compliment a meal, but he was impressed with the flavor snd presentation. The Scottish salmon I had was perfection. The wait staff is attentive and properly trained and you can tell the owners have thought about every detail. Thank you for providing a meal and experience that was worth every penny!!

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DanaF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and extensive wine list. I will definitely go back.

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BBrider
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal. The calamari was excellently prepared, our main course dinners, where very tasty and the coconut cake was moist and just all around perfect.

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vipMaryPatG
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!
Excellent service.

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Jana
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coconut cake was great. They served a lavender drink which was so good, I felt like I was at a spa.

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jamesq
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True local special place. Natalie (owner) works there as hostess and manager most days.
They made it through the Covid tough times. We hope this is the prosperous year ever for her and her team! One of our best local restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite place to eat. Always great food and service.

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peterh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always dependable good all around, Service food and people

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vipJanieW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent we will go back frequently

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great drinks. Wonderful setup outside. Everything was top notch with none of the Asheville traffic!

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vipRebekah
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance and our fabulous server at the Glass Onion. The food, however was disappointing. I know the lingering effects of Covid make running a restaurant challenging, and I hope this is just a temporary set back.

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EugeneS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior is very charming and the entire staff were pleasant. Our waitress was excellent--efficient and friendly. Food was fantastic. There were 5 of us and we had 4 different pasta dishes. Reasonably priced. We are new to the area and will be going back.

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Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC is rated 4.8 stars by 1365 OpenTable diners.

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