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Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant, Clarkesville, GA

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

4.9
4.9
674 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant is open to the public and inn guests beginning at 5:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday April through December, and Wednesday through Saturday January through March. Calling ahead is recommended as some additional nights are closed in the winter. Offering one of the finest dining experiences in the North Georgia mountains, the restaurant prepares American Continental cuisine with a Southern flare. The setting is rustic, yet elegant and features fireside and outdoor dining depending on the season. Outdoor seating is limited; please call to request an outdoor table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (706) 754-7295

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lance Nelson

  • Private party facilities

    A private dining room is available in the inn's restaurant which will accommodate up to 35 people. For larger groups, 35 to 140 people, we offer our spacious outdoor open air pavilion. The pavilion has drop down clear view panels as well as heaters for use during winter months. Dozens of menu offerings are available for larger groups providing the ability to create a personalized menu for your group. Facility fee or minimum food charges may be applicable.

  • Private party contact

    Luci Kivett: (706) 754-7295

  • Neighborhood

    Clarkesville

  • Cross street

    Orchard Road

  • Parking details

    Free parking with handicap access.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 674 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambiance

  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

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  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

    Romantic

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  1. BB

    BillB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice BnB with outstanding service all around.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night
  3. LY

    LYNDAB

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As is ALWAYS the case, our Friday evening at Glen Ella Springs was one of impeccable food and service! My lamb chops were just incredible, and my hubby’s filet prepared to perfection and delicious. A good bottle of Pinot Noir and a slice of their fantastic Key Lime pie rounded out another great evening spent at this charming and cozy restaurant…our favorite place to dine in this area. A dinner at Glen Ella always leaves us happy, full and looking forward to the next time, so if you want great food and service that NEVER disappoint, this is it!
  4. LM

    LesleyM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating at Glen-Ella Springs. It did not disappoint! The food was excellent and so was the service and staff! We definitely recommend going and will going back again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an awesome experience!!!
  6. K

    Keithc

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Linda was a wonderful server and very knowledgeable about the building, grounds and area. The food was excellent as always. We've been coming to this place for 20 years and are never disappointed.
  7. JS

    JSBofRoswell

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We throughly enjoyed our dinner at the Glen Ella. Our server Abbie took great care of us. She insured the item we selected was gluten free. The gardens are gorgeous and our table on the patio over looked the gardens. It was entertaining watching the hummingbirds jump from blossom to blossom. . It is always a great time at hbd Glen Ella restaurant and inn.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at the restaurant on Friday and Saturday night. The atmosphere , service, and food was great. Sitting on the patio gazing out over the garden and grounds is the best!
  9. JA

    JohnA

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our evening at Glenn Ella Springs was delightful! *The entire staff was very thoughtful and attentive. *We sat in the out side dining area and it was a beautiful setting with flowers and fairy lights. *Our primary waiter was in training and he did a fabulous job. *Our meal- brie pastry was an amazing way to start the experience and our entrees of duck (a first for me) and beef tenderloin were expertly prepared, artfully plated and delicious. It was a wonderful place to celebrate our 42nd anniversary. Thank you Lucy and Ed
  10. J

    Jean

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way. The food was superb and the outdoor dining area overlooking the garden was beautiful.
  11. NL

    NicoletteL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the halibut special, fantastic. The lamb is always a hit though!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From our greeting at the door to our departure-five stars. A lovely place for dinner in the mountains. Lamb and halibut both were great!
  13. H

    Harry

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was wonderful. The French onion soup was excellent as was the spinach salad. We had salmon and trout, both of which were a pleasure with interesting seasonings, and the cinnamon ice cream was a treat. The only thing wasn't perfect, was the broccolini which was overcooked. Service was a pleasure and the tables were separated well and we felt comfortable.
  14. p

    pe49

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a special occasion. Especially enjoyed the appetizer and fish.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food service was prompt - chicken slightly underdone
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was excellent. Lovely birthday celebration with free dessert and even a present from the owners. Can’t wait to go back.
  17. BD

    BenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Maggie, was terrific and her sense of humor was most pleasant, entertaining. The kitchen pace was a little off, but she dealt with it rather well.
  18. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going to Glen Ella for over 20 years. Our favorite place for dinner or a getaway.
  19. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very peaceful setting, excellent menu, and friendly, attentive service. Food was excellent. Not the typical restaurant where the primary objective is to eat. This was a nice dining experience.
  20. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted a high quality meal in a lovely atmosphere, and that’s what we got. We don’t do fancy often, but this was worth the splurge.
  21. FF

    FiveFt15

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First time here and was very good although my wife and myself were not comfortable at the table due to being 6'3 and 6' and not able to stretch our legs out due to center post table. No big deal but with legs like we have uncomfortable. Apple bread pudding had a few burned spots on it.
  22. RC

    RonC

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Trout was amazing.
  23. JV

    JannaV

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Hubby ordered the lamb and it was fantastic. Good sized portion. Perry, our server, was awesome. She gave great suggestions and even checked with the chef upon any questions. I ordered the grilled halibut served with risotto. The risotto was outstanding and made the dish. The grilled halibut was a small portion especially compared to the lamb. We started off with salads and shared a crab cake appetizer. With crab currently so expensive there was a good amount of crab to breading ratio. Definitely will be back to try a few more entrees.
  24. RR

    RoseRoswell

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely dining experience. Warm, welcoming staff, good food. Only recommendation to the owner would be to expand the quality of the selections to their wine list. But overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening
  25. GA

    GADiner

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening with exceptional food, attentive service, and quiet ambience. Will definitely return!
  26. HW

    HollyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening! Great food, beautiful surroundings, congenial staff.
  27. RB

    RandallB

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. The beef tenderloin was especially good.
  28. l

    lvs1

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great . Highly recommend the lamb !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our anniversary we planned a last minute overnight getaway. Loved the ambiance, food was wonderful and the Chef even came out to meet us after our meal. Staff was exceptional and very accommodating. Will be back for more tranquility and yummy food:)
  30. RS

    RenyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Great Service. Celebrated Wife's birthday and she received a gift.
  31. EW

    EdmundW

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luxury and Fine Civilization in the Middle of Nowhere! It’s on a dirt road. In the middle of the forest. Beautiful gardens. Heart pine all around you. Stone fireplaces. The chef and the food and the wine and service are like you are in the middle of Manhattan. But the ambiance is so very different. I wish they had liquor. Only beer and wine.
  32. CT

    CarltonT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Love the history of Glen-Ella Springs. Very charming and quiet locations. Love the story of the Inn and how its has been preserved. Food is good and has a good wine selections. We dined for our 32 wedding anniversary and enjoyed the dinner and good bottle of wine.
  33. EB

    ElizabethB

    Jacksonville

    684 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    684 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    May husband and I stayed at Glen-Ella Springs Inn and had dinner outdoors there 2 nights. This was the second night. We each started with the French onion soup - delicious. Then we split the rack of lamb for a $5 up charge (for both of us to have sides of sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts). We had seen the huge portions the night before and had been told how good the lamb was. We were happy with our choice in terms of quality of food and portion size. We selected the Block 9 Pinot Noir to accompany our meal. Abby provided top notch service. Very enjoyable evening!
  34. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Loved all the food!!! The lamb was the best I have ever had!!
  35. M

    Missy

    Atlanta

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service as always was great. The special was Halibut and was delicious. Always a positive experience at Glen Ella. Glad to have it in the area. The scenery is always gorgeous on the grounds.
  36. EB

    ElizabethB

    Jacksonville

    684 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    684 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I were staying at Glen-Ella Springs Inn and reserved dinner for two nights. On the first night, I ordered the trout and he had the special of the evening, Halibut. We split a spinach salad to start and split the chocolate lava cake for dessert. All the food was exceptional as was Maggie's service. My only complaint had to do with the skimpy pours for the glasses of wine that we ordered. Maggie indicated that pours were 5 ounces but the wine glasses were fairly small and heavy glass -- not of the quality I would expect from a restaurant of this calibre. And the pours were less than half a glass; so the visual seemed to be less than 5 ounces and even more telling was the few sips it took for the glass to be empty. But the pleasant outdoor view of the garden, excellent and friendly service, and delicious food made up for that disappointment. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  37. LD

    LaneD

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, extremely well prepared, served in beautiful surroundings by a courteous, attentive staff. The quiet, stunning atmosphère and cuisine reminds me of the great dining experiences that I have had in some of my favorite restaurants in France and Italy.
  38. T

    Thomas

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner, Linda was very efficient and friendly.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Food & service outstanding. Highly recommend.
  40. EC

    EdC77

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and we will absolutely go back. The entire experience was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

1789 Bear Gap Road, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orchard Road

  • Neighborhood

    Clarkesville

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking with handicap access.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lance Nelson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (706) 754-7295

  • Private party facilities

    A private dining room is available in the inn's restaurant which will accommodate up to 35 people. For larger groups, 35 to 140 people, we offer our spacious outdoor open air pavilion. The pavilion has drop down clear view panels as well as heaters for use during winter months. Dozens of menu offerings are available for larger groups providing the ability to create a personalized menu for your group. Facility fee or minimum food charges may be applicable.

  • Private party contact

    Luci Kivett: (706) 754-7295

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