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Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant, Clarkesville, GA

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

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639 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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Booked 3 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

Popular dishes

Menu

$5 Entrée split with additional sides

Starters | Soups | Salads

  • Lump Crab Cakes$15.00

    Sautéed & served over local micro greens With Cajun remoulade

    • Baked Brie$11.00

      In a puffed pastry with sliced apples & caramel sauce

      • French Onion Soup$9.00

        A classic recipe with Vidalia & Red onions topped With a roasted garlic crouton and melted Gruyere

        • Caesar Salad$8.00

          Romaine, fresh Parmesan & croutons tossed in our Caesar dressing

          • Spinach Salad$8.00

            Fresh spinach, dried cranberries, blue cheese & walnuts in a cranberry vinaigrette

            • Scallops$15.00

              Pan seared topped with Romesco sauce on a bed of vegetable orzo

              Classic Entrees

              • Trout$28.00

                Pecan crusted boneless filet with a lemon Sherry gastrique, tri-colored baby carrots and risotto style vegetable couscous

                • Macadamia Chicken$28.00

                  Springer Mountain Farms macadamia encrusted chicken breast with a Dijon-veloute & cranberries, mashed potatoes, & sautéed squash and zucchini (Grilled Chicken option available)

                  • Beef Tenderloin$39.00

                    Grilled to order topped with sautéed mushrooms, demi-glace, mushroom risotto cake, & roasted butternut squash

                    • Salmon$29.00

                      Pan seared topped with a honey garlic glaze, sautéed broccolini and zucchini carrot rice pilaf

                      • Shrimp$29.00

                        Sautéed with lemon, garlic, sundried tomatoes and Cajun Andouille sausage in applewood smoked tomato sauce over parmesan rice grits topped with bacon and scallions

                        • Rack of New Zealand Lamb$37.00

                          Herb-crusted rack of New Zealand lamb with a demi-glace, maple and brown sugar sweet potatoes, & roasted parmesan Brussels sprouts

                          Dessert

                          • Molten Chocolate Cake$9.00

                            • Classic Crème Brûlée$8.00

                              • Apple Bread Pudding$8.00

                                • Ice Cream$7.00

                                  Last updated: May 4, 2022

                                  What 639 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                  5.0
                                  5 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.9Food
                                  • 4.9Service
                                  • 4.9Ambience
                                  • 4.8Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  • Atlanta / Georgia

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                                  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

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                                  1. GW

                                    GregW

                                    Charlotte

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Waitstaff, and food above par. Wife had Trout, I had the Covina (daily special) and would highly recommend. We will return.

                                  2. f

                                    food

                                    Orlando

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The setting is absolutely beautiful! We had French onion soup and scallops for an appetizer. The scallops were cooked perfectly. My husband had the corvina and I had the trout. Both dishes were flavored just right! The sauce was superb!

                                  3. JB

                                    JonathanB

                                    Atlanta

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Had a great time with my bride of 22 years at Glenn-Ella Springs. They treated us like royalty, and the food was excellent!

                                  4. G

                                    Ginger

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Our experience at Glen Ella Springs was exceptional. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere on the back patio overlooking the garden all made for a memorable evening.

                                  5. HB

                                    HollieB

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Always an amazing place to eat. Great service, great food and great ambiance!

                                  6. FV

                                    FrankV

                                    Indiana

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful out of the way place. Great food and service from friendly and gracious people.

                                  7. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Vancouver

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The garden view is very special, make sure to sit outside. Wine pour very generous.

                                  8. i

                                    ilovecars

                                    Atlanta

                                    13 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    13 reviews

                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    We sat outside at the covered patio and it was a very pleasant spring evening. The food was amazing! Two of us had the pecan crusted trout and two had the herb-crusted rack of New Zealand lamb. For dessert we shared a Molten Chocolate Lava Cake that was a perfect ending to an outstanding meal.

                                  9. b

                                    billreedred

                                    Atlanta

                                    79 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    79 reviews

                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Had the boneless trout and it was good The service was excellent It is a little pricey but most restaurants are these days

                                  10. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Atlanta

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on April 19, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely ambiance. Great food. Server was excellent. Even gave us a birthday candle and gift. Definitely will return.

                                  11. L

                                    Lisa

                                    Baltimore

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                    overall5food3service5ambience5

                                    Service, ambiance & atmosphere were fantastic. It was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant with the heat and the fire place. Food taste was very good, scallops & grouper were slightly over cooked, but seasoned perfectly.

                                  12. CK

                                    CindyK

                                    Phoenix

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Lovely setting, historical inn, delicious food! It was my birthday, and they gave me a gift!

                                  13. R

                                    Ramqu

                                    Western NC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 31, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Exceptional! A culinary delight! Would highly recommend Glen Ella Springs Restaurant to anyone desiring a fine dining experience.

                                  14. BH

                                    BrettH

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Reservation was as requested, including special off-menu entree request made in advance. Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. Highly recommend!

                                  15. TW

                                    TomW

                                    Atlanta

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wonderful meal. The service was excellent and the door was great.

                                  16. S

                                    Stan

                                    Atlanta

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Everything about the experience was amazing!

                                  17. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Linda, our server, was very personable. Food was delicious!

                                  18. s

                                    scull8

                                    Tampa

                                    7 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great as always!

                                  19. DW

                                    DebbieW

                                    Atlanta

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food and ambience was wonderful!!

                                  20. CC

                                    CareyC

                                    San Francisco

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Except for a noisy table of 3, we loved the experience. Lovely setting. Great food and service. A great final meal for our trip.

                                  21. NL

                                    NicoleL

                                    Atlanta

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 11, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Limited food choices, but food was very tasty. My husband said the salmon was the best he’s ever had!

                                  22. DD

                                    DanD

                                    Atlanta

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food. Nice facilities. The only negative would be that you can’t bring your own wine.

                                  23. M

                                    Missy

                                    Atlanta

                                    99 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    99 reviews

                                    Dined on February 25, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    A little slice of peaceful paradise in N GA where the atmosphere relaxes you, the service and food are great, and you’ll be happy to get back asap!

                                  24. SM

                                    StacieM

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fabulous! What a treat! Everything was perfect! Will be going back!

                                  25. BK

                                    BearKeys

                                    Tampa

                                    7 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on February 17, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Over a three night stay at the inn we had two dinners in the restaurant. Food and service were outstanding on both occasions.

                                  26. LY

                                    LYNDAB

                                    Atlanta

                                    12 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on February 17, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Our 23rd anniversary! Fantastic food, service and ambience. Our favorite place here in NE GA. Never fails to make for a truly memorable evening and experience. Lamb chops were perfect, filet was amazing. Bravo!👏🏻

                                  27. MP

                                    MaryP

                                    Atlanta

                                    8 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic experience! Our server, Linda, was superb! Knowledgeable, professional and very personable. Great job! We had the sea bass special and the beef tenderloin. Both were excellent. Also the butternut squash soup was really delicious! Finished with a molten lava chocolate cake - so good! Thank you for a lovely evening!

                                  28. EG

                                    EricG

                                    Richmond

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was fantastic, best it has ever been with the new chef and sous-chef. Service was great as always.

                                  29. C

                                    Cheryl

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 4, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Delicious as always! Tried the Butternut squash soup, and it was delicious! My husband had the lamb and said it was fabulous! I had the fish special and it did not disappoint! We just love this place! Celebrated an early Valentine's Dinner! Highly recommend! We have never had a bad meal and the service was outstanding!

                                  30. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Atlanta

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on January 28, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent!

                                  31. C

                                    Chris

                                    Atlanta

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We always have such a wonderful experience at Glen-Ella!

                                  32. V

                                    Vince

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 1, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Glen-Ella Springs is a real gem of a restaurant, and is not to be missed. Fabulous food, outstanding service, and ambiance that can't be beat. It is a bit off the beaten path, but the trip is more than justified. Don't miss it. If there is a more relaxing restaurant with this level of food and service in the Southeast, I haven't found it.

                                  33. JT

                                    JamesT

                                    Las Vegas

                                    8 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on December 30, 2021

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    Food excellent. Wait time for food fairly long. We had she crab soup,crab cakes, ceaser salad, rack of lamb, filet, salmon,trout, and cinnamon ice cream and bread pudding.

                                  34. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Atlanta

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on December 23, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The service was outstanding and our meals were excellent! Our reservation was honored at the time requested. Great place!

                                  35. C

                                    Chattriver

                                    Atlanta

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on December 22, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This is a most outstanding and authentic representation of an 18th century Inn with all the comforts, conveniences, and cuisine of the 21st century. The innkeepers understand their special roles and go all out, all year, all seasons, and for all customers. Bravo!

                                  36. M

                                    Missy

                                    Atlanta

                                    99 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    99 reviews

                                    Dined on December 21, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    What a lovely evening from start to finish! The baked Brie, salads, and tomato basil soup were delicious. The special was Corvina and risotto with brussels, and was top notch! The shrimp and grits were also amazing. We finished with apple bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream was so good! Our server Carly was amazing as well. We love coming here and are lucky to have it in our area!

                                  37. GG

                                    GreenvilleGirl

                                    Charleston

                                    43 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    43 reviews

                                    Dined on December 21, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    What an amazing restaurant. On par with the very best in larger cities such as Boston (where I am from) or New York. Beautiful atmosphere, creative and delicious food and impeccable service. A 5 star 🌟 experience. Thank you for a memorable evening.

                                  38. JB

                                    JonathanB

                                    Atlanta

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on December 17, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wonderful experience! We brought some friends and it was their first time. They absolutely loved it! Great service, food, atmosphere, and experience!

                                  39. LM

                                    LaurieM

                                    Washington DC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 15, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Found the Glen-Ella Inn on Google. Decided to stay at the Inn and because of it's location we decided to have dinner in the restaurant. Everything was wonderful, the food, the ambiance, the service. Even the prices were reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

                                  40. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Atlanta

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                                    overall3food3service5ambience4

                                    Christmas dinner with friends

                                  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 5 stars by 639 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                  Booked 3 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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