We brought our good friends to celebrate two 70th birthdays. Our wonderful waitress, Wendy, who has been our waitress before...was just perfect. She and her helper were wonderful. We had a great time with fabulous food and great ambiance. Great time.
Gorgeous building, beautiful room. We sat in rear room behind the bar and it was filled with natural sunlight and very comfortable chairs. Highly recommend for ambiance and house tea selection. Brunch was tasty but too pricey and variety of breakfast dishes too limited. Would still return with out-of-Town guests for beauty, comfort and uniqueness of the Oak Room.
gorgeous waitress. should have got her number. the gumbo was surprisingly good. no one tops my dads gumbo. got a tour of the place. she was hot too
Everything was very good just a little pricier than I thought from the reservation page
The service was great. The favorite food at our table was the salads, potted salmon, cod dish, seabass special and the wonderful rabbit pot pie!
It has become our favorite place when we visit Granville. It has excellent food and service.
Old world feel. Romantic. Next time I would like to sit near the fire in the bar area.
the food was great and the hostes made my wife fill good.
On Valentine's Day my wife and I decided to return to the Granville Inn. Our last visit was around Christmas a couple of years ago and was a top three meal all-time. At that time, Swordfish was available on a bed of mango relish. I asked the waiter and he said that must have been a special because they have not had that on the menu in a long time. No problem, I loved the rabbit as well.
Back to Valentine's Day, the fireplace seating was awesome. The food was not that good for the price and the Rabbit Pot pie was much more like an appetizer. I was very disappointed in the portion size of that meal. My wife told me on the way home that we would probably not be returning. Valentine's Day disappointments are not good.
Great place! Highly recommend
The Granville Inn is a special venue for special occasions! We enjoy the atmosphere, wait staff, and the food.
New menu is an improvement - and bar menu in particular has very nice options. The avocado tacos and brisket are both great.
Our Server, Wendy was terrific (as always). The salmon was fantastic! The Filet was fantastic! The Butternut Squash was Fantastic! It is our go to place for a nice meal with friends. Wonderful atmosphere with a great clientele. We will, of course, be back. Thank you! Janis and Dave
It was amazing, brought my date there and she loved it. I especially love the request that was fulfilled, they went above and beyond with it. Food was delicious and if I could I'd hire one of the chefs who made my omelet to just cook me lunch all the time. Service was quick and helpful.
Excellent experience. Enjoyed the ambience. Top-notch service. Staff was extremely attentive. A single gripe worth noting - all three ordered the same meal - 8oz filets but the cuts were significantly different. Mine was 3/4 inch thick and a little over cooked when ordered medium as a result. On the other end of the scale, friend’s was the traditional (as expected) 1 1/2 inch cut cooked perfectly. The third was somewhere in between. Could have been more consistent. Will definitely return though.
Nice experience. The lamb dish was good. I would recommend the place.
Meal was delicious. Fast, friendly service from a staff who made great recommendations.
Ordered the special , to much sugar in sauce . Portion of vegetables with entree is too small !
The food was good, particularly the steak Diane, and the wait staff did a wonderful job. The ambiance was just right for an anniversary dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary dessert.
Excellent food and service
Steak Diane or Scallops very good
You should also try the French Onion Soup
We enjoy going with friends for a very comfortable and I rushed dining experience
Made a 10 pm res thru Open Table and then called the Inn to confirm. Was told that everything was good and they were looking forward to seeing us. It was New Year’s Eve. When we got there, we were disappointed to know that the bar closed at 10. We’re we’re allowed one round and we’re rushes at that. Further, there was no more bread and a few of the dinners and desserts were gone. Waitress was trying to make the best of it but definitely didn’t work too hard to make us feel welcome. We were not comped anything and no manager came by to apologize. We used gift certificates that were miscalculated on our bill and had to be done twice. Overall, I would have preferred to have been turned down on our reservation in advance than to have wasted our $ on a bad experience. Very disappointed in what is supposed to be an upscale dining.
Made reservations and were seated in a side room which had no ambiance at all. If when making reservations in advance they told us it would be in a sterile side room that looked like it was at the Holiday Inn, we would have had a chance to make reservations elsewhere. I would and will caution everyone on making reservations at this restaurant. Power of the pen and the internet!
Everything was very nice except that the tables are just a tad too close in the back dining room. You can def hear neighboring conversations. We had an elderly couple arguing next to us and it was very awkward. Other than that, our food and service were very good.
The service was fine, the food was good, but I had requested a seat near the fireplace for the ambience. Unfortunately they sat us by a fireplace that wasn't working !! I mentioned the fireplace request to the Waitress and was informed of a current issue with it. Unfortunately when we left, the fireplace on the other side of the restaurant, was working....not sure why our request wasn't understood that we wanted to sit by a FIRE not just a FIREPLACE!!
Service was professional, however, too much time between visits to table to check on us as well as delivery of desert after table was cleared. Food was good.
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Loved the ambiance of the restaurant , but the food was not good. Also thought it was odd they charged for vegetable substitutions. Paid extra for asparagus and it was awful- mushy. Four of us dined and there was not one good dish between us.
Next time - I would go to the bar to enjoy the room but eat somewhere else!
I ordered the special the baked cod for $31 and it was delicious! A little small in the serving size. Julienne asparagus and carrots, I think there were a total of 2 stalks and 1 carrot on the plate. Our issue was with the special my husband ordered. A 10 oz ribeye with mashed potatoes, asparagus and 2 large prawn, for what we both thought was $28. Well his steak was over cooked but he ate it anyway. However, when we get the bill his was $48! Not worth that price for sure. Other than that huge disappointment, the place is beautiful and the service was impeccable!
Our waitress Wendy made our dining experience wonderful she was so kind and polite. We can not wait to to back and see her again. The menu had wonderful options and the dessert menu had so many wonderful options we loved the salted caramel cookie skillet!
It is a long drive for us so it has been several years since we have been here. We were pleasantly surprised to see how great it looks now. We were told that the university purchased the property and put quite a bit of money into it. It is definitely a one of a kind inn.
We asked for a table by the fireplace and they were able to accommodate.
Possibly my wife and I's favorite place. The chef provided shrimp as large as one might find anywhere for my wife's appetizer. I had the quail with cheezy grits as an appetizer (satisfying my lifestyle whilst living in Georgia). For dinner, my wife had succulent steak diane and I had Chilean seabass with asparagus and the chef's sauce. We go to the Granville Inn several times a year just to surround ourselves with the peace and serenity the Inn brings to any event. The Granville Inn will add you to a mailer which details special events they host. Before moving to the area permanently we booked a room for an anniversary. Staying here is a special time and leaves you with memories. For our upcoming anniversary, I just booked a Swedish massage for my wife and me at the Newkirk Spa, just next door.
If you are visiting from outside town the Granville Inn is owned by Denison University and also has a golf package available. It is located downtown so just blocks to a variety of shops and also Denison's campus.
Relaxing, smart and either casual or fancy, the Granville Inn provides an unforgettable experience. I have already told several friends and colleagues about the most recent experience dining here.
My wife and have spent many years dining at this inn in our wedding anniversary and other special occasions but stopped some years prior to the change in ownership due to poor poor menu options. We’re happy to say it’s back on the list. We enjoyed brunch before heading to Timbuk to cut our Christmas tree and the food and service were excellent. Can’t wait to return.
Our server was very attentive. Very knowledgeable.
I gifted a dinner Saturday night for my daughter and son in law. It was a very busy evening with many holiday activities going on in the town, but the service that evening was unexcusable. After a lengthy wait to be acknowledged once seated, and again another to receive the ordered calamari and French soup appetizer, the dinner order was never placed by the server and she was nowhere to be found after about a half hour wait AFTER the appetizers were finished. When she finally returned to the table , again about a half hour after the appetizers were done to inquire how her guests were doing, there were no dinner salads or dinners for that matter. She stated that she simply forgot to put their dinner orders in and because the kitchen was so busy, it would be about another 20-30 minutes for their dinner orders. At that point , my dtr and son in law told her the dinner orders could be cancelled, because they had to leave due to babysitting. No manager ever came to the table. No apologies. No compensation. It is a beautiful restaurant, but plan to spend the evening if their busy. They said the food was fine.
We were a little disappointed to have been seated in a secondary room not one of the nicer dining rooms. We had prompt service at first but after our soup was finished we probably waited 10-20 minutes for our main course. there was no apology for the wait. The food was good and nicely presented. Steak was great but the sides were just so-so. All-in-all, a good time except for the slowness of the meal arriving. I will say it was a busy night at the restaurant but folks at tables around us received their food before we did even though we ordered before them.
Great location and nice building, but the food was a very weak showing (the ravioli was swimming in a vaguely burnt butter sauce; the duck was draped over overly salted potato hash). Ultimately, the price was simply too high compared to far finer dining establishments within driving distance. I understand that this restaurant is in business by and for Denison, but I would expect a university of that caliber to really invest in inventive and reliable chefs and kitchen staff.
Dine before seeing a show at the midland theatre. Service was pleasant. Poor communication on our part the meal was bit rushed than needed. Tomato bisque was amazing. Also enjoyed the duck. Had children's menu and those portions were perfect
Went for Thanksgiving. Lovely place. BEAUTIFUL display of food. Very sweet server. But we were given a table with the sun laser beaming us in the face. (No window covering to lower) Had to ask to be moved. Also was surprised that hot foods were not hot. Gravy turkey potatoes stuffing were all lukewarm. At home I would have microwaved it to heat up! For the price would have expected hot food to be hot.
One of our favorite spots. Wonderful, intimate atmosphere, great service, and delicious food every time!