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About Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant
Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant is open to the public and inn guests beginning at 5:30 pm. Offering one of the finest dining experiences in 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. Recognized as one of the Top Dining Destinations in the state, Glen-Ella Springs Inn has long been recognized as a north Georgia favorite.
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Evenings: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday through Saturday.
Please contact the restaurant directly to confirm availability.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking with handicap access.
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
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Special menus are created and offered on New Year's Eve and Valentines Day. Be sure to make your reservation early to ensure you get your preferred time to dine with us.
Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We had the most wonderful dinner at Glen-Ella Springs! It was everything you hope for when you book a special dinner, wonderfully prepared seasonal dishes, friendly well-paced service in a elegant but warm space (or on the outdoor patio looking out on the lovely grounds).
My husband raved about his choice of the evening special surf n' turf, amberjack with a pork roulade, but I think my lamb won dish of the night. The New Zealand lamb was cooked perfectly, and was so tender and meaty, it was really amazing! The hand churned ice cream and peach/apricot cobbler was so good, the only regret is that I agreed to share it with my husband.
If you can, plan to spend the night at the Inn. It is such a special place, absolutely beautiful surroundings, historic building, comfortable rooms and you
can enjoy the included delicious breakfast the next morning on the outdoor patio. The fresh baked breads, eggs and french toast casserole were delicious and sent us home with smiles on our faces.
If you are in the NW Georgia area, don't pass up the opportunity to experience a meal or stay at
We stayed at the Inn for a night to celebrate a birthday. The Inn is lovely; well cared for, country-cozy, beautiful grounds, and wonderful staff.
The restaurant was quiet, filled with other guests and one private party. The ambiance is what you'd expect at a country inn. The 2 small dining rooms had stone fireplaces, flowers on the tables, soft music. Watercolors of local sight and towns graced the walls.
My husband and I both had one of two dinner specials- a " Surf and turf" of Alaskan halibut and pork tenderloin, with a berry salsa.This was accompanied by a succotash of corn, tomatoes, and okra. A deep fried jalapeño risotto cake was also on our plates. A lot of different flavors, but it worked, and was delicious.
I started my meal with a peach and goat cheese cold soup; my husband had the warm spinach sales. Both were excellent.
Dessert was a (big!!!!) dish of homemade peach-blueberr ice cream. Superb!
We shared a bottle of excellent Italian wine, from their very good wine list.
The next morning, at the complimentary breakfast for Inn guests, we had terrific eggs and bacon, and a French toast casserole that was out of this world.
Yo go to a small, country inn to relax and get away from it all. Having a restaurant that would be a destination in itself is a plus.
If you live in Georgia, North or South Carolina, or anywhere really, make time to stay at this charming inn.
We have been coming here for years and this was the first time we had to send food back. We were a group of 4 and 2 meals had to go back to get cooked more. Most unusual. It was a Saturday night and they were very busy perhaps that was the problem, it took us 2.5 hours to complete our meal.
Beautiful setting with the best food and service available anywhere. This will be our first choice for all our special occasions and fine dinning outings. We were more than pleased with the dining experience. We will recommend Glen-Ella Springs to all our friends and neighbors!
Wonderful dinner! Service was excellent. The food as well. I had the trout and my husband had the lamb chops. The portions are very generous. My husband said the french onion soup was the best he's ever had. We also had the crabcake appetizer which was full of lump crab. This was our second time here. I would definitely order the trout again. Wish we would've had room for dessert.
We were celebrating out 37th wedding anniversary. We dined outside by the garden. The birds were active, many plants were blooming and the atmosphere was very peaceful.
Our waitress, Ashley, was very observant and always had our water and wine refilled. The food was amazing.
Friends recommended Glenn- Ella Springs to us and we will definitely recommend to others.
We love Glen-Ella! The food is consistently top notch and the staff is always extremely attentive and friendly. This trip the inn keeper and family were dining at a neighboring table and it was great to see that every table got the same attention and service that the owners received.
My husband and I ate at Glen-Ella Springs restaurant two nights in a row while staying at the inn. Every dish is beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious - and this comes from one who considers herself a foodie. All the staff at Glen-Ella are super nice, the service was great and the atmosphere was romantic without being formal or stuffy . Wish we could eat like this every night!
Absolutely amazing. Wonderfully prepared and beautiful to look at. As good as any place we have ever eaten. We had breakfast 3 mornings and dinner twice during our stay at the inn, and every meal was delicious. The chef specials each evening were well worth the trip.
We have stayed numerous times to celebrate special occasions and are never disappointed. This is a historic Inn with a gourmet resturant. Dinner is something to look forward to enjoying. We had the Rack of Lamb as did many others. The owners, Ed and Luci Kivett, are quite charming. Inn is about an hour an a half drive from Atlanta. Check out their web site for information about rooms, menus, special packages, etc.
Normally I would give Glen Ella 5's across the board. We raved to foodie friends how great it is and brought them with us and it was good just not as outstanding as usual. New chef? Maybe, my usual rack of lamb presentation was not as perfect as many times before, it was prepared well but just different. The seasonal salad was ok and has always been great, a bit too smoky which it didn't need. We will go back again, it remains my favorite place but I hope things get back to 5 star review worthy.
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