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About The Point at Glenwood

The Point is a locally owned and operated neighborhood gathering place. Located in the heart of historic Five Points. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. We pride ourselves on using the best our local farmers have to offer. All our beef and pork is natural, hormone free and locally raised. The beef is grass fed, grain finished,and dry aged. We feature local fresh seafood and produce daily. Our motto is we are farm to fork whenever possible. We pride ourselves on our diverse menu and our wood-fired specialties including our award winning brick-oven pizzas. We also offer a nice selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and steaks. We have all ABC permits,featuring a full bar that includes some local brews,and an extensive wine list. Thursday nights we also have live entertainment starting at 10:30 PM. Come experience the best North Carolina has to offer.

1626 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27608
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner

Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch

Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Fairview Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 755-1007

Website:
http://www.theponitatglenwood.com/

Entertainment:
We feature live bands every Thursday night show starts at 10:30pm Great dancing for all!

Parking Details:
Our parking is conveniently located behind the restaurant with entrances off of Glenwood Ave and Fairview Rd. Just pull around back and walk in the back door.

Public Transit:
The CAT bus stops are right across the street inbound and on the corner of Glenwood Ave and Fairview Rd outbound.

Executive Chef:
Alan Phillips

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Point at Glenwood Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Healthy (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our waitress readily addressed our concern that our French fries were cold, not hot as well. Very pleased with how she handled this problem. We shall return.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Irish Nachos not to be missed. Wood-fired shrimp amazing. Bourbon pecan pie totally decadent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Point is a landmark in five points, and always proves consistent and good. The bar is good, and seating there and the restaurant proper is comfortable. Make a reservation as dinner hours can be busy, even on weekends.

Tags: Disabled Access, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Met friends for dinner. Crab dip was yummy. The salmon and crab cakes were delicious. Finished the night enjoying the pumpkin cheesecake and bourbon pecan pie. Bothe scrumptious. It was our waitresses first night and she did a fabulous job. Look forward to returning.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took a group of 9 to the Point on 11/5. included my two sisters and their spouses who had never dined there before. Everyone was amazed at the expansive menu and all were pleased with the food selection. Great place to go and be sure there is something to suit everyone's taste. Great service, food was delivered as soon as it done in the kitchen. No matter what I order I always get the side spinach salad with the warm bacon dressing...yum.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Point is one of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh. Am SO blessed, as I live in the neighborhood; your restaurant is as conveniently located as imaginable and a very
special place for me to visit. It is so friendly; love the ambiance, which has such a cozy
vibe; and the outdoor seating is marvelous, too.
One of my favorite 'outings' is to dine at your restaurant, enjoy the upbeat atmosphere and thereafter see a film at The Rialto. Pretty neat, if you ask me.
You also have a wonderful, diverse menu from which I can easily select a meal and maintain
my weight loss regimen as well. The food is always excellent and the service is superb. Your
restaurant is such a fun place to dine. So grateful for your presence in my life. Thank you, thank
you, thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised. You would be hard pressed to find something that you didn't like on the menu. It offers absolutely every type of food you can think of except asian food (maybe it does and I didn't notice). Even homemade Chicken Pot pie! Tasty and delicious with large servings. I normally don't write reviews because there's rarely anything special to write but I would definitely go back. I don't think I would ever be disappointed. And I'm picky!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good. Service was good except they did not have our reservation we made through OpenTable app. They confused us with another party and we were seated promptly.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 15, 2017

On a Tuesday evening, we decided to try a casual restaurant in a trendy location where we had visited another bistro nearby . Although the mahi-mahi, fish and chips, hush puppies and cocktails were very good, we were disappointed that the surroundings did not justify the prices nor did the splashy add in a popular local magazine reflect what we found.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food is always surprisingly good for a local, neighborhood bar/restaurant. Seafood is always good! Love the crabcakes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Waiter was very curt and missing when we were looking for bill.

Table was not the cleanest.

Wifes steak was very fatty and not cooked correctly so we had to return to kitchen which we never do.

My fish tacos were just OK

There are defintly better places to go

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I've heard about this restaurant for years, but never made it by. Decided to try it out before attending a movie next door - great call. Both my wife and I very pleased with our drink, our meal, and our service. We''ll be back.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Took a couple we dine out with every month or so to the Point on 7/29. Other couple had not been there before. Everyone got something different and all really enjoyed it. Spinach salad with bacon dressing was outstanding as was the desserts. With a large menu to cater to all taste and consistently good service the Point is a good choice to satisfy a group. Good quality and plentiful portions.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 2, 2017

ha a gret time celebrating m birthday
brunch. My second time ther and the food was really good and will be back agai8n soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We were excited to finally try out The Point but came away very disappointed. The menu is very expansive and they had lots to choose from. One thing that caught my eye was the Reuben sandwich. The menu said this about the sandwich " Piles of corned beef, Jarlsberg swiss cheese, saur kraut, and thousand island dressing on artisan rye bread, cooked to gooey perfection in our wood-fired oven. (No sides with this monster except a pickle.)". Sounds good for $13 with no sides it should be a 'monster'. What came was literally four thin slices of corned beef that didn't even fill the large piece of rye bread, a few tablespoons of sauerkraut, and all on rye bread that had one side close to burnt while the other side had no toasting at all. FAR from a monster 'cooked to gooey perfection'. I called over the waiter and asked if this scrawny sandwich usually looks this way and his reply was 'yep, that's how it comes'. I had a Reuben just three days earlier at a local sandwich shop that included a side, TWICE the meat, and properly toasted for $8.95. The rest of our party had food that was mediocre at best. Salads with fish and chicken and a cheese steak that was TWICE as big as my 'monster' AND had a side of fries. He said it was average, maybe a little below. We only had our waters filled up once while we there and no iced tea refills were offered. Overall the place seemed like it could be a good place, but a menu that is clearly not focused, cooks that need to be trained, and service that is VERY sub-par, I will take my food dollars to many other places in Raleigh. Overall, this is NOT A RECOMMENDATION to go here.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 17, 2017

My parents were very impressed with the The variety of Menu items. My Gin Cocktail was yummy! Might be time to get some new carpet or hardwoods though.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Was my first visit to the The Point and the food was excellent. Parking is not great....one of the downsides. Very loud atmosphere if you like it like that. Service was very good. A bit pricy for a *pub* like establishment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I was hoping they would do something for my daughters birthday, but the food was very good, and it was nice to have a conversation while we were there without yelling.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Love the outdoor patio! Fun, relaxing evening and great food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The four of us go out monthly to a new restaurant. We ALL agreed The Point will have to have a return visit. Food and service were wonderful. Our waitress was very nice with a big smile. We each saw several menu options that we wanted to try. We will return for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Food and service were excellent! We had a combination of crab cakes, pizza, and a hamburger. Everyone in our party was pleased.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Party of 6 went to the Point on Mother's Day. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Nice varied menu and a good value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We love the Pointe. We've eaten there many times over the years. After a long hiatus, we have eaten there twice in the last month. Both times were delicious and we enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day Brunch, and were exceedingly pleased with the food options.

Highlights -
- biscuits & gravy
- grits
- crepes
- desserts

There was a carving station, a Belgian waffle station, and an omelet station. My mother-in-law had the Belgian waffle, and she said it was quite good.

We'll definitely go back for a Sunday brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. It was Mother's Day and it was rather busy and louder than the norm. We prefer weekdays and weekends.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was excellent...attentive, helpful and competent. While good, pizza was not hot... it happens. Would try the pizza again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Very loud when it gets busy. Been twice and food is always amazing.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Convenient location. From my first visit - I have thoroughly enjoyed the Point. The food is fresh, good and on time. I love the salad bar - it's small but Delicious. Staff friendly and courteous

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Everything was great!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 10, 2017

I updated this review to thank the management at The Point for responding to a bad experience we had in the restaurant while attempting to dine in the bar area. The management was very apologetic, understanding, and even comp'ed our group a second free meal to make up for an off night by their bartender. We were impressed on our follow-up visit with the service in the regular dining area, and have never had any issues with the good food and pizzas in this restaurant. So thanks again to the management for addressing the issue we had. We look forward to future visits.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Food was good and very flavorful, service attentive, helpful and responsive

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great menu with something for everyone. Food was delicious and service was great! Will return when the weather is nicer to try outdoor patio and live music.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I will try this restaurant again, but unfortunately my meal was terrible, no other way to put it. BUT the restaurant took the meal off my bill so I will give them a try once more. They do try to please.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Always good food and so accommodating with 2 young grandchildren. They love to make their own pizzas! Scott is great waiter and food was very good.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Sensational food and Service
Plates were beautiful and food outstanding. Highly recommend this is a can't miss

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Ate early so hard to give a good review. But wood fired oysters very disappointing as was pizza. And pizza was not hot

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Great food and service. Will be back!! Waitress very helpful. Fried olives delish!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 18, 2017

First time going to The Point. Enjoyed a great evening with friends eating a delicious meal, cocktails and a wonderful environment. We will definitely go quite often.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very special place - the closest to a neighborhood bar like up in the big cities with GREAT food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Lauren was great, food was really good and served hot! (hot food very important!) We made reservations for 6:30 and sat at 6:45, it was Valentines dinner, so understandable. Overall great experience and will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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